its actually not a pyramid set up.. it may seem like it, but you actually don't make money off of any of the other people and you also can go higher than the person who recruited you, its very much individual sales. The only thing "pyramid" about it is that I get another paycheck from mary kay if I have a team member, but it has nothing to do with what the team member makes or anything so it doesnt affect them at all, its a completely seperate appreciation transaction from mary kay. So, just to clarify it isnt pyramid. I don't like pyramid businesses, been in a few and its crap and I never did make any money.
So far with mary kay I've got a couple random appreciation prizes in the mail, and I have one team member and so I get a 25$ check from mary kay for that but it doesnt have anything to do with my team member. I signed up for my starter kit for only 75$ and got $600 worth in product, and anything I do after that is a 90% buy back garuntee, for me and and 100% for any customer. I purchased a few things for myself after I got my kit so I could get anything I wanted at cost, but occasionally my family or friends will buy a few things.
But mary kay is actually the only thing I've ever had success with as far as "selling" things. I don't do the whole party things either, I just kind of have open options to anyone intersted in the products but I don't try to shove it down their throats, it is what it is and if someone wants it they do if not that's fine.
But that's my experience so far
You've got to give something you've never gave,
To get something you've never had. - Pat Parelli