I started my Mary Kay business like so many others, NERVOUS yet EXCITED! 

When Mary Kay found me I was a wife and Homeschool mom of four daughters between the ages of 3 and 13. Although I loved being home with them, we needed extra income and I had a choice to make. I could get a full time job and lose the ability to be available to my children or start a home based business that could give me the flexible schedule I needed. I really would never have guessed that the opportunity I was looking for would have been found in Mary Kay. To be quite honest, I had tried other home businesses, and really didn’t think Mary Kay would be any different so I said ‘NO’ to my recruiter for over a year! Never giving up on me, she finally got me to attend an event with her and I got excited!  After seeing all the positive women, the FUN that they had, and the money they were making, I became curious to know more. So I read Mary Kay’s autobiography and fell in love with her heart! I had always had a passion and desire to make an impact in the lives of others and I believed that God had a plan and purpose for me that went beyond my home and my community. 

I have four daughters

Problem was, I didn't know ANYONE I could sell to because I was new to the area. Then I found out that Mary Kay teaches you everything you need to know, and how to find leads!  And anyone that is teachable and coachable can also learn the simple steps to be a success.  

Second problem was that I didn’t have the money to get started and buy a kit.

We were already behind on our monthly bills. But I knew that in order for things to change in our lives, we needed to change some things in our lives and do something different.

Although naturally shy, I have always been a make a way, find a way kind of gal.  So on faith I used our electric bill money and I opened a business with Mary Kay Cosmetics. I joined nervous, shy, short on time and knowing few people.  But, I joined with a dream.  A dream that I could change my life and ultimately impact the lives of others.  


Kara Norman and Amber Norman

I picked up my kit on a Wednesday, and did my first party on that Friday and with absolutely NO training, I sold almost $600 to 4 women and got REALLY excited!  I thought, WOW just imagine when I know what I am doing!

I really wouldn’t have believed that God’s plan would have unfolded through Mary Kay Cosmetics, but I soon realized that not only was Mary Kay the perfect place for me to make money, and have a flexible schedule, but also gave me the opportunity to make in impact in the lives of others with a company that held the same values as mine of putting God first, Family Second, and Career third.

One thing I have learned since being involved in Mary Kay is that you have unlimited income potential and that if you would work as hard for yourself as you do for someone else you could be a wealthy person.  Don't get me wrong, I know being wealthy doesn't buy happiness, but having extra money gives you choices and with choices comes the freedom to impact the lives of your family and the world around you. 



My husband is Corbit and we have been married since 1992. Here we are at our daughters' weddings this fall.

I had heard there were more women earning over $100k/year in Mary Kay than in any other company in America and I met several who claimed to make $10k and $20k a month, and that gave me hope.  I also knew that if 3 million people sold Mary Kay, it couldn't possibly be a scam.  3 million people don't get involved in something that's a scam.

About 1 year into my Mary Kay journey I made the decision that I was ready to really build my business and during the next four months, built a team of over 30 women, became a Sales Director placing me in the top 2% of the company and earning my first FREE Car!!

In today's unsteady economy, all women need a Plan B income and Mary Kay is a great plan B for women of all ages! Mary Kay awards over 300 free cars every month and 75% of those cars go to women who are also working full-time jobs.

Now, I don't tell this to you to impress you, but just to impress upon you, that Mary Kay can be an excellent source of income when you need it to be.  My highest check in one month has been over $6500. If you need to make an extra $1000, $2000, $3000 this month, it is VERY possible and realistic and you can fit it in between your kids, your job and your busy schedule. 

Autumn Sheridan married to Jeffrey Sheridan

Today, I lead a team of incredible women in multiple states!!  My passion and mission is to empower women to achieve their dreams without limits by making connections, inspiring hearts and building relationships!  I believe all women should live completely debt-free lives so they have choices. “Choices to live without boundaries, to buy homes, to go on vacations and to be able to give back to others frequently, generously and anonymously.”

Our unit is made up of women from all professions!!  We are busy professionals, nurses, stay-at-home moms, teachers, grandmas, successful entrepreneurs and college students. There is no cookie cutter for a successful Mary Kay lady.  Any woman with determination and faith can be a success. 

Mary Kay has made me a more confident person, a more positive thinker and has taught me how to successfully manage and run my own business. It has been better than any self-improvement, entrepreneurship or leadership course I could have ever taken in college.

Kaela Revell married to Alex Revell

Today, I don't have a BOSS!  I set my own hours and work my business around my life.  I wake up when I want, I go away when I feel like it and I can spend time with by husband, my children and the ones I love.  Don't get me wrong, I still work hard, but it's on my own terms. I feel blessed to be able to share with other women that you truly can have it all: You can be home, you can be a wonderful mother, an amazing wife and you can run your own lucrative business. Most importantly my priorities have remained and I am able to keep faith first, family second and my career third.  

Maybe you are reading this and thinking that you want to help others, learn how to be an entrepreneur, make more friends or overcome your shyness.  Or maybe you need to make an extra $200 a week or you have a desire to make millions so you can give back to others. Mary Kay can be the answer to your prayers.