It wasn’t like me to get involved with any sort of direct sales company. Not because I don’t like them, but mostly because I didn’t know enough about how they work behind the scenes. I recently became an independent artist for Maskcara Beauty, a makeup company developed by former beauty blogger, Cara Brooks. I enrolled the end of January 2017, just two weeks after her sales program started. I hit the enroll button very impulsively but based on what I already knew about Cara and her brand, I felt confident in the decision I was making.
Cara Brooks started out as a beauty blogger and I followed her for a long time. When she came out with her first ever contouring palette she visited the city near me and did a makeup class. I attended it, I bought the makeup, I liked the makeup, I fell in love. Fast forward three years later and I saw on social media that she was coming out with her Independent Artist program and I paused. Why did this opportunity make me pause versus all the other direct sales opportunities that I was faced with on social media every day? I all of the sudden really wanted to become an artist for Maskcara Beauty, “I think I can do this”, I thought to myself. I clicked over to her website and just pretended like I wanted to join for a moment. I clicked all the necessary buttons to begin signing up and a message popped up that said, “enrollment is unavailable”. I finally got the courage to do something out of my comfort zone and they wouldn’t let me! What was going on? I messaged the girl that had first posted about the artist program and asked if enrollment would be opening again soon and she told me it would in the next few days. So for the next few days that is all I could think about. “Do I really wanna do this?” I thought, “is this something that I can even be good at?”. I love makeup and love all things beauty so as long as I was passionate about it then I knew I’d become good at it.
The next day that girl messaged me back and told me that enrollments were opening again that night at 7pm, I had to make my decision! I set the alarm on my phone for 6:55pm so I could make a final decision and go get on my computer. I didn’t know how long enrollments would be open so I wanted to make sure I signed up right away. 7:00pm came. I hesitated for a moment because it was so out of my comfort zone to do this. I am not a professional at makeup and I am not a salesperson! But I did it, I signed up! My first thought was, “What did I just do!”.
My husband was out of town for business. I was not going to tell him that I signed up for a direct sales company! He has always been such a skeptic when it comes to multi-level marketing, just like most people are, and I was a little too. But I tell you, this was different; I had a really good feeling about this! The next day or two I started getting confident and was telling myself that I was going to give this 110%. I texted one of my good friends who has done very well with DoTerra, another direct sales business. After a few questions she really encouraged me and gave me hope.
When my hubby got home from his work trip, I knew I had to break the news to him. He is a very supportive husband and has always supported me on all my crazy adventures (which, if you’ve been following me for a while, you know I like to mix it up a lot!). I knew when I told him that he would be supportive, I was just anxious to see what his initial reaction would be! I slowly told him, I think he thought I was going to tell him that something horrible had happened because of how long it was taking the words to come out of my mouth!! Overall, he was excited for me. He was a little shocked that I had joined an MLM but I told him all the reasons why I felt like it was the right fit for me and he seemed to agree.
Since then, we have both been quite impressed with not only the experience so far, but with the company and how great they are to work with. There were just a few reasons why I first joined, but after being an artist for over six months now I can think of countless reasons why I am glad I joined! I am going to share some why I am glad I decided to be an artist for Maskcara Beauty, then you can click over to ALL ABOUT BECOMING AN ARTIST FOR MASKCARA and read more.
Why I became as artist for Maskcara Beauty
- The sales program of the company is only 6 months old!
- Maskcara makeup is amazing in every way. Saves time, money, space, and sanity
- It’s the fastest-growing direct sales company in the US
- The fee is low to join
- Maskcara provides customer loyalty which means once you have a customer, they’re yours for life
- Supportive and helpful artist community
- Great leaders/mentors to help
- High commission bases and great bonuses
- No monthly sales minimum
- Only just over 2,500 artists enrolled
- Cara, the creator, is very involved and provides training
- Personal orders count towards monthly sales
- Because the company is growing at an amazing rate, sales will increase rapidly as well as commissions
- NOTHING TO LOSE!
I am so glad that I took a leap of faith and joined Maskcara as an artist. I made the decision, ran with it, and have never looked back. I have learned so much, met some amazing people, and have quickly turned it into a business to bring in a great income for side money. If you’re ready to take the leap, I know you won’t regret it. See all about how to enroll as an artist on my HOW TO ENROLL post. You can also follow my makeup page on instagram > Instagram.com/SweetMaskcara