Are you ready to move up the Mary Kay Career Path? The Red Jacket Force makes up the top 6% of Mary Kay Cosmetics. They are the “middle management” so to speak. They are raising up leaders as they are raising up themselves as leaders. But what is expected of a Red Jacket? Is Red for you? Keep reading to see some myths about being in Red either proven or busted so you can make an informed decision if you want to promote yourself.
Myth: Reds make more money
TRUE! Red Jackets make a commission paid to them directly from the company ranging from 4-13%, as well as team building bonuses. These commissions are paid via direct deposit to your bank account or a Mary Kay Commissions card managed by Citi Bank.
Myth: You can only be in Red if you want to continue on to directorship
FALSE! Although many women who move into Red do so as a necessary step up the Career Path, some are content staying in their Red status. It gives them an opportunity to mentor without the full responsibility of a director and earn some extra money. Reds are not required to handle new consultant training, inventory talks or holding a weekly meeting for their team. Again, some do go these extra steps as training to move up, but this is not required.
Myth: Reds have to enter DIQ once they have 10+ team members
FALSE! DIQ is something you submit for, not automatically granted to you like a prize. You can submit once you have 10+ team members, but a Red jacket could recruit 50 women and still not submit for DIQ.
Myth: Reds cannot earn Career Cars
FALSE! Many Red Jackets who don’t wish to pursue directorship are free car drivers and have the Grand Achiever Chevy Cruze. However, you cannot achieve Premier Club or Pink Cadillac without debuting as a Sale Director
Myth: Reds have to present themselves as leaders
FALSE! Once you achieve Red it’s natural to want to wear your Red Jacket and pursue the leadership and mentoring opportunities that come with it. But if you aren’t interested in wearing the Red Jacket or receiving recognition for it you can still recruit new consultants! You just wouldn’t accept any of the opportunities that arise when you are Red, such as assisting your director in training at weekly meetings or running skin care classes at meetings.
Now that you’ve hopefully set your mind at ease, how do you become a Red Jacket? It’s easy! When you have 3+ active team members you are a Red Jacket. That’s only 15 sharing appointments to sign 3!!! Check out the Additional Resources page for some options on sharing appointments, and the Career Path page to learn the difference in levels of Red Jacket!