Students pay school cost with sales of Mary Kay

Lesa Jarding

Lesa Jarding

Two college students have found a unique way to pay their way through college. Lacey Roland and Amy Christie have both started their own business. The two sell Mary Kay cosmetic products.

“It’s a great way to earn extra money and has taught me how to deal with real-life situations,” said Roland.

“I loved the products and had the opportunity to purchase them for half the price,” said Christie.

The two have been operating their own businesses for the past few years. Each spends a few hours each week handling orders, doing paperwork and visiting with customers.

“I can create my own work schedule, which is nice. I set my own appointments, so my business all depends on how much I am willing to work and put into it,” said Roland.

“I have about 100 clients and keep products on hand. It’s fun,” said Christie.

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