My Week in Younique – Viva España

Hola España! Welcome and here we go with another short update My Week in Younique – talking new team mates, a new territory, si España, and the return of Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation (well, sort of…) Read on, lovely.

Younique Says “Hola Espana”

If I was a betting woman I’d have won the bet on the next territory we’d launch in. It made perfect sense as we first had Germany, then France and next up it’s Espana – or Spain for those who do not hablo espanol. Of course!
Hola Espana - Younique Launches in Spain 2016

If you’re in Spain, you’ll be able to Join Younique in a matter of weeks! How wonderful is that? España – if you are looking for a sponsor then I’d love to have you. If you want some more info on How to Find a Younique Sponsor read that first.

WELCOME TO THE ATEAM CARI

Yesterday I was delighted to welcome Cari the newest team member to #JointheAteam – from Nevada. This after welcoming Tabitha, also in America, recently too!

Welcome Cari

One of the most wonderful thing about Younique is getting to make friends around the world. Look forward to getting to know these latest recruits in the coming weeks and months and hope that they love Younique as much as I do.

ORDER TOUCH FOUNDATION FAST

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the Younique Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation. It was out for a few months, then it went a bit viral and sold out in every shade. I blogged that the Younique Foundation is back – already this week so I won’t go too much into that but the very good news is that for a limited time only you can order the foundation right now in the Cloud 9 Collection.

Liquid Foundation - Ltd Time Only - Cloud 9

Personally I can’t wait for my Cloud 9 collection to arrive because I was already in need of a new Dainty (one of my faves of all Younique products), the Addiction Palette number 1 because I hadn’t been able to purchase it and to replace my Ritzy lipstick because I think I had left mine in California. So all that plus the new travel-size makeup bag makes me very excited indeed.

That’s about all for this week. Don’t forget we have a “Free Shipping” offer going on this month – on orders over a certain amount. That’s February’s Younique Kudos. So happy shopping, you’re welcome!

Younique February 2016 Kudos - FREE SHIPPING

I leave you with a happy “bienvenidos España”. Hope to see you on my team soon, chica! xo

Oh before I go, let me leave you with a new video this week “¡Younique va a España!”:

Visit the archive of all My Week in Younique posts.

Younique FAQs – Questions about Joining, PRS & Being Paid

Questions about Younique - joining, PRS, commissions, paying presenters

If you were searching for more information about Younique, joining the family, how it works, how you earn money, and how you’re paid, then you’ve come to the right place. This is a follow on, (with some overlap), of two previous posts 5 FAQs about Joining Younique – Part 1 and More FAQs about Younique – Part 2.

JOINING YOUNIQUE: How to join, find/choose a sponsor

How to Join Younique

“How to Become a Younique Presenter” (AKA “How to Join Younique”)

To join Younique, you need to first locate a sponsor to sign up under. There is a recent post which may help you in how to go about how to find a  Younique sponsor. There a few things to consider on that score, so it’s worth a read to determine which Younique sponsor to choose for you.

Also, just as an aside, you generally don’t need to contact the sponsor first. I’ve had a handful of my last ten or so recruits who just signed up without even speaking to me. If they’re lead to join my team, then I am most happy to have them! I suspect any Younique presenter would feel much the same. You can’t change Younique sponsor once you’ve joined so do take a moment to monitor them online – and if you do have some questions email before signing up. I have had at least half a dozen emails this year already from people saying they’re not happy with their sponsor but really the sponsor won’t make or break you if you’re determined to work Younique as a business. Read that article to see what I mean by that!

“If I join Younique, will an agent ring me?”

Probably not. They might. I have run someone who’s joined my team but mostly I email straight away (as soon as possible) to welcome them and give them my details should they wish to speak before embarking on their Younique journey. But no, generally it’s not done by phone. Besides I have recruits signing up from the UK, US, Australia and have had Canada. So your sponsor can be anywhere – not necessarily in the country you’re in so email tends to work well.

That all being said, if it were my team the person wanted to join and they asked if I could ring them, then I most certainly would!

“How old do you have to be to sell Younique?”

You need to be 18 years old to join Younique. You can however have a parent sign up on your behalf and then transfer ownership once you are of age. Seems to me it’d be a good mother-daughter business. Or perhaps big sister, which I’d assume would work too, but ask Younique about that just to be 100% certain.

YOUNIQUE MONEY: How much you get paid, how you get paid, commisions, royalties

Now we’re getting into the exciting bit that you’re probably most curious about. I know that I was!

How does younique pay presenters?

“How does Younique pay its presenters?”

One of the best bits about Younique is that from the moment you sign up and place an order (through one of your own party links), you receive 20% commission immediately. That’s all of your sales as well as anyone else who shops through your site. Three hours later you get paid into a Payquicker account.

One person asked what sort of discount Younique gets expecting it to be on items in their shopping cart but that’s now how it works. You receive your commissions three hours after paying the full price for the products. You don’t buy discounted makeup!

I recently did a blog about Younique presenter levels and commission which I would urge you to read to understand more fully. Younique presenters all start at 20% commission and rise up to 30% from Green level onwards. (Read that post which talks about each stage)

“How does the Younique MasterCard work?”

Again this is a question that will have been previously asked and answered, but essentially, you get all commissions paid into your PayQuicker account and once you reach 50 PRS*, your card will automatically be sent out to you. (*PRS stands for Personal Retail Sales – and generally equates to one dollar. More on that below).

The Younique card is a MasterCard so you can spend it in a variety of ways:

  • grab coffees, treats, or meals out with it
  • pick up your groceries
  • fill up your petrol/gas tank
  • buy your train, subway or bus pass
  • pay bills
  • shop online

You can also download funds right into your bank account, which I did for a year, but now I’d personally not recommend doing that – as you get charged quite a hefty fee for doing that (which seems a bit bonkers to me but that’s PayQuicker’s prerogative). Downloading into your bank account here in the UK is £2.37 where as shopping online the charge is only fifteen pence which is a lot better! So now I only shop online with it. I’ve it linked up in my Amazon account and have had quite a few shopping sprees with it lately!

Anyway, regardless, that card’s handy-as-heck to have in your wallet, let me tell you.

“Can I make money with Younique?” (UK) (Also known as: “How much income do you make as a new Younique presenter?”)

Sorry lovelies, we are not allowed to talk about numbers and figures unfortunately. Besides, it’s all going to depend on what you sell!

Remember you start by earning 20% on everything from the moment you sign up.

Once you’ve achieved Yellow status (e.g. 1000 PRS which is around £700 pounds) you’ll go up to 25%. I achieved Yellow in the first month or so. Some months

Since I joined Younique, I’ve done “really good” some months, “pretty good” other months, and on some I’ve made nothing!

Will you make money straight away? Profit? Probably not. I really doubt it (just being honest here). I mean you might, some sure do, but in my personal experience (and that of my team) it’s a slow burn.

In short, I’d not recommend signing up only for the money. But if you want to sign up for that, discounted makeup, making new friends and learning loads every single day (about makeup, owning your own business, marketing, and yourself) then this is for sure a good option!

That’s about all I can really say on that score! But you can read more about my experience in My Year in Younique to get the low down on how it’s really been for me!
What is Younique PRS?

“How does Younique PRS Work?” (aka How much Younique do you have to sell to make 125 PRS?”)

Once again PRS stands for “Personal Retail Sales” with Younique. 125 is what you, as a Younique presenter, need to sell to remain active – every 90 days.

As I said, PRS really is just based on US dollars, so that 125 is about 5 mascaras’ worth. (4.5  really but you can’t sell four and a half mascaras – so aim for 5!)

Personally I aim, and suggest my team does too, to do that every single month (even double that) – but really you only have to do that on a rolling three-month cycle.

I’ve heard some past presenters whine “it’s hard” because other presenters have started up in their town, village, area, whatever, but to my mind, that’s what makes it hard. Thinking it’s hard. There are dozens of presenters here in the Central Belt of Scotland (and in the Bay Area when I am home in California) and I never stop to think about them.

Heck, I sold 2 mascaras* alone this week – simply by having them with me in my bag! So it’s not really rocket science. Also sold a Splurge Cream Eye Shadow too – so this has been a great week (in addition to a few sales on my website).

Note*: Though all you ever have to buy in Younique is your own kit, I do tend to recommend that people have some 3D lashes on hand (3-5 minimum), if not in your hand bag, then at home. Not all of my team members opt to do that, but I would recommend they did!

Younique FAQs Summary

Well that about wraps up another of my Younique FAQs post for you. There are dozens of questions each week that are coming in which I try to address here as often as possible.

If you need a sponsor, and have any  more questions still, then please feel free to reach out to me (3Dlashes (at) youniquebythea.com). Or if you’re ready to join my team just click on the big green box below.
#JoinetheAteam - Younique by Thea

You can contact me first – or just join my team – either way’s 100% fine! If you’re led to join my team then I’d love to have you!

If you do want to join Younique but don’t fancy my team – here is some advice on How to Find a Younique Sponsor – with some things to look out for before signing.

Finally, if you already have joined Younique and  have questions, your first port of call should be your sponsor or upline.

Failing that, I will try to help you if I can…but really my energy has to be focused on my own team as a priority. That makes sense, right?

Thanks for reading.

How to Find a Younique Sponsor

How to find a Younique Sponsor - Younique by TheaWondering How to Find a Younique Sponsor?

Did you end up here because you’re wondering how to find a Younique Sponsor that suits you? Need to know how to join Younique but not really sure where to start? Have a few more questions about sponsors before taking the plunge? Let me see if I can offer some guidance by sharing some of the questions that I have been getting since joining Younique myself…

But first…

Recruiting Youniques – Peaks and Valleys

Because of the holidays, it’d been quiet in terms of my recruiting. Actually January sales were a bit dead too, I won’t lie to you…

It’d been maybe two months since I had someone join my team* – and only a few of my gals in the company have had recruits too.

But once January kicked in, properly, so did the queries about joining Younique. Hoorah!

Guess it makes sense that things are quiet over the holiday period. People are wrapped up with festivities and/or they’re strapped (financially). Once payday rolls around, let the recruiting begins!

Anyway I noticed a huge spike in many of my Younique posts about joining us, (especially on this post here that you may have seen?), and so I thought it might be a good time to answer some of these questions that I’ve been getting lately about finding a sponsor. I figure if one person has had it – there are bound to be others so here we go!

FAQs About Younique Sponsors

When the following are in quotes, they are real questions copied and pasted. In other cases, without quotes, they were paraphrased or amalgamated, from several on the same topic!

1. “Could you advise me if you require a sponsor to join Younique and if so how I go about this?”

Yes, you need to have a sponsor in order to join Younique. You can choose to find one on the map on the Yoounique products website.

You can simply Google “younique sponsor near me” (or whatever) to find one, OR you can #jointheateam now. (PS: That’s my team, Thea Team, aka The A team! Well, I had to say that, right?)

2. “Does it Matter Where Your Younique Sponsor Lives?”

This is actually a very common question

If it does to you, then yes, but realistically-speaking, not in this day and age.

Personally speaking, I have recruits in the US, Canada, Australia and England, and I am based in Glasgow (or Northern California for part of the year).

With Younique you can work your business wherever you are (as long as we are in that region) and you sign up under or have people sign up under you from anywhere! How cool is that?

Yep, I have a truly global company right now! 🙂

I signed up under a woman in the Scottish Highlands, who was a friend-of-a-friend. I had never met her but had spoken to her on the phone.

She has since left the business, so I was then placed under her sponsor who I don’t really know too well, but hey, she’s there if I need her.

3. “I am wanting to know if it is better to go under a black sponsor or white (does it matter) what kind of sponsor I have?”

Wow, this is an excellent question, which I heard today, in fact. Here’s what I told her (though slightly edited):

I personally think you should just pick whoever resonates with you…to be honest.

Once you’re in, you will gradually gravitate toward some higher ups. Find someone whose willing to mentor/coach you – if you need it!

I suppose I’d say go with someone who is ambitious, and is actively working their business, so probably not white or even yellow really. Chose Pink or above.

That said, whites and yellows have to get some recruits to promote up – so that’s not a hard and fast rule either. Follow your gut!

Welcome Sharon - she's the latest to #jointheateamOn that note, what I’ve done to help any of my recruits, who are proactively working their business, is I’ve had some recruits sign up under them*.

If I see someone starting out who’s working their business and struggling to get recruits for whatever reason, and I know they really want to promote up, I essentially give them my recruits! That’s why I’ve personally not had any new recruits for a while (until today when I welcomed Sharon my team).

I’m in the process of writing an interesting, if a little controversial, blog about sponsors and uplines. Look out for that one soon, but in the meantime, I’d say it doesn’t hugely matter who your sponsor is, as your success will ultimately be down to you.

There are so many Younique FB groups to join, a good “back office”, loads of webinars and youtube videos…

If anything, it’s like trying to drink a sip of water from a fire hydrant (there’s that much Younique stuff out there).

I believe you’ll find your path. You’ll find the people and the channels to work your business your way, if you want to.

So no you are not necessarily better off signing up under a Black vs Blue for instance.

4. Does my sponsor make money off me?

This is asked a lot in a variety of ways (so therefor not in actual quotes).

Basically I believe the question is “Do you as my sponsor benefit by me joining your team?”

The answer is a tricky one. It’s actually a yes and no response!

I don’t make any money off of someone just joining my Younique team.

  • As a sponsor, I don’t make money on you joining and simply buying your kit.
  • I only make money when I start to qualify for pink and above. So if I qualify for pink, blue, green etc…I make varying percentages on my whole downline – that’s my recruits and theirs too. (Yippee)
  • So really how you start to make any real money with Younique is, you have to sell the basic requirements for each level (e.g. for pink and blue 250 personal sales, green and orange 500 personal sales on up…) – as well as to help my team promote up too. With Younique, you can’t promote up past Yellow – without having a team, and you can’t really earn on your team until you start promoting to the higher levels.
  • I’ve had several recruits join my team and then never sell anything at all, and then drop off.

    So they didn’t benefit me at all.

Incidentally, for every ten or so who join my team – two or three seem to actually work their business.

More than a year later, I’ve finally started to get a team of women who are working Younique, and that benefits me, which is awesome.

If you hope to make some real money with Younique, then you have essentially two ways – 1) you will need to recruit well and train them to recruit too…or 2) you will need to be a rock star seller – who sells, sells, sells tons of products!

5. “My sponsor resigned, and corporate filled in the blank with another person. Can this be changed? Can I be part of your team? Do you have any idea how that would work? Can you make that happen as an up line person?”

Oh boy, I sure wish I could! My own sponsor resigned too as I said, and they simply re-assigned me to her sponsor. That is just how it works. I’ve had several people expressing dismay with their sponsors lately…I wish it were just so simple to say “move over to mine”!

Sadly it’s not.

The thing is folks, you don’t really know how your sponsor will be until you sign up with them.

To be honest, I am pretty sure I too would not have “100% approval rating”!

Not everyone will love my ways, and so they go looking for other Youniques to show them the way.

That’s the good thing about Younique – if you have a sponsor you’re not totally enamoured with you, then there are other people out there to lean on for support or learn from.

Bottom line? Your success is not down to the sponsor you choose so don’t over think it.

Yes they can be helpful and supportive, true, but if they are not, it’s your job to find your support elsewhere.

As I have said, there are masses of groups on FB, webinars and tutorials, articles, blogs and so forth.

Your sponsor really won’t be in charge of your success (or failure).

What you really ought to hope for in a sponsor is someone to lean on when you need some help, advice, or who will prop you up when you feel like giving up (and honestly there are days when all of us feel like giving up…and some actually do!)

You need to persevere in this business – it’s not an easy one. You may want to check out My Year in Younique – for more info on my personal journey.

 Do You Need a Younique Sponsor?

If you need a Younique sponsor and feel like I might be it, then go ahead and jointheateam now! You don’t have to clear it with you. If you feel led to join my team then I am super happy to have you!

#JoinetheAteam - Younique by Thea

If you want to ask more questions about Younique, then please feel free to get in touch here on the blog, via email 3dlashes (at) youniquebythea.com or ring me on my US (408 353 0434) or UK  (0141 416 1492) numbers – if you’re more of a phone person. Old school! You can reach out seven days. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

If you have a sponsor already and have questions please try them first! That’s what they’re there for!

A Relaxed but Supportive Younique Sponsor

As a Younique sponsor, please know that I don’t push or prod my team at all. Well, unless they tell me they want me to. 🙂

At the end of the day, when you sign up with Younique, it’s your business to work or not work. I’m not your boss. It’s not my job to make anyone work, or sell or recruit. That’s down to the individual. You do what works for you!

I do let my team know that I am here for them any time, and I can do video coaching any time eg via Google Hangouts.

If you decide you’d rather go for a black status presenter or someone more local to you – then that’s fine too!

Please just find someone who’s working their business, who you feel sells well online (in a non-spammy way!) and be prepared to do your own thing if they turn out to be disappointing in anyway!

That even holds true if you join my team too! 😉

Thanks for reading!

Here is my archive of all My Week in Younique posts – which may help you too!