UPDATED 2020: Am currently still a presenter but not marketing the products or actively sponsoring any longer. If you need a hands-off sponsor then I’m your gal.
5 FAQs of Joining Younique – Part 1
Here are 5 FAQs about Joining Younique that might help you determine wether it’s right for you.
Hey I’m Thea a Blue Exemplary Younique Presenter here to help if you are here because you’re considering joining Younique and need a sponsor. Decided it would be good to go over some questions you may have in a series of FAQs. There are a few more relevant links at the bottom now too!
Let’s see, for starters, I’ve been a Younique presenter since the UK launch Nov 1, 2014. Here are a few questions I had, or heard, since joining Younique.
When I first learned about the “Younique opportunity”, frankly it all sounded “too good to be true”. The flexible hours. Work from home (or wherever you want). Products that sell themselves (15,000+ lashes sell every day?) Cheap entry costs for a well-stocked presenter’s kit. Let’s not forget the whole Instant Royalties…aka “Get paid daily” thing (which seems a wee bit misleading to me, so I prefer “Get paid just hours after every sale”, 3 hours after, but hey that’s just me).
As I say, it all just sounded soooo great, but a little too easy. I was skeptical about joining Younique so like any prospective recruit I researched – a lot! If you’re reading this, you’re doing your due diligence too. Good for you!
1) “How much does it cost to become a presenter?”
First of all I will tell you where we are. We are currently in the following countries – North America, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico Germany, France and Spain (Mar 1).
Fees to join Younique are the following:
UK £69 | US $99 | Canada $119 | Australia $129 | New Zealand $139 Germany/France/Spain/Ireland/Italy €107 | MXN $172 | Hong Kong $775
— + shipping.
That is all you pay to get your presenter kit and FREE website where you can begin selling within minutes of joining!
- No, there are no recurring fees – monthly or annually
- Free Website included with no annual website fees
- No other items that you have to buy
- That startup fee gets you a “Presenters Kit” – which changes every quarter or so – and you receive around double that amount in products!
- There are no other “hidden charges” to speak of. You can buy products to have on hand, such as the lashes, or you don’t have to. That’s all you have to pay to become a Younique presenter.
2) “What support does Younique give?”
A recent email through my blog here asked: “Does Younique provide you with a lot of the marketing articles, stories, before and after shots or is this down to each presenter?”
Well, a bit of both really.
There are copious amounts of photos on the youniqueproducts.com website, and also being shared on the Younique Facebook pages and groups.
As soon as you join, you automatically get added to a private group for Younique Presenters only. Much info, advice, photos and videos are shared there – seemingly hourly!
Frankly, I noticed really early on that there are images all over the Internet for Younique! Some of them are great, and some of them really, well, aren’t. (Tacky comes to mind for some. So if you join, please choose your images wisely.)
Personally I tend to try to make up my own images to share to avoid any copyright infringement, and to build my Younique By Thea brand awareness.
I am not saying my images are “the best”, by any means, but by photographing my own products they’re at least unique to me!
I also try to add my URL to each photo I share.
As soon as you can, I’d recommend that you can also get shots off your happy customers – when you are lucky enough to get those!
3) “Do I need a local Younique sponsor?”
I signed up with a woman Joanna who lives in the Scottish Highlands. We’d never met, but we spoke over the phone, through Facebook chat and video Skype. (UPDATE: Met her several months later when she was down in Glasgow)
Now around 1/3 of my team is in America. They could just as easily be in Canada, Australia or New Zealand. I hope to have women in all those countries joining me soon as well as the ones in Germany, Mexico, France – and now Spain is next!
I’ve written a post called How to Find a Sponsor which may be of use to you. Basically though, if you can, do find someone who resonates with you, has achieved at least a wee bit of Younique “status”, has the start of a team already in place, who’s positive, and really looking to build a serious business for themselves….Go for it!
What is the person doing online? Can you see their activity? This business is primarily conducted online (though some people use catalogs, events and do in-home parties etc) – so how are they doing with their efforts? How many followers do they have? What sort of posts are they making on social media? Is it unique? Or is it just a bunch of spammy sales links? Do they do videos? How do you feel about them?
4) “Is training provided?”
For some of us, direct sales is new thing, and is so selling makeup. There is a ridiculous amount of training information out there. Some are better than others in my opinion. Some of the top level presenters are utterly fantastic in their efforts to train via tutorial videos, webinars, slide shows, and presentations. Others, not so much.
There is also a training area in the “back office” which you have access to the moment you sign up.
They’re billed as “weekly courses” but really can be done all at once, or simply whenever you find the time to read through them.
If the person offers bespoke training – so much the better
PS: I offer FREE Social Media coaching to my team if needed and host weekly hangouts on Google (video chats with my team).
5) “How do I get paid by Younique?”
You may have heard that Younique has “Instant Royalties”. As I mentioned, that means that we get paid three hours after every sale! I just got paid shortly ago – from another 3D Fiber Lash order earlier this evening. Yippee! Sure it’s great getting the Younique emails to say another order has just came in, but I’ll be honest with you, I love the one saying that I’ve been paid even better!
We get paid into a PayQuicker account. (It’s a little similar to Paypal). Once you reach the $50 threshold, your card is automatically issued to you. You’ll get it within a week or two. Mine was a little bit of a pain to set up. As an American in the UK, I didn’t have a lot of UK “Government issued” forms of ID.
[NOTE: Got there in the end by supplying my UK driver’s license (picture ID) and my national insurance card.]
When you receive your card, you can use it like you would any MasterCard. For us in the UK it’s what I would call a “swipey” card – not a Chip & Pin. So I use it to get petrol (gas), groceries, meals out etc. I sometimes drop it in the bank and use it to pay toward my mortgage…To do that, I download the funds straight into my (“Current”) bank account. There are fees for some card uses, including drawing down to your bank. So do keep an eye on which is most cost effective and do that.
I have found spending online is fabulous. It’s now my “go to” card on Amazon!
Do you have a question about joining Younique?
If you are considering joining my team but have any specific questions, then please ask it in the comments below. If I don’t know the answer my uplines will certainly be able to help! They’re very good that way!
If all I’ve said here has convinced you, and you’re ready to join Younique now, but you need a sponsor, then please visit my Youique by Thea join page to get started! No need to message me first.
It’s changed a bit since I signed up. If you need a postcode to find me, it’s G11 5HW.
If you have any problems please comment below or email me. I do check my blog daily!
Keep an eye out for my week in younique blog posts because I’ve been documenting my journey on a weekly basis. The highs and lows as transparent as possible!
More Relevant Younique Info about Joining Younique:
That was just a few of the questions I had – or heard! As I’ve been a presenter for longer, I’ve continually been adding to the FAQ posts to help people that are researching Younique to find out what it’s really like.
This is not an easy business. For everyone one person who’s making a fortune with it, there are seemingly thousands making nothing. So don’t just join it for the money! Here are some other posts which will hopefully be of use to you.
- (More) Younique FAQs here
- 10 Reasons to Join Younique
- Younique What it is and What it’s Not
- Younique FAQs of Joining Younique
- Q: Is Younique a Scam or Pyramid Scheme?
Finally if you have questions and need a sponsor, then please by all means reach out and I will help you.
If you have questions but already have someone you’re joining with – then please ask them.
That’s what sponsors are there for to offer that guidance and support. Thanks so much!