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 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 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!
“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.
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.