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!

My Week in Younique – Nearly Pink (Again)

My Week in Younique - Nearly Pink AgainWelcome to another update of My Week in Younique. It’s been such a busy time that I’ve been a bit remiss with the updates since my latest posts about the one year anniversary two weeks ago (My Year in Younique & My Week in Younique – A Year Ago Today).

Trust me though, I’ve been working as hard as ever on the business and so has most of my company! So here’s a bit of the latest info on new products, new team achievements and some info about my upcoming Younique by Thea gift vouchers.

So on the first of the month I ordered a few extra sets of 3D Fiber Lashes+ to have on hand and in doing so qualified for the November Kudos of the brand new Eye Primer. It’s not a product you can currently buy but you can get it as a bonus purchase as this month’s Kudos.

Younique by Thea - November Kudos Eye Primer

It was much smaller than I’d expected but you really don’t need to use much. Two wee dots on your finger and you’re good to prime your eyes!

Younique Promotions

Super proud of my latest recruit Charlotte to qualify officially as a White Status presenter with over 200 PRS (Personal Retail Sales).

Congrats to Charlotte - She Qualified as White Tonight!

Throughout many of the My Week in Younique (and the aforementioned year update) I have said “Younique is not for everyone” so it really makes me happy when I see ladies in my company taking to it like a duck to water…Their love of Younique makes me truly happy.

Now if only all of my company members felt that way…Sadly, one of the recent recruits decided the products (and prices) were not for her, and so she has left in the first 90 days. I guess that’s made tonight’s achievement by Charlotte all the more pleasing to me! Way to go girl!

Not doing too bad myself thanks to my team and for my own efforts (my mascara purchases, a few direct 3D Fiber Lashes sales, and one stranger in Indiana buying the Cloud 9 kit) – I’m nearly qualified as Pink again myself and we’re only halfway through November.

Now if I could just reach Blue…(Speaking of which I created a “Blue party” link in case you want to spend a few pennies on makeup!)

New Splurges Arrived!!

Younique by Thea faves - Splurge Cream Eye ShadowsIf you have ever seen any of my other blog or social media posts you’ll know the lashes aren’t my favourite product but maybe the Splurge Cream Eye Shadows are. You can see they have my name written all over them!

Well, let’s see, in the past week or so I’ve received a number of new ones – Noble (H), Extravagant (E), Whimsical (A), Skeptical (!) and my replacement of my fave Elegant (Top left). That Elegant would suit any eye at all. Seriously it’s neutral and glorious (not to be confused with our Glorious Primer of course).

I highly recommend you check out Splurge Cream Eye Shadows. I’d never worn them before Younique but now I can’t live without it. (Well, of course I could live without it and all makeup, but I’d not want to!)

Younique Gift Vouchers

Younique by Thea Gift Vouchers - Coming SoonThis weekend I’ve spent a lot of time working on the new Younique gift vouchers which can be purchased in the UK for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas or any special occasion or reason someone may might want to treat someone else for. You’ll be able to pay by Paypal (have just set up a new UK business account to handle the transactions in the UK – and have a separate PayPal for all USA business), cash or BACS payments. They’ll be available in a variety of increments and if someone has a special amount they want it in they can contact me for a bespoke payment link just for them.

There will be more information added to the site, about the Younique gift vouchers, in the next few days (hopefully). Will get them posted as soon as I can. That said I am about to have my busiest two weeks of the whole year so it may not go off as planned.

That’s a wrap for another My Week in Younique. If you are interested in joining Younique but have questions please reach out to me in one of the ways listed above on this site. You may find the Younique FAQs post helpful and also the 10 Reasons to Join Younique as well.

If you’re ready to #jointheAteam then do so here!

#JoinetheAteam - Younique by Thea

My Week in Younique – Super September Sales

As recently predicted in my new products post, it has been a busy September already, and we’re just approaching the half-way mark. So for this ‘My Week in Younique’ update I will update you on the new products, team efforts and remind you of this month’s Kudos!

Makeup Lovers Beware!

Firstly Younique is a dangerous business if you even kind of like makeup. I am not a crazy makeup fiend, and yet most of my profits get sucked back into the business. This month though I’ve refrained from buying the new collection that contains the six new Younique products (It’s called Cloud 9). I will get it, but I’ve set myself a personal target before I’ll allow myself to get it.

New Younique Collection Cloud 9 - Sept 2015

Very excited to try the new products. I believe a few of my team members have already picked it up – which has meant a solid start for the A team! Sept. On that note…

Qualified in 2 Days!

Three of my newest company members had qualified in two days this month. It’s best month-launch so far, I think. To “qualify” a Younique presenter needs to sell 125 PRS which is approximately $125 UK/£85 UK.

Each month, I aim to sell that, but we really only need to sell that in a 90-day period. The good news for us to qualify we can spend the money on ourselves – so for instance, if I were to buy the aforementioned collection, I’d qualify for 90 days. (See If you Love Makeup, Don’t Become a Younique Presenter)! Again though I aim to sell way more than that every month.

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Finding Great Staff

It has taken almost a year to attract people to this business that truly love and want to work it and learn as much as they can.

For every ten or so that I’ve recruited, about three have done anything at all with it.

That’s the most challenging aspect of the business – recruiting and having them drop off.  I say this because I don’t want people to think this is a get-rich-fast business. Some people do, for sure, but they by far the minority. Younique takes effort, time, persistence, consistency, positivity, passion and resilience. So if you do #jointheAteam or someone else’s  you’ll start to see that Younique is not for everyone. So it will be better to focus the energy on the ones who aim to rock it.

Right now I am so proud of my rockstars – Lucy, Kelly and Louise – who are all kicking my @ss in sales so far. At least through the Younique site. I’m doing very well on mascara sales – to both strangers through the site and ordering direct through me.

Wow, just as I am writing this post I sold another set of the 3D Fiber Lashes! Love it when that happens! These 3D Fiber Lashes literally sell themselves. At least for me they do! 11 months on in this business and it gets easier and easier for me but it’s been a very slow build. Some Youniques are the Hare, but I am the Tortoise.

Younique September Kissable Kudos

Just a wee reminder that this month the Kudos are Kiss-tastic. You can get three lip stains and a lip gloss in a bundle as seen in the picture. I personally love the lip stains that I have, and really want the purple one – so may just treat myself. Also in case you’re wondering, my fave Lucrative Lip Gloss is Lavish.Get Lippy with Younique by Thea - September 2015 Kudos

So that wraps up another My Week in Younique I think. I joined October 16th so we’re fast approaching my one-year anniversary of being Younique and I love it more and more as days go by. As I always say “Younique’s not for everyone” but it is for me!

Any questions about the products or joining my team, please feel free to reach out. All details are above or if you’re in the UK ring 0141 416 1492 or in the US 408 353 0434. We can chat, old school!

Younique Mexico – We Launch on October 1, 2015

Well I am literally two minutes off the Younique Mexico webinar about the upcoming, full launch there. Mexico is a great market for us, for a variety of reasons…

Younique launches in Mexico October, 1 2015
Here are some reasons and stats from a recent Younique email on the subject:

Mexico is the 6th largest direct sales market in the world 41 percent of Mexico direct sales are in the beauty category. Direct selling accounts for half of the Mexico beauty industry with eye products such as mascara and eye shadow accounting for 33 percent of all sales in the direct selling of makeup. That means hundreds of thousands of women could be waiting to try our most popular product—our 3D Fiber Lashes

….So that’s pretty exciting.

Going Mobile in Mexico!Younique Mexico - we launch Oct 1, 2015

In Mexico, the population is very “mobile”. In fact, 87% are accessing the Internet on their smart phones. Perhaps more interestingly, to me anyway, is that such a short per cent are using iPhones.

Younique Mexico iPhones vs Android

For some reason this surprised me…

In any event, the Younique Mexico launch is coming so  I am already looking to sponsor some lovely ladies, and to #jointheAteam.

The Younique 999 Club

Like in the other markets, Younique has a sort of competition for the first 999 signups in a new market. When the UK launch happened in October 2014 – those 999 filled up in just twenty-six minutes!

I, sadly, wasn’t one of them – as I signed up a few weeks later (more like 12,000 as I recall, for the UK).

But we will have this opportunity for people joining in Germany and Mexico.

FYI: The German launch is now August 1st, and not July 1st, which is rather disappointing…but oh well.

Anyway the Younique Mexico launch will be slightly different than our usual “Recruit, Sell, Build” model – because we already launched product sales there.

My Week in Younique – May Days

Thea Newcomb | Yellow Younique Presenter in the 1st month.Well another week or so has passed, it’s been decidedly mixed. Was fairly quiet for the whole first week then BAM! A rush – like buses – all coming at once.

Well Done Kel!

Great news, Kelly, one of my newest rock star recruits in England, has gone Yellow. She’s only the second person in my team who has managed to do so! I am sooo very proud of her! Onwards she goes!

She seems to want to “work it” more than anyone else presently on my entire team. On maternity leave, she really aims to build a business which will allow her to spend more time at home raising the children. Like me, though, she’s aiming for the top with Younique.

Also last week, as I mentioned in the last My Week in Younique (6 mos update), I attended a Younique event in Glasgow with nearly 150 of my fellow y-sisters. Because I have an American accent, I occasionally got mistaken for being one of the Black Younique presenters, which of course I’m not (yet). Perhaps one day…

If I am being honest, it was disappointing to me that I had no team mates there. I was surrounded by other people who had their teamies around ’em, but a lot was said about teams in general that did make me feel a bit better.

I have often felt that with my Younique business that you can lead the team to the watering hole, but you can’t make them drink anything. By that, I mean I can’t force, prod or push people to promote their business or to want to learn as much as they can. That’s gotta be down to them.

I was glad I went to the event. It was infectious being in the room with people at all Younique levels – from the newbies to the top dogs – as it were…It was an impressive amount of talent and inspirational stories bouncing around the room. It made me want to work harder to go higher and farther than I have.

Younique Glasgow Collage - #youbythea
It was encouraging to hear the challenges that these Black Level ladies had with their businesses and teams. Stories of working 40,50.60 hours and then brining in something like $84. I have been there.Many people have, I suspect, and just gave up thinking “there’s no money in this” or “this is too hard” or some other excuse.But it’s a slow build in my opinion. Sure there are Younique exceptions. I heard some in that room last week, of people going far super fast, but it’s not my reality. Slow and steady wins the race for me. I am the tortoise not the hare.

A few really helpful conversations were had between myself and Shawna Flinkert (left selfie) Michelle Bell (right selfie). They, in many ways, were the highlight of the night for me.Shawna gave me a good tip. She said it something she heard from one of her team mates, I believe…”3,4,5″ – since people are so “busy” these days – ask them for a wee coffee and ask them to bring three friends. Show four products in five minutes. “Everyone has time for coffee” she says. What a great idea. I plan to try it.

Gotta get my 5 minute pitch down pat first though? Ha ha.

Michelle talked about the rule of thirds (or something like that). With MLMs, you need to build big teams and for every ten, only three will really work it.Of the three, probably just one will be a “rock star” (as I call them). I look at my team and I could see how this reflects the average in direct sales. It really does! The money really comes in with a team, continually recruiting, and training them to recruit too. I’m still learning and loving it.

Welcome Rebecca

Welcome Rebecca - so glad you have decided to #jointheAteamWelcome to my latest team member Rebecca. Another English woman who has small children (or rather one) who she wants to have more time at home with. At the event, much time was spent talking about our “Why” – why we do the business we do.

For Rebecca it’s to be able to take her son to school and pick him up. She’s already done other Direct Sales businesses and she already knows the business model and that it takes a lot of work. I hope she’s as fantastic as I’d predict she is. She’s already a master-networker and is talking creatively about how she hopes to promote her own business locally in her area of Glasgow’s southside.

Before yesterday we had only known each other “online” through a mutual friend so it was fun to meet up in person and talk at length about Younique products, our goals within the company and our “Whys”. Though I don’t have any kids I do have a father I’d like to be supporting – so my “why” centers more around him!

3D Fiber Lashes

Thea's Fave Products, 3D Fiber Lash Mascaras from YouniqueSo I’ve just sold my last set of 3D Fiber Lashes and need to bulk order more. A few enquiries came in last night via this blog, also my Younique page, and some the night before via Facebook too.

For UK people who need a set of the fiber lashes, ordering direct through me can save them nearly four pounds. I order them in and will send out in the UK, so for people who want to save a bit of money and who aren’t in a hurry it’s worth reaching out to me here. I take payments usually through PayPal.

Most of my Younique mascara sales are to women in England. Thanks ladies!! So if you’re anywhere in the UK – order direct with me and save some money! Ring me on the number here on the website if you like. Preferably no later than 9pm.

10 Reasons to Join Younique

Is it Time to Join Younique?

If you’re here it’s likely because you’ve been searching for information about joining Younique. Maybe you’re looking to find a sponsor, to work out if “Younique is a scam” or “a horrible pyramid scheme” or too good to be true? Or perhaps you stumbled across this when looking for how to get your hand on some 3D Fiber Lashes?

Well I have lots serious articles about what it’s like to be a Younique presenter, answering lots of questions in my Younique FAQs – but today I simply thought I’d share with you my 10 reasons why you should join Younique or at least to consider joining…

1) FUN

Younique is FUN
Let’s face it, of all the things you can be doing, or selling in this world, makeup is a totally FUN offering! So if you like makeup, and are looking for a sociable business that is FUN, then this is the one. You get to try, buy, and apply makeup to your heart’s content. You can party online or off. It’s totally up to you! The most important thing is to have FUN with it! I do…

 2) FAB

Younique is FAB

Younique sells fabulous, naturally-based makeup and skincare products. If you are all about your natural, mineral-based, paraben-free, makeup that doesn’t contain harmful chemicals and is hypo-allergenic, then you’ll feel great selling these products every day. Many of the products are even 100% natural, some are even vegan, and all of which are cruelty-free.

If you care what you wear, then wear this!

3) FLEXIBLE

Younique is Flexi
Want a Flexi-time business? Work as little or as much as you want and wherever you want. If you want to run it full time, you can, or if you just want to give it an hour or two of week, that’s ok too. Work at home, in an office, a coffee shop or when waiting to pick up your kids at school. Work on a computer, a tablet or your smart phone. Work at the beach or by the pool if you want (I’ve done it, and I love that!) Younique is a totally flexible business. Do your thing – your way, it’s all ok!

4) FAST

Younique is FAST
Are you ready to go? When you are ready to join Younique, it takes just minutes to sign up. As a Younique presenter, you can start selling within minutes. You, your family, your friends, associates, even strangers, can start shopping immediately through your own Younique web site.

Perhaps even more excitingly, you get paid your commissions (20-30%) just three hours after every sale! Now that is FAST!

5) FREE

Free goodies with Younique

With Younique, you get your own FREE website that has no annual fees. It’s also the place you sell immediately, but also you can earn FREE makeup for yourself through your own party links! How cool is that?

Other ways to get FREE goodies? You can earn a lot of it by hitting “Fast Start”. If that weren’t enough, you’ll also earn FREE Y-cash on you Birthday each year too ($25.00 USD | $30.00 CAD | $33.00 AUD | $35.00 NZD | £20.00 GPB).

So that’s cause of celebration alright! Who doesn’t love FREE stuff?

6) FREEDOM

Freedom to run a Younique Biz your way
Like I said in number 3, in your Younique business, you have the freedom to run it how and where you want.

You have freedom to choose what works best for you to be your most authentic self. If you want to host in home parties, you can. If you want to do it “old-school catalog” way, you can do it that way too. If you want to become a Youtube vlogger or normal blogger, then go for it. If you want to attend events, you can. If Instagram is your channel of choice, you can choose to only market there. Or perhaps you’re a queen pinner then take your business and pin-it to Pinterest. You may be a party girl and host tea parties or lashes and lattes lunch breaks. Younique offers you much freedom to run things your way, each day!

PS: You do not have to have a Facebook business page or host parties on FB, I’ve never done either and I do pretty good with Younique. Do what suits YOU…not your upline.

7) FASHION

Younique is in Fashion
From the latest trends like 3D Fiber Lashes, or mineral pigment powders and creamy eye shadows to luxurious lip stains – you’ll always be on trend and in fashion with Younique makeup. They’re constantly adding new products to our lines. See how your Younique sisters are shining their Younique light with various looks created by presenters. Yep, this is most-definitely not your grandma’s makeup company!

8) FACEBOOK

Younique FacebookTo be honest, I’m not sure whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but you need to have a Facebook account to be a Younique presenter. For many of you who are already posting on Facebook, this is great news!!

You can actually use it to promote your business and make yourself some money while “playing” on there all day anyway. Get paid to play as they say! Promote items via your Facebook business page, or through an event. Or share your Younique life through your profile (Note: FB does have Ts&Cs to prevent you using your profile as a business though – so be careful, be creative!)

For those of you who may not like FB, you don’t actually have to use it for marketing. You can simply use it to log into your account and do your promoting how, when and where you like (I refer you to numbers 3 and 6 above!)

9) FAMILY

Younique Family
If you have a family yourself, then this business will afford you the ability to spend more time with them. You can help support them by earning extra money each month.

For those of us who don’t have a family (well mine is thousands of miles away), you can become a part of a Younique Family. Your team will become a sort of “family” to you, should you wish to connect to your Y-sisters. I have found it to be a supportive sisterhood and hopefully you will too!

10) FRIENDS

Younique Friends
Similarly to number 9, my tenth reason to join Younique is all about friends. If you have lots already, you can spend more time having fun with them. You can get together with them and have play with your presenters kit filled with products.

Some of them will love it and join your team (my first half-dozen recruits were my friends and my best seller has been a long-time friend). Some friends will be your most supportive customers. Theses are good friends.

You also will likely find you make new friends. I am making friends with many of my upline and downlines alike. Young and old alike – we friends are celebrating a similar mission as business owners, and are encouraging each other along our journeys. Also we help each other on days when we feel like chucking it in, and I’ll be honest with you, those days do happen. They don’t happen for me but when they do it’s good to have a supportive network to see you through!

CONVINCED TO JOIN YOUNIQUE?

Ready to become a Younique Presenter - #jointheAteamIf you’re ready to #jointheAteam now, then please do so. I would love to Sponsor your Younique business today.

If you are still unsure and have more questions, then feel free to reach out to me in the comments area below, or email me younique (at) theanewcomb.co.uk – at no obligation. I’ll see if I can help you any more.

There is also a wee blog of 5FAQs about Joining Younique which may help if you still have some questions. Or read the follow up More FAQs article…

Finally, you can also follow along with my weekly series called My Week in Younique where I tell you about my own experience as a Younique presenter and sponsor. A recent blog talks about my Younique journey (and its challenges) six months in and this is one of my more detailed (and best, if I do say so myself) – My Year in Younique. All of these blogs are done as transparently as possible. This is not a “get rich quick” business, and “Younique is not for everyone”, but it’s fabulous and fun if you’re determined to put in the work like I am! If you are I’d love to hear from you now!

My Week in Younique – April Starts

Welcome back to another, short instalment of My Week In Younique. Again there is not a ton to report, but I aim to keep those of you who are interested in joining Younique informed about my journey as a Presenter and Sponsor. I am now entering the sixth month of my Y-business.

Younique Enquiries

So, where to start,…I’ve had a few more enquiries this week as to the merits of joining Younique – which is fantastic. Love those! I’d much prefer that than having to go here, there, and everywhere – trying to extol the virtues of this fabulous opportunity. It’s better, in my experience, that people are searching and find me as a sponsor (or to shop for mineral based makeup off of me) because if they have, then they’re, arguably, more keen to try out Younique or to sign up as a presenter themselves.

I’m working on a blog about the reasons to join Younique but I suspect it will take me another week to write unless the creative starts to flow. There are a lot of solid reasons to #jointheateam at Younique – but as fabulous as it is, it’s not an easy busy. Ready to become a Younique Presenter - #jointheAteamIf you’re someone swayed but slow periods of sales or negativity seen on the web – you’ll be put off by it. Early on, I decided not to be put off my Younique path and I choose to brush off other people’s negative experiences and keep positive on my own. I seriously love it. Still.

Yes, I’d hoped to be higher up the rainbow ladder by now (Blue or even Green), but I am still 100% committed to making it up and I need others around me who share that goal in order to make it happen. This is very much a team business. And on that note…

First Sales for April,…Finally!

Just checked my Younique Products site to see how my company is doing. I try to do every day so I can congratulate the team. Well, I just noticed that newcomer Kelly, the English Lass, has knocked it out of the ball park for April sales already! While I had a small order go through last week, Kelly is the first of my team to score some sales and no only that she’s just sold about eight times my order!

Go Kelly - Off to a flying start in April

Thea Newcomb | Yellow Younique Presenter in the 1st month.That’s bittersweet for me. I will really need to pull out all the stops to compete with that!! She’s fast on her way to hitting Yellow status and Fast Start too. What I love most about her is her determination. She’s looking to take this business further than just a wee sideline. She’s in the process of setting up her own blog and some social media channels too.

Well done Kelly!!

Brainstorming About Germany

So, my (good) ex was staying with me for the Easter weekend, and we spent a lot of time talking about my Younique business. My ex, as it happens, has an incredible strategic business brain, an MBA and works for an airline – so he’s the perfect person to bounce ideas off of – even if it’s a subject matter he knows nothing about. He’s an ideas man and that’s always fun to be around.

Looking to sponsor Younique Presenters in Germany
Coincidentally, it was an added bonus that he calls Germany “home” now, and Younique is set to launch in Germany later this year (July)! So I have enlisted him to help me find some makeup-loving residents of Germany to #jointheateam! He’s just flown back to Berlin today and is now on the case! Meanwhile I have some other ideas of how to track down some beautiful bilingual gals from Germany and Mexico.

Watch this space…

That’s all I have time for it’s 23:59, and I should be sleeping! See you next time!

Eyes That Shine

In case you’ve missed it….Here is an amazing offer for this month only! Get 100% natural, mineral pigment eye shadows + 3D Fiber Lash Mascara + Shine makeup remover sheets, all in one fabulous bundle.

Buy the Shine Bundle
Click to buy Shine – Limited Time Only

This is a perfect bundle for those who love cruelty-free, 100% natural, mineral based pigment powders, with a money back guarantee!  Grab the Shine Bundle while it lasts!

My Week in Younique – Team Talk

Getting exciting here! Spring is in the air, and we’re starting to see some real sales on the board for March…Other than that, there’s not a lot to update you all this week, so this will be a short blog. Well by my standards anyway.

Welcome Jo!

Welcome Jo - The most recent person to #jointheAteamThere’s one new member Jo who signed up one day and officially qualified one day later. It was a brilliant-sized first order which, frankly, has put the rest of the team to shame (including me).

Rather interestingly, I’ve not met Jo or even spoken to Jo thus far, but am pleased to report that she found me via the web when looking for a Younique Sponsor, and that’s something that pleases me no end! (We have had an email exchange, don’t worry.)

Anyway, am not sure what Jo does for a living or how she managed it but her first order will definitely motivate me to work a little harder at getting some sales in, as I am in 2nd place for the first time ever on my own team (for March).

On quick glance to the leader board – she’s sold double what I have for the month so far, so I guess I better get my finger out and get going! Ha! It’s great that this blog does get me a few 3D Fiber Lash mascara sales on a regular basis. (ED NOTE: Always make sure you buy Real 3D Fiber Lashes and don’t be tempted to buy from cheap Amazon or Ebay sellers. It’s not worth it in the long run!)

It would be wonderful if she’d do that sort of business every week, and if I could find four more just like her! But history has shown me to not get too excited by early Younique sales! Some of my team mates have absolutely rocked it out of the ballpark – only to simply fall by the way side for whatever reason. Throwing in the proverbial towel. That just makes me realize…

Younique Isn’t for Everyone

Younique is not a “quick buck” (or pound) sort of business. It’s a slow build, in my personal experience. Sure, I have heard that there are some uber-successful women who got to Black Status super-fast, but I suspect for every one of them there are 10,000 who aren’t.

Aiming for Black Status - Younique by TheaI am aiming for Black Level Status with Younique, but I’m taking the “slow and steady” pace to get there. My eye is currently on Blue, possible Green as soon as possible, but it will be a month or two before I get there, I suspect. At least.

While I’ve not found it hard to get team members, keeping them selling and motivated – seems to be where the challenge lies.

I have already had two team mates deactivate, and a few will go at the end of this month if they don’t reach their 125 PRS goals.

All you have to do to remain active as a Younique presenter is sell that 125 PRS (which is $125 or appx £85) every ninety days. That really shouldn’t be too hard to do for even the least sales-minded person….but it does seem to be a challenge for some people.

#JointheAteam

What I’d like right now is to find even just a handful of committed, business builders who will stop at nothing to achieve success. This is not an easy business, (I suspect no “Direct Sales” business is). I need people to join and who can weather the challenging, frustrating, depressing, moneyeless days with focus and determination. People who don’t let setbacks and negative people or thoughts take hold of them or sway them.

I have a few people on the team who will make something out of their business. They’ll work their way up the ranks but the vast majority don’t seem to have that as their goal.

Ready to become a Younique Presenter - #jointheAteamSo if you are someone who loves makeup, social media and the idea of running your own business then please feel free to #jointheAteam today! I would absolutely love to have you. Even if you’re only in it for the makeup and don’t want to build a business, you’d be welcome too. But the more people committed to the mutual vision, the more successful we will all be. Younique is a team thing!

My Week in Younique – March Madness

Kid in a Candy Store - Younique by Thea Collection
Click to buy Kid in a Candy Store: Younique by Thea

Well what can I tell you for this week’s My Week In Younique? March is in full swing, and the first person to get an order in was the lovely Marie! Well, if you don’t count my Kid in a Candy Store (pictured here) purchase for myself!…Marie sold several Lip Stains which is fantastic. Have you used a Lip Stain? I hadn’t. They are – Smudge-proof. Smoochproof. Worry- free. Sadly, I either left my lovely Lip Stain (from the Customer Kudos back in November) in California over the holidays, or I’ve lost it between there and here somewhere.

So frankly my new collection can’t come quick enough. Actually I was sorely tempted to buy the seven Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stains set!  That’s the danger of being a Younique presenter, I tell ya…I blogged about it this weekend already in “If You Love Makeup Don’t Become a Younique Presenter”. As I often say here, I was never a big makeupy person, before and, even I, am totally obsessed with Younique products. It’s crazy-addictive. You’ve been warned!

Thea A-Team Challenges

If you're on social media anyway you may as well #jointheateamWell I promised I would be as transparent as possible as I was documenting my first foray into Direct Sales (MLM) so here goes…I am delighted to have grown a pretty big company in a fairly short space of time. Though I hear other top level presenters talking about how many recruits they have made in just a few months, I do my best to not compare myself to anyone else. I have set my target to grow a big team and all my efforts almost are placed on that. I’m 100% committed to growing my team for a few reasons…

First reason, rather obviously, is that the only way to make any real money in this business is to grow a big team. When I first joined, I heard some stories about one Younique Sponsor having recruited 200 team mates, yet had 21,000 in her downline. When I heard that, I thought, “Ok, that’s my goal”.

Another reason to recruit is because it’s a numbers game in direct sales. Even in this short space of time, I’ve already had one person “drop off” my team because they didn’t qualify. There’s still time for them to re-qualify and they may do so, but what happens is, if you don’t qualify every three months, you’re considered inactive. You still have another 3 more months to get reinstated, so you never know, they may bounce back. In addiction to that one, I have a few more who will be struck off by the end of the month if they don’t miraculously sell their 125 PRS (personal retail sales – which is only around $125 – so 5 mascaras in any 90 day period is all you need to sell really).

I think I mentioned, in a previous blog, a stat that I heard in the early weeks of joining Younique, and that was “20% of your recruits will earn you 80% of your money”. I can see how that would be true or even is true in my case. Only about 20% of my team is doing anything at all. That tells me I need to grow a bigger team and ideally find more people like me (and my 20%) who want to build a proper business. Who want to put in the time to really make a living out of this. Hungry team mates.

Younique is NOT a ‘Get Rich Quick’ Biz

If you want to join Younique to make some fast cash, it’s probably going to disappoint you. It is work for most of us and frankly quite a lot of it! Thankfully I love it so much it doesn’t feel like work, but it’s been a lot of time invested into growing my business, learning as much as I can about the company and direct sales in general, making images to share on social media, blogging, etc. I see the past few months as sowing the seeds, and they’re starting to bloom. I’ve had my first enquiries through this very blog to join my younique team. One person private messaged me on Facebook asking to join! So all my work is starting to potentially pay off. I am happy to be a Younique sponsor to anyone anywhere in theReady to become a Younique Presenter - #jointheAteam UK, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico too (Plus later this year Younique will launch in Germany too!) While I welcome absolutely anyone to #theAteam, as I say, I would specifically love to find dedicated and committed makeup lovers to join the team who want to make this a career!

 To Cap Off My Week in Younique!

Black cap, Pink Shirt - Younique By Thea - branded merchandiseWell it’s about time to close for another week, but I will leave with one final, small promotional update…My two baseball hats and pink shirt arrived on Tuesday, I believe. They were made by a company down in England called the Cap Factory

I acquired several quotes for branded baseball hats in Scotland, and they were all coming in pretty expensive for one-offs, but not the Cap Factory. I got them £14.95 (embroidered) each, so I was pretty impressed. The shirt’s so pink it could stop traffic!

One minor complaint was that the bills on the hats are a bit big and wide, but to be fair, I had opted for clearance hats! It meant the quality wasn’t 100% ideal, but as I say, I would definitely order from them again and choose better quality hates!

If you’re looking for branded one-off hats, I recommend you speak to Wendy at the Cap Factory and tell her Thea sent you!

See you next week!

My Week in Younique – Times Two (…again)

Due to a busy few weeks, I’m a week behind in my updates for My Week in Younique! So now I’ve got to remember all the fabulous and exciting things that have been happening. It’s been quite a time!

New Youique Products & Bundles

BUNDLE: Kid in a Candy Store - Younique by TheaI am soooo excited to see the new Younique products that are coming out in just over a week’s time!

I’ve seen the pictures (screenshots from a top presenter) but can’t wait to order them myself so I can see them up close!

Plus there are a bunch of new bundles that look utterly awesome! Check out the new names: Kid in a Candy Store, Pucker Up, About Face, Show Stopper, All Eyes on You and Radiant Beauty! They all look great, but I’m probably going to grab the Kid in a Candy Store for the new products, and because I lost my gorgeous lip stain (it may have been left in California last month, oops). Still doesn’t it look great! The new bags look darling!

New Pigments Price

Shop for Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Eye ShadowsThe other day the new weekly email arrived with news of the Moodstruck Mineral Powders Set price change:

Last October we printed an incorrect price in the catalog for the Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powders Set of 4. Since it was our mistake, we chose to honor that lower price until the March catalog was printed with the corrected price ($45 USD, $54 CAD, $58 AUD, £35 GBP, $62 NZD). We want to remind you that there is about one week remaining for this lower price, as the correct price will go into effect March 1, 2015.

Definitely picking up a set of these this week before the price goes up! I am having trouble deciding though as per my post on Google+. There are 32 eye shadows and I only have five so I really need to work out what I should get next. Open to suggestions if you have any! Post there or here in the comments!

New Enquiries Via My Site

Help Wanted: Makeup lovers to join #theAteamI’ve had some enquiries through the blog to join #theateam – which makes me beyond-pleased! Good to know someone is reading these words and has reached out as a result!

One however reached out, stated she was signing up with someone else and asked loads of questions to me (which I answered). So basically I did all the recruitment for someone else’s benefit! Oh well…I’ve written a blog to answer some 5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS of Younique) Part one – as a response to that. More FAQs will follow.

So what am I looking for? Well it’s my intention to find some fabulous, makeup-loving, ambitious sellers who want to run their own business, play with makeup, and have a second pay check each month. Heck, better still if they want to make a career out of it (like me)! 🙂

Looking for people in North America, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. So please pass it on!

Another enquiry last week came from someone already selling the Fake 3D Fiber Lashes though. I cringed as so many un-suspecting women were registering their interest to snap them up – knowing full well they’re likely to be dodgy.

Really this just break my heart – people flogging counterfeit products, especially when those of us are trying to make a living out of selling the real deal.

Ladies, it may look the same, come in the same style case, even contain the same branding and bar code, but it’s not Real 3D Fiber Lash mascara unless you get it directly from Younique, OK? (Here’s a recent post about smelly transplanting gel – PS: if yours smells, it’s fake!)

Click to Shop Younique by Thea - #youbythea
Buy REAL Younique 3D Fiber Lashes now!

If you’re after some cheap 3D lashes, please just beware of who you buy from, you don’t know what you’re putting on/near your eyes, OK? I tend to have some on hand and can send in the UK for reduced shipping. I’d rather you bought the real thing from me (or anyone at Younique) than be duped by a low cost knock off!

So please reach out. Plus, not only that, you’ll only be entitled to a money-back guarantee if you buy from source!

Team Update

My newest recruit Sammie, based in Lanarkshire in Scotland, has already qualified as White and is earning the most on my team this month, second only to me! She’s fired up and running a few businesses simultaneously. This girl’s going places! She’s a rock star. I am delighted to have her aboard! The next teamie – also in Lanarkshire to be rocking it is Karen. Karen’s like my very own 3D Whisperer! She’s so good she doesn’t even know it! That’s how we often are I guess…never knowing our true worth. I will just have to keep reminding her.

Time to Shop Younique!

As for me, I need to go and do some shopping for myself! That’s in a way the downside of running your own Younique business, you end up being your best customer if you’re not careful. I genuinely want all the products but for now I’ll start with the above mentioned Moodstruck Pigments set and also I’m gonna have to break down and buy the Love it Bundle all for that cute Pink Glam Bag!