Younique What It Is and What It’s Not…

makeupBecoming a Younique presenter and sponsor has been one of the best, but also most challenging, decisions I’ve ever made…

If you’re considering joining Younique, then let me tell you some of my own truths. These may not be everyone’s truths, but I suspect some of these are fairly universal, and not only for Youniques, but other direct sales companies.

Some of what follows will be over lap on my 10 Reasons to Join Younique and some will be newly realised awarenesses.

WHY YOUNIQUE?

Before you join any MLM, Younique or otherwise, you should ask yourself what your “why?” is?
If it’s just about making money fast, then you’ll likely simply end up quitting.

soyouvebeendumped.comFor me personally, I had been searching (for years), for something I could do from home (or anywhere in fact as I write these words, I’m on a flight between the US and the UK). I was specifically trying to find something I could promote through my long-running website, soyouvebeendumped.com (SYBD) and my various social media channels.

I had been looking for just the right product or service that would be relevant to a large portion of my SYBD community.

I had friends and associates who sold Aloe products through Forever Living, and others who did Herbal Life, but though they were “close”, they didn’t feel quite right…so I kept searching.

Last Autumn, before it launched in the UK,  I heard about Younique and that was it. I was sold! Breakups and makeup, to me, seemed to go well together. It was my thinking that women who go through a breakup may want to treat themselves to some products to make themselves feel beautiful, and some of them may even want to start their business running their own company (to take their mind off their breakup). Win/win.

So MY WHY was to find something that would be useful and relevant to women and that would utilise my Social Media skills. It wasn’t just about making a fast buck (or pound or whatever).

CHARACTER BUILDING

Looking for a quick and totally easy way to make some money? Post a few links on your social media channels and sit back and watch the commissions flow in? Then Younique’s not for you. Younique is a real challenge, well for most of us, I believe.

It’s what my dad would call “character building”.

It’s a constant challenge, but it’s the good kind of challenge. It’s one that will test and teach you every day in every way.

You will likely find that people around you won’t get your reasons for joining an MLM. Some may avoid you, some may even unfriend you (a few have me!), you may hear derogatory remarks too. But if you can continue on, regardless of the negativity, you will be stronger for it.

Personal development is a large aspect to any MLM, and Younique is no different. So use it to learn as much about yourself, your motivation and your determination, as possible. Work out early on what your “why” is, as mentioned above, because if you don’t really know it, you probably will just give up.

MOTIVATING

Some people will find the elite status presenters’ stories inspiring. Others will be put off (when not as successful as them) and simply give up.

Personally I challenge myself each month, and try to push myself to do better all the time. I also get motivated by my team. If they start doing better than me, (and they are this week!!), then it forces me to up the ante and do better.

Very rarely does my team beat me in sales (though it has happened) so it forces me to work smart and lead by example. This sisterhood motivates me!

FUN!

Younique is FUNYounique is FUN…this company keeps it FUN – it has to be said. Each month, it would seem there is something new, whether it’s a new product (or sometimes six), kudos, a new territory (Germany goes live this week and Mexico in October) or perhaps some other incentive to grow our business further.

Younique keeps keeps the business fresh, interesting and motivating. If you’re looking for a bit of fun in your life, then this could very well be it!

EMPOWERING

Looking for an opportunity to run your own business, set your own hours and days, working any place you like?

Fancy learning new skills like marketing, promotion, sales, networking, customer service, persistence and all kinds of personal development skills? If you wanted to but always thought you couldn’t do it, then this may be the business that will prove you wrong – but if you fully commit.

If you apply yourself, you’ll learn what hard work, creativity and determination can do for you.

Or you can be like a lot of other people and give up after three or six months stating “it’s too hard” or “there’s no money in it” or “my upline din’t help me” – or any other excuses you can come up with.

We all have the same products, the same sources for information (e.g. Younique itself, Youtube, the Facebook Presenters Only group, and various upline training teams) so it’s no ones fault if you don’t succeed.

ETHICAL

A lot gets said about Younique’s mission which you probably know is to “Uplift, Empower and Validate” – but it goes beyond that to the ingredients being used in the products, the eco-friendlieness of the packaging and the fact that a portion of each sale goes to its foundation which was set up to help abused women.

The Younique Foundation inspires hope in women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents by hosting them at a retreat, where they are uplifted by each other and learn skills that can help them find individual healing. We educate parents and empower them to protect their children from sexual abuse while leading a public dialogue to bring the epidemic of abuse to light.

Find out more over on the Younique website.

In summation, no Younique is not a horrible pyramid scheme or a scam…nor is it a “get rich quick” scheme.

It’s very fun but it’s also bloody hard work to make it a success. It takes tenacity, consistency and positive attitude to do anything with it. If you want to find out more – read through my blogs, phone me or email me. If you’re ready to join Younique by Thea, you can also do that here.

Finally, you may enjoy this post My Year in Younique – which describes the journey to the one-year mark!

3 thoughts on “Younique What It Is and What It’s Not…

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  • February 5, 2016 at 7:57 pm
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    Loved reading this article ,Im a new presenter who just joined because i loved the Makeup and thought it would be fun.
    so glad you said you dont do online parties as my upliners especially the elites are saying they really arent optional and being very pushy pushy sales almost as if we were their employees
    found this article made me feel so much better about the whole thing so thankyou

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    • February 5, 2016 at 8:03 pm
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      Bev (can I call you that?) I am so glad it made you feel better…

      So funny you write and said what you did as I am here ironing (yes rock and roll Friday night) thinking about Younique and its Facebook saturation.

      I’m also pondering how to (tactfully) write that you do NOT have to follow your uplines path. AT ALL. You need to forge your own.

      I did ONE FB party and I loathed it. I see some people have success with them – of course – but it’s just not the path I wanted to take – from week one.

      SO I haven’t. Now some uplines might argue I’d be higher than BLUE if I actually did them. I am not sure. But it wasn’t simply a matter of being out of my comfort zone I literally just don’t like the idea of them. It’s just not for me.

      The trick is to find out what is for you Bev and I hope you do. Just keep posting (wherever you do) the fun you have running YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Share the love of the products. Share the love of some of your team mates and the fact you’re learning new things every day (assume you are?)

      That’s what will attract both sales and presenters to you ok?

      And watch out for this post I keep talking about. It will be a good one – just hope I can do it without ruffling too many feathers! 😉

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