Well you probably landed on my blog looking for information on a company called Younique, right? If so, then you are in the right place and in this Younique Business Opportunity review I will attempt to provide enough information about the Company, Product(s), and Compensation plan for you to be able to make an informed decision.
Let me start off by saying this is an unbiased review and I’m not an affiliated in anyway with the company, but I have helped people in many different companies produce results online. But let’s just focus on Younique and if it is the right business opportunity for you!
NOTE: Unbiased (meaning I am not a distributor of their products and I do not promote their business opportunity). Your decision to join or not join the Younique business opportunity is entirely up to you.
Shall we begin?
Younique, An Up Close Look
COMPANY NAME: Younique
FOUNDER: Derick Maxfield (CEO), Melanie Huscroft(Co-Founder);
REACH: Global (potential); Currently operating in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand; company plans to expand the company to the United Kingdom.
Younique was founded in 2012 by brother-and-sister duo Derek Maxfield and Melanie Huscroft. Both Derek and Melanie firmly believe that all women should feel valued, smart, and empowered through opportunities of personal growth and financial reward! The company specializes in all natural cosmetics. Younique’s philosophy is centered around the core values of simplicity, spiritual enlightenment, positive influence and the celebration of inner and outer beauty.
Younique Mission: To uplift, empower, validate, and ultimately build self-esteem in women around the world through high-quality products that encourage both inner and outer beauty and spiritual enlightenment while also providing opportunities for personal growth and financial reward.
What Are the Products?
Younique carries a wide range of cosmetic and skin care products including: 3D Fiber Lashes, Foundation, Concealers, Lip Gloss and More. There most popular product is the 3D Fiber Lashes ($29 and last two months).
Younique uses mostly natural and/or organic ingredients, along with some synthetic ingredients. In fact many of their products are organic and mineral-based cosmetics without the cheap fillers, oils, parabens, and synthetic fragrances. Practically all products are vegan, including the Moodstruck brushers and concealers. While they have products that may contain animal-derived ingredients, the company appears to be transparent about labeling each of them. In addition, it offers a number of gluten-free products, which include Awake Facial Cleanser and Lucrative Lip Gloss. Also, the brand offers high-quality brushes that use animal hair obtained only in a cruelty-free manner.
According to Younique,
We are the first direct-sales company to market and sell almost exclusively through the use of social media. Our pioneered Younique Virtual Parties bridge the huge world of social media and the traditional home-party business model. A Younique Virtual Party has no limits to your reach or who you can invite. This makes it so the traditional home party is not even necessary unless you choose to do it. We provide the innovative and interactive tools and invite you to tap into your own resources and connections that you already have.
How to promote the products
As you can see, Younique encourages promotion of their products through social media and use of the internet. However, you can still do the traditional at home parties if you so desire. Most Younique presenters are engaging their warm market (friends, family members co-workers, etc) and trying to persuade them to become their customer or join the company to become a Younique presenter.
NOTE: A lot of inexperienced Younique presenters are spamming Facebook and Instagram walls. Read this post “The quickest way to lose your Real and Facebook friends” before advertise on Facebook.
So how do I get on the Younique leader board?
The top earners who are making money in Younique are great at marketing, both offline and online.
They know how to generate traffic and leads, and then convert those leads into sales, and they know how to recruit the best people into their business.
The teams that seem to be successful are using lead marketing tools in order to train their group on internet marketing techniques and give them the tools and knowledge to generate their own online leads. If you want to become a top producer, you will need a powerful lead marketing system to foster and build a relationship with your prospects.
Not having a lead marketing system is why most Younique Presenters will fail; because they follow the masses and get the same old results.
The Compensation Plan
Can you make money with this business opportunity? That my friend is the million dollar question. The Younique compensation plan is a little confusing but I’ll try to update this review as new information becomes available. On the surface it appears to be a stair step plan.
NOTE: A network marketing Stair Step Plan is a compensation plan in which representatives who are responsible for the both personal as well as group sales volume. It is a simple plan for the distributors who are new for network marketing business. Every step is based on a certain volume of sales target. If a distributor or networker achieve the set target he/she will promoted for the next higher level. The Stair-Step compensation plan gives huge incentives for distributors to achieve the set target.
For this industry, the Younique compensation plan closely resembles the Mary Kay pay structure and trying to determine exactly how much a new recruit will make over the Younique presenter’s lifetime is extremely difficult since commissions are performance based.
NOTE: Lots of work will need to be done by the presenter in order to maximize this compensation plan!
For a more detailed look the full Younique compensation plan here.
You must be a qualified Presenter to be eligible to receive commissions with the Younique Compensation Plan
How Younique defines an active presenter:
1) Must register as a presenter, and 2) achieve $125 Personal Retail Sales (PRS) in the current month.
Well this is a comprehensive Younique Business Opportunity review, right? Then let’s look at the good as well as the bad.
- Residual income opportunity on product reorders.
- Low start up cost, less than $100.
- Ground floor business opportunity, company has less than 60,000 representatives.
- The business is available in many countries outside the U.S.
- Reps receive a replicated website
- Products are receiving great reviews.
- Bonuses. Fast Start Bonus-In first 90 days from joining Younique, sell $2000 in PRS, have 3 Presenters direct to you, and at least one Active – Receive the Fast Start charm and $250 in Younique cash.
The Not So Good
- Target audience is limited to women only.
- To avoid being inactivated, each Presenter must sell at least $125 Personal Retail Sales (PRS) in product in the previous 3 months (ROLLING THREE MONTHS).
- Production based comp plan that will require heavy recruiting and building large teams to sustain and maximize income.
- Company is still in the new and in the early stages of development, may not be around for the long term (many direct sales companies don’t last more than 5 years).
- Requires presenters to reach $1000 PRS (Lifetime), have one active presenter and maintain $250 PRS monthly before qualifying for your downline commissions.
Hidden cost: replicated website requires $10 monthly subscription fee after first 3 months. [When you sign up as a Younique Presenter you receive a free three month Younique Personal Website. This free subscription expires three months from your date of enrollment, see Presenter agreement].UPDATE: Younique’s new independent presenter agreement (dtd Dec 15, 2014) has removed the $10 fee previously mentioned in paragraphs 6.4.3 Approved Presenter Websites and 126.96.36.199. Younique Presenter Personal Websites (PWS) (now 188.8.131.52 ) of the old agreement
- In order to maintain their rank, a Younique presenter must requalify for their promotional level every month.
Is the Younique business opportunity right for YOU?
- The starter kit includes:
16 Matte Pigment Testers, All 6 Concealer Testers, All 5 Blusher Testers, 3D Fiber Lashes, Eye Brush Set, White Status Charm and all of this comes in their signature black faux leather, embossed Younique case. Other sign up benefits includes: Instant Access to the Younique Virtual Party System, Presenter’s Guide, $25 USD in Younique Cash on your Birthday annually, PayQuicker Younique bank account, and a Free replicated business website,
Once you’re registered as a independent contractor (presenter), you can start building your business.
THE SAD TRUTH
Unfortunately, if your looking at Younique solely for the purpose of the compensation plan and you are an inexperienced marketer without the drive and ambition to make a serious change in your life, Younique probably isn’t for you. I’m assuming that we haven’t personally met yet and that I haven’t gotten to know you. So, I’m going to be pretty blunt here. If you expect to sign up and instantly start to make money without a lead marketing system, let me be the first to tell you … YOU WILL FAIL!!!
The problem is that a lot of people join Younique and then don’t want to do ANYTHING to promote their business. Even though there are built-in advertising opportunities that can do 90% of the work for you, some people amazingly don’t get involved.
Your success as a Presenter will ultimately be determined by how many people you can attract to you and your team. Without understanding Attraction Marketing principles, you will always be at a serious disadvantage. If you want the best chance at success in your Younique business, you also need to learn Attraction Marketing principles.
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Please continue to read as many Younique reviews as you possibly can while researching this company. At the moment Younique is definitely one of the hottest network marketing companies right now however I feel it is too early to fully assess the company’s business opportunity. Expect the compensation plan to change a few times as the company leadership receives feedback from the field. You should always make sure you get to know as much about the company as you can before making a decision. But also understand that if you are new to the direct sales and network marketing industry that your success will come from your ability to generate continuous leads in order to make sales.
In my opinion Younique is just like any other direct sales and network marketing company. They are still a ground floor company. So if you are interested in beauty, cosmetics and skin care and feel comfortable with their products, then Younique is certainly a business opportunity worth looking into. It may be difficult for a newbie to make any real money with this company and even experienced networkers might work hard to build large teams and still not produce a life changing income stream.
Remember, success in network marketing is not a huge mystery. It is just a matter of correct education, proper skills and effective action.
Your comments are welcomed below, if you are a Younique Presenter please share your experiences.