Younique Partners with Coty; A Billion Dollar Beauty Company

Hey folks,

I know I have been kind of absent for a little while doing some soul searching and making life changes, so I will explain that in another post to come. I just HAD to come on here and tell you all about some CRAZY thing that just happened…

Because HOLY CRAP!!

I just got an email that blew my mind. Ladies, are you familiar with brands like GUCCI, 15940715_364436983926266_1717680269005004226_nCalvin Klein, OPI, Marc Jacobs, and Cover Girl? (More in the image to the right –>)Well, all of these well-known brands are owned by one of the worlds LARGEST beauty companies – Coty – a company that has now entered into a partnership with the luxury cosmetics company that you all know I work for; Younique.

Check out a few quotes from the official press release: “Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with approximately $9 billion in revenue”; “Coty is the global leader in fragrance, a strong number two in professional salon hair color & styling, and number three in color cosmetics.”

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Okay, so what does this MEAN? This essentially means that Younique has been recognized for its amazing products, value that we as presenters deliver, and the mission statement behind the entire company to UPLIFT, EMPOWER, and VALIDATE women by one of the largest corporations to the entire beauty industry around the world. This is INSANE.

This partnership holds SO much promise and is SUPER exciting for me.

  1. It means that we will be able to bring out new products more quickly
  2. Replenish supplies of existing products more quickly to reduce the chance of back orders for our awesome customers, AND
  3. We will be able to expand into new territories even faster with the help of our new backer.

If you enjoy makeup even a little bit, come and talk to me! NOW is the time to get involved with this company so that you can get settled in before all of the craziness begins when the new product and market launches start happening. If makeup isn’t your thing, that’s cool! Please share this so that it reaches more people that may actually be searching for something this awesome to fall in their lap. Every share helps my business SO much

Eeep! I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings.
(Please let it include great shimmery highlighters :P)

xoxo

Jess

Younique March NEW Product Launch!

You may or may not know this, but Younique actually releases a line of new products two times a year. We released new products back in September after the announcement at the 2015 convention in Chicago. November after this launch was our BIGGEST month ever for sales, and it was all because of the amazing new products. Well, get ready for some more! Typically Younique has been known primarily for cosmetics with a small degree of skin care products, and we are very happy to report that this is about to change.

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Without further ado, it is with great excitement that I announce the products to become available tomorrow, March 1st 2016!

Younique Beachfront Self-Tanning Spray

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*Mist on a gorgeous natural-looking gradual tan

*Vegan friendly and not tested on animals

*Directions: spritz onto clean, exfoliated skin. Blend

Younique Beachfront Self-Tanning Body Lotion

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*Combines moisturizing and gradual tanning in one easy step
*Infused with emollient Shea Butter, a superb moisturizer and rich source of antioxidants

*Vegan friendly and not tested on animals

*Directions: using the Beachfront Body Applicator, apply product evenly onto clean, exfoliated skin, blending in circular motions. Let dry. If using your hands to blend, wash after use

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Coconut oil conditions the skin
• Green tea extract helps protect the skin
• Brown algae helps balance the skin and retain moisture
• Sodium Hyaluronate aids in boosting and maintaining the skin’s moisture level
• Vitamin E is an oil-soluble antioxidant that helps to protect skin
• Developed with a light fragrance, eliminating the signature self-tanner scent

Beachfront Body Bronzer

Instantly smooth on a bronzed, summery look with Beachfront Body Bronzer, a luxurious and nourishing lotion that both pampers and tints your skin. This bronzer looks like a tanner but acts like your favorite lotion, giving your skin the nourishing and protective 12803166_10100149689101688_5211842373457617619_ntreatment it needs. Special oils, extracts, vitamins, and antioxidants work to moisturize and condition your skin while also protecting from harmful elements. Your skin will look and feel radiant, golden, silky, and soft—and you’ll positively exude confidence.

Younique Beachfront Body Bronzer comes in three flattering,
confidence-promoting shades:
► Sunset, for fair skin
► Hermosa, for medium skin
► Malibu, for darker skin
• Masks the appearance of uneven skin tone and imperfections
• Contains a subtle shimmer that instantly creates the look of
sun-kissed skin
• Coconut oil, green tea extract, sugar seaweed, sodium hyaluronate,
and Vitamin E condition, protect, and nourish skin

Lip Bonbons Tinted Lip Balms

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Get ready to indulge in the ultimate beauty treat! From mouthwatering Red Velvet Cake to a refreshing Vanilla Milkshake, each of the Younique Lip Bonbons Tinted Lip Balms are a treat that will keep you coming back for more. Not only do they hydrate lips with nourishing oils and fruit extracts, but they also keep your lips looking brilliantly beautiful and supple! Much like a decadent dessert, Lip Bonbons Tinted Lip Balms are creamy and rich, thanks to carefully selected ingredients that melt precisely at body temperature.

 

Want to know more?

• Lightly tinted for a subtle, shiny hint of color

• Decadently formulated with Sunflower Seed, Jojoba, Prickly Pear, Coconut Oils and peach, bonbonpomegranate, and goji berry fruit extracts
• Lightly scented with a mild vanilla fragrance

• Luxurious sensorial application with an extra-creamy and smooth texture • Dermatologically tested and approved

• Younique Lip Bonbons Tinted Lip Balms are available in five dazzling colors that add a delicious pop and nourishing shine to any daytime or nighttime look:

► Chocolate Truffle—Coral, Red Velvet Cake—Berry, Cherry Cobbler—Red/Cherry, Raspberry Cheesecake—Pink, Vanilla Milkshake—Nude

Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Does your pursuit for the perfect cat eye constantly make you fashionably late? Get ready to effortlessly wing it with Younique Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner—the new 12806214_10156548276715324_316848752294424517_nbeauty must-have that will give you gorgeously lined eyes that last all day. Whether you are a winged liner novice or an experienced cat eye connoisseur, Younique Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner’s easy application will have your eyes looking bold and beautiful in minutes. With just a few strokes, the applicator leaves a rich matte finish without ever skipping, feathering, or running. Sleek and smooth, Younique Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner’s ultra-fine tip delivers an intricate and dramatic calligraphy look. The no-smudge, water-resistant liquid eyeliner dries quickly for a clean result without any messy transfer. Younique Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner’s modern formula will not only give your eyes a glamorous boost, but will become a beauty favorite in no time!

Need more info?

• Younique Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner comes in five standout colors:

► Perfect—Black, Precarious—Blue, Proper—Brown, Prosperous—Green, Powerful—Grey

• Younique Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner is easily removed with eye makeup remover (try Younique’s Shine Eye Makeup Remover Cloths with sunflower and olive oils, jojoba, vitamin E and rosemary)

• Water-resistant and matte in color

• Ophthalmologically tested and approved

• Dermatologically tested and approved

And last, but not least, the tools:

I am SO excited for these new products to be launched, and I cannot wait to submit my order tomorrow morning and try out these as soon as possible! I am taking pre-orders tonight, so if you’re local and want to get in on my bulk order please get in touch with me ASAP.

xoxo

Jess

3 Reasons to Stop Calling Network Marketing a “Pyramid Scheme”

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“Don’t hate what you don’t understand” – John Lennon

I see posts online with people calling the Network Marketing industry a pyramid scheme all the time, and I hear it in person occasionally as well. I have to say, when this happens it takes a lot of effort to keep myself from educating the people that said it. For this reason, I have set out to hopefully educate some people about Network Marketing a little bit so that we can do away with this line of thinking. To start out, I want to provide you all with the TRUE definition of a pyramid scheme for a basic understanding in case any of you are unsure:

Pyramid Scheme: a form of investment (illegal in the US and elsewhere) in which each paying participant recruits two further participants, with returns being given to early participants using money contributed by later ones.

If you are one of the people that typically refers to Network Marketing companies as a pyramid scheme, I wanted to share these three reasons with you to hopefully help you understand why you should really stop.

UntitledNumber 1: It is untrue. As defined above, a pyramid scheme revolves solely around recruitment. So as an example I wanted to show you what a pyramid scheme ad looks like. I didn’t really browse that hard, I just went to a random advertising group on Facebook and scrolled for about 5 minutes. I found this gem to the left, and this is just the first I came across of what I am sure would be many to be found on the wall of that group. This isn’t an obvious pitch for a pyramid scheme, because obviously, they would get in trouble. However, I have a little insider knowledge with this $25 per referral ad because someone tried to recruit me for this kind of crap in the past. And that is exactly what it is – total bullcrap. THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is a pyramid scheme. Their sole purpose is to go out and recruit people for the “company”. All they have to do to join is pay a small fee of $25+ dollars to join, and then they can start recruiting more people and earning money immediately. It is a constant return of cash from ONLY recruiting.

Do you see the difference between THIS and between legitimate Network Marketing companies? I hope you do, because it is pretty freakin’ huge… THERE ARE PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES FOR SALE… If it is a company that has legitimate products for purchase, it does NOT qualify as a pyramid scheme, despite the fact that it does involve team building. In fact, when you think about a typical corporate environment, there are often bonuses for referrals. When you work at the company for so long, you are granted the opportunity to make recommendations for people that you think would be a good addition to the company. If they are hired, make it through the probationary period, and succeed in their role, you receive compensation for the recommendation. So when you think of it that way, the corporate environment has team building too! The problem here is that this industry is a relatively new concept to people, so it is difficult to grasp I guess. Think of it this way: Each person involved in Network Marketing is essentially the CEO of their own company. In order for a company to grow and become successful, they typically must have other employees and grow in size. It is the same with Network Marketing. To become truly successful, you need to build a team, and you need to nurture that team consistently to help them grow teams of their own as well. When you think of it this way, Network Marketing actually is more of an inverse pyramid. Why? Because in order for one person to be successful, they have to aid their team to be successful. You can’t just recruit a bunch of people, then sit back and rake in cash. You need to train your team, help your team to grow, and push your team to achieve new heights in their business. Nobody can simply sit back and get complacent, which appears to be a common assumption.

Number 2: It is offensive. Seriously though! If you ask anyone in the Network Marketing business what they think about people that refer to their JOB as being a pyramid scheme, chances are they will say that it drives them a little bonkers. It is just so frustrating to be so passionate about a company that you love, and to have so many people on so many different fronts constantly trying to dis what you do. We work HARD at what we do (or at least those of us trying to make this a real career) and it can be offensive and rude to have people look us in the face and call the Network Marketing industry a scam or a pyramid scheme. If you care about your friends and family involved in this industry, please do not use those terms when speaking to them about their business. Even when speaking to strangers, it is best if you just keep those words out of your vocabulary when discussing this topic. These days Network Marketing is becoming super popular for being part-time endeavors, so you seriously could be meeting tons of strangers every day that have businesses outside of their “real” jobs without your knowledge. If you want to avoid an awkward and uncomfortable conversation, just keep those little negative thoughts to yourself!

Number 3: It makes YOU look bad. I am aware that this one may offend a few people, because I am sure that there are a lot of you out there that are guilty of doing this on a fairly regular basis. However, I gotta be real… It seriously makes you look kinda silly and ignorant to those of us that actually know the true definition of a pyramid scheme. We live in a time where SO many people around the world are bringing in full-time earnings by working at home with their direct sales business. There are millionaires in many of these companies, and more and more are made all of the time. If you put the time and effort into this industry, and you are willing to learn and to grow as a person, you can be successful in this industry as well. To say that something is a scam, when it is clearly doing so much good for so many family and individuals around the world, is just ridiculous.

If you have been guilty of this, I want to encourage you to please just stop. Start thinking of Network Marketing for what it really is – a successful business opportunity not for the faint of heart.

xoxo

Jess

Love Makeup and Travel? This is for YOU

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Anybody that knows me well knows that I have been bitten by the travel bug. I had the opportunity to go backpacking through Europe the summer after I got my B.A. degree, and ever since, it is always on my mind. I seem to always be thinking forward to the next opportunity that I will have to travel even before I finish whatever trip I happen to be taking at the time! I am so thankful that I have a business that is taking me to experience totally different and novel places. As a girl that grew up in a super small town in Eastern Canada, I didn’t really experience much of the world until a few years ago.

I can now say that I have been to Spain, France, and the UK. Technically speaking I’ve been to Germany and Ireland too, but I don’t count airports as being travel experiences lol. Within the US, I can now say that I have been to Chicago and California. Chicago was an amazing trip with a bunch of awesome ladies. I got to meet people from all over the world with a common interest: makeup and this awesome company we call Younique. It was so empowering to be around so many influential people, and I learned a lot from some of the top earning leaders within the company.

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Beyond that, I also got to have a great time at the welcome party and the gala dinner. I took an extra day beyond convention because I wanted to explore the city, so I even have some great memories from just hopping on and off tour buses around the city to explore the different landmarks. I was the only one brave enough of my group of friends to go out on the sky deck, and though I was a little scared the floor would fall out underneath me, I managed to snap a few pictures before inching my wobbling legs closer to the main floor.

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One of the women I met in Chicago actually happens to live in Missouri, so I am really excited to have an opportunity to truly explore the best parts of St. Louis while I am down there for the convention. I have already secured my ticket to convention, so I wanted to write to the ladies of the world that love makeup and travel and inform you of the early bird registration deadline. The deadline to purchase your convention ticket at the early bird price point was originally January 15th, 2016 – it has since been extended to February 15th! If you are a current presenter and you haven’t gotten your ticket, I strongly urge you to find the time and money to make it happen this year. You definitely won’t regret it!

If you are reading this as a fellow beauty and cosmetics-lover, and you also have a strong desire to travel, I would like to invite you to chat with me about this amazing opportunity. Younique has given me the confidence and the ability to explore new regions of the world, and I would love to have new positive people to come on this journey with me.

xoxo

Jess

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#1 Reason Why I Love What I do!

I was recently approached by a lady to order some products through me for Younique. She was struggling to place her order through paypal, and asked me to submit the order for her. I helped her get the order situated, and then after not speaking for a few days, I received a panicked message asking me if our products were tested on animals.

This was my response:

“Nope! Haha that is one of many reasons I love Younique. A lot of our product are gluten free as well, while some are fully natural. Mineral makeup is so much healthier for your skin. If you’re concerned about ingredients, you will find a list of all ingredients on our website. If you click on any product you’ll find an option to click so that you know exactly what is in what you are using.”
One of the amazing things about Younique is that they try to use the best possible ingredients in the products so that we can provide top-notch quality to our customers. You may not know this, but the UK actually has banned a significantly larger number of harmful chemicals and ingredients from being used in their cosmetics. Younique actually meets the UK standard of cosmetics, and has grown to be quite successful in the UK market! Additionally, they do not try to hide anything when it comes to what is in the products. Every single product on our website has a spot where you can select “ingredients” to learn about what was used in any given product!
The response that I got back after sending her this message was so positive, that I just had to share it with all of you!
“Oh wow!!! I am loving this more and more!! I have only been using the liquid mineral foundation for a week or two and my skin is already looking better with far less breakouts and I have had bad hormonal acne since I had my daughter, I see a big difference, I can’t wait for the concealer, powder and primer to come in, !!! As soon as the liquid mineral foundation is back in stock please let me know and I’ll order it right away I’m so scared to run out of it now. It’s funny you mention gluten-free I just started a gluten-free diet about a month ago. I’m so happy there’s no testing on animals that’s kind of a dealbreaker for me.”
This is the coolest thing ever!! I am so happy to receive positive feedback from my customers regarding products that they have been using and enjoying. If you have experiences with our products that you would like to share, feel free to post them in the comments! I would love to hear how others are enjoying our products as well.
If you have any questions concerning our products or you need help identifying the best products or shades for you prior to submitting an order, you are more than welcome to reach out to me at jessica@fitnessbeautytravel.com !
xoxo
Jess

2016 Younique Incentive Trip Announcement!

EEK! So I found out where Younique will be sending us on our incentive trip in October of 2016 earlier today while I was at work. ALL day I was just itching to get home so that I could hop on my laptop and write about this amazing incentive!!

Are you ready for this ladies?

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Younique is sending us to Cozumel, Mexico on a FOUR-NIGHT CRUISE taking off from Miami with stops in Key West and Cozumel. That’s not all though. Last year the presenters needed to hit a second level of incentive points in order to be able to bring a guest with them on the cruise. This year – the BASIC incentive point standard will allow you AND a guest to go on a cruise paid for by Younique!!! This makes it THAT much more attainable for you to earn this trip for you and your significant other, spouse, best friend, whatever the case may be!

Who’s ready to get registered with me as a Younique Presenter NOW?

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Now you should also know that even if you happen to fall a little short of collecting enough points for this cruise, there are STILL other fabulous prizes to choose from! You can earn up to $100 US in Y-Cash to spend on your own products and a phenomenal Younique-branded makeup trunk (which I have had my eye on for ages). The bonus prize for those who work extra extra hard and earn points beyond the cruise will earn themselves $150 US credit to be used on-board the cruise ship!

Now I know some of you are probably thinking you could never start now and qualify for the cruise, but that is NOT true. This trip could be earned by anyone regardless of their status, but it is going to take effort. You can earn points through sales, for advancing in status or maintaining your current status, having downline members maintain or advance in status, AND you can even earn 1000 points just for registering to go to convention this summer in St. Louis!! I went to Chicago last summer and it was so empowering and inspiring – definitely a must for all presenters that are serious about their business.

So what happens if you do earn the cruise? Well, you will get to go on a 4-day cruise with our amazing founders, Derek and Melanie, along with hundreds of fellow Younique sisters. Please note that you are responsible for getting yourself to the port in Miami where the cruise takes off. The cruise is covered by Younique, but the airfare will be up to you.

I don’t know about you, but I am FREAKING OUT over here. So excited to get my butt on that cruise and finally explore a bit of Mexico. I would LOVE for you to be on that cruise with me, so the question is, are you going to work for this with me?

Click here to register if you are prepared and willing to work for this with me!

xoxo

Jess

Congratulations to Maeghan!!

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For those of you that don’t recognize her or know who I am talking about, Maeghan has been with me pretty much from the beginning. She attended my very first Younique opportunity event, and joined my team that very night.

Since then, she has grown to be the biggest rock star on my team thus far. She hit her fast start (which is something even I failed to do!!) and she worked her way up to Pink status with me. We’ve done events together, and hung out together. We’ve even chatted about life and her relationship goals before, and I cannot even say how freaking excited I am that she is finally getting her wish and marrying the man of her dreams this summer!!

Congratulations Maeghan and Chris, I am so happy for you both.

Happy Birthday girl, I hope you have a wonderful day <3

xoxo

Jess

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3 Reasons to get involved with Younique this Month

I have had a multitude of conversations with fabulous ladies that have expressed interest in joining the Younique family in the time that I have been with the company. I have a LOT of on-the-fencers in our Information group on Facebook, so I wanted to explain a few reasons why this month right here (January 2016) is the PERFECT time for you to be getting involved with Younique. Maybe you’re one of the people I’ve spoken to in the past, or maybe you’re totally new to the idea. Regardless, this is some information that you need to have in your back pocket to be able to make that decision that could potentially change your life.

Back to the topic of on-the-fencers. It honestly kills me to see ladies rocking makeup looks in their selfies, getting tons of likes and comments from their friends, and not making money in the process. The cycle is pretty similar in a lot of these cases, so I am going to lay it out for you and I want you to be honest with yourself as to whether or not this is YOU:

Scenario 1: The initial conversation about the company and what it is like as a presenter occurs. There is interest, but you want time to think about it. You then fall off the face of the earth. I reach out a few more times, and you ignore my messages but continue to watch my posts. Sound familiar? If so, STOP! Stop watching me grow and build my business on the sidelines, and just muster up the courage to take that leap and do it with me. You’re about to learn why it is in your best interest to do it NOW.

Scenario 2: This one begins in the same way, only it ends with you saying that you will sign up as SOON as you get paid. You may even provide an exact date for when you plan to join. That day comes and goes, and you don’t take that leap. I reach out a few more times and get told the exact same thing with new dates. Those dates come and go too. Ironically, I will see photos of a new tattoo, people partying every weekend, people throwing their money away on this or that. I get it, people like to have tattoos, nice things, to party and let loose, etc. However, wouldn’t it be so much better if you had MORE money to buy and do all of those things? Instead of buying those non-essential things you could be setting aside that money to invest in yourself and a business that can then make you the money you need to invest in the things that you WANT for years to come!

Okay, so now it is time to get down to the nitty-gritty. Why is it so crucial to get involved this month, and what sets it apart from all of the other months of the year?

3 Reasons to get Involved with Younique this Month:

People are getting back on track after the holidays: December can be a really rough month for sales because people are spending all of their money on Christmas gifts and holiday necessities. January is hit or miss because some people have Christmas money they want to spend on makeup, but most people have spent all of their money on holiday stuff in December that it takes them most of January to get caught up. February is when sales can go back up for us! When you get started this month, it allows you to work on setting yourself up for an awesome month in a7f0809f7eff5bbd641fdc5d93e6529bFebruary. Just think – what to women like? A LOT of women like makeup. What holiday is coming up in February? VALENTINE’S DAY!! This is a HUGE opportunity for us to network and make connections with the men in our lives that have to consider gifts for their significant other. Plus, the ladies in our lives may want to splurge on themselves to look great for date night. Since the holiday is just 2 weeks into the month, it is important to make those connections in advance so that the orders arrive in time for the holiday!

We launch in a new market February 1st (FRANCE): Yes, you read that correctly. Younique launches in France next month!! This is honestly SO exciting for me, because for once I actually have a slight advantage in a launch haha! I speak french, so this will allow me to communicate effectively with people in France about the opportunity and be genuine. If you speak french and you love makeup, you NEED to be getting on board prior to this launch. Even if you don’t speak french, it is still a huge opportunity because a lot of french-speaking people can understand English. It is soooo important to establish yourself within the company prior to the launch so that you can work on making those connections 12345788_1716540425242166_1683075681_nwith potential customers and potential Younique presenters in France. You may not know this, but France is actually a huge fashion, style, and cosmetics industry. This means that there will be a HUGE amount of people over there that will be dying to join your team and become a part of this awesome company, or even just to try out the products. If you make connections with these people in advance, you will set yourself up for a killer month. Previous launches like this have allowed presenters the opportunity to rank advance in a single day, sometimes multiple times, simply from establishing connections with people prior to that launch. As I am sure you know, rank advancements mean MORE MONEY.

Our trip incentive points restart in February: So you may or may not know this, but every year Younique offers incentives for the presenters. You have opportunities all throughout the year to rack up points that can later be redeemed for some awesome rewards. Now you can choose to use them on the smaller prizes, OR you can work your A$$ off and work to 1917146_10153797161498744_583202665854512751_ngenerate enough points to earn yourself a spot on the cruise ship. I want to be on that cruise next year, and I am more than willing to work with you to help you earn your ticket so that you can be there right alongside me! If you get started in the month of January it allows you to get yourself trained up, fired up, and ready to hit the ground running February 1st. This way you are not missing any opportunities to collect points, and you don’t end up joining several months down the road and being behind on point collection.

So there you have it. 3 pretty freakin’ powerful reasons why it is in your best interest to get OFF of the fence and get involved with Younique RIGHT NOW. If you’ve been watching posts of Younique presenters and thinking about joining the company, stop thinking and just dive in. Things that are right and that important potentially life-changing decisions are always scary – but you rarely regret having the courage to do it once you do. Seriously though, in this case you really have NOTHING to lose. You will be getting a presenter’s kit full of awesome makeup at HUGE savings, so the worst case scenario here is that you don’t sell anything and you just end up with a kit full of epic makeup to use and love. There are no penalties or fees for quitting or failing to sell!

If you are willing to learn how to succeed in this industry I have no doubt in my mind that you WILL succeed. Why? Because I am going to help you do it. My team has been growing and improving with every passing month. I just had another lady join me this week, and already she has sold over $100 in product. I had a lady join me last month and she ALREADY got her first promotion and is well on her way to hit fast start and get a ton of Younique cash to redeem on her own purchases! You are never alone on our team. I recently invested quite a bit of money into a professional business development training program, and I fully intend to share the knowledge that I gain through that program with the ladies on my team to help them grow as well. Additionally, I have compiled notes from many webinars, podcasts, etc that I have utilized to help me learn the art of network marketing. Those are all available to the ladies on my team through my Team Training Resources section of the site. I want YOU to be successful too, not just me. We are a team, after all.

If you are ready to conquer your fear and dive in, I would LOVE for you to join my team and be a part of this amazing Younique family.

Thanks for reading ladies!

xoxo

Jess

 

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5 Reasons Direct Sales is MADE for the Struggling Student

Something about myself that many of my online readers may not know, is that I actually started my Younique and Beachbody businesses while I was an undergrad student. There are challenges that accompany that for sure, because along with class, you are often trying to balance readings, writing papers, preparing presentations or projects, working part-time, and having some form of social life. Having a direct sales business on top of all of that sounds daunting to you on top of all of your other tasks, and it does come with unique challenges. However, it also has a lot of hidden perks. When you have classes through the week, and schedules that change from one term to the next, it can be difficult to find steady employment that is above minimum wage… and let’s face it, minimum wage on part-time working hours for a student is often just not enough. When I started school, I was actually working three part-time jobs. Each job individually did not provide me with enough hours, so I kept taking on more and more. This resulted in little sleep, a lot of stress, and not enough time to focus on my schoolwork. Any of the higher paid jobs typically do not accept students, because they prefer to have people that are going to be there long-term and working on a full-time basis. Add to that the fact that it is becoming increasingly hard to find a job in the first place, at least where I am from in the Maritimes.

I was pretty fortunate in that I was able to get into a good and steady job the summer after my second year of my degree. It wasn’t much in terms of hours during the winter months, but the hours and income I had during the summer allowed me to save. I also managed to get a perfect job for a student in my final year, a security guard in a government building. I worked weekends, which admittedly did suck, but it permitted me to study and work on schoolwork in between my responsibilities because the building was nearly always shut down on weekends. Most students are unable to have that luxury. For that reason, it is almost like the direct sales industry is perfect for the struggling student.

Here’s 5 reasons WHY direct sales is MADE for the struggling student:

  1. You have the ability to choose your own schedule. Have exams coming up, three papers to write, and a presentation to prepare for a seminar? Not an issue. With a direct sales business, YOU get to choose when and how you work. If you only have 5 minutes before class, you can write a quick post for Facebook and share an image on social media. Network marketing provides you with the freedom and flexibility to CHOOSE when you need to focus on your studies, and when you have time to focus on your business. There were some days when I was just totally drained mentally, emotionally, and physically from school (especially exam week), so having the ability to say “you know what, I think I need to take a day off from working my business and focus on my studies, or even just to relax and power up” is amazing.
  2. You are surrounded by potential customers. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t use that huge advantage while I had the chance. I am shy and more introverted, so I didn’t network like I could have. If you are a social person, this is honestly the perfect opportunity for you to use that to your benefit and make connections that will ultimately propel your business forward. University is just full of students, and gives you a giant advantage over everyone else doing a business. You have opportunities to meet new people DAILY.
  3. You save money on products you love. When you pick a direct sales company to join, you need to make it something that you love and fully support. In doing so, you will be genuine with those around you and they will see that in you. Working for a company that you love will allow you to get the products you would be buying anyway at a much cheaper price, and even make a return on all of your purchases through commissions from sales you make with the company. I chose Beachbody and Younique, and my focus has primary been on my makeup business. It is something that I absolutely love and enjoy doing, and it allows me to save money on amazing makeup that I would be buying full price.
  4. You can take your job with you wherever you go. I went to school in my hometown, but a lot of people that I went to school with were from out of town. Many people came from different cities, provinces, or even countries to study. If this is you, what happens to your job if you go home over the holidays, during summer breaks, or when you graduate? Chances are a place of employment will be okay with 1 week vacation to go home, but they won’t be down with an entire summer. With direct sales, you can bring your business WITH you. While on holiday breaks, summer breaks, or upon graduation, you can continue working on your business. It is even better for you this way, because it allows you to network and make connections in your hometown and across the country as well!
  5. Extra income to support you throughout your degree. Every company is different, so I can’t speak for the payment schedules of all direct sales companies. However, I can tell you that with Younique, I get paid just THREE hours after a sale. The commission is deposited onto a special Younique credit card that you can withdraw from, or even use to pay for in-store purchases like groceries, gas, etc. Personally, I’ve chosen to allow my commission to accumulate on the card and then use it to pay off my student loans. For a student though, this would be perfect for you. If you’re short on cash and you need to pay for a few groceries, you can focus on getting a few sales that day and then have the commission waiting for you 3 hours later to use at the grocery store. Other companies I am sure have different plans. Some will be weekly maybe, some bi-weekly, or some monthly. Either way though, it gives you an opportunity to support yourself throughout your degree with something you enjoy doing on your own time, by your own terms.

The naysayers will try to convince you that it is a waste of time, or that it isn’t worth it, but they are wrong. Even if you only have time to work on it super part-time like I did when I was in school, it still allows you to build a following through networking while in school and establish credibility among your friends, family, and peers. Over time that business will grow, and eventually you will have more time to put into it, and it will be worth it to see the result.

Are you a struggling student with a direct sales business already? I would love to hear about how this industry has helped you throughout the duration of your university career! Please share below in the comments :)

Feel free to reach out to me at any time should you have additional questions!

xoxo

Jess

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What your support really means to me…

When I first got into direct sales as a Beachbody Coach, I really did sign up to help people only after having seen the proof that the programs and products truly make a difference having experienced it firsthand. I then fell in love with Younique, and I joined that company. I admit, when I started I was going about the business ALL wrong. I was posting constantly, basically just making sales pitches, providing absolutely no value, and using photos of random people and anything and everything I found off the internet. I was young and stupid, treating it as a “get rich quick” option.

I’ve since grown up, and I have come to the realization that these companies are not ways to get rich quickly. In fact, they take a lot of work. I am constantly learning, and making and effort to learn through webinars, podcasts, books, etc. I learned that it is not about the sale, but it is about finding the perfect thing that can make your customers happy. It’s about sharing something that you love, and helping others to enhance their lives in a similar fashion.

Unfortunately though, I know there are still people out there that hate my posts about Younique or Beachbody on Facebook or my other social media outlets. I am sure it has even cost me a few “friends” on Facebook at some point, and to that I say “Good riddance”. Seriously. Why? Because so many people these days are shaming those of us that are putting ourselves out there and  working our asses off to make our dreams a reality. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard someone say “why do you bother, you’ve been at it for a year and you’ve only advanced two times?”, or “you’re not going to make any money that way, so why don’t you just give up and go back to school?”. This is honestly very hurtful, especially when it comes from the people that are supposed to love and support you the most. It takes hard work, dedication, time, and so much more to make your dreams come true, so nobody can expect it to happen instantly.

When I first started with Younique and began collecting commissions on that awesome purple credit card, I was spending it. It wasn’t much in the beginning of course, but it was still exciting none the less. I bought myself some new clothes, I used it to pay for gas, and probably a lot more that I am simply forgetting about now that it has been over a year with the company. Want to know how I spend that commission money now?

I DON’T!

Seriously. I stopped using my Younique credit card for purchases a long time ago. I know a lot of presenters use it, and then they will post “look what my Younique credit card bought me”, which is exactly what I used to do too. It is exciting when you can buy things with money that you earned through your business, and you want to share that as a success. Personally, I have since realized that it serves me better to just save all of my earnings from Younique. When I have accumulated enough, I can then finally pay off my student loan debt from my B.A. That is why it makes me so happy when people purchase from me locally, or they purchase from me online through my website. It excites me because every sale is another customer that will hopefully love the products as much as I do, and every single happy customer gets me one step closer to making my dream a reality and paying off my student loans to finally live debt free.

THAT is what you are supporting when you purchase things from me. Not a drinking habit, a smoking habit, a tattoo obsession, etc. You’re supporting a girl that is trying to save up to pay off her student loans. When you buy from other people in direct sales, in many cases, you are supporting a mom trying to care for her kids, students trying to earn some money to get by, a person trying to support a family member going through treatment for cancer, etc etc etc. I read another blog post recently that totally nailed it, and if you have the time, I definitely recommend you Click Here and take a look.

People need to stop thinking of those of us in direct sales as the enemy, or as something to avoid just because we do network marketing. People seem to think that it is the lazy way to make money, but I can tell you with certainty that if you want to be successful in the network marketing industry you definitely can not get there by being lazy. I even know a person that was SO dead set against supporting someone in direct sales, that she went and purchased a product that I was selling straight from the website to deliberately ensure that she did not support me or anyone else. To me, that is just awful. You’re not supporting a huge corporation or CEO to line their pockets and build another vacation home, you’re supporting a real person that is trying to make an honest living and build a future for themselves. Obviously some people use these opportunities in the wrong way, but there are people that break the rules in every profession, and that does not mean that everyone else should automatically be ruled as unworthy of support because of a few bad examples.

Now I don’t know exactly where my life will take me, I mean, who knows! Maybe I will go back to school in a year or two to further my education. Why does that mean that I have to give up my business though? Can I not continue working on building my future while I am getting an education? I mean I am doing it part time right now already, because I do have a full time job… So my advice to you is this: If you have a loved one that is working in the network marketing business, please do not tell them to quit or tell them that what they are doing is stupid or worthless. I strongly believe that everyone should have a network marketing business on the side, which they can nurture slowly over time. Bit by bit, you could be creating a retirement fund for yourself. You could be creating an education fund to put your children through university, which is something that most kids, like myself, never had. If you are like me and you love to travel, you could be creating your travel fund. The possibilities are endless.

To anyone that has purchased anything through me in the past, or anyone that does so in the future, I just want you to know that I do truly appreciate your support. It is because of you that I haven’t given up, and that I continue to work at making my dreams come true. If you were reading this as the kind of person that avoided network marketers, I hope that this will help you to see that it is truly a great thing to support your friends and loved ones in their business endeavors.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo

Jess