Younique Cosmetics is an American MLM business which is launching in the UK on October 1st 2014.
This is not the first time that I have received advance notice of a new MLM company coming to the UK. Normally I am wooed by a plethora of American sales reps who think that I am the gateway to all the UK mums who want to work, and promise me untold riches if I sign up with them.
I have turned down quite a few such opportunities, because quite frankly, I have been in MLM before and I know the amount of work needed to invest in building a downline, and I also know that you really need to love the products before you even begin, and love the sales techniques they feed you.
I have seen several of my contacts embrace these opportunities at the start and go on to build a substantial business in no time, because it always pays to be in at the beginning with MLM. But for me the time and the products just weren’t right before.
But Younique Cosmetics has turned my head, and this time I am going to go for it.
I don’t wear a huge amount of make up. But the make up I do wear has been mineral makeup exclusively for the last few years, because it suits my skin, stays on nicely and doesn’t cause itchiness or rashes. I discovered bareminerals a few years ago, which is hugely expensive, but made such a difference to me, and I also love the cheaper but still lovely Body Shop minerals brand.
So, to start off with, I love the basic idea of what Younique have to sell, and even though I haven’t tried it yet, I can see from the range that I am just going to love it.
The packaging is gorgeous, the colours are lovely, and I love the idea that I can receive a starter pack containing lots of different colours for just £69 – when I look and see what I can get on bareminerals site for that money I know that I am in the money before I make a single sale.
I have read some reviews of the Younique products and I am convinced that this is something that women in the UK will embrace with open arms:
The idea that I can try out the new colours in my home without having to go into a shop and deal with a pushy sales rep is enough to convince me – i am investing in this starter pack because I would love to have that much mineral make up for £69. Once I know what colours I like, I will be able to order my make up online and pay wholesale prices. I might even start wearing it more…
The second thing that has convinced me is the mission statement of the company
LOOK BEAUTIFUL.BE BEAUTIFUL. INSIDE AND OUT!
Our mission is 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.
I think that is really lovely – a small amount of make up can do wonders for self esteem, and while I am not of the orange faced “can’t leave the house without it” brigade, i can still see how having a regular supply of a make up brand i trust could do me good, and how i could persuade others to try it too.
The final thing which has convinced me is that Younique encourages its presenters to sell online. They are suggesting that I can just take pictures of myself wearing the make up and everyone will buy from me. Now, I wasn’t born yesterday, and I’m fairly certain that the best sales people will do a little more than that…. but the idea that I can run a MLM business without doing home parties or door to door leaflet drops sounds like a mighty fine idea to me. I have a huge contact list up and down the UK and I will be able to sell to all of them.
So I plan to be one of the original Younique presenters in the UK, which I means that I will sign on the dotted line on October 1st and my website will be selling make up from November 1st – hopefully along with a huge team of people (and their friends) that have decided to join me. I have researched my upline thoroughly, and am joining up with a team that has a lot of additional sales materials and help for its new presenters. One of the other good things about starting at the beginning is you can choose your upline.
Does anybody out there fancy joining me? If you do, please sign up to this mailing list and I will let you have some details as soon as I get them myself. This does not commit you to joining Younique, it’s just so i can send you more information as soon as it is available. I expect that every member of my team will be able to start on Day 1 – ready to sell and recruit and make a success of the new business right from the start.
I’ve worked with a few MLM businesses before, and made all the common mistakes already.
I think that this time I am well set up to cut through the huge volume of sales training that you get in many businesses, and to find my own sales and presenting style with a great set of products. I think I have enough experience of MLM, online selling and business in general to lead you as you get started, and I’m sure I have chosen a great upline team for us all to join up with.
Can I help you to start your UK business too?
What’s the worst that could happen?
Well, at worst I will spend £69 and have a whole box of lovely new makeup for this Christmas season – at best I will have some beautiful gifts for my friends and the start of a whole new income stream, surfing on the wave of the next big thing.
Either way sounds good to me – or anything in between – anybody else with me?
Watch this space……x