Cards, Cosmetics, Christmas etc

Happy Friday from Younique by TheaNow that I am running a greeting cards business as an Independent Phoenix Trader, it’s my aim to combine it with Younique. It’s been about a year of running my Younique business and things are going amazingly well so I don’t see any reason to change things where that’s concerned…

The cards happened as a bit of a spur of the moment idea. Recently on a visit to Stornoway to deliver some website training, I met a lovely lady on my course called Janet who had her own card business blog. It was intriguing. As I’d always love giving and receiving cards – I thought it might be fun to join. On a bit of a whim, I plunged all my Younique commissions last month into starting up with Phoenix.

A Card for Every Occasion - Theas CardsNow my flat is over run with greeting cards of all descriptions. Thank you cards, wedding cards, sympathy and thinking of you cards…naturally there are loads of Christmas cards and birthday cards as well. But Phoenix is more than cards it’s all kinds of other items too. Planners, colour-in table cloths, wrapping paper, notebooks, etc.

In the run up to Christmas, the aim will be to have parties in Central Scotland or attend fairs, conferences, craft shows with the cosmetics, some cards and maybe cake, champaign, coffee…or cocktails? For alliteration purposes, I like the Cs – but I guess it really could be anything.

One of my rock stars, and long time friends, Karen McKay is a Younique presenter in Lanarkshire, and her daughter is now selling Candles. So there may be some of those in the mix. Who knows? Open to suggestions on where we might host some festive parties or events.

Need any Extra Money for Christmas?

If you have any interest in cards or cosmetics and need some extra income, why not start your own business. If you like makeup, then Younique may just be the perfect fit. Younique is especially good if you are pretty online savvy but you don’t have to me. You can run your business however you want!

If greeting cards and stationery are more your thing – then becoming a Phoenix Trader may be more to your tastes. Or you could be like me and do both.

Shop for Cards - #theascards

Happy to talk to anyone who is interested in working from home (or anywhere) and being their own boss. These two have opportunities in different countries. Both are options in the UK but the cards aren’t in the US. If you’re in France and want to set up a business then the greeting cards option is for you but Younique is not there yet. So perhaps the best way to reach me is to email me to talk about your interests and to see if either would suit you. I can be reached by my first name (Thea) at this domain name as it is in the header of this website. Or on either phone number there.

Finally am looking for a card-lover in the UK who wants to join my Phoenix team soon – because I have a special offer “Golden Ticket” with your name on it. If you sign up before the end of the month you get a bonus pack of cards & goodies in addition to your starter pack!

Giving FREE Greeting Cards with Cosmetic Orders

Right now for every Younique order placed directly from me, I’m giving away FREE greeting cards (1 per order). Either people can request a certain kind of card – e.g. birthday card or Christmas card….or I’ll select one for them at random!

Where to shop for Cards and Cosmetics?

If you’re interested in checking out the products from either company feel free to visit my Younique website or the Thea’s Cards site over on Phoenix Trading. Reach out with any questions you may have!

Fitness, Tunes, Social Media Training & Younique

New Year passed and the even the January blues are gone. ValenRelax nothing is under control...tine’s Day came and went. (Mine was surprisingly excellent – in case you’re wondering).

Work was very slow to kick off in January, but finally things are ramping up here in February.

My energy, too, is ramping up to. Have even started to jog (lightly) again this week. My motivation? My high school reunion is fast approaching which I intend to attend (will be the first one I make!) With that in mind, I’m determined to shed a pound or even a stone. Good thing the 5×50 is on the horizon. That always gets me going – in every sense of the word.

Also to add to this fitness spurt, I just uncovered a Pilates DVD yesterday which had been lost in my lounge for the last few years! Look forward to starting that again. The last time I did it religiously, I lost inches in the waist.

Live Music in Glasgow

Bear's Den Glasgow Oran MorNot only is working picking, fiber lash mascara sales increasing, exercise ramping up, but I am also getting out to more gigs once more! Last week I had the pleasure of seeing Bear’s Den at Oran Mor one night, and then Sophie Rogers at the Opry the next.

Both gigs were positively fantastic. It felt so good to be hearing some live music! Nothing beats a good night out at a gig – don’t you agree? I believe the next one may be Royal Blood at the fabulous Barrowlands.

February Training Offer

1-2-1webThis month I’m offering 2-4-1 training on a bespoke 1-2-1 basis. Some fabulous ladies taking advantage of the special offer.

I go into people’s homes or visit them at their office to provide training on WordPress, Social Media, SEO or help with tablets, phones and apps.

Two hours for the price of one hour for February – if you’re interested – or if you know anyone who needs a little one to one tuition or hand holding. Reach out to me, my many details are on the top of this site or simply call 0141 416 1492 now!

My Younique Business

For those interested in makeup, I’ve been documenting my journey with Younique over on my other Glatitude site. Each week I’ve been writing a series called My Week with Younique and a few blogs about our 3D Fiber Lashes (in particular the Real vs Fake mascara blog is doing very well indeed). If you like makeup – especially trying, buying and talking about it, and fancy a 2nd pay check each month then reach out for more info on that too. FYI If you do want to join #theAteam, I do provide bespoke training to my teamies!

Finally, speaking of Younique, I’m very excited to be meeting my sponsor for the very first time! You see, Joanna lives in the Scottish Highlands, and will be down visiting Glasgow this week. Will be so nice to put the name to the face…

7 Reasons I Signed up With Younique

Why I Became a Younique Presenter

My friend Cathie was over last week and we were talking about Multi-Level Marketing Companies (MLMs) in general. I’ve got several friends who do various different ones (beauty products, money saving ones etc). As someone who’d like to build a passive income business, I’ve been on the look out for years. I needed to find one that was right for me, but expressed a desire to find one where I could get in at the ground level. By that I mean before everyone has already heard about it – or knew someone doing it already…

Cathie then mentioned a friend of hers in the Highlands, Joanna, who was doing “something to do with makeup” – according to what she’d read on her Facebook timeline.

So we had a look at Joanna’s timeline and there it was – Younique Products. It’s an American company that is two years old and already has grown to seventy-five million there, but has yet to launch here in the UK! It’s on target to being the fastest-growing Direct Sales company in history. That’s some feat!

“Wow this could be a good fit.” I thought to myself…

Not because I am a big make-up fiend, (if you know me, you’ll know I’m not super knowledgable on the matter), but because it’s an amazing opportunity. They market solely through Social Media (something I know a thing or two about) and they sell in various countries around the world.

My website soyouvebeendumped.com is global and what do women who’ve been dumped need after a break up? But a wee boost to their self-esteem. They need to feel sexy and empowered! Not just dumped women – but most women!

So I did what any self-respecting, potential, distributor (called “Presenters” for Younique) would do – I researched for days on end.

I learned that their biggest selling product is their Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. They sell 15,000 of these bad boys a day and I want a piece of that action, my friends. I watched videos on how to apply it. I read countless reviews – most were positive (but not all)…and just tried to get a feel for the company.

I contacted one lovely girl – back home in the San Francisco Bay Area, Robin, and she spoke highly of Younique. It all started to sway me – even if still a little skeptical.

A few days later I spoke to Cathie’s friend Joanna at length, and by the end of the call I said I was interested in being a part of her team! I signed up when we hung up and I am happy to report that I am number nine for her team, in the 3000s for the UK, and in the 120,000 range globally.

7 Reasons I Decided to join Younique:

Two days ago, I decided to become a Younique Presenter for a variety of reasons and here are some of the main reasons below…

1) Low Barriers To Entry.
Younique has a low sign-up rate. It costs just £69.00 +£10.00 forYounique Presenters Starts Kid  the Presenter Kit’s shipping. That was affordable to me – so I figured, in the worse case scenario, at least I’d walk away with a bunch of make up and a cool box. (See pic)

In the box is “Everything You Need to Get Started”:

  • 3D Fiber Lashes
  • Uplift Eye Serum †
  • Glorious Face & Eye Primer
  • Lucrative Lip Gloss – Luxe ‡
  • Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eye Liners – set of 3 (Perfect, Pristine, Prim)
  • White Status Charm (on purple ring)
  • Free business website
  • Instant Access to the Younique Virtual Party System™ (start hosting parties immediately)
  • £20 GBP Younique Cash on your birthday, annually
  • PayQuicker Younique bank account
  • Presenter Guide
  • All of this comes in our signature black faux leather,  embossed Younique case

I can’t wait to receive that kit! What fun!

NOTE: The presenter’s kit has changed since the time of writing this blog. Click the image to view more details about it (on Google+).

New Younique Presenter's Kid 2015

2) A Great Mission! I liked really like Younique’s mission. So much so – it’s in perfect alignment with mine for So You’ve Been Dumped. Effectively they aim to  “uplift, empower, and validate women everywhere”. You can read more about Younique’s Mission here…and as I said, it’s a similar aim – which I want for the women and the men on my site, too!

3) Satisfaction Guaranteed! (Updated) Before I tried the products, I read hundreds of reviews across the web (not all favorable I hasten to add!) It was more positive than negative out there. Most-importantly, because they want their customers to be so happy with their products, they have a good money-back guarantee. (Since I’ve joined I’ve tried MOST of the products and am very happy with all of them so far!)


Click here or the image to view in full on Youniques website.
Younique guarantees satisfaction - their products - check this out!

 4) Younique Mostly Markets Online.
Unlike many of other MLMs it’s among the first who do all their promotion totally online via Social Media. Hey ho, guess what, I am a Social Media Trainer – so it sure feels like a good fit that way too! So basically all my parties are online. Here is the link to Thea’s Younique Launch  Party!

If you’re in the US/Canada or Australia/NZ, you can buy already, but for UK it’s pre-orders only just now. They’ll be shipping products from 1 Nov. How exciting is that??

5) Younique has a Proven Track Record.
Well, ok, they’re not as long established as some of your other MLM beauty brands, but the fact they’ve grown as far as they have in two years is super-encouraging, to me. I suspect they’ll still be here this time next year which is a good thing.

6) Youniques’ Structure’s Enticing.
You start at White as an “Entry Presenter” and work your way up the way to Black an “Exclusive Presenter”.  It’s a transparent and simple plan. Well almost…I like that it’s not that you’re just earning on the recruits you bring in but the ones they bring in too, and the ones they bring in, and so on! Deep levels!

younique's royalty plans

7) The Royalties!
When you make a sale, Younique thinks you deserve your money as quickly as possible! Receiving royalties is quick and easy and within three hours of making a sale! My earnings from sales are deposited into my very own PayQuicker account!A Younique Presenters Master Card

To be honest that shocked me a little. It sounded a little too good to be true – so I was thinking “what if people return the items?” But Joanna assures me they’d just settle (deduct) royalties with future sales on my account.  Awesome!

Now I am YOUNIQUE – You Can Be Too 🙂

jointheateamSo with all the info, I was happy to give it a whirl! Apart from my time and £79.00 ($99) – I’d really have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.  If it sounds like something you want to try too, wherever you are in the world – you can be apart of my team. I’d love to have you. I don’t expect I’ll be pushing the team aspect too much. My whole ethos for this is NO HARD SELL – #nohardsell. No one likes pushy people or hard sales so this will be case of softly softly. So click the image above or join Younique Team Thea here.

I’ll write again this weekend – or early next week – when the kit arrives. Hey check out my presenter’s kit “unboxing video” – though some of the contents have changed.