So you have ordered your presenter’s kit, purchased your URL, ordered your business cards, ordered your cash & carry mascara and started talking to people.  The next thing to understand is the compensation plan.

Let’s go through the definitions of each requirement so that as I’m talking about what you need to do and how much you get paid, you will have a full understanding of what I’m talking about.  Please note, these definitions are taken straight out of the Younique Independent Presenter Guide:

Personal Retail Sales (PRS):  The sum of the retail value of commissionable products sold to a presenter or customer (page 8)

Company:  A presenter and her entire downline

Circle:  A presenter and her downline excluding any Green status or higher and their downlines

Wholesale Sales:  75% of Retail Sales.  The remaining value of the original sales amount after Retail Royalties/Commission have been deducted

Qualified  First-Level Presenter:  All first-level presenters who have 125 in Personal Retail Sales in the current month

Rolling 3 months:  to avoid being inactivated, each presenter must sell at least 125 in PRS during the previous 3 months

Lifetime Sales:  To achieve Yellow status, a presenter must have a “Lifetime” PRS of 1,000.

Royalties:  Compensation paid to a presenter for her authorized sale of commissionable Younique Products as well as her leadership activities that result in the sale of commissionable products by her downline presenters.

Generation:  Each member of your Company who reaches Green status or higher breaks away from your Circle and becomes a Generation along with her downline.

First Generation (Elites):  members of your company that you, yourself have signed directly underneath you who have reached Green Status or above

Second Generation (Elites):  members of your company that your first generation has signed directly underneath them who have reached Green Status or above

Third Generation (Elites):  members of your company that your second generation has signed directly underneath them who have reached Green Status or above 

Now that we have gone over the definitions, let’s start by going through each status so that you are fully aware of how you get paid at each status.  Please note that when I speak about total dollar amounts that need to be reached, it is in USD and will have to be converted to your currency:

White Status:

  • Need to have a Lifetime PRS of $125 USD (Lifetime PRS does not reset on the 1st of every month)
  • 20% commission on all sales (retail royalties)

Yellow Status:

  • Need to have a Lifetime PRS of $1,000 USD (Lifetime PRS does not reset on the 1st of every month)
  • Please note that your $125 USD from White Status DOES count towards your $1000 USD needed to achieve Yellow Status
  • 25% commission on all sales (retail royalties)

Pink Status:

  • $250 USD of monthly PRS (this amount does reset on the 1st of every month)
  • $2,000 USD in monthly Company Whole Sales (75% of your entire company’s total PRS)
    • Younique subtracts 25% of company sales as this is the Royalty that is paid to your company of presenters)
  • 1 qualified presenter (in order to qualify, the presenter must place a minimum monthly order of $125 USD)
  • 25% commission on your PRS
  • 3% circle royalties – Royalties/commission paid on total Circle Sales

Blue Status:

  • $250 USD in monthly PRS (this amount does reset on the 1st of every month)
  • $4,000 USD in monthly Company Whole Sales (75% of your entire company’s total PRS)
  • 2 Qualified presenters
  • 25% commission on your PRS
  • 4% circle royalties – Royalties/commission paid on total Circle Sales

Green Status:

  • $500 USD in monthly PRS (this amount does reset on the 1st of every month)
  • $10,000 USD in monthly company whole sales (75% of your entire company’s total PRS)
  • 3 qualified presenters
  • $2,000 USD in monthly circle whole sales (75% of your circle’s total PRS)
  • 30% commission on your PRS
  • 5% circle royalties – Royalties/commission paid on total Circle Sales
  • 3% first generation royalties – Royalties/commission paid on your first generation elite’s total Circle Sales

Orange Status:

  • $500 USD in monthly PRS (this amount does reset on the 1st of every month)
  • $20,000 USD in monthly company wholesales (75% of your entire company’s total PRS)
  • 3 qualified presenters
  • $4,000 USD in monthly circle whole sales (75% of your circle’s total PRS)
  • 1 first generation elite
  • 30% commission on your PRS
  • 5% circle royalties – Royalties/commission paid on total Circle Sales
  • 3% first generation royalties – royalties/commission paid on your first generation elite’s total circle sales
  • 4% second generation royalties – royalties/commission paid on your second generation elite’s total circle sales

Purple:

  • $500 USD in monthly PRS (this amount does reset on the 1st of every month)
  • $40,000 USD in monthly company wholesales (75% of your entire company’s total PRS)
  • 4 qualified presenters
  • $6,000 USD in monthly circle whole sales (75% of your circle’s total PRS)
  • 2 first generation elites
  • 30 % commission on your PRS
  • 6% circle royalties – Royalties/commission paid on total Circle Sales
  • 3% first generation royalties – royalties/commission paid on your first generation elite’s total circle sales
  • 4% second generation royalties – royalties/commission paid on your second generation elite’s total circle sales

Black Status:

  • $500 USD in monthly PRS (this amount does reset on the 1st of every month)
  • $80,000 USD in monthly company wholesales (75% of your entire company’s total PRS)
  • 4 qualified presenters
  • $10,000 USD in monthly circle whole sales (75% of your circle’s total PRS)
  • 4 first generation elites
  • 30% commission on your PRS
  • 6% circle royalties – royalties/commission paid on total circle sales
  • 3% first generation royalties – royalties/commission paid on your first generation elite’s total circle sales
  • 4% second generation royalties – royalties/commission paid on your second generation elite’s total circle sales
  • 5% third generation royalties – royalties/commission paid on your third generation elite’s total circle sales

Why is Younique’s compensation plan structured this way?

If you notice, in white and yellow status, you are not asked to recruit members.  The reason for this is in order for you to start recruiting members, you need to know how to sell Younique’s products.  By the time you have reached $1,000 USD in lifetime sales, you have now attained enough knowledge in selling Younique that you can pass on to your downline.

Once you become Pink status, you notice that your PRS is significantly lower than Yellow Status.  The reason for this is because now, Younique wants you to become an expert at recruiting.  They have dropped your PRS to $250 USD so that you can concentrate on becoming an expert on recruiting.  Eventually, your PRS increases at Green Status where you have now become an expert on selling and recruiting, and now need to concentrate on making your company a well-oiled machine.

Another thing to note with this compensation plan, is that every presenter that is Pink and above, returns to Yellow Status at the beginning of every month.  You’re recognized status will always be the highest status you have achieved with Younique, however, in order for you to get that particular compensation, you need to fulfill those requirements on monthly basis to reap the benefits.  If you have any questions about this, feel free to speak with your sponsor.

Fast Start:

When you join Younique, people will be talking to you about “Fast Start”.  Here’s what it is:

  • In your first 90 days with Younique, you need:
    • $2000 lifetime PRS
    • 3 recruits (they do not need to be qualified)

A small number of presenters achieve this and if you do, consider yourself exceptional.  If you do achieve this, you get $250 USD/$300 CAD in y-cash!  You can spend this y-cash however you like.  I, personally, spent my y-cash on building my Younique kit.

If you are in your first 90 days, you will see a Fast Start Tracker in your back office so you can keep track and monitor how much more you need to achieve it.  Once the 90 days are over, the tracker will disappear.

Beginner goals to work towards:

  1. Get to Yellow so you can get start getting your 25% commission (Once you hit Yellow, your commissions will never be less than 25%)
  2. Work on getting your “Fast Start”
  3. Write down your 100 list of people to contact

How do I get paid?

After you place your first order, you will receive an email from a company called “Payquicker” notifying you that you have received a payment from Younique.

In order to pay you for your hard work, Younique opens a bank account through Payquicker so that they can deposit your commissions directly without you having to wait for a check to be mailed to you.  Once you receive $50 in commission, you will be sent a Younique bank card that acts like a debit/visa.  Here’s what it looks like:

You can either use your bank card and spend your commissions directly from your account or login online and transfer your commissions to your personal bank account for a small fee of approximately $2.

When do I get paid?

This, I think, is the one of the many highlights of Younique.  For your PRS, Younique pays you 3 hours after every online sale.  You will receive an email notification from Payquicker advising you that Younique has deposited your commission into your account.

As for your circle and generation royalties, you get paid on those on the 8th of every month.  The reason for this is because Younique has to wait until the end of the month to see how everyone did and calculate how much everyone earned.  You are only paid on circle and generation royalties once a month.

I hope this made sense and answered all of your questions.  I know that if you are new to network marketing, the compensation plan can be quite overwhelming if you are not familiar with the terminology.  If you have any questions about anything, feel free to speak with your sponsor, leave a comment in the section below or send an email to info@youniqueblog.com.