This post is going to be primarily Jamberry and Younique based because that is the company I am personally involved in but the advice should be taken on board; no matter what company you are with. Choosing the right sponsor or representative for the company you wish to join up with can really make or break your relationship with that company.
Since joining Younique I’ve had a few people approach me asking for help, they’ve not been on my team or even under my upline but have been desperate for someone to help them with their Younique business. They’ve wanted advice, support, ideas and generally just someone to be there to rant to because they have felt that they’ve been unable to approach their sponsor. That isn’t how it should be.
In almost every job, whether it is paid employment or something like Younique, you will find good people and bad people. Some people are fantastic at their “job” and help the people under them thrive but now and again, you get the bad egg. That person who is so self involved that, unless you are directly helping them succeed then you don’t matter – I’ve had many of these in previous jobs.
The nice thing about Jamberry, Younique and other direct selling companies is that YOU get to choose who is above you (to a certain extent) so doing your research is a must. Chat to more than one person who works for the company, make sure the information they are giving you matches up – because some will (unfortunately) say anything if it means you will sign up under them. Ask them for their Facebook address, their business page, to join their VIP group and google them. Really take a look at who is going to be there to support you through any bad times and cheer you through the good.
One Presenter recently contacted me via my business page, desperate for help. She’d been with Younique for less than two weeks and wanted to give up. She had been given bad advice, spent a fortune on giving away free make-up and boosting posts, and just couldn’t see what she could do to get started. She felt her Sponsor was ignoring her because she was struggling, she asked for help and got ignored but could see all the other Presenter’s on her team being praised. I chatted to her for a while, gave her my honest advice and added her on Facebook so I could always be around. I chatted to my Sponsor about her and my Orange Status upline, we gave her advice and we invited her to our team page as an honorary member; so she can ask questions and be recognised for the amazing work she is doing. It’s safe to say she is feeling a lot more positive about her venture and is making lots of plans – her regret? She wishes she was on a different team, but you can’t switch Sponsors.
I only do this for hobby money, but I do care about the success of others. I’m willing to spend the entire day just chatting if it will help someone else to keep on track, to earn money and to feel better about what they have chosen. I am proud that I make time for anyone who needs me, even if it isn’t a direct benefit to me.