Claire Danielle Cowan has been a Younique Rep since the company first launched in the UK. I interviewed her nearly 18 months ago when she had just been presented with a giant novelty sized cheque for $10,000 but did the Multi Level Marketing dream continue after that or did it vanish into thin air.
It’s been 18 months since we last spoke and you had just been given a giant cheque for $10,000 from Younique! What’s happened in the time since?
It’s been a whirlwind ! I still pinch myself everyday . We now have a team of over 24,000 women and a few men. Not only my life has changed but I’m now seeing lots of lives change . From people being able to leave their full time employed jobs to be able to stay at home with their kids , new houses , new cars , holidays , our team are achieving great things . The growth is incredible , Younique just keeps going from strength to strength.
For me it’s not about what I earn . It’s about the freedom I now have.
Every MLM seems to claim that it is the next ‘big thing’ but what is it that you think has made Younique connect so well with the female population?
Youniques mission is to Uplift , empower and validate people. This is exactly what we do. We don’t just sell incredible products. We give women (and men!) confidence, hope, and belief in themselves.
We teach them how to become the very best version of themselves and to work on their mindset. When they get to that point – it’s then they see their business really take off . It’s all about confidence.
Have you found any negative backlash at all in the MLM world? Perhaps those jealous of how well you are doing?
If there has been any , I don’t take an interest in it . I have no time for negativity in my life.
How have you family and friends been with you regarding your new found wealth?
Everyone has been verysupportive.. And those who haven’t been are no longer a part of my life . The first main lesson I learned was cut out any negativity around me in order to live a positive happy life
How do you feel about claims that the UK market for Younique is actually over saturated?
There’s around 64 million people in the UK. We have approximately 50,000 presenters, plus not all of these presenters are active. So the numbers speak for themselves, over saturated we most definitely are not.
I speak to people everyday who have not even heard of Younique. We are just getting started . Also bear in mind that we are a social media based business which means we are not limited to where we can sell to / sponsor from. Currently we are open in the UK , North America, Canada , Australia , New Zealand , Germany , Mexico , France and soon to be Spain.
What sort of opportunities have you been able to have since you joined Younique that you NEVER thought you would be able to do?
I was able to quit my full time job last October. Something I never thought would be possible.
I’m now at home to see my son off to school and here when he comes home.
Travel was also one of my main objectives. I’ve been able to travel a lot ! Including Utah 3 times, Poland, Iceland, Spain, Thailand, Germany, Miami, Jamaica, France.
This month alone I’ve been to Thailand on a 2 week family holiday, Spain for 3 days as a treat for my leaders and as I write this I’m sat on a plane on my way to Las Vegas to The Most Powerful Women in Network Marketing Event.
I’ve traveled more in the last 18 months than I had in my whole life previously !
The future looks very bright. I have lots of plans.
Has your success made you think about getting into other MLM systems at all?
Not at all . I genuinely believe in finding the company that you are passionate about and putting in 100% . There’s lots of great companies out there . I wouldn’t have time to focus on anything else . This company is not just a job to me it’s a huge part of my life and I can’t imagine doing anything elsewith any other MLM company.
Why is it that you think the churn rate is so high with MLM? Why do so many people start off with a bang and full of enthusiasm but soon enough seem to give up and throw in the town? Is there a responsibility on the sponsor not to set exceptions TOO high?
The problem is that people expect to ‘get rich quick’ . We all know this is not the case and definitely not how this industry works . Everyone starts off with excitement and momentum , but when the going gets tough people quit rather than carry on . That’s why personal development is such a huge part of this business . It’s all about growing into the person you need to be to be able to deal with the hurdles that come along . It takes time, dedication , persistence, but mainly consistency . I’m always honest with everyone that joins, I never sugar coat anything . If you want huge success – be prepared to work HARD for it! If their reason for wanting to change their life is ‘big’ ie their ‘why’ then that should be enough motivation to keep them going.
What are the qualities that you think make a good presenter and what qualities do you think you need to be a successful sponsor in any MLM system?
You don’t need experience to be able to do this . What you do need is a positive attitude, commitment and drive . You need to want to change your life and be prepared to do whatever it takes . To be a successful sponsor you have to genuinely want to help others to achieve whatever it is that they have joined this business for . That’s the secret to success . Want it for others as much as you want it for yourself . When they succeed you succeed, both personally and professionally. There are few things that can beat the feeling of being a part of someone changing their life for the better.
If you would like to join Younique and follow in Clare’s footsteps then simply go here to join up.