A glance at recent statistics can draw the conclusion that not only are the times changing for many workers around the world, but they have already changed! For many individuals, the day of working in a traditional 9-5 office atmosphere is a relic of the past. The trend now skews more toward making an income on your own terms. More and more people are becoming their own bosses while creating a lifestyle that is geared toward creating a life of flexibility and happiness as a number one priority. According to recent statistics, about 36% of working Americans are now involved in the gig economy.
There are many companies creating waves in the gig economy. Companies like Uber, Lyft, Upwork, and Airbnb are creating a massive shift from traditional work and full-time employment to freelancing, working part-time, and independent contracting. In the gig economy, workers have temporary or part-time positions. This position allows gig economy workers to frequently change employers or work for several different businesses at the same time. Data shows that American freelancers contributed more than $1.28 trillion to the American economy in recent years.
Younique, a direct-sales company based in Lehi, Utah, focuses on empowering hard-working gig-workers, with premium quality cosmetics. Derek Maxfield and Melanie Huscroft, a brother-and-sister team, founded Younique in September 2012 with a mission to uplift, empower, and validate women across the globe. Derek and Melanie say that they firmly believe that all women should feel valued, smart, and empowered through opportunities to better themselves.
Companies like Younique offer women (& men) the opportunity to join a network of like-minded individuals who work together to build one another up. There is no competition within good communities like this, but instead, camaraderie, passion for excellence, and a love of what they do.
Statistics say that 78% of remote workers primarily work from home. Freelancer statistics note that the majority of freelancers and remote workers consider flexible working hours to be the most significant advantage of working remotely.
Younique was the first direct sales company to market and sell almost exclusively through the use of social media. Some other direct sales companies like Scentsy followed suit, but Younique says that they were the first. The company maintains that its pioneered Younique Virtual Parties continue to this day to bridge the tremendous world of social media and the traditional home party business model.
Younique Virtual Parties are how Younique Presenters are sharing their products during this trying time. You do not have to leave your home to invite anyone you want to participate. Younique claims that they provide the innovative and interactive tools and invite you to tap into your own resources and connections that you already have. All you have to do is share a link.
In Aug. 2019, Younique launched the company's first try-on tool that bridges the gap between an online and on-site shopping experience. This one-of-a-kind tool utilizes state-of-the-art facial analysis to allow the user to try on cosmetic products before they purchase virtually. This technology transformed the way Younique Presenters and consumers interact with the brand's premium cosmetics, allowing the consumer to try before they buy and answer the age-old question, "Will this look good on me?" It serves as a great tool for each Younique Presenter in recommending the right products and product shades for their loyal customer base while increasing overall consumer satisfaction. "Since the beginning, Younique has always been a brand at the forefront of technology," Younique Co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Melanie Huscroft said.
Younique explains how their model allows you to get paid instantly through their compensation program, which is an excellent plus in these uncertain times. With the onset of the COVID-19 virus, many individuals have lost employment or have had their jobs put on hold indefinitely. Through companies like Younique, there is the opportunity to immediately begin earning an income through the safety of your own home in the hours you want to work, and get paid within hours of sales you close as a gig-worker.
With the right mindset and some hard work, almost anyone has what it takes to get started in a network marketing business like Younique. In businesses like Younique, there is the opportunity to create your own stability that currently does not exist in most traditional jobs in the economy.
The gig economy trends from a recent study, which mentioned that 51% of freelancers say there is not a high enough offer for them to take a traditional job, which shows that it's not all about the money. Many Presenters for Younique, known as the Y-Sisterhood, say that the experiences they have had with the company are invaluable.
"The moment you start being your true self and doing what makes you happy, that's when your business will start to be super fun and not like a job," said Kelsey Nemier-Cook, a Younique Presenter.