Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Have you ever been in Facebook Jail?

So, yes.  I have been in Facebook Jail.  About 4 times and it really stinks.  Heaven forbid we get punished for being social on social media!  Seriously?  I am the first Presenter of Younique and look how many Presenters we have now.

Total Younique Presenters Worldwide


Okay, isn't that totally cray cray?  We launched in Nov. 2012.  I NEVER in my WILDEST dreams thought we would get to this point!  So, the way you get put in FB jail is if you request too many people who don't accept your friend request or say they don't know you outside of FB, then your account is flagged and for 30 days, you can't request friends or send messages to anyone you are not friends with.  It is really frustrating.  I think it should totally be the choice of the individual whether or not they become friends with you or not.  Other social medias are not nearly as strict.  How are you supposed to network?  A lot of the friend requests I send are to new Presenters.  I like to be friends with them because then you can see their posts and get ideas from them.  Their success is my success.  My name comes up to as Jessica Hermansen - Younique Presenter so I would think they would see the word Younique and just accept my friend request.  I wish I could personally call up Mark Zuckerberg and tell him how I feel!  Facebook doesn't even have a phone number you can call.  You can send an email but they don't personally respond but "take their email suggestions very seriously".  Has anyone else out there been in FB jail before?  Please comment below and tell me your opinion.  Thanks!

My Younique News of the week!

I am in awe.  Really, will someone pinch me?  In Jan of 2013, I had 15 women on my Younique team.  As of today, I have 722!  Here are my stats for the month so far and April isn't even over!!! 

  • Personal Retail Sales
    30 orders this month
  • Wholesale Sales
    722 people in your company
    • Company:
    • First Generation:
    • Second Generation:
    • Third Generation:
  • Qualified First-Level Presenters
    29 first-level in total
  • Circle Wholesale Sales
    65 people in your circle
  • Qualified First-Generation Elites
  • Lifetime Personal Retail Sales12,172.04

I truly do not show these figures with a spirit of boasting or bragging.  I post them with gratitude.  I post them with belief that if you want something bad enough, you will get it.  This has not been easy and has not been a get rich quick overnight thing either.  I have never ever done direct sales before.  If I can do this, so can anyone!  If you are passionate about what you are doing, people sense that and will be excited too and want to try your product!  Younique has changed my life!  I am so incredibly grateful for this opportunity.  I has been a huge blessing to my family.  My Younique journey continues! 

Til next time,


P.S.  I am always looking for motivated makeup lovers to join me on my journey.  Please contact me at jessherm7@gmail.com for more info.  TTFN!  

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Salad Barbie dress by my 4 year old!

       As a mom of seven kids, I thought I had seen it all.  Today my 4 year old showed me something I had never seen before.  She LOVES Barbie's.  She said to me today, "Mom, I want to make a salad dress for my Barbies."  I have learned in parenting classes to use your "yes" tool as much as possible, then when you need to use the "no" tool, you have already made plenty of deposits to make a withdrawal.  In my head I was thinking, "What in the world????"  But I smiled and said sure!  It was quite the process and I had to be heavily involved.  She was quite disappointed and the dress started to wilt.  

      My brilliant 13 year old, who is one of the most artistic, creative people I know, overheard this tragic dilemma.  She suggested we print out a picture of lettuce and make a paper dress.  GENIUS!!!  Why didn't I think of that???  Hence, that is the picture on the left below.  It sort of has a Tinkerbell feel!  It think it turned out pretty darn cute!  I was SO grateful to Kaitlyn for coming to the rescue of the wilted lettuce dress....I mean, salad dress.  Hey!  It is organic!  LOL  Maybe she is a little fashion designer in the works.  I asked her where she got the idea and she said she thought it in her mind.  Wonder what else goes on in that cute little head of hers!  There is a first time for everything and I won't be surprised if Lady Gaga contacts us soon for the pattern.  

My YOUNIQUE News of the Week!

I am ecstatic!  My team is growing by the minute and so is the whole company!  I have 671 awesome women on my team!  I remember when I only had 1 on my team, then when I had 15 and also when there were 88 in the whole company!  Now checkout how many Presenters we have in the US, CAN, and now AUS!  


We were also informed this week that we are the fastest growing direct sales company in the world!!!  How cool is that?  Don't you want to be a part of this too?  It is so much fun!  I would LOVE to be your sponsor!  Click on the link below to join my team!  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Looking to hire a SOCIAL MEDIA SAVY MOM!

Hi have a friend who is looking for a social media savy mom.  I told him I would post it here to help ge the word out.  If you are interested, contact Carl below!  Thanks!  

I am looking for a stay at home mother to promote my children's audio adventure "Tales of Davy Jones - Quetzalcoatl" online. I need a mother who genuinely loves and uses the product and has the social media savy to promote it. Www.getyourkidstoread.com.
My target audience the mothers of children with reading challenges, special needs, home school, good christian values or striving to come together as a family. 2 -10 hours a week.. whatever you can squeeze in.

Tales of Davy Jones-Quetzalcoatl is the winner of the Mom's Choice award. Full cast of 22 actors, Fully orchestrated Original Music, Movie quality sound effects. Available on CD and digital download. 132 page read-along workbook created by two time teacher of the year Judeen Brewer.

The show is designed to force children to visualize the story - develop critical listening skills - empower all children, but especially those with special needs - help all children connect their imaginations to the written word. Improve word recognition and spelling.
The pay is $10 dollars an hour to start. There will be pay increases as sales increase. Bonuses after reaching sales goals. 500, 1000, 1500 etc. 




My Younique News of the Week

I am ecstatic!  I hit over 10,000 views on my blog this week and to celebrate, I am going to do a drawing for a set of 3D Fiber Lashes and 3 mineral pigments of your choice for anyone who has ever placed an order on my website!  Who doesn't love FREE STUFF???  This is my way of saying thank you for your support with my business!  I am going to extend it through the end of April to allow anyone else who would like to enter.  Thank you again and good luck! 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Feeling Famous for 45 mins! Quetzalcoatl!

So this week I had a "first".  I have a friend who has written an amazing book on tape called Quetzalcoatl.  He asked me to have my kids listen to it.  My kids LOVED it.  They were silent in the car when I put it on and their ears were glued to the speakers.  I loved that they had to use their imaginations while they listened. It is three CDs long ( 2 hours) but is wonderful!  It is such a FUN adventure and the actors are amazing, but even more I loved the sound effects and the full orchestra.  It is full of wonderful lessons for kids.  Anyhow, as a mom of seven, my friend asked me to do a commercial for him.  In return, he would shoot a commercial for me about Younique!  So, Wed. of this past week, I felt famous for 45 mins!  It was super fun!  My home was transformed into a studio!  There were tons of lights, I had a wired mic and one above me.  Then there were two camera men and suddenly I felt super nervous!

Luckily, they were very patient with me and super helpful.  Although I am not an actress, I am passionate about the two things I talked about it so that part was super easy.  Stay tuned for the final product!  There is some editing that needs to be done.  I am excited to see the results!
Get your copy of QUETZALCOATL at www.getyourkidstoread.com. You can purchase the CDs or there is MP4 read along digital download.  Your kids will love it and you will love the peace a quiet for a few hours!
P.S.  I had forgotten until I saw this picture that I was so focused
on the front of my hair that I didn't even think about the
 back...UGGGH!  That is how I roll!  Good thing they
didn't film the back of my head.  LOL  

Part of the lighting
and camera crew!
Such talented men!

My home was transformed into a studio!
It was pretty darn cool!


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P.S.  Got a very fun package today!  Haven't opened it yet...tune in next post to see what it is!  

Til next time, BYE!!!