I have been using some form of aromatherapy since I was a pre-teen due to some health issue (for compliance reasons I can’t go into detail). My family doctor recommended trying simple things like lavender and valerian at bedtime to help create healthy sleep habits. I also started going to yoga classes with my mom and before long I realized how effective these two plants really were. I’ll admit, I didn’t jump on the essential oil bandwagon because I had been using aromatherapy long before it became a buzz word.
Fast forward a couple decades. I am a single mom. I am running a business from home. I have serious health issues. I was scared that I wasn’t going to be able to provide for my kids in the way I wanted to unless I made some changes in my life. When I wasn’t physically working, I wasn’t making money. It was the nature of the career path I had chosen (photographer). I did a lot of research into types of businesses I could do at home because I did not want to have to put my kids in daycare all the time. I started to accept that network marketing or multi-level marketing companies were more accepted now than they had been in the past so I was open to trying one. I decided that because of my health and passion for aromatherapy, essential oils would be a solid choice. I knew that in order to be successful, I had to love the products I would promote, believe in the company that produced them and be passionate about sharing them with others. I have a background in self-employment (I had already been doing it for many years), business and finance and actually have a master’s degree from the University of Denver so I wasn’t exactly going into this blindly. However, what I didn’t know was that the most rewarding part of this company, this adventure would be the community I would become a part of.
I signed up in March 2016 with my best friend, Nikki. My first check was the bonus from signing her up. The following month I signed 3-4 more of my friends up (and at no point did I feel super sales-y). I just told them my experiences, testimonials from friends and family and offered ways that the oils may help them as well. Within a few weeks I had already paid for my Young Living Premium Starter Kit and it was a breeze. It has been an amazing journey and not once have I ever actually paid for my oils (even the months I spend $300+) because the commission I receive always covers it. How could I not tell others about a life-changing, all natural company that would not only improve health and wellness but also the quality of life?!
(Oh and I posted this on Facebook one day and had TONS of people contact me about what I was using because they wanted in too)
Fast forward to today, my home is now almost completely toxin-free. We’ve replaced all beauty products with natural alternatives, we DIY whenever we can using safe ingredients, our cleaning products are all plant based and essential oil-infused. I am confident that my kids’ are safe using these products and we all feel better inside in out by having done something as simple as changing out the products we use every day for safe, natural ones. I also have a growing team and downline that I am very proud of spread throughout the country. We have an active online presence and I’ve done my very best with the help of my leaders to create a culture that fosters growth and makes it easy for anyone to do this business. We have tons and tons of support and resources. I also host quarterly essential oil rallies, dozens of online and in person classes. My greatest achievement is when I see my downline begin to advance see their teams growing. It makes my heart happy that other moms, dads, or just health-conscious people are able to promote a toxin-free lifestyle and be able to create a very generous income in doing so.
Some of the people on my team are also earning an abundance paycheck, just by helping others. There’s never any pressure to share the oils, however the opportunity is there for those who want it. I was skeptical at first, but after researching it and seeing actual friends earn paychecks I never dreamed were possible, I jumped in with both feet and never looked back. I was able to meet someone who really changed my outlook on the business and her story has helped a lot of people on my team as well as others. Take a look at Sarah’s story…
WITH THAT IN MIND, HERE’S A SKEPTIC’S GUIDE TO THE YOUNG LIVING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
NO REALLY THOUGH, WHAT MAKES YOUNG LIVING BETTER THAN OTHER MLM OPPORTUNITIES?
- Young Living is product driven— people love the product! It truly sells itself.
- Unlike many other MLM companies, our products are consumable. It’s hard to convince people to keep buying bags, or cooking products, or jewelry. But consumable products you use ALL THE TIME– essential oils, cleaning products, supplements, personal care, kids products, and now our Savvy Minerals makeup line? No brainer!
- There is no inventory. You don’t keep stock or need to deliver things. You simple connect people with the company and GET PAID.
- There’s no obligation. Young Living doesn’t kick you out if you don’t sell anything. There’s no monthly minimums. All you need to keep your YL account active is spend 50PV a year. That’s it!
- YOU decide if you want a paycheck. There is a 50PV/100PV purchase requirement to earn a paycheck each month, however you never have to order if you don’t want to. It’s totally up to you. If you wish to place an order and get a paycheck to offset the cost of your order, that’s great! If you want to skip a month ordering and not earn a paycheck, no worries! It’s all up to you– YOU decide if you want to order/ get a paycheck. Many members place a monthly order because they love the product and get a paycheck too!
- It’s easy to share. We have all the resources you need to start sharing. No need to make any investment past the initial Premium Starter Kit, it gives you everything you need to get started!
- It’s easy for your members to duplicate. You don’t need to do the hard work yourself. Once your members see how easy it is to share and how abundant the paychecks can be, they might want to jump in as well. You can plug them into all our groups with every resource they need to duplicate your success. We make it easy on purpose!
I THOUGHT MLMS WERE A PYRAMID SCHEME. WHAT MAKES THIS DIFFERENT?
I get it, I truthfully used to feel that way as well. However, a pyramid scheme is when you rely on investments without a product, and the low man on the totem pole ends up with nothing because there’s no actual investment. THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF THAT.
Young Living has been around for over 20 years and is built upon actual consumable products that people love. No one is spending money and getting nothing. They are ordering because they love the product. Those members that put the work into sharing are able to rank high because they are working hard– unlike a traditional corporation, ANYONE can reach the highest level regardless of previous income, education, inside politics, etc. Tell me a traditional company where you can reach the highest level and earn millions without a college degree– you can’t! However you CAN do that with Young Living. We have Royal Crown Diamonds who reached that rank in their early 20’s!!! BE HONEST– HOW MUCH CAN YOU REALLY MAKE?
This is our income disclosure. These are ACTUAL numbers of what people earn EACH MONTH. Keep in mind that no amount is guaranteed, but these are actual MONTHLY paychecks from members so it gives a great indication of earning potential. Check out the monthly average paycheck of a Crown Diamond! SAY WHAT?!?!
BUT YOU HAVE A BLOG. THAT’S WHY YOU’RE EARNING A LOT.
TRUTH TIME: bloggers can make a lot of money by sharing about the oils, and can do so quickly, simply by sharing to their current audience. HOWEVER. Of all the people who’ve I’ve been fortunate enough to have sign up under me, most have not been through the blog. While blogging is a fun tool to share ideas and reach people who may not have heard of the oils before, it’s not the secret to success. In fact, most bloggers who share the oils no longer blog because they are too busy earning an abundant paycheck with the oils! Most of my members have been friends and family who’ve seen the power of the oils and products firsthand and decided to embrace toxin-free wellness for their home and family for themselves. The reason I blog is to help my community learn to use their oils in their daily lives and help with their family’s wellness.
Bottom line: yes, blogging can be a great tool for reaching the upper ranks in Young Living quickly as an additional revenue stream and I have an easy system in place for doing just that, BUT some of my most successful business builders are friends who simply shared with their friends and family– we have an easy system in place for that, too! Either way, you will be supported and have tons of tools and resources at your fingertips for earning an abundant paycheck no matter which route you take.
I DON’T WANT TO BUG MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY BY ‘SELLING’ TO THEM.
Then don’t. There’s no bugging. There’s no adding people to random groups to try to get them to sign up. In fact, I always say I have never sold a single thing! I share about the oils. I use the oils all the time, around my friends and family, from my heart. Once in awhile I’ll post a picture of how I’m using the oils on social media- never anything ‘salesy’, just an honest post about how I’m using an oil or product that day with a heart of helping others. I run my diffuser when people visit. I have had friends buy kits and have blessed them by placing people under them so they earn a paycheck too. I’ve had a few classes to show how how to use the oils, and honestly once people see how they can replace the toxic stuff in their households with the pure natural stuff, they want a kit! Show your members how to do the same and it grows from there. Simply connect people you love with the oils– no selling necessary. What you are doing is HELPING people get rid of nasty stuff in their homes that could be making them sick and replacing them with natural, plant based ones that will promote health!
For example, I had several friends sign up after posting this photo on Facebook:
I offer some samples and what they are for and people are hooked! Most of the time, I get lots of private messages about what else they can do and it keeps going from there.
I WANT TO DO THIS AND AM READY. CAN YOU COACH ME?
Of course! If you sign up on our team we will welcome you with open arms, do a happy dance, support you every step of the way and immediately help you get started– whether it’s using the oils, or also pursuing the business opportunity.
If you are already a member of Young Living through someone else, I’m thrilled you are using the oils and wish you the best of luck (and will give you BIG hugs when I see you at YL events!) However, since you are on another person’s team you will need to reach out to them for coaching since I’m committed to helping my own team first.