When I started blogging, I never had any intention to promote products, supplements, or really anything. I just wanted to get the word out about real food and help people to navigate our modern (toxic) food system. As our diet has evolved over the years, so has the way we do almost everything in our house. First we just wanted to get the junk out of our diet, then we started removing the chemicals from our household cleaners and personal care products. I kind of became obsessed really. Nothing artificial was going to make it into my house! Soon, I was introduced by a friend to something that would change my life forever: Essential Oils!I fell in love!
So isn’t this post about making money? I’m getting to that, don’t worry. The reason why I decided to pursue the business side of essential oils is because I fell in love with using them! A friend of mine, and fellow blogger asked my why I didn’t just sign up to be a distributor and get the 24% discount on oils. What? I did not even know that even existed. I did that immediately! So, being proud of myself, I announced it on my various social media sites….and you know what? People felt the same way about oils that I did and wanted to save some cash too. Before I knew it, people were signing up under me (in my “downline”) and I was in business. I had my very own Essential Oils Business! Yeah, it’s just that easy. When you have a product that people love and want to use again and again, you don’t have to be a sales person! I do not like selling stuff or being pushy, but I do love sharing my knowledge about things I am passionate about. For me, this just made sense.
I do not like to call it selling oils or memberships, but rather, introducing people to their amazing benefits and letting the oils sell themselves. This is not a door-to-door, cold-calling, or flyer passing business. Not at all. I do most of my work completely online. From home!
First, you need to sign up for a Young Living account. You will need to start a wholesale account and become a Distributor in order to gain commissions on those who sign up under you. You can learn how to do that HERE. Plus, you get the wholesale discount on your own oils so it’s really a win-win situation!
Next, find your outlet to spread your message. Mine is my blog and the accompanying social media sites that I run. But, you do not have to have a blog. All you need to have is passion, knowledge and an desire to get the word out.
If you are not the blogger type you can teach classes or make graphics to share on social media:
Teach Classes: So many people want to learn how to use essential oils that classes are in high demand! You can do something as basic as an Essential Oils 101 class and make a powerpoint presentation. There are powerpoint applications to help you make some killer presentations! We have classes that are already put together along with class notes, handouts, recipes and everything you will need to teach an entire class! If you are interested in having access to these classes and our awesome resources, then simply join our team and you will get FREE access to our business building resources! CLICK HERE to see what our team has to offer!
Make Graphics: You can make simple graphics to share your love of oils with your family and friends on the different social media channels. It is super easy to do it you use THIS photo editing tool. It is the one that I use and love! Below is an example of one of my graphics. Once you have your graphics made then just put them up on social media and link them to your unique affiliate link, or add your YL member ID number onto the graphic itself. Just make sure there is a way that people can find your member number so they can sign up under you! Easy!
Remember, this is yours. You will find a way to get the word out if you are passionate enough about your essential oils and your essential oils business!
First educate, then help people sign up (but you need to have a sign up page)
1) You can purchase a personal website from Young Living for less that $10/month and direct people to that page. You will find those through the Young Living website.
2) You can also just use THIS LINK, and swap out my member numbers for your own. This option is completely free, all you need is a member number and you are set. Sharing that link with people will direct them to a sign up page, they will be signing up under your member number. Use the methods I mentioned above to direct people to your page. You can even shorten your personal link using Bit.ly to make the link prettier and easier to fit in memes.
3) You can start a blog and make a landing page that explains why you love oils and how they can join you in spreading the word. It’s easy to set up. You can even start up a FREE WordPress.com site and make your landing page there. I personally have a website set up through WordPress.org and my host is WordPress Engine. They are awesome!!!
HERE is my landing page, notice that I explain my story and provide my number and links to sign up.
Want some help getting this all set up?
I have good news for you: I built a business website to help people get their own businesses up and running! When I got started with the business end of Young Living, I had NO IDEA what I was doing! I knew how to spread the word through my blog because I had already been doing that. But, I had no idea how to set up a business, teach classes, navigate how the system works, any of that! So, once I learned how to do all of this I started collecting resources and pooling them together. One day I got the idea to put everything into one place and let other people learn from it too. I now have a great team who has joined me on my mission and together we have built up Revolution Oils and we are creating abundance with essential oils! You can join us too, we would love to have you! All it takes it two easy steps and you will have full access to all of our business resources for FREE! Yep, that’s right! Here is how you do this:
1) Sign up with Young Living through the person who introduced you to the oils. Hopefully, that is ME! HERE is where you can do this. It will have to be either through me or someone on my team to get access to our site though. You will need to sign up as a distributor (remember, you get 24% off you oils for life when you do this!), and you will need to purchase your starter kit. In order to have access to our team, we require that you sign up with the Premium Starter Kit. Don’t worry, we are not requiring this because it is the most expensive — it’s the best value and the easiest way to get started with essential oils because it comes with 11 Everyday Essential oils and a home diffuser. Bam! You’re an oily pro! Below is an image that shows what is included in that kit…
2) Tell us you are on board! Once we get confirmation of your order, you will get a Welcome email. Simply reply to that email that you are interested in making this a business and we will grant you full access and help you every step of the way. Pretty cool huh? I wish I would have had these resources when I first got started!
Now Once People Have Signed, How Do I Earn Money?
When a person signs up under you, you will earn a commission on the oils that they purchase. There is also a lot more to the program…
If you want to keep it as simple as possible the more sales you have on your team the more money you will be making, just like any other business. What I would encourage is to have at least a 100 PV essential rewards order each month and suggest that to everyone that you sponsor into Young Living. That is the foundation of success.
There are many different ways that you can make money with Young Living. Young Living is one of the most generous companies you will ever find. They truly care about you and your success. Here are the details of how you can make money with our opportunity. If you want info straight from the source, HERE is Young Living’s income disclosure (remember this is an average)
First of all, to inspire you, here is the average amount of income for each of the levels. This is broken down by monthly and yearly. None of the bonuses are added to these figures. Remember, these are estimates of your annual earning potential…
Executive $550 $6600
Silver $2500 $30,000
Gold $9100 $109,200
Platinum $21,500 $258,000
Diamond $29,000 $348,000
The first level is distributor. You need to have a monthly order of 50 PV and you get paid on 2 levels of distributors.
From this basic level you can achieve higher levels by having more volume in your group of distributors.
The second level is Star. To achieve this level you need to have a volume of 500 PV between yourself and the other members on your team. So if you had an order of 100 PV and 4 other people on your team also had 100 PV you will have achieved this level. To get paid commissions you need to have a 100 PV order and you get paid on 3 levels of distributors.. To get paid on this level as well as all future levels it requires that you place at least a 100 PV order each month.
The third level is Senior Star. You need to have 2000 group PV and you get paid on 4 levels.
OGV (Overall Group Volume)
•Executive: 2 legs each at 1,000 with 4,000 total OGV, directing growth toward Silver
•Silver: 2 legs each at 4,000 with10,000 total OGV
•Gold: 3 legs each at 6,000 with 35,000 total OGV, creating a behavior that will direct building toward the Diamond rank
•Platinum: 4 legs each at 8,000 with 100,000 total OGV
•Diamond: 5 legs each at 15,000 with 250,000 total OGV
•Crown Diamond: 6 legs each at 20,000 with 750,000 total OGV
•Royal Crown Diamond (new): 6 legs each at 35,000 with 1,500,000 total OGV
Here are the bonuses.
1. The first bonus is called Uni-level Bonus. As shown above you get paid on more levels as you go up in rank. You are paid 8% on each person on your first level, 5% on your second level and 4% on levels 3, 4 and 5..
2. Rising Star Team Bonus
This is a 1% bonus pool on monthly sales volume, available to those distributors paid as Star through Executive.
3. Fast Start Bonus
Young Living distributors are eligible to earn a Fast Start Bonus on all new distributors they personally enroll in the company. This bonus pays 25% on the volume of each personally enrolled distributor’s total orders placed during the first three calendar months, in addition to base commissions. Each month the bonus payout of 25% is earned by the enroller, a calculation of 10% of the same volume can be paid to the second upline enroller if eligible.* A maximum of $200 may be earned from this bonus per distributor, per month. When the Fast Start or Slique™ Start Living Kit Bonus is paid, the PV used to calculate the bonus is reduced by 70% for all other commissionable payouts. If someone orders a Slique Start Living Kit you earn $100.
4. Generation Leadership Bonus
This is a 6% bonus pool divided among all leaders paid as Silver and above. The number of shares received depends on rank and the number of leaders in your paid generations.
5. You get paid 24% on any orders of people who are customers that you have enrolled. Some people will simply want to order as a customer whenever they want to order and anytime they do you will get 24% of whatever they order.
6. Young Living also offers Profit Sharing to those who qualify so that is why I suggest having at least a 100 PV essential rewards order and encouraging anyone that you sponsor to do the same. All of the sales of the whole company go into a pool and anyone who qualifies gets at least one share of this. How exciting is that! It is like we are all one big team working to help each and every one achieve financial freedom. Go Team Young Living!
7. When you reach the level of executive there is a great bonus for reaching the level of silver within six months, called “Silver in Six”. If you are able to do this Young Living will give you an Aroma Complete! That is a collection of almost all of the essential oils and has a value of around $2500! Definitely something to shoot for!!!
Can you see how much money you can make with Young Living? There is no limit. Whatever level you are at, focus on getting to the next level. That will happen for you one person at a time. Simply share with as many people as possible consistently. This is as simple as sharing and then asking them what they think about it. Keep it simple and before you know it you will see your income growing month after month.
Watch a webinar below that I recorded with a friend of mine. We both tell our success stories with our essential oil businesses and how we go to where we are today!
Another video that I did in my Essential Oils Facebook group that had such a great response, so I decided to share it here too!
Well, are you ready? The time is now! Essential oils are growing in popularity every day and so many people are catching on to how amazing they really are. If you want to join in and start your own essential oils business, please follow the steps listed above. Now you can have an essential oils business all you own.