Love essential oils? Want to work at home? Learn how to make money with this ultimate guide on starting a Young Living essential oils business.
Do you want to find a way to make an income without sacrificing family time?
Do you want the freedom to work wherever and whenever you want?
I know exactly what that’s like. I was in your shoes. My husband and I had full-time jobs and busy lifestyles. We took our two kids to daycare, worked at our jobs, picked up the kids, ate a quick dinner, went to bed and repeated the whole process over again the next day. We were getting by, but it wasn’t the life I wanted for us or our kids. By the time my third son was born, I knew I couldn’t keep up with that routine. I’d never see my kids, and I’d likely pay more in daycare than I would be getting back with my paycheck. So we made the decision for me to stay at home with the kids.
What if I told you there was a way you could start a home-based business with your family without a huge investment and crazy hours?
What if I told you there was a way to make an income and work on YOUR schedule?
Have You Considered a Young Living Business?
I was introduced to essential oils through a friend, and I absolutely fell in love with them. I used them to make my own household cleaners, DIY beauty products, and so much more (check out my tutorials and recipes on how to use essential oils here). I found that I saved so much money by making my own products AND cut out toxic chemicals lurking in my home. Win-win! And since I loved them so much, I started sharing them with my friends and family.
Then it happened. I got my first check from Young Living. It felt so natural to share my love for essential oils with others, and I was getting paid to do it. That’s when I started looking into the business opportunity with Young Living.
I was able to set my own hours and work the business at home, even with three young children. Rather than work 40-60 hours at a corporate job where I had to put my kids in daycare or after-school care, I was able to build my Young Living business at home and on MY time. Within my first two years with Young Living, I was able to replace my former full-time income working about 25-30 hours a week at home – but I got to choose my work time. I didn’t need a babysitter to watch my kids. I regularly taught classes out of my home or local venues with my kids in tow.
Let me be really clear… this is not a get-rich-quick thing. It takes work, focus, and dedication but the time spent on my Young Living business has been so worth it for my family. Keep reading to find out how much you can earn with a Young Living business…
Ready to learn how you can do this too and what it takes to get started?
Why Start a Young Living Business
There are so many reasons, but here’s a few to start:
- Help others lead a more natural, healthy lifestyle
- Low-cost investment (just $160 for a Premium Starter Kit – that’s all you need to get started)
- Be your own boss
- No employees
- NO SELLING (wait, how does that work? keep reading)
- No inventory
- No shipping
- No required monthly minimums
- No pressure to make quotas or sales
- Earn a residual income
- Ideal for stay-at-home parents
- Great way to get family or friends to do the business with you
- Ideal for health and wellness professionals who want to expand their customer base (yoga instructors, fitness trainers, gym owners, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, holistic nutritionists, health coaches, etc.)
- Qualify for company retreats and travel opportunities
- Professional development
- Work at your own pace
- Set your own hours
- Tax write-offs
How does that sound? Amazing, right? Who wouldn’t want to do all of that?
Income Disclosure Statement
There’s so much more, but I’m keeping this simple for you. But do know that you can also advance in rank with the company and qualify for all-expense paid company retreats, generational commissions and so much more!
One of my favorite things to show people who are interested in starting a Young Living business is the average monthly income by rank (Jan-Dec 2017). This is also called the income disclosure statement.
|Rank||Average Monthly Income||Average Annual Income|
|Royal Crown Diamond||$144,551||$1,734,606|
And one more perk… when you achieve certain ranks within a period of time, you’ll get free products and gift sets from Young Living. For instance, if you rank up to Executive within 2 months after ranking to Senior Star. Or reach Silver within 4 months after ranking up to Executive.
In addition, starting at the rank of Silver and up, you could qualify to go on all-expense paid trips by Young Living too. By the time you reach Diamond, you could be doing an all-expense paid trip every year (as long as you maintain the rank of Diamond).
Ultimate Guide on How to Start a Young Living Business
1. Become a Member
Sign up with a wholesale membership to become a member. The great thing about becoming a member is you can do this business for a low cost to start up. It’s just $160 for a starter kit, which includes 11 oils, a diffuser, and other goodies. This kit is worth about $300 – so it’s nearly half off. There’s no additional start-up fees. Plus, you’ll need that kit to share the oils with others.
Just remember… who you sign up with makes a difference. Be sure the person you sign up with can give you the support and education you need to learn to use your oils and help you do the business.
Also consider getting Essential Rewards – the optional monthly program – when you sign up. You’ll earn 10-25% back on your order in points that you can later to use to get products from Young Living. You’ll also qualify to get a free product when you sign up (it changes every month) because your starter kit (100 PV) will count towards your order.
Get Coached to Build Your Business! Join Our Team
When you sign up with me, you join our 14,000+ member community. We’ve got members all over the US… and the world. You’ll be able to make new friends and feel like you’re part of a tribe who gets you on this wellness journey. Let me just tell you THAT has made all the difference to me… to know I’m not doing this alone. So join me and let’s do this!
Here’s what you get when you join with me:
- New friends
- Local and online events
- Team exclusive training and events
- Social media training
- Weekly calls and meetings
- Photography and graphics
- And so much more!
You’ll get everything you need to jumpstart your business and so much more!
2. Use Your Oils
One you get your starter kit, start using the oils. Learn more about each one and take the time to build your own testimonial for each oil in the kit.
When you sign up with me, I will gift you reference materials to get you started so you can build up a knowledge-base. I’m here to help and support you too. But do you need to know everything? Absolutely not! No one expects you to be an expert. Even I’m still learning, and I’ve been using the oils for nearly two years. But you do want to take every chance to use the oils so you can talk about them with others.
And I recommend you take every opportunity to share your testimonials. Be sure to keep it above the wellness line. We don’t need to focus on sickness or disease. We have so much to talk about with wellness, cleaning, beauty, cooking and so much more.
I make it a point to use my essential oils in public. I’ll apply my Stress-Away roll-on while waiting in line at the grocery store. I use Thieves hand spray to clean my kids’ hands at birthday parties. I diffuse oils when I have guests over at my house. And I even post pictures of myself using essential oils on Facebook. This is not selling. This is just me using my oils.
And believe me, people will start asking about them. So what do you do then?
3. Teach Classes or Have 1:1 Meetings
This is the best way to build a Young Living business. Rather than carry inventory of products, you help others sign up for their own Young Living account (just share your sign-up link with your member ID) and you’ll earn a commission. So the focus is on helping others get their own Young Living accounts rather than carrying inventory to sell individual products.
Look for opportunities to share the oils with others. Teach classes in your home (just use your starter kit and talk about how you use the oils) to family and friends. This could be as simple as three friends around a kitchen table, or a packed room of 20 or more. Do what feels natural for you. I personally love just sitting around my kitchen table and passing the oils around for people to try out. You can even just schedule a 1:1 with a friend who can’t make it to a class. Make it fun. Meet at a coffee shop and bring your starter kit.
Nervous about teaching classes? Don’t worry! When you join with my team, I’ll show you EVERYTHING you need to start your business and teach others. I provide you with education, training, support and community with other members and leaders to help you every step of the way.
And best of all? This training and resources are available to friends and family you sign up too (if you’re a member of my team). Young Living does have some great business building materials in the Virtual Office too.
Plus, teaching classes and sharing the oils is all about education. Just teach classes and then help people sign up with their own account through you. That’s how you earn bonuses and commissions from Young Living. You don’t have to actually stock the oils yourself, or set up a payment system to take orders. Just teach and share, then use your sign-up link (I’ll show you how to get yours once you sign up with me) to get others to sign up.
You can also get creative in how you share the oils with others. Teach community classes at the local library or recreation center. Host a vendor booth at a school bazaar or local craft fair. Offer educational seminars at church. Make DIY gifts for teachers and friends for the holidays. There are so many options available – it’s totally up to you.
When you join our team, you can even plug into local and online classes we offer to our members – which is like the easy button in getting started. You invite your friends and family, we teach the classes, and you get the sign up.
4. Earn Money
You’ve got classes or 1:1 meetings scheduled. You have people signing up. So what’s next? You can earn an income.
Young Living’s compensation plan is very generous, and the best part about it is that you have the ability to earn residual income. So how does that work?
Here it is in a nutshell: When you sign up a new wholesale member who also gets a Premium Starter Kit, you earn $50.
- $25 for the Starter Kit Bonus
- 25% commissions for the first 3 months for the Fast Start Bonus – that 25% commission is based on 100 PV (personal volume), which is $25 (the Premium Starter Kit is 100 PV even though the actual cost is $160, that’s the PV value)
So sign up a friend with a Premium Starter Kit and earn $50. If that friend orders again in month 2 or 3, then you earn 25% commissions on that order. Plus, you earn 10% commissions on anyone your new person signs up too.
I mentioned earlier there’s no monthly minimum. That’s true. However, you’ll be leaving money on the table if you don’t spend 50 PV (every product is assigned PV value – consumables are usually 1:1 so if an oil costs $25, then it will have 25 PV but there are some exceptions with tools and diffuser) to earn the Starter Kit and Fast Start Bonuses. So technically you don’t have to spend that 50 PV, but you’d be missing out on free oils with that order. Just one sign-up will pay for those oils (i.e. you spend 50 PV in products and earn $50 in a thank you check from Young Living).
But imagine when you get 3 sign-ups? You’ll earn almost enough to cover your Premium Starter Kit. Enroll more people in a month, and you’re making even more money.
After a member is with you for 3 months, you can qualify for unilevel commissions (8% of their total PV for the month) when you spend 100 PV. At this point, you’ll see that those you’ve signed up will start sharing too. And with unilevel commissions, you earn on members on your level 2, 3, and so on.
You also earn 24% commissions when you sign up retail members, but you don’t earn residual income. For that reason, I always recommend wholesale membership – which is just an awesome deal any way you look at it and builds you up for financial freedom.
Here’s a super simple explantation of the compensation plan:
Ready to Get Started?
Start your own essential oils business with Young Living – the leader in essential oils for 25 years. There really is a difference with Young Living, and honestly, the oils really sell themselves. You don’t need to sell. Just share, educate, and be consistent.
Who’s ready to get started now? I will help you!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Is there a monthly order minimum?
No. You do not have to order monthly in order to benefit from being a Wholesale Member. However, when you do sign up members, do make sure to spend at least 50 PV to earn your thank you check from Young Living.
2. What is Essential Rewards?
Essential Rewards (ER) is an optional loyalty program. When you join, you’ll start accumulating rewards points (10-25% on your qualifying order) for everything you buy, which can be used to get free products on future orders. You can join the ER program later – but believe me, this is great to join from the get-go. Young Living has oils for hormone support like Progessence Plus for women and Shutran for men, supplements like NingXia Red and Master Formula (multivitamins), beauty products (I love the ART skin care line), and even toothpaste (trust me, Thieves toothpaste will change your life).
3. What are the benefits of joining your team?
You will get amazing support from both me and my essential oils leadership team – including online training, leadership calls, team Zoom calls, in-person events, online resources, printable guides, and much more. We connect with you how you want to communicate. And we have leaders all over the US and the world to help you no matter where you live.
You’ll also be a part of a like-minded community to share testimonials and build lifelong friendships with others. You’ll feel like your home with friends with this tribe.
You’ll also get access to our exclusive business training includes extensive educational materials, social media training, photography and graphics, leadership training, exclusive events, and much more! We can help you to host your own class – everything from printed materials to class scripts. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in pursing the business right away.
What do I need to do to get started?
To begin as a Wholesale Member, you start with buying an enrollment kit. Just choose a diffuser option, and then you’re set. This is the same kit I purchased to get started on my essential oil journey.
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