Last month I talked about earning money with Young Living. I didn’t see Young Living as a revenue source when I first purchased my premium starter kit. I wanted to try it out for other reasons for my family and home. We wanted to use less toxic chemicals in our home. I wanted to see if I could get relief with my insomnia. I had used essential oils in the past for migraines and found success. Also I wanted to see if we could get any relief for my husband’s sinus issues. We enjoyed the products, shared and this little “trial” has turned into a full-blown business. This business that has made me several thousand in just a few months started with just a $160 investment. I purchased the Young Living Premium Starter Kit with bamboo diffuser (you can purchase a Premium Starter Kit for $150, I upgraded diffusers), from a friend who is a Young Living distributor.
Making Money With Young Living
Let’s talk briefly about making money with Young Living. I have to say this before I say anything else. If you have a product that sucks, sure you can make SOME money – but you will never make real money… why? People talk. If you have an awesome product that can change how someone lives and it works – it will sell, someone will tell someone about it’s awesomeness (hello, word of mouth marketing) and that person will buy, tell someone else… THAT is how you make money and THAT is how you sell product. If the product you are selling is not AWESOME, you will not have long-term success.
This is EXACTLY why you can make money with Young Living. The product is AWESOME. These essential oils are therapeutic grade, made seed to seal. The company owns their own farms and each oil is overseen by YL….. from the seed to cultivating, distilling, testing and sealing the essential oils bottle. This guarantees that the product you receive is genuine. Without genuine you have hogwash. I don’t do hogwash, I would never endorse hogwash. This is NOT hogwash.
With an awesome product, it can sell itself.
Young Living Income Report
So how much money does Young Living bring in? I thought that I would do a Young Living Income Report to give you an idea of how much money can be made with Young Living. Also talk a little bit about my previous hatred of network marketing, mlm, direct sales, etc.
Annoying Friend Factor
I have always had a hate for network marketing, direct sales, or MLMs, whatever you want to call them. WHY? It is NEVER the product. I mean, for years I used Mary Kay facial cleaner and mascara. I LOVE my Pampered Chef products that have lasted me for years and jump at the chance to buy more with every party invite. I decorated my first home with the now dead Southern Living at Home. I have NOTHING against companies that use direct sales — it’s the DIRECT SALES distributors that drive me mad! I never wanted to be THE ANNOYING FRIEND who is bugging someone about this product or that. Truth be told, most of my friends have no idea that I am a Young Living distributor, NOT because I don’t 110% believe in the product – because I don’t want to be the annoying friend. I only share with those I think that will benefit in a personal manner, never in a spammy way. I keep a separate Facebook page dedicated for ONLY those friends who want to know more about how I am using essential oils. It’s as simple as that.
While I cannot publish my paychecks, I can give you an idea of the income generated and how my business has grown. Note, here is the official income statement from Young Living.
I realized that if I just sold 3 Premium Starter Kits, I would of pretty much made back my initial investment for my oils. Getting my essential oils paid for every month was my initial thought which turned into a goal. I was able to achieve that during my first month as a distributor. I’ll talk a bit more about my goals in just a little bit, but wanted to give you a brief history of my Young Living business.
As I talk about the levels below, the income statements above have proven true to my paychecks. Make sure to check out the 2015 Income Statement to read the exacts what Young Living says in regards to income.
November 2014 – Senior Star
My first distributor (my sister) signed on in November of 2014. I was so excited that she wanted to join in on the adventure, but didn’t expect her to do more than use the products. I was wrong. She jumped in, used the products and decided she wanted to build a team. My sister has an awesome group that jumped in and joined her team.
WOAH, uh – my oils were more than paid for – goal achieved. PLUS since I made more than my goal – I was able to put $125 of my Young Living income into our Christmas fund. Income? I was not expecting that.
I started a Facebook page and this blog to talk about essential oils. I figured this would be a good outlet rather than be the annoying friend because that just isn’t me people!
December 2014 – Executive
November was awesome with the additional money and my essential oils paid for. I didn’t know what I was in for in December. I mean, December everyone is in Christmas mode, right? I know I was focused on getting all the ducks lined up so that my family would have an awesome Christmas. I barely had time to function, my regular job is insane at the end of the year. But low and behold, somehow this little side thing of mine started churning.
By the end of December, my team grew to 65 members. WHAT? 65 people in one month? This is where I started to understand what network marketing really was. Network marketing is the power of people, I always saw it as annoying but it doesn’t have to be.
At the end of the month I found out I had moved up a rank to Executive. I was shocked and honestly in disbelief.
I learned about a program Young Living has for people wanting to pursue the business side. It’s called Silver in 6 or SI6. Once you hit Executive, if you are able to achieve the Silver rank (the next level up) within 6 months of you first hitting executive – Young Living bonuses you with the Aroma Complete collection. This is the end-all-be-all set of essential oils – value $1995. This is over 120 essential oils and a carry case. This sounded fabulous and all and in 6 months to do this – I doubted myself. I’m a realist and just didn’t want to get my hopes up!
January 2014 – Executive
January rolled around and again, I have a job but love my essential oils. I continued talking about them, blogging about them and just sharing how I personally have used them myself and with my family. I really began to hear testimonies from people on my growing team how these oils are benefiting their families. While it is AWESOME to get a paycheck – it is AMAZING to hear how others feel that their lives are changed by something you introduced them to.
My team hit over 100 members. I shook my head, couldn’t believe it.
February 2014 – Silver
I decided to put some effort into this. I mean, I HAVE a job. But this is making some extra income, so why not give it a try. We have 4 kids and any extra money I can bring in helps our family. Kids are expensive, as any parent knows. We do fine with the basics, but anything extra always seems to be a stretch.
This month, business exploded. The Facebook page decided to grow like crazy and several team members who purchased a few months back either re-ordered or started selling. I truly started understanding the power and purpose of network marketing.
At the end of the month, I found out that I hit Silver. I cried. No, like seriously cried. This was such a blessing. I have such an amazing up-line with support that I never could of asked for. Silver in 6 months? Nope, Silver in 2. Thank you Jesus is all I can say.
March 2014 – Silver
March started out even better than I could imagine. We started the month with just under 200 members and have grown significantly by mid-month.
Hitting Gold from Silver is going to take several months, but I know when I hit Gold that I will have a full-time income and will be shifting my work to more of Young Living. Right now, I spend around 10 hours a week working on my Young Living business, which will grow as my income grows – but the potential, like woah.
This month’s paycheck from February was eye-opening. This is a business, it can make money with little investment. Those years of hearing that finally hit me. People weren’t pulling my strings, I can work at home and make a significant income on my own terms.
Long Term Goals
All of this is not to brag. I have no bone in my body that wishes jealously or envy or what have you. That isn’t me, it isn’t my heart. I tell you all of this because if you are a doubter, I am here to say I WAS TO. I didn’t believe it. The idea of a Young Living income was no where on my radar. There was no way I was going to be the annoying friend.
Now that I have a regular commission coming in from Young Living and have seen the light that this is actually a profitable business – I have setup some long term goals. I would love to continue on the success path of Young Living and hit Gold by the end of 2015. If I hit Silver for three consecutive months, I am invited on an all-expense paid trip to visit the Young Living farms. A vacation, by myself? COUNT ME IN.
Debt Free, Please
As a family, we would love to be able to pay off all of our debt. Living debt-free is something that we have longed for and have always hit road blocks as we try to get there. A car needs replacing, a medical crisis comes up, but with this additional income, we will be able to eliminate debt slowly but surely and make sure that we are financially set for any unexpected life bumps.
Giving back is huge. This month, we decided that going forward we need to make a commitment to give a percentage of whatever is received to our church and to non-profits and ministries that we believe in. We give with my husband’s income but with this additional revenue, it’s important to us to be able to do this with consistency and a set percentage.
I can’t guarantee results for you that I have achieved but I can say this. Whatever you put into it is what you get from it. I have seen this true with myself and now with my sister who has a rising Young Living business of her own. We would love to have you join our team. From mentoring to private Facebook groups dedicated to helping you succeed, we are here to help as we’ve been helped!
Did I mention that my mom, sister’s father-in-law and mother-in-law have all jumped in and started businesses as well? I look forward to sharing their success stories as well. It’s truly been a blessing experiencing this all.
Join Our Young Living Team!
Want to join in on the fun? Click here to get started. We have a great growing team that we would love for you to be a part of. Whether you just want to try essential oils, or like me – accidentally create a business – our team would love to have you join us!
Building a business is NEVER a requirement! Click here to learn about just purchasing essential oils.