OK. I have a confession to make. I was a skeptic when I ordered my first oils. I didn’t tell anyone about them for a very long time because I didn’t want them to think I was weird. My first order, I payed full retail price for because I did not want to “sign up” for anything. I had been duped into too many multilevel marketing schemes & products in the past. I was busy enough with homeschooling my 7 children & I did not want ‘one more thing’ to consume another minute of my time.
Then it happened.
I used the oils.
I fell in love with the oils.
I experienced life-changing results with the oils! I got curious about what other things I could use the oils for, & I placed another order – – this time at wholesale price. By this time, I thought, ‘why would I pay retail when I could pay wholesale? Who doesn’t like saving money?’
But I was still skeptical. I figured someone would bug me about selling or meeting a quota or something. But you know what? No one did. Not once. I happily ordered as a wholesale member for almost 3 years & no one ever pressured me to do more. I was shocked! What kind of company was this, anyway?
I continued using the oils for a variety of things & grew to love them & the results more & more until I couldn’t help but share my excitement with others. I have never been so impressed with a product of any kind EVER! This was such a blessing! I did not like the idea of going without these incredible oils which had my full & complete confidence after using & researching them for years. The attention the company gives to quality is incredible, the results are amazing, the team is unlike any other; but the NO PRESSURE attitude really stunned me. My enthusiasm grew.
I never intended to build a business.
Then, I received this message from a facebook friend: “Do you sell or know anyone who sells Young Living? I’m trying to see if anyone has a $20 coupon to use towards purchase of a starter kit. I’m hearing some great reviews of some of the EOs….”
I responded: “Yes, I am a Distributor & I think I might have a $20 voucher you can have. I’ll check…”
Truth is, I had received a voucher as a promo item a few weeks earlier, but never thought much about it. I had to look for it when she asked because I had tossed it aside without giving it much thought. I found & she signed up….
Then, BAM! A commission check arrived in the mail!
My attention was piqued. Maybe I should look into the business side of YL. I thought “If I earned money with almost no effort, I wonder what is possible if I try?”
Answer: My second commission check more than quadrupled my first! WOW!
Yeah, but how much trying was I really doing? Besides sharing my experiences occasionally with family & friends in person & online, I held 2 basic classes that month – my upline even provided the script. Seriously. That’s it. My effort added almost $300 to my family’s income that month. Not a bad start, in my opinion!
Here’s the thing….I didn’t start out to build a business, but I think God has opened a door here for my family that would be silly for me to ignore. It actually fits very well into our homeschool lifestyle, I don’t have to take up orders, deliver products, or handle inventory. It adds income to our budget, helps me pay for the oils I use, and one of my favorite parts – it allows me to help others! I love helping people! I love sharing what has helped me! My enthusiasm has occasionally been mistaken for salesmanship, but I am no salesman, I assure you. I AM however, a mom very EXCITED to share something WONDERFUL that has benefited MY family in multiple ways. It’s hard to keep a good thing a secret. I don’t try to “sell” stuff to my friends & family, but I DO try to share coupons, special offers, great ideas, and tips with those I love :-)
(That being said – I DO have some awesome specials happening this month because like I said – “Who doesn’t like saving money?'” So, message me to claim your $20 voucher or free products!)
My first commission check was a complete surprise, much like the video “accidental paycheck” done by my friend Stacy.
After I received it, I thought I’d set a goal & see if I could earn enough to pay for the oils I am using. That would be like getting them for free, right? What if I took it a step further – that would be like getting paid to use them, right? How cool is that?
Then I saw a video about a widowed Christian homeschool mom. That got my attention. Here’s her short testimony http://www.sharinggreathealth.com/TheCareandStorageofEssentialOils.htm Here’s the actual video I saw. After her husband’s sudden death, she was nearly $200,000 in debt and working two jobs to barely put food on the table. Two years later, God used Young Living to drastically change her life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF4hYsYRMu4
Whoa. My wheels started turning. How would I provide for my family if my husband couldn’t?
Then I found this:
These were the things that REALLY got my attention: 1) the surprise commission check 2) the video of the widowed homeschool mom 3) the income disclosure statement. Definitely food for thought. Now, I’m looking for someone who would like to try building this business with me. If you’d like more info, please message me & I’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have.
So, yeah, I confess I AM business building now – but not by “selling something, taking orders, or making quotas” but by sincerely sharing something that is truly incredible, by using a product that has completely & drastically changed our family for the better! I would LOVE to tell you exactly how life changing these oils have been to my family & hope you’ll attend one of my classes to see why I’m so excited.
No pressure, I promise! :-)
Real Neat Mom