Starting a Young Living business is an exciting moment. There is so much potential to grow and manifest your dreams.
While its not easy, there are 5 crucial steps to start a young living business that will set you up for success.
6 Crucial steps to starting a Young Living business
Business doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it is best to keep it simple. While you could build and grow your business in a countless number of ways, it all boils down to 5 simple, yet crucial, steps.
PLUS be sure to scroll down to see:
- Tools to help you grow your business
- Podcasts and books you won’t want to miss
- Our favorite business planners
- The ABUNDANCE Challenge
- My personal Young Living journey
- Ensure you have a Young Living wholesale membership. (If you don’t have one, you can create an account here)
- Connect with people in an authentic, caring manner
- Share information with them
- Enroll them with a Premium Starter Kit (and Essential Rewards if they are able to)
- Guide them through using their new products and needed lifestyle changes
- Always grow who you are and what you know.
1. Have a Young Living Wholesale Membership
If you don’t already have a Young Living Wholesale Membership, you can sign up for one here.
(If you need it, we do have a tutorial on how to sign up to be a Young Living Wholesale Member)
If you have a wholesale membership, then make sure you place an order for 50pv or more any month you enroll someone. You will need this to be eligible for the Starter Kit bonuses.
2. Connect with other people in a caring and authentic manner
People love to buy, but they hate being sold to. And those social media messages that cold-pitch are a thing of the past. As are the setting up a coffee date to casually bring up your business or products. This is considered spammy methods that will only cause a loss in your credibility and decrease their trust in you.
So, how can you connect in a manner that honors both you and the people you want to invite to use your products or business opportunity?
Be you. Share pieces of your personal story on social media, through videos, and/or in blog posts. Share what your products have helped you with. And share about what the business opportuity has done to benefit you and your family.
When someone talks with you about a problem they’re having that you know you can help with, ask them if they’d be open to a solution. Tell them you may know of a way that may help, and ask them if they’d the open to hearing about it. This is best done in person. Use your social media posts to generate curiosity, and take the conversation offline… where you listen more than you speak.
What do the people you’re networked with need? How will they feel when those needs are met? What can you do to listen to them in a manner that makes them feel valued and important. ** This means you listen to understand – This does NOT mean to listen to reply.
As you LISTEN, acknowledge their struggles, and empathize with them, you gain more trust. When they feel valued, and are confident you have their best interests at heart, then they’ll be more likely to buy from you.
3. Share information
Whether you benefit form it or not, offer advice. Offer information you may already know. Talk with them about different solutions to their problems. Ultimately this is what we do: solve problems.
If you want more money, solve bigger problems
Seriously. Focus on what you can do to best help the person you’re talking to. And then focus on the benefits of what solving that problem can provide. Focus especially on the emotional benefits.
4. Enroll your new member
To enroll your newest member, be sure to give them your member ID number to use as the Sponsor and Enroller blocks in their sign up process.
You can find your member ID number by logging into your virtual office and select My Account. It will be listed there.
Or… give them your unique sign up link
You can find your number in your virtual office by clicking on “Member Resources” and then “Link Builder” in the left side menu
If you’re on mobile, click Member Resources, and then Link Builder in the drop down
Copy and paste this link, and you’ll be able to give that to your new prospective member. This link will automatically load your member ID in the sponsor and enroller blocks.
Here is the template, just change the xxxxxxx with your Member ID:
** If you need a tutorial to use to walk them through the sign up process, you are welcome to use ours. Just head over to our Membership Guide tutorial to see the process.
Which Starter Kit to recommend:
This is really going to depend on your conversation. Are they interested in safe makeup? Healthy supplements? A clean home? CBD? Essential Oils?
Tailor your recommendations to fit their needs. For us, usually we recommend the Premium Starter Kit with the Desert Mist diffuser. We also have members who focus solely on the makeup, and members who focus solely on CBD. Take a look at what would best serve your new member and suggest the appropriate one.
When do you suggest Essential Rewards?
If it is in your new member’s budget, I highly recommend starting right away. You can set it up so the first Essential Rewards order goes out the following month, or is combined with your member’s starter kit.
If your member signs up for Essential Rewards right away when they make their initial account purchase, then your member will receive and extra 10 Essential Reward points. This is the only time anyone is able to earn ER points on a Premium Starter Kit purchase. They’ll also get the qualifying promotional items too!
Keep in mind, they are welcome to cancel their Essential Rewards at any time. I just cringe when I think back to the 100 points I missed out on when I first joined Young Living because I didn’t think I would be ordering enough to make ER worth joining (I was so very wrong, and enrolled in my 3rd month). $100 in free product is nothing to laugh about… not to forget the exclusive free promotional items that I missed out on as well.
5. Guide them through using new products and needed changes
When they first receive their starter kit, they may feel a bit overwhelmed. Walk them through the products they’ve received, and show them how to use them safely and appropriately.
Provide them a reference guide and add them to any support groups you or your Upline may have to help support them. I have a full post all about supporting new members and being a high quality sponsor that I highly recommend you check out, including suggestions for reference materials and Facebook Groups that are not team specific.
Check with your Upline about support groups they run to use. If your sponsor doesn’t have one, reach out to your Upline Diamond. If you don’t have an Upline or sponsor, we would be happy to help you (get started here).
6. Always Grow Who You Are and What You Know!
There are many ways you can grow who you are. Personal development is not a one-size fits all process, but it is a needed process for every person. Whether you love to read books, listen to podcasts, or watch videos… there are tons of resources for you to take advantage of to expand your mind. Grow who you are, gain confidence, and step into who you are as a beautiful soul.
You’ll never out-earn your level of personal growth
I also have a list of podcasts on my becoming a quality sponsor post that you won’t want to miss. And there is a list of books I have personally read and loved over on my recommended reading page.
Always Follow Up
DO NOT FORGET – follow up. Sometimes people just aren’t ready to enroll right away and need time to think it over. Sometimes it takes a few times of following up before they’ll be ready. I’ve had several members where I needed to follow up with them once a month for over a year before they were ready.
If your new member isn’t on Essential Rewards, you start the process over again. What do they need? What benefits can ER offer them? What can you do to help them get started?
And whether or not they join Essential Rewards at all, you should always strive to continue following up. Check in with them. How are they doing? Are they using the products they purchased? Is there anything else you can recommend to benefit their lives? Is there any way you can support, encourage, or uplift them?
Another way to follow up is to discuss how they can get their oils paid for through Young Living’s business opportunity. Only 6% of Young Living wholesale members take advantage of the compensation plan, and it is definitely not for everyone, but it has blessed thousands of families around the world and may benefit this new member too. Just remember – there is never any pressure to build a business. Just share from a loving place in your heart.
Be patient. Always follow up.
Focus on support, resources, and benefits
After you enroll them, make sure you’re providing resources to help empower them to gain the answers they need. I always provide a comprehensive reference guide to my new wholesale members who purchase a Premium Starter Kit from Life Science Publishing (more about that when we talk about tools below…)
If they don’t enroll in Essential Rewards right away, then continue to follow up with them about what they like and dislike about their oils. Where are they confused, which ones are they going through the fastest.. and most importantly that they’re actually using what they purchased! (We’ve had many people purchase a Premium Starter Kit and then had it just sit on a shelf for months… don’t let that happen to your new enrollees!)
Always grow who you are, what you know, and who you know…
This business requires some intense personal development practices. You’ll never out-earn your level of personal development. Make sure you’re always growing who you are through mindfulness, service, and either reading personal development or business books, listening to personal development or business books, or watching speeches about growing who you are.
Top 5 suggested tools to build a Young Living business
Podcasts to help you build a young living business
I LOVE listening to podcasts. Especially being a busy homeschooling mom. We listen to them every time we are in the car, while walking to the park, and often while I watch my kids play at the park (if I’m not on care calls). My absolute favorite business related podcasts are:
- Your Virtual Upline Podcast by Bob Heilig – Bob discusses authentic ways of growing your network marketing business that is the only way I endorse out of all the network marketing coaches out there. Be sure to check out his Legacy Leadership program too. I’ve been in there since January of 2019, and its been worth every penny.
- The Mind Your Business Podcast by James Wedmore – James runs this podcast in a manner that helps entrepreneurs with mindset and personal growth. This is by far my favorite business podcast. They show you how to work smarter instead of harder to maximize your creativity and minimize your time “hustling.”
- The Quote of the Day Show by Sean Croxton – Sean provides ~10 min daily episodes of personal development speeches that are well worth listening to. I don’t have the chance to listen to his show every day, but it has been proven to be binge-worthy.
Not interested in podcasts?
I totally understand and relate to podcasts just not being your thing. I took me a long time to actually enjoy them (only started listening after becoming a busy mom with little reading time). Do you prefer to read? There are several books you won’t want to miss! You can find my favorite list of personal development books here.
Young Living Business Planner
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- I personally use and LOVE Erin Condren planners. I usually get their 12 month Life Planner, but have also used their Teacher Planner and 18 month options when available (usually only available July-December).
- Diamond Planner is also another great planner. It is made by a Young Living Royal Crown Diamond designed for Young Living leaders, and is shipped quarterly. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this planner too, but often our nomadic lifestyle being a military family that moves frequently and loves to explore when not moving, it isn’t always feasible for me to be home when its delivered.
Brochures, Graphics, Handouts, and Business Cards for your Young Living Business
There are a few websites that I personally LOVE for paper and digital Young Living business tools to grow your Young Living business
- Life Science Publishing – I highly recommend the $99/yr membership… if you’re actively building, this will totally be worth it to have discounted references, resource guides, and other tools. All their books are Young Living specific, containing information about the blends and only the single oils Young Living has to offer… and many of the resource guides are printed in numerous languages… plus if you’re a member, you’ll be able to download and provide reference guide apps
- Oil Revolution Designs – provides physical brochures and customizable graphics. I recommend the $55/yr membership where they’ll provide you with customized graphics each month with your name, email, website, and member ID number listed automatically. You’ll also have access to all the graphics they’ve made in the past, including various classes.
- Crown Diamond Tools – provides brochures in both English and Spanish. These are great to have on hand or to provide to new members.
The Abundance Young Living Challenge
I absolutely LOVE the Abundance Challenge.
To participate, simply apply the Abundance Essential Oil Blend (diluted of course) anywhere on your body or in a piece of diffusing jewelry every day for 30 days.
The first time I did this challenge, after the first week random blessings started happening to my family. It was just incredible. Now, this is one of my first tips I give to new business builders who have completed my exclusive team business course and enrolled their first member.
If you’re like me and don’t enjoy Abundance Essential Oil Blend right away, add it to Joy Essential oil Blend or Clarity Essential Oil Blend. I remember not liking Abundance at all at first. But for some reason mixing it with one of those two, it ended up really nice. Another tip… instead of mixing blends, try adding a drop of orange essential oil. For some reason orange essential oil always seems to make everything better when you don’t enjoy it.
Another rendition of the Abundance Challenge: Hope and Forgiveness Challenge
Instead of using Abundance, spend every day for 30+ days applying Hope Essential Oil Blend as a perfume or cologne (I recommend under your jaw line on your neck, and on your wrists), and then layer the Forgiveness Essential Oil Blend over top of it. *These two blends do not need to be diluted because they come pre-diluted.
Using these two oil blends help you to keep hope, which is important to every life. This also helps you to forgive past events, decisions, and encounters, which helps you move forward and heal blocks and limiting beliefs you may not realize you have… also very important to every life.
My personal Young Living Business Plan
I started my Young Living business by sharing my personal health story updates on Facebook. I had no intention on running an essential oil business at all, but once a few of my followers and friends noticed the results I was having using the products, I ended up routinely asked which products I was using, and where they could also find them. I would take the conversation offline, provide my link, and within a week would have a sign up. This consistently happened for over a year as my business grew. No sales. No asking for sales. No pressure. Just occasionally sharing my personal results maybe once a month. And I steadily grew to Senior Star within a year.
Since then, I added a blog to keep track of my own journey. It was much easier to share a link than to rewrite everything all the time when people would ask me in the comments what I’ve been up to that I’ve seen such profound health results from. Then I created this blog, EssentialOils.Life, to help support my members, which ended up taking a huge turn and helps to support several thousands of people each month. My business continued to grow as new leaders emerged from my list of members.
Fast forward to today… my business routine consists of publishing one blog per week on this website, writing one blog per week on my personal website geared towards growing a business, writing a weekly email newsletter, routine posts in my team’s facebook groups, scheduled care calls to my members, weekly follow up calls to my team leaders, routine posting on Facebook and Pinterest, and continually connecting with people on LinkedIn. Each of these activities enable me to connect with a list of current members and prospective members a few times a week. Overall, I work about 20 hours a week.
Offline, I am always networking and talking with moms in my homeschool circle. When a problem arises, we talk about reasonable solutions. Sometimes that leads into talking about essential oils, healthier lifestyles, or business opportunities. I give them the options, discuss the benefits, and follow up with them to see what they decide. All of our conversations are 100% authentic, focused on them, and tailored to their individual needs.
If the women I network with in person need something I can’t personally help them with or benefit from, I still help them go through the process of finding something that works best for them. Why? Because this builds value and trust. One day I will be able to help them with something, and they’ll trust me enough to ask me first. And people buy from people who they know like and trust.
A personal invitation to take my exclusive Young Living business course
Oily Authentic Business Course (Oily ABC) is in its final stages of completion to be released publicly. If you would like more information about building your Young Living business in a manner that honors your lifestyle and family needs while focusing on your strengths and encouraging you to grow as a person, then this course is for you!
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