This is my 10th month of doing “the biz” side of Young Living and I thought some of you might be curious what that means along with how and why I decided to do it.
If that’s you, keep reading…
About 4 months after I got my starter kit with Young Living, I started thinking about the business side. As I saw the financial freedom and blessings that it had brought the friend I enrolled with, I started to think, “Wow, I love this company and I love my oils, I could totally do that too.” I thought, “I already share about the non-toxic products I love on my Instagram account and blog anyway…why not share about my essential oils too?” And there I was 2 months postpartum, a sleepless mombie (mom+zombie), gung-ho and ready to start making some extra money every month. My short-term goal and priority was covering the cost of my oils and other products I buy every month from Young Living, but the big goal has always been full financial freedom from this business.
I chose to give this my all, to share and help others get started on their own essential oil and non-toxic journeys and continue to support them along the way knowing it would blossom into more and more over time. And it has! Last month was my best month to date. Not only am I paying for my oils/products each month and then some, but one of the best parts of this whole decision was becoming a part of the amazing community that comes with it all. A community of mostly women from all walks of life, all supporting and encouraging each other every step of the way. These women are motivated, driven, creative hustlers that inspire me every day. What a blessing it has been and with perfect timing of when I needed that support the most, not only in business, but in my personal life too. It’s an amazing thing that words can’t really describe…all I can say is…you will see!
To me, this isn’t just another MLM thing, it’s now my business. I get to share the oils and products I’m using and loving every day…something I was already doing when I started @nontoxicnewbie, I get to connect with amazing women and other mamas about the things I am super passionate about, I get to help others start their own non-toxic journeys… and this is one of my jobs. What?! Oh… and I get to work from anywhere, stay at home with my son, and I truly can say I enjoy every minute of it (even all the times this biz has pushed me out of my comfort zone). But seriously, what is this life?! For real. I have built a team and I have helped families change their lives for the better because they have started using essential oils and other non-toxic products in place of the chemical toxic-filled products they were using before. It’s just such an awesome feeling. Is it all rainbows and butterflies? An easy job? A get-rich-quick scheme? Heck no, it takes hard work, there are difficult days and months, and I’ve had to build up some tough skin from being rejected many, many times…but that’s just a part of it and only makes me stronger and helps me grow.
I’m sharing all of this because my one wish (because I don’t want to say regret) is that I would have decided to do this sooner, and that goes for getting started with oils by getting my starter kit and starting the business. I’ll be 100% honest, I stalked my friend for over a year before I decided to get my kit. I would watch her oil posts and get more and more intrigued, the interest kept building, but I kept putting it off. Then in November of 2016 she was doing a deal with a free Christmas Spirit with the starter kit when you enrolled with her and I was like okay sold. Haha! Isn’t that funny? A free Christmas Spirit is what did it for me and finally got me to jump in. Insert crying emoji here.
Even then I didn’t realize what a great value and deal I was getting with that starter kit or that it would turn into so much more for me. Here we are more than a year later, I still have the diffuser from the kit and use it every day and the starter kit oils are starter kit oils for a reason because most of them have become my favorites and the ones I use almost daily as well. I am straight up oil obsessed! These oils have changed my world. When I got the kit, I thought hmm… well, Lavender sounds relaxing and will help me with sleep and Stress Away and Peppermint smell really good, but I’ll probably never use this Frankincense or Copaiba. What??? Those 2 are now in my top 5 for sure. I was welcomed with open arms into Young Living and given all the resources to really get the most out of that kit and beyond. Boy am I glad I joined with that friend and the supportive team that I did because it made all the difference. Know that, that who you join with matters. Whether you are doing the business or not, you will want support along the way.
Humor me for a second and let me break down the value of the starter kit for my numbers peeps…Even if you don’t think you’ll use all the oils… (but you will, trust me) If you think of it like this…
The diffuser that comes in the kit is $63 member price (retail it’s $80 something)
A 5ml bottle of Frankincense is $30 (retail it’s $40)
And a 5ml of Panaway is $36 (retail it’s $47)…
That’s already $129 if you bought them at member price and a starter kit is $160
…but you get those 3 things plus 9 other oils and more!!! Say what? I mean it’s even the best bang for your buck if you’re a member. I have bought the starter kit again people, and you can! It’s that good of a deal.
So anyway, back to the biz talk…Being in it now for 10 months and having NO plans of EVER quitting, I have seen the blessings this business has brought left and right to my team members and to me and I want that for you too!
If you are looking to do something that aligns with what you are already passionate about like natural and non-toxic living (or if you want to get into that lifestyle and haven’t yet), if you want to help others, and if you want financial support and eventually financial freedom from it if you work your butt off, this is for you!
If you want to casually share and just have your non-toxic household products/essential oils/baby products/supplements/makeup paid for every month… that’s awesome. You can do it.
If you want to go balls to the wall and give the biz your everything and find a ton of financial freedom from it as your big goal, that’s awesome too! I’ll run hard with you.
There’s no right or wrong way to do this biz and that’s what’s so cool. You do whatever works best for you with a team (hopefully my team) supporting you and providing (the best) resources and help along the way. I would love to have you on my team (the best team ever) and do this biz with you! I’m an open book, always here to answer any and all questions you have about the business side of Young Living with 100% honesty so message me and fire away.
Okay, so you made it to the end and you’re thinking, “Well that sounds amazing and all Tasha, but I haven’t even gotten a starter kit yet or tried Young Living oils so the biz seems far off.” If that’s you or even if you read this whole thing and the biz doesn’t interest you at all, that’s totally okay too, but for goodness sake’s if you haven’t already, please get your hands on an essential oil premium starter kit. You will be amazed at what these oils can do for you and what they can replace in your home. There is never an obligation to do the biz by grabbing a kit, but by getting a kit and becoming a member you always have the option as well. Umm…Did you just read that? Read that again because what that means is anytime after buying a kit, you can decide to do the business. What other business can you jump into at any time with a start up cost of $160?!
True story, I was at a vendor event this past weekend and I was explaining the kit to someone and she said, “But I don’t think I’ll use all of those oils” and I said, “I thought that too, but my team is so good at providing you with all of the resources you need so you are comfortable and know how to use these oils in so many ways…” I told her the price, showed her our welcome booklet and a few other things we send our new members and she said, “Okay, I’m in!” So I said, “Oh that’s so awesome I’m so excited for you!” Then I showed her the whole kit and reviewed, “You’ll be getting these 11 oils, these samples, these resources and the diffuser…” And she said, “What? I’m getting a diffuser too?” I laughed and said, “Yes, isn’t it crazy?” Haha, my point to this story is I just wish everyone saw the value in the kit just like this…that the price is a great deal for the 11 oils alone (the best, purest, therapeutic grade essential oils on the planet), even without the diffuser! And it’s not just about everything that comes IN the kit, it’s about the support and everything else that comes OUTSIDE of the kit that makes your experience a true game changer.
Anyway, I’ll end here, but know that me and my team are here to help you and support you every step of the way on whatever your oily journey may be!
As always, thanks for reading and for your support.
Lots of love and good health,
Tasha, The Non-Toxic Newbie
P.S. Since I talked about the business, I am required to share the Young Living Income Disclosure. You can view it here