I'm going to share with you a continuation of THIS POST from a few months back even though it feels strange to do it now just like it did back then. As you know, essential oils have completely consumed my life. I didn't expect it, I didn't even want it but I find myself in the middle of what might be the biggest financial blessing in my life on the coat tails of what might be the best health choice I've ever made for myself and my family. All-around, I'm feeling very much like I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. I'm right where God needs me to be. I'm not sure how this is going to fulfill His plan for my life, but I just know it is as long as I keep my eyes open.
So, it's time to get brutally honest with you guys again. I've said from the beginning that I'm not going to go into this and hide anything and I refuse to play that traditional "multi-level" game. I want to be completely open and honest so you guys can see a) how amazing these oils are for you and how well they work and b) how much potential is here to actually bring in good money; not just some, not just enough to pay for your oils each month, but a really good amount of money that might allow you to quit your job or pay off your student loans (whatever the case may be).
Last month marked 6 months for me in this whole essential oils thing. I fell in love with them and fell backwards right into a new job. Here is exactly what each month has looked like for me. I'm sharing here not to brag or to boost myself, but so you can see that I'm not hiding anything and that it truly is coming to me. If you're anything like me, you just want to see the numbers. I get it, so let's do this thing.
I started with Young Living in February. I got my kit (which I paid $150 for 11 oils and have run a train on those things) and had 2 friends that said they wanted to try a few oils too and they signed up right behind me with my number. I still wasn't sure that this whole oils business was for me as far as the multi-level thing, but I sure was down to get my oils paid for every month, and so, that was my goal. I'll just sign up enough people so that I can have free oils every month. SCORE. Here's what February looked like for me
Total People that signed up to try the oils: 6
Total number of people "under me": 8 (one person that signed up under me signed up 2 people)
Check total for February: $389.82
There were 8 people in my "team" at the end of what would become my first month in the business (though I still wasn't on board for calling it that yet). What did I do to get them? I just posted a couple of pictures of my oils on my facebook so that my friends could see what I was up to and I told the truth about what I thought about them. What did I not do? chase people down. I never once sent an email to someone who didn't ask me for information first and that's the God's honest truth. That's not my bag.
Totally shocked by the fact that in my first month with almost no work, I was able to get my oils paid for plus some, I decided, "hmmmm, maybe this could work in March too." By this time, my friend, Monique, who has the same vision for what does and does not work in this arena started putting together videos with strategies on how to most effectively earn the most money within the YL payout confines. It's a numbers game and she figured it out. The awesome thing about that? I didn't have to sit and watch the compensation video 800 times to get it. She did it for me and then spelled it out for me so that I could understand it. So, I just continued doing what I was doing, I started to understand the pay structure through YL and I started directing my friends that thought they might be interested in working the business to the same videos. Here's what March looked like:
Total People that signed up to try the oils: 4
Total People that were signed "under me" (this includes the previous month as well, it just keeps building): 28
Check total for March: $640.94
Unknowingly, in March, I laid a lot of foundation. I build a new Brand alongside Monique and Kelli for the Lemon Droppers, I decided 100% I was going to do this thing and I answered A LOT of emails...a lot. Obviously, they didn't all sign up in March, though. Which is cool. I don't chase people and I don't pressure people. So let's move onto April.
My 3rd month. April was also the first full month that I was in this thing for the long haul and I was now not only looking to get my oils paid for, I was prepared to make money. A lot of it. The more the better. If I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it, dang it! It was a BIG month. What did I do differently? Not a thing. I answered emails, I posted what I'm up to and what I think the oils could do for people, I made some marketing materials that I believe are relevant and not cheesy, typical, multi-level stuff, I posted pictures and I was honest about what these oils were doing for my family. That's the key. I am being so real about them. I'm not going to compromise that about this adventure.
Total People that signed up to try the oils: 26
Total People that were signed "under me" (this includes the previous months as well, it just keeps building): 97
Check total for April: $3,033.15
Month #4 for me. May was the beginning of summer and the first month that is typically much slower than the previous months and the fall months. Every month I get nervous that what we did the previous months were just a fluke but despite the typically slow months we still grew. Our growth rate was slower than in April but we still grew by 165%! WHAT?!?!
Total People that signed up to try the oils: 23
Total People that were signed "under me" (this includes the previous months as well, it just keeps building): 207
Check total for April: $3,686,16
June was my 5th month. Again, June is a summer month, which means slow growth for most people. We took it as a challenge this month and really worked to organize our large number and make sure we were prepared for the fall. Our growth was 160%!
Total People that signed up to try the oils: 10
Total People that were signed "under me" (this includes the previous months as well, it just keeps building): 358
Check total for April: $4,824.36
Month #6. We weren't sure how July was going to go because YL was making some changes to their starter kit. We thought we had enough momentum to really bring it home with the awesome deal on the new kit, but we just weren't sure if people were going to be as excited about it as we were. You know how you get all jacked up about things and other people are like, "ummm, what's the big deal?" Well, we sure didn't want that. Good news, the new kit was a GIGANTIC home run and we more than doubled our business from the months previous.
Total People that signed up to try the oils: 22
Total People that were signed "under me" (this includes the previous months as well, it just keeps building): 824
Check total for April: $7,623.00
I'm sorry, WHAT? Did you see that number? I mean, that's not just a paycheck, that's A LOT more than I was making at University of Phoenix. I have a graduate degree and that's a good salary even with that! 6 months. If this is the first 6 months, I can't friggin wait to see the next 6 months. I'm so excited to see where we Lemon Droppers go from here. Up, up, up. We're all reaching milestones faster than it's been done in Young Living history. That tells me we have a good system in place and we understand the business end of this thing. We also have a deep seeded passion for essential oils. We are actually replicating this success, not just once, not twice but A LOT! And so I ask you, what in the HECK are you waiting for?
If you have been hesitant to stick your feet in the water a) I get it and b) lucky for you that new kit is sticking around. It now comes with the everyday oils kit (9 different oils), a free bottle of stress-away, some reading materials, some sample packets to travel with PLUS a FREE diffuser for the same price as before. Huge score. I bought another one just for the diffuser and the stock-up on the everyday oils at the discounted price. BAM!
We've got some great resources on helping you understand not only how to use the oils, but how to understand the back end of this thing. We aren't in the business of leaving people hanging. It's an amazing group...very supportive. No hard nosed sales stuff. No minimums or anything like that. Just give me ONE chance to prove to you that this is different. I promise you'll see.
And so I ask you again, what in the HECK are you waiting for? Here's a link with more info.