Leadership Skills

FAQs about Starting And Building a Young Living Business

 1. Do I need to host  "parties" or classes?

Nope. You can share in any way you want to share - just share about the products, the Essential Rewards Program and the business opportunity on a consistent basis. You can do it in a class so as to get the message out to more people at once, but one-on-one settings or sharing mostly on social media (like Facebook or Instagram) is perfectly fine as well. What works best for you?

 

2. How much time do I have to work each week? I’m already super-busy!

You get to designate how much time you set aside each week to build this business. Start with just 30 minutes a day Monday thru Friday just to get yourself into the habit of investing into the business on a regular basis. Designate a time of the day you are going to do it and then keep that commitment just as you would any appointment that is important to you - like a doctor appointment or business meeting.

 

3. Do I NEED TO sign up for a monthly auto-ship?

The auto-ship program, Essential Rewards, was designed for our benefit. We get rewarded for purchasing the products we need at home from Young Living. They are products that will enhance our lifestyle, so being rewarded for switching our spending to this brand of products should not be something we do unwillingly. Look at this way: if you don’t like Young Living’s products and/or believe that their products are not valuable enough to pay the wholesale price for them, then you should not be recommending that others consider doing it either. Don’t even bother considering partnering with Young Living unless you see how beneficial their monthly auto-ship program is.

 

4. Am I required to pay for a website or will I get my own branded site?

Young Living does not charge a "monthly fee" for services, so a branded site is not included in your Premium Starter Kit. You can actually operate your business without paying an extra fee for a website. Do this in one of two ways: 1) You can simply give out your personalized link. To create this link, you sign into your Young Living account and click on “Virtual Office” in the top right-hand corner. From the list on your left, click on “Member Resources”. On the bottom of the list will be one that says “Link Builder”. Follow the prompts and your own link will be created for you. Copy the link and give it out freely online. Or 2) You could simply tell people offline to go to www.YoungLiving.com, instructing them to put in YOUR customer ID when they fill out the application to enroll as a retail or wholesale customer.

 

5. If I operate mostly online, what website do you recommend?

 

If you are operating mostly online, it would be in your best interest if you did invest in a website. You can either  1) upgrade to Young Living’s own “My YL website” for a little less than $10 a month. Simply go to “My Account” and then click on “My YL website” and follow the prompts. Or 2) I recommend a Get Oiling website which I have found is very economical and the service is excellent. I have found this site to be the best as far as business-building services go and not merely having a website. You can give them a 30-day trial by signing up at this link: CLICK HERE

 

6. Do I need to purchase a Premium Starter Kit?

No, you don’t, but I highly recommend that you do. It is totally fine if you simply purchase the “Basic Starter Kit” which contains some great business-building tools, but to get products you would have to place an extra order. By choosing a Premium Starter Kit, you not only get all that is in the Basic Starter Kit, but you also get some of the products at an excellent discounted price. It really is for OUR PERSONAL BENEFIT to get the Premium Starter Kit, so don’t see it simply as a “business investment”, though for tax write-off purposes you will be able to write the cost of this kit off so that is an extra business perk the government gives us.

 

7. What Premium Starter Kit is the best one to get?

It really depends on what your purpose is for choosing to get a membership with Young Living. If you want to start using essential oils on a daily basis, then getting the one called Premium Starter Kit would be the way to go since it comes with 10 5-ml bottles of oils, a 15 ml one of Stress Away, and a diffuser of your choice. If you want to start switching your household products over to the Young Living brand, I recommend you choose the Premium Starter Kit with Thieves. If you want to focus mostly on nutrition and great supplementation, I recommend the Premium Starter Kit with NingXia Red. If you use makeup daily, you may want to consider getting the Savvy Minerals Starter Kit. If you are pregnant or recently had a baby, consider getting the Seedlings Starter Kit. As you can see, it’s all about you and your family’s needs; there is no “best one” for every single one of us.

 

8.  How long will it take to reach the top rank?

Some reach the top extremely quick, others take 4-6 years, and still others may take over a decade to reach Royal Crown Diamond. “When” we get there needs to stop being the priority from the very beginning of our journey. The important thing is that we consistently do the simple things that will get us there and decide to NEVER QUIT regardless of how challenging it gets at times. Think of it as a white-water-rafting adventure. There will be times of calm, and other times you will be paddling for your life. You don’t just abandon the boat when the current gets crazy, right? You keep going until you arrive at your designated point of arrival. You can choose to have a bad attitude the entire time, or you can go with the flow and enjoy the craziness of the ride. Either way, if you commit to getting to your destination - Royal Crown Diamond rank - and you don’t abandon the boat, there is absolutely no doubt that you WILL get to your destination. 

 

9.  Is there some plan of action I need to follow?

Young Living is all about focusing on a healthy lifestyle. They offer products that enhance this lifestyle, so we simply need to purchase and use the products they offer and we need to create and maintain healthy habits. The best way to purchase them is on the Essential Rewards Program, so the 2-step plan of action for our Journey to Crown Diamond is as follows: 1) Commit to purchasing 100 to 300 PV worth of products each month on the Essential Rewards (depending on your family’s monthly budget for each category of products) and 2) Share Young Living with others on a consistent basis, help those interested sign up for their starter kit and the Essential Rewards Program, and be there for them every step of the way, like a good friend or sponsor would be. (I also recommend staying in touch with them with a monthly newsletter.)

 

10. Is this one of those Network Marketing or MLM companies?

Yes, but that is a good thing. If you ask this question, you most likely have had a bad experience with an MLM company, or you have been ingrained a bad image about this style of business, so... I encourage you to get on board to simply get their products at a discounted price, knowing that they will enhance your lifestyle, and then spend time learning about the benefits of this style of business. You will find, as I have, that it truly is a magnificent and wise way of running a business, I guarantee you. When run the right way, it's all about empowering others to build a business so that they can live well in this society that requires money, and lots of it, in order for us to truly enjoy life without financial worries.