Over the weekend Pierre and I got into a disagreement. He and I are both passionate, stubborn, strong-willed, and opinionated, so it happens. I wouldn’t have it any other way. We compliment each other with different points of views and varying solutions to challenges. Often he makes me see things in a way I hadn’t thought of, and I am able to open my mind to new concepts. Not this time. My beloved business and marketing guru hubinator suggested that I sell my awesome Young Living essential oils retail. He said I should not only concentrate on offering wholesale memberships, but also on getting customers – because those customers can lead me to people who will want wholesale memberships and may one day become wholesale members themselves through exposure to the product. Doesn’t that sound like a great idea? Not to me.
Now I understand that in direct sales the process is to purchase items wholesale and then sell them retail to make a profit. That is not what I am doing. Young Living is not direct sales. I do not have a bunch of product sitting in my basement to sell to you. I have my products that I use personally – and maybe if you come around and are curious I will give you samples. First one’s free 😉 #dealer. However, what I am able to offer is wholesale membership to a wonderful company that sells the purest essential oils on the market. You purchase what you want on your own directly online. Then I can teach you how to use them so you can replace all the icky toxins in your household.
Buying retail is a waste of money for many reasons. For instance, take Frankincense – one of our priciest oils. A friend of mine recently approached me about buying a bottle, but she is not a wholesale member. A bottle of Young Living Frankincense retail costs $96.71. By the time you add taxes, shipping, and handling to that, you are well over $100 for the one product. Is it amazing? Totally! Frankincense is used to elevate spiritual experiences, and maintain radiance with its ability to smooth the look of healthy skin. It is the key ingredient in our Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™. Should you spend $96.71/bottle on it? No. It comes in your Premium Starter Kit when you purchase a wholesale membership.
Another example is Thieves™. A different girlfriend of mine wanted to purchase this from me because she heard so many wonderful things about it. A bottle of Thieves™ (a blend sold exclusively by Young Living) costs $44.41 retail. Again, add taxes, shipping and handling and you’re in the whopping numbers. Is Thieves™ the bomb? Yes. It is antibacterial, anti-fungal, supports a healthy immune system, can be used internally or externally for a clean fresh environment, and is the key ingredient in our entire line of household products (which you can totally DIY). Yet this fabulous oil also comes as part of your Premium Starter Kit.
A wholesale membership only costs $180 (taxes, shipping and handling included) and needs to be purchased just once (as long as you spend $50/year). That initial membership fee comes with your Premium Starter Kit. There are three different types, depending on your needs. The one I chose came with 11 of Young Living’s most popular Essential Oils, a diffuser, and a slew of other goodies. In September, your membership even comes with a free bottle of Thieves™ laundry detergent. So you’ve already saved hundreds of dollars and basically got your membership for free before you even start using the products and saving more.
Now let’s take Essential Rewards into account. Once you determine what products you absolutely adore or would like to try, you can put them on monthly autoship and earn points towards future purchases. Those points equal dollars, not to mention that Essential Rewards members get even deeper discounts and the shipping is a flat rate. You can set the day of the month your shipment goes out, and can change whatever you’re ordering right up until that day. Depending on how much you order, it can come with even more free products.
So how am I going to look selling my friends one bottle of oil when I know they can be getting so much more value? I can’t do it. Is it crazy to turn away customers as a business woman? Perhaps. I know that I always want to be presented with the best value and return on my investments, and retail is not it. When you think of how much we spend on all other lotions, perfumes, air fresheners, household cleaning supplies, laundry products, energy supplements, digestive aids, topical antiseptics, etc – it’s astounding! This one membership replaces it all with the potent concentrated power of organic plants.
If you’ve heard about Young Living and are ready to switch over to an all-natural, toxin-free lifestyle, simply follow this link and click on Choose Your Membership. I’d love to help you on your journey to being weird with me!
If you have questions about it and want to know more – even about how you can earn a living with Young Living, contact me. You can join my team and we can spread this alternative lifestyle together!