Chances are good that by now you have at least heard of, if not personally tried essential oils. You may have also been approached at some point by a Young Living Distributor who wanted to talk to you about joining and starting your own essential oils business. Now you're searching just like I've done for the Young Living essential oils scam to see what other people have to say. Well, I can help!
I am an entrepreneur at heart, and I have always wanted to be in business for myself. I own this blog, have sold on eBay, and have worked with a few direct marketing and multi-level marketing companies. I started my first MLM business when I was only 18. The first company to get my attention was Quixtar (also known as Amway), then I joined Pampered Chef, Stampin Up!, Zija, and now Young Living.
These types of businesses are always looked at in a shady light because people fear that they are a pyramid scheme. The truth is if you really pay attention you can spot a pyramid scheme fairly easily. If the main focus of a business is to recruit as many people are possible, and not the products, you may just be working for a pyramid company.
So what about Young Living?
Young Living is a company that sells essential oils, and essential oil based products (along with cookware and other items). They do want each distributor to build a team because that is how the income model is set up, but the main focus on Young Living, like other companies is their products. Young Living prides itself on selling high-quality essential oils and products that will make consumers lives better in some way. The goal as a distributor is to sell the product, while also helping other people who love the product sell them as well.
Obviously, Young Living has a lot to gain by giving people high-quality products they love and then teaching them to be brand ambassadors as well as train new brand ambassadors. When a company recruits brand ambassadors, and they tell their friends, who tell their friends, they have done very little marketing. It's pretty ingenious if you ask me.
If you are trying to decide whether or not you want to join Young Living, don't let anyone pressure you. If you feel pressured, and join for the wrong reasons, chances are good you won't succeed. If however, you are thinking of becoming a Young Living distributor and you take time to educate yourself and learn about both the business and the products, chances are good that you will do very well if you join. You can also become a wholesale customer and only buy the products, you don't have to sign up as a distributor to purchase from Young Living.
If you would like to learn more about joining Young Living, you can check out this post and shoot me an email!