Here we are again starting another December. This is my 21st December with Young Living Essential Oils. Very early in my career I saw the need to keep momentum going through the months that most people let their business activity slow down or even come to a complete halt. One of the biggest times some go inactive is through the holiday season.


Slowing down your business activity during ANY season is a HUGE mistake.


    1. Smart, business builders know that December is actually the month you should be picking up the pace and getting ready for the best time of the year for business.


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    This is the time many are thinking about increasing their income and are making goals for the new year. This actually starts on the 26th of December but January is a HUGE month for attracting new distributors. People go online and start searching for business opportunities. This is another reason you are insane if you aren’t learning how to improve your online marketing skills.


    2. While so many network marketers are snoozing in their business, it is much easier for you to get noticed, especially if you have been learning attraction marketing skills.


    3. Most people are more involved with social events and getting together with friends and family. This can present all kinds of opportunities to share your products or the business. Use Young Living products in front of people. Listen to what people are saying. Share your peppermint or DiGize after a big meal, Share a mood uplifting oil. Pay attention to the many openings for a conversation. Strategically Place Productsaround where guests will see them and USE Young Living products in front of people to stir interest and questions. Be prepared to share information.



If you slow down or stop business activities for large blocks of time, you backslide. If you are serious about building a successful network marketing business, you will be consistently working through ALL months. This is the way we make progress. Some months we make small steps forward and some we make large leaps.

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It’s summer time and a time for gardening, vacations, conventions and lots of activities with the family. One mistake network marketers often make is they slow down or even stop their marketing during summer months. This is a huge mistake. You want to keep the momentum going and keep your business growing.


Here are a few easy ways to keep your Young Living Business growing through the summer months.

1. Always carry some oils with you. Remember, busy times are the best because you usually come across more people to talk to. There are lots of ways to do this that feel natural and easy. Be aware of the people around you and the issues they are dealing with. Listen and share a drop of oil with them. You have things that can help. These days most people are stressed out in one way or another. Share a bit of StressAway or some other oil.


Just wearing oils will often cause people to ask questions. I like to wear Abundance oil because I love the smell of that one. I often have people comment on how good I smell and ask what am I wearing. That’s an easy opening to share a little with them.

Use oils in front of people. People are curious, they will often ask questions.
Don’t miss the opportunity to mention something about Young Living Essential Oils. I DON’T mean a sales pitch here. Just a teaser comment. Let the conversation flow naturally.


2. Always carry a sharing packet, well stocked with some brochures and whatever you like to share with people. Don’t forget to take your business with you on vacation. There are always opportunities to share and possibly even write off your trip as a business expense. Make sure you have your web site and phone number on every brochure or marketing material.


3. Use Drop Cards or Leave Behinds that direct people to a presentation on your web site, either the Essential Oils 101 or Non Toxic Living presentation. I like post card size mini flyers. I recommend setting a goal of passing out at least 10 a day. There are times when I don’t even talk to people I just leave them in places for people to find. If you eat at a restaurant, leave a nice big tip with a drop card or a mini flyer. A drop card is not the same as a business card.


4. When you make a new contact, take your phone out and connect with them on Facebook. Then send them a nice direct message later saying something that relates to the conversation you had. If you have a Facebook Business Page, let them know so they can follow that. Of course, you should be posting pictures of ways you are using oils in your daily life on Facebook. Not salesy stuff all the time but showing you having summer fun and oils in use as you are doing things. Whenever I play games, I usually have an oil in the shot even if it’s not really related to things. It helps them get to know you and as they get to know you, they are also getting ideas on ways to use oils in their own life.




When you are cooking use Vitality Oils in recipes and don’t miss the opportunity to take a picture.


Post Daily on your Facebook Page – Daily posting is very important. You can not expect to grow your following or build a business with on again and off again activity. You have access to several sources of free sharing graphics. One source is here: https://ylbusinessbuilders.com/teamnews/info-graphics Please use the tools and be consistent all year long.


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5. Wear clothes and accessories with Young Living logo on them. They are great conversation starters. There are some great options on the Young Living Gear website.


6. Check in every morning and evening with email and Facebook. This is especially important if you are doing Facebook or other internet marketing. You need to keep up to date with any important news but most importantly, you need to respond to any interest.

There are lots of ways to keep marketing your business when you go through busy times. The key is to always be aware of the opportunities around you and keep doing something daily that makes progress.


Time sure flies. It is hard to believe that winter is over and spring is here. Pretty soon we will see the flowers blooming and the trees waking up. Spring is a time where we start feeling revived and energized. Why not channel some of that energy into your business. This is a good time to make a plan for the next quarter of the year.


I always recommend to write out your goals. Write some long term goals but also goals for the next 3 months. Each week, write a list of action steps that you will do that will help you get to your longer term goals for your Young Living business.


You must make a plan and then WORK YOUR PLAN! I see far too many distributors sign up who seem to think that all they have to do is join, get a web site and their business will build itself as if by osmosis. Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble but that’s not how business of any kind works.


Your Young Living distributor web site is sort of like an island in the middle of the ocean. If you don’t show people the way to your web site, no one will find it. People will either follow a link to your web site or type in the address from something YOU gave them. There is no other way. The nice thing is, with a little work, you can set up routes to your web site that will be in place even when you are doing other things. That way, your business is working whether you are working, playing or sleeping.


You need to be using 3 to 5 marketing techniques to build the business at all times. Even if you plan to do most of your marketing by face to face talking to people, keep it centered around your web site. The web site can be working, even when you are not working. When you talk to people you come across in a day’s travels, you should be giving people you talk to something with your web site on it. People can go to your web site later and get more information. Some will even sign up right away if you give them a way to do so.


marketingIt’s all a numbers game. The more people you talk to the more success you will have in your business. The more people you lead to your web site, the more people you will talk to. I recommend using both online and offline marketing.


Decide how fast you want to move your business forward. How many people will you talk to each day? How many bits of information will you give out with your web site on it? You can do this in a lot of ways. If you have a Facebook business page, share oil tips and connect with people online. If you have a blog, do at least one or 2 blog posts a week and share them on your Facebook page an other social media. If you are marketing offline, the key is to have some information to share and give it out liberally.


I love using “leave behinds.” Leave behinds are bits of information that will continue to work once you have left the conversation. It could be a brochure or a flyer. It should be something that will get them thinking about why they need Young Living Products. An example is the booklet, Rub A Dub. Is there Cancer in Your Tub?” You get the idea. Look for brochures and prospecting tools that get the prospect thinking about how Young Living Products will be a great benefit to their family.

Leave behinds are great for those days when you are in a hurry and don’t have time to get into lengthy conversations. Also goof for those days when you are not in the mood to talk to anyone. 😉 I have left many leave behinds with a hefty tip at a restaurant or hotel.

Make sure you put your web site and contact information on anything you give out!


Take MASSIVE Action. If you don’t take action, NOTHING will happen. Actually you need to take appropriate action. Some people fiddle with this and that doing “business tasks” and are not really doing action that amounts to making progress.


ACTION, ACTION, ACTION!!


Every morning ask yourself, “What can I do today to MOVE my business forward toward the success of my goals for my Young Living business?” What can I do today to get more people to my web site? What can I do to get more new Young Living members?


Have you been using the many promotional items that we have? There are lots of items that can be used to stimulate interest in Young Living business or products. If you have attended any of Young Living conventions you know they always give you a really nice bag with the Young Living logo and other things like a spiral notebook and pen. These items can be used in your marketing but there is more to it than you think.


Do not miss out on these opportunities to use promotional items. They do stimulate interest but there is another important thing you are doing with all of these techniques. You are reminding people that you use Young Living Oils and you have an oils business. I do this EVERY SINGLE TIME I am with anyone. You won’t have a conversation about oils or the business every time you use a promotional item but you are always reminding people that you do oils. The more you do it, the more people will remember you when the time is right for them.

Pay close attention to Young Living’s Seasonal Catalogs. They are often filled with gift ideas that have the Young Living logo on them. These things make great promotional tools.

This is why I always have product placements throughout my house. I use oils in front of people all the time. It opens the door to many conversations about the oils.


I set up the product placement page so we can put some ideas together for team members. There are lots of great ideas to remind people that you have an oils business.


Here is a neat item I picked up at YL convention a few years ago. It’s a pen with a perfume sprayer that can be filled with oil. Pretty cool! I wish we could still get these.

They always have cool promotional items in the Product Expo at convention. I have picked up coffee mugs, shirts and hats, a jacket, grocery shopping bags, awesome water bottles a calculator and pen set plus several other things.


One of the bags I got now serves as my laptop bag. I like it better than the one I got for my laptop because of the beautiful Young Living logo on it.


The point I am trying to make here is that we always need to be aware of opportunities to let people know what we do. We all have a lot of these tools in our possession but are we using them? I have to admit, there have been times I grabbed plain ole mugs instead of my beautiful Young Living mugs.


Always in marketing mode. 😉


You never know when you are going to have an opportunity to stir up some interest in the product or business opportunity. I have never been one who could easily approach strangers and start talking about my business or products. Maybe you feel uncomfortable with that too. Most of us feel that way.


There is a way to make talking with strangers feel natural and comfortable. If you approach every stranger as a friend you haven’t met yet and just smile and say “HI!”


The key is to ALWAYS BE READY! Always ready to connect with people. That begins with being friendly and having a warm approachable energy that you sending out.


When you are standing in a line at the grocery store or sitting in a waiting room or a variety of other places, there are often opportunities to stir interest in your product or business opportunity. Are you aware and watching for these opportunities?


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One way to help get conversations started is to wear an article of clothing, jewelry or accessory with a company slogan or a product slogan.


I remember a wonderful pin we used to have that said, “May the Immupower be with you!” That one was great for getting people to ask questions. People were constantly asking what that meant. It was an easy opening for a conversation. I really wish Young Living would bring those back. Sadly I gave my last one as a distributor gift, not realizing it was my last one.


Click HERE To see more wearable ideas for promoting your Young Living business.


Think about what Young Living has that you can use to stimulate questions. Make sure you have something prepared to say when people ask questions. Also, be sure you are prepared to share a brochure, flyer or other prospecting item. It’s best if you can also get their phone number and arrange to meet for a one on one or invite to a class but also, get something in their hands. There is a spot on the back page of brochures to put your contact information. Don’t forget to do this. Be sure to include your web site address.


There are several good sources for brochures. For prospecting tools from Sound Concepts, go to http://www.crowndiamondtools.com


There are 3 things that will help you attract prospects wherever you go:


1. Have a warm friendly smile on your face.


2. Be conversational with people around you. Look people in the eye and say “Hello. How are you today?” Just be friendly and talk to people. If you appear stressed out and closed off, people will not want to talk. You will also find it difficult to talk to them. You must truly be in a warm and friendly mood. If not, you will repel people rather than attract them.


3. Use a product in front of people. Essential oils are easy to use in front of people and the smell often stimulates questions. I carry an oils pouch and often open it and apply an oil in front of people. My favorites are the ones that are mood uplifting and great smelling. Christmas Spirit or Abundance are the ones I use most because people will comment on how great it smells. I respond with, “I needed an emotional pick me up. Would you like to try a drop?” Then, depending on the level of interest, I often ask if they are familiar with therapeutic grade essential oils.

Well, there you have it. There are lots more ideas for building your Young Living business but hopefully these will help you get the wheels turning. Have fun!!