My friend Claire reached out last year and asked if I used Essential Oils. In which I replied “WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?”
I had never heard of essential oils. And honestly, I thought they were just something companies put into skincare products. So I started researching the world of essential oils while Claire explained how she knows all of these people who are making tons of money as an essential oil distributor.
I spent an afternoon learning about the business model, and telling her all of the reasons that this would never work. I showed her all of the articles I have read about multi-level marketing companies and how they exploit women to sell to their friends and make it impossible to grow a sustainable business. But Claire kept giving me all of the ideas about how I could build marketing funnels to grow my downline really quickly, and how this would be so easy for me to do. I buried it in the back of my mind and every few months I would do a little more research on the idea.
Then I started working with Krista. Krista has five kids and runs a hugely successful online shop. Krista does not need a second business or extra income, which is why I was completely floored when she told me that she was an essential oil distributor. Not only that, but that oils were a substantial part of her income. So I started asking her all of the questions and realized that this could be a great passive income stream for me.
Most of my income current comes from consulting work, which means I get paid by the hour and there is a cap to how many hours I can work each month. But this type of business offers no cap, and I can work around my other business and it seems that I have a pretty solid plan for growing it into something big.
So that is essentially why I started selling essential oils. (See what I did there?)
I promise that I am not going to try and sell you a bunch or products or convince you to start your own essential oils business. I actually don’t think every single person should start an essential oils business. You really have to invest alot of energy into learning about the products, building your network and developing funnels for finding new customers. And that isn’t interesting to everyone. If that is interesting to you, then this could be a good path for earning some extra income.
I will be sharing updates on my journey from time-to-time, and all of the things that I learn along the way. I am happy to answer any questions you might have, because this is a whole new world for me.