Work From Home Companies: 10 Reasons Why Young Living Is The Best!

Work From Home

As a stay at home mom, I have often looked for ways to increase my family’s income.

I tried mystery shopping. That worked out for a little while, but it became a hassle the more children I had, and ended up just not being worth the $15 I would make for each shop.

I tried taking surveys and Swagbucks. This route was a blessing for me a couple Christmas’s ago when we had no extra money and I was able to get my children their Christmas gifts with the Amazon gift cards I was earning. But it wasn’t cash in my pocket to pay the bills, and it took A LOT of time just to get enough for a $5 gift card. Often I would get started on a survey only to find out 5-10 minutes into it that I didn’t qualify, so that was a huge waste of time.

I’ve had yard sales, and while those are a great way to earn a lump sum of money quickly, it isn’t a reliable form of income.

Then there are the Facebook yard sale sites and Craigslist. Not only can it be dangerous meeting someone you don’t know (especially with a car full of kids in tow), but I got tired of being stood up, people haggling over prices, and then all the general drama that goes along with it. Not to mention that eventually you run out of good stuff to sell.

A couple summers ago, my children and I sold candy bars door to door to earn enough money to pay for our vacation to San Diego. Did it work? Yes. Was it hard work? Yes. Especially in the California summer sun. I even had a couple houses all but call me a bad parent for having my children out selling door to door in the heat. We still do the occasional fundraiser for sports, but those aren’t as intense as needing the money for something.

Needless to say, I’ve tried it all. Nothing stuck, because nothing was worth it in the long run. I was exerting precious time and energy for minimal reward.

Enter in Young Living essential oils. I started using them last June to try to fix some health problems my family and I were having, and I was BLOWN AWAY by how well they worked! I started telling everyone I knew how well they were working for us, and by August I had decided to pursue the business side. People were interested and wanting to buy them anyway, so I figured they might as well buy them from me! Here it is, 8 months later, and my business is growing and my family is healthier than we’ve ever been. I am convinced that Young Living is the best work from home opportunity around, and here are my reasons why:

1) I’m going to be using the product anyways! What I love about Young Living is there is never any pressure to sell once you become a member. There are no monthly quotas to reach and nobody breathing down your back. In fact, most people who become members never do start the business side, and that’s okay. These products are awesome, and I would be using them even if there wasn’t an opportunity to be earning money. That is a mark of a great sales company, in my opinion!

2) I’m going to be telling people about these products anyways! Like I said before, these oils are amazing. And with anything that you truly love, you will naturally be telling your friends and family. We all tell our friends and family about the last great movie we saw, the huge sale going on at the mall, the best sandwich we just ate at the deli downtown. So why not make money off your recommendations?

3) You don’t have to have a bunch of inventory on hand! In fact, since all ordering is done online and gets shipped directly to the customers door, you don’t ever have to deal with inventory. The only thing recommended is to have the Premium Starter Kit and carry a few oils around with you so that you can share with people and let them see for themselves how well they work. Really–these oils sell themselves! And if you are somewhat on the disorganized side (raises hand!), you don’t have to worry about finding a place to keep all the inventory you would have to have in stock.

4) You don’t have to be a pushy salesman! Nobody likes trying to sell things to their friends. But like I said before, these oils really sell themselves. When you hear someone complaining about something, you can offer them an oil to try, and when they want more you can direct them to your ordering link. Easy peasy.

5) Awesome support from your leaders! Now I can’t speak for every team in Young Living, but mine is amazing!!! We have business groups on Facebook with free training and resources, and they are always available to answer questions and give you advice. I know I wouldn’t be doing as well or having as much fun if it weren’t for them. They truly want you to succeed!

6) Lots of different oils and supplements! I know there are some great companies out there with a great product, but they only have a few things to offer. Young Living has the largest variety of different single oils and blends on the market, and lots of different wellness supplements, and even a few beauty products–there really is something for everyone and for every need!

7) Young Living is a company I can trust! They have been in business for over 20 years, and they are the ONLY essential oil company out there with a Seed to Seal guarantee. You can check out their webpage here for more information. Bottom line–I don’t have to worry about whether what I am putting on my family is safe or not, and I don’t have to second guess myself when I recommend them to a friend.

8) Low initial investment! I have looked into some other direct sales companies, and not only was it expensive to join, but most of that price was for inventory that you weren’t even able to use yourself. When you buy a Premium Starter Kit with Young Living, you also get a wholesale membership which allows you to do the business, if you want to. And the best part? The oils in the kit are for you and your family to use, and to show to friends who are interested. For $160, you get 11 full-size bottles of oils, a diffuser, a bunch of samples to share, and wholesale membership for life. Even if you don’t ever want to turn this into a home business, that is a great price, because at retail that would all be over $300! And it is an investment into your family’s health.

9) Extremely generous compensation plan! I will point out now that this isn’t some get rich quick scheme. It does take time and work. But it is actually worth it, as opposed to all the examples I gave before. For the first few months of doing the business, I made enough to pay for my oils each month. Now, after some trial and error, perseverance, and taking advantage of all the FREE business training helps in the groups, my monthly income has more than tripled, and I know it will keep growing. There is no limit to what you can earn each month-it really depends on how dedicated you are. I will tell you though, you definitely get out of it what you put into it. Unlike some other companies where you may feel like you are working super hard for hardly any payout. And because Young Living chose the network marketing approach, they don’t have to pay advertisers or large companies to distribute their products, or leases on brick and mortar stores, so all that profit gets funneled into regular people like you and I who are running our own business through them. (Link to Young Living’s Income Disclosure)

10) This is a great way for bloggers to monetize their blog! Because all ordering is done online, you never actually have to meet people face to face for them to order. Readers can come to your blog and choose to order directly from your link. Or your Facebook page. BUT–you also don’t have to have a blog to do this business. There are people who have been very successful that didn’t even have a personal Facebook page!

And the #1 reason why this is such a great business–I get to stay home and homeschool my children. I set my own schedule and it works around my life, not the other way around!

So if you’ve been looking for an opportunity to make some money from home and set your own hours, this might just be the right fit for you! If you start the business and then later on decide it isn’t for you, at least you will still have the oils, diffuser, and great freebies. There is absolutely no obligation to do this for a set period of time or any monthly quotas to meet. But I’ll bet that once you start having as much fun as I am, you won’t want to stop!

If you want to get started taking control of your health and financial future, follow the link below to check out my monthly specials and to order your Premium Starter Kit, and then email me at [email protected] to let me know that you want to be a business builder, so I can send you your freebies and get you started with training. And if you have any questions at all before getting started, send me an email or fill out my Contact Form.

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If you aren’t interested in the business but want to learn more about essential oils, that’s fine, too! The monthly special is for everyone.

I look forward to helping you on your journey!

  • Theresa

    So nice to hear that selling these essential oils have worked for you. Definitely helps when you’re a believer in their product as well! Btw, it was interesting to learn of all the ways you tried earning some extra income. Mystery shopping was one of those things I’ve wondered about…good to know it’s not really worth the effort.

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      Mystery shopping is fine to get a few extra bucks in your pocket, but as a sustainable form of income it’s really not. There are deadlines, restrictions, long forms to fill out when you’re done, plus you have to remember quite a lot of info during the shop to give a detailed report.
      I’m glad you found it interesting and informative!

  • aprilaakre

    that is awesome you are able to make money for your family at home. I am going to check out your website. I have some essential oils but I don’t use them very much. I need to read more about Young Living. I have heard such great things about essential oils

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      Feel free to message me with any questions. I’d love to help you figure out how to use the oils, they certainly won’t do you any good sitting on a shelf 🙂
      And if you’re ever interested in trying Young Living for personal or business, we have SO many resources available to help you every step of the way.
      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  • Katja of Skimbaco

    One of the many amazing things about joining YL for me has been getting to know so many new people and being inspired by their journeys. I am happy to meet you, and looking forward getting to know you better! I am already inspired by your story

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      So nice to meet you as well. Thank you so much for your kind words.
      You’re right, getting to know so many awesome people should have been on the list!

  • Marina

    I see lots of people talking about this. I think I will definitely check it out.

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      Send me a message, I’d love to give you some more info!

  • Mary

    Good for you for being able to work from home and sell such a great product. I was just given an awareness of oils this past week. It was rather eye opening. Thank you for sharing at The Weekend Brew. Happy Easter!

  • Rachel G

    I’m glad you’ve found a way to work from home that works really well for your lifestyle! My favorite-ever side jobs have been private tuition and in-home haircuts/colors for friends (since I’m a cosmetologist). It’s fun to be able to do what you love at home!

  • Kim Hilbert

    I should tell my daughter about this. I gave her an oil infuser for Christmas and she’s hooked. She’s always loved essential oils, ever since she got a necklace that you’re supposed to put a cotton wad soaked in essential oil into to smell them all day.

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      I’d love for you to send her my way! We have lots of awesome resources to help her turn her love of essential oils into a business that will be a financial blessing to her as well.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Becky

    I have heard so much about these essential oils but I haven’t tried them out yet. One of these days when I get a minute I will have to check into it. It must be legit because EVERYONE is talking about them. Thanks, Miranda!

  • Michelle

    What a great post. I’ve heard great things about Young Living and this is a great testament to their business philosophy. Thank you for sharing! 🙂 #ibabloggers

  • Joanne T Ferguson

    A very informative post and thanks for sharing!

  • teresa

    What a cool thing to be able to do! #ibabloggers

  • amber mccain

    I’ve always been so curious about young living & oils in general!
    I’m so glad you linked up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere!

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      Would you like me to email you a starter guide so you can find out more? If so, just let me know here or send me an email at

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Crystal

    Visiting from Wedded Wednsesday. Thanks for sharing such an informative post. I keep seeing everyone mentioning these oils and have heard of people selling them from their sites. : )

  • Terri Presser

    Thanks Miranda for sharing this with us at Good Morning Mondays. It sounds so interesting but I am not sure how it would go from Australia, what’s your advice. Thanks and blessings

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      Hi Terri!

      I know that Australians can definitely order and become distributors. We even have an office in Australia. I am waiting on a response back from their office right now, checking the specifics such as price, etc. and I will get back to you as soon as I receive it. I will be emailing you shortly. It is such a fun opportunity!

      Chat with you soon,

  • Romanescu Laura Sinziana

    Thanks for joining us at Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! pinned your post!

  • Letetia M

    Practical advice for moms! I love this! Thank you so much for sharing at Motivate and Rejuvenate Mondays!

  • Sunshine Dad

    Essential Oils are getting so big now, I feel like I don’t know any body who isn’t doing them. Thanks for sharing one of the companies #BigTopBlogParty

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  • Monica

    Thank you so much for sharing this! my husband and I have five children and only his income coming in. I would love to help our family out by doing this. I really am going ot consider it.

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      I am so happy this was helpful to you. I would love to help you get started and answer any more questions you may have. Please email me at and I can give you some personal training as well as set you up in our amazing business group 🙂 can’t wait to work with you!

      Rahab to Riches

      PS- I am also putting together a very nice welcome package for anyone who joins my team in October, so I can give you the details when I get your email. Have a great day!

  • Monica

    I clicked on your premium starter click link but it’s not working.

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      I fixed it now. So sorry. I changed a few things around here a month ago and that link slipped through the cracks. Thanks for letting me know.

      So that link now leads to a little info about what is included…I haven’t put up my monthly special for October yet, but it is everything that is there, plus a free bottle of Christmas Spirit to make your home smell good for the holidays 🙂

      And here is the link to be taken directly to my YL ordering page…

      Just choose Wholesale member and go from there 🙂

      • Miranda Gonzalez

        Just be sure to leave my #1886677 in the Enroller and Sponsor areas. (It’s already filled in)