How I started my Online Business as a working mom. You can do it too!
Are you tired?
Are you depleted financially and mentally?
Do you feel stuck in your current situation or do you feel unfulfilled as a Stay at Home Mom?
Do you feel guilty that you’re not spending enough time with your kids in their growing years?
I was simply in your shoes 6 months ago…
Hi all, I am Samantha – mummy to my 1-year-old Nathan. I’m also working full-time as a Broking Associate for an MNC.
As a full-time working mom, I struggle bringing my boy from home to the infantcare every morning before reporting to the office to work. The MRT is always packed and I would spend over 4 hours a day commuting to & from my home to the workplace as I live in Sembawang. I would be exhausted by the end of the day as I had to busy myself with fetching Nathan and doing household chores after dismissed from work.
At the same time, my salary has hit the glass ceiling for my position and hence I was struggling to make ends meet especially with the rising costs of living due to the arrival of my baby.
Battling with HFMD
5 months ago, baby Nathan was diagnosed with HFMD after 2 weeks in his new infant care. He was only 5 months old then.
The doctor advised that there was no suitable medicine for HFMD – the only way out was to feed him with water & herbal tea. It was a heartbreaking moment for my family as I saw Nathan’s frail body struggling to battle with the illness. He was in a lot of pain and discomfort and was getting really fuzzy.
After a good friend of mine learned about this, she immediately loaned me some of her therapeutic essential oils together with her brand new diffuser. I applied the oils constantly on Nathan and fed him with plenty of water – his fever subsided and I could finally see his charming smile after a week.
Prior to this incident, I’ve always hated MLMs for the below reasons:
- I’ve attended a few sales presentations and had friends and relatives asking me out for a drink and then pressured me to buy their products and join as a member
- Somebody added me randomly on Facebook and wished me happy birthday and immediately promoted her MLM product and tried to sell me – it felt so insincere and rude
So I can totally understand why people are so resistant to MLM.
However, after seeing that the essential oils work on Nathan, I decided to join as a member so as to get my essential oils at discounted rates. I remembered telling my friend firmly that I’m joining as a consumer to solely use the products without any commitment to sell the products.
At that time, Young Living products are not considered cheap for my family – but I deem it as a necessary investment to keep my family healthy and happy.
Things began to go downhill
I realized that there is no job stability for me although I’ve slogged my life for this company for over 5 years of my life! I was living in fear daily as I do not want to lose my source of income to support the family. Also, my workload doubled and tripled as more colleagues got retrenched and I had to return to the office to work during weekends as I had to fetch Nathan from infant care during weekdays. I ran out of leaves earlier because I had to take time off to care for Nathan as he is prone to virus infection when left in the infant care with other kids.
Life was beyond miserable and I felt drained, frustrated and helpless till I confided in that good friend of mine who introduced me to essential oils.
By then, she had already quit her full-time job to pursue Young Living as a business because she saw the opportunity and cause behind it. I was still skeptical at first due to my bad first impression with MLMs but this opportunity felt different because my friend was neither pushy nor salesy towards me from the beginning. Instead, she loaned me her brand new diffuser and oils when she knew Nathan was down with HFMD earlier.
So I decided to meet up with her to explore this business opportunity – besides, I had nothing else to lose since I’ve benefitted from it.
Why I Cannot Really Stand Sales People
I’ve always disliked the feeling of being cornered by salespeople to buy their products and hence I vowed that I will never be like them if I were to ever sell my stuff to others. Hence I decided to build my Young Living business online, without the need to be pushy or salesy..
My friend shared with me that she has built her business entirely online, and it is totally relevant to today’s social media age. In addition, her mentor is this really young guy who became a millionaire at age 25, so it’s really impressive that he’s been guiding and coaching her from the start.
Online marketing is a really powerful tool, once you know the right strategies and techniques you can totally explode your earnings without any restrictions. Think about it, we’re already spending many hours on Facebook every single day, might as well earn some money whilst at it right?
Rather than approaching others face-to-face, we follow the step-by-step system called the “Unsales Technique” where we generate interest and curiosity and allow customers to come to us to buy the products.
This system comprises of:
- Building an online presence
- Generating leads for free without spending money on Ads
- Setting up an online sales funnel to allow your prospect to go from just being curious all the way to making their purchase decision
How do we know what is the Right Product to market?
Besides having the right techniques to promote, it is crucial to market the right products as well.
Young Living is a popular brand among moms with little ones because a lot of moms are looking to move towards more natural products… Their therapeutic essential oils are safe for babies and can be used for many different issues and common ailments.
Before I started doing the Young Living business, I have introduced Ningxia Red (an Antioxidant Health Drink) to a colleague who had experienced menopause for over 6 months and wanted to try something natural to support her health and provide her an energy boost as she feels lethargic all day. After taking Ningxia Red for over a month, she texted me that she got her menses back and was overjoyed!
More than just Babies & Kids
There was once when I visited my Aunt in the hospital after surgery – she suffered from serious water retention on her hands and I only had Lavender Essential Oil with me at that time. So I instinctively massage Lavender directly onto her hands hoping to ease her pain. To my surprise, the swelling on her hands subsided within the next 15 minutes – Lavender is not only great for relaxation, it is good to reduce water retention too!
I started to build my faith in Young Living’s products and felt that I can help more people to stay more healthy and happy like myself by introducing them the products.
The additional perks of promoting Young Living are:
- It is a trusted brand – with over 25 years of track record
- There is no need to keep an inventory (meaning no logistics involved!)
- Low Capital (because you don’t need to buy stocks to keep)
- A wonderful team to support and guide you whenever you feel lost and want to give up (talk about mentorship!)
The REAL Truth about Network Marketing
We all have the natural tendency to share with our loved ones. We tend to recommend nice dining places, holiday destinations, hotels, services and also products to our friends and family if we know they are good.
Studies have shown that the most effective form of marketing is via the word of mouth as people don’t find commercial advertisements to be a credible source of information. Instead, they tend to ask around for people’s opinions and read reviews before they make a buying decision.
This is what MLM is all about – it is actually not as negative as we perceive it to be.
We will naturally recommend good things to our loved ones even without getting paid. So the deal gets sweeter when we get rewarded for introducing products to our loved ones 😉
What I have Achieved so far
To-date, I’ve been in this business for about 6 months and I’ve been able to generate over $3,000 earnings in these 6 months despite me juggling my time with work and baby.
It is totally mind-blowing and if I can do it, I’m sure you can do it too!
Are you willing to do what it takes for your children?
The most common stumbling blocks are:
- I don’t think I want to do MLM – as mentioned earlier, this is a misconception because it is natural for people to recommend stuff that works for them because it is too selfish not to share with others
- I don’t have enough time – I’m a working Mom with limited time. With proper time management, this will be feasible. After all, do you want to work on a building a source of passive income now so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor later or be in your comfort zone now and not expect anything to change for you?
- I can’t afford it – I was struggling to make ends meet when I first got my Premium Starter Kit comprising of 11 bottles of oils and a diffuser. I find it important to invest in my family’s health because health is wealth and I would do all it takes to nurse Nathan back to health and boost his immunity after his HFMD episode.
To clarify, I’m not trying to sell you anything.
Rather, this is my sincere invitation for you to keep an open-mind and explore this business opportunity with me.
You will be pleasantly surprised to see what this business can do for you – learning how to better care for your family’s health, having fun whilst striving hard towards building a business that can be passed down to your kids when they grow up.
“It’s impossible,” said pride.
“It’s risky,” said experience.
“It’s pointless,” said reason.
“Give it a try,” whispered the heart.
If you’re curious and want to know if this would be suitable for you, answer the questions in the quiz below and you will find out if running your own business is a right fit for you.