Getting desperate.

This last week the Young Living essential oil starter kit is on sale (10% off) and I am trying to sell it. I created 2(!) advertisements on Facebook and the reactions are really decent. But after 2.5 days I still haven’t found anybody who would make the next step and sign up and buy the kit. And I need a minimum of 4 people who would buy it to have the costs covered.

Why do they not sell? That is the big question and I have to figure it out. I probably expect to much. I probably should be happy if 1 or maybe 2 people sign up somewhere this week. I probably have to change the next step. Instead of having people go to an “sign up” link of Young Living, I probably should try to send them to a landing page and convince them from there to sign up. I think that I am going to try that. I have still 5 days till the “on sale” is over.

This is the problem with advertisement. You have to try different options to see what works best, and that cost time. Unfortunately, also money which I am a bit short on at the moment. I have fixed my goal for next month to finally earn some money and finally have $2000 on my bank account. I don’t think it is a very unreasonable goal. The only thing I start to believe is that I maybe should create some patience and set that goal for over 3 month. It’s just that I would love to see some results after 2 months of hard work.

Ending on a positive note:  I got 15 people who liked my Facebook page because of my ad’s.

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Visit in Camrose

Sunday we (Frans and I) went to Camrose to visit our daughter and girl friend. Both are attending the University of Alberta in Camrose. Both play basketball for Augustana, the university team. Shea is in her last year, Beliana has just started her second year and has still 3 year to go.

Once in a while we visit them and then combine it with watching a home game. Unfortunately that wasn’t possible this weekend because of the market I attended and Frans had to work too.

I was nice to visit them again. We hadn’t seen them since christmas and because of basketball they are always busy with training, basketball games and school. Because of a terrible headache they had to endure the air of peppermint through the entire visit though. But it worked for me. No pills necessary this time. Very proud of myself being an ibuprofen addict.

For an early diner we went to Edmonton instead of staying in Camrose to eat “all you can eat” indian food. Worst place to go to if you don’t train so much anymore as I do. I always seen to manage to eat way too much ¬†at that kind of places. And because I don’t seem to find the energy or time lately I haven’t been running much the last couple of weeks either. Bad combination. Which at the moment is resulting in gaining weight instead of loosing. But that will change again soon.

Diner was good though and it gave us also the chance to meet Shea’s father. Her mother couldn’t come because of back problems. I told Beliana she should give Shea’s mother some of her big jar with coconut oil and essential oils which she uses for her muscles and joints. Funny thing is that Frans told her exactly the same when we left.

Anyhow… what would life be without essential oils. It gave me the opportunity to enjoy the day even more.

Market in Canmore

It has been a long day today. I spend the day in Canmore (Alberta) trying to have people sign-up for my newsletter.

Well that didn’t go so well. Nobody signed up. But I will get there. There are other ways to have people added to my list.

The market itself was fun. Lots of people passed by. A part was absolutely not interested, a lot were using essential oils already (not always YL but that’s alright). A surprisingly big amount didn’t know anything about the oils or just a bit. So there is still work to do.

I handed out a lot of brochures which I printed yesterday. I gave somebody a little pot with PanAway to try it out. I had somebody very interested in the starters kit. And I sold a bottle of Lavender. So overall not bad.

Now I only have to find out how I can make people sign up ūüėĀ

Feeling good

For weeks I have been so busy with everything that has to do with my work and with setting up and expanding my MLM business (Why Oils Canada).

My website is more than decent by now. I even have a pop-up screen to sign-up for my newsletter. I also can see how many people are visiting my website. And I added the option so that you can read my newsletter. I still have to add some content though. But that will come over time.

I also created and send¬†out my first newsletter. I started with an email marketing platform (Sendlane) which didn’t work out. I had to start over 3 times because their editor just stopped working. First they didn’t know why, then it was because I just used ¬†“strange” characters, then there was something else…. After 2 weeks (I think I have been extremely patient) I decided to change to ChimpMail. So nice. In a couple of days I made my newsletter and send¬†it out, I made my sign-up form for Facebook and for my website. I created my thank-you form (when people sign up) and I deleted my account with Sendlane.

Now I am preparing myself for the market which I will attend saturday in Canmore (Ab). I am working on a pamphlet, sign-up sheet, sample’s, etc. I have attended markets before, but I wasn’t happy with the outcome from it so I just stopped instead of changing the way I was “selling” myself. Because I always had some bottles with Thieves household cleaner I just managed to get my costs covered, but that was basically it. ¬†No customers or just interested people to keep in touch with.

So part of my new “ME”, I will attend a market once a month and get email addresses for my newsletters and certainly some new customers.

And I keep on using my little bottle “Build your dream” essential oil blend. That seems to work too.

 

What is an NHP?

NHP means Natural Health Products.

According to Health Canada‚Äôs website ‚ÄúNatural health products (NHPs) are naturally occurring substances that are used to restore or maintain good health. They are often made from plants, but can also be made from animals, microorganisms and marine sources. They come in a wide variety of forms like tablets, capsules, tinctures, solutions, creams, ointments and drops.‚ÄĚ (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodnatur/index-eng.php)

For certain Young Living essential oils this means that Health Canada determined that sufficient scientific evidence exists to substantiate that these oils can help restore, maintain, or improve health.

Young Living can provide you with essential oils as a natural alternative to relief you for:

  • Headache
  • Acne
  • Cough or cold
  • Eczema and Dermatitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, Strains, or Sprains
  • Digestive Discomfort
  • Burns, Cuts, Bruises, and Other Minor Skin Irritations
  • Stressed and Uptight

Young Living‚Äôs NHP registered oils will have a Natural Product Number (NPN) that will appear on the label. Which according to Health Canada‚Äôs website means, ‚Äú‚Ķ that the product has been authorized for sale in Canada and is safe and effective when used according to the instructions on the label.‚ÄĚ In addition, NHP registered oils will display an expiration date. Young Living Canada‚Äôs NHP oils are currently registered under a three year expiry. Rest assured, there has been no change to the raw materials used to create our essential oils, or the way our oils are distilled, bottled, stored, or shipped. However, the registration of oils as NHPs means the addition of an expiry is required to ensure we meet all Health Canada requirements

https://www.youngliving.com/en_CA/discover/natural-remedies/index

Chinook and headaches

Living in Cochrane, Alberta (Canada) means learning to live with Chinooks.

I love chinooks. It gives us a break on regular basis from the cold and harsh winter. Temperatures drops from -20C to -2C or even above zero. Despite the wind which goes with it, it’s lovely outside now. Even our little chihuahua, who hates the cold (and the coats and shoes which are going with it) enjoys the outside and starts running around the house like crazy. ¬†Normally in the winter she walks 2 meters, does what she needs to do and wants to be picked up. Now we have to run after her to keep an eye on here.

On the other side for me it also means headaches. Just 3 days of really bad headaches. Because of a neck injury (my muscles are tying up on regular basis) I am not uncommon with headaches. I  have them since I was 12 years old after my horse decided not to take the jump but I did.

A long time ago I decided that I refused to walk around with the pain anymore and starting taking pills. Ibuprofen was my friend and I have a bottle available all the time. At home and in my purse and in my car. I noticed that I started to be addicted to it too. Over the years I went from 1 pill a day to 3 pills a couple of times a day. Not good.

Now I use the pills just sporadically. What changed? I started using spearmint oil. My gosh that stuff feels so good. It is almost hard to explain, but it is as if you have a cold and fresh towel in your neck for hours. It feels so good. And together with oils to relax my muscles in my neck and to take away the pain, I barely grab that bottle anymore.

Do you have headache on regular basis? You should start to try spearmint.

Looking for a natural alternative?

Years ago I started an education to become a holistic vet in the Netherlands. Unfortunately something like that is not offered here in Canada and because we were all busy with starting our new life I forgot about it and i didn’t finish it. Which also meanes I forgot about my passion for the alternative of holistic way of living.

A couple of years ago it came back after somebody placed an ad on Facebook that she was looking for distributors for Young Living Essential Oils. Because I had learned during my education that not every company has good and/or pure oils I started to look around and see what I could find about essential oils sold at the Canadian market. Just a couple of companies had their prove of good quality oils but Young Living just gave me the best feeling.

So I decided to sign up and buy their starter kit to see what kind of oils they have and how good they would do their job. And

And I wasn’t disappointed.

“Young Living Essential Oils empowers you to dodge harmful chemicals, enrich your life, and reclaim your natural radiance. Young Living Canada’s Natural Health Products provide natural options to help support everyday ailments. Not only does Young Living provide 100% pure, quality essential oils, but we’re giving you choices.”¬†

https://www.youngliving.com/en_CA/discover/natural-remedies