According to a survey conducted by Young Living in 2015, the average hours worked per week by independent distributors broke down like this:
- Distributors: 3 hours per week
- Star: 8 hours per week
- Senior Star: 9 hours per week
- Executive: 11 hours per week
According to the survey, it's not until someone reaches Silver (earning average $2,221 per month) that the average hours per week exceeds 10-15 hours per week. At Silver or above, being a Young Living distributor feels more like a full-time job (of course, you're making plenty of money too)
Why I'm set on Executive for now
I can handle carving out 10-15 hours per week, but not much else. That's why this survey is useful (unfortunately the new Income Disclosure Statement doesn't have the average hours worked, perhaps because they haven't conducted a more recent survey)
I hope to get more into how I'm spending those 10-15 hours next week.
No, I'm not talking about stardom like being a rock star (or as my daughter used to say, a "rocket star") or famous actor.
I'm talking about reaching a level of sales for a business that makes essential oil products that my wife and I are passionate about.
Where I'm going with this
Lord willing, this blog will be the intro to a book called "15 hours a week to Diamond". Rolls right off your tongue, right? Okay, we'll the title is a work in progress just like me, but the gist is to write a book showing people how to get from zero to establishing a side business within a limited amount of time, such as 10-15 hours per week.
What I hope to cover
Here's what I hope to cover in future posts:
- How to create a side-business schedule that's reasonable
- How to prioritize and optimize your side work so you're effectively learning, creating content, serving others and marketing
- How to use tools to speed or improve your operations
- How to create content on the go, such as during your lunch break (like I'm doing now)
- And how to find inspiration and resources
BTW, I mentioned that I've got limited spare time, and that includes time to blog so I'll have to wrap this up. Hopefully this was the worst post in a series of posts that will get better.
This morning was rough. I had a late night at work, and then didn't go to sleep when I should have. Still fighting the urge to watch videos about games on YouTube.
Woke up at 6 a.m., an hour later than usual. After my morning coffee and reading through Ezra 6-7, got to work on sketching out some graphics for about a half hour for a series we're planing for September.
Then went back to bed. Sat in bed until 8:30 until I pried myself back up. Then got to work on converting graphics from sketches into a Photoshop file. Researched Pinterest to discover the recommended sizes are 2:3 or 1:3.5.
After an hour, shifted into Client mode where I watched our latest Facebook live video and tried to make show notes using Facebook's note feature.
Didn't get to put on my marketing hat today though. Oops.
It’s fairly easy to create styles of fruit crate labels in Adobe Photoshop. I’m going to show how to create a style that mimics the Nanpak brand (short for Nye and Naumes Packing Company) that used to ship out of Southern Oregon.
Here’s a easy way to pick colors from vintage fruit crate labels for your graphic design projects.