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How about and homeschool too?!
That’s exactly what this mom does.
Meet Brigid, a real friend who took time from her incredibly busy day to teach me about her MLM business and how she helps families eliminate the chemicals in their home, all while wrangling in 4 kids and homeschooling her oldest too!
Meet Brigid, Young Living Educator
Brigid Bergman of Wisconsin has a household of 6, including a husband who works construction, and four kids: ages 6, 4, 3, and 5 months. Sounds like a busy house, let’s hear how she manages to earn money in the middle of all that.
What Is Your Stay At Home Mom Job?
I am an educator and advocate for chemical-free homes and natural products. Technically, my title is “Young Living Distributor.” As part of my work, I teach classes about using essential oils and other Young Living products, both online and in-person.
My work also involves time on Facebook, where I manage a Facebook group, share ideas and recipes, answer questions, and works with other leaders in my group.
I’m also constantly learning myself. It’s important to keep learning about ways to use essential oils so I can incorporate them into my own family’s life, as well as those in my classes and group.
When new people sign up to buy Young Living essential oils or other products through me, I help them get started by guiding them along the way as they learn the ins and outs of oils and supporting them through their new journey of living with more natural products and fewer chemicals.
How Many Hours Per Week Do You Work?
I try to limit myself to 3 hours per day, which consists of planning, replying to messages, checking on my team members, educating myself, and more. During busy times in the business, especially end of the month and during special sales, I spend more time than that working.
How Do You Get Work Done While Having Kids?
Like many work-from-home moms, I operate during nap time, early mornings, and late nights.
If needed, I hop on the computer while the kids watch a movie or are playing elsewhere in the house. Sometimes my husband takes the kids out of the house for a while so I can have some quiet and really focus on my business.
Hiring a nanny or babysitter at this time isn’t an option for our family, so I’m working with what I have!
How Much Money Do You Make Per Month?
I’ve been educating others and selling Young Living oils for 4 years now, and I’m grateful I’ve been able to double my income every year. I’m currently at the Executive rank and working to move up to the next rank soon.
Here are the potential earning opportunities you can expect from supporting and selling Young Living.
What Does Your “Typical” Day Look Like As A Working Stay At Home Mom?
In the morning, I jump online to answer questions and connect with members. Then while the younger kids play, I homeschool our oldest son. (Yes, she is a stay-at-home mom, an essential oils educator/distributor, AND SHE HOMESCHOOLS TOO. Amazing.)
Midday, we eat lunch then the kids watch a movie. During this time, I work for about 1 hour doing things like prepping classes, sharing in my Facebook group, and connecting with group leaders & members.
In the late afternoon, we all play, go for a walk, go to the library, or something like that. Then it’s more school time with my oldest.
Evenings are dedicated family time for us. The computer is off while we have dinner and spend time together before bedtime. I’ve set a boundary for myself and typically do not respond to messages during this time to keep the focus on my family.
After my kids are in bed, I hop back on the computer to get a little more done before I spend time with my husband.
Admittedly, there are nights when I stay up until1 AM to finish up work so that I can be more available to my kids the next day.
Like most moms, my days vary. I work around the kids and baby and squeeze in work when I can. I find it helps me to make a list every day of what I want to get accomplished so I can better stay on track with what I need to get done.
How Did You Get Started With This Type Of Work From Home?
I always felt strongly that I wanted to contribute to my household income but working out of the home wasn’t an option for us.
A friend introduced me to Young Living years ago and it was a good fit. I was already natural-minded and enjoyed sharing what I’d learned or things I was trying with others. So for me, passion met opportunity and that’s how I got started.
Who Would This Job Be A Good Fit For?
I think this job would be a good fit for someone who enjoys building relationships with others and helping others to live a healthier lifestyle.
What’s Your Advice For Moms Wondering How To Make Money As A Stay At Home Mom?
It’s totally possible, but it’s not always easy! Keep your priorities in check and remember why you started when things get tough.
Where Can People Learn More About You and Your Business?
Brigid teaches and blogs about motherhood, essential oils, dwarfism, and small house living at Surviving Motherhood on Oils & Coffee. Her blog posts about motherhood are raw and hilarious. I love them.
Plus, you can learn lot about Young Living oils and natural products from a mom who wants to keep her family safe, healthy, and chemical-free.
You can join Brigid’s Facebook Group for awesome ideas for using essential oils with your family and creating a chemical-free home.
Stay-at-Home Moms Make Money
Thanks for sharing your story, Brigid! You’re an incredible Money Making Momma.
I love her tip to “keep your priorities in check” and “remember why you got started.”
Becoming a consultant is one of the best jobs for stay-at-home moms if you’ve found something you’re passionate about. Side hustles like this can give you income to pay the bills, pay off debt, save for the future, etc.
If you’re interested in getting promoting your wellness and chemical-free cleaning, I’ve heard and personally experienced awesome things with essential oils.
Are you interested in being a Young Living Educator?
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