Thinking about starting an essential oil business blog this year? This post is for you!
How do I tell people about essential oils? Start a Blog!
Starting a blog is like staking your claim in the growing online world. No one can take it from you and best of all, you can use it as a foundation for so many things!
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I have created this post for essential oil entrepreneurs that want to kick it up a notch on the business side of essential oils. We all know essential oils sell themselves your blog is your way of getting the word out there!
What do I need to get started on my blog?
All you need to get started is passion, knowledge (don’t worry we all learn as we go) and an desire to get the word out about the amazing benefits of essential oils.
First step, you need to Sign up for a Young Living account and order your Premium Starter Kit if you have not already done so.
You can learn how to do that HERE.
Next, most experts will tell you that you need a decide a niche, but guess what? If you have landed on this page you already have a niche it is Essential Oils. So your next step is to think of a name for your blog. Make sure the name you choose is easy to say and spell. I choose Lavender&Grapefruit because these are two of my favorite oils! (and this domain was available)
Once you have a name you will need to Get a domain name and blog host from BlueHost (affiliate) and install WordPress (my research showed this as the easiest to use for new bloggers) as your blogging platform. I started out with a free wordpress site and let me tell you I quickly learned you need a self hosted site, don’t waste your time with the free ones (I did this and had to move all my content later) you can get FREE domain and a deal at Bluehost of only $3.95 per month for hosting!
Get a professional email address
You can sign up with gmail, yahoo, or hotmail for free, try to incorporate your blog name into the email for example email@example.com. Keeping all your transactions and correspondence for your blog will help you stay organized. Having a separate email address from your personal helps you express that you are a professional.
Ok, I have a name, email address & website… now what?
Pick a theme, there are 100’s of free themes. A theme represents your style. (this can be changed later if you don’t like the one you pick) Once you have a theme you will want to join some facebook groups about blogging and using wordpress. A couple of facebook groups to try are Blogging 101 & Blogger insights.
Start writing! Be original, be interesting, be yourself. Write content that has value to your readers. Share your testimonials. Be sure to keep it above the wellness line. Try not to focus on sickness or disease. We have so much to talk about with wellness, cleaning, beauty, cooking and so much more. Make your posts pretty, add colors and pictures. Some fun free graphic sites to try are Canva & Picmonkey
What? you want more blog tips??
Design a logo or have one make one for you. I paid someone on Fivver (affiliate) $5 to design a quick logo for me.
Join affiliate programs that support your essential oil business. For instance I am an Amazon Affiliate so when I share a tool like this Essential Oils Desk Reference book I get a kickback if someone purchases through my link. By the way if you don’t have this reference guide you should get one, lots of
Promote your oil blog. Use Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with your readers and other bloggers. Master ONE of these social media platforms at a time, trust me you will get overwhelmed if you try and learn them all at once. Create a Facebook page for your oil business/blog and share with everyone you know.
Network with other bloggers that use essential oils
Learn from their successes and mistakes. Does anyone in your upline have a blog? Do you belong to any facebook groups for oilers? If not join, and ask for help!
Schedule your time. Write down your weekly blog-related tasks. Then schedule them into your calendar. Do not over schedule yourself. I recommend publishing a new blog post once a week and focusing on mastering ONE social media platform. I choose to focus on Pinterest pinning. I found a great facebook group called Pinterest Group Boards.
Start using pinterest to promote your blog! There is an app called tailwind (affliate) that can help you schedule posts, manage content and run contests. This is a useful tool in gaining traffic to your blog, because what good is a blog about your essential oil business if no one sees it? Tailwind has several videos that will teach you how to get the most of their site.
Last, but not least! Have fun and remember you are just showing everyone why you love your Young Living essential oils. Good Luck and as always if you have any questions contact me, and I will try my best to help you out!
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