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3 Ways to Make Up to $40,000 a Year as a Health and Wellness Ambassador

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Meet three real life women who raked in cash promoting health and wellness products from supplements to tea. Find out how, so you can start earning too!

“I make $40,000 a year selling nutritional supplements!”

“Back in 2013, I was dealing with issues from a back surgery. One of my friends, a nurse, was an ambassador for a health and wellness direct sales company called Plexus Worldwide, so I finally agreed to try their natural supplements. 

“As a nutritionist, my entire life was about health, but I was very anti-direct sales. I just wanted to feel better and had zero interest in becoming an ambassador. However, I quickly realized Plexus had some incredible plant-based products with essential probiotics and methylated vitamins. As I saw my gut health improve, I decided to pay the annual membership fee of $39.95 so I could share these high-quality products with others. 

“At first, I was earning just enough to cover the price of my family’s Plexus products for the month. The more I saw the amazing results and learned about the integrity of the leadership, the more I got involved. Sharing on social media and with friends snowballed into more than $40,000 a year. People are always looking for ways to be healthier, and I discovered that when you have something that truly helps, they naturally want to know more. 

“With Plexus, we get generous commissions that are both a percentage of sales as well as bonuses. When covid-19 hit, that monthly check from Plexus helped my husband and I save the café we opened in 2018. I’ll forever be grateful that it helped keep our dream of having a healthy food business alive. Plus, we’ve made lifelong friends just sharing something we would use daily even if Plexus never paid us a dime!” – Erin Akey, 50, Mobile, Alabama. 

Erin Akey
Courtesy of Erin Akey

“I make up to $500 a month selling essential oils.”

“I run a social-media company, but I really wanted to do something more meaningful. So I was thrilled when one of my clients told me about an opportunity to become a wellness advocate for doTERRA (doTERRA.com), a company that educates people about how to use essential oils. I was already using the oils to quell my anxiety and boost my kids’ immune systems and help them sleep better. So when I learned I could help others achieve wellness through essential oils, and I could make money doing it, I knew it was perfect for me.

“Getting started was simple. I signed up for a membership, which costs $35 a year, and also makes you eligible for discounts on products. Plus, doTERRA provides free virtual training and they gave me a marketing resource kit, fact sheets, and a guide to the various oils that I bring to my classes. I even had a mentor who helped me teach my first few classes so I would feel prepared to go out on my own.

“I generally host classes in someone else’s home or at a local tea shop or wellness center. I find most of my clients through word of mouth or when I post on Facebook about how I use essential oils, and I make money when my clients place orders. And if people choose to become wellness advocates themselves, I make a percentage of their sales as well.

“I spend between three and six hours a week on this work and I earn $200 to $300 a month, but I have made up to $500 a month!

“I love that I get to empower people, particularly moms, to use essential oils to help their kids feel better and take control of their health. I also love the money I make — extra cash that goes toward bills or the occasional coffee or lunch out.” – Kate Fitzpatrick, 39, Ridgefield, CT

Kate Fitzpatrick
Kristin Jensen

“I earn $450 a month brewing up healthy teas.”

“I run a home day care, but as a mom of four, I was looking to make extra money. A friend had started a company called Teamotions (TeamotionsTeas.com), which sells teas that help boost immunity, manage stress, and improve mood. I signed up as an ambassador.

“Now I host educational tasting events in my home or in another woman’s home. I brew six teas and talk about the herbs and why they’re beneficial, then the guests can taste and buy the teas. The teas are organic and use adaptogenic herbs, which work to calm the nervous system. My customers tell me how the teas have helped them reduce stress, reverse insomnia and give them more energy.

“I make money on purchases and on repeat orders through their website. I usually earn $150 to $450 a month depending on how many I do. I love that I get to make a second income doing what I enjoy. The money I make helps to pay for extras like ballet classes for my daughters.” – Gina Booton, 39, Boulder, CO

Gina Booton
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This article originally appeared in our print magazine, Make Money From Home (Buy on Amazon, $12.99).  

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