Terms + Definitions

Some commonly used terms in the business building world.

Enroller: The person responsible for personally introducing a new distributor to Young Living. Enrollers are eligible to qualify for financial bonuses, including the Fast Start and Starter Kit bonuses.

Sponsor: A new distributor’s direct upline and main support. The sponsor may also be the enroller.

PV = Personal Volume: Many products sold by Young Living have a Personal Volume (PV) amount assigned to them. The volume of products that are purchased is reflected in PV. PV is one of the requirements for ranking within the compensation plan, and it accumulates throughout each commission period.

OGV = Organization Group Volume: Organization Group Volume is the entire sales volume of a sales organization. This can be determined by calculating the sum of the PV of all the distributors and customers within a particular organization. OGV accumulates throughout each commission period and starts over at the beginning of each month.

PGV = Personal Group Volume for Silver and Higher Ranks: For Silver or higher ranks in the compensation plan, Personal Group Volume is determined by the sales volume of the organization directly supported by the distributor. PGV accumulates throughout each commission period. This is the sum of PV from the distributor down to, but not including, the next Silver or higher rank for each leg of the sales organization. PGV in these cases does not include any Silver or higher rank and the entirety of volume in their organization. PGV also does not include any volume from qualifying legs used for rank qualification in a commission period.

Upline: Any distributor above another distributor in a sales organization.

Retail Earnings: Retail earnings are the amount that is earned by the distributor from the purchases of personally sponsored customers. Young Living treats each customer as the sponsoring distributor’s customer. Young Living pays the qualifying sponsor the approximate 24% difference between the retail and wholesale price of products, if the distributor qualifies as “active” with at least a 50 PV monthly order. See PV Minimum.

Unilevel: Unilevel is a form of commission that is earned through the compensation plan. Qualifying distributors earn 8% on the sales volume, or PV, of each distributor on the first level within their organization, 5% on the second level, and 4% on the third through fifth levels.


There are 10 ranks within Young Living. From Distributor all the way to Royal Crown Diamond. Each rank requires a 100PV order each month.

Each month, everyone starts over with their OGV at 0. You may make Star one month, and to maintain that rank, you’ll need to make it the next month and so on. Every single person whether Star or Royal Crown Diamond has to start over each month.