According to the official dōTERRA compensation plan, advocates make profits on the dōTERRA items sold to retail customers or preferred members. Profits are the amount sold over wholesale costs. Additionally, advocates can make money on bonuses paid based on the wholesale purchase volume of the advocates and teams they sponsor.
The compensation plan is based on sponsor bonuses rank level achievements
To participate in the bonus program an advocate must at least:
- A qualified LRP (Loyalty Rewards Program) order for $100
- This means purchasing inventory even if you haven’t sold inventory that month.
- Maintain some number of personally sponsored qualified advocates or customers (at least 3 per “leg”)
- To be “qualified” each of these customers/advocates must also be purchasing $100 each month
- Often, this leads to sponsors encouraging advocates and wholesale customers to purchase month after month
- Total amounts of team or organization volume sales
- If the team is under the necessary amount, sponsors will encourage advocates to purchase extra inventory that month even if they cannot sell it
At higher bonus levels, there are bigger and bigger requirements to get the bonuses. It becomes harder to continue getting the bonuses each month, and most of the bonuses are based on sponsorship and team building.
An extremely small number of people (almost no one) will get to the highest bonus levels (leadership). People at the highest bones levels make a lot of money. dōTERRA’s own disclosures show that these top earners make up less than 0.5% of the members.
As a matter of fact, dōTERRA only paid bonuses to 25% of members. Most advocates didn’t make any commissions at all.
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