Oil Life FAQ

Is Doterra a network marketing company?

Yes, Doterra is a network marketing company. You could easily purchase a bottle of essential oil off a shelf at a health food store, but with our network of essential oil educators, you receive information and empowerment to use your oils effectively and safely as well as encouragement to adopt a more holistic lifestyle.

What is network marketing?

Multi-level Marketing (MLM), Direct Sales, and Network Marketing are often used interchangeably. It's a business model where a company manufactures a high quality product that goes directly from the manufacturer to the consumer via partners who're paid commissions to educate and empower, reducing the cost of advertising and stocking fees, and the overall wholesale cost of the product.

I'm a wellness advocate for my product partner, Doterra, and I share the product with you. You place your order and then the items are delivered to your doorstep. This eliminates the need to go shopping where you have to stand in front of the shelf, trying to decide what to purchase, and then waiting in line. Instead, when you run out of an item, you simply reorder more from your personal dashboard. On top of that, you receive the outstanding support of our community aka your oil family.

There's also the fun and practical aspect: classes, make and takes, new products, knowing you have the tools to help yourself, your family, and having a non-toxic home. I receive a commission for sharing these products, which benefits me in multiple ways: being part of a supportive and amazing movement, it enables me to buy more oils, and to support my family. I look at it like a circle. Doterra has the products, I share them, you buy them, I receive a commission, and we build this wellness revolution.

Not only that, but when you build your business, training others on your team, you earn not only from what you do, but a percentage of what they do. Unlike other businesses, you aren't taking a cut from an employee's paycheck, but gaining from your joint effort and then they do the same as they build their team. You also begin to earn residual income, which in the current unstable economy is a smart thing to do.

Who is this business for?

A lot of people who work for a company and don't stand by the product they sell. I used to work at a greasy spoon. I was and still am a vegetarian. I didn't necessarily enjoy waking up at 4:30 am or believe in stuffing people with bacon and sausage. However, it paid the bills.

Many of us want to own our own business, but aren't sure how or what. Network marketing allows you to be an entrepreneur and align with a product you believe in. It's important to be mindful of what company you align with, who the leadership is, if there's a low start up investment, and that you receive thorough education and skill building you as you grow your business.

Starting your own business from the ground up has a lot of moving parts and can feel overwhelming. By partnering with Doterra, you decide how much time and energy you want to put in as well as maintaining creative control of how you position and present your biz. Doterra provides the rest: the product and product info, delivery, customer service, marketing, administration, and more.

How do I do it?

Compassionate, conscious, authentic sharing...

When you believe in something or have had personal success, it's a no brainer to share your results. For instance if your child had an earache and you used essential oils, it only makes sense to share that with your friend at play group whose son is having the same issue. Or you have trouble sleeping, use Serenity, and a have a peaceful night's rest. Then a coworker comes in exhausted, why wouldn't you offer them a solution?

It's all about listening and presenting material when a person wants it and it's relevant. If they're not interested, move on.

It's also vital to be professional, respectful, informative, but authentic, just be yourself.  
As a business builder, we nurture and take care of the people on our team & customers as well as offer opportunities for growth.

The saying, "We rise by lifting others," is the underlying philosophy at Doterra. We're non-competitive other than with ourselves to reach more people and have a greater positive impact by being of service.

For me, it's been an ongoing personal growth experience as well.

Why should I do this kind of biz?

When we're in an optimal health and financial state, we have more time, energy, creativity, and clarity to make positive contributions to our community and planet. When we're free from financial stress, we can be of service. When we love what we do, are part of a wellness revolution, and experience success, we have the urge to spread the wealth.

Our team is a supportive community to help you create your business, which will then help you create the life of your dreams which will then help you help others do the same. Again, do you see how it's a circle? The O in dOterra isn't for nothing ;-)

Not only is a Doterra business profitable, but creating and maintaining meaningful relationships centered around the intention of making our lives and our planet a better place is the ultimate in gratification.

Some of the other benefits include:

-Contributing to the health and wellbeing of friends and family so they can live vibrant lives.

-Residual income to help pay down debt, save, and provide for your future and family.

-Experiencing and modeling personal growth, health, and wealth.

-Collaborating with an inspiring team of like-minded people.

-The satisfaction of your efforts paying off both financially and in the impact you make on those with whom you share oils and the business.

-Learning skills like organization, productivity, sharing, marketing, public speaking, and more.

-Ultimately freeing up your time, your greatest asset, so you can pursue your interests and dreams.

What else should I know? 

Ask questions of yourself and others. For so many of us, when we're struggling financially, what we might dub non-essentials fall away and stress mounts. Fortunately, Doterra can help with helping us to grown into our potential, to create health and wealth.

What does growth mean?

Being confident and clear in whom I am so I can better serve others.

What does health mean to you?

Think about it.

What does wealth mean?

One of my favorite definitions is "The freedom to do what you do with your most precious asset, your time."

What kind of life do you envision for  yourself?

Aligning with the health and wellness movement and generating residual income, we're able to leverage our time instead of money as our greatest asset while experiencing optimal health & vitality.

Doterra is for the family: health, home, and wealth building so we can all thrive.

As far as starting up a business goes, Doterra products are consumables which means people need to reorder and you earn commission from that again and again. *helps to create residual income.

You're not paid to recruit, which can result in icky situations, and you don't have to keep inventory.

You pick your level of "play" dabble, part-time, full-time and then receive training, education, support, and community. How much time you put into your business is up to you. You can spend anywhere from 5-10 hours a week to start on income generating activities.
Build with customers and/or wellness advocates (both is ideal). You can teach about the products or teach about the business or both.

Operate online, in person ,or both.

This business is for people from all walks of life and for all walks of life: teachers, parents, yoga instructors, doctors, chiropractors, stay at home moms, new moms, grandmothers, massage therapists, health coaches. You don't need a business background, special degree, or credential, but for some careers, essential oils pair nicely, nutritionists for instance as a way to add value to your clients.

How do you want to spend your time? 

Do you want to get your products paid for? Want supplemental income for you and your family? Replace income? These are big questions I had to ask myself.

My reality as a stay at home mom was that getting a part time job wasn't worth the small paycheck to pay out for daycare, gas, etc. However, by partnering with Doterra I've created a time flexible business that I incorporate easily into my lifestyle.

Creating a business of any sort is a long-term investment and requires patience and steady growth. It's not a get rich quick scheme. You can make money in the beginning and there's a method/map to do so, however, like any business, it takes time. You have to be willing to get uncomfortable, challenge yourself, do things differently, and go big. But the structure, support, and community is in place to help you succeed.

Most of all, the experience is about empowerment. When we invest in ourselves and others, when we experience health, financial freedom, and thrive, we contribute to changing the world.

What's your path to financial freedom going to be? 

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