Building a doTERRA Business | The basics with Pam

What does it mean to be a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and Build a Business?

As many do with doTERRA, I began as a User. I wanted to learn about the products and the basics of ‘what are essential oils’.

I soon fell in love having committed to truly giving the oils a fair shot. This meant for me, a major adjustment and one that affected me emotionally and physically. They worked! It was possibly a month of dealing with some major pain, discomfort and overall all unhappy I was feeling. However, I was able to work through all of this and come out stronger!

What I love most about this opportunity is I have chosen something natural, literally taking things back to the basics, teaching my kids there is a better way!

doTERRA Business Advantages I began to truly feel the difference they were making. This is when I chose to begin sharing with others. When I made this choice, I was already placing a 100PV order every month because we diffuse daily, use the oils for everything, have laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, supplements each and every single month and some of the other health and beauty doTERRA has with their beautiful oils!

‎To earn with doTERRA you must place a 100PV order each month to be paid. As we are using the doTERRA Oils and products which contain the oils daily our monthly order is at least 125PV – which means I also qualify for the free product of the month! My monthly order is called my LRP (Loyalty Rewards Product) Order.

doTERRA rewards all those who have a monthly autoship with points which can be redeemed for free product PLUS we receive our shipping back in points! So for my 125PV order I receive 35.7 back in points to use for free products! With a 100PV order I would receive 30PV back~!

You can see how this dramatically reduces the cost of everything you are purchasing each month! Learn more about the LRP Program in my blog post HERE! DoTERRA Has a few ways to earn with them.

    1. Retail purchases people make on your personal website is 25%.
    1. Unilevel commissions which get higher as the levels go deeper‎. So someone you have on level 2 is 2% whereas someone on level 7 you receive 7% for.  Depending on your rank with doTERRA will depend on which earning level you are at.

If you have someone who is a user, however places a 100PV order every month, they will earn income on anyone below them.

If this person has a builder under them who is extremely motivated and reaches the rank of Premier. Unless this user has other ‘legs’ with leaders under them, the highest rank they will ever reach is Elite.

So the builder under the user will always rank advance and grow reaching higher income levels than the user would because they are not designing their team and building with leaders strategically placed under them.

This is sometimes where someone suddenly realizes the financial benefits of doTERRA.

If I enrolled Erin and she simply wants to use the products – she is a user. She loves them and is now using the oils daily in the diffuser and other various reasons, shampoo, conditioner, ‎supplements, facial care, digestive support etc.

I also enrolled Chris who like me realized the success of the products and the potential of earning an income on a journey of becoming financially free.

When enrolled I placed Erin and then Chris below her.

Chris builds up a business with two executive legs and overall volume of 5000.

Chris is under Erin.

Erin has only Chris under her and an over all volume of 5200OV (including Erin’s volume from that month). Erin has Premier volume, however does not have what is required ‎for that rank. So Erin is paid out as an Elite.

Erin realizes she’s missing out and can also benefit from this financial benefit and share the love with others whose own lives can be enriched and healthier emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Erin begins sharing with others and now has two more leaders under her. As she now works up through the ranks her income grows as well!


  1. Fast start 20% bonus. This is what you would receive for everyone who has a doTERRA Membership (enrollment) with you.

What this fast start bonus is for is you committing to helping this person or family learn and become empowered within their own home. This is me promising to you that I want to help you, I want to share how these oils an products have empowered us in our home and our overall Wellness! I personally use a large portion of my fast start to empower those who choose to host a class with me. With this commitment from them to me, I want to share my appreciation and also help in their growth! For me I love helping them get going!

For everyone who is on my team I make sure I am available via phone, email, Facebook or text. The fast start is exactly that, to help you get moving with sharing and empowering others.

The fast start is for purchases in the first 60 days. After 60 days the unilevel commission will begin.

  1. Power of three.

If someone has 3 people under them who all place orders every month for 100PV (min.) and the total team volume is 600PV, they would get a $50‎ bonus. If these three people also had three people under them the same, the first person would get $250 and the next person $50. As they go down the levels each would benefit from a higher bonus up to $1500. This way is not typically how teams are built or where the full earning potential comes from. It’s much more challenging to reach these levels unless someone was blessed to find three motivated and inspired leaders who want to jump in on the journey! When this happens there is a stronger potential to earn these bonuses each and every month!

  1. Leadership Levels Bonus.

This is paid out when you hit Silver level and above.

What is absolutely fascinating about this model is doTERRA invests in their people who are committed to sharing the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits with others. Anyone on any level can set and reach their own goals. The growth of someone I enroll is not limited to my own success. We all work together and as well on our own specific individual goals!

The very best way to earn with doTERRA is the personal development journey that someone experiences. My life has truly changed, its opened up in so many ways and everyday I am so very thankful. One of my mentors describes doTERRA as a personal development business wrapped up in an essential oil business 😉 . For me this has enriched my life in all areas – with my husband, kids, family, friends, at work, meeting new people…

Curious about learning more… have a look at this Build Guide and then contact me!

Please note: Wellness Advocate ‘s are independent from doTERRA International  so all income tax and deductions will be calculated by your own accountant for income tax purposes. It’s completely up to the Wellness Advocate to keep track of their own expenses and income as required.

Pamela McLellan-Zmija
Your Life As Art Home Essentials
Ask me about our “Oily Life”!

doTERRA Essential Oils Educator and Wellness Advocate


Published by The Mystic Healing Artist & Intuitive - Pamela Zmija

Pam is a nature and lifestyle photographer, biz woman, number cruncher, oil lover, healer and most important, a mom and wife. She is passionate about inspiring and empowering mom’s and their families to become the true architect of their life to learn real, simple and affordable ways of positive change in their lifestyle to be healthier and happier… naturally!  Creative and conscious about the value of a dollar, Pam is driven by feeling good!   #lifestylephotographer #doTERRA #EssentialOils #YourLifeAsArtEssentials  #PCOS #MentalHealth #ADHD #ouroilylife #thehealingartist #yourlifeasart #naturephotographer

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