dōTERRA's Affiliate Program is for those who would like to be compensated for sharing dōTERRA without needing or wanting to build a “team.” You share your link & you get paid. None of the team building or leadership activities - unless you want to! Currently only open to US residents.
What does it mean to be in "Pilot?"
The Affiliate Program is not yet open company-wide. It is in pilot, meaning there are just a handful of Wellness Advocates that are able to offer this as a way to beta test it. While this does require some flexibility & grace for us to figure things out as we go… it actually has huge benefits for you to be part of the pilot!!
1.It's exclusive!!! Not everyone is able to take part. And by being an affiliate in the pilot, you can also offer the exclusive pilot opportunity to your audience!
2. You get to give your feedback! We are literally creating and refining this program based off of our pilot affiliates. So any changes you do see along the way, will be to your benefit.
3. You get to be grandfathered in. The goal here is to offer this program company wide. But if on the off-chance we decide it's not a good fit for the company… You get to stay an affiliate! If any changes were to be made, you'd have a 12 month notice. (But we're pretty confident that it'll go live to everyone😉)
How long will the Pilot run?
As of right now, the pilot will end January 31st, 2023. As mentioned above, you will be grandfathered into the affiliate program as long as you get set up as an affiliate by Jan 31st. You can continue enrolling customers and Advocates as normal. The only restriction after the pilot ends is that we won't be able to bring on any new affiliates until the program is officially rolled out to the whole company (hopefully in Q2 of 2023.)
How much $ would I make from my customers?
As an affiliate, you make 20% of the total PV of every order from anyone personally enrolled by you. You receive this any time your customers order since their wholesale account is linked to you for life. So, not only are you paid on their initial order, but all orders they ever place!
Can I enroll affiliates too?
Yes! You will have them enroll as a Wellness Advocate and then right away send your enroller (the person who enrolled you) the name of your new affiliate. Once that info is passed up to us leaders in the pilot, we will have our account managers flag them in the system as an affiliate and they will receive an email and be set to go!
How much do I make for enrolling affiliates?
From your affiliate's personal orders - the same 20%. When they enroll people, you will earn 10% in the affiliate’s customer’s first 60 days. And for one level deeper, if THOSE affiliates enroll affiliates, you would make 5% from their customer’s orders in the customer’s first 60 days.
What are the requirements to maintain an affiliate account?
There are no requirements to maintain an affiliate. No sales quotas or any sales requirements. The only way to no longer be an affiliate is to voluntarily opt out.
What are the requirements to earn commissions?
To earn commissions, you need to place a 100pv Loyalty Order per month. However, not placing this order does not disqualify you from being an affiliate. It only disqualifies you from earning commissions. So feel free to use your own discretion. If you don’t have anyone ordering during a particular month and aren’t expecting a paycheck, then don’t feel obligated to spend that full 100pv.
Can I still do other direct sales or affiliate marketing w/ other companies?
YES! One of the huge benefits of the affiliate program is much more leniency and freedom to explore other direct sales companies. We don’t care if you’re full blown team-building for another company, or just doing affiliate work. Our only ask is that you don’t dabble in another essential oil company ;)
How do I know if I should be an affiliate or an advocate?
The main difference would be your interest in building a team and leading others to do the same. This way, instead of earning that 20% for life, it's only 20% for your customer's first 60 days. But you would “unlock” the rest of the compensation plan to include other bonuses such as rank, Power of 3 and unilevel pay. While these eventually have a higher earning potential, it also requires more work.
What if later I decide I want to be a Wellness Advocate?
You always have the option to upgrade to an advocate if you decide you’d like to expand your growth and lead a team. You cannot, however, go from being an Advocate to an affiliate. So starting out as an affiliate is always a great plan to give you options.
What's my role in my own affiliate work + what support would I have?
Your level of work can look any way that you want it to. Your main “job” for effective affiliate work is to introduce people to dōTERRA and help them get started as a wholesale customer. From there, you can have as much or as little involvement as you want in terms of the ongoing support. If you want, we (your support/uplines) can be hands-off and let you do your thing! Or, we're happy to step in and be the optional support person for your customers. This would include simple things like an initial welcome email from your advocate that bridges the gap between you and them to say “welcome” from the both of you, introduce your advocate and get them plugged into our streamlined customer resources, groups, etc. Beyond that, we'd only chat with them if they're the ones to reach out!
We're here for your personal guidance! Our team also provides business resources that you’re welcome to utilize (ie. Team calls, general biz updates, trainings, graphics, etc)
How do I get started?!
If you don't have an account yet… You set up your wholesale account just like customers do! Technically you can just pay the one-time $35 fee to get set up. Most people open their account with a starter kit that waives the $35 fee. Grab a pre-made wholesale kit or build your own by enrolling with 150pv or more to waive the fee. (We also have a promo code for you too!)
Your advocate will send you a link to enroll as a “Wellness Advocate” and then our account managers will manually flag you in the system as an affiliate. Wait for the go-ahead that you’re all set up as an affiliate before enrolling anyone.
If you're already a wholesale customer… You'll log into your account, go to account profile and upgrade your account (for free) to Wellness Advocate. Inform your enroller once you've done this so we can get you flagged.
Remember… You'll need to do this no later than January 31st.