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How to become a doTERRA consultant and a successful leader?

There are many types of doTERRA memberships, but the one I am discussing here is the one that allows you to make money from home as a doTERRA consultant or wellness advocate

Many years ago when I first joined doTERRA, my enroller told me that doTERRA was more than a home business. She believed that doTERRA would take me on a journey of self discovery and personal reflection. In addition, it would give me the opportunity to build a business and achieve financial freedom and independence. In retrospect, my journey with doTERRA has been the most existing experience in my life. It has allowed me to live the life I have always wanted.

The page will show you how you can also become a consultant with doTERRA. However, if you have already seen enough, click the learn more button below and receive a free catalog and guide.


So, what does it feel like to build a business and make money as a doTERRA consultant?

Well, it feels great!

Yes, people are skeptical and family and friends never really believed that I was making money until I started working full time. Then started traveling more, buying a nicer car and living in a bigger house.

That was the time when causal question started to be asked during family dinners or while having lunch with friends.

Such as:

  • So, how exactly are you making money with doTERRA? 
  • Is it easy to make money with doTERRA?
  • How much do you make?
  • Should I become a wholesale customer or wellness advocate?

Even though these are all great questions, I never get hung up on bringing family and friends into my business. However, overtime some will decide to purchase a doTERRA membership. 

For those of you reading this page, here are some details to help you get your head around this business. I have laid out my top questions for the novice home business owner and what being a consultant with doTERRA is all about. 

doTERRA consultant

My top questions for the novice wanting to become a doTERRA consultant

What is a consultant or wellness advocate?

When someone chooses to be a consultant or wellness advocate they have the intention to run doTERRA as a business. During the signing up process you will be given a choice between becoming a wholesale customer or a wellness advocate. To run doTERRA as a business you need to be a wellness advocate.

What is the difference between a wholesale customer and wellness advocate?

The main difference is that as a wellness advocate you will receive your personal online shop.

Note: In some countries you will be asked to share your social security number for tax reasons. For those of you who understand the advantages of being tax exempt regarding VAT, it is possible to purchase tax free doTERRA products as a business. (Once you have your doTERRA membership, contact doTERRA support for detail about being VAT exempt)

Why would anyone want to be a consultant or wellness advocate?

If you are really interested in making money then you need to become a wellness advocate.  I have been running multiple businesses from home and I believe that doTERRA is one of the best opportunity available.

I have been with them since 2014 and have found it to be the most rewarding experience of my life. What is most fascinating is that I am able to make a great income, work my own hours and work anywhere in the world like a internet nomad. This has allowed me to make lifelong friends all over the world. Many join doTERRA for the oils and others for the money, but finally, it is about the relationships we make on the way.

As a consultant, is there an inclusive training program?

If you are new to this industry then you will be surprised to know that doTERRA membership offers lots of resources. These include, education, online training, downloadable eBooks, video training and Facebook support groups. Also,  leaders like myself will help and support you on your journey towards success.

I personally work very closely with new members, so they get a good understanding of how the business works. The reality of this type of business is that if you become successful, we all become successful. So, we really do want to help you succeed. 

What type of consultant should I join?

Many people new to doTERRA believe they are joining doTERRA directly.  This is not the case. If you do you may be be automatically placed with an inexperienced member rather than a leader. This can be very frustrating, if you are looking for a mentor that is knowledgeable and experienced. 

With the technology today, finding the best consultant that fits your needs has never been easier. So, if you are looking for someone that can help you run classes or do party plan, then a local member maybe for you.  However, if the online method is something that interests you, someone who has international experience is going to fit you better.

In this current global crisis, many are asking me about the online method and how hard it it to do. This is a valid question. This answer is like anything new, there is a learning curve starting from learning the basics to advanced. My team members that opt to use this method are mentored via zoom one on one.

How to become a doTERRA consultant?

The easiest and most successful way of becoming a doTERRA consultant is to find a doTERRA advocate in person or online. However, be warned, joining a friend or family member is not always the best plan, if you want to keep the relationship. The person you join needs to be professional and give value to your future business. You should expect them to train, provide support and be available to you during the early stages.   

Once you are happy with your choice of consultant you should create an account using their affiliate link.

Note: joining doTERRA directly is not advisable because it means you will have a orphan membership. This means that you will be placed randomly under any consultant who may or may not have the experience or motivation to work with you. 


What is the doTERRA membership fee?

doTERRA is a global company, so the enrollment fee is slightly different depending where you live in the world. (Below I have listed the other countries you are able to open a doTERRA memberships) However, to simplify this article I will talk in dollars.

The basic membership fee for a wellness advocate is $35 + PP and VAT which does not include oils. This membership allows you to earn an income, purchase products at a wholesale price (-25%) and get a FREE and personalized doTERRA webshop.

doTERRA membership fee

How to create a doTERRA memberships as a consultant and wellness advocate?

Below I have created a step by step overview of the signing up process for doTERRA consultants.

If you were wondering why you should join doTERRA on this page. It is because of the top support and resources our team offers. It has allow many of them to become successful in their own right. This has allow them to help and support their own team and share their business worldwide.

Open the doTERRA memberships enrollment link

When you opt to become a consultant and wellness advocate it means you want to run doTERRA as a business. In this case you will get extra help and support to grow your business as well as detailed information about doTERRA essential oils and their uses.

  1. Click here (Technical advice: Mobile devices can have glitches, for best results use the Chrome browser on your PC or Mac computer)
  2. Note: If you are enrolling from outside the US – Click Here and choose your language and country
  3. Choose your kit (When you purchase a product enrollment the enrollment fee is waived)
    • To purchase the 35$ enrollment, click on the “Individual Products” button and then click on the Bag button on the top right hand side of the page.
  4. Review your order and proceed to checkout
  5. Fill in your details
  6. Choose Wellness Advocate or Wholesale Customer
  7. Enroller ID and Sponsor ID is: 930175
  8. All Wellness Advocate packages includes a free webshop, back office and no monthly fee
  9. Fill in your Shipping details
  10. Pay for your order

Within a short while you will receive an email from doTERRA services confirming your enrollment and then in about 3 days you will receive another email from me your enroller welcoming you to doTERRA.

In addition, enrolling on this page means, you will receive a regular newsletter. This will give you information about how to progress with your business as well as essential oils and their uses. This will include training possibilities, Facebook groups you can join, free eBooks and much more.

Is there other doTERRA membership kits I can choose from?

Even though the basic enrollment kit will tick all the boxes for many of you on a budget, it is good to consider purchasing a product enrollment kit. The main reason as mentioned above is that the enrollment fee is waived. Also, the massive savings you will get from purchasing a product enrollment kit. 

The product kits are not even that expensive, starting from $105 to $570. Most new advocates start with a mid range package starting at about $150. However, it is up to you and nobody is forcing anyone in to doing or buying something they do not want or can afford.

If you only want the basic kit, click on "Individual Products" which will take you towards the enrollment form and check out.

What if I enroll as a wholesale customer and then decide to become a wellness advocate?

It is not a problem. 

Many people join as wholesale customers because they want to check everything out. Then after a period of time decide that they want to make some extra money and upgrade their account for free. 

What is it like being financially independent with doTERRA?

Of course, it is great. 

There is so many aspects of running a doTERRA business from home that out weights a traditional business, such as:

You don't need to concern yourself with....

  • Holding inventory
  • Shipping to customers
  • Doing customer services
  • Heavy accounting
  • Any of the legal stuff
  • And so on

This means that you can work on your business without any of the daily jobs traditional businesses are burden with. Allowing you to live a happy and healthy life.


How does a doTERRA consultant make money?

When I say, how we make money, I am not referring to the marketing methods and strategies used. I am referring to the compensation plan or business plan.

The video below will take you through the ins and outs of the compensation plan:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to add your name, email address and question at the bottom of this page.

What should you expect joining a successful consultant and wellness advocate?

As I have mentioned to many of my new advocates, "not all wellness advocates are equal". Some truly do not want to help or support you and joined doTERRA for the social aspect and a little cash.

This makes it difficult to know what you are getting, but rest assure, we offer our team members all the resources, help and support needed to achieve success. These include personal mentoring, online training, group support, a regular newsletter, product training and one on one chat via WhatsApp.

Personal Mentorship

I personally do not pester my team. Mentoring is a two way street, so if someone is willing to reach out to me then I am more than willing to put in the time and effort. A weekly mentoring call may include problem solving, questions answered and suggestions on where to go next with your business. In addition, other leaders may attend given you there valuable experiences and knowledge that may help the new consultant. 

Online training

Even though doTERRA offers a very inclusive and informative online training program. It also means the new consultant needs to take action and use the resources available.  

Online training has one important aspect and that is the ability to train you wherever they are. For those interested we do bio-weekly podcasts and zoom calls to help guide new advocates in the right direction.  This will give you the best information available on all aspects of building a business traditionally or online. 

Online marketing methods for doTERRA

The secrets of online marketing methods in the past are not secret anymore. However, many who have worked online for many years still want to know why they are lacking true success when others do. The answer is to keep the method simply and be consistent. This is a unique aspect of my team, which has become very powerful since 2020. The ability for a consultant to work from home and online has never been more important for doTERRA than now.

Group and global support

Like it or not social media is hear to stay and so we have three Facebook group that share different aspects useful to your doTERRA business. You can simply ask questions or reach out to others in your area allowing you to gain additional support that you would otherwise not find.

Essential oil and product training

I always suggest that anyone that joins doTERRA should do a wellness overview. This will help you understand the oils a little deeper than you otherwise would do. In addition, doTERRA as well as our team offer online classes, webinars, videos and podcasts to help the new member understand the essential oils lifestyle. 

doTERRA FAQ - Frequently asked questions extra

Even though I love being asked questions about doTERRA, many questions get repeated over and over again. I have decided on this page to add the more complex frequently asked questions.

Can I become a wellness advocate without joining anyone? 

Simply no

If you join doTERRA without joininga consultant you will become an orphan member and then randomly added to another member. This is not a smart way to join doTERRA. So, join someone with a good track record and someone you feel you could work with. This means joining someone who has something to offer and value.

How much do wellness advocates earn?

Firstly, earnings are related to how much effort and work you put into your business.

This means, to make any money at all, "Work is required!"

However, according to the doTERRA 2017 opportunity and earnings disclosure, someone who achieves the Silver rank can average about $27,000 a year. 

The data below is simply for reference and in no ways guaranteeing any future income.   

doTERRA memberships

If I join as wholesale customer, can I upgrade to a wellness advocate?

Yes, you can upgrade to a wellness advocate for free, check your back office for details.


You may have noticed that there are various names for a doTERRA member, what do they all mean?

In reality, there is no difference. 

The names come for the industry as a whole and are transferred in a very descriptive way.  

The doTERRA wellness advocates are sometime referred to as:

  • doTERRA Advocates
  • doTERRA reps
  • doTERRA consultants
  • doTERRA distributors
  • doTERRA representatives
  • And even a doTERRA independent consultant

All mean the same thing, which is a person who plans to make money with doTERRA. They will have a doTERRA account as a wellness advocate and enjoy all the benefits of being in doTERRA.

Once I become a doTERRA wellness advocate what is the next stage?

You should access your back office within minutes of becoming a doTERRA distributor. This will give you free access to training and information vital for you to understand what to do next. However, in addition to your introductory package that will come in the post. I will send you full details on everything you need to know about doTERRA and getting started.

I would also suggest doing your own research and learn how everything works. The place to start is your back office where all the information and data available to you. This will give you the edge over the rest and a better chance to be a successful entrepreneur and essential oils consultant. 

Becoming a membership leader and consultant with doTERRA

The journey to the leadership level is a process. It means taking the steps and training to give you the full understanding of how the business is run. The fact is education and training will be a major part of your success, so start the training as soon as possible.

Another key to being successful with doTERRA is simply using the oils. This will help you to experience the power of the oils. If you are not using the oils it will be difficult to tell anyone about them in person or online.  Try to use the correct terminologies when speaking to people around you. It will give you an persona of authority. 

Why does a new doTERRA membership fail?

There is a fear of running a business and of course the fear of failure. This is no less so with being a consultant with doTERRA. Many newbies I have met start the conversation with me by saying what they are not willing to do. These activities are not illegal things, but they are things that many may feel are embarrassing or scary. This is not a positive place to start a business. So, remember this is a new environment for you and you are not in your comfort zone. Unfortunately, success is not be in our comfort zone.

What is the solution?

A new consultant needs to step our of their comfort zone and fight the fear of failure. So, each day do something in your business that you feel is uncomfortable. Also, consider home much harder you world work if you had invested $35000 rather than only $35. I am sure like many of us, you would work your heart out to succeed.

Conclusion to being a consultant with doTERRA

Regardless if you work online or in person, this business is about talking about the oils and business. You can write about it, create infographics, videos, podcasts or simply talk to people face to face. For your business to grow customers and prospects need to know you are there. They may say, "no thank you", but they then know who you are and what you have to offer.

There is a satisfying feeling when you enroll your first consultant and the first few dollars drop into your account. Then your team starts to grow and expand from the knowledge and experience you have shared with them.

Finally, there is no point in forcing people into this business. So, learn to share the information and remember that timing is everything. Meaning if someone say, "NO!" to doTERRA, they only mean no today, because the timing is not right for them today.

For more information about becoming a doTERRA consultant, click on the learn more link below and add your name and email address in the form and I will get to you asap...


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