Can You Build a DoTERRA Business Without Parties

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The one reason most people are hesitant to join a network marketing company is they simply don’t like the way they are taught to market.

One word.


I get it, you don’t want to ask friends and family to host parties for you so that you can widen your warm and cold markets. In the hopes that somebody at said parties will also want to host one or even better join your team.

I’m here to tell you that’s the OLD way of network marketing, We should all do a leap for joy that we’re blessed enough to live in a time where we no long have to cal 100 people that we know and ask them to host a party.

I’ve done that and it’s horrible and awkward. If you’re a network marketing leader that’s teaching that method please stop. With the evolution of technology and resources shouldn’t we also evolve the way we do things?

Welcome to the world of social media marketing! This is a life changer for anyone that wants to get into the network marketing industry as either a full time or on the side of the current business.

To answer the question can you build a DoTERRA business without hosting parties (or being flat out annoying).

The answer is YES you absolutely can. By using the power of social media you can make sales and build a team without ever leaving the comfort of your home. It’s just the time we live in. However if parties are your thing you can do those too.

Here are two ways you can start to build your DoTERRA business online.

  1. Start by posting regularly about the oils on your social media. Not sales photos but real post explaining your love for them, how to use, and how you’re adding them to your life.

2. Invite people to learn more. When it comes to social media you must tell people what to do next. Inviting others to ask questions or shop, or to even join is how you go about doing this and making it a true business.

With everything, though, it takes consistency and commitment.

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Why I'm choosing to love myself more

Self love

Design Your Life is all about self love. No lie. It’s one of the reasons I started this business in the first place and gave it the name that I did.

I’ve come to realize that as a business owner, influencer, and leader I’ve GOT to lead by example. With the new addition of DoTERRA to my growing business that means even more now.

I am a creature of habit. If I’m not on a routine I feel off kilter. The past few weeks I’ve been so far off routine that it makes work and life difficult. Top that with unhealthy eating and sleep patterns and boy it can mess things up real quick. I’ve also been spending my personal time nurturing a new relationship.

That’s where loving yourself comes in.

Sometimes I’m so quick to show up and do things for others that I forget about myself and the things I need. Like rest, exercise, meal prep, vitamins/oils.

Being a business owner, and especially a business owner where others rely on me taking care of myself and well being is highly important. I’m not able to show up fully if I don’t feel my fullest. As a coach the same goes for you.

Here are some ways that I’m choosing to love myself more.


What could you add to this list to make it your own? How could the use of oils or meditation benefit your life? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear!

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How I Ranked in DoTERRA in Two Weeks of Starting

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What I’m about to share with you is one of the reasons I joined DoTERRA.

It’s also the exact way I plan on running the business myself and making sure anyone that wants to join me does this too. So here’s goes.

The first thing that I think is important to say is that this isn’t like most network marketing businesses. It’s not every woman for herself. It is legitimately building a TEAM. And as the saying goes, here’s no I in team.

In order to rank at all in Doterra there are two things you need to keep in mind. PV or Personal Volume and the OV or the Overall Volume.

PV (Personal Volume)

The PV or the personal volume is the wholesale value of most of the Doterra products. Sometimes the PV may be less than the cost but generally they are about the same. However, shipping costs and taxes do not get a PV value, so the monetary amount of your order is normally more than the PV amount.

OV (Overall Volume)

The OV or the Overall Volume is your team volume. The OV becomes more important as you raise through the ranks and qualify for bonuses and rank advancements. The OV (overall Volume) is your PV (Personal Volume) and your teams volume added together. 

If you want to be successful in DoTERRA you must have a monthly LRP order of at least $100. I know what you’re thinking. You don’t want to spend $100 each month. Here’s the thing though this is a business and just like in your coaching biz, if you don’t invest in yourself and your business how can you expect anyone else to. Having the monthly LRP order is also what’s going to ensure you get paid when you start making money. You also accumulate point that you can use to buy product!

The first Rank in DoTERRA

Wellness Advocate

  • Monthly PV: 50

If you are a Wellness Advocate then you are on the first step towards success. The consultant needs a monthly PV of 50 to earn any commissions.

Average Monthly Income: $0 – $100+ monthly

This is the early stage of your Doterra business so you should be growing your customer base, building your network and creating your team.

Average Timeline: 0 months

The second rank and the one I made within two weeks

Manager Rank

  • Monthly PV: 100

  • Monthly OV: 500

Achieving the Manager rank is quite easy and simple. You and your team must sell a minimum of 500 OV in 1 month. This volume can be made up of:

  1. Enrollment kits

  2. Orders

  3. Personal sales

  4. Autoships (LRP order)

Average Monthly Income: $50 – $100 per month

Average Timeline: 1 month

Now remember how I said this is about building a TEAM?

Within DoTERRA you’re able to place people wherever you want them. Meaning my upline placed someone under me. and together we had a monthly OV of 500 and BAM I became a manager.

I recently enrolled another wellness advocate and I’m well on my way to rank again.

Why is all of this important and what does it mean if you join DoTERRA?

You wont be alone when it comes to building and growing your this part of your business.

More specifically those that join DoTERRA under me get full on biz coaching to grow your coaching and online business + grow DoTERRA. I only want those women that a fully committed to helping others and making a difference.

10 Reasons I chose DoTERRA and 2 Reasons I Almost Didn't


If you've read my first DoTERRA blog post then you know I've added oils to my life and my business. You can read all about how I'm incorporating them into my coaching business HERE.

There are a ton of reasons why I decided to join DoTERRA but first, you must know this isn't my first MLM. A year ago I joined Monat and did nothing with the business side of it. I LOVE my Monat shampoo. I've tossed my hair extensions and am now sporting my shoulder length natural locks thanks to these products. Business wise though I could not find the link to my coaching business and sharing these products. It just didn't work for me to say go after your dreams, start your coaching business, here are all the tools you need and by the way here is some fantastic shampoo- LETS ROLL! 

Know that I still use Monat every day and will continue to do so but for me, it was not a smart business move as another stream of income. MANY of my friends and fellow online entrepreneurs are doing amazing and making millions of dollars with this company but I wanted a company that I could easily incorporate every day.

So let's get into the good stuff because if you're looking to join DoTERRA you might be wondering about a few of these things.

10 Reasons I Joined DoTERRA

1. The Oils.

Plain and Simple these are the highest grade oils out there. For example, the oils I was previously using were from Amazon. They say Premium Therapeutic Grade on the label, however, one drop on the tongue says otherwise. It's like licking a Win-dex bottle..all chemical. If an essential oil is, in fact, pure it should taste like the tree, plant, or fruit it came from. I put this oils in my water, on my body, in my food..all over really.  

2. My spiritual practice

I've always been a spiritual person. I grew up in a church that used oil to anoint. I started incorporating it into my meditations by using Frankincense. I had read that this oil can elevate you in your spiritual practice. And WOW just WOW. First of all, smell is one of the most powerful senses. I can smelly my grandmother and her Oil of Olea by just thinking about it. If you want to get rid of a feeling or enhance something that you want then incorporating an oil that can aid in that will help you see a difference. 


3. How I'm incorporating it into my business

If you read my first blog on DoTERRA you know that I'm not going to post a million sale post on my Facebook. I'm not asking family or friends to join me. WHY? Because this is a business. It's about sharing a product I love and use every day. It's not about signing up a bunch of people to my team. and let's be real I don't want to start a business with friends and family. I want a business with other go getter women! 

4. Healing Hands.

DoTerra has their own foundation called Healing Hands. this foundation brings healing and hope to the world by providing global communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant.  Meaning those areas where the oils are harvested are being taught how use their resources to become self-reliant. HELLO BIZ OWNERS. That means the farmer that's farming the lemon oil is not only providing DoTERRA with the oil that you so love but it's also providing jobs, digging wells, building schools, and employing locals.

So amazing!

5.Sex trafficking

This is near and dear to my heart. The city I live in that's young and fun and cute is a hub for sex trafficking because of the international airport. One of my favourite speakers of all time, Christine Cane is an advocate of stopping Sex trafficking. Her program A21 Campaign is one that's I've followed for years. When I joined DoTERRA I was happy to learn that they partner with organizations, through Healing Hands, to abolish child sex trafficking. 

with Operation Underground Railroad (OUR Rescue) to bring healing and hope to the world. OUR Rescue exists to rescue children from sex trafficking by utilizing some of the world’s experts in extraction operations and anti-child trafficking efforts. 

OUR Rescue’s Jump Team, consisting of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives, lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts to rescue children being trafficked for sex. To ensure perpetuity and sustainability of these extraction efforts, OUR Rescue works with law enforcement in the countries where they rescue children to ensure that everything is done legally and with the support of the local authorities.

6. Being my most healthy

Design Your Life is all about creating your best life ever. A big part of that is putting good wholesome foods and products in and on your body.  I mean do I need to say anymore about healthy living?

7. The cost to start

You can start as low as $36USD. This is probably the smallest fee to join an MLM you'll ever find. Or you can choose from multiple starter kits. There are choices and who doesn't love choices!

8. The product is consumable

This isn't just for those in DoTERRA but for anyone interested in joined an MLM. Your product MUST be consumable. Meaning people need to use it all up and want to buy more for a long long time. That equals lifelong clients and more money HEY!

9. The compensation plan

The comp plan for DoTERRA is by far the easiest one I've ever seen. I will be talking about this in a future blog so stay tuned. The basics are that DoTERRA chose to pay on a unilevel plan. This means that Each builder is paid on individual levels.

The structure is very important. The placement of individuals in your downline is key. Good news you get to decide where people are placed in your downline!! For me this is great because I don't want to just build my own team, I'm building a business where those that partner with me can benefit from it are now put out on their own.

Requirements for rank and bonuses are based on OV (team volume) and width. 

There are no limits on width or depth, but you are only paid on a limited number of levels (seven in doTERRA).

10. The opportunity for Coaches

Majority of people in the coaching industry are woo woo or already lead a healthy spiritual life. I for one believe in multiple streams of income. That one thing that all successful people have in common. Doterra is a product and a business model that can easily be incorporated into your existing business. I'm proof of that right here. 


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2 Reasons I almost didn't join DOTERRA

1. MLM

DoTERRA is a network marketing business or MLM. This has some negativity associated around it. in the past couple of years, it's gotten better. I for one had to look past that and ask myself do I want to make money, help people, and build a team or do I want to be scared and let others hold me back. 

2. LRP

I'll admit this one almost had me running for the hills. The doTERRA Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) is a program that provides free product credits for monthly purchases ordered on the program. As a participant in the Loyalty Rewards Program, you will immediately begin to earn product credits that can be used as cash to purchase doTERRA products. The longer you participate, the more credits you can earn—up to 30% of your total monthly Loyalty Rewards purchases!

LRP also sets you up for being able to receive more commissions when you start receiving them. in order to get the product credits and future commisions, you do have to spend a minimum on product each month.

Honestly, I thought about it and you're going to want all the products anyway. Especially if you're going to use my method of growing your business which is social media attraction marketing.  If I'm not going to spend money on the products how can I ever expect anyone else to? Am I right!

Hopefully, this eased some questions or things you've been feeling about joining. Let me know in the comments if you have others you'd like to add.


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The DoTERRA Experiment

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Whenever I scroll through my Facebook feed it's filled with friends selling. I'm sure yours is too. I made the business decisions to separate my personal Facebook page from my business page. I do not promote my business at all on my personal page despite having over 1K friends and family in my network. 


Well first of all I don't want to be annoying AF. Secondly I want to keep my coaching business and my personal life separate. Now that I've added the aspect of a network marketing business I will not be one of those that spams the hell out of sales images. You've seen the ones where people are selling anything from makeup to leggings and wraps to lip gloss. This way to sell a network marketing biz has been the same for decades. 

There HAS to be another way.

I've been in online business for a few years. I know a thing or two about social media and marketing. The question here is can an online business owner add an MLM to their existing business and have it succeed? Market it right alongside her current business and have it grow simply by using SEO, the platform she's already created, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook group?

I'm about to find out. 

Armed with my knowledge of online business I'm going to grow my DoTERRA business. You'll be able to read about the entire process here on the blog. I'm literally starting from ground zero with this. 

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Here are the rules: 

Never host a party. 

Now I say never but if someone in my area really wants to have one I may but I will not be actively promoting oil parties or asking my friends and family to host parties for me. They will have to seek me out for that.

Never recruit friends and family to join my team. 

This is a business added to my existing business. I want to build a team ideally with other coaches looking to incorporate DoTERRA into their own business. My dream for this is that together we create a thriving growing business as partners. That also means helping grow their coaching business as well. This means anyone that joins my team will be from organic marketing or those already in my business network on social media. 

All team members will be trained in Business.

Joining my team means that you are my partner. In order for me to succeed, you must also succeed. Access to my business tools and resources, programs, and weekly coaching. They will learn how to create an online business. If they want to host parties, great but I will only be training them the ways of the online world. 

I will give honest feedback on this experiment here on my blog. 

There is a good chance I could fail at this. There is also a good chance I can make a ton of money and build an amazing team that follows in my footsteps. Either way I'll be giving good info to those who are thinking about joining DoTERRA or any MLM for that matter.

You can follow along on my journey here on the blog!

Here is the page I've set up on my site or essential oils and if you're interested in finding out which oil you need in your life you can take the Oil Quiz I've created.