doTERRA Review: Legit or a Scam Hiding Behind Essential Oils?

doTERRA Review: Legit or a Scam Hiding Behind Essential Oils?

doTERRA Review

Since you’re here right now, on iwannamakemoney, I’ll assume you’re here for the money-making opportunity doTERRA offers and not their essential oils.

In this doTERRA review, we’ll take a look at their business opportunity. Who cares about oils, right? šŸ˜› Just kidding. I’m sure there are a lot of people.

Anyway, let’s jump right in.

doTERRA Review: Let’s Learn All About it

What is doTERRA?

doTERRA is a company in the oils space. From oils to supplements, they sell products that promoteĀ natural living.

They’re actually one of the biggest companies (or MLMs, am I right?) in their respective field. Them, and another oilsĀ company called Young Living.

Their products, apparently, are amazing. I guess that’s they’ve been pretty popular over the last couple years or so.

People say their essential oils cure just about anything.

Even your Empty Wallet Syndrome, apparently.

How Do You Make Money With doTERRA?

So they’re not like anĀ online survey siteĀ (like Opinion Outpost, for example) or a rewards program. Shiiit. They’re not even one of those PTC sites where you get paid to do random stuff.

doTERRA’s business opportunity is basically an MLM program. That means, to make money, you’ll have to pay aĀ recurring fee (usually monthly), purchase some sort of product (in this case, it would be their oils), and get other people to do the same.

Every person you recruit, they become a part of what MLMers call the downline. Which essentially is the people under you in your small part of the MLM pyramid.

You can also get a percentage of everything your recruits make. Do you know what I mean? It’s like this:

Your Downline:

  • Recruit #1 – 50 percent commission
  • Their recruits – 25 percent commission
  • Their recruits’ recruits – 15 percent commission
  • And so on…(repeat 5x)

  • Recruit #2 – 50 percent commission
  • Their recruits – 25 percent commission
  • Their recruits’ recruits – 15 percent commission
  • And so on…(repeat 5x)

  • Recruit #3 – 50 percent commission
  • Their recruits – 25 percent commission
  • Their recruits’ recruits – 15 percent commission
  • And so on…(repeat 5x)

You get it, right?

Sometimes, you can get a percentage of everything in your downline for 10 levels. Sometimes less, sometimes more.

To achieve that, you would have to work hard at teaching your downline how to build their own downlines. And that’s freaking tough.

My Personal doTERRA Review and Experience

So, before joining, you have to choose between Wholesale Customer and Wellness Advocate.

Wholesale Customer is just for people who only want the oils and not make money. That’s not what you want.

Wellness Advocate is the one you’d be after. This is where the business opportunity is. Oh, and you also get the essential oils because all MLM programs needĀ a real product otherwise, they’d be just an over-obvious pyramid or PonziĀ scheme.

So anyway, after you choose your option you’ll be directed to the account application page.

They ask you for all the essential stuff here. Name, email, home address, and account details. They also ask for other things. Tax ID.

When I saw that, I was like, OK. That must mean they make their money legit.

Then I saw the word, sponsor. And I was like, OH right! MLM.

With MLMs, you need to have a sponsor. Otherwise, you won’t be able to join in. That’s how they get you under the invisible MLM pyramid.

So, I looked for one. I searched all over Google with about a dozen search terms. Most people were either saying to stay away from doTERRA or recommending another “opportunity.’

Why Couldn’t I Find a Sponsor?

There’s a reason, right?

Actually, there might be 2. Here’s why:

i. No one was promoting it online. So it must be a scam.

Perhaps. But, there were a few who said doTERRA was pretty good. However, theyĀ had their other thing they were in and were promoting.

ii. Most MLMs’ best weapon to recruit new members to word of mouth.

Yup. Word of mouth.

No. It’s not like going out in public and bugging random people or passing out flyers.

It’s more like inviting family members and friends over to your place for a meeting where you give them a presentation. It usually involves a lot of hype about making enough money to live your wildest dreams. Some shit like that.

So yeah. That’s it.

How do the experts become so successful?

The pros are awesome at recruiting people. They can get hundreds of people in their downlines like that. (Note to Self: Obviously. They wouldn’t be considered pros if they didn’t. Dumbass!)

Most of them never need to hold “special meetings” in their living rooms. They’ve already built and nurtured their online audience through their blogs and/or email lists.

When you have that, all you basically need to do is send one email and BAM. Hundreds of people into your downline.

Then they’re pretty much set for as long the MLM program stays active because you get a percentage of everyone’s money in your downline for an x amount of levels.

So yeah. They know what it is.

You, on the other hand. Most people are lucky to get a few, if any.

The Verdict is in…

Some would MLM programs are basically all scams. Or at least they’re right at the borderline.

I used to think of the same thing. But MLM would’ve been illegalized a long time ago.

With doTERRA, I don’t think they’re really a scam. Borderline? Maybe. But they do have a pretty good product in their essential oil thing.

However, a lot of people would call their oil products expensive.

And that’s kind of weird, right? High-priced essential oils? Weird.

The FTC has stated before that MLMs with high-priced products may actually be online scams.

Wanna know why they do that? More money in the pyramid.

My Overall Rating: 5/10 – Not Recommended

Here’s What I Recommend

Before we move on to what I’m about to say, I’ll say one more thing:

If you think you a) will love their natural living products, and b) can get dozens (or even hundreds) of people in your downline, then by all means, go for it. Good luck. But that shit is pretty tough.

If you’re willing to go after something more doable, then read this:

In 2014, I finally got into serious mode about my online business. That’s when IĀ started my first legit website with legit content.

It took me a few months to make my first real sale because I still hadĀ some of those “how can I make quick money” thoughts left in me.

But I did it. A bunch of times. On a few different sites. This site is already my 5th one. And I’ll probably make a lot more money-making websites in the near future.

This site is already my 5th one. And I’ll probably make a lot more money-making websites in the near future.

But, do you know what? I couldn’t have done it alone.

If itĀ weren’t for Wealthy Affiliate, I probably wouldn’t be here.

Their training, website building tools, and supportive community (it’s like Facebook for bloggers and entrepreneurs), has played a key role in my online success.

And that’s what I’d like for you.

So when you’re ready, come join me and the other hundreds of thousands of people on Wealthy Affiliate. We can talk more there.

But if you wanna learn more about it, you can read all about it here.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can let us know in the comments section below.

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About the Author Julian Sakanee

Julian has been in the online game for over 2 years. Heā€™s built many blogs, most of which were fails. This is not one of those fails. I Wanna Make Money is where he helps newbies earn money. So if you fall into that category, we highly recommend you stick around and join our mailing list.

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