Hey there and welcome to episode 3 of All Rise Up. A podcast that supports your doTERRA Network Marketing business
I’m Alice Nicholls and I’m a leader in doTERRA based in Australia with a global team.
Today’s episode of All Rise Up is going to be a great episode for sharing with so many different groups of people.
Maybe you’re a new customer and you don’t know the reasons why you’re so awesome for investing in doTERRA products. Maybe you’re new to doTERRA as a business and you are feeling triggered or fearful of going out and spreading the word, maybe you know a lot about oil but not much about doTERRA’s business model. Maaayyyybe, you’ve been hearing lots about doTERRA and you’re wondering what is this even or if the way we market our products is above board or ethical or as filled with opportunity as so many people are sharing.
Maybe, you accidentally clicked on this podcast when you were searching for ‘Fly-fishing Weekly’. Whatever… welcome. Stay, learn.. grow. I promise you you’ll get something out of this and make a new friend in me.
Today, I’m sharing 5 Reasons doTERRA’s The World’s Best Network Marketing Company. You may personally know some or even all of these yourself, however if that’s so use this as a reminder of why the work we get to voluntarily do with doTERRA is so important to those we serve, the world on a larger scale and our own back-yard.
As I always share, there are no secrets behind the scenes here at doTERRA or in my business. How I coach and mentor my team and the information that is relevant to them is what I’m totally cool with sharing with you too.
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doTERRA Markets their oils through Direct Selling. This can also be known as Network Marketing or Multi-Level Marketing. I don’t like giving airplay to negativity around the industry of network marketing, because I don’t receive a lot of pushback myself, which comes with my level of belief in this company and business model.
However you may still be learning about the business, or missing vital pieces of info that will help enhance or develop your own trust and faith in this organisation either as a doTERRA Network Marketer yourself, or as a doTERRA customer.
Network Marketing is simply a vehicle to get these oils into the hands of the people who need them most, however the value and reasons doTERRA is the best Network marketing company in the world isn’t based solely on the business model itself.
Here’s my list of potentially little known (but big) reasons why doTERRA is the best network marketing company in the world.
This list could go for days babes, trust me, so I am going to try and get out the one’s that are top of mind today and revisit in the future if I need.
1. Conscious Business.
There is somewhat of a numbing today in regards to where we put our money (and therefore our mouths) when it comes to purchasing.
Most of the time when we go and ‘buy something’, we don’t have any consciousness around how that product got to the shelf and who was affected either positively or negatively in that production process.
There are thousands of companies who continue to exploit people in the production chain to make more profit and to be able to shout a bigger result with shareholders.
I would like to believe that in the years to come this changes, and that those who are unconsciously purchasing today, consciously purchase tomorrow, and education on where we invest and why plays a role in that. So just as a shoutout, I’m really glad you’re here listening or reading today for this reason alone. Because if, after this podcast, you open your mind to one thing, it’s that your purchasing decisions drive big cogs, and you want them to be turning in the right direction okay?
From a personal perspective, every single month when I purchase my pure oils through doTERRA, I know for a fact that I am supporting ethical and conscious business practices. The fact that I also receive the world’s best essential oils through that?
You can’t get much better than that for a complete full circle.
Conscious business enterprises and people (also sometimes referred to under the label conscious capitalism) are those that choose to follow a business strategy, in which they seek to benefit both human beings and the environment. And doTERRA certainly do that.
One area of this is doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing.
doTERRA reach around the world and tap into the global supply of essential oils so that they can provide their customer with oils that have the highest therapeutic value. This means that we source oils from where the plant that creates the extract grows best in its indigenous state. 2/3’s of the countries we source from are developing countries.
Our Co-Impact sourcing model means we can can change the lives of these people who have so little and this is how we positively affect a whole community.
Through the doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing model, we have an opportunity to truly make a difference and provide sustainable income for these people – many in developing countries – who are growing, harvesting and distilling these beautiful oils. Co-Impact sourcing creates jobs in rural areas where we work through long-term sourcing contracts and agreements with our partners.
This includes fair and on-time wages or payments to the farmers, harvesters and distillers, and even profit sharing programs that the distillers offer to the growers and harvesters.
Our Co-impact sourcing model improves the livelihoods of families. doTERRA care about the people in this chain of production and it’s an honour for us to see them get a sense of pride in themselves and what they do.
We can make a difference in the world in areas where they have no other source of help. We obtain the highest quality of essential oil that we must have, and we get to give back and provide employment to so many people in the process.
Co-Impact sourcing also includes linking community bases and social impact projects funded through the Healing Hands foundation.
And this is another part of the doTERRA conscious business model.
The Healing Hands Foundation
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation was created in June 2012 as an official non-profit organisation. The foundation is one of the ways doTERRA reaches out and serves communities in need. They do this by partnering with organisations and doTERRA Wellness Advocates (like myself) to offer hope to millions around the world.
Through the foundation’s efforts, lives are freed of disease and poverty, and communities are empowered with the tools needed to become self-reliant.
I could go on for hours about all of the philanthropic work that comes out of the Healing Hands Foundation, however there is one in particular that I am incredibly respectful of and personally invest into as my charity of choice. And this is Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R. Rescue).
Rescue exists to rescue children from sex trafficking by utilising some of the world’s experts in extraction operations and anti-child trafficking efforts.
O.U.R. 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, O.U.R. 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.
The children rescued from these extraction efforts are then rehabilitated by O.U.R. Rescue’s aftercare program, and the perpetrators are arrested, tried, and convicted to ensure that they don’t traffic children again.
[Ashton Kutcher Speech on Human Trafficking Before Congress.]
When we purchase our oils from doTERRA, this is the type of organisation we are helping to support. And this conscious business model is one I am honoured to walk beside and rise up for.
Other reasons doTERRA is the best Network marketing company in the world?
Here’s only a few more of many.
2. Product Quality.
While some other companies cut corners during the planting, growing and harvesting process, or even try to extend the essential oils by adding less pure ingredients, doTERRA is uncompromisingly selective.
We source the oils from the places in the world that ensure the best growing conditions and dōTERRA’s state-of-the-art lab uses the most advanced testing methods to verify the purity and potency of its essential oils.
After the aromatic compounds are distilled from the plant material, each batch is scrupulously tested to ensure that it meets CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® standards.
Batches that meet the physical testing criteria are then run through a series of on-site contamination tests by expert microbiologists to confirm that there are no harmful contaminants. The oils are tested for potentially harmful microorganisms, heavy metals, and pesticides to certify safe use when proper usage guidelines are followed.
Each batch of dōTERRA essential oils goes through a battery of rigorous tests to ensure you and your family receive only the most pure, potent, and effective oils on earth. You can even enter your unique Quality ID to view GC/MS test results from an independent, verified third party lab.
doTERRA are committed to providing you the highest quality oil, every time.
Also, dōTERRA’s dedication to working with modern healthcare has led to growing partnerships with world-renowned medical facilities. These facilities use dōTERRA essential oils every day to improve outcomes for patients and the work environment for the staff. The medical partnerships empower dōTERRA to discover more effective and safe uses of essential oils as complements to modern medicine.
dōTERRA also supports many clinics and universities who approach us with study proposals in the field of essential oil and related natural products research. Dr. Hill and his team are managing 113 relationships with leading research universities, clinical structures, and hospitals around the world.
Reasons for Wellness Advocates
3. Minimum Investment to Start, low overheads
Putting the world-class products and philanthropy aside (just for a brief moment), let’s look at what it actually costs to start your small business with doTERRA.
Most people don’t realise this, but the easiest way to start your doTERRA business is to purchase some oils. There is no financial commitment other than product purchase itself, no buy in, and no lock-in business contracts. A customer today could start their own doTERRA Network Marketing business tomorrow.
One of the most magic things about this business and the products that we have is that nearly every doTERRA Wellness Advocate has had a fantastic personal experience with the oils before they decided to dive into the business opportunity. Another reason it just makes sense to learn about the oils from a Wellness Advocate.
Some Direct Selling companies want huge upfront investments in products or services before they can start a business. With doTERRA you can start with as little as $174 (for an Essentials Collection) however most people will join with a ‘Home Essentials Kit’. The Home Essentials Kit is aptly named and includes the top 10 oils every home should have PLUS a diffuser for $330AUD. With the Home Essentials Kit, you’re also getting over $100 off your already discounted 25% off oils. So it’s incredible value.
Then, if and when you want to earn money, it’s a monthly overhead of approximately $125 to be eligible for commissions, and this is for actual product. So you’re getting great value from that.
Best bits though:
This is not an auto drop-shipping program where you have little or no choice of what to buy like some other Network marketing companies. You get to be in charge of everything you purchase. And if you ever want to stop. You can. There is no lock in contracts with doTERRA at ALL.
Let’s mirror that to the potential overhead of a retail store. They cost on average $80k to set up with monthly overheads in the thousands.
4. Supporting Small Business Owners with the heavy lifting
Specifically because of the business model that doTERRA use to market their oils, Direct Selling, any individual like you or I can create and nurture our own small business. While Direct Selling or Network Marketing in no way limits the doTERRA opportunity to women, it is true that most who do run a thriving small business leveraging the doTERRA products are women.
Where big corporates invest their billions of marketing dollars into advertising, sponsorships, ambassadorships and other marketing, doTERRA market through word of mouth sales or direct sales, from their existing loyal customers (that’s me by the way!). They invest their marketing dollars into paying us a small commission each time someone purchases through us, delivering that money directly into the pockets of us small business owners world wide.
Interestingly, I have heard that some people who are not across the concept of the business model of direct selling or Network Marketing, feel like we – those who are doing the direct selling – shouldn’t actually earn a commission for referring others to a product that will benefit their lives.
I feel in this instance that this is not simply due to a lack of education into how the industry works, (listen to podcast episode 2 for more on this), but also due to the fact that many doTERRA Wellness Advocates like me, or maybe yourself, don’t talk about or treat our business as an actual business, and if this is the case you are going to have more people wondering why you feel you deserve to be paid for what is actually your hard work.
Like any Small Business, it takes work, commitment, dedication and effort to grow a thriving doTERRA business. However unlike a small business such as a retail store, doTERRA have – incredibly – done so much of the heavy lifting for us.
They manage the most incredible, ethical product sourcing pathways, they provide us with training and development, incentives for new customers, bonus offers, discounts, and regular freebies for ourselves and others. AND they provide training and development opportunities, manage our payments, our inventory, and our order system.
doTERRA also offer us:
- Personalised Website
- Product & Business blog sites
- Forms and Flyers
- Product Information Pages, Blogs, & Videos
- PowerPoint Presentations
- Class in a Box to help us run classes.
Let’s say – hypothetically – you wanted to start a retail store. You need to find the location, pay for the rent, invest in the shop fit-out, source your product, liaise with suppliers, find the staff, work in the store, manage the stock, cope with losses and everything else.
Over 90% of small store-front businesses fail in the first year.
doTERRA offer the entire foundation we need to go out and run a successful small business. This business model helps support women create flexibility in their lives to be there for school drop-offs and pick-ups, or to afford the dentist, the school excursion, to take their kids on a holiday or to contribute to their mortgage.
It means that instead of desperately trying to scrape by, any person can achieve freedom within their financial circumstances to live a happier life.
Personally, I grew up in a household with quite a weak money-mindset. I used to think that spiritual abundance and financial abundance were mutually exclusive. I thought I was more enlightened to live life on ‘love’ alone. But this is not the case.
We all deserve financial abundance and freedom from the strain of money-worries. If you or I have more this doesn’t mean others have less.
Reasons For The World
5. Harvesting A Culture of Philanthropy
Something that most people outside of doTERRA aren’t aware of is how deep the vein of philanthropy runs within this company culture. The partnerships with charitable organisations extends much further than that which the Healing Hands Foundation touches.
When I used to work for a large NASDAC listed US software company, we used to have company ‘culture’ and ‘give back’ days. We may have gone to ‘muck out’ some dog cages at the local shelter or put cards in envelopes for Christmas for those less fortunate than us and believe me, those things do matter, but I’ve got to be honest, some of that felt more like it was for us to add to the company Facebook page or LinkedIn page to show that we were putting forward a charitable front, more than our souls actually being invested in serving to make the world a better place.
doTERRA fosters a much deeper value and integrity system than this.
When a huge collective of women get together – as within our Network marketing community – this gives rise to more SERVITUDE, and hey it’s true that this is made so much easier for us when we are in fact financially abundant.
doTERRA inspire us to give back when and where possible and there is no doubt that the world of tomorrow is going to be better off now that a new wave of conscious leaders are coming together to empower the next generation of conscious leaders.
So, that’s 5 little known but BIG reasons doTERRA is the worlds best network marketing company.
I have to be honest, I removed another 10 things from this list because this particular podcast could have gone on for days.
There will have to be another one of these, but for now I know this is a good start.
If you liked this podcast, please share it with your teams, your loved one’s or with people who are considering Network Marketing with doTERRA. Or share it with doTERRA customers, because this info is just as important for those of us who are simply purchasing these oils for personal use. Knowing what our dollar supports is an important step towards calling to the floor more ethical and conscious businesses in the future.
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My next episode is going to be recorded after the yearly doTERRA convention on the Gold Coast in Australia. I am so excited for this even and because I go a million miles an hour with most things, I can tell you now I’ll be rolling Clary Calm and Lavender Peace all over me during Convention.
Until next time.
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