“Those who sell doTERRA essential oils often boast of the products’ almost medicinal qualities, suggesting they have the ability to help you relieve congestion and in extreme cases, even fight cancers.
I’ll leave the medical advice to doctors. The most questionable claim with doTERRA and other multilevel marketing (MLM) schemes is that you actually can make a respectable income selling the product to other people.
The reality is that doTERRA, like all multilevel marketing businesses, has a simple mathematical flaw: Only the top 1% will ever earn anything more than minimum wage, and even then, hard work is no guarantee that you’ll get into the top 1%.
What doTERRA sellers actually earn
The Federal Trade Commission requires MLMs to disclose how much their members earn selling products to others. How the MLM decides to disclose this information is largely up to the company, however, resulting in highly misleading presentations about how much you can earn peddling products to friends and family.
I’m picking on doTERRA today because its income disclosure statement is especially egregious. It highlights how much its “advocates” earn in a table available on its website, which I reproduced below.”
Taken at face value, the doTERRA income disclosure statement paints a rather rosy picture where even its lowest-earning advocates (Silver rank) are pocketing more than $27,500 per year, the equivalent to about $13.75 per hour for a full-time worker. Roughly 1 in 6 sellers, based on the table, achieve a rank in which the average earnings top $100,000 per year.
But the smaller print in the same disclosure reveals the realities that doTERRA and other MLMs would prefer kept hidden: The table only includes the most elite group of doTERRA advocates — those who are in the top 1% based on their ability to sell product, and more importantly, sell others on the dream of selling its products.”
Basically such an opinion is what you often have to fight as a Network Marketing professional. Comparing regular work hours with the Network marketing model.