Compensation Plan FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When are commissions paid?
a. Commissions are processed and paid between the 15th and 20th of the following month. For example, your July commissions are calculated between August 15th and 20th.
Q. How often does the back office update to reflect new volume?
a. Your detailed genealogy updates in practically real time. You can check volume for bonuses here at any time. Your qualification module updates several times a day, at the bottom of the module there is always a note indicating the time of the last update.
Q. Can I use the graphic tree to confirm my power of three is in place?
a. The graphic tree shows things as they could be and what your team has set up, but does not show things as they actually are. This is a planning tool that allows you to see quickly what LRPs could process for during the month. To ensure your rank and power of 3 are in place, use the detailed genealogy or the qualifications module which gives you a detailed and filtered view for power of 3.
Q. Can I earn more than one Power of 3 bonus?
a. Yes, you can earn Power of 3 multiple times depending on the width of your structure. Here are some key things to know when working towards your additional Power of 3 bonuses. You must first complete an entire 1500 to start the second (e.g. you can’t earn two $250 bonuses, but you could earn a $1500 and a $250). Nothing from your first set of power of 3 counts towards the other including your own order (team volume and people with qualified LRPs need to achieved for each set individually).
Q. Can I have two qualifying legs under one of my frontline leaders?
a. No. Each of your qualifying legs for rank must be under a separate frontline organization. Even if you have enrollership of both, they still need to be separate legs from your frontline.
Q. How do I earn extra shares in the rank pools?
a. Each pool is a little different, but all five of the performance and infinity pools have the opportunity to earn extra shares. In the leadership pool a qualifying silver, gold, or platinum can earn an additional share by working with a personally enrolled builder to reach the rank of elite for the first time. Similarly, Diamonds and Blue Diamonds earn an extra share in the respective pools by enrolling someone who reaches the rank of premier for the first time. Presidential Diamonds earn an extra share in their pool in the month their personally enrolled builder achieves silver for the first time. Diamonds, Blue Diamonds, and Presidential Diamonds can all earn an extra share in the Diamond Performance pool as well when they personally enroll someone who reaches the rank of premier for the first time.
Q. Why would my unilevel decrease or stay the same, if my organizational volume grew?
a. The two most common impacts on your unilevel check are dynamic compression (based on qualified ranks) and volume from new members. Some months you and your team are focused on bringing new people in, this will increase your volume and your payout in fast start but will not increase your unilevel since orders for new members payout through fast start only during their first 60 days.
Q. Is it possible to earn unilevel past my seventh level?
a. Yes. doTERRA’s unilevel compensation is designed to have zero breakage. This is done through dynamic compression. Each order pays out 7 levels in order to the first qualified person in the upline. This means that is there is anyone in the normal 7 levels not qualifying the order will continue looking up until it finds someone to pay. For example, an order might have to look up the tree 3 times to pay the first level. If you are the seventh person in line that would mean you were paid on your tenth level.
Q. Do wholesale Customers count toward my bonuses?
a. Yes. Wholesale Customers’ volume and Loyalty Rewards Orders count toward your bonuses just like Wellness Advocates. Wellness Advocates and Wholesale Customers are often referred to as Wholesale Members which includes both account types.
Q. If I choose not to participate in the Loyalty Rewards Program, can I still earn commissions?
a. Yes, you can earn rank, unilevel, and retail commissions without joining the Loyalty Program. Simply process a standard or one-time order equal to the PV needed to qualify you. Fast Start and Power of 3 bonuses require a loyalty order.
Q. Can a new Wellness Advocate earn Fast Start during their first 60 days?
a. Yes. A new wellness advocate can earn fast start in their first week, if they begin personally enrolling others right away. In order to qualify for fast start the new member will need to set up their Loyalty Order right away and make sure their template stays above 100 PV and then processes above 100 PV in their second month.
Q. Does Fast Start compress like unilevel?
a. No, Fast Start Bonuses are paid out to each of the three enroller levels assuming they are qualified.
Q. Can I earn commissions on Wellness Advocates I enroll in another country?
a. Yes, doTERRA has a global commission plan that allows you to earn commissions on members of your team in other countries.