New Wellness Advocates will get 15% in share rewards from purchases made by people they enroll, along with any orders those people make, for the first 60 days after they sign up. In addition to these 15% share rewards, the new WAs will still earn a Fast Start bonus, but it will be 15% instead of the usual 20%. So basically, you have the potential to get 30% in bonuses off the PV value of all the people you enroll for 60 days.
If that doesn't make sense, let me break it down a bit more. If you sign up as a Wellness Advocate on October 1, 2014, for the next 60 days you have the potential to earn 30% in bonuses on people you enroll instead of the normal 20% Fast Start bonus. So from October 1 until November 29, any orders placed by people you enroll will give you 15% Fast Start and 15% share rewards, based on the PV of the order. You Fast Start bonus is paid out in cash weekly, while the share points are rated at one point per PV ordered.
That sounds good on the surface, and it's an incentive for newly enrolled WAs to get sharing, but there are some fine points you need to consider. First, you're not guaranteed to actually earn any reward; there are six kits that you can choose as a reward, but the smallest kit requires you to earn at least 500 credits. Put another way, you would need to have people that you enroll order at least $500 (500 PV) worth of product in order to earn just the base level gift package. (Note: 15% of $500 is $75, so at the 500 point level you receive a $75 kit.) Other gift kits you can earn require you to earn 1000 or even 2000 credits.
That might seem like an insurmountable task for a new Wellness Advocate, but in reality it's not that bad. Most people you actually sign up will order somewhere between 125 and 500 PV worth of product, so enrolling four people in your first 60 days of doTERRA would get you a gift -- and if you can find one person that wants to really get started and order a big kit, that would get you a gift. So let's talk about the gifts next.
There are six gift kits available, two at each tier (500/1000/2000 share credits). The 500 credit kits are the Active Life Kit (one bottle of Mito2Max, one tube of Deep Blue Rub, Peppermint Beadlets, and a Lip Balm -- a $75 value) and the Root to Tip Kit (Protecting Shampoo, Smoothing Conditioner, Healthy Hold Glaze, Root to Tip Serum, and a 15ml bottle of Tangerine essential oil -- a $77.50 value).
At the 1000 credit tier, the Healthy Style Kit contains everything in the Root to Tip Kit and adds a Lifelong Vitality Pack (total value is $152); the other option is the Spa Facial Kit, which includes the new Verage product line (cleanser, toner, moisturizing serum, and moisturizer), the Reveal Facial System (both tubes), and a 15ml bottle of Tangerine oil (a $147.50 value).
Whew! That's a lot of stuff to cover, and I'm not even done yet. If you happen to be a real go-getter and earn sufficient credits, you can earn multiple rewards as well -- so let's just say you go nuts and earn 4000 credits; you could get both the Home Guard Kit as well as the Luxury Collection. Or you could get eight of the 500 credit kits, four of the 1000 credit kits, or however else you want to distribute your credits.
Wrapping things up, again you need to know that you only earn Share Credits during your first 60 days; at that point you automatically switch over to the normal 20% Fast Start bonuses. You also have to redeem any Share Credits within your first 90 days, and if you don't share enough to earn at least 500 credits you basically get nothing. You can also opt out of the program at any time (e.g. if you'd prefer to simply get the 20% Fast Start bonuses). Finally, since this is a new program from doTERRA, it's being made available to all existing Wellness Advocates -- you just opt in and then you have 60 days of sharing.
I know that personally the Share Program is pretty cool sounding, but despite my penchant for blogging about all things doTERRA I'm unlikely to actually earn the 500 credits needed to get to the first tier of rewards. I typically only sign up a few people each year, and not all of them stick with doTERRA, so we'll see if I can do any better in the next 60 days. Of course, if you want to help me out and you're not already a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, by all means sign up under me and let's get sharing!
And on a final note, none of the above kits are available for purchase -- you have to earn the kits and then they are shipped to you free of charge. Of course you can always go out and purchase the products on your own, so it's not like you have to earn the kits. I wouldn't be surprised to see some of these turned into new Enrollment Kits, but we'll have to wait and see on that.