I have been blogging for 5 or 6 years now and one thing I still cannot understand is whether or not, IBOs think it is important to make a profit. I hear stories about how IBOs are nicer people (although it doesn't show in many cases), how they make so much more money than before, how their lives are better, etc etc etc.
Now I know I joined Amway some years ago for one thing. That was to make money. If the plan said I could be nicer or make more friends, I would have quit or not joined at all. When I joined, I had been in my career for only about 9 years or so and thus, I was not at the top end of the pay scale, thus a few hundred a month more looked attractive.
I remember seeing the plan and thinking a diamond is a tough level to achieve. But I heard that a 2500 or 4000 could make up to $500 to $1000 a month. I was pretty sure I could reach those levels. And I did. But at the 4000 level, I made no money and I asked upline. I was told that the money would be there if only I would keep growing. I said wait a minute, where's the money that was supposed to be there?
(I'm from Hawaii so mainland functions ate up much of my profits). Upline told me to just keep going and the cash would be there. So I ignored losing money or breaking even at 4000 PV and I finally quit when my sponsor told me that I needed to submit to upline and really get plugged in to succeed. That pushed me off the edge (along with some other factors) and I quit.
But I ask this os IBOs, and new prospects. At what point do you expect to profit from the Amway business? And if you do as advised (told), at what point do you question that advice if you do not achieve what was advertised? If you spend money on standing order and functions and achieve what you were advised to do, why shouldn't the results be what was advertised?
If you truly believe that profit in business is not important, maybe you need to ask if you intended to profit or not. Seems upline is good at making people think profit is not important.