What are tools? Tools in reference to the Amway business usually consists of Books, CDs, Voicemail, Wesbite Hosting, and Functions. While the prices of these individual items may not seem exorbitant, the collective cost for these tools can run up to several hundred dollars a month. For extremely hard core IBOs, these tools can cost more than $400 a month on average, and perhaps for a casual partaker of functions, etc., perhaps they can get by for less than $100 a montt on average.
But in any case, when most (business building) IBOs are at 100 PV or so, which results in a $10 bonus, it is easy to see how most IBOs will lose money because of the tools. Even at 1000 PV, it is likely that a dedicated IBO will have a net loss in their Amway business. It is simple math, add up the tool expenses for any group and then add up the bonuses. In nearly every group, there will be a net loss.
Of course, someone upline is profitng from tools, thus the success you see on a stage is likely coming directly from the pockets of their downline. Sadly, most of these downline will never earn a net profit but will be told to never quit and encouraged to continue to invest into a black hole that will never pay them back and will nearly assure business failure in the long run. It is also sad that so many downline will be told these lies about future success by people who they consider trusted friends and mentors.
I would strongly encourage IBOs to look critically at their business and add up the cost of your expenses and compare that with your income. If the income is not growing steadily, then you may want to reconsider additional expenditures for tools. That is real business. If upline encourages you to buy more tools when you are losing money, maybe you should wonder whose best interest is at heart in teh advice you are receiving.
Joecool will be on vacation in Europe and Japan over the next two weeks. I would like my audience to note that my J-O-B is paying for this wonderful vacation. If I end up in Sweden, maybe I will pay IBOfightback a visit. LOL I'll return to my blogging duties later im November. I wish everyone well.