Monday, January 11, 2010

Amway - IBOs Prey On The Needy?

One of the big things that was taught by my upline was to recruit people who are in need. People in need of time and/or money are perfect candidates is what I was told. You look for a need and use it as a chance to show the plan. Someone who may be looking for more income is likely to be more open minded. It is also why the upper level pins will display signs of wealth as an enticement, to get people interested and hopefully excited in seeing the plan, and hopefully to get people to register for the opportunity. IBOs will wave around a copy of an upline's check.
Recruits will be asked about their dreams. Amway recruiters will then show a "best case scenario" of people with trappings of great wealth. Of course they will not show you what is likely, which is a net loss due to the "system".

At this point, the recruit may start to wonder if he/she might be able to attain the same level of success. The recruit starts to think if he and find "six" as they talk about in the plan. In a 2004 Dateline segment, the show panned in on people in attendance at a function. Some people were in tears. They probably wanted success so badly that they can taste it. But it will never materialize.

Sadly, there are few people on the stage and thousands of people in the audience. That's the way it has always been. Unless the compensation plan changes, that's the way it is likely to be forever and ever. The 6-4-2 plan has 79 IBOs at 100 PV. Considering the people who never do a thing and those who quit, you can assume that you need much more than 78 downline to a platinum business. And a platinum business is approximately where you start to make a small net profit, according to my understanding. That is because of the costs associated with being involved in a system such as BWW, WWDB, or N21.

For most IBOs who decide to try the business and the systems, they will likely end up losing time and money. LOSING TIME AND MONEY. Unfortunately, most IBOs sign up hoping to gain more time and money. Ironically, what they seek is what they have less of due to their involvement with the systems.

15 comments:

bdjack said...

well i've been in it since october and still owe my upline some money from that conference. hotel costs and such. had to cancel my membership for the tools because of finances. thinking about walking away...

Joecool said...

BDJack, if you didn't get anything out of the conference, ask for your money back.

Anonymous said...

bdjack, your comment is neither relevant nor helpful. From what I understand you have financial issues so that's a personal problem, you got to take care of it, no one else will. Are you a solution seeker or a complainer? Quitting is not the right answer for someone who is an overcomer. If you quit, be your own guest. But remember that if you do quit, this will stay on for all to see what makes the definition of a quitter.

Joecool said...

BDjack, don't pay attention to the anonymous commenter. He assumes that you have financial issues. Think about this, maybe leaving Amway is a way to solve some financial issues.

bdjack said...

however, i do like the people on my team, and maybe someday i'll think about rejoining. but right now is not looking like the right time to stay on.

Anonymous said...

Joe, I don't assume, I restate what bdjack said. But you have your usual way of twisting things and in this case it's obvious to even a five years old. bdjack, the decision is yours. But don't use Joe as a decision making reference point because he's unreliable. I wouldn't take advice on a business opportunity from someone who quit that opportunity especially for unfounded reasons. So, I can't decide for you. You got to decide for yourself.

Joecool said...

LOL, and you're suggesting that someone take business advice from an anonymous person on a blog? Tell you what anonymous from Canada. Post your Amway business financials. If there's an actual net profit, I will make a headline story here to promote it.

But of course you can't because you are losing money right?

Anonymous said...

Joe, you won't post anything in its entire truth. Whatever you will post will be twisted to cause publicity and sensation. In view of that, are you, Joecool, suggesting that someone take business advice from an anonymous person on a blog who uses the acronym 'Joecool'? Are you SERIOUS?

Joecool said...

"Joecool" is a much more credible handle than yours. Nice dodge.

Are you making a net profit? No you aren't. Who's the fool here?

Anonymous said...

You quit and now make nothing.

Joecool said...

Are you kidding? I make more (net) money running this blog than most IBOs.

Anonymous said...

Good for you. How about you run a blog where you genuinely help instead of mislead people?

Joecool said...

How about you tell me what is misleading on here?

Anonymous said...

If you only think success and live the dream; you do not have pointless time to write anonymous posts about other people. Care about those below you; but ,remember to press forward. Because you MUST believe in yourself no matter what. No negativity, negativity will lead to lost profits. Live the Meadows dream. Progress forward and no looking back. No negative, live only the dream because that is all there is.

Anonymous said...

^ more BS from an ambot...

**proud Amway hater**