Monday, March 1, 2010

Amway - Anyone, But Not Everyone Can Succeed

One of the "false hope" things my upline used to tell our group was that everyone was going to succeed. That although things are tough, one day we will all be at diamond club together looking back at the struggles and laughing. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. One of the things that Amway promoters like to state is that "anyone" can succeed", but in the same line of reasoning, I could also say that "anyone" can win the lottery. The same thing can apply to not "everyone" can succeed in Amway and not "everyone" can win the lottery. Amway is not a game of chance like the lottery, but this still applies.

Using the term "anyone can succeed" is simply a statement that gives people hope. It appears that Amway promoters love to use the psychology of giving people hope as a means of recruiting and retaining IBOs. Hope is what keeps people motivated. The problem with the Amway opportunity, is that it is false hope. It is very easy to see that in most groups, the majority of downline IBOs will lose money. The majority of active IBOs, if they receive a bonus, will get only about $10 a month from Amway. If they use voicemail, or subscribe to standing order, they are already at a net loss for the month. Never mind the open meetings, major functions and other expenses associated with the Amway business.

I believe it is hope that makes gambling popular. One pull on a slot machine handle can change your life. Many IBOs believe that one good run of business can change thir lives. Unfortunately, the Amway business has not appeared to produced much fruit in North America. It seems that any new success is simply replacing older pins who no longer qualify. In my opinion, it is a telltale sign that Amway has stopped reporting North American sales. I'm sure if sales were up, they would stand on their rooftops and trumpet out such success. Instead, it is covered up like any disparaging news about this business opportunity.

To summarize, "anyone" can succeed. But that simply means that you never know who the next platinum or diamond may be. You don't know where they will come from. And it is unlikely to be a new recruit. If you are using a system such as N21, WWDB, or BWW, then I can say with certainty, that "everyone" cannot succeed.


Anonymous said...

Dude, you f-ing quit. That's why you failed. Why do you keep blaming others for your failure? Why don't you man up and admit you failed? Only bitter losers continue to blog and try to tear down people who have dreams for a better life.

Joecool said...

I quit Amway. I didn't quit on life.
Why do you Amway defenders think Amway is some kidn of life or death proposition?

Anonymous said...

We believe it is so because when opportunity arrives we must be ready.

Anon UK said...

Whether Joe is a quitter or not is irrelevant to the topic at hand. He has stated why he thinks there is little chance of success in Amway. Why do you believe that success is guaranteed, Anonymous?

Joecool said...

For me, quitting was a business decision. I achieved 4000 PV. I was supposed to "net" $1000 a month, but instead I was breaking even or taking losses. Add in the fact that my upline wanted me to ask permission to get married or buy a new car and I was out of there.

David Parra said...

let's put it this way. People spend 8$ to 12$ for everymeeting. Those meeting are twice a week, and eight times a month. That amount comes out to be equal to 40$ a month, multiply that by 12 months and each person loses about 480$ a year. Maybe that does not seem that much but as a IBO there is about 20.000 IBO's active. So if we multiply that by 20.000 people. That is equal to 960,000, see how those diamonds live a happy life by lettign their downlines lose money. Now lets use books and CD's, each one is about 10$ to 20$. My upline use to spend 100$ to 180$ everytime he bought something. Those sells are held every thusday and that's not counting the subscribtion. Now only in books and cd's the uplines may soend 450$ a month. Which a year means 4,500$, However uplines are not as abundant as IBO's but lets multiply that by 10.000 people. That's equal to 45.000.000 millions only in those useless kits. and that's half of the 20,000 people. To be able to get to functions and meeting that;s a personal spend, you might need something call gas. I use to use aroung 80$ a week on gas multiply that by 4 weeks and than by 12 months and by 20,000 thousand people is equibalent to 76.000.000 only in gas. Now understand hat I don't want to steal your dream, but if you have the money to spend it go for it. You might become a diamond and do what your uplines are doing to you.