One Amway defender has recently accused me of posting "misinformation" on this blog. Oddly, over my blogging career, many Amway defenders have falsely accused me of posting lies and misinformation. I find it humorous that each time I asked these Amway defenders to point out what was wrong or misleading, the question is met head on by dead silence. A commenter from Scarborough Ontario Canada recently began making idle threats to me on this blog over the last year or two but is too cowardly to make contact with me or reveal his identity. He thinks his comments will shut down my blog. Well, he is dead wrong. In fact it is people like this that strengthen my resolve.
I can only conclude that the truth hurts. My friend from Canada must have had his feelings hurt, thus his only solution is to kick his dog and make disparaging comments about the blog author rather than actually having a civil debate to talk about the real issues. Anytime I have been wrong on this blog, I have been quick to admit any errors and to make corrections. However, our anonymous coward from Canada is unable to point out what is misinformation or what is wrong. I wonder if this joker is even an IBO or simply a troll looking to make trouble. His comments show his apparent lack of any business acumen so I cannot conclude with certainty that he is an IBO.
I guess if you look at the Amway business objectively, the facts leave me with only one conclusion. Let's look at some facts. The average IBO earns $115 a month gross income and that is before taxes and expenses. We also know that a new IBO who moves 100 PV volume will get about $10, thus that average $115 is including the mega diamonds who drive up the average. Also, it is not a secret that most sales are to IBOs themselves and we also know that most IBOs stop using Amway products once their dream of going diamond goes away. The biggest concern is that most system IBOs lose money, primarily because of the tools. In some groups, the expenditures on tools exceeds the amount of bonus the group collectively receives. Building an Amway business with downline to a point where significant profit is realized is nearly impossible and there have been more diamonds quitting or leaving than new ones in the US. I believe Amway's reputation has been damaged by IBO behavior to a point where the damage cannot be undone. Just the mention of Amway can get you funny looks in some venues in the US.
So my anonymous friend in Canada, you are welcome to actually point out any errors on this blog. But there are enough facts that prove my point. A business opportunity where the vast majority make nothing or lose money simply cannot be considered a good one. I'm sorry if the truth hurts. You are welcome to try and prove me wrong with facts, but your idle threats only make you and the Amway opportunity look bad. That's the truth once again and apparently the truth hurts.