One of the things that Amway defenders like to criticize Joecool for is writing about things that are "outdated". I find it humorous that despite their silly outdated information defense, there is plenty of evidence that leaders from more than ten years ago teach the same old stuff such as dedication to the tools and doing whatever it takes to attend functions. They still show off luxuries as a way to entice new prospects and they want people to think that they can earn unlimited income from Amway. Well, the same can be said of their beloved corporation. Amway reported that the average "active" IBO earned $115 a month and that was based on a survey Amway did in 2001. That is nine years ago. Seems Amway is guilty of what Amway defenders criticize.
Anyway, I believe that Amway's average income claim is inflated by diamonds or other big pins. To prove this point just takes basic math. Keep in mind that Amway's $115 a month average did not include IBOs who "did nothing". But lets examine "the plan" that many IBOs show in recruitment meetings. In many groups, they show a 6-4-2 plan which includes a total of 79 IBOs. The plan also assumes that all IBOs do 100 PV. Thus the group PV would be 7900.
7900 PV is about equal to 23,700 BV. PV to BV ratio is about 3 to 1. 23,700 BV would generate a bonus of about %5,925. $5.925 is 25% of the 23,700 BV. Well, with 79 IBOs generating a bonus of $5.925, the average income of all of these active IBOs is $75 per month. There you have it. Bonafide mathematical proof, based on the
6-4+2 marketing plan that the average IBO income as reported by Amway may very well be inflated by the income of some big pins (diamond and higher). Even if you factor in the annual platinum bonus, the group average income still doesn't add up to $115 a month. And keep in mind that this is assuming that all IBOs in the group do 100 PV.
So what is the average IBO income? I cannot say for sure as there are many factors, but it is my informed opinion that the average IBO income is likely to be less than $115 a month. I also believe if we were to look at median income, where the highest and lowest amounts were disregarded, that would probably be less than $36 a month. So IBOs, what kind of bonuses are you receiving? Keep in mind that these incomes are gross and income taxes and business expenses have not yet been factored in. When factoring in expenses such as voicemail and functions, the vast majority of business building IBOs will realize a net loss.