Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Not Working Hard Enough?

One of the things IBOs are taught is to blame themselves for is not working the business hard enough or not doing things right, exactly as upline advised. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. It's just that uplines want to be absolved from any responsibility so they teach downline that failure in Amway is their own (The downline's) fault. Upline is also quick to take credit for any success, of course.

But the reason is why hard work doesn't equal success is because an Amway IBO is basically a commissioned sales person. In commissioned sales, one can work hard for no reward and at times, little effort may reap large rewards. But in Amway, with a spotty reputation, Amway IBOs are dealth with a handicap that most simply cannot overcome. Getting new people to recruitment meetings is hard enough, not even factoring in the abililty to sponsor others. When factoring in these tidbits, it's easy to see why uplines teach buy from yourself and selling is not needed.

The work involved is very simple. Sell products and get other IBOs in your downline to be able to leverage your volume. Many IBOs work hard and attend all of the functions and do all of the steps as outlined by upline, but very few reap rewards and most quit when they realize that the system doesn't work. It is sad that on top of losing money, that IBOs are also taught to blame themselves for their demise. Where is the upline when IBOs bust their butts working har and get no rewards? On top of that, to make it worse, uplines profit from selling training and motivation to their downlines. Why aren't they held acountable?

I've read comments by some Amway defenders wanting to sue Amway critics for a potential loss of business. But most critics, like myself are simply stating our experiences and opinions. Many of which are true and still happening today. So I will ask, what about the millions of former IBOs who may have lost billions of dollars because of false claims which led them to believe that they would get rich following upline advice? Maybe former IBOs should unite and file claims against unethical upline leaders who led them astray?

In any case, hard work doesn't equate success in Amway and I dare anyone to try to prove me wrong.


Anonymous said...

well, unless you're working two jobs or one full-time job with steady income, and even then you aren't guaranteed to end up driving a rolls royce.

Joecool said...

What's the big deal about a rolls royce? I don't see Amway diamonds driving one either.

Anonymous said...

Have N legs on standing order CD/book of the month programs
Have M legs on BWW technology tools
Have X number of IBO's on standing order CD/book of the month programs.
Have Y number of IBO's on BWW technology tools
Have Z number of legs "regularly" attend seminars/conferences
Have Z number of legs "regularly" attend seminars/conferences...

What kind of business is this !!
I am totally at dark how can one hope to make money from such a "business"...

NICE_MOHIT said...

I tried to opt out of IBO sponsorship within 90 days.
Mailed to amway customer care and even by post.
But they did not come back to me or replied,
It's look like their 90 days money back is false
Statement.Upline says that he is not responsible either.

Phil_Bradley said...

Why aren't uplines profiting from selling training and motivation to their downlines held accountable by Amway? The obvious reason is most of Amway's Sales are IBO personal use and if they put a stop to it they will ultimately loose lines of sponsorship and sales. We will never know what the real percentage of Personal use to actual customer purchases is but I bet it is similar to our business at roughly 90% personal. Like I've said before, this is a house of cards that Amway has no intention of toppling because judging by Amway's actual sales numbers, they are bleeding in North America.
Alticor/Amway had sales of US$8.4 billion for 2009 a 2.3 percent increase over 2008. Sadly the operations in Greater China and Southeast Asia, was reportedly responsible for more than one third of its $8.4 billion in 2009 revenue which means Amway would have suffered a sales decrease of 30% if it wasn't for the opening of the new frontier which is a bubble that will eventually burst.