Over the years I have been blogging, I've had threats, insults and personal attacks against me ad nauseum. One site visitor, from Scarborough Canada, continues to visit this site even after having left threats on this blog more than once. IBOfightback aka David Steadson and his creepy sidekick Bridgett Baron, continue to attack and accuse me of running all the anti Amway blog on the internet under fake personnas. Of course they are wrong but just won't admit it. They of course, have no evidence of this, just as no IBO that I know of has ever produced evidence that they make a net profit in Amway after factoring in business expenses.
Of course I realize that some IBOs make money. Some of them make a lot of money. It is my contention that the vast majority of IBOs do not operate with a net profit if they are participating in the "system", which consists of standing orders, functions, voicemail, books and other motivational and training materials. Simple math can bear this out. But for some reason, many rank and file IBOs continue to make claims that they are making a nice living from their Amway business without supplying any evidence. Most cannot even anecdotally describe the parameters of their business. I get a kick when an IBO talks about the big tax refund they received because of their invoilvement in the Amway business. (If you actually made money, a big refund is unlikely. More likely your losses gave you more deductibles against the income tax withheld from your job income).
But an honest question for IBOs and Amway defenders/ How can you silence a critic? Simple answer - tranparency. Let's see a higher up pin opne their books. I'm not talking about all of their intimate tax details and personals, I'm talking only about their Amway income and expenses. Not a single site visitor has ever been able to show evidence that they actually have customers and downline, resulting in a net profit after the tools expenses were factored in. Instead they refer to copies of someone's diamond bonus or some other silly means of displaying "proof" that the Amway business works for them. Even claims about lifelong residual and willable income are made, but nobody can name any of these folks who walked off into the sunset and continue to collect significant incomes from Amway. IBOfightback aka David Steadson claims that over the years, hundred of thousands of people at some point in time, made a full time income and more. When this question was posed to Amway corporation, their representative said that Amway could not substantiate this claim.
Many critics are simply sharing their experiences and view points on Amway. Because of some unethical leaders, some bad business practices were taught and then executed by downline, such as deceiving people about the Amway opportunity. Or about faking income claims, apparently to make IBOs look more successful than they really are. That's because most IBOs are not successful. The business plan bears this out. In 6-4-2 or whatever version your group shows, there is always a layer of majority IBOs who make little income, thus netting a loss when factoring in expenses. The IBOs justify this by claiming that they will eventually be rich. There is no factual evidence to suggest a diamond is all that wealthy. Picture of mansions and cars don't convince me.
How to silence a critic? Transparency.