This comment was left on my blog the other day with the commenter naming himself as "serious ibo". It's a great read and much of the classic tapespeak is included. Enjoy!
"Amway works. The question is will you make it work. A scam. LOL!!! This is not a job where you trade hours for dollars. This is a business. If you are not willing to BUILD your own income then this is not for you. A 25 year old Ibo went platinum with 28 IBO's in his group. All you have to do is get family and friends to support you by buying a product that they already use, just switching to a better brand. once people see your getting a 400 dollar check for selling some products, the 400 dollar check will sponsor people for you and you wont have to go out and find a bunch of people. very simple business model. if you couldnt make it work its probably because you were focusing on the OLD business model of sponsor sponsor sponsor. Its pretty hard to build it that way. I tried to build it that way for 8 months and talked to over 150 people people and no one got started. I got frustrated.
BUT When you focus on selling products (like the avon and mary kay businesses do) sponsoring will happen when people see your excitement and your checks. if you sponsor only 5 people and they sponsor only 5 people and those ibos do 300 pv personal circle with customers and personal volume, your a new silver producer. 7500 pv! IF you focus on selling products. you dont need 100 people to go platinum anymore!! I'll be retiring my wife in 2 years. right after she graduates. im 23 she's 22. Thanks Amway!"
By Serious IBO