Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Why Sell Amway?

Why sell Amway? It's a valid question. It's no secret that Amway products, in general are overpriced. It's overpriced because the IBO bonuses are a part of the cost. In a recent conversation with IBOFB, he admits that a $2.45 product might cost $7.00 with $4.55 being IBO bonus. Thus a retailer like Walmart can add their 10% - 20% margin and sell the same product to you for less than $3.00. If you are so talented in making sales with these disadvantages, I would suggest you go and sell something else, you could make a lot more money than in Amway.

Such a talented sales person could sell ice to Eskimos, or you could sell cars or real estate and make a fortune. Why limit your talents to selling products that people can get cheaper elsewhere? Additionally, Amway had a reputation issue because of past IBOs who may have tricked people into attending meetings or did other unethical things in the name of getting sales or getting recruits. If you have the drive and talent to reach the diamond level, I would guess that you can do just about anything and be successful.

Conversely, if you don't have the drive and talent to succeed in Amway, it's likely that you still have the skills to succeed elsewhere. It would appear to me that many IBOs are young and eager to make an impression in the world, but often get caught up in what appears to be a shortcut to wealth and riches. These young and ambitious people suddenly get lazy and think they will work part time for a few years and create enough wealth to retire at the age of 33. It just doesn't happen. It doesn't happen in Amway and basically doesn't happen anywhere else.

Whether you sell Amway or not, matters not in the big picture of things. But at least if you do something else, you don't get caught up in the "tool scam". Many Amway (AMO) leaders want to convince you that Amway is the only way to succeed and then turn around and tell you that the only way to succeed is to subscribe to their teaching systems consisting of books, voicemail, cds, and seminars. These systems have no evidence of being effective and they are the reason why many hard working IBOs end up with a net loss of income at the end of the day.

If you can sell $3.00 products for $7.00, you can make a ton of money without Amway. Try it and see.


rlaurens said...

Ah.. Joe, but you forget. With Amway, you only need to 'sell' (read: dupe) the people/downline once, and then you can collect residual income from the beaches of the world!

Joecool said...

If only it was so easy. LOL.

I think it's getting harder and harder to uplines to keep duping people with the availability of information these days.