Monday, August 6, 2012

Better Than Amway?

One of the silly comments I often receive on this site is that Joecool should offer suggestions about what might be better than Amway since I make comments against the Amway opportunity. First of all, I would like to make clear that most of my point of contention is against the tools companies and not Amway itself. Having said that, I believe Amway can and should have done more to prevent IBO abuse by upline and tool selling companies. But I believe Amway has not because the uplines are the ones who recruit new IBOs and teach (defacto) 100 PV quotas to new IBOs, thus keeping Amway sales consistent. Uplines also teach product loyalty.

But what can be better than Amway? Well, since most IBOs earn less than $25 a month, there are many things better than Amway. Working part time for a wage would be more benefioial to most people who get involved in Amway. Buying and selling items for a profit on Ebay is likely to get you more income than selling Amway products. Heck, a lemonade stand on the roadside is likely to get you more income than an Amway business.

What makes the Amway business financially dangerous to many, is not Amway and Amway products, but the involvement in Amway training such as voicemail, standing orders, functions and other materials. This training is promoted as the key to Amway success, but as far as I know, there is ZERO unbiased documented evidence that any of this materials work. In my old LOS, Worldwide Dream Builders, or WWDB, the same leaders I saw 12 years ago are still there and there are no new diamonds that I know of. I would guess that there were "some" new diamonds, but there are also many diamonds who are no longer in business. Kind of makes me wonder why diamonds would quit or resign from Amway if they could "walk away" and continue to collect "residual income". Perhaps this residual income is a myth prepetuated by your LOS. Afterall, Amway doesn't mention anything about residual income and income from your business would come from Amway.

What is really discouraging is that so many eager and motivated people get caught up thinking their financial dreams and goals will be achieved by their involvement with the Amway opportunity. Sadly, most will end up losing money because of the very training that was supposed to bring them success! Even the fiercest of Amway defenders have no documented proof of success. It appears that Amway success is elusive even to the most dedicated of IBOs.

So what's better than the Amway opportunity? Seems just about anything. In fact if you are involved in the training system, donating $100 a month to charity and doing nothing else would make you better off financially than particpating in Amway and the related training. Doing nothing would make you better off. Watching football games would also likely make you better off financially than Amway and the training systems. My recommendation (but you must make your own decision) is to simply find part time work and invest your extra income wisely. It isn't quick or flashy, but you are likely to benefit long term. Of course, your mileage may vary. Good luck on whatever you choose to do.

5 comments:

amwayscam said...

I was one of the most dedicated IBOs except I did not manage a red color tie and clean shave every meeting! I had no success to show becuase my relatives could not buy products or get sponsored just bec I do it. So other than that, you start losing money from day one and I had to quit before it was too late. Coming to better than Amway, I do not understand why MLM can be dragged to comparison because it is only made legal but never designed to make anyone successful (check my blog if you are interested). I know people who sell something on the side of the road every day have so much money in span of 5-10 years depending on what they do. Anything, literally anything you do continously which can also create asset is better than Amway!

Anonymous said...

Its not like that,Amway and Britt Worldwide are helping millions of people in the world to be financially free as well as give time freedom...every million dollar business takes some period to be build to great heights. So for getting success in Amway you need to give it a specific time+focus+commitment then everyone can achieve everything...

We have done it and helping many others worldwide....well we believe, people will try to hit that trees with the stones...who has lots of fruits to enjoy...may be your commitment might have been less...or focus or something...but the model is a level playing field...you cannot achieve success unless u make some one succeed...the model does not allow to cheat and steal....

Anonymous said...

utter BS

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, Amway is only ideal if one looks into buying and using products, nothing else.
Now someone calling them as pricy is a fool as he/she doesn't know many products of the same category but other brands and not following the MLM model are equivalent in price.
Giving examples of cheaply priced products to prove your point won't work.

Anonymous said...

so you're entitled to your opinion, but someone who finds the products overpriced is a fool? wow you ambots get dumber by the day.