Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Amway Makes You "Rich"?

Amway can make you rich. Many IBOs say they were told that Amway was not "get rich quick". But obviously, someone must have given them the impression that Amway would eventually make them rich, otherwise, why would anyone join? Why would anyone want to work that hard and embarrass themselves in front to friends and family to promote a business that will more likely get you funny looks than money. But can Amway actually make you rich?

Well, yeah, Amway can make you rich if you are a diamond selling voicemail services, books, standing orders and function tickets. Amway can make you rich if you own Amway and sell to millions of IBOs who "buy from themselves". Amway can make you rich if you write a book that millions of IBOs purchase. Amway can make you rich if you can get enough loyal downline to keep purchasing products so that you can get the bonuses. But aside from these few people who I just described, the Amway opportunity is more likely to make you broke, or at least lighter in the pockets.

Most IBOs do not even earn enough to cover their monthly voicemail expenditures, much less the other support materials that are pushed on the downline in groups such as WWDB or BWW, or N21. These materials are touted as the "key to success" in Amway when in reality, it is the key to success for the uplines who share in the profits from these materials. The real kicker is despite claims that these materials are key to success, the uplines get their followers to blame themselves if the system doesn't work for them. Kind of like tossing a coin and saying "heads I win, tails you lose". Upline wins as long as you buy support materials from them, and your results are of no consequence to them. In fact they probably don't want new diamonds as they would then have to share the tool money.

So can Amway make you rich? I would guess it is possible, but it is also possible for you to win the powerball lottery. It takes normally, over 100 downline IBOs to create a platinumship. And a platinumship occurs less than once in 200 IBOs. And at that level, you likely make little profit or break even. That tells me a whole lot. What does it tell you?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm over 50 but no one ever showed be this business.

amwayscam said...

Wonderful post this for all prospects. When you are a prospect listening to Amway business plan mostly you can not imagine the realities of the business which are correctly listed in paragrah two of this blog post. Unfortunately, Key to success books look like a library for a new comer and mostly he is stunned to see the different set of 'knowledge' Amway business can give. So all good impression tactics work mostly and that's why I was also an IBO. But what I did not understand was, when will you ever stop reading those? Never! The reasoning is, this is a duplication business, if you do not read your downlines who are new may not read and your business is built on downlines success. Fair enough, when any activity is called a business which is beyond pop-mom store, you should have people who are experts in different fields and they should act by themselves. But here for the sake of duplication IBOs end up doing many things and keep losing money.

Anonymous said...

Amway can make you well off ( I would not say rich) if you realise how it works. That's what the leaders do. All the arguments that false hopes are touted, diamonds fake it, products are expensive , tools will make most people broke, sponsoring is difficult etc are correct but not relevant. This business is all about putting the plan before people and teaching/motivating them to do the same. You just need to keep doing. All the rest doesn't matter. Certainly it explains why a large majority make zero . But the leaders ignore all that that's why they make it.

Anonymous said...

wow, that was a load of BS if i'd say so myself!

Anonymous said...

IBOs lose money because they spend on tools. They should just show the plan and sponsor

Anonymous said...

I think these books , tools etc are a waste. Why would anybody agree to pay for them. Tell me one other business where these are needed. So why here.

Anonymous said...

I have realized in life that the people who do not succeed always find someone to blame. Amway can make you rich. I know this from experience. My sister is a Diamond and it took a lot of hard work. The problem with people when they get into the business is that they are looking for a silver bullet, a quick-fix. They want all the rewards without the work and when they do not put in all the work and fail then the company is a scam. If Amway is a scam then the company you work for is a bigger scam. You will always be an employee who could get fired one day without any notice. You joined the business for the wrong reasons. I have observed in your articles that you keep mentioning your uplines and what they say but you should have a mind of your own and do the business your way. I am a Platinum IBO and I am not on standing order. Nobody can force you to do anything. Your upline can just recommend to you what he/she does based on his/her experience.

Anonymous said...

blah blah blah

Anonymous said...

You cannot spell and can't use your native language. I am not convinced that you know what you are talking about.

You do not "keep doing". The only one making money is the company that you buy the overpriced product from and your "learning materials".

Anonymous said...

+1

Anonymous said...

I like how the guy above me just said "blah, blah, blah". He had nothing to say. I wonder what is he in life? besides being on the internet hating!

Anonymous said...

you mean like me? lol i have plenty to fucking say about your fucking scambot ass and all of fucking piece-of-shit scamway:

*finger*

now how's THAT for something to say? :D

**proud Amway hater**

Anonymous said...

well i want to join but i wanna make sure its not a scam.. i been to a couple meetings and i like it. but i still not sure if its something i should invest in. whats ur views

Anonymous said...

avoid. :)