Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What Is Amway Success?

Success is subjective. Someone making ten dollars might be considered successful, for others, nothing less than a barrel of cash will suffice. One other important point is that there are undoubtably some very successful people in Amway. I am sure that some Amway diamonds are quite well off and enjoy some of the finer things in life. But the reality is that these successes are very very rare and many of these success apparently are not sustainable as many people are led to believe.

But the bigger issue in the Amway opportunity is where the success comes from. Sure, many people want to "go diamond" and live in luxury while barrels of cash roll in. But what is unknown to many, is that the few who enjoy the lifestyle and trappings do so at the expense of their downline. The downline move the volume and the downline purchases the system materials, both of which is profitable for the upline. Because Amway products, admittedly are not commonly sold to people who are not IBOs, then anyone can conclude that upline success comes from the pockets of the downline. Most downline would be better off writing a check for $100 each month to their upline and not participating in the business or buying products at all.

This in itself would not be such an issue if the system actually churned out new successes frequently AND if the downline were not led to believe that the system is the key to their success. But less than one half of one percent of IBOs ever reach platinum and out of those who do, only a tiny fraction of one percent ever attain the diamond level. But the business has tens of millions of people who tried and could never achieve what was promoted. Lack of effort may be a factor, but when that many people try and fail, it's evident that the system is flawed as well.

To summarize, it is possible for someone to achieve a level of success in Amway, but it is so difficult and so rare that IBOs probably have a better chance of winning the lottery or being struck by lightning than they do of achieving a significant level in the Amway business. Some people are successful, but it is usually at the expense of their downline. The catch is that uplines will teach their faithful downline IBOs that attending a function or buying a standing order is success, regardless of whether an IBO is earning a profit. So many IBOs think they're successful but they are simply fooling themselves with the help of their upline.

Success is undeniable, but sadly for the vast majority of IBOs, it is also unattainable, at least in the Amway opportunity.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would say success is attianable for all if they show the plan often enough. Only a few will however but is that the system or the people. The guys making bucks in this were once downlines also. Whaats not right in this business is making money on tools. This is racketting. Fine if some groups feel tools are needed but they should refund quitters what they spent on tools. In europe tools are not used and the business iS growing steadily. So it does work without tools and quitters do not lose money.

Joecool said...

Thanks for the comment. But what do you do when group leaders are telling their groups that tools are vital to success and that you should spend money on cds, functions and voicemail, even if the IBO is not profitable.

Anonymous said...

I can see why people trust whats said and agree to tools being afraid if they dont they wont make it. All i can say is first ask where does the money go to and why. Secondly good business sense says dont spend unless you are making some profits to finance your business

Anonymous said...

Met a guy while I was out tonight who was in Greg Duncan's business back in the 90's, and knows all the Duncans. Still thinks it was a "good business" because of the "positive thinking", and "likes the products." He was astounded to learn Greg had filed for bankruptcy.

--Daniel

Anonymous said...

I read on another site that platiums would earn gross 17000 dollars from the produts and about 20000 from tools. No idea if its right. But it seems nice income from a part time business. Of course he needs to be carefully not to spend much on tools.

Joecool said...

What? Greg never filed bankruptcy! Greg said so!

LOL

amwayscam said...

There is nothing called success in Amway business ever if IBOs stop glorifying what is not there! Everyone talks about the vacations and jewellaries and all those stories but why do they go to function after functions when they had spent ten plus years in the business? To help downlines to help prospects? Then when will that end? After the death of an IBO? Anything followed without questioning is called 'cult belief' Amway is one! I call Amway as the financial suicide from the day you sign up! If anyone has questions welcome to amwayscam.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

this is funny. weird, but funny.

Anonymous said...

Me and my husband just joined. We have not fully understood it. Please someone just confirm if really AMWAY is a scam or cult?

Joecool said...

Read more of the articles here and you can decide for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Congratulation for your decision to join Amway. I really think Amway is the best and # 1 network marketing for more than 50 years. I am a physician and new in the bussiness. I did a lot of research before I make the decision to join Amway You dont make " rich " your uplines, you can have financial and emotional liberty and be healthy with Amway This is Amway for me "Health and Freedom" Like in any bussiness, you have to learn, educate yourself to know the bussiness. According to your effort are your results. If you work hard in your bussiness, in few years you will have financial freedom. Even you are Diamond you continue working teaching and helping other people. Succesfull millonaires like Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Thrump, Charles King etc made their money with the network marketing, the future of all bussiness. You do not have to spend all your money on books and CD, but you need to know and understand this bussiness to have success Network marketing is the perfect bussiness to have freedom and Amway is the #1 in the world. Keep going with Amway and make your dreams come true!

Anonymous said...

lmfao

Anonymous said...

I know bullshit