Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fulfilling Your (Upline's) Dreams?

One of the issues I have with the Amway plan is that the newest IBO, possibly the one who does the most "Work", receives the smallest compensation. Amway pays about 32% of their income back in the form of bonuses. An IBO who does 100 PV receives a 3% bonus and somewhere, uplines and sponsors receive the rest. Some of the upline may not have even met the IBO who actually did the work. Is that really fair and is that a level playing field? What do some of these uplines do to deserve the lion's share of the bonus you worked to get? Yes, the upline diamond may show the plan in an open meeting, which may help you, but then again, you pay for entrance into that meeting.

Many uplines will talk about dreams and fulfilling your dreams. But if an IBO would stop and think for a moment, you can easily see that you are building the dreams of your upline, and not your own. You receive a tiny portion of the bonus for the volume that you move, and then in addition, if you are on the system, then you are also paying upline in the form of tool purchases for the priviledge of giving them bonuses with your product purchases.

It is why your upline diamonds can parade around on stage with designer suits and show you their fancy cars and mansions and other toys. It is because they are cashing in on your efforts. You are making their dreams come true. Your dedication to moving volume and purchasing standing orders are fulfilling dreams. The upline dreams. Yes, someday you can hope to have your own group of downline to exploit for your own benefit, but unless you are adding members to your group regularly, you will never achieve the kinds of dreams that uplines talk about. In the meantime though, you are definitely helping someone upline achieve their dreams with every function you attend. Ironically, the upline leaders will tell you to never quit, even if they don't know your personal circumstances and/or how your business is progressing.

Here's a challenge for IBOs and/or prospects who are being recruited into the Amway business. 100 PV will cost around $300 a month and dedication to the tools system will cost you around $150 to $250 a month on average. Would you not be better off simply writing a check to your upline for $100 and not even joining? Would you not be better off staying home and watching television instead of joining? If you read all of the information available on this blog and still decide to join, good luck to you, but remember this: Whose dreams are being fulfilled by your participation?
Yours or your upline?


  1. 99 per cent of people joining make no money and quit. These people have only one real role which is to contribute to their uplines income by buying products they dont need and buying tools that dont return anything. Thats how it works. So maintaining them in the group as long as possible is key for the uplines.

  2. To build the business you need to find a flow of people prepared to self consume and pay for tools. Each one hoping they can do the same. As long as this continues at least a few can make money at the expense of the large majority who are financing the scheme. As people realise its costing them money they quit. Hence this is a business that is constantly crumbling and needing big efforts to recruit.

    1. So it's therefore not a business, unless you mean a pretend "business!" MLMs live on the pockets the quitters while they remain inside. Diamonds, emeralds, platinums are too few to buy enough wampum by themselves to create the incomes (pelf) boasted by the diamonds, emeralds, platinums, and above, right?

  3. Yeah, I have had my days proudly fighting for upline's goal only to realise, we do not live in ideal world. Just because i fought for up line goals had nothing to do with my fortunes. It is the flow that is created to make upline rich. That is the only way higher pins can earn money.