Friday, July 26, 2013

What Could Be 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:

Anonymous said...

I think amway is discreetly trying to deal with n21's faulty system. Because amway is now releasing free online training material and is emphasizing on selling products and being open about being an amway distributor upfront.All I read about online are complains about Network 21 not amway. One positive thing I always hear about amway even from dropouts is "THE PRODUCTS ARE GOOD" so im trying to capitalize on that. So far Im able to make extra cash from selling products which is what I will focus on for now. After mastering that, anyone who wants to come on board i will gladly register for that extra residual income. Personaly I think the problem is with Network 21. In South Africa a new support material network is called for africa started by south africans where you get material for an equivalent of 1$ once off. It is said to be the fastest growing in the world awarded and commended by the united nations.

Anonymous said...

Its good if amway takes steps to refrain the leaderders from frauding new recruits. Nevertheless i feel this is the worst business opportunity out there. Products overpriced,commissions very low, almost imossible to recruit and impossible to retain. And finally no possiblity of free time, retirement or wealth accumulation. I have seen the plan some years ago, tha was my comclusion then and its the same today.

ethanvanderbuilt said...

Amway is a scam and crushes the dreams and opportunities of millions. I created a video and post that explains how they do this.

http://ethanvanderbuilt.com/2013/05/05/amway-quixtar-is-a-scam-yes-it-is-in-my-opinion/

Anonymous said...

amway is not a scam

Anonymous said...

prove it, dipshit!

**proud Amway hater**