Friday, February 28, 2014

Amway Makes IBOs "Nicer"?

When I was an IBO, I remember at many meetings, the speaker would talk about how IBOs are helping people by getting them in the business or at least showing them the plan. Looking back, I fail to see how inviting someone into a business where they are virtually assured of losing money (in the systems) is helping them. This is also how some IBOs think that they are suddenly "better" people because they think they are helping people by being an IBO. My upline used to talk about how IBOs were helping people. Yet when community projects were going on, we were in meetings and functions.

On average, Amway products cost more than big retailers so a prospect is not necessarily helped by purchasing Amway products. For IBOs purchasing Amway products, they are taking away from their local economy by purchasing Amway goods, although I guess you could argue that the IBO is helping Amway to succeed. But they certainlt aren't helping anyone.

IBOs who are actively building a business usually have many meetings to attend, and hard core IBOs are taught not to miss any meetings. Therefore and IBOO has less time to spend with his or her family. The IBO has less time to spend at church, and less time to help with any community projects. The IBO will probably miss someone's wedding or birthday celebration because of the hectic schedule of an IBO.

While all of this activity is happening, IBOs also have less money because the voicemail, standing order, functions and books and other expenses eat away at an IBO's resources. Thus IBOs have less to contribute to charity.

So an honest question. How do IBOs help people by building an Amway business? How are they better people by showing someone the plan?

Im my informed opinion, the nicer and better person is what upline teaches as a side note to distract an IBO from the FACT that they are losing money. Much of this is because of the defacto 100 PV and tools requirements. They also make it seem as if IBOs are "helping" people by showing them the business plan. When you think about it, perhaps just the opposite is happening. This is another tactic, IMO that uplines use to justify an IBO's lack of progress, much like how they tell downline that they are successful just by getting themselves to a function.

9 comments:

Eve H said...

This is a sincere question. I'm interested in getting involved with Amway...just wanting to know if you found something similar to Amway that is working for you other than going to work for someone else or running your own business? If so, I'm interested to find out what it is.

Joecool said...

Hi, just about any option you can think of will likely give you a better result than trying to sell Amway.

Anonymous said...

Amway did help me guard against scams,liars,and what not to do if I where to start a real business. I'm better at reading and judging people after being in wwdb. I'm sure if I where to start a real business. I wouldn't be blowing my money with nonsense expenses like I did with amway tools

Joecool said...

So you got scammed by WWDB but you have now learned to detect scams?

Anonymous said...

Yes I got scammed by wwdb. I couldn't see through their bs and lies. It was a great lesson being in Amway and wwdb

Joecool said...

So did you think being scammed was a good thing? I believe WWDB is still doing the same things now as they did years ago.

amway said...

I have been used amway products for a long time ,

Anonymous said...

For me being scammed is a good thing. I lost less than 500.00 and it was a good lesson. Obviously I wished Amway and wwdb was shut down. That these abuses aren't happening today. I was in my early 20s when I was in Amway. Very nieve and gullible

Joecool said...

I believe those abuses and lies are still going on to some degree.