Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How You Get Sucked Into Amway?

If you have ever sat through an Amway presentation and the follow up teachings as I did, you can get a clear picture of how the uplines slowly suck people into the system. The speaker will be introduced as a picture of success. Possibly introduced as being in the top 1/10 of 1% in income (But with no proof). They will talk about how taxes, insurance, and inflation eat away at your paycheck. More than likely they will say they suffered the same way until they figured out how to defeat these issues by making more money. Of course they will eventually drop the "A" bomb on you and say it's Amway. Very likely they will say that you should not care what it is if it gets results.

You are then shown the plan and many people think that 2-5 years and "finding six" is something very manageable for the results they promote (walking the beaches while residual income flows in). At the very least they say, you will make some money and save some money. Who can argue with that kind of logic? They will also likely mention that Amway is low risk or no risk with little or no start up costs. Again, how can you argue with that logic?

You finally convince yourself that you can do this. You sign up and you are likely told that it is important to get some tools because after all, a carpenter can't build homes without a hammer and saw and that any business owner would have to make some investment into their own business. So now because of the tools, you are operating at a loss. You may then be told that business owners normally operate at a loss for years and that it might also be wise to channel your bonuses back into your business by purchasing more tools.

Before you know it, months or years may pass before you start to realize that you are on a treadmill. You keep walking but end up going nowhere. Then your upline may tell you that the business is not about money but more about making lifelong friendships.

In my opinion, this whole system is a cleverly designed systematic way for uplines to slowly drain your resources and making you think that you are successful despite showing no profits. Your upline may edify small things like showing the plan or making a sacrifice to attend a function. Sadly, you will rarely see someone edified for actually making a net profit.

It's a slow process, but most people slowly get sucked into the system, just like quicksand. I hope IBOs and information seekers are able to recognize the scheme if and when it happens to them.


Anonymous said...

Someone is trying to recruit me now. I told him I'm not sure if I want to anymore and he made me feel guilty that I'm not the same girl he met when we first started talking a few weeks ago. It was complete manipulation. He's like I'll still keep you on my calendar. All u need is one night a week. I don't know what to do tell him to get off my back. What should I say?

Joecool said...

Ask him for bonafide proof that he and his upline are making money. If they say it's none of your business, run away as fast as you can. If they are asking you to invest time and money, they should be prepared to show proof that they are making money. This is normal in REAL business.

Anonymous said...

In real business, you should have to invest into a company to work for them. Unless you are making an investment. If it's an investment you shouldn't have to do any work to make a profit. Amway makes you do all the grunt work and still invest into the dream per month. Then train you how to make money, but the training isn't free either. Lots of fees netting no profits, they have gotten cleaver on how they trick people, but if you pay close attention all you have to ask are simple questions and they will tell you not to worry about that or something similar. Its a complete screw over of people. Yes, I have been to a meeting. I asked simple questions of the percentages and they had no idea, because you aren't there to actually sell anything.