Thursday, October 13, 2016

Amway Success Is Not Obvious?

One of the things the diamonds and other big pins like to do is to flaunt their wealth. They show up at meetings with fancy cars, they like to wear fancy suits and my former LOS, WWDB, even had and still has a function called "Dream Night". Dream Night is where the diamonds show off pictures of mansions, jets, cars and vacations and they claim that everyone will one day join them in their lives full of pleasure and excess. Despite these displays of wealth, there is much evidence to suggest that these diamonds may not be able to afford all of these goodies. In fact, I strongly suspect that many diamonds are living in debt because they cannot sustain these fairy tale lifestyles on their incomes, even adding up the Amway and tools income. Now I'm not claiming that all diamonds are in hock, but I would not be surprised if half of them were in debt.

Even lower level IBOs attempt to appear wealthy. They may dress nicely and whatnot, but in the parking lot at functions, might see a more accurate glimpse of reality when you see what these IBOs are driving around. I remember seeing a bunch of broken down cars, some of them on their last legs at the local functions. Yet if you were to speak to some of these nice folks, you would be told they are doing great and that business is booming.

But my question is why isn't all of this Amway success obvious? Why do IBOs dance around the questions about how much they earn from Amway? Why do diamonds like to copy some once a year bonus and pretend that they earn that kind of income on a monthly basis? If a room were full of IBOs and only the ones with a NET profit were to stand up, only a small handful or less IBOs would be standing. Most of the rest probably don't even make enough to cover the cost of their voicemail.

Why can't an entire group of IBOs earn a net profit? The answer is simple. In the vast majority of groups, the cost of tools exceeds the group income that is earned from Amway. Do the math and it's easy to see. Unless your group refuses to purchase any tools and focuses on selling products, then you are more than likely to end up losing money. Success is not obvious, and the reason for that is quite obvious.


John Doe said...

I still enjoy thinking about the people who came up for "retirement opportunity" at the first function I attended. They were singled out, and everyone clapped and cheered. I wonder if those people would be clapping and cheering if they found out those future "retirees" were getting to move into a nice cardboard condominium under a major bridge.

In fact, my sponsor's sponsor (ew tongue twister), had just become an eagle (apparently the very bottom level), and was already talking about retiring in 6 months at the time. I would like to give him a call and ask how that retirement is going for him since it has been a year's time now...I'm fairly confident he is still a manager at Islands (a local burger chain).

Joecool said...

Not only was I an eagle in WWDB, I wrote an article about the eagle program. All the eagle program does is to ensure maximum profits for WWDB but it is in no way an indicator of profit for the IBO. If you search my archives, I did an analysis on the eagle program.

Anonymous said...

There is absolutely no indication that Amway is a business in any real sense of the word. All Amway asks its IBOs to do is to overstock themselves with unsellable inventory, and then work fanatically to convince other people to do the same.

Retail sales to outsiders? Practically non-existent. Nobody wants the stuff.

Imagine opening a butcher shop in a strict vegetarian neighborhood. You can't sell any meat, but you tell yourself "That's OK! I can self-consume my inventory, and when I buy more of it I'm actually building my business! And I'll sponsor other butchers to open up shops here too!"

Amway isn't a business. It's an opiate pipe-dream and a hallucination for persons who simply can't think rationally.