Thursday, November 10, 2016

Why Amway IBOs Fail?

Most IBOs fail. That is not a wild guess. That is a fact. Amway supporters will argue that many IBOs do little or nothing, and while that might be true, even the remaining IBOs who work hard, still find little or no success. The system is set up that way. If you see a diamond "walking the beaches" as the cash rolls in, that means someone is putting forth the effort to make that happen. It is the downline IBOs who purchase Amway products and tools that allow these diamonds to enjoy what they portray as success.

We also know that some diamonds overhype their success. There has been evidence that the diamond lifestyle is often not what people think it is. If you could truly earn residual income by the bucketload, why do diamonds quit, resign, lose homes in foreclosure proceedings, and even wind up in bankruptcy court? One could argue that some diamonds are failures. The diamond lifestyle is an illusion created by upline leaders as a means to entice recruits.

Many Amway zealots and apologists try to make ridiculous claims comparing a company owner to a diamond. The big difference is that a company owner has employees who get a regular paycheck. These employees generally wanted the job and probably applied for the work. And if and when an employee leaves, there are other applicants who are willing to step in and do the work. Thus the business continues to meet their demands and continues to profit.

In the Amway opportunity, the IBOs spend money purchasing products, and then upline leaders expect these same folks to spend even more money to learn how to be motivated to do the Amway business. But in reality, if IBOs made profits, that would likely be sufficient motivation to run their businesses. Because it is hard to find enough (suckers) IBOs to join the business and fork out cash while they lose money, other IBOs have resorted to trickery, deception and outright lying at times, in order to attract potential downlines.

The 6-4-2 system ensures that the majority of business builders must "do the work" to uphold their platinum, who (probably) barely earns a net profit. And then you need 3 or 6 groups of IBOs losing money in order to maintain an emerald or diamond.
Amway has revealed that less than 4% of product moves to non IBOs. The absence of non IBO customers nearly guarantees that most IBO groups will lose money or make very little. Most IBOs are destined to fail. And it is not necessarily the IBO's fault. The system itself comes with many flaws which most IBOs cannot overcome, even for those who put forth much effort. It is why most IBOs fail. It is why I hope prospects will find and read this information before making a final decision to sign up or not.

5 comments:

Unknown said...

As an IBO I have found the most difficult thing to be is the restrictions on practical business that can bring in profits. Even if the products are priced in the upper altitudes.

I'm allowed to advertise online but not allowed to build a sales funnel to drive traffic to my website. No mass mailing and I can only email those i have a pre existing relationship with. I was told that internet marketing must be done in that manner so it will be fair for all IBO.

There is over 130 million people in this country. I am a low class fulltime student. It is unlikely that I have the resources to put a dent in the IBO market share. I just need a few faithful customers and I feel like I am truly being denied the chance to start making a profit.

Ibo said...

As an IBO I have found the most difficult thing to be is the restrictions on practical business that can bring in profits. Even if the products are priced in the upper altitudes.

I'm allowed to advertise online but not allowed to build a sales funnel to drive traffic to my website. No mass mailing and I can only email those i have a pre existing relationship with. I was told that internet marketing must be done in that manner so it will be fair for all IBO.

There is over 130 million people in this country. I am a low class fulltime student. It is unlikely that I have the resources to put a dent in the IBO market share. I just need a few faithful customers and I feel like I am truly being denied the chance to start making a profit.

Anonymous said...

Upline will just blame the downline if the downline fails by listening to upline. What kind of "mentorship" is that?

Anonymous said...

Dear ibo --

The fact is that Amway is terrified of the internet, and of the myriad ways in which the internet might affect the entire Amway structure, which is essentially an out-of-date 1950s arrangement. Hence the absurd restrictions that they have placed on you, preventing you for selling widely.

Second, when you get right down to it, Amway is not especially interested in sales of Amway products to the non-Amway general public. They really aren't. Amway insiders know that the real money in the Amway racket is in recruitment of down-line, and the sale of products for self-consumption to down-line. That, along with the money from tools and functions, is what makes up-line rich.

Hell, Amway doesn't even want persons to sell Amway products on e-bay or other on-line sales venues, and tries to stop persons legally from doing so. It's abusrd to think that a person who owns an Amway product is not allowed to sell it to someone else, but from Amway's point of view this threatens their entire structure of multilevel selling. Product sales aren't important. The Amway "Plan" is.

Get out of Amway as fast as you can.

Anonymous said...

Someone I know tried to recruit me a few days ago into what I think was Amway. I did not follow up with the second meetings or finish the reading assignment I was given. Instead I scoured the internet and found the truth, that these groups are cult-like and encourage you to push away your friends and family who "don't get it", and yeah a few people do get rich; the ones at the very top, while you as an "Independent Business Owner" buy all these subpar products for an elevated price, and buy all this "kits", books, dvd's, pay for seminar and conference fees to go to with your new Amway "family", and never figure out that all this b.s. money you are paying is making you poorer while it makes the few at the top rich, thereby enforcing this illusion the system DOES work, when you look at a few rich people. Oh yeah, and they want you to convince a bunch of other people to donate their money to the people at the top too, in hopes of getting rich. HAHA. NO THANKS. There is pretty much nothing believably appealing about this nonsense. Don't be suckers, people. It's a scam.