Thursday, March 9, 2017

You Earn No PV Watching TV?

One of the things our upline constantly taught us was there is no PV in TV. They advised the group tp avoid Television, the newspapers, and other forms of media. This cult-like tactic was apprently their way of having us avoid any negatives that could affect our thinking. As if IBOs didn't need to learn of any news. IBOs don't need to learn about issues, afterall, your upline will tell you what to do and how to vote. Looking back, you gotta wonder how in the world your upline would know what was going on in the world if they were following their own advice?

It is true that there's no gain in PV for watching the televsion, but then again, IBOs engage in many things that doesn't result in gaining PV. Attending a function, or listening to a standing order doesn't get you any PV either. Hanging out with your upline or attending a night owl doesn't get you PV. If PV was the priority of IBOs, they should be pounding pavement selling products or making contacts with potential buyers. Instead some groups teach that selling is not required or the famous "buy from yourself" technique of running a business.

In fact, IBOs spend so much time in non income producing activities, it's no wonder that most IBOs end up with a net loss after business expenses are considered. What's worse, IBOs run their businesses on the internet but in most cases, it's against Amway rules to advertise their products on websites such as ebay or craigslist. Instead, IBOs employ the least efficient means of working their business. Person to person, one person at a time. For many, the only way to increase PV volume is to sponsor downline. Even many IBOs who emphasize selling, seem to rarely have more than a handful of regular customers. But what can you expect when your means of increasing business is person to person, one at a time? There's a reason why advertising during the superbowl has a heavy price, because tens or hundreds of millions of people see your message all at the same time. IBOs go person to person, one at a time.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a question.

Is is allowed in Amway to hold something similar to a Tupperware party? I mean, could you just invite a bunch of friends and family to come over your house, serve them coffee and sandwiches, and then show them the Amway line of products and take individual orders from them if they want to buy?

This generally worked out pretty well for Tupperware salespeople. Almost everybody would pick a few things to purchase. It seems to me that this would be one way to increase your PV easily.

Joecool said...

You could have an Amway party, like a tupperware party. The problem is after you have 1 or 2 parties, where will you find new guests? Your friends and family won't want to buy that stuff forever. And you can't sell Amway stuff on ebay or Amazon.

Anonymous said...

If I remember correctly, the Tupperware party was arranged by a Tupperware representative (usually female) who would set up the party by an agreement with some other woman. She would invite her friends and family. The Tupperware lady would do this with many different women in different neighborhoods, and might be able to sell her stuff three times a week, to completely different groups of customers.

The idea was that the Tupperware lady would show up and make the pitch to the assembled guests, who were unknown to her personally but who were friends or family of the woman hosting the party.

In this way, I suppose, all the Tupperware lady would need to do is develop a network of local women either by friendship or social contact, or simply by giving these various women a small cut of the profits.

James Guarino said...

Anonymous, you're an idiot.
You're missing the point!
You really need to look into Amway and listen to what joecool said in the above reply.
You will run out of customers.
Wanna know why? Because you recruit them and now they are sellers as well.
So eventually, regardless of your stupid Tupperware party analogy, you will run out of customers. Unless you have an unlimited supply of new people, you're screwed.
You individually, because all the people you initially sold to, now become your competition.

Think about it moron!

James Guarino said...

Anonymous, you're a moron.

Think about it for a second.
Regardless of how many parties you have you will run out of customers.
Wanna know why? Because all of those customers eventually become our competition.
Who then need to host parties of their own.

It's classic pyramid scheme you fool!

Even if you had limitless potential people and endless parties, eventually every single one f those people would buy in, and now they are your competition.

Let me spell it out for you.
The guy on top, gets you into the business.
Now you need people under you to make money.
Now they need people under them to make them and you money and the guy on top.
See the pattern.

Fucking pyramid!

Don't be fooled you fool!

Anonymous said...

You're the one who's an idiot and a moron, Guarino -- either that, or you don't know how to read.

I raised the Tupperware analogy not as a way for IBOs to recruit new down-line, but as a method of selling Amway products, in a straightforward retail manner, to consumers who were not going to join Amway. Tupperware parties aren't for recruitment. They are just for selling Tupperware.

The reason I asked Joe Cool the question was because I wanted to know what Amway's attitude would be to such an arrangement. Would they allow IBOs to sell Amway products in a strictly retail manner, without pushing the Amway plan?

Joe Cool answered my question intelligently and politely. But since you're an asshole who has a reading comprehension problem, you jumped to an absurd conclusion.