Friday, December 1, 2017

Amway Success Or Amway Reality?

I heard a great comment from someone on a related Amway blog. Basically, he said if IBOs were so successful, people would just naturally be attracted. And that's true! Where I live, the local electric or phone company is an attractive place to work with a good salary and benefits package. When there's a handful of openings, you might get as many as 6,000 people applying for these positions. When the federal government hires for the post office, you get thousands of applicants for a handful of jobs as well. People lines up in droves just to get a chance to apply for one of these jobs because they know it's a good deal for themselves.

But nearly all IBOs have no success and must justify their positions. The common ones are how Amway products are concentrated, or they have magical ingredients in their vitamins. It is my position that if these products were so good and the opportunity actually produced successful IBOs, there would be no need to be deceptive about the products or opportunity. The products could easily me marketed. In fact, cutsomers would be seeking IBOs to find the products and there would be lines of people waiting to see the opportunity.

Instead, IBOs themselves are the primary consumers of Amway products. Many IBOs are deceptive when inviting people to see the Amway plan. Some prospects are outright lied to when recruited for the Amway opprtunity. The curiosity approach is still used by many, because mentioning "Amway" is more likely to get you funny looks than interest. If what I am writing is not true, why do IBOs need to deceive people? Why don't some IBOs open their books and display the financial success they claim to have? Why so secretive? Why aren't there hoards of new diamonds and emeralds each month? Instead, you mainly hear of the Amway growth in foreign countries. Most likely because the Amway name and reputation has not yet been soiled as it has in the US and Canada. And if I might add, Amway has fallen on hard times, with sales down about 25% since 2014. Maybe people are beginning to know the real deal?

In the US, I see primarily the same old diamonds who were in control of the functions and systems from more than 15 years ago. In fact, factoring in diamonds who quit or dropped out, I believe there are fewer diamonds now than when I was an IBO. Some of these diamonds also had some apparent financial difficulties. The opportunity is far from how it's promoted. Success speaks louder than words, and where North American Amway success is concerned, the silence is deafening!


Anonymous said...

Quite right. If something is attractive and advantageous, you don't have to beg people to join. But Amway IBOs have endless difficulty recruiting down-line, and are constantly dreaming up new lies and exaggerations to attract people to "the Plan." If the Amway opportunity were any good, it would sell itself!

The next time some Amway asshole tries to talk you into the scam, ask yourself the following: "Why is this guy so desperate to get me? Why is he earnestly soliciting me like an over-the-hill hooker? Why does he sound like he's pleading for his life?"

Amway isn't really a business of "hope." In reality, Amway is a business for desperate little losers.

Joecool said...

Amway is a business of smoke and mirrors. While there is some "success" in Amway, it is very limited and it comes from the pockets of the hoards or starry eyed dreamers who join thinking they cab get rich in 2-5 years.