Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Amway Or College?

Many Amway IBOs justify their involvement in the system of cds, tapes, books and seminars by comparing it to college. They claim they need this education and that it is much cheaper when compared to a college or university. Of course this is the upline propaganda that IBOs are fed, much like the concept that a job is a bad idea. If recruiters are encouraging you to build Amway and to drop college, I would run away as fast as possible. It is well documented that college graduates in general, earn much more than non college graduates. I'd also mention that college was a fun experience for me. I might add that nobody is going to guarantee you in writing that Amway will make you better off.

In college, it is true that not everyone graduates, but approximately half of those who start college end up graduating. Those who do not graduate still benefit from their education on a year to year or course by course basis. When you are job seeking, a college degree will give you more options than those who don't educate. This claim cannot be made by Amway IBOs. The education an IBO receives by seminars and cds do not even equate to success in Amway, much less in other venues in life. Only a small fraction of IBOs ever reach platinum, which supposedly is the break even point. So as an IBO, you have less than one half of a one percent chance to break even as compared to approximately a 50% chance of graduating college.

Also, once you graduate and receive your degree/diploma, it is complete. You have your degree and no more education is required. In Amway, your education will never end. You'll be expected to invest in the tools and functions forever. Also, in Amway, there are many many many examples of people who reached levels as high as diamond or above who could not maintain the level. There are also many examples of diamonds who quit Amway. If there were such a thing as "residual" income, why would anyone quit when they could sit back and watch the cash roll in. I think the answer is quite obvious.

There is also no evidence (as far as I know) that your Amway related education of cds and seminars actually work. The tiny fraction of 1% of successful IBOs is not a good case for arguing the success of the system. Colleges on the other hand, have accreditation standards, which is nothing like the ineffective Amway accreditation of groups such as BWW, WWDB or Network 21. The results are quite telling if you look at them analytically. There is no question that a college education and the college experience will be far more rewarding and beneficial to your life than running an Amway business. I know which choice I would make if I have to pick one or the other. College wins hands down.

The fact that IBOs even dare to compare a college education to their teaching in Amway is a joke. Try telling a prospective employer about your Amway education and see what that gets you. LOL


Anonymous said...

The typical Amnway IBO is already a know-it-all. He's been told by his sponsor that he's "sharp," and "cool," and "a mover and a shaker." He's been told that the mere fact of joining Amway is a sign that he is superior. And he believes this shit.

So when you mention the possibility of college to him, he just smirks and says that he's getting a much better education in Amway.

The fact is that most Amway IBOs are stupid losers to begin with, and probably wouldn't do well in college at all. If you think that spending $300 dollars a month to get a ten-buck refund check is a good idea, you certainly won't pass the math classes.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately Amway intruded into my family a few months ago and my daughter was in wrong place at the wrong time. She is now an IBO. She is highly educated and has a bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and is currently working as an RN. So this can happen to very intelligent, harding working people