Thursday, June 28, 2018

Alternatives To Amway?

One of the humorous things that IBOs often bring up is that someone who sees Amway in a critical eye should bring up viable alternatives. I mean if someone prevents you from falling over a cliff, they should have warned you and given you alternatives right? If I recognized you getting conned by a conman, I should find viable financial investments for you before warning you of the potential scam you are about to walk into? It sounds completely ridiculous but Amway IBOs have actually made those comments on this blog and some other Amway related websites.

Well, let's explore a few anyway just for fun. How about you stay home and do nothing? For most IBOs, you would be better off financially than committing your time and resources into Amway's products and their ineffective training materials and functions. If you are really dedicated to tools, sending your upline a check for $50 monthly and not buying Amway goods or related training materials would make you better off.

A second job where you actually receive a paycheck is a better alternative. While there's no hype and hopes of getting rich in 2-5 years, you can do much for your future by saving a portion of that paycheck each month. If you are young, this especially applies to you. But anyone can help their future by saving and investing. Even someone who pan handles is more likely to have more net cash than most Amway IBOs. The vast majority of business building IBOs actually have a net loss because of the expenses they incur with training materials such as cds and seminars.

Sure, some people do make money in Amway and some make a lot of money. The problem is they make money by exploiting their downlines and those hopeful downlines basically have no hope. In other words, you profit by selling false hope and false dreams. Basically, you can gain wealth in Amway by being a conman. Can you live with yourself in order to profit at any cost? They sell you on Amway as a financial vehicle but they turn around and tell you that cds, books and functions are the key to success and then make significant profits from those materials whether even if you make nothing or suffer huge business losses.

I haven't even gone into the amount of time lost chasing prospects and attending functions. Your time might be the most valuable commodity that is lost chasing the 2-5 year dream. Ask yourself this question. Where are these diamonds who did the 2-5 year plan living in luxury and doing nothing? I don't know of any/ Do you?


Anonymous said...

This is an interesting point, Joe Cool. I too have noticed that when Amway types come here to complain, they frequently ask "What do YOU have as an alternative to Amway? What are YOU doing to establish an income source?"

The question is silly and irrelevant. What lies behind it is the unspoken assumption that we all have the same problem -- namely, that we are helpless losers who need to find a way out of financial slavery. For Amway defenders, it's "The Plan." What do you have that's better, they demand.

It's as if someone were to say "I don't like fish; it upsets my stomach." And someone else were to scream "What else do YOU have to put in its place? What other source of nutrition can YOU find?" We would all see that as an irrational response, since there are thousands of sources of nutrition besides fish. Idiots in Amway seem to believe that there is no other safe way to earn an income than through their absurd pyramid scheme racket.

The argument tells us more about Amway types than it does about ways to make money. Amway people are children of desperation. They are people without real skills, without a stable professional life, without significant choices or options, and without the backup of resources. For them, the false hope presented by Amway is a life raft to which they cling, and which is the only salvation in sight for them. So naturally they scream "What do YOU have in place of Amway?"

It's the cry of somebody who is a desperate loser. That is the true psychological profile of the target audience that Amway exploits. The persons who come to this site to defend Amway all have "two-bit loser" written all over their prose.

Joecool said...

Based on my experience with Amway and years of blogging, I believe that many Amway recruits are young and have just started their working careers. They are often at entry level wages or salaries so the dreams of (relatively) quick wealth is appealing and alluring. I fell into that category when I initially joined. Thankfully I saw through the scam before too much damage was done.

The thought of a short cut to retirement sounds like a great idea but unfortunately, short of winning the lottery, there is no such thing. Even Amway IBOs are unable to name a single person to who went diamond, and walked away from the business to retire and live off residual income. Instead we see diamonds quitting or dying on the job.

The Amway retirees do not exist.