When you break down some of the teaching by the upline diamonds, you can see through what looks like blatant lies to me. I won’t go into all of them but I’ll focus on some common ones that I sat through as an IBO and I have reason to believe that little has changed over the years. The narrative rarely changes for the upline. Their focus is to wring out as much cash from down line as they can while pretending to truly care about you. Try missing a few meetings and functions and see how much love comes your way.
Lie#1: upline says we make pennies only after you make dollars. When an IBO earns a bonus, day from generating 100 PV, they qualify for about a $10 bonus. What they don’t see is that their efforts generated about $90 to $100 dollars but the IBO who did the work gets only a small portion of the bonus while layers of upline enjoy the rest. Also, IBOS who attend functions are helping the diamond to earn serious dollars as the tools and functions are a significant source of income for diamonds. They make dollars off your personal use and any sales you have plus they make a nice profit from your attendance and participation in their system.
Lie#2: upline says they have your best interest at heart? Really, so do these “mentors” spend individual time to asses and help IBOS or is the help in the form of an audio that was purchased or a function that was attended? Or a meeting that the IBO paid to attend? How can they have your best interest at heart if you must pay for every bit of advice regardless of whether the advice works or not? It sounds like diamonds have their own best interest at heart.
Lie#3: it’s a level playing field, everyone starts at zero. Well, no. Rank and file IBOs do not participate in tool profits. That gives upline a huge advantage in making profits. Also, IBOs can’t innovate and sell products to retail outlets or advertise without special permission from Amway. These are business inhibitors that Amway imposes on IBOS. That leaves most with personal consumption and selling a few things to sympathetic friends and family. How many real businesses can profit in this manner?
These are just a few of the common lies I’ve seen. Perhaps a part 2 or 3 is in order for a future post. Food for thought, if your upline cared about your success and well being, why charge you for a Zoom meeting when they would benefit from the advice they give you? Zoom is free and if they want your success, why not make a cost free meeting free for IBOS? After you read this post, you probably know why. 😎