Sunday, August 22, 2021

A Job Or Amway?

 One of the ways that upline diamonds would put down jobs was to toss in the phrase that a job was simply trading hours for dollars. As if it were demeaning to have a job where you got paid for your time. I believe it's all relative. Being that many IBOs are young and maybe working in more entry level types of jobs, then yeah, your hours wage might not be that great. If you earn say $10 an hour, then you might be struggling financially and it may take time before your skills and knowledge increase to a point where your experience is worth more money. What if you had a job paying $1000 an hour and earned $160,000 a month? Is that a lousy deal trading hours for dollars? Sounds pretty sweet to me.

Conversely, having a business can be good or bad also. If you have an Amway business earning less than $100 a month and you spend $200 a month on functions, standing orders and other training and motivational materials, then you are losing money. You would be better off doing nothing. That is still a better alternative than working a business where you are losing money. I think most people agree that a platinum group typically has a 100 or more IBOs. Thus a platinum is in the top 1% of all IBOs. I have heard that the platinum level is where you start to break even or make a little profit, depending on your level of tool consumption. If platinums are barely making a profit, then the other 99+% of IBOs are likely losing money. How much is that worth per hour?

I think uplines cleverly trick IBOs into thinking that a job is bad. Trading hours for dollars, after all, sounds like some kind of indentured servant of sorts. But in the end, what matters is your bottom line. If you are an IBO with little or no downline, and/or not much in terms of sales to non IBOs/customers, then you are losing money each and every month if you are attending functions and buying standing orders. Your 10-12 hours a week of Amway work is costing you money! But if you spend 10-12 hours a week, even at minimum wage, then you might be making about 300 to 350 a month gross income. After taxes, you make about 250 to 300. At least trading hours for dollars gets you a guaranteed net gain at the end of the month. Amway nearly assures you of net losses each month.

Uplines trick you into a "business mentality" where you think that working for a net loss is just a part of business. IBOs should realize that a business promoted as low risk and no overhead should be one where you can profit right away. Instead, IBOs are taught to delay gratification, or to reinvest any profit back into their business in the form of tools and functions, which results in a net loss. If that's the case I would gladly choose trading hours for dollars.

Remember, trading hours for dollars is not a bad deal if you are making enough dollars per hour. And even those who make less, are better off that those who "run a business" but end up with a net loss. It's all relative and hopefully, this message will help new or prospective IBOs who are being enticed to join the Amway business opportunity. Good luck to those with jobs and those with businesses. You can be successful either way.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amway has to attack salaried jobs, because such jobs are a real threat to the entire Amway idea.

A salaried job means you can depend on a certain amount of money coming each each month, and you can make plans around that expectation. It gives you a certain peace of mind, and a sense of security. Amway cannot do that, because (first of all) for a long stretch of time an Amway IBO will be making no money at all, and will in fact be losing cash regularly. If you're making nothing at all, and your brother-in-law is bringing home $600 per week from a normal job, you are going to be angry and resentful. The only way to let off steam is to attack the entire concept of a "J.O.B." This is why Amway freaks are filled with hate against the word "job." Second, Amway never promises you any kind of fixed, regular income, since what you get is largely dependent on the activities of persons in your down-line, and you cannot control them or prevent them from quitting whenever they like.

But as a matter of plain fact, almost every IBO in Amway survives solely by reason of having a non-Amway job that provides him with the money to pretend that he is a big-shot Amway distributor. Nobody can shell out $300 per month for the required PV without having some kind of outside income.

This is why it is so damned hypocritical for Amway assholes to attack "jobs." Without a job, these IBOs would be bankrupt. Amway freaks say that when you have a job you are always nervous about losing it. But in Amway, you are perpetually terrified that people in your down-line will drop out.