Monday, December 20, 2021

Things For Amway Prospects To Know?

 One thing that I was unaware of as an Amway IBO was that our uplines were massively profiting from our tool purchases. I was in WWDB at that time, and I was told very clearly that nobody made money from the tools and in fact, I was also told that WWDB was a non-profit organization. Both of these statements were bold lies told by WWDB leaders and they have never been held accountable. We were told that upline cared about us and our success, thus they spent their own money to fly to functions to teach us how to succeed. Turns out they were all lies.  The faithful downline typically just accepts the words of their upline diamond as the gospel truth and rarely question anything they say.

Eventually, the internet and other media made it impossible to cover up these lies and uplines finally admitted that they profited from tools. However, it looks like they downplayed the magnitude of the tool profits. I believe some upline may have made most of their income from tools, especially leaders who may have fallen out of qualification (A Diamond carries the diamond pin forever, even if they have no down line anymore). Now days, the upline admits they make some profits from tools, but there is still a great deal of secrecy in the tools business. What makes the whole thing ironic is that the uplines allegedly are not supposed to entice Amway prospects into joining by using the tools money as a draw, but at the same time, they are told that tools are vital to their success. Uplines also show off trappings and lifestyles to attract recruits, but I believe that these trappings were likely obtained with tool income. Tool income has a higher profit margin than Amway products and fewer people are in the pay plan so it makes perfect sense.

I wonder how many prospects or IBOs would be fired up about buying tools if they knew that their uplines might not currently be qualified at the level they claim to be, and knowing that the uplines will make a ton of money whether or not you make a cent as an IBO? Also, some uplines are shameless in pushing the tools on downline. Sure they might cut the newest guy a break and loan them some cds, but once that IBO decides to start building downline, they are likely to be told that a real business owner buys their own tools, or that a business owner needs to be a leader and purchase extra tools for their downline.

How would you feel if your upline was touting themselves as a financial genius but in the background, their homes are foreclosed or they have other financial difficulties? What if your upline touts their morals and you find out they are divorced or getting a divorce? What if your upline said Amway saves marriages? Your upline certainly won't say they are perfect, but conversely, they should be held to the highest standards if they are using their status to be able to sell tools and make large profits. This is something too many prospects are blind about.


Anonymous said...

I would like to know the following: is there a single Amway CD or tape or book or pamphlet that actually tells an IBO how to sell Amway products to non-Amway customers?

I don't mean getting your down-line to order stuff just to build up their PV. I mean getting persons whom you don't know (NOT your family and friends!) to buy Amway products by choice.

If an IBO could be shown, in simple plain English, how to do that, Amway would actually be an honest business instead of a goddamned scam and pyramid scheme.

Joecool said...

I don't believe that exists. I certainly didn't hear anything like that as an IBO myself. I suppose there might be some example of that but it's clear that the emphasis from upline was buying your own stuff and recruiting more downline.