The Amway J-O-B Opportunity? Amway IBOs prefers to call themselves “Independent Business Owners”. But when you sit down and think about this for a minute, I believe that the Amway opportunity is more like a job. As an IBO, you are basically acting as a commissioned salesperson with no benefits coming from the Amway corporation.
It’s ideal for Amway as they only pay you for products that are moved. You obtain no guaranteed income or salary, no fringe is got by you benefits such as health insurance. The time and expenses involved with moving product are one of the IBO and the compensation plan doesn’t pay very well if you don’t move a lot of volume.
The Amway company can sit back, and issue bonus deals to downline IBOs simply. It’s the IBOs themselves who recruit others, train others and move the merchandise. Many IBOs are fiercely faithful to Amway products, even though they could get the same product or an identical product, in many cases, at a fraction of the cost at a large box retailer, or even a local store. The IBO can also spend a substantial sum of money learning to build an Amway business, as well as recruiting online and trying to go some products. Uplines help you see the world in a different way. That you don’t equate an hourly wage with your business.
But if IBOs do think of their earnings that way, they might easily see they are working to lose money or to make pennies an full hour. For the bigger majority of IBOs, working minimum wage would be far more lucrative than spending countless hours and money chasing an Amway dream that is most unlikely to materialize. Uplines also get you to think you are “investing” in your business by purchasing tools, but in fact, you are simply a customer of your upline’s tool business. They earn money by offering you training, even though you business is failing despite your hard work and adherence to online teaching.
You dedicate yourself to ultimately attending meetings, working the mobile phones, ending up in uplines and downlines. A lot is powered by you of kilometers. But what many IBOs do not notice is that the priority in creating a business should be considered a focus on getting ultimately more customers and expanding sales. But because Amway products can be hard to market, most IBOs are focused on expanding their business by recruiting others. A limitless chain of recruitment, which is why many people think of Amway as a pyramid scheme.
Whether it’s legal or not as is, is not my call. The constant attrition and recruitment of downline make the Amway opportunity unsustainable in the long term. It is why the dreams of continual income is a myth. IBOs think they can earn lifelong continual income but how many IBOs can name a single good one who is doing this? But the bottom line in my own view, is that Amway is similar to employment than an unbiased business. Call it what you would, but in either case, business, or job, it doesn’t pay well for most. You can also have your income stopped by Amway and restrictions placed on your business. Does that appear to be independence to you?
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