Over the last few years, there have been many discussions between Amway critics and Amway supporters. In some cases, both sides have made its points, but one thing I have observed is that many supporters seem to have to "justify" their position by making ridiculous comparisons.
Let me explain and give some examples.
A common point of contention is the average income of an IBO. Amway reports that they did a survey and the average income of an IBO is $115 a month. Amway counted only what they considered "active" IBOs, and disregarded about a third of all IBOs in their count. In defending this income, some supporters will make ridiculous comments such as many IBOs don't do anything so $115 is a lot. What is also not mentioned is that a diamond who might earn $10,000 a month or more, will drive the average up. It is my guess that the median income of an IBO would be $30 a month or so.
Another common justification is for supporters to call someone's job a pyramid or to call social security a ponzi scheme. This is a deflection and doesn't change things about Amway. A 1979 court ruling found Amway to be legal. However, the Amway business opportunity has many parallels to a pyramid type of operation, even if legal. Calling someone's job a pyramid doesn't change this.
Many supporters apparently have achieved nothing of significance with their Amway business. They justify this by saying it is not relevent to the discussion. I beg to differ, especially for those who have been involved for more than 5 years. There should be something to report, especially for those who proclaim that their system works. Where's the fruit?
If you are continuously justifying your position, it makes me (and potential recruits) wonder.........