Do whatever it takes? That's what many IBOs and prospects are told when they are presented with the Amway plan. However, it is my understanding that you can get started in the Amway opportunity for under $50. If you see other figures, you may contact the corporation to check. Certain groups will sell products with their regustration kits so the price may be quoted as higher. Some groups may add in some motivational tools as well.
But aside from registration, what are your expenses? It is my guess that from the Amway Global perspective, there are no other required expenses. Some IBOs don't even bother to order products!
Where IBOs and prospects must beware of though, are the business tools and instructions that some groups sell. There are various (for profit) organtizations that promote and sell these types of motivational and instructional tools. Some of these organizations may include WWDB, BWW, Network 21, LTD, etc etc. These tools may bepromoted as vital orthe key to your success.
Despite what your upline or sponsor may tell you, these materials are purely optional and they are not likely to make a significant difference in the experience of most IBOs. Most IBOs would be better off not purchasing any of these materials. Most IBOs would be better off focusing on selling Amway products for profit.
There are some IBOs who participate in these systems and succeed, but the IBOs who achieve anything of significance (Diamond and above) are a small fraction of 1% and they are few and far between. A dismal achievement rate given the amount of money invested in these systems by IBOs.