I received this comment recently, and it made me chuckle. I thought this comment alone was enough to be able to make a blog post:
Anonymous Comment: "Who are you people? why do you do this? You spend time searching out places online to put down Amway, Why? No one ever holds a gun to anyone to make them join Amway, If it did`nt work for you ok, there are to many people out there like me that it did work for, Stop taking away peoples hope."
Joecool says: Simple, I am a former IBO. I did not have a gun to my head when I joined. I was conned. Conmen do not force you to do anything. They convince you that something is a good idea. In many, possibly most cases, what a conman wants you to do is beneficial to him but not necessarily for you. Just as in Amway, many recruiters are like conmen. There are some recruiters for Amway who lie about income, deny that Amway is the opportunity, or make other false claims such as the business is easy and you can be retired at age 35 instead of having aq dreaded j-o-b.
If Amway works for you, then I say go for it. My only question is whether it works for your downline? If your downline are losing while you gain, is it a good deal for your downline? Did your downline know this was the arrangement?
Iwould like to know how reading a brief article on this blog takes away someone's hope? I have never met or engaged in conversation with a dedicated IBO who suddenly read my blog and said "Joe, your blog makes so much sense that I quit Amway".
Hey, if you believe that Amway works, go for it. I only ask that you analyze your downline's success when you speak of your own. Your downline likely joined because they believed you could help deliver their dreams. That's a part of why I joined. When I realized it was all phoney, I quit.