Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Amway Pays me What I'm Worth?

One of the really stupid things I saw as an IBO, and I believe is still taught today, is that Amway recruiters will talk about people's jobs and how you can only earn what the job is worth, and not what you are worth. Then they tell you to join the Amway business as a means to rectify that situation. But when you take a moment to think about it, it brings up interesting questions.

If your employer doesn't pay you what you think you deserve or what you are worth, you are welcome to offer your services to a higher bidder. If you are unable to find a higher bidder, then you either need to increase what you have to offer, or you have overestimated your value as an employee. But at least as an employee, you have a paycheck that you can depend on, and more than likely, you know when your paydays are. You can put food on the table and pay for your living expenses.

Now you get excited about being a business owner. Are you now paid what you're worth? Or at least, are you on your way to being paid what you are worth? Have you even asked or thought about what you are worth? Most IBOs, not counting the ones who "do little or nothing", end up moving 100 PV and getting approximately $10 back from Amway. If they are on the system, they are likely to have spent over $100 to 250 a month to participate in the functions and other training materials. Are you now "paid what you are worth?". You are in the negative, and even adding some downline is unlikely to change your situation significantly. Is your worth a net loss?

When you spend about $300 to make 100 PV, Amway gets paid. When you earn your 100 PV, Amway will give back about $90 in bonus money. Middle men in your upline take about $80, leaving you with $10. Are you paid what you are worth? Who did the work and who got the lion's share of the reward? Why does uplines get the bonus for your work?

Let's say you worked really hard for a couple of years. You finally reach platinum and you earn $50,000 (before taxes). After taxes and business expenses, let's say you net $25,000. Have you now earned what you are worth? A platinum is in the top one half of 1% of all IBOs and they net maybe $25,000. Are they paid what they are worth? If you can't answer yes to any of these questions, you have to ask yourself if the whole thing is worth it? I'd have to pass.


Anonymous said...

I'm not affiliated with Amway but your math is ridiculous. I am going to guess that you are paid what you are worth, very little.

Anonymous said...

i'm going to guess that your comment is a waste of time--just like you. :)

**proud Amway hater**

Andrew Barbaro said...

Im a used to b Amway owner did.t have the drive to do it but its a great business n ur math is wrong.. And u get bonus after bonus if u stay at that level for 3 6 12 monthz u can get a 20 30000 dollar bonus so Amway hater ur a idiot I love the people who wont spend the whole 100 dollars to.join n se what its about but they have all the answers to Amway... Lol ur just stuck in ur comfort zone Amway hater ull b doing the.same shit till u die.. Nothing open ur.mind expand ur life

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Anonymous said...

andrew, you're an utter joke.

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