Sunday, October 10, 2010
So why did Ambot really get involved with Amway?
Bottom line is he was brainwashed. He believed the lies he was told by his sponsor and upline. He liked these people and wanted to impress them, dropped out when the money wasn’t there, and got involved in Amway again a few years later. The second time was the dangerous time with the cult in full swing.
I think the lie Ambot liked the most was the one about residual income for life. Work hard at Amway for two to five years and then spend the rest of your life collecting residual income and never work again. Walk the beaches of the world with your upline who also are collecting their lifetime residual income. The money will just keep coming in after the IBO has put in the required two to five years investment in Amway.
Sounds nice. Looks good on paper. Unrealistic unfortunately.
Every Platinum, Emerald, and Diamond that I’ve seen claims they’re earning big bucks, at least $100,000/year. But why are they still working J.O.B.’s and putting in tons of hours speaking at Amway meetings? Motivating (threatening) IBO’s so they don’t quit. If the upline stopped speaking at meetings, their downline would forget about them, drift away, lose interest, and quit.
There are other ways to earn residual income and keep money coming in that have nothing to do with Amway. Here are a few I like:
1. write bestselling novels and live off the royalties
2. invent something like a Chia pet and sell the rights to it
3. buy real estate and rent out the houses or office buildings
4. save and invest your money and live off the interest
There are other ways to acquire residual income, some requiring more effort than others, those samples are the ones that appeal to me.
Amway requires lots of effort and yields residual income to only a tiny percentage - less than 1%. Probably even less than 1% of 1%. Can anyone actually name one person - other than the families of the Amway founders - who do nothing in the Amway business, have stepped off the stage and never show the plan, just do whatever they want, and have lots of money rolling in to fund their lavish lifestyle?
Ambot is working on accomplishing some of my residual income suggestions. If he invests just a fraction of the time invested and effort at trying to build an Amway business, he’ll find a lifetime residual income from a more honest venture.