Sunday, May 8, 2011
Our Platinum always tried to convince us at Amway meetings that owning an Amway business was like owning a franchise and as business owners we were franchising ourselves. He compared being a business owner of an “Amway franchise” to being a franchise owner of a McDonalds. And then he would put down those idiots who own McDonalds franchises because they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in start up costs compared to Amway where you get started in owning your own business for $150.
Another comparison to McDonalds was made by former WWDB Lemming that 20 years ago his upline made the comparison saying all McDonalds franchisees follow the program, duplicate what other McDonald’s franchise owners ahead of them did, and that’s why were successful. The comparison being that if you duplicated your upline you too would be a successful Amway “franchise” business owner.
Comparing Amway meetings 20 years apart. Still teaching the same thing and using the same owning a McDonald’s franchise to owning an Amway business because its not a franchise no matter how hard those Platinum bastards try to brainwash us into believing.
I have another comparison to McDonald’s. The McDonald’s owner is making thousands of dollars a month more than an Amway IBO. And that includes the income from the IBO’s day job tallied with their Amway (lack of) income.
Who made the better franchise investment? McDonalds owner or Amway IBO “business owner”.
I have Entrepreneur’s top 10 list of franchises for 2011. They go a little further with the top 10 homebased franchises, top 10 lowcost, etc. To see the list http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/toptenlists/index.html
Nowhere anywhere on their top 10 lists do I see Amway!
I do see what looks to me like much better business opportunities!
Owning a franchise is another lie bestowed upon us by our upline. Its to give IBO’s a sense of importance. Not only do they own their own business but they own their own franchise.
Well whoopee doo!