Friday, July 22, 2011
Emerald Teaches Us How To Go Out There and Get Customers!
In a meeting run by the asshole Emerald he said he or the sack of shit Platinum would teach us how to go out there and get customers.
What? You mean there’s more to it than sniping prospects at Safeway, Barnes & Noble, and the kids baseball game?
About an hour later he elaborates by saying the best recruits are people who are young enough not to have heard of Amway, in other words late teens to early 20’s are the best prospects.
The Emerald also extols the virtues of hounding single mothers and people in debt.
He doesn’t say that single mothers are necessarily in debt but he says they are most likely struggling financially and don’t have enough time to spend with their children and an Amway work at home job would be perfect for them. People in debt would like to get out of debt. (Oh boy would Amway be a horrible opportunity for them. Amway = MORE DEBT!!!)
So how do you find people in debt? Most people who are at their limit on 20 credit cards and behind on their rent and water bill don’t usually go around bragging about it. What is an IBO to do? Run up to random people and demand to know their financial position?
Uh huh, they’d probably get a big fuck off for their trouble.
How about sniping customers at Barnes & Noble who are looking at books on how to get out of debt?
IBO’s feel a sense of entitlement to prospecting at Barnes & Noble because that is one of the shops that Amway has a portal for online shopping. Unfortunately management disagrees. They say Amway IBO’s are the biggest violators of their “no soliciting” rule.
Back to the bullshit about teaching IBO’s to go out there and get customers. Like everything else to do with Amway its nothing but hot air. They never discussed anything about how to go out there and get customers other than a vague description of the people the IBO’s should be targeting - single mothers and people in debt. No helpful advice on how to convince these people who can least afford it to spend money chasing Amway dreams of riches.
Normally when someone teaches you to do something there are step by step instructions. Its like learning to drive a car. You don’t just go out and get a car, get in, and start driving without instructions. Well I guess you could but the results would likely be disastrous.
Just like Amway!
There are no instructions on how to recruit an Amway prospect other than get out there and lie to them. Don’t tell them it has anything to do with Amway just tell them its an awesome business opportunity and you’ll get rich working part time in the next 2 to 5 years. Lie to them. Give them any line you can think of to trick them into getting to an Amway meeting and the cult leader will do the rest of the work for you at convincing them to sign up.
Does Walmart have to lie to get customers to come into the store? Does Starbucks have to lie to get customers? Does Wendy’s have to lie to get customers?
Offer a product that people want, don’t rip them off, and the customers will come. You don’t have to go out and hunt them down. That’s the difference between a legitimate business and a scam.
The asshole Emerald never did tell us how to go out there and get customers but he did teach us a lot about bringing misery to people’s lives.