Saturday, July 16, 2011
How Do You Earn an Extra $200 a Month?
This topic could also be titled “More Bullshit Our Emerald Told Us”. I recently found a cheat sheet that Ambot used at an Amway meeting run by the asshole Emerald. That cheat sheet was inside one of my notebooks that I recently unearthed out of my nightstand.
On this cheat sheet Ambot wrote down a time and then jotted something about what was being said at that time. Ah ha! I put 2 and 2 together and figured out he recorded this meeting. Yup, it was downloaded on the computer. Rather than hit the delete button on those files I’m thinking they might be useful to someone one day when the shit really hits the Amway fan and some media outlet is looking for sources on the lies told to us.
So I hit the play button and forward to the time Ambot had noted. I want to make sure I’m accurate in reporting the bullshit I had to put up with. Can’t have IBOFB showing up and saying I’m making it up!
We only saw the Emerald about once a month when he gave a board plan meeting at some privileged Platinum’s house. Usually not our Platinum so we might have had to drive an hour or two to get to this very important meeting. Like shit! You hear the fucking board plan once you hear it a million times! Jesus! Nothing like pissing me off.
I had very little contact with the Emerald. He doesn’t know me from a hole in a wall. I’m not one of those ambots who crowded around him after he finished talking. I’m like let’s just get the hell out of here! He never personally interfered in our lives or personally caused me any distress. Whether that means somewhere deep down inside is an IBO who doesn’t believe in downline abuse or he just let the sack of shit Platinum do the dirty work I don’t know. He doesn’t piss me off like the Platinum. He comes across as a quiet, reasonable person - all the better to brainwash you. No hype from him. No rants.
About an hour into the meeting he asks how do you earn an extra $200 a month? Answer: 4 customers each spending $150 each month on Amway products.
A little background. A few minutes earlier he said you’ll earn 20% to 40% commission on every Amway product you sell and for every $100 in sales that’s about $35.
OK let’s go back to those 4 fictional buyers at $150/month = $600 in sales. So that would be about $200/month commission.
The IBO has to buy about $300 in Amway products to reach the minimum 100 PV to be eligible for a bonus check of about $10.
I’ll stay in even numbers because it easier for me to do the math and forget about that ten spot. IBO spends $300 to meet minimum PV requirements. Best case scenario earns $200 in commission thanks to those 4 suckers who each spent $150 on Amway shit. IBO spends $300 to earn $200. IBO has not made any money. IBO is in the hole $100.
Not bad in the greater scheme of things in Amway losses. Most IBO’s don’t have customers and only get $10 commission back on their own purchases so their loss will be much higher. Not to mention adding on the expenses of buying tools, gas to get to meetings, and admission to some Amway events.
Do you know how hard it is to find 4 customers? Let alone 4 customers who will religiously buy $150/month in Amway shit?
It would be easier for me to swim from
Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf!
It gets better. A few seconds later the asshole Emerald says “if you can’t find 4 customers its not because you aren’t good its because you didn’t try”.
Its the old going back to blaming the IBO for their lack of success. The upline has to come up with these lame ass excuses to justify why the IBO is not making money in a system designed for failure.
Didn’t try? How many potential customers reject buying Amway products because they’re too high priced and because they’re crap?
Its not for lack of trying. Its for lack of finding customers who don’t want to get ripped off.
So what do I have to say to all the Amway Emeralds out there?