Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Amway – Spend Money to Lose Money
I think most people have heard of an old saying that you have to spend money to make money. Mostly when it comes to starting up a business.
And it is true. Of course one can start up a business on a shoestring budget. You don’t have to have tons of money to start a business. For sure some businesses require a lot of start up capital but there are other businesses out there that can be done cheaper.
A friend of mine is a seamstress and has her own business that she runs out of her house. I’d say she runs her business on a shoestring budget but she still had to shell out a few bucks. She has 3 sewing machines. I’m no expert on sewing machines but they all do different things depending on the type of material and how thick and heavy it is. When they break down she has to send them in for repairs or worse case scenario buy a new one. $$$$. Her other start up expenses were pretty typical. Business license, register business name, business insurance, business cards, business phone line, Internet, web page.
You know. All those steps that Amway ambots don’t do! The type of stuff you do when you’re running a legitimate business not a pretend one.
She spends a few thousand dollars getting set up and she has monthly business expenses too and sometimes she takes more training. Its all part of doing business. Spend money to make money.
In Amway you spend money to lose money. My dollar amounts may not be accurate because I don’t know what the current amount is to scam ambots but I’m probably within $25 of the ballpark. To start off you spend $50 a year to Amway for a membership to buy from their store. Or you spend $150 and get a kit of shitty Amway product samples which means you make PV right away and everyone in your upline gets a piece of that commission. A new ambot will be bullied into buying the registration/with the starter kit to prove that they’re a real business owner and serious about building their business. Then the ambot must buy at least 100 PV in Amway products to qualify to get a commission check that month. That’s at least $300/month. The ambot will be bitched at by their upline to sign up with an Amway cult like WWDB World Wide Destructive Bastards for $50/month. Don’t forget spending at least $50 a month in business materials in the form of books and CDs recorded by Diamonds who are brainwashing the masses and taunting them with wouldn’t you like to be as rich as me. Ambot needs to print up some phony ass business cards. Ambot needs to spend $35/month on Communikate – a piece of shit voice messaging system that the ambots are brainwashed into believing is their personal assistant. The cost of Amway meetings and Amway functions also goes in there. I estimate $500 to $700/month just to meet the minimum requirements to keep the fucking assholes in your Amway upline off your back.
For this dedication the ambot will receive a monthly commission check from Amway for around $10.
This will go on for months, often with the ambot increasing how much shitty overpriced products they buy off Amway because some asshole in their upline will phone at the end of the month and bitch and bitch and bitch about how someone upline needs more PV to meet that month’s goals and the lowly bastards in the downline better find a way to come up with the money to buy more Amway products and make that happen.
For me spending $700/month to earn $10/month is not spending money to make money.
Its spending money and losing it all with no benefit.
Even the IRS will ride the asses of Amway IBO’s who try to write off Amway losses against their regular job income. The IRS has determined Amway is an expensive social club and the IBO’s they’ve audited did not have an increase in their business as a result of spending tons of money on Amway training and meetings.
Smart business owners are in business to make money. In other words the money coming in exceeds the money they spend to keep their business going.
In Amway it’s the other way around. The money coming in is only a fraction of the money spent to appease the great Amway gods.
Amway is all about brainwashed IBO’s who spend money and lose it trying to please the fucking assholes in their Amway upline. Its gone forever. Pissed away buying shitty overpriced products and going to brainwashing cult meetings.
A good business owner knows when to cut their losses. They know they have to spend money to make money but when they are consistently spending more money month after month and not making money its time to get out.
Amway – spend money to lose money.
There are better and more fun ways to lose money. But that’s another post!