Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Amway Is Just Another Work-At-Home Scheme
We’ve all seen the ads stuck to telephone poles or on Craigslist or free local papers: WORK FROM HOME.
And for a real creepy podcast, if you’ve got about 20 minutes, check out this anatomy of a work from home scam: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2016/01/29/464859624/episode-680-anatomy-of-a-scam
And no the podcast is not about Scamway but it could have been. Same manipulation techniques and same bullying that Amway cult leaders use.
Usually these work from home scam ads have a phone number or email address to contact for more information. And most of the time if the person makes contact it’s probably a scam they’ve already heard of like stuffing envelopes or making jewelry which is pretty much impossible to make money at. Think about it. In this day and age big corporations have machines that fold papers and stuff envelopes, address them, and print a stamp on them. Small companies would contract this type of service out if they had a huge mail out campaign going on. As for jewelry, if you really had talent doing this kind of thing you’d be doing it yourself without going through a head office middleman. Instead you buy your supplies, make your jewelry, and sell them on Etsy or markets or put them in stores on consignment.
At Amway meetings they always pushed Amway as a work-from-home scam. OK the word scam is mine but everyone reading this blog gets the picture. Amway is a scam.
And work from home is only a paraphrase to indicate the Ambot is NOT employed somewhere with a real J.O.B. A lot of people who work from home have to hit the road to meet customers, pick up supplies or whatever. In Amway the ambots are constantly on the go attending Amway cult meetings, sniping prospects at Safeway or Barnes & Noble, running around doing errands for the assholes in the Amway upline and so on. Ambots probably spend less time at home than they did when they had a real job because Amway cult leaders keep them constantly busy.
So that in itself is a scam because Amway’s not really a work from home opportunity because you spend more time on the road doing Amway shit than you do at home.
Most scams want their victims to put money up front. Those guys stuffing envelopes probably paid $20 to get a booklet with instructions on how to post their own ad and when the money comes in they copy the booklet and send it out.
The people putting together jewellery probably had to dump a couple hundred bucks to buy supplies and the jewellery they make will never be good enough to be purchased back by the “retailer”.
Amway wants way more money than that. A reader recently said it costs about $170 now to sign up for Amway and that includes that starter pack of shitty Amway products. And of course we all know it doesn’t end there. By the first of the year you got to buy another year’s membership with Amway’s expensive buying club so it really sucks if you signed up in the last half of the year because those fucking Amway assholes don’t prorate their membership or base it on the day you signed up, its based on calendar year starting Jan 1.
There are legitimate work from home businesses out there. Most people can research online or at a library or buy a book and get ideas of the types of home businesses they can run and really be their own boss and set their own hours and their own prices. They don’t need to be a home based business being a lowly paid commissioned salesperson for a scam MLM like Amway where you must answer to the fucking assholes in your upline, ordered to attend meetings, prices are already established, and you’re constantly kissing some fucker’s ass.
You want to work from home? Don’t answer any ads claiming you can do that. Figure out your own business opportunity.