Amway and business

The people currently making money by selling products of Amway and getting new people to do this business is very lucarative. On the long run, that is, over a period of one year if you are really committed to this business you can even quit your job and get into this full time. But is it really worth it.
Yes, you meet lot of new people, do a lot of networking but is there is any strategic decisions taken??
All you meet and talk about is what you did to get richer in this business and nothing else. If there are bunch of new people you give them presentation as to how they can do this business to earn few additional bucks. This has more to do with your convincing powers or depends on the listener whether he wants to make some money.
Of course you do this on a part time basis initially so it wont affect your day-day work in office.

How they go about getting new people to join this business. First, its known people as in relatives or college mates or school mates. With them they get more contacts. Out of 10 atleast 3 join this business which is a good ratio.
Second, they just join you for lunch or dinner in a restaurant and start chatting with you. They enquire where you work and show interest they are also looking to join your company. They get your cell number or some contact mail id.
One fine day they call you saying there is a meeting and would you like to join and help us. They put it nicely saying, there are about 4-5 guys from IIT/REC who have started on a business and they are doing a presentation of their business. They have centers in US, UK, Australia, Asia and also in India. They are in expansion phase and would like to have some energetic, enthusiastic people on board. If you are interested you can join and help them in growing the business further.
In the presentation for first half-an-hour they do not mention a word about Amway. They talk in general how their business model works, how much of investment you can put, what are returns you get. How you get benefitted by bringing in new people. Finally at the end of 1hr they give out the name Amway.
If in the first place they mention this word people tend to run away.

Though the model looks perfectly fine and you can earn lots of money within few years, there is no work for your brain. There are no decisions involved, its not risk oriented, it in general misses the kick or pulse you would get by starting your own organisation.

Of course am not discouraging anyone from pursuing this business, its my own opinion. In case anyone is interested in joining this business you can contact me and I can point you to people.

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7 thoughts on “Amway and business

  1. you have no idea how a network maketing business is done. Just because your friends do the biz in a certain way doesnt mean they know all about netwok building or creating a pasive income..

    Its not about Amway.. as you say they dont mention the name.. its about the opportunity.. how does it matter if its amway or any x,y,z organization..

    Just because internet allows you to write info doesnt mean you can write anything…. more brain and heart is needed in managing people than managing anything else… ask you project manager…. or ask any leader….

  2. @shilpa
    pl read the last line of the post where i clearly mean that these are my personal opinions. & i think am entitled to write my views on any subject in my personal space.
    am nvr asking u 2 stop pursuing amway or any other network marketing business.
    as a matter of fact i dont need someone to teach me how to manage ppl, i do knw 2 a large xtent & am nt saying i dont ;ve anything 2 learn. I firmly believe that learning nevr stops in one’s life.
    in the same belief i knw that there is nothing called managing ppl in Amway & this is also my personal opinion.

  3. Dear All
    We are living in India So we have right to Say anything about anything .But If We have some concrete evidence. It will helps to other.Otherwise it will not work.It is matter of thinking
    like anybody has a half glass of water.In india we can blaim to President,Prime Minister,Governer ete.In other country we can not.So when we write come with some fact.
    KAUSHIK

  4. Hey

    Good to see the comments!!!!

    I joined this business on October 1st 2007. Ofcourse I too ran away when my friend told the same in my engineering [2k3] 🙂

    But what made me in is understanding the oppurtunity clearly.

    Before joined this business I used Amway health care products for 2 months and it gave me good result. Not expected before taking them :). Then I heard the plan and joined there after.

    Here are my personal views:

    No doubt this is a long term business if you build it part-time along with your job/profession/traditional business.

    We have two challenges in any business
    a) Developing our own system
    b) Developing people and attach them to the system

    If we are going to start any traditional business we have above two challenges!!!!

    But in a franchise and in few networking companies we have only one challenge as system was already there. It means we have the challenge of dealing/developing people to attach to the system.

    If you are working your own way, maximum times you are welcoming failure. You need to follow the system which was proven to be successful.

    In Amway we have system defined by Britt World Wide. What it tells you is
    a) Read a positive mental attitude book daily 15-30 min
    b) Listen to a successful member casette/CD
    c) Attend meetings

    and follow 9 core steps and 3 cardinal rules!!!

    We cannot judge a networking business by seeing only one team or few members who are building the business.
    Successful businesses are successful systems.

    I ran away in my engineering because of seeing my friend’s intention to get me in. He don’t know the business clearly :).

    Sorry if my lecture bored you!!!

    Take care

    Chaitanya

  5. hi

    amway is a great buiness where we ll get great oppurtunities to develope our std of living and the pdts are really good and even though the price is high it worth it.

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