If you are reading this there is a good chance you are thinking about beginning your own home business. If you are looking at starting an Amway distributorship, or becoming an Independent Business Owner, to use an Amway term, then you are doing the right thing by researching your options first.
In the following article I have tried to be as fair and unbiased as possible. I have nothing against Amway or multi-level marketing in general but I do feel it is important for people to know what they are getting in to when setting up a home business.
A Brief History of Amway
Amway was founded in 1959 by Jay Van Andel and Richard DeVos and was based in Ada, Michigan. MRF Tyres Distributorship daliye Their first product was called Frisk, a concentrated organic cleaner which went on to become known as L.O.C (Liquid Organic Concentrate). The company continued to add products over the years and now manufactures over 450 different products.
Amway’s largest selling brand is the Nutrilite range of health supplements, but it still produces cleaning products, beauty products, water filters and much, much more.
Alticor Inc., Amway’s parent company, reported sales exceeding $9.2 billion in 2010.
There have been several controversies during Amway’s history including several accusations of being a pyramid scheme, and there has been proceedings against some Amway distributors for various illegal activities.
Positives about becoming an Amway distributor
Multi-Level Marketing is a legitimate business model, and so setting up a multi-level marketing based home business is a perfectly valid way of earning income.
Some individuals and couples have become very wealthy in Amway, and they just started out as a distributor from home.
With hard work and dedication it is possible to earn a good income being an Amway distributor.
Amway has a wide range of training and personal development resources available for distributors.
There is a certain sense of being part of a giant family that comes with joining Amway.
At times it can be fun
Negatives about becoming an Amway distributor
Rightly or wrongly there is still a certain stigma associated with having an Amway distributorship
Over half of all distributors make no money at all
The average income for an IBO is around $100 per month
As distributors are generally encouraged to ‘work’ their private networks there is a risk of harming personal relationships
To be successful you really need to be good at face to face sales and be good at, well, networking
Before you make a decision on whether or not to get an Amway distributorship it is important to consider if it would be the right fit for YOU. Not everyone has the right personality for direct selling and if you are trying to do something you are not comfortable with you probably won’t do it very well. There are, however, other types of home businesses that may suit you better, so it pays to look around, perhaps literally.