Saturday, September 19, 2009

Amway, David Steadson, and the 50 Year Argument (did you get your Google Alert David?)

One of the things that the lunatic fringe defending Amway seems to do is harp on the fact that Amway has been around for 50 years so it's gotta be good.

Being in business for 50 years has been done by lots of companies big and small. Bottom line is, you need to have a reason for people to want to do business with you, and being around for 50 years isn't necessarily a good reason. You need to have something compelling people to want to do business with you.

How does this translate in the Amway business?

In North America, the Amway name has been dragged through the ditch plus is the subject of relentless ridicule in many circles. In my humble and informed opinion, this is because Amway was complicit to a number of abuses going on with unjustifiably high prices, as well as the motivational tools business which Amway did (and I personally think continues to do) nothing about.

Amway may be a good business across the Atlantic. I have no experience with it there. All I know is that the practices seem very familiar, and it didn't end well in North America for Amway. Furthermore, I believe Amway is continuing to decline on this continent, which is why they are investing so heavily overseas, hoping against hope that their reputation won't precede them.

That's why they've drastically changed their mantra about paying advertising money to their distributors. I can't watch a football game without seeing an Amway commercial! Anyone who I've seen respond to the commercials laughs because they think Amway is "a scam".

Point is, after 50 years, it's not much more than a running joke in North America among the vast majority of the populace.

In my opinion, it's going to take less than 5 years to have that same rep in the east.

50 years in business won't stop the truth from coming out. Moving your problems to other countries won't help either.

Fix the problem, or you'll run out of quitters sooner than later.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Just my opinion Orrin......

I posted the following comment to Orrin regarding his "Total Success" post. It seemed like a lot of typing to just not get it published, so I'll publish it myself. Go ahead and watch the video. Interesting.


I see how you nicely gloss over the issue as though you actually address it.

Fact of the matter is I don't care about the money you and your brethren make, and you assume much when you think I'm jealous.

Fact of the matter is, it's my personal belief that you make most of your money selling motivation (which you refuse to call motivation, instead it's leadership).

You can't sell leadership in MLM style and therefore need a product, which is a $40 bottle of juice. In my opinion, this is how you make it legal for you to continue selling motivation.

The problem the critics have is the lack of transparency you and your "leaders" live by, and in my opinion, count on.

For instance, what does the TEAM organizational structure look like? How did it look in Amway? Exactly.

If people knew the real truth, you may find yourself applying for a job again.

I particularly admire how you haven't got the jam to deal head on with the critics and how you continue to try and control information.

If I'm wrong, please let me know. Unless you are willing to show the compensation plan in the "leadership" business, my mind is made up.

The fact that you won't share the compensation plan within TEAM for selling motivation speaks volumes.

I'm doubting you will have the nuts to post this, because again, you don't post anything contradictory to what you profess. What kind of leadership doesn't allow for open and honest discussion?


Friday, September 11, 2009

This is Funny.....

Michman turns David Steadson/IBOFB into a bit of a Tex!


If the facts are on your side, pound on the facts.

If morality is on your side, pound on morality.

If neither is on your side, pound on the table.


That Weird Al Yankovic.....

He sure can sing....


Special thanks to the Youtube user "Quixtarisascam"

Monday, September 07, 2009

Don't you Just Love........

People who can tell you what works, even if they aren't able to do it themselves?

I'm talking about our good friend David Steadson (aka IBOFightBack) of course.

David, feel free to prove me wrong, and that you are actually successful in Amway. Otherwise, I've got to believe the information I have at hand, which suggests you are not currently any sort of "leader" level in Amway.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

IBOFightback aka David Steadson does it again

Well, it's happened again. This post is a feeble attempt by Steadson to suggest Amway is a profitable business venture.

Joecool has written an excellent article debunking this pathetic attempt at making Amway appear acceptable, and he beat me to the punch with the more realistic facts.

David Steadson makes himself look like quite the ass to anyone who knows what's going on in Amway with his closing statement summarizing his post

"Amway IBOs get all their products free plus extra cash!"

If that were true, Amway would be A LOT more popular in North America than being the perpetual running joke that it is. Just think about it for a minute, and let the absurdity sink in.

"Amway IBOs get all their products free plus extra cash!"

Why Amway allows this guy to perpetuate fallacies about their business I'll never know, unless they're in cahoots with him. They deny it, so that can't possibly be the case.

To top it all off, the best information that the critics have right now is that David Steadson is a nothing 100PV IBO. Sure, maybe he did have a platinum business at one point. If that's the case, why not do it again?

I just get a kick out of how Steadson is always saying how easy it is, and how he suggests people who question the high prices and business model are

Funny thing is, I could match Steadson's level in Amway within a week just by buying products! An 100 PV expert on the matter it does not make him.

I do hope Amway allows him to continue, it makes it easier
to see what the business is truly all about.

I've got quite a bit going on in my life right now, and I apologize for the lack of posts. See you soon!