Amway Scam Or Not? Review Exposes Amway Global

Are you looking online and doing your due diligence by doing some research to find out more about the Amway Scam?

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Amway Scam

You are most likely here for two reasons and two reasons only. You were either introduced to Amway by a friend, family member, or maybe seen it featured online.

Secondly, you are already currently involved with Amway as an IBO or distributor.

Either way you are here at the perfect time because I am going to be shedding some light on Amway, if the “Amway Scam” is true, my past experience as an Amway IBO (why I failed), and #1 problem of why 97% of Amway IBO’s fail in the business.

Amway Scam – What Is Amway?

Amway is an American direct sales/network marketing company that sells a variety of products, primarily in the health, beauty, and home care markets to consumers and independent business owners.

Amway was founded in 1959 by Jay Van Andel and Richard DeVos. Based in Ada, Michigan, the company and family of companies under Alticor reported sales of USD$11.3 billion for the year ended December 31, 2012 – the seventh consecutive year of growth for the company.

Amway’s product lines include home care products, personal care products, jewelry, electronics, Nutrilite dietary supplements, water purifiers, air purifiers, insurance and cosmetics. Amway conducts business through a number of affiliated companies in more than a hundred countries and territories around the world.

Amway was ranked No.114 among the largest global retailers by Deloitte in 2006, and No.25 among the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes in 2012. Amway is also ranked as the No. 2 direct sales companies in overall business growth and sales.

So is Amway Scam still true? Let’s find out…

Amway Review – Is The Amway Scam True?

Is Amway A Scam? Amway is not a scam. Amway is a legit company and its business model is around referral based marketing (mlm/direct sales industry) instead of paying for advertising, billboards, tv commercials, etc. They pay their IBO’s or distributors a small commissions for helping them get the word out and when someone buys product from that IBO.

The reason you may be thinking that its a scam or pyramid scheme is because you have heard of someone that didn’t make money with the company or that you don’t want to lose money. The scam allegations come about from IBO’s who don’t find any success with their business. Now keep in mind.

The majority of Amway IBO’s have no skills or knowledge of how to run a successful business. So they don’t know anything about recruiting, sponsoring, closing, attraction marketing, generating leads, and building a profitable business.

This leads to them thinking Amway is a scam or previous reps end up giving the company a bad reputation because they say the Amway scam is true… Which it is not!

Can you really make money with Amway though? The answer is YES, but you need a game plan and marketing strategy in order to generate traffic, leads, close sales, and grow your business/team of customers and IBO’s.

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Amway Scam – Why I Failed…

Just like 97% of the direct sales and network marketing representatives, I earned now money with Amway. Did I make a sale or two? Yes I did, but I also paid for my product or monthly auto-ship to keep my business center and account active and eligble to earn commissions. So therefore I basically broke even and didn’t make an income with Amway Global. I too was blaming the company and was calling it an Amway Scam.

The truth and reality of it is that I had no idea how to run a business efficiently and effectively. I was a college freshmen, back in 2006, when I first got started with Amway as an IBO, and boy was I excited.

I joined because I wanted to make more money while in college/school because lets face it, I was a broke college student.

However, I did what my upline and sponsor told me to do… Make a list of friends, family, etc. Talk to them about the products, business opportunity, and invite them to a presentation/meeting or get them on a 3 way call. I got sick and tired of feeling like I was hassling my friends and family, was frustrated and didn’t want to chase them around anymore and begging people (even strangers) to buy products from me or join my business/team.

Sound familiar?

Amway Scam – #1 Problem Facing Amway IBO’s

If you are currently in Amway and you are struggling with your business you are most likely facing the #1 problem that all representatives in Amway and in this industry as a whole face, which is the inability to generate target leads for their business. You might be even thinking yourself, is this an Amway Scam?

When I got started with Amway Global back in 2006, like you, I too though at first it was a scam or pyramid scheme. But than I decided just to take the dive because it was working for others. I was told by my upline to build or make a list of all my friends, family members, etc and contact them to sell products and present to them the business opportunity. And if possible, schedule a home event or get them to a local hotel meeting, on a 3 way call, or attend a live webinar presentation.

While this marketing strategies are great, and yes that does work at times, but the conversion rates are very low. And lets face it…is it working for you? No. Do you like chasing around or harrasing your friends, family, and even strangers to join your business or buy you Amway’s products? People who call your business an Amway Scam? No. Is it fun? HECK NO lol

No one likes doing that. The major problem is that you trying to talk with people who have no interest in what you are offering. You need to learn how to implement an attraction marketing system to ATTRACT the right buyers and business opportunity seekers. These are people that are already currently looking for what you have to offer. So they are more targeted and more likely to join your team or buy products from you.

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39 comments
vid_B
vid_B

Amway is not a scam. The reason why people fail to be successful is because it is hard work just like any other business and not because it is a scam. Good people skills is a must for this kind of business and definitely, you need to be intelligent and clever in marketing your products just like in any other business. A lot of people fail in this business because they have little idea about money making skills or business skills. I have worked in corporate and I know the common thing among all the companies in the world is that they exaggerate about products, the lifestyle you will get and the money you will make. ALL companies do that. The only difference is that in Amway you are not sitting in a company building for your work. Rest depends on your selling skills. 

Man Sitting on a Hill
Man Sitting on a Hill

So you say Amway is scam, then you sell a tool to get people into that scam, you must be kidding!

cxleticia19
cxleticia19

Loved your article by the way Nathan!

yoonyoung
yoonyoung

I used to be an Amway and NuSkin distributor. I think the biggest problem with this type of business now is that, everyone knows about it and have heard about it.  There are so many many companies just like this and many more coming into the market. People are just plainly sick of hearing MLM product proposals. I do see a problem with this type of business but if your committed and willing to work hard, I can see that you will be successful.  I am not one who want to continue pressuring people to buy and make the minimum purchase to get my commission.  Many fail because they value friendship over their business and they don't want to constantly hound their down-line to make their monthly quota.  

Ishackkhalil
Ishackkhalil

@yoonyoung People don't know facts, people are unaccountable, people need leadership period. As a IBO with prior military service and had spent 5 years in the service building soldiers into leaders this business is dynamic. If the plan is not followed it will fail, but only fails if the IBO does not follow the blue print laid out by the upline who has fruit on the tree. Thank you for your post!


TropiCosmician
TropiCosmician

@yoonyoung how about we just eliminate monthly quota? everything will be perfect. We need to talk yoonyoung. I was with amway not once, but twice. And my only problem with amway is montly quota which is common with most MLMs. 

ElizabethMaryArmstrong
ElizabethMaryArmstrong

i am a amway ibo and i love the freedom it give me of not having someone tell me what to do, yes it work no not event your upline it not work, you meat people help people plus the new items they have gotten are better then anything you get in the store today 

EddyMarino
EddyMarino

@ElizabethMaryArmstrong : Hey so i just signed up With Amway and I Wanted to know how it all Works. i kind of know how to get income But I Just Waant to know your point of view, can you tell Me?

snowsean720
snowsean720

One of my best friends (whom I've known since the 3rd grade) has become a Amway IBO. He and I are very close, however we have different interests. He invited me over one night to participate in a meeting and I agreed. After the 2 hour long meeting, I knew that this was a scam to make money off of him. I tried to tell him and convince him that Amway will just make money off of his hopefulness by selling him hope (making him buy motivational tapes). No doubt I love the guy, but damn his pride. He's a very committed guy and great at whatever he chooses to do. 

Apparently the lesson they are currently teaching him is to not affiliate with those who are not interested in Amway (myself and numerous other friends). So it sounds like Amway is not only trying to take over his life, money, and hope but now they are trying to have him stay away from his friends. Even true friends.

Well Amway... I want you to know that even though your system may be very manipulative, you won't be able to mess with me and my friends. You can try all you want to tell my best friend to forget his friends, but you won't have the control to tell his friends and tell them to stay away from your loyal IBO. I hope you burn in hell for being responsible for ruining other powerful friendships due to your greediness. It's never going to work on me or my best friend. I'm an electrical engineer who'll do my best to provide him 20 times better advise than you'll ever give him. So go ahead and try to tell him different, I don't mind handling a challenge.

luv sweets
luv sweets

Good on you for sticking up to your friend . Back in 1997, I was introduced to Amway. I even went to the conference that was in another state, here in Australia.

It was really stupid and like a cult.

I hated it. I would never hassle people to make money. It is so wrong on so many levels.

I don't even like Amway products.

JonBrandusa
JonBrandusa

@luv sweets That's very cool that you wouldn't want to hassle people for money. The problem with every MLM is not that you must hassle others, it is that you must lie to them at the same time. For a little bit of money. Not cool. And not legal under FTC Section 5.

cookie1972
cookie1972

I could not agree more that Amway will take over your life and it will also help you lose boyfriends too. My daughter is going to be. Senior in high school along with her ex-boyfriend. His parents have started this and now they brainwashed him into it. His mom talked to my daughter about supporting him and he did too. She stood firm in her answer of "no". Unfortunately it cost her their relationship of 18 months because she would not support him. Well buddy, good luck finding bother girlfriend as her because you are never getting her back! So sad that he valued Amway over their relationship. I absolutely can't wait to watch his parents fail along with him, I hope A,way sucks them beyond dry.

cxleticia19
cxleticia19

If your daughter really loved him she would have supported him.I'm positive if they stick through it their business will flourish and the only ones that will look dumb are you and your daughter.

Ishackkhalil
Ishackkhalil

@snowsean720 The mp3's are not just for motivation but also knowledge of the business and how to think, multi-millionaires think different from employed people, which is taught through Business of the 21st century it lays the format of how to not think like an employee, being employed is a scam and a pyramid. one you never make more than the ceo, two you pay into social security which you will never see a penny of, that is a ponzi scheme. 


Association is powerful, if you wanna be huge at the gym you associate with built people that is what they are talking about with friends. They are saying surround yourself with like minded people, example; do you spend a lot of time with people that snort cocaine? Case and point.


To your last paragraph, I'll bury you in facts you can fight yourself all day long, and revel in ignorance, or accept the facts and move forward. This is an open challenge, my number is 503 719 3613 schedule an appointment so we can be face to face, its what real men do, If you can't rise to the challenge I understand since truth is hard to face.

Ishackkhalil
Ishackkhalil

@JonBrandusa @luv sweets Are you really hassling? Drop ship to house of products they already buy and are not being paid from? Small business owner vs. Consumer, hands down no contest, tax deductions make money off of products vs. just buying them and going back to your job again for more money? Being broke sure is fun! Apple knows more than all of us, reflecting on others your own insecurities is sad. Yes the challenge is issued and open. 

Ishackkhalil
Ishackkhalil

@cookie1972 I agree this business shows your relationship, you either build it together or your relationship parishes, not because its bad but because one or the other is unwilling to grow, it also has you learn about relationships an example is reading the book about the 5 love langues to IMPROVE your relationship. You only fail the business if you quit, weird how its like the gym, if you go you succeed if you don't you fail, challenge is open. 

TropiCosmician
TropiCosmician

@JonBrandusa @luv sweets running a business with credibility is very important.. I totally agree. But the problem is not the company necessarily, it is actually the IBOs. well, most IBOs lol

alecia_mlmleads
alecia_mlmleads

Thank you for sharing your experience with Amway. They have definitely impacted the world. I like learning from people's experiences like yours. Thanks for sharing!

TonyGonzalez1
TonyGonzalez1

havent started yet but i dont trust it so im most likely gonna deny my recruiters this saturday... to have to buy into the company is BS in itself 

JonBrandusa
JonBrandusa

@TonyGonzalez1 Good work, don't trust any multilevel marketing scam (MLM) All of them conceal the 99%+ loss rate that consumers are bound to face due to the impossible math of a pyramid scheme. It's not opinion, all MLM companies carry an investment loss rate greater than 99%. Companies like Amway, Herbalife, Monavie, USANA, NuSkin, Veema, Xango and a few hundred others, all scam you by implying you can earn extra income by buying into the companies products, and then recruiting new participants who sell and recruit for you in something they call a "downline."


These businesses sell the hope of getting rich by recruiting recruiters to sell overpriced products that don't move in real markets. The products of any MLM have to be extremely cheap to manufacture and must retail at inflated, unrealistic prices because in effect, the products are simply used to move money into the pyramid scheme. Just remember that there are several hundred MLMs in existence in 2014 and all of them are scams.

silvercross
silvercross

I agree most have a high loss rate because there is no system in place to help. I have found one which is already in the global 100 in its first 3yrs of business. The CEO takes no salary and inventory is free. You can't loose with a guy like Jeff Olsen leading the way

Ishackkhalil
Ishackkhalil

@TonyGonzalez1 Oh do you mean a business licence? Yeah your totally right....Costco makes you purchase a membership for 55 dollars to get in or 110 to get 2% back, total scam BS, you need leadership and World Wide Group provides that. 

keneddies
keneddies

I was in, my upline made diamond in 1983, and has not progressed since, even though he's been at it for over 40 years. He had to go out in the real world and get  a job with all the "losers" after all those years. John and Maureen Minaudo of Charleston, SC. Look 'em up, ask them about their PV!

ShariffDuruGordon
ShariffDuruGordon

@keneddies If they went diamond they should be making at least $400,000. Them going back to get a job is either a lie you just made up or they quit. Stop hating on amway, you're probably one of the broke ones.

keneddies
keneddies

@ShariffDuruGordon @keneddies 

I was a very broke Ambot, in debt up to my ears, but I've recovered now, and everything is much better. Open you eyes and your mind and do some diligent research, if you can torture your brainwashed self to spend some time thinking NEGATIVE for a moment or two. 

ShariffDuruGordon
ShariffDuruGordon

@keneddies idiot!...if they went diamond, they dont need a job. Diamond is at least $400,000 a year without bonuses. You're either lying or they quit. Thats still more than what you make in 5 years probably.

Txfrill
Txfrill

Lmao i like how these amway fanboys are calling people that have real jobs broke lol 99% fail rate.. Dont use that excuse that people don't put in the work, I can put in 100% effort to sell dogshit, but I wont make anything cuz its still dogshit. You are ignoring the 99% fail rate and apparently ignoring the 100% success rate if you get a real job. I heard someone saying you aren't bound to the 9-5 chains in amway . As a Real business owner and many real business owners know that in owning a Real business u wish u had that 9-5 and thats it. Owning a real business is 24/7. So pull ur heads out of ur asses

shamzosantana80
shamzosantana80

Lol doesnt mean you a anway fan that you broke if you with amway and if you still broke. You must be really dumb boy since what you learn from amway you apply it in real life you can be succesful even without amway. You could hate on amway but you still doing your retarded ass job that you dont even like and still be taking orders from others. Grow up guy if you dont like it please dont comment since you know what? YA YOU STILL FUCKING BROKE.

Ishackkhalil
Ishackkhalil

@keneddies Like the gym if you get a membership there is no guarantee, it only works if you use the membership. 

sharm6420
sharm6420

We also were in business in Amway and we DID make money.  We worked hard and earned it.  BUT, as with any business, especially a direct marketing, we had uplines (the people above us) who were cheats and liars and only wanted money for themselves, not others.  They in effect, stopped us at a certain level from making anymore money.  We changed to a different group, but by then our dynamic was gone and we couldn't do much.  As with any business, NOT just Amway, you have to deal with people.  And THAT is the problem.  My husband got tired of fighting and not getting anywhere and he quit.  I am still in it because, let's face it, the products ARE the BEST.  We started sometime around 1986.  We met some fantastic people, we had the time of our lives, and it WAS our life.  I missed it terribly, and I still miss alot of those people.  But through it, we came away with MANY many good things learned, and still do have some very close friends from it.  My upline now is my VERY best friend in the world, more like a sister.  We are older now and have plenty of money for ourselves, so our interest is not in making money at this point, but simply living our wonderful lives now.  If you are out to make money, you CAN do it in Amway.  But the right way is the way to do it.  Don't cheat, be good to your people, and really believe in what you have and what you can do.

I was very glad to see this site from Nathan, because this is the real story.  Unfortunately people lie cheat and steal in every area of life and this is no different. Just be aware. And as we didn't do, don't be afraid to go all the way upline if your immediate sponsor isn't helping you.  We should have, but didn't. 

Give it a try and if nothing else you may meet lifelong friends through it. 


Nathan Argenta
Nathan Argenta moderator

@sharm6420 Great points here. Thank you for sharing your story and experience. And are you still involved as an IBO with Amway or no?


And I agree... Nothing to lose and you get a chance to improve your mindset, personal development, and meet some great people and make new friends :-)

JohnQuinlan
JohnQuinlan

@sharm6420 You used a lot of capital words. Sounds like you are yelling or trying way to hard to prove a point. Sorry. 

xredex
xredex

They didn't use that many capitals at all, and that was kinda rude. But, I suppose I'd have to agree actually after reading their comment a bit more.

Itsmyopinion
Itsmyopinion

I was in Amway but unfortunately with someone who said he put in the work. No he did not. The reality is we were in Worldwide had "friends" our up line saying how much they loved us. I lost very precious years with my babies because we had to go to meetings, out of town functions oh and "show the plan". Well by the time my youngest was starting high school and all of the "dreams" were nowhere in sight I said "I am done"

We made no money, no "dreams" came to fruition and someone else spent time with my babies/children. And I was to become a certain type of wife. My identity was not mine anymore. Ever heard of Stepford Wife?

Now, after leaving Amway/Worldwide those wonderful "friends" you know up line have never returned my calls.

You can do anything you decide to do. Just don't give others false hope. Be honest and be you.