Amway Compensation Plan: How You Make Money in Amway

No matter what side of the fence you are on… Love them or hate them, Amway is here to stay!

And even though I am not a member of Amway and I have had my debates with Amway representatives, I do know that Amway is not a scam, has some great products and may people have earned some great money as an Amway home based business owner.

But how does the Amway compensation plan work?

To be quite honest, it is hard for me to explain. This video by Milton Harris does a much better job than I could:

What I am going to do today is give you 10 cool facts about the Amway compensation plan. If you find that I am wrong or you have any facts to add, feel free to voice your opinion in the comment area. All I ask is, be respectful.

Fact #1: You Can Earn Quick, Immediate Income

As an Amway Independent Business Owner (IBO), it is wise to get yourself started by getting the immediate income available.


You can simply purchase inventory at your special prices. Amway provides you with the suggested retail price and you can resell at that price, or whatever price you choose.

You already paid for the item, so you keep what you get from customers.

Many new IBOs use this method to start earning immediate profits.

Fact #2: It Stood Through Federal Trade Commission Investigation

Amway is the “poster child” for many other MLM compensation plans. In 1979 court proceedings, Amway was found to be a viable business opportunity because recruiting is not the only focus; selling products is also a focus. Plus, there is no requirements for IBOs on minimum orders. They are against “front end loading.”

Fact #3: BV and PV

The way the compensation plan is figured using business volume (BV) and point value (PV). Each product has both values. The BV determines how much money you make each month and the PV determines the bonus you receive.

The higher your PV, the bigger percentage you get of your BV.

Fact #4: Becoming A Silver Producer

To hit silver level, you have 3 ways:

  1. Get volume of 10,000 PV in 1 month
  2. Sponsor a 21% leg and maintain 4,000 PV in that same month
  3. Or sponsor 2 21% legs in any one month.

Fact #5: Leadership Bonuses

You can get a leadership bonus if you qualify with a 25% leg and the bonus rolls up the upline as long as each person has 2500 PV. If not, their bonus rolls up and they do not receive.

Fact #6: Cost To Start

An Amway IBO membership costs $60 per year. That is a low cost to start a home based business.

Fact #7: Becoming A Gold Producer

If you qualify as a Silver producer any 3 months of a 12 month period.

  1. Get volume of 10,000 PV in 3 months of 1 year
  2. Sponsor a 21% leg and maintain 4,000 PV in those same months
  3. Or sponsor 2 21% legs in any 3 months.

Fact #8: Becoming A Platinum Producer

To be a Platinum Producer, you must hold Silver for 6 months of 1 year and 3 of those months must be consecutive.

Fact #9: Becoming A Sapphire Producer

If you are a Platinum and can maintain 4,000 PV for 6 months of the year and sponsor 2 legs that both qualify at 21%. Or you can have 3 legs at 21% with no PV requirements.

Fact #10: You Can Become A Diamond

Many have done it but it requires hard work and dedication.

To qualify for Diamond Producer, you must be a Platinum and sponsor 6 legs at the 21% commission level for 6 months in a fiscal year.

Final Thoughts

As I said before, many people have become financially independent by working the Amway program. It takes hard work, persistence and passion.

I hope this post helps you make a choice if you are considering an Amway home based business.

If you have any comments or questions, please post them below.

Thank you.

Suggested Reading:

  1. Amway Emerald Qualification, Facts & Good to Know Stuff
  2. Amway Legend Bill Britt Tribute: Quotes, Lessons & Tips
  3. MLM Compensation Plans: The Different Types of MLM Pay Plans
  4. The Breakaway Compensation Plan: A Review

Disclaimer: Neither Online MLM Community nor I are affiliated with these Amway. This information is provided as a service for your education.

chuck holmes


Chuck Holmes
Network Marketing Professional (since 2002)
Author, Blogger, & Entrepreneur

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