As I mentioned earlier on this site, I am a former Amway distributor and was once affiliated with the World Wide Dream Builders.
This was a AMO or Motivational Organization within Amway, sometimes referred to as a line of sponsorship.
During my two and a half years in the company, I achieved the status of Eagle.
At that time (2003) an Eagle was someone who had six legs earning a bonus check of 100 PV or more.
Additionally, you had to have five legs on standing order tape and 3 legs attending functions.
To reach the status of Eagle, I sponsored 13 people and had 67 people in my group.
I consistently maintained 2500-3800 PV for about a year.
That was at the peak of my Amway business.
Sadly, my business started to collapse and people ended up leaving the business as quickly as I could put them into the business.
Looking back, I’m proud of my achievements with Amway, but I would have done things a little bit differently, knowing what I know now.
Hopefully, you can learn from my mistakes.
If you are at the 2,500 PV Pin or are an Eagle, here are a few things I recommend to you.
1) Sponsor 6-12 New Distributors Immediately: One of the best things you can do is go out and build new groups.
Don’t abandon the distributors you have now, but realize that you won’t hit your goals in Amway with your current group.
If you sponsor another 6-12 distributors personally, you should find two or three serious distributors to work with.
These new distributors will held build momentum and growth in your business.
As I see it, you never want more than half your volume coming from one leg.
2) Work in Depth as Quickly as Possible: The sooner you can start working in depth in your Amway business, the better off you will be.
This lets you work smart and leverage other people’s contacts.
Try to drive each leg at least 10 levels deep as quickly as possible.
As you do this, you will find more leaders in depth and you will find people you can work with personally.
Personally, I’d rather have six legs that are each 10 levels deep, than have 60 personally sponsored people.
Width makes you profitable, but depth gives you added security.
3) Get More Retail Customers: One of the best things you can with your Amway business is to get an additional 5-10 personal retail customers as quickly as possible.
EVERY business needs customers.
Every rep should maintain at least 10 customers who order every single month before they go out and try to sponsor a bunch of people (just my two cents).
This will boost your PV total and help you increase your monthly bonus check.
I also recommend you teach your group how to do the same thing.
Retailing might not be sexy, but it is important.
4) Watch Your Business Cash Flow: While the tools and functions can be helpful, you really need to watch your cash flow for your business.
Don’t spend all your profits on business tools.
Don’t spend all your profits buying unneeded inventory or trying to “buy” your next rank.
Track your income and expenses each month so you can keep your Amway business profitable, right from the beginning.
All entrepreneurs have a responsibility to manage their business finances.
Here’s one final tip.
Remember that the ONLY two activities that grow your business are RETAILING and RECRUITING.
Spend 90% or more of your business hours on those two activities and you will make money.
Don’t confuse training, going to events, and going to meetings with growing your business.
As Michael Gerber says “work on your business, not in it.”
On a side note, I would love to hear from other current and former Eagles involved in the Amway business.
I’d like to know what line of sponsorship you are affiliated with, what your “Eagle” requirements are, and what you had to personally do reach that level.
Just leave a comment to this post to share the information with the rest of our community.