Today, I’d like to take a few minutes and talk to you about the Amway Eagle qualification, and my experience achieving it.
As I mentioned earlier on this website, 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.
Amway Eagle Qualification & My Story
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.
I think the Amway Eagle qualification is a good idea, because it’s a good blueprint for success. Having 6 legs earning a check with five of those legs plugged into the system is a good thing. It means your team is positioned to grow. Of course, it’s not a guarantee for success, but it’s a good start.
Looking back, I’m proud of my achievements with Amway, but knowing what I know now, I would have done things a little bit differently. 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.
A Better Option Than Eagle
Here’s a better option to going Eagle, as I see it.
First off, do not be obsessed about the tools and seminars. Your first objective is to get profitable. You can do that fairly easily by maintaining 3-10 personal retail customers at all times. Use a few products yourself, on auto-ship, but don’t spend yourself broke buying ALL of the products. Nor, should you buy more than you can afford just to hit a pin qualification.
Once you have a few retail customers in place, you want to start sponsoring distributors. As you sponsor new distributors, you want to help them get a few customers quickly so they are profitable, right out the gate. This will help with retention.
Once you have two to five distributors sponsored, start taprooting people. Help everyone build depth. It’s much easier to help your team sponsor new distributors than for you to keep recruiting yourself. Drive each leg 10-20 people deep BEFORE you go and start new legs. Once you’ve built your two to five legs five to ten levels deep, you will have a strong foundation in place to build a successful business and hit Platinum.
As you’re working in depth, take some time to learn each person’s goals. Build friendships. Work with your workers. With everyone else, focus on taprooting them and driving depth until you find other people who are serious.
Feel free to utilize the tools and system, but keep in mind, you also need to do the work. Just going to events and listening to tapes will not grow your business. Ultimately, retailing and recruiting is what will grow your business. Make sure you are talking to minimum two to five new prospects daily.
Your number one focus should be creating volume. That is what you get paid to do. If people want to attend events and follow the system, great, but don’t force it on anyone or blackball people if they don’t want to.
In conclusion, these are my thoughts on the Amway Eagle qualification. Going Eagle is a good start for building a long-term successful Amway business, but don’t be so obsessed about it that you lose track of the big picture. Ultimately, you get paid to create volume. As long as you are making sales and generating volume in your team, you are on track.
What are your thoughts? Were you ever an Amway Eagle? Leave a comment below to let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.
Disclaimer: Amway is a registered trademark. Here is a link to their corporate site. I am in no way affiliated with the company. This article is just my opinion.