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 an 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 needed five legs on standing order tape and three legs attending functions. I’m not sure about the current requirements.
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 12-months.
That was at the peak of my Amway business. Sadly, my business collapsed and people ended up leaving the business as quickly as I could recruit them.
I think the Amway Eagle qualification is a good idea, because it’s a good blueprint for success. Having six 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.
A Better Option Than Eagle
Here’s a better option to being an Amway 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 5 personal retail customers. Use a few products yourself, but don’t go broke buying more products than you can afford. Buy what you need and will use, and then focus on retailing.
Once you have at least five retail customers who order from you every month, you want to start recruiting distributors. As you recruit new distributors, you should help them acquire a few customers quickly, so they are profitable, right out the gate. This will help with retention.
Once you have three or four distributors sponsored, start taprooting people. Help everyone find a few customers and recruit a few distributors. 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 out and start new legs.
Always work at the deepest point in each leg with the newest, most excited distributor. Build your business from the bottom up!
Once you’ve built three legs five to ten levels deep, you will have a strong foundation in place to build a successful business and hit Platinum and beyond. Then you can start building legs four, five, and six.
As you work 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 training materials will not grow your business. Ultimately, retailing and recruiting are what will grow your business. Make it a goal to approach five new prospects per day if you want to recruit 2-4 new distributors per month.
And most importantly, 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. Focus on MOVING PRODUCTS and CREATING VOLUME.
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 the right 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. Have a great day.
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.