Alejandro and Karen Acosta
A Light For Others – “You have to have goals in order to grow,” believes Alejandro Acosta. When Alejandro learned about the AMWAY™ business opportunity, his first goal was to make it work with his job as a cab driver. “I was working 4 a.m. to midnight when I started, so I sold products to the customers in my cab.”
By the time he met Karen – who attended a business meeting with a friend while visiting from El Salvador – he was well on his way to Platinum.
A hair stylist by training, Karen opened a salon after moving to California to be with Alejandro. In the little time they had together, “She wanted to be sitting and I wanted to be walking around!” he says, laughing.
One day, they decided enough was enough. It was time to set a new goal and use their AMWAY business to build a life of more choices.
“The best thing to come out of this business has been leaving our jobs,” Alejandro says. “It freed us up to relocate to Oklahoma to be closer to my family.”
These days, the Acostas enjoy being the ones who get to sleep in while Karen’s kids (Mario, 23, and Karen, 19) head off to their jobs. “They’re eager to hit higher pin levels (in their own AMWAY businesses) so they can enjoy being their own bosses, too!” says Karen.
She and Alejandro also have two children together: Alejandro (11) and Alexa (6). They love being able to spend more quality time with all of their children, especially on travels.
“Without this opportunity, my life would not have changed to this extent (including overcoming his fear of flying),” says Alejandro.
“Our No. 1 goal is to be a light on the path for others so they, too, can share this dream,” says Karen.
The average monthly Gross Income for “active” IBOs was $202.
Approximately 46% of all IBOs were active.
U.S. IBOs were considered “active” in months in 2010 when they attempted to make a retail sale, or presented the Amway IBO Compensation Plan, or received bonus money, or attended an Amway or IBO meeting. “Gross Income” means the amount received from retail sales, minus the cost of goods sold, plus monthly bonuses and cash incentives. It excludes all annual bonuses and cash incentives, and all non-cash awards. There may be significant business expenses, mostly discretionary, that may be greater in relation to income in the first years of operation.
The approximate percentage of Direct Fulfillment IBOs in North America who achieved Emerald status in FY10 was 0.0281%.
Emerald Income Disclosure