Dirk & Laura Taylor – Emerald
Dirk Taylor was delivering golf carts and managing a chicken farm when he saw the AMWAY™ business opportunity. Gentleman farmer? Renaissance man?
“Neither,” says the 4-year Virginia Tech. football player who originally planned a career in pharmaceutical sales. “My brother needed his carts delivered, and my Dad needed someone to farm the property he’d just purchased. I said I’d do it.” That “will-do” attitude has served Dirk well.
Laura was sponsored by Dirk when they started dating, and three years later they became partners–in life and in business. With a degree in psychology, Laura says her goal was always to find a way to help people realize their potential. “Our AMWAY business provides the perfect opportunity to do that.”
The couple’s customer base consists mostly of friends and family. ARTISTRY® skin care and the NUTRILITE® sports nutrition and supplement line are especially popular with their younger customers who are young, busy and active.
Dirk and Laura love the “family feel” of their business – and not just because Dirk’s parents and two of his brothers are IBOs. “Our upline support, encouragement, and mentoring is invaluable,” says Laura. “They’re our extended family.”
“This business has always been more than just the income potential,” adds Dirk. “We’ve built our team through relationships and service. The results are priceless.”
The average monthly gross income earned by “active” IBOs was $115 (U.S.)/$181 (CAN.).
The percentage of IBOs who achieved Double Diamond and above qualification in FY08 was .0038%.
Based on an independent survey during 2001, approximately 66% of all IBOs of record were found to be active. “Active” means an IBO attempted to make a retail sale, or presented the Amway Independent Business Owner Compensation Plan, or received bonus money, or attended a company or IBO meeting in the year 2000.
“Gross Income” means the amount received from retail sales, minus the cost of goods sold, plus the amount of Performance Bonus retained. There may be significant business expenses, mostly discretionary, that may be greater in relation to income in the first years of operation. The success depicted may reflect income and investments outside the IBO Plan.
Emerald Income Disclosure