Elisabeth & Manuel Aguilera – Emerald
The Aguileras were first introduced to the AMWAY™ business opportunity years ago through Manuel’s brother Aberto, but did not pursue it until a few years later. Today, they are Emeralds and growing. How did that happen?
Manuel reports, “We started on an impulse. We were only 22. We weren’t clear on what we wanted. So we left and tried several different business opportunities. However, all that they did was accumulate a big clump of debt.”
Elisabeth adds, “We watched Aberto and Michele build their AMWAY business. They lived in the same building. We saw Michele leave her job. Through hard work, they had a new lifestyle and financial situation, and they had grown as people. That’s when we decided to get serious.”
What helped their steady rise? Manuel says, “We concentrated on giving a loving, open welcome to the people we met. If we could do something differently, we would have accelerated the process of internal change as a couple. As we learned to work together, our relationship became stronger and our business grew.”
Elisabeth adds, “When I meet someone, I ask them what they’d like to change in their life. When we know what they want for themselves and their family, we can help them to get it. We understand, because we’ve done it.”
Manuel agrees. “My determination and being bold helped us. But my passion to be a part of somebody else’s accomplishment is real. We focus on their goals.”
Elisabeth’s enthusiasm bubbles over, “Really, our life has changed incredibly. We dedicate ourselves to our business and spent time with our girls. We can sit down over lunch to hear about what they did at school. This business enriches our family, daily. And when we can stop to watch our daughters, Carmen Elena (15), Maria Jose (13), and Maria Gabriela (10) sing, we know that we can help support their dreams, too: to record a CD – and to become Diamonds in the AMWAY business one day!”
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