Fernando and Alexandra Obregon
Building Their Business For Their Parents and Children – Florida, “We had to learn how to overcome many challenges and just focus on our reasons for building this business: our parents and our children,” says Alexandra Obregon.
“We made promises to both of them, because that gave us strength to keep running toward the next goal.
“I used to tell Allan (9) and Samantha (5) a story every night about a little prince and princess whose parents worked very hard at their AMWAY™ business. They wanted to become Emeralds so that the little prince and princess could have a house with a pool. I loved to see the sparkle in their eyes,” she says.
Then one day the story came true, complete with squeals of delight.
It wasn’t that long ago that Fernando and Alexandra felt life was more like a bad dream.
“We worked a lot,” she says. “Fernando worked 14-, 15-hour days as a supermarket manager. I worked 8- to 10-hour days at a bank. Allan went to the sitter’s. We were hardly ever together as a family.”
When they learned about the AMWAY business opportunity, “All I heard was that if we reached the 25 percent level, I could quit my job,” says Alexandra. She was on maternity leave with Samantha at the time. “That was in January. In March, we made our goal and I never went back.”
Fernando joined her and the kids at home last year.
“The biggest surprise since starting our AMWAY business was realizing that I never again have to work for somebody else,” he says. “The most important thing to us now is to keep sharing this business opportunity with others.”
Originally from Columbia, “We’re also motivated by the needs of children in our homeland,” he says. “Someday we’d like to build a free children’s hospital there.”
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