Growing up in the business is not enough – Joe & Kelli Victor
Joe & Kelli Victor, Founders Platinum, started business in June 1999, Canton, Ohio
Joe Victor grew up knowing he wanted to build his own AMWAY™ business. Watching his grandfather and now his mother and father build theirs, he knew the joy of lasting friendships, the security of a close-knit family, and the fun of being able to travel in style.
On the other hand, Kelli knew nothing about AMWAY until the day she asked Joe’s parents the big question: “What is it you do?” Right then she signed on as Joe’s first IBO.
Now married with two kids, Roxi (5) and Joey (3), Joe and Kelli are completely immersed in their AMWAY business. Kelli loves how she’s able to work and be a stay-at-home mom. Joe plans to hold onto his day job (managing his parent’s business) until their own business reaches the goals they’ve set. Joe explains, “Even though I grew up in the business I still need to grow in it. Kelli and I know we have a lot of work to do. We’re ready to do it!”
Reflecting on those friends who said “no” to the business, Kelli says, “Our lives are taking very different directions. It’s not the material things as much as I feel that the business fosters stronger relationships. Joe and I have both time and space to work together on our goals and how we’ll accomplish them. We’re able to be home with the kids and enjoy them.” One of Joe and Kelli’s dreams is to drive the kids across the United States in a motorcoach.
“This business is our common denominator,” Joe says. “We have couple friends who rarely see each other; he goes one way, she goes another. They come home and put on their sweats. What do they have in common, other than when the mortgage is due? Kelli and I are our best when we’re together. I love her and our kids. I want to spend my life with them.”
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 Global 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.