Giselle Gagg and Manuel Diaz
It’s Our Way of Life – Lucrative jobs in small Caribbean countries like the Dominican Republic are hard to come by. Before beginning his AMWAY™ business, Manuel Díaz made purses for gift shops. Giselle worked for her parents’ company, selling marble flooring. They met when Manuel came into the store to purchase some flooring, “and instead of buying marble, I took Giselle,” he kids.
After he and Giselle got married, they made a commitment to grow their business together, focusing on how the opportunity could help others. “We talked to people about the fact that it was a global business, one that could change their lives and help them expand their financial goals,” says Manuel.
They focused on education and sales as the pathways to success. “People need to learn how to build their businesses in a professional way and to create sales volume so they can be profitable from the start,” he states.
The two say they’ve always been “fanatics” about health and beauty, so those are the first categories they zero in on when making presentations. “We always start with NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® because of its composition of vitamins and minerals, and also with the ARTISTRY® Microdermabrasion System because you can see the results instantly; it’s a very powerful demonstration,” says Giselle.
They also take advantage of all the educational opportunities available to them through Amway and encourage downline IBOs to use online training from The Learning Center and the Brand Experience training sessions offered at the Dominican Service Center. “We also put on lots of workshops that give IBOs hands-on experience with the products,” says Giselle.
It’s a way of life
Not only has business in the Dominican changed a great deal since those early years, the couple say they have changed, too, “180 degrees,” according to Manuel. “We breathe, sweat, and shower with Amway; it is a way of life for us.”
“As Founders Diamonds, we feel we can show people that this business really does work and dreams do come true,” says Manuel. “Yes, it’s challenging, and yes, there are obstacles, just like with anything else.
But it’s much better to dedicate five to 10 years to this than to spend the rest of your life working for somebody else.”
“As Founders Diamonds, we feel an even greater commitment and responsibility to help others reach higher levels.”
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%.
Diamond Income Disclosure