Jennie Ho and Marvin Kwok
Good health is something many people take for granted. Not Marvin Kwok and Jennie Ho. Their son, David, now 17, was born prematurely, and health issues took a toll on both mother and baby.
A friend recommended that they try NUTRILITE® supplements, “and after using supplements for a while,we both started feeling better,” says Jennie. Seeing the change in his wife and son prompted Marvin to start taking the supplements, too.
Jennie, who was a realtor at the time, decided to become an IBO so she could share the NUTRILITE products with others. “I used to feel sorry for myself because of my health problems. I thought I was just unlucky in life. But after I started my business, I found out there are a lot of people in worse situations than mine, and that, really, I was very fortunate. I like people and I can talk to anyone,” she says. “I started reading more about health and spent a lot of time studying our products so I could become more knowledgeable.”
Marvin was an electrician at an army base that closed down and he was out of a job. “Luckily, by then our AMWAY™ business had grown significantly,” he says. “That’s when we realized how important our financial security was.”
She and Marvin both feel blessed that their business allows them plenty of time to spend together and with David. “I’m a 24-hour husband and father now,” says Marvin. “I don’t have to follow anybody else’s schedule, like I did before. When my son wants me at his side, I’m there!”
In fact, David is helping his dad learn more about Facebook® and other online social media so they can reach customers in new ways. “I needed to catch up with the world!” laughs Marvin, who found the business sessions about online marketing at Achievers ’10 very helpful.
Be willing to learn
Jennie feels that a willingness to learn is key to having a successful AMWAY business. “Both the company and our sponsors provide so much training; they taught us step-by-step what to do, and also how important it is to never give up.” She says the classes and webinars she appreciates the most are those that give her information on the products. “It makes it easier to share the products when you have all the facts and claims about how and why they work.”
Because their good health is so precious to them, Jennie and Marvin want to keep it that way. “Every morning I go to the park and run while Jennie does her yoga. Then afterward, we get together and have lunch. It’s a wonderful lifestyle.”
They also enjoy traveling the world as they build their business internationally. “We tell people, if you want more control over your time – and your lives – the AMWAY business opportunity can give it to you.”
“This business is not difficult to understand, but you must have a willingness to learn and the patience to wait for your rewards.
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