Jose and Ana Diaz – Emerald
Jose and Ana Diaz always loved working in sales, marketing, and business administration, but they were increasingly dissatisfied with the status quo management they encountered.
“We saw product and service quality sacrificed, effort and innovation taken for granted, and cutthroat competition encouraged,” explains Jose. “We realized the only way for us to break out of that business mold was self-employment.” So Jose and Ana emigrated from the Dominican Republic, became street vendors, and eventually opened their own clothing stores. Then they saw the AMWAY™ business opportunity, and knew that it offered something different. Their plan was for Ana to start building the business, then later Jose would leave the stores and join her.
“The sales incentive plan motivated me, and I loved selling NUTRILITE® and ARTISTRY® products, but it was slow-going at first,” admits Ana. “However, with the encouragement and mentoring of my upline, it gave us the confidence we needed to retail products and the business started to grow!”.
Today the couple says they’re rewarded in ways they never even imagined. They love having the flexibility to spend more time hanging out with sons, Xavier and Roy. They also enjoy supporting and sharing ideas with other IBOs.
“We’ve found a whole new way to succeed in business on our terms,” says Jose. “And it’s working great!”
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