Juana & Roberto Hernandez – Emerald
“We wanted a better future for our kids,” explains Juana Hernandez of her and Roberto’s choice to endure an 18-month separation in order to bring daughter Chabely (18) and son Roberto (9) to the States.
The better life proved elusive, however. “We were always looking for options to help supplement our income,” he says.
Juana enrolled in college to become an accountant. Roberto installed commercial security systems. Both picked up part-time work whenever they could.
Roberto recalls Juana often saying, “I need a job where I have to talk a lot and can speak Spanish!” They were excited about the possibilities when they were introduced to the AMWAY ™ business opportunity.
“The products are high quality,” says Juana, sharing that the Cuban community enthusiastically embraces the LEGACY OF CLEAN™ Product line and ARTISTRY® Skin Care and Cosmetics. “We like looking good and showing off!” she jokes.
“Everyone falls in love with the products once they try them,” adds Roberto. “The key is learning to demonstrate and sell the products and speak with confidence.”
That would’ve been a tall order for this introvert a few years back. He credits his newfound confidence to the training and support of their upline. “More than anything, we want to help others see that everyone possesses the power to change and create a better future.”
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