Judith and Reinel Martin
A Beautiful and Blessed Business – Reinel Martin was so determined to succeed at his AMWAY™ business that he carved out two hours from his normal work schedule to devote to building it. What was already a long day – 7 a.m. to midnight – became even longer.
Reinel and Judith, who hail from Cuba, had achieved the American Dream in financial terms, but they felt anything but free. “It was a tired life, working seven days a week at our jobs,” he says. “We couldn’t even enjoy the boat we’d recently purchased.”
During a routine delivery one day, Reinel stumbled upon a presentation of the Amway Independent Business Owner Compensation Plan. He knew he’d found the answer he’d been seeking.
“I would make contacts along my route during the day,” says Reinel, who owned of a vending machine business. “Judith would come home from her job (as a vacation specialist) and get the house ready and then call me when our guests arrived. I’d fly home, slip in through the back door, change into a suit, wet down my hair, and arrive in the living room as if I’d just showered! Then when our appointment was done, I’d change back into my work clothes and go finish my route.”
Free from their jobs since Platinum, Reinel and Judith love just hanging at home with their children – Misael (15), Reinel (13), and Judith (10). “Now we have free time, no stress, peace of mind, and stability,” he says. “No amount of money can buy that.”
Recently, they sold their boat “so we can stay focused on reaching Diamond,” he says. But the Martins know there are bigger boats and bigger dreams in the future. What’s most important is the time they’ve found to share with the ones they love.
“It’s a beautiful and blessed business,” Judith believes.
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%.
Emerald Income Disclosure