Julie and Simon* Yu
Finding Hope and More – Unlike many people who start their own AMWAY™ business, Julia Yu didn’t really need extra income. Already a successful real estate broker, she was very comfortable financially.
But she had also experienced much sadness in her life. “In 1990, my father and my only brother both died from cancer,” she explains. “So I began going to Taiwan at least five times a year to take care of my mother, who lived there.”
She traveled many other places during those years, too, which awakened strong feelings about what she wanted to do with her life. “When I first saw the AMWAY business, I knew right away it offered me what I had been searching for,” she says. “I needed hope and to feel that I was making a difference. I could see it was all about people helping others to become successful.”
Because of her business background, she had a lot of credibility in her community. Indeed, the very first person she shared the Plan with decided to join her.
“I love what I do and want to spend the rest of my life giving hope to other people.” – Julia Yu
“You have to be mentally strong to succeed in this business,” she says. “You have to truly believe in yourself, in Amway, and in their products. You have to believe they are the best in the world. And they are!”
Simon is very proud of what his wife has accomplished and he supports her efforts 100 percent. “Julia really enjoys meeting new people and talking about the business,” he says. “One of the first things she always tells them is to ‘Use the products!’”
“Whenever I talk about the products with people, I also tell them how hard Amway works to partner with IBOs and give us what we need to succeed,” adds Julia. “The people we work with really care about us and do whatever they need to do to help us reach our goals.”
Julia reached one very important personal goal when she hit Diamond level in 2004: It meant she was able to stay in Taiwan with her mother for the last two years of her mom’s life; she passed away in 2008.
Julia also began remodeling her house about that time, planting over 1,000 trees and flowers surrounding it. “I want people to know that this business can bring them security and freedom,” says the still-avid gardener. “And to me, every plant represents hope for the future.”
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.
Diamond Income Disclosure