Lorena & Severo Macias – Emerald
Lorena Macias reflects on coming to the U.S. from Mexico. “Like many immigrants, we came here in pursuit of a dream. We thought if you worked hard, it would all happen. But we were always working and worrying. We hardly knew each other anymore. My brother introduced us to the AMWAY business opportunity. I was completely against it. I did not like the idea of selling something.”
Severo says, “Lorena’s brother started reminding me of my dreams. I thought if he was right, maybe I could stop working when I turned 40.”
Lorena confesses, “I was angry and refused to help build the business. But then Severo took me to a convention, and I saw the Amway IBO Compensation Plan. I told him I would do whatever I could. We started listening, and learning, about each other and the business.” And so their new dream was launched.
This year, the Macias family, with their two sons, went to Maui. Lorena and Severo had promised their younger son that they would go on a trip when he turned 15. Severo says, “I had no idea back then how I would do that, we barely made ends meet. Thanks to this business and our hard work selling, we had the best vacation ever, and our sons got to plan every activity they wanted us to do. Even our 22-year old was like a little kid.”
Severo laughs as he continues. “I never imagined I’d be taking pictures under water with my kids. Everything we never got to do for 25 years, we did on that trip. And that pushes us on, because we know there will be more to come.”
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