Mia and Toby Ayers
Online Business Tools and Technology Help Attract Young People – As a second-generation Amway Independent Business Owner, Toby Ayers says he was influenced not only by his parents, Gary and Nancy, but by their entire organization. “Being around so many successful people showed us what our future could be like,” he says. “So we decided early on to make our business a priority because we knew ultimately it was going to be our only career.
“It was all about time management. When you’re focused on your goals, any trouble that comes along is just a bump in the road. We didn’t let anything distract us because we knew (achieving our goals) would be worth it.”
They are quick to credit their mentors, including Larry and Pam Winters, with putting them on the right track.
“When I first started out, I thought I could figure it out on my own and that was a mistake,” admits Toby. They taught us to follow the principles of success that were already established.”
Today, their children Faith, 6, and Grace, 6, are the center of their lives as they continue to build on their success. “Reaching Diamond was a starting point for us because our passion is to bring other people with us; we want to create Diamonds throughout our whole organization,” says Toby
Products, price, and profitability
Toby feels there aren’t many companies today that “come close to what Amway offers from the standpoint of quality, price, and profits. New people coming into the business are learning how to become profitable early, thanks to all the training programs, marketing, and everything else.” “The company just keeps coming out with the best products – for your body, your health, and the environment,” shares Mia.
The couple is pleased that they have a lot of young people in their organization and that Amway provides all the online tools and technology that today’s generation finds so attractive. “We’re all very excited about what the next 50 years is going to bring,” says Toby.
Looking back on their own legacy, Toby and Mia say they don’t for one minute take their lifestyle for granted.
“We thank God every day for the freedom to do what we want, when we want, and the flexibility to raise our girls the way we want to raise them,” says Toby.
“To me, having peace of mind is just the greatest thing,” agrees Mia. “I’m so happy that I believed in Toby’s dream for our family. And by working together to achieve it, we ended up with the best family business in the world.”
We believe the ‘new’ Amway is the Facebook® of multilevel marketing. Our team is full of people between 18 and 26years old and they’ve got all the tools they need to become successful.”
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%.