Nadia and Valeriy Solodyankin
Land of opportunity – When people ask Valeriy Solodyankin how he became so successful in life, he answers: “It’s simple: I came to America, I worked hard, and I married Nadia!”
He is quick to give credit to his wife because she’s the one who convinced him that they could succeed at running an AMWAY™ business.
The couple emigrated to the U.S. from the Soviet Union. When they started their business, they had six children and were also caring for Nadia’s mother. Valeriy was working construction, and Nadia was working full time at one school and part time at another.
So what made them take on more?
“I just wanted to earn some extra money to buy new socks for my kids because all of theirs had holes in them!” says Nadia.
Once she understood the business, she saw it offered the greatest opportunity of all. But she needed Valeriy’s help. “My first thought (was) that this was a business just for women,” he laughs.
Valeriy was finally convinced to join her when he met other Russian immigrants who had succeeded. “One of them said to me, ‘Valeriy, this business could be a very good thing for you, but you have to help your wife!’” he recalls.
And he did.
The couple started spreading the word to their friends about how much they loved the AMWAY products. “Russians really value health and beauty,” says Nadia. “I could show them the difference in my skin after using ARTISTRY® Night Recovery Crème and they could see for themselves how well it worked.”
“For me, the greatest satisfaction of all is bringing new people to Achievers and watching them be recognized for their success.” – Valeriy Solodyankin
Their hard work and success has been an inspiration to their children. All six of the Solodyankin children are Independent Business Owners. “We tell them, ‘You are in the greatest country in the world, so there are no excuses not to succeed,’” says Valeriy.
The Solodyankin family also feels strongly about helping the less fortunate. For many years they have supported an orphanage in Russia. “It’s not until you start giving things away that you start living a full life,” says Nadia.
Their lives are certainly full today, all in a good way, as they help others move forward, and of course, work on their own new goals. “We are shooting for EDC next,” says Valeriy.
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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.
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