Rigoberto and Yadira Romanillo
Keep Your Life and Business in Balance – When a man from their church approached Rigoberto and Yadira Romanillo about the AMWAY™ opportunity, they were very open to the idea. At the time, they had a large hospital debt, and they wanted to buy a home.“We had a difficult time at first showing the IBO Compensation Plan to our friends and family,” says Rigoberto. “Every single person we talked to said no – at least 90 people. I became very skeptical, but my wife said, ‘We have nothing to lose.’ So we started contacting strangers and that’s when we began to succeed.”
Yadira was motivated by the stories she read in ACHIEVE® magazine. “There were no Hispanics in our line of sponsorship, so I had the dream of being one of the pioneers,” she recalls.
Working together as a team not only helped Yadira and Rigoberto achieve their goals, it saved their marriage, says Yadira. “Working so closely with each other, sharing our dreams and ideas, brought us back together.”
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On a day-to-day basis, they feel it’s important to learn how to manage your time and to keep your life – and your business – in balance. “You also need to be aware of changes in the marketplace and of what Amway is doing to help us raise awareness with promotions and products.”
When talking about the products, they stress features such as quality, warranties, and biodegradability.
“As a cancer survivor, I’m an excellent promoter of NUTRILITE® products because I know the importance of antioxidants,” states Yadira. Both enjoyed the product presentations at Achievers last year; they often invite Amway trainers to come to their own events to teach IBOs how using internet tools can help them reach new customers.
“This business has been such a gift to us,” says Yadira, adding that their daughter, Sophia, 20, and their son, Rigoberto, 19, each have an AMWAY business.
The Romanillos sponsor a local organization called “New Blood” that helps young people stay on the right path, avoiding early pregnancy or drug use. “My goal is to rescue as many parents as I can through the AMWAY opportunity, one family at a time,” says Yadira.
The couple thanks God because their business enabled them to earn enough to pay off the hospital debt, buy a home, and even make investments for the future. But it’s not just the income they appreciate, says Yadira. “It’s the values – family, freedom, hope, and reward – that are passed on from generation to generation. No other company gives you that.”
Our goal is to help other Hispanics achieve their dreams and build a better life, which is the reason why they come to this country.”
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%.
Diamond Income Disclosure