Raisa and Felipe Urena

Their New Life Fits Like a Dream – Dominican Republic, Emerald, What do animals, going to the gym, and exploring different places and cultures have in common? They’re the threads Felipe and Raisa Ureña are using to weave their dream life. Once upon a time their life consisted of one thread: “work, work, and more work.”

Despite all the work they did (he as an accountant, she as a bank employee), there never seemed to be enough money. “I felt like there was a virus on the street that made the money run out before the month was over,” Felipe says.

One day, they discovered a different way of making money: through building an independent AMWAY™ business.

They sold the products they used, which wasn’t too difficult. People would ask: “What are you wearing today? You look so pretty.” Or “How come you’re the only one at work who never gets sick?” That gave them an opening to share about ARTISTRY® skincare and colour cosmetics and NUTRILITE® nutritional supplements.

Over time, they found others interested in learning this new way of working. “We’re able to help people re-envision and re-create their lives,” Raisa says.

Eventually, they were able to leave their jobs to focus all their time on their AMWAY business and their children (Lynette, 10, and Arturo, 8).

Now they enjoy going to the gym together, walking their dogs (they have three), and traveling to new destinations.

“You know that saying, ‘Be careful what you wish for’?” asks Felipe. “When we started this business, Raisa wanted to have every town in the Dominican Republic represented in our business. Today, we get to explore the quaintness of every town on this island!”

“I love travel, eating, and socializing,” she replies. “It really is as if this business was tailor-made for me!”

For Raisa and Felipe, their new life fits like a dream.

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%.

AchieveMag Emerald Income Disclosure

Emerald Income Disclosure

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