Watching Transformation in Others is Motivation – Manuel Martínez believes that “this is a business any human being is capable of building.” The native of Ecuador learned about the AMWAY™ business opportunity from an ESL (English as a second language) classmate from Korea. “It was a bit uncomfortable because of the language barrier between us,” he says, “but I gathered from her enthusiasm that this was a good thing with big potential.”
In time, he was able to learn the principles of building an AMWAY business; these he later applied to his traditional businesses. “Despite the slow start and obstacles to communication, I stuck with it because of the knowledge I learned and the deep friendships I made. My sponsors are very special to me,” Manuel says. “Their home is like my home. They are always there for me.”
“This business transforms people on so many different levels. I’ve become a better person and a better business owner. I love watching the transformation in others, too; it’s the best part of this business!”
Manuel believes “this is a hard time to own a traditional business. All you have to do is analyze the risk to your investment and the headaches like overhead, inventory, employees. Where else but with AMWAY can you invest less than $200, receive extensive training and support, and get to help others?” he asks.
“One of my priorities now is to help as many children in Ecuador as I can,” says Manuel. “I also want to strengthen my business by supporting my team. I want countless people to understand that this beautiful opportunity is available to them.”
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%.
Emerald Income Disclosure