Qutubuddin and Farida Hashmi
Working Hard to Start the Conversation – Ontario, “Anybody can build an AMWAY™ business,” Qutubuddin Hashmi believes. “Anybody who wants to do something more in life, that is.”
“And who’s ready to work hard, because there is no free lunch,” interjects his wife, Farida, whose dream of owning a home gym came true at Emerald.
The Hashmis, originally from Pakistan, grew up believing that education was the key to success and attended college, no questions asked. Qutubuddin went on to earn a Masters in computer science and now works as an IT consultant.
When a stranger presented the AMWAY business opportunity, “The concept made a lot of sense to me,” he says, “but I didn’t know how to connect the idea of building a business to my own dreams and goals. That is something we were not taught in university.”
For Farida, whose family owned a conventional business, the idea of building “a legacy we could pass on to our sons” (Qutub Khan, 16, and Yahya, 13) held great appeal.
It was at a business convention that the couple finally “saw” the secret to success: “The support from my upline can help me achieve my dreams,” Farida remembers thinking.
Since then, they’ve worked hard to “start a conversation” with the people they meet and introduce them to “our amazing products.”
They also know that some people, like them, are looking for an opportunity to “do something big.”
“Our AMWAY business has helped us develop life goals instead of living day by day,” says Qutubuddin. He’ll “be happy to gain back those eight hours a day” when he walks away from his consulting business.
“AMWAY is the complete package for helping you improve every area of your life,” Farida believes. “If you’ve been presented with this opportunity, it means you are receiving a gift. Just open it!”
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