Amway Scam or legit?

Is Amway a Scam or A Pyramid Scheme? Well here is my  personal Review on Amway. In this review I will tell you about my experience with Amway.

Name: Amway

Website: Amway.com

Price: $67 to start

Owner: Jay Van Andel & Richard Devos

Score: 55 out of 100

 

Introduction to Amway


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I first found out about Amway through an old co-worker of mine. One day My old colleague called me, after missing the call I received a text message saying he had something that he wanted to show me and ask if I could give him call. I called him the next day and he said he had this business that he got introduce to and wanted to run it by me. I’m always curious about business opportunities so I wanted to hear  what he had to say.

When we finally got to talking he sounded pretty excited about this business opportunity, so of course I wanted to hear more about it. He stopped me short when I started asking more questions about it, he said that he wanted to set up a meeting with him and his manager that way I could understand the business better. That part of the business all the sudden sounded pretty familiar to me, I’ll tell you more about that part later.

We arranged a meeting and met with his other colleague, his colleague gave me the introduction of Amway, told me about the owners and how Amway has been around for 50+ years with over $10 billion in revenue and how Amway give you the opportunity to work for yourself and own your own business everything sounded interesting. His mentor really got into details about Amway and broke down the earnings potential to me on paper.

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After talking about Amway for a little over and hour, his colleague wanted me to attend this conference meeting. I remember my friend’s mentor calling and texting me a good amount of time just to make sure I attend this meeting, which I found very odd but I figured I would give it a shot. When I got to the meeting, It was “Deja vu” to me seems like a lot of MLM operates the same way. I have been in many MLM conferences, one thing that always turned me off about them is  the way they operate when it comes to bringing  new people into the business. You go to these conferences they show you presentations and have speakers talk about how they found success through the product and try to motivate you to get with the program.

I’ve been around this loop way too many times  and one thing I’ve learned is to hold on to my money and not let anyone talk me into committing into something that I’m not completely sure about. I got the “ins and outs” on how it works I simply was not interested, they kind of push you to harass family and friends about Amway even if you don’t really know much about the business. I think they should change the way they approach people, the way Amway push for recruits makes the process look a little sketchy. It feels like you are being Recruited by a recruiter that do not know a lot  about the product so they have to get a mentor to explain it to you that’s kind of a turn off for me. If I want you to show you a product or a business I will be sure to do my research learn about it first  before I promote it to a family members or a friend or anyone, not have someone else explain the product or business for me. I don’t really understand why a lot of MLM operate this way.

 

My Colleague is still with Amway, it has been about 3 years now since he joined Amway. I check in with him once in a while to see how he is doing with his business. I always get the same answer from him like “things are slow but I’m making progress”. Nothing is wrong with slow progress, I hope he eventually makes something out of it. I think a lot of products out there are better, the road to making a decent income with Amway is undefined to me, which is the reason why I gave Amway a 55 out of 100.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Good quality products, with a wide range of different products
  • Easy to access online system
  • frequent meetings with mentor

Cons

  • Too expensive, you will spend a lot of money out of pocket
  • The pushy Approach on getting recruits can be a turn off.
  • Earning potentials are there but can take a really longtime before you start earning
  • Expensive Amway products
  • Feels like an MLM recruiting pyramid scheme

 

Overview

Is Amway a business Scam or a Pyramid scheme? In my Opinion…No, although it can come off that way. Would I recommend it? NO,  to me  it’s simply not that good of a business opportunity . You can have some success with Amway but chances are very slim and it could cost you an arm and a leg before you realize that it’s not for you.

 

20 thoughts on “Amway Scam or legit?”

  1. Adora says:

    Great article! I remember Amway from way back in 1990’s when I was just a little kid. These things are of no real financial benefit to anyone. Just seemed to line the pockets of people at the top of that pyramid…

  2. Amberlee says:

    What an informative piece and I can’t believe I had forgotten about Amway. Your article reminds me of when I was young, and a whole Amway team turned up at my house to pressure my mum to “buy” into the program. She did, but she hated that she did. She despised it that much she went around canning Amway.

    1. admin says:

      Hey Amberlee, Anytime you are pressured in to buying to something is not a good sign. Amway’s approach to recruit people to me is not the right way to introduce people to a program. I’m not surprised your mom despised it’s not that great of a program.

      Jeff

  3. Matthew Thomas says:

    I’m a current member of Wealthy Affiliate and from what I’ve heard from a handful of other members there is that Amway was a program where they started before finding WA. And they always seem relieved that they were able to leave it for something better suited for them, so i can’t imagine it being a great fit for a lot of people.

    With that being said, I’m sure some individuals have found success with Amway, but there’s a lot of recruiting involved (like any other MLM program) and not too many people are interested in that aspect of it.

    1. admin says:

      Hey Matthew, I agree Amway is not a good fit for a lot of people, the chance of actually being successful with Amway is very slim. Wealthy Affiliate is the way to go if you are looking to start a busisness online.

      Jeff

  4. Sam says:

    Interesting article! I have heard of them before but I never knew all that they were about. I got the same feeling as you, they just seemed a bit pushy in their advertising so I shut them off pretty fast. Hoe many programs have you found that legitimately help you make a profit through business? So many of them just suck your income dry through their heavy membership fees.

    1. Jeff says:

      Thanks Sam, I really don’t like their pushy advertising being a little persistent is okay but the way advertise is a turn off. My number one recommendation to build a business is Wealthy Affiliate, Free Starter Membership and if u choose to go premium its only $49/month there is nothing like it out there. There training courses are second to none.

  5. Brandon says:

    Hi there, thanks for this helpful review. I had a so-called ‘guru’ emailing me trying to sell me this garbage. However thanks to your article I now know he was just trying to make a quick buck from me. Thanks for saving me an extra $67 buddy. Good luck to you.

    1. admin says:

      Hey Brandon, you’re welcome buddy that’s why I created this site to help people understand what these companies are doing before making a decision to join.

      Cheers,
      Jeff

  6. Gerry N says:

    Good article with a very real feel to it. It’s nice to read a review which you know is 100% genuine and informative. I like your pros and cons lists and your honesty in your review. I think many people will get the right information about Amway from this article.

    1. Jeff says:

      Thank you Gerry I appreciate it 🙂 just sharing my personal opinion

  7. Stephanie says:

    Excellent review of the Amway business opportunity! I had someone approach me about this once, and I was turned off because the pushiness. So I can totally relate to your experience. As far as the price, I come from the belief if you have a quality product, people will pay. But I really think the way they approach people is what is off putting. In the end it is a MLM, so I guess it is what it is.I really appreciate you sharing.

    1. Jeff says:

      No problem Stephanie, the pushiness is not appealing at all. You’re right if you have a quality product people will pay, I just don’t think it’s a very good product. I think it’s expensive for what it is and not to mention the upselling, just not a good opportunity to me. Thanks Stephanie 🙂

  8. Chris says:

    I’d heard of the name ‘Amway’ before but I thought it was a little bit better than this overall…I also didn’t realize that it was actually a MLM setup…which is never a good thing! I find these MLM systems very hard for newcommers to marketing – in most cases they end up losing a lot of money. Do you agree?

    1. Jeff says:

      Hey Chris, I definitely agree it is not easy for the newcomers. Most of the time you end up losing money when you’re not going anywhere with your business but just paying monthly fees. The chance of succeeding are slim when you’re business solely focus on recruiting.

  9. Vlad says:

    The thing that kills these types of programs for me is the pushy approach that they seem to have.

    Sure, pushy marketing is nothing new, yet this type of approach just screams “a scam” for me!

    Thanks for clearing up this program for all of us, it’s much appreciated!

    Cheers, Vlad!

    1. Jeff says:

      Thanks Vlad, I agree pushy approach can come off as a scam for me as well. I don’t understand the reason for it. Thanks for stopping by.

      Cheers,

  10. Rab says:

    I have heard of Amway before, never really read about it but I assumed they were legit. I didn’t know they operated like a ponzi scheme. Whenever the word MLM appears I tend to avoid it at all costs. I understand that there are legitimate MLM companies out there but I just don’t think its a stable business.

    I have never been to a MLM conference. Never really got the chance. How many people were there at the time when you attended the Amway conference?

    1. Jeff says:

      Hey Rab I would say there was about 200 people at that conference. It was huge! I’m the same way when I hear MLM. There are legit ones out there, but all these scammer out there have given MLM a bad rep.

  11. Shannon says:

    Still not sure what amway is about. I’m sure you got the information on it but failed to relay that message in this review.

    If it’s 67 bucks to begin what makes expensive out of pocket? What are the products? What is the business model? How does the pay scale work?

    It sounds like because hard work is involved you wouldn’t recommend it. I could be wrong but I don’t have enough info from your review.

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