In the latest Amway Business Opportunity Brochure (BOB), Amway North America has finally released some up dated average bonus statistics for that market. The figures are from 2009.
|Founders Diamond and above||$609,541||$2,739,829||0.01%|
Unfortunately the misleading “average monthly gross income for active IBOs” figure from a 2000 survey was not updated.
A few things stand out. First is that North American Emerald’s and Diamonds are significantly better compensated than their Amway Europe counterparts. This was one of the complaints of former UK Diamonds Jerry and Mandy Scriven. Converted to USD using today’s rates –
|Level||Europe(2008)||North America (2009)|
|Founders Diamond and above||$188,472||$609,541|
The difference is even starker when it’s realised that reaching these levels is easier in North America, with 7500PV per month required for a US platinum versus 10000PV for a European platinum. Amway Europe has however introduced newer, larger higher award bonuses in the last couple of years, so hopefully this significant income difference has been narrowed.
Second point of interest is that there’s at least one Founders Platinum earning significantly more than the average Founders Diamond and above! Nearly a million dollars a year as a Platinum! This proves the folly of many critics (and IBOs!) of focusing purely on “Diamond” as a measure of success in the Amway business – even if you’re only talking about making a lot of money as your only measure of success.
ETA: Another thing worth noting is that the income shown are for people’s North American Amway businesses only. Many IBOs, especially Diamond and above, own and operate Amway businesses in other markets as well. Numerous high achievers have reached Diamond and above in many countries, thus multiplying the above incomes each time.