For the record: I will not “Amway” my Facebook friends

Like Rex Hammock, I too decided not to add the new PayPerPost Facebook Application. Why not? Because I don’t want to “Amway” or “Tupperware” my friends. I once was part of Amway for a couple of weeks and got out when I realized the only way I’d fit into that group would be to constantly bug my friends if they’ve bought any Amway or Tupperware stuff. That isn’t how I want to be treated by my friends and it’s not how I’ll treat you. Good post Rex.

Comments

  1. I’m confused…I think PPP’s F8 app provides functionality for existing/new PPP members. Are you already a Postie deciding whether to try the app or is this just linkbait? ;-)

  2. I’m confused…I think PPP’s F8 app provides functionality for existing/new PPP members. Are you already a Postie deciding whether to try the app or is this just linkbait? ;-)

  3. It took you a couple of weeks to figure out the Amway scam? Why so long? For most people I know, it took them about 2 minutes into the presentation.

  4. It took you a couple of weeks to figure out the Amway scam? Why so long? For most people I know, it took them about 2 minutes into the presentation.

  5. LayZ: it was a teacher of mine who got me into it that I liked. I figured it out pretty quickly too, but stuck around a couple of weeks to see why someone I liked got into it.

  6. LayZ: it was a teacher of mine who got me into it that I liked. I figured it out pretty quickly too, but stuck around a couple of weeks to see why someone I liked got into it.

  7. Scoble, you’re like a Postie who earns no money. You shill Facebook and iPhone all day long but don’t get a penny for it.

    At least Posties get $5 to use their children to destroy non-HP cameras for a YouTube video so they can be the Postie of the Week!

    Wait, you also used your son for a news stunt. Never mind.

  8. Scoble, you’re like a Postie who earns no money. You shill Facebook and iPhone all day long but don’t get a penny for it.

    At least Posties get $5 to use their children to destroy non-HP cameras for a YouTube video so they can be the Postie of the Week!

    Wait, you also used your son for a news stunt. Never mind.

  9. In Germany want to sell to us also constantly Amway and Tupperware and praise too juicy one. Dear God keeps away Tupper and Amway from me.

  10. In Germany want to sell to us also constantly Amway and Tupperware and praise too juicy one. Dear God keeps away Tupper and Amway from me.

  11. I’m resistant to selling to my friends as well. I don’t even like asking for their help (like when moving to a new house or doing a job on my car that I know they know how to do). I find it difficult to look at my friends with $$ in my eyes.

    That said, the Amway business isn’t a scam. It’s just not something everyone’s comfortable doing. Selling products to friends, family and acquaintances and being rewarded for building a group of entrepreneurs who wish to do the same is just an alternative way of getting products into the marketplace and for individuals to earn supplemental income (with some building businesses large enough to quit their day jobs).

    With 50 years of direct selling industry leadership and more than 3 million Independent Business Owners in more than 80 countries and territories generating more than $6 billion in sales, it still blows me away that the business can be dismissed as a “scam.”

    For disclosure’s sake, I head up PR for Quixtar, which replaced Amway as the business brand in North America in 1999 and continues to generate more than $1 billion in sales annually (with our IBOs earning more than $370 million in the U.S. and Canada last year).

  12. I’m resistant to selling to my friends as well. I don’t even like asking for their help (like when moving to a new house or doing a job on my car that I know they know how to do). I find it difficult to look at my friends with $$ in my eyes.

    That said, the Amway business isn’t a scam. It’s just not something everyone’s comfortable doing. Selling products to friends, family and acquaintances and being rewarded for building a group of entrepreneurs who wish to do the same is just an alternative way of getting products into the marketplace and for individuals to earn supplemental income (with some building businesses large enough to quit their day jobs).

    With 50 years of direct selling industry leadership and more than 3 million Independent Business Owners in more than 80 countries and territories generating more than $6 billion in sales, it still blows me away that the business can be dismissed as a “scam.”

    For disclosure’s sake, I head up PR for Quixtar, which replaced Amway as the business brand in North America in 1999 and continues to generate more than $1 billion in sales annually (with our IBOs earning more than $370 million in the U.S. and Canada last year).

  13. ironically of course, the guys who are harassing people are the ones least likely to actually succeed long-term at Amway. One of the flaws of network marketing is that your public reputation is often defined more by the multitude of fly-by-nighters rather than the long-term successful business owners.

    Successful Amway entrepreneurs don’t “Amway their friends” either :-)

  14. ironically of course, the guys who are harassing people are the ones least likely to actually succeed long-term at Amway. One of the flaws of network marketing is that your public reputation is often defined more by the multitude of fly-by-nighters rather than the long-term successful business owners.

    Successful Amway entrepreneurs don’t “Amway their friends” either :-)

  15. Disregard comments by IBOfightback. He is some kind of PR hack.

    Some of those long term “successful business owners” are the biggest crooks in MLM> They have deceived people for many years while selling their teaching system to unsuspecting IBOs who think they will retire early. These successful business owners lied on the past and told IBOs that nobody profited from the teaching system. After the lies were exposed, they now talk about profits, and assure IBOs that they can share in the profits, but noone has a written compensation plan to verify how you qualify and how much you get.

    Some former “successful business owners” also have come forward to disclose that most of their income was from the sale of tools, and not the Amquix products.

    Please don’t amway your friends.

  16. Disregard comments by IBOfightback. He is some kind of PR hack.

    Some of those long term “successful business owners” are the biggest crooks in MLM> They have deceived people for many years while selling their teaching system to unsuspecting IBOs who think they will retire early. These successful business owners lied on the past and told IBOs that nobody profited from the teaching system. After the lies were exposed, they now talk about profits, and assure IBOs that they can share in the profits, but noone has a written compensation plan to verify how you qualify and how much you get.

    Some former “successful business owners” also have come forward to disclose that most of their income was from the sale of tools, and not the Amquix products.

    Please don’t amway your friends.