There is no place better to start than at the very top!
Dexter & Birdie Yager of Amway.
Super great people to read about and I am sure, even better to know.
He is considered by many to be the “Grandfather of Network Marketing”.
They had very humble beginnings when they started their journey to financial freedom WAAAYYY back before I was even born….November 1964!!!
They have 3 sons that, of course, are in the business with them. I mean, why not, right!
So lets dive a little deeper into the Yager’s.
What has made them so successful in Amway?
In their own words, they say that when you truly love people and you want to help them succeed, then that is when you see success yourself.
There is an old saying that goes…. If you help enough people get what they want, then you will get what you want.
I am sure being in Amway near the beginning of the company had a huge significance as well. They joined only 5 short years after the company started.
Together, they have built the largest organization in Amway history. Their team consists of over a million people and spans across 40 countries!
How in the world would you keep up with all of that…WOW!
Just in 2010-2011, Dexter’s estimated earnings were in the neighborhood of $13 million!
Yes, I said MILLION!.
Now, in 2015, Dexter has his earnings reported at $1.3 MILLION dollars a month!
Yes, PER MONTH!!!
Let’s break this down for all of my math geeks out there that love numbers as much as I do.
$1.3 million is $29.68 per minute!!!
PER MINUTE PEOPLE!!!
That is more than what most blue collar folks make in 1 hour! I know that it was almost double what I made as a bookkeeper in an hour!
Now of course, there are speculations that Dexter doesn’t make this solely on the Amway products but he makes a large chunk of his money on selling tools as well.
But who am I to speculate….you would have to do your own due diligence on that one.
Bottom line is this. This guy has been in Amway for over 50 years now. You would think with a successful company such as Amway, he would be a top MLM earner and be making bank!
But can the average joe walk in off the street and do this with Amway. Maybe 20, 30, or 40 years ago….sure. But now, with our digital age, not so sure.
The good thing is that everyone that has been around for longer than a minute or two has heard of Amway. The bad thing is, it is still a MLM model and a pyramid pay scale.
I can speak from experience as Amway was one of the MANY MLMs that I tried in my day. I spent more money than I made.
Which I guess is the way the top guys have it set up. They bring you in, give you all kinds of hype and excitement, you buy their starter box, their sales tools, and you are on your way to BIG MONEY, right?!
You have to beg and plead with your family and friends to let you host a party by promising them your life if they will ‘just give you a chance’ to shoe these awesome products.
Yeah, no thanks.
I want to be in control of my own destiny, not leave it up to my downline or whomever I can rope into the latest and greatest thing I am doing!
After all the SCAMS, SLAMS, and BAMS I have gone through, I have finally found the real deal! (yes, I made that up myself, copyright pending…lol)
If you are sick of the MLM rat race, check out my buddy Brad and see what he has to say about it!