August 15, 2010 12:42pm CST
Is there any member of AMWAY? I have become a member for purchasing its Neutralite products. But to make a downline is not possible for me and I have not joined for that wish. My only intention is to get the benefit while I am purchasing the products and I am getting it. What are you thinking?
• United States
15 Aug 10
I am not a member of Amway, but I am in a similar situation. I am a distributor of VidaCell with GreatLife International. Like Amway, GreatLife Intl. is a direct marketing company. The difference is that they only have one product - VidaCell. I joined as a distributor simply to get a discount on the product. I think that, if what you are doing works for you, then continue to do it. As long as you are not being pressured to build a downline, go for it! For me, it just made financial sense to become a distributor even though I had no real intention of ever selling the product. Because VidaCell has worked so well for me, my 'business' has actually grown even with my lack of effort. I am certainly not going to turn sales or recruits away, but it is not my primary focus. I think you might experience a similar situation if you continue to use and benefit from the products. People will wonder why and possibly want to experience the same benefits. If you are happy in your current situation, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!
16 Aug 10
Yes, I am using the product and getting benefit. My upline told me different times to campaign and to utilize the position of my husband to build downline. He told how I can earn from that. But it is not my style. In net also I have no referal. Ultimately, I told my upline that in future if he invited me to attend any meeting or to make a downline I will not renew my membership as there are many members who will sale it at 15% discount.And he will lose the earnings from me. Now he is not telling me anything.
• United States
16 Aug 10
Of course your upline wants you to actively recruit and sell as that is how he makes money. He should be content with the business that you are doing - even it is only for your personal use - and leave you alone. You still count as an active distributor for him, so that helps him. That is one thing that I really like about GreatLife International. They don't require too much of their distributors to remain active and productive. If I had 6 people in my downline just like you and me (just using the product for our own personal benefit and not actively selling it), I would be thrilled with that. As you have stated to him that you are not comfortable with building a downline, he should be happy that you are content to continue buying your personal products. In his defense - and I can only guess at this - he may just be making sure that you understand the potential of the business should you choose to pursue it. It would really be neglectful on his part to let you go unaware of the potential earnings. At any rate, I hope all goes well for you.