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Our Independent Business Owners (IBOs) earn income by selling Amway™ products to customers and by building a business where they sponsor and mentor others to do the same.

Simply put, you make money by:
  • Selling Amway™ products with a retail markup and pocketing the margin.
  • Earning personal sales bonuses based on your personal volume of products sold.
  • Achieving Growth Incentives for building a team of others, who in turn also sell Amway™ products.

Retail markup: IBOs can sell Amway™ products at a markup (the difference between cost and retail price) to earn retail margin on the sale. While IBOs can set their own prices, Amway does establish a suggested retail price for every product.

Bonuses: IBOs can earn monthly bonuses based on their personal sales volume (how many products and what types of products they sell).

Growth Incentives: As their business grows and they sponsor new team members, IBOs receive monthly bonuses based on the product sales volume of their team. IBOs earn Growth Incentives for reaching key business building milestones, such as one-time cash awards and business trips.

Amway offers a performance-based compensation plan. How much IBOs earn is largely dependent on how much time and effort they consistently put into their businesses. Rest assured, we reward your success. In fact, since 1959, Amway has paid out more bonuses and cash incentives to its distributors worldwide than any other direct selling company in history.*

*Source: GlobalData; https://gdretail.net/amway-claims.
In sales, what you earn largely depends on your effort and ability to successfully move product. The Amway™ business is no different. And their income, just like the people themselves, varies greatly.

When people consider joining Amway, the question they ask themselves most is, “What kind of income do I want?” Not just how much, but how to earn it and for how long? For most, Amway is an ideal side gig that allows Independent Business Owners (IBOs) to run their businesses part-time to make a little extra money to reach a specific financial goal like paying off debt, investing in a college fund or funding a dream vacation. As their businesses grow, more experienced IBOs may invest more and more time, until eventually Amway becomes their full-time focus and primary paycheck.

It’s important to note that, unlike other businesses like Uber®† or Airbnb®†, Amway™ is a business where you can earn income, more predictably, over time. Only when IBOs consistently sell products and build teams of successful IBOs does their income increase and become more sustainable. Long-term success comes with passion, persistence and patience – and the rewards can be great. In fact, since 1959, Amway has paid out more bonuses and cash incentives to its distributors worldwide than any other direct selling company in history.*

*GlobalData; https://gdretail.net/amway-claims.
†Uber® is a registered trademark of Uber Technologies, Inc.; Airbnb® is a registered trademark of Airbnb, Inc.
Absolutely not. Our Independent Business Owners (IBOs) make money by selling Amway™ products – never from sponsoring.

With each product sold, we set aside a portion of the product cost as “bonus” (sales commission). This is shared by IBOs who work together in sales groups according to their contract with Amway. If no products are sold, nobody makes any money. Yet any sales leader would tell you that, in order to build a big business, you want as many points of sale as you can manage and support. Think of every new IBO sponsored as a point of sale.

Just like growing retailers who set up new stores, IBOs can grow their teams by sponsoring IBOs to sell Amway™ products and sponsor new IBOs, too. The more points of sale, the more customers reached and the more products sold. It’s as simple as that.

The short answer is yes, and in the United States tens of thousands of people do. You may or may not have heard of Amway, but it is the world’s number one direct selling company* and has been helping people be in business for themselves for more than 60 years. How do you make money with Amway? Through the sale of Amway’s high quality health, beauty and home products as a registered Amway Independent Business Owner (IBO).

*As ranked by 2024 Direct Selling News Global 100 based on 2023 revenues.

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