This site presents another point of view on the Amway/MonaVie/TEAM/Orrin Woodward scam or opportunity. It is designed to inform people of what they might expect to see when building an Amway, MonaVie or LIFE business. I want to give prospective and current distributors another perspective on the opportunity. This “other side of the plan,” is designed to help people make an informed decision on whether to join, continue, or leave the business.
I am first and foremost a critic of the following:
- Abusive Amway/MonaVie/LIFE Motivational Organizations (AMO): Many teaching and training organizations use deceptive and cult-like tactics to indoctrinate distributors into making poor decisions which are primarily in the interest of the AMO rather than the distributor’s own Amway/MonaVie business.
- MonaVie: MonaVie is a relative newcomer to the MLM marketplace, but it exhibits the same problems that Amway with regards to unscrupulous training organizations. Additionally, it is arguable that its products are too expensive vis-a-vis their dubious value.
- Alticor Corporation: The parent company to Amway (formerly known as Quixtar in North America), Alticor has tacitly allowed these System abuses to occur over the past several decades. It has turned a blind eye to what was happening because the money kept flowing into its coffers. Accreditation in recent years has promised to curb some of these excesses, but it remains to be seen if the program has been effective.
- Lately, I have been focusing my analysis and investigative efforts on TEAM, an MLM teaching and training organization led by Orrin Woodward. Woodward’s MLM roots began Amway, spread to MonaVie, and are now sprouting up in his own homegrown LIFE MLM, which he started in November, 2011.
You can read a little bit about my history in the business in the post, How I Succeeded By Failing.
On this web site, I will share my experiences building the business, what I learned after leaving, and my thoughts on the future of Amway, MonaVie, LIFE and other related MLM businesses.
If you wish to send me an email, you can send your correspondence to:
amthrax (at) ymail (dot) com