World Wide Dream Builders review: is Amway’s successful lovechild a scam?

World Wide Dream Builders is an Amway Motivational Organization, and a WWDB logonetwork marketing opportunity in itself.

Once upon a time, there was a little MLM that grew up and got so big, it started spawning off its own little MLM children left and right. A lot, to be more precise.

That MLM is none other than reigning world champs Amway and the lovechild we’re going to talk about today is World Wide Dream Builders (WWDB).


1.) What is World Wide Dream Builders? World Wide Dream Builders is an internet marketing organization affiliated with Amway that provides education,  training, and motivation to help Amway distributors grow their business faster, hopefully to the 6 or even 7 figure range. It was founded in the 1970s by Ron Puryear and his wife Georgia.

2.) Any relations to World Wide Group LLC? Yes. World Wide Group is the official business name WWDB chose when they incorporated in 1995.

3.) Who are the founders? Ron Puryear and his wife Georgia both joined the Amway business opportunity in 1972, reaching Diamond rank in just 4 years. They saw how they could leverage their success by teaching others, so Ron approached the late Bill Britt to learn about his ultra-successful Britt World Wide training program. After learning all he could, Ron and Georgia started World Wide Dream Builders and have seen great success. Ron’s passed away since, but his son Jim took the helm 2016 and has done well ever since.

4.) Who owns World Wide Dream Builders? Jim Puryear (Ron Puryear’s son) became the chairman in 2016 after Ron passed away. However, ownership of WWDB is shared among all Diamond members. So yes, the moment you become a Diamond member, you become part-owner of WWDB with all the privileges it comes with. Incentivizes advancement in WWDB, meaning more people will reach that coveted Diamond rank, which of course then makes WWDB look better.

5.) What are World Wide Dream Builder’s most popular products? The Standing Order monthly subscription package is one of their most popular products. Every month, you get 6 CDs/other audio files containing the latest educational and motivational material. Distributors also get access to unlimited listening/download access to their entire library of these materials, including certain materials meant to be used in prospecting and recruiting new IBOs. Their other popular product is an annual motivational event called Dream Night. At Dream Night, you listen to talks given by successful Diamond distributors. Lastly, there’s Communikate, a toll-free, personal virtual assistant that handles various communications and scheduling tasks for you. Communikate can be purchased with or without being an IBO, and there’s a cheaper Lite plan too.

6.) How much does it cost to join World Wide Dream Builders? The Premier membership (the membership that makes you an IBO) costs $50 per month. This membership grants you discounts on all World Wide Dream Builder products so you can access them for less (and since you’re paying them through your membership anyways). However, you don’t get anything for free.

7.) What lawsuits have been filed against World Wide Dream Builders? Surprisingly, I couldn’t find anything online about lawsuits against WWDB. They were involved in a class-action lawsuit in the early 2000’s, but on the plaintiff side against Amway.

8.) What is World Wide Dream Builder’s BBB Rating? A+. On the BBB site, it’s listed as World Wide Group LLC in case you can’t find it.

9.) Is World Wide Dream Builders a scam? No. They’ve been in business for decades and have a long track record of successfully training Amway distributors. If you’re unsure, just look back at that BBB rating.

10.) Comparable companies: Amway, Britt World Wide, Global Affiliate Zone, Life Leadership

11.) Recommended? Yes to the products but no to the business opportunity. Products are great, IF you’re serious about advancing through the Amway ranks fast. The products alone won’t get you anywhere if you don’t put in the work, and you have to buy all of them whether you’re an IBO or not. But the crazy level of Diamonds that WWDB has produced speaks to how powerful some of their products could be. As for the business opportunity, even hard work won’t necessarily get you very far because the compensation plan makes it too hard to earn a significant amount.


World Wide Dream Builders is an AMO (Amway Motivational Organization) – basically, a pyramid built on the back of another pyramid.

Here’s how it works: Amway got so huge that some of its top earners and high ballers started creating their own motivational products based around the teachings that helped them lead their organizations to victory. Basically training for how to be a successful Amway rep. They then sold those motivational products through a direct sales model (see: Gano Excel, Organo Gold, and Paparazzi Accessories).

Ba da bing, ba da boom, you’ve got Amway babies (Amway Motivational Organizations, or AMOs for short) popping up left and right. World Wide Dream Builders is one of those, and it’s been very successful since it’s creation decades ago.

One of Amway’s most legendary distributors is Ron Puryear. He’d been with Amway since way back, starting up his own Amway business in 1972 with his wife Georgia. While most people wait around for 10 years just to get a promotion in their flaccid office job (or a raise that struggles to keep up with inflation), it took the Puryears a mere 4 years to move all the way up to Diamond.

So, whatever this guy was doing in Amway at the time, he was doing it well enough to get rich. I’d say that’s a product.

In comes WWDB, which the Puryears founded in the 1970s after learning from Bill Britt, the founder of another one of Amway’s “children” aptly called Britt World Wide. Eventually, World Wide Dream Builders became Amway’s largest training platform. Over time, the Puryears built up over 500 Diamonds in their organization, many of those going on to become some of Amway’s greatest success stories as well. Ron has since passed away, but World Wide Dream Builders continues to be led by all of the Diamonds in his organization, who share in the ownership of the company. His son Jim took over as Chairman in 2016.

Also known as World Wide Group, they’ve blown up in both the U.S. and Korea. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, an improvement from the A they had a few years ago. [1]

Because this MLM is an offshoot of Amway, its major components (cost, compensation) will look a lot like Amway’s.

How much does World Wide Dream Builders cost?
$111.90/month, plus additional costs.

The basic World Wide Dream Builders Premiere Membership costs $49.95/month. On top of that, you need to pay a fee to use Communikate, their organizational communication system. This costs another $37. The basic monthly subscription to their training CDs or audio files is another $25/month. Altogether, it comes out to about $112/month.

Of course, there are all kinds of other events and trainings that you can purchase and attend, all of which come with a fee of anywhere from $75 to $250 or more. Then, you have to hit 100 PV (about $300) per month in sales volume to even qualify for commission. As you can see, these extra costs can really add up. A lot of newer IBOs are shelling out $500/month to try and make it with WWDB.

You could theoretically sell these products and events as an IBO without buying them at all. But you aren’t gonna get very far if you don’t know what you’re selling, so that’s out of the question.


WWDB sells motivational and training products to help Amway distributors sell, recruit, and move up in their organization, eventually (in theory) becoming another Diamond. The real goal here is to hit that 6 or 7-figure earnings mark.

These products are obviously only useful to Amway reps, so all of their customers come from Amway.

Products include motivational tapes, CDs, audio files, and reading material, as well as training seminars and events held in hotel conference centers. You can buy the products without becoming an IBO, but IBOs do get discounts on all the products.

Standing Order Tape

The basic “Standing Order Tape” gets you the six latest CDs or audio files each month. These CDs and other audio files provide training on hard business fundamentals like recruiting and sales. There’s plenty of motivational stuff packed into the audio material too. Pop ’em into your car and learn while you’re stuck on the highway during your commute.

Premier members can opt for either digital or physical delivery. If you opt for digital delivery, you’ll receive one of your Standing Order files each Friday. If you go for the physical package, WWDB delivers two of your items at a time, every other week. Either way, you don’t get all the new stuff at once.

Standing Order runs you $25 per month. Books and other training materials are sold separately from the Standing Order tapes.


World Wide Dream Builders lets you buy books separately from the Standing Order tapes. They cover all kinds of business and mindset stuff. You could buy them outside of World Wide Dream Builders, but I’d assume their book selection is curated to help you grow your business.


Communikate is a communication system created by WWDB and included with your WWDB membership that allows you to communicate with your entire organization all in one place through a streamlined, easy to use platform. It has a mobile app, too, so you can stay in touch with everyone while you’re on the go. Communikate costs $37 per month.

Communikate works by providing access to a personal virtual assistant that coordinates communications over the phone, voicemails, emails, scheduling, conference calls, and more. It pulls it all together with a single toll-free number. A subscription comes with 2 accounts in case you have a business partner who needs to use Communikate.

You can purchase Communikate separately if you don’t want to become an IBO but like the whole virtual personal assistant thing and wanna use it for your own business or some other reason entirely. It costs the exact same $37 per month if you purchase it on its own. If you don’t need the full features or the mobile app, there’s even a Communikate Lite that’s only $21.95 a month. Calls cost you a few cents more per minute per leg with Lite, though.

Regional Meetings

Regional Meetings are educational and motivational seminars held by successful World Wide Dream Builder distributors. Distributors can attend these meetings to learn about business basics with the aim of expanding their business to Platinum.

Like their name implies, these meetings are held all over the country in different cities, so you don’t have to fly across the country to attend one. They’re held on a quarterly basis.

Second Look Meetings

Second Look Meetings are meant to teach the IBO plan on a deep level. These are hosted by qualified Diamond-level IBOs and are held during the evening.

Second Look Meetings are held on a quarterly basis, but they happen in the month prior to each Regional Meeting.

Attitude Meetings

Attitude meetings consist of successful distributors giving talks on personal and professional development as well as what kind of rewards to expect when you start seeing business success. You won’t find a lot of hard teaching here – these meetings are mostly motivational. I mean, just look at the name.

Spring Leadership

Spring Leadership is a 3-day weekend seminar held by World Wide Dream Builders every spring (usually during April or May). It’s all about leadership and business, as you might expect. Founder Double Eagle Rubies, as well as Diamond IBOs and above, teach you the importance of leadership in building a successful business all weekend. Sunday shifts a little more towards business stuff, but leadership remains the focus.

On top of the regular speakers, World Wide Dream Builders brings in John Maxwell, an internationally-renowned leadership speaker who regularly speaks at Fortunate 500 companies and other massive organizations like the NFL.

They even bring live music to get you upbeat and ready to kill it in your business.

During Spring Leadership, World Wide Dream Builders also offers two-day outreach programs beginning Saturday morning and finishing Sunday afternoon.

Family Reunion

Family Reunion is a 2-day weekend seminar with lots of motivational stuff, some business training/education, and expos/sales pitches for new products.

Saturday afternoon sees several talks from the most recently qualified Ruby and Platinum IBOs to get you motivated. Then at night, a successful Diamond member or above goes harder with the motivation, discussing how believing in your dream and building it is vital to business success.

Sunday afternoon gets to the harder business teachings, where attendees learn the latest business methods and receive technology training.

Your ticket includes accommodations and two meals. Nice of World Wide Dream Builders to do that.

Free Enterprise

Free Enterprise is a 3-day weekend seminar that’s mostly motivational. At Free Enterprise, they emphasize the power of, well, free enterprise and the rewards you can gain in a society that has it. It happens once a year during the fall, usually in October.

Free Enterprise kicks off on Friday evening with this focus on free enterprise and the spoils you can reap in a country built on free enterprise. Meant to get you hyped and motivated to build your business.

During the day on Saturday, you’re fed more motivation and some educational stuff by members who are Double Eagle Rubies, Diamonds, and people above those ranks. Then when night rolls around, they recognize and celebrate newly qualified Diamond-ranked and above members. Saturday night closes out with speeches by crown ranks, aka Georgia Puryear and Brad & Julie Duncan.

Free Enterprise wraps up on Sunday afternoon when Diamond members and above within World Wide Dream Builders teach attendees stuff about business.

World Wide Dream Builders Dream Night

World Wide Dream Builders Dream Night is basically a motivational seminar where a few Diamond distributors give talks on subjects like why build your own business and why strive for success. Dinner’s on World Wide Dream Builders too.

Their massive and infamous World Wide Dream Builders Dream Night (“the biggest event of the year!”) costs $75 to attend. They happen once a year in January.

Overall, most of the events and seminars you can attend will run you anywhere from $75 – $250. Prices change every so often, but they usually fall in this range.

Compensation Plan

The compensation plan for WWDB is interesting. You really have to work at it to get anywhere, and it’s going to take time. Don’t expect to shoot up in rank or pay like Ron Puryear did. After all, he’s the one who founded the thing.

You’re basically working on building out 6 legs at once. They call it “Going Eagle”, which means you have 300 PV and 6 legs hitting 100 PV/month and qualifying for a bonus check. Five of those legs have to be on Standing Order Tape and three have to be attending company events. You can also hit Double Eagle, which means you double all of that. It’s as hard as it sounds.

Their comp plan operates on a “Stairstep Breakaway” model, which means that once one of your legs hits Platinum (7500 points), it breaks off and you start all over rebuilding another one. Although I can see how this would help keep people motivated to sell products and recruit more people, it’s gotta be so frustrating building up legs just to start over when they break away.

Commissioned payouts are 30% and turn into 4% royalties when your leg breaks off. You don’t lose everything when you lose a leg, but wouldn’t you rather just keep the leg and make more?

You need to hit 100 PV per month to even qualify for commission at all, which comes out to about $300/month in sales volume. Just to get paid at all.


Not gonna lie, WWDB is a brilliant concept. Amway Motivational Organizations are a brilliant concept in general, but these guys did it best. They really built something huge.

It’s no scam, but just because Puryear is a legend, doesn’t mean everyone who joins his now-massive organization will be. It’s not easy to make money with WWDB. Although their comp plan is pretty ethical by MLM standards, it means that you could find yourself shelling out lots of monthly fees before you even start seeing any decent money. Plus, having your legs break off once you really start chugging and losing a huge chunk of commissions when they turn to royalties can be discouraging.

You can make it big with WWDB, but most people won’t. And you’ll be hustling to all your friends and family, which is skeezy at best.

If you like passive income streams, there are better opportunities out there. Opportunities that don’t have you pestering those close to you about the products or business opportunity you’re selling. Opportunities that don’t barrage you with “encouragement” to attend a bunch of rah-rah motivational events. And of course, opportunities that actually pay good money.

After reviewing well over 200 opportunities, here’s my #1 pick.

(and it’s not even close 🙂)

Keep climbing,

– Jeremy Page

About the author: Jeremy Page created Multiple Streams for big thinkers and online business owners.

42 comments… add one
  • Adrian

    Was thinking but,I am about to make myself more money on the side making apps and getting more TECHNICAL with Websites

  • Shane Abbott

    Hello Jeremy,
    Just to clarify, Amway refers to its motivational organizations as “Lines of Affiliation” (LOAs). They are teaching, training, support organizations affiliated with the parent company, but their compensation plans don’t actually kick in until you starting cutting your own audios and speaking at conventions. Until that happens, their compensation plan is simply the plan of the parent company (Amway). They stay separate from each other, approach business building in different ways, and reflect the values and priorities of their leadership.
    I can’t imagine anyone building an MLM and not tying in with their LOA’s development system. It does so much of the heavy lifting of holding an organization together, that it’s nearly a fool’s errand not to invest in it’s resources. Ultimately, when people see what’s involved in building their MLM, they learn that they are only marginally involved with the parent company and profoundly involved with the mentorship team. Shopping for an MLM is really about shopping for two companies: The parent company handling the money and products, and the support system company to fix the fear, ignorance, and poor self-discipline that ultimately derails people. 90% of my business is professional development out of necessity, 10% of my business is product knowledge and retailing. I think that’s a reflection of Amway’s really broad product diversity, and because it’s so much more satisfying to help people grow, than it is to sell them toothpaste.

  • Anthony San Felice

    Hey this isn’t a half bad review of Worldwide. It’s almost correct but some of your information is I think misinformed. For example I don’t know anybody who hustles to their family, actually none of my friends or family are customers nor do I feel a need to “hustle” them. 100pv isn’t hard, when my wife and I switched over just what we drank a month in Red Bull we not only saved about $10 a month but that created about 50 PV a month and that doesn’t include any of the other hundreds of products we were using anyway. The link you included said that virtually everyone who follows the program sees success. Well it’s the same here, the problem is most people would rather play video games and hang out with friends than build a company. What I like about WorldWide is that you can’t just go to a website and sign up, you have to prove that you actually will build a company in order to earn an offer. Of course some people fall through the cracks, but generally the qualification process is to prevent the people who should NOT be in business for themselves from wasting their time and money. I too have looked at hundreds and hundreds of business models since I found out about my first child, (4 children ago) and I have always come back to WorldWide as the obvious choice. There are a lot of great opportunities out there, but with Amway having proven themselves for 60 years and WorldWide for 40 (it was founded way before 1997, I’m not sure where you got that information) it is the only thing I can count on will be there for my children 50 years from now. It’s not for everybody, certainly, you just have to trust the person taking you through the process to educate you on what it’s going to take, and trust yourself enough to gain information to make an educated decision.

    • Jeremy Page

      Appreciate your thoughtful response.

    • Irwin

      Excellent reply. Definitely agree. We do offer a parnership to just anyone.

  • Zeravla

    I almost got sucked in to WWDB but the comp plan was terrible considering some of the other opportunities out there.

    I landed on an MLM company called Premier Financial Alliance which didn’t require a monthly quota and didnt penalize you for not working at all. The comp plan and return is definitely light years ahead of the 5 others I’ve been a part of.

    Glad you made this unbiased review because I have friends trying to join WWDB that don’t even compare comp plans between MLM’s.

    Thanks for the info!

  • Johnny

    Yo Jeremy, let’s see you help Adrian make a buck or two.
    Yo Adrian, let us know how your apps thing’s going.
    It’s Jan 2018.
    Ok, your turn to respond……..

  • Diane Tveten

    I think your assessment and explanation is really pretty good, with the exception of a couple things. I don’t get the pyramid within a pyramid thing. You know network building is not the same as “pyramid” building. Most organizations are pyramidal in shape; “pyramid” is used primarily in reference to illegal MLMs. World Wide and Amway’s compensation structure is such that one can out-earn one’s sponsor and any number of upline, for we earn according to the network parameters WE put together.
    Also, in World Wide mentorship and training is about personal development and leadership, so we can build teams of people in a professional way. It makes sense that a business owner mindset would lead to making purchases through one’s own business because it pays us to do so. Thus by FINDING other potential candidates (who go through a professional process to earn an offer of partnership) we are building a network of business owners, not customers. So there’s not any great focus on recruiting, ESPECIALLY family and friends. This is what makes our business model different than that of many IBOs in other Amway certified Training Organisations.
    Also—-Correction/update: 1) As of March 2018 Premier Membership is $54.95. This is a $5 increase, the first increase in 11 yrs.
    2) Re: “The basic “Standing Order Tape” gets you the six latest CDs or audio files each month for $25/month. Books and additional training materials are sold separately for additional charges. Monthly training seminars can run anywhere from $20-$50. ” I believe this needs a tweak to be accurate.
    $25 gives the member unlimited access to listen or download from the entire audio/video library, including “approved for prospects” audios that can be sent digitally. Purchase of CDs is optional at a cost of $2.50/ea. Our local training seminars are typically $15-$30. “Open” Business Overview presentations are $15 for the business owners, free to guests. I suppose some lines of sponsorship could be charging a little more. We have a “major function” quarterly which combines training and celebration of those who are growing. The ticket cost of major functions run $75-$175. Spring Leadership includes 3 sessions with John C. Maxwell on Leadership.

    • Jeremy Page

      Thanks for those updates!

    • mark richardson

      99% don’t make any $$$$$$

      • Kelly Brown

        99% don’t put in effort

        • Hannah Melton

          Then your extensive training on recruiting only those who are a good fit and who are in the right entrepreneurial mindset is HORSE SHIT 99% of the time..

        • Don Willis

          Majority of people who do put in effort don’t get results. Only the few. It also depends if you’re fortunate to have an actual leader with results helping you, rather than so called upline coaches who barely have results. Then you’re told by uplines to work harder or have more belief.

  • Roi

    I was actually just dropped by my ‘upline’ and let me explain why. They’ll tell you you can do this regardless at what finincal statements (mine being below the poverty line). The ‘Launch’ alone is 300$ for a couple and as the only one working, only getting paying 400$ every two weeks, I think it’s been about aonth and I’ve literally saved up 250$. Keeping that aside because they, THEY, wanted to form a ‘budget’ for what I could do for the monthly cost. So I’m like, “Okay, there is this snake I’ve been trying to get for TWO months, I can finally get it in like a week, I’ll do that, launch’ boom, good. My ‘upline’ never asked if this was a plan, never asked if I had a plan about the money (despite me even telling them about donating plasma for money I was saving up for the launch) I literally just started being able to afford Lyft and even went to a board meeting last night.

    I get a call this afternoon explaining “You seem to care more about getting the snake than launching (I had explained before my idea of launching was to give the snake a good home), and they were going to try using later on (I had seen them come in with a new couple of downlines at the board meeting, literally met my replacement couple), and that they wanted the books they let us borrow back.”
    Im so livid and feel so betrayed after getting to know and trusting this couple for a bit now, I could poo between every page of those fucking books and send it back in a sandwich bags.

    Once they realize you can’t IMMEDIATELY help them, bye bye. This is what comes with being someone’s ‘leg’, thank God I hadn’t launched already and wasted my money but the hours and dollars I have invested leaves me empty.
    Don’t believe them when they say ‘you can be lower-middle class and still do this’, because no one is patient enough to wait that long for you to have the money no matter how much dedication you show (I took two hour bus rides in the dark getting from some of these meets and spent hours reading and listening to audio tapes outside of it.

    It’s not a pyramid scheme. Doesn’t mean they don’t treat you like replaceable shit.

    • Josh

      Not everyone is perfect. Looks like you had a sour sponser. I would have talked to someone upline. Have a good day!

    • Steve

      Come on Roi. If someone was about to launch into business with me and they told me they were going to buy a snake instead, I would be asking EXACTLY the same question. I doubt you are “replaceable shit” to them. Think on this quote: it’s hard to treat someone as a priority who treats you as an option. I would tell them how you feel and they will probably clear it up for you. Asking for a book back to lend it to someone else? That is very normal. I do that every week in my business. I would be grateful they lent you books man. It’s not like business owners have a library on hand

    • Eunice

      Am sorry to hear that Roy, but it takes time, patience, and dedication to make that type of money. You should have know that. Also keep in mind we are looking for people with the mentallity to learn new things and have freedom. If you believe your snake will give you freedom and get you out from winning $400/month then so be it. P.s i hope thay snake wont eat you cause that will suck. Plus if you would have purchased nutrilite products you actually make more pv and have a healthier “mindset” and heart.

  • Timothy

    I’d like to say that people who quit because they “don’t make money”, normally have terrible a work ethic and/or won’t create a business owner mentality. But if they do, the business is very fun!

    • Don Wallis

      Sorry Timothy but that’s simply not true. My wife and I left WWDB after almost 10 years. Worked extremely hard over the years. Went Double Eagle many times and in Platinum qualification several times. You can put the work in and still not have the results. We know many people across the US & Canada who have worked hard for years in WWDB and not got results. A very small percentage actually create tangible results.

  • Ron

    I just left WWDB after 3 years. If anyone has any questions I’ll be happy to answer.

    • Tatiana

      Hello. My fiance and I are currently in a process and would like to know why you left WWDB after 3 years?

    • tim james

      Can you give an overview of your experience? 3 years is a bunch of time. Thanks.

    • Yoko

      Hey Ron, could you let us know why you left after dedicating yourself to it for three years? I just started and I’m getting this feeling in my guts telling me I should stop. I just need more info. Thank you so much!

      • Maria

        I’m pissed at these people because now they are targeting high school kids that can’t sign anything because they aren’t the leafs age and not only that when they signed my son in to this they made him change his age on the forms. What kind of ethical shit is that. Not only that they didn’t want to meet with either parent as my son took his girlfriend to join. They told them to pay $800 a month. That’s fucked up that they signed my son up with out him being of legal age to sign paper work.

    • Ryan

      Yes we would all like to know more. For sure. We are moreinterested in the actual business of where the money comes from.

      • Shaleen Duhra

        I want to know too!! Please! I’m in a process right now and am totally confused.

    • Em

      Hey Ron,

      How come you left? Was it process, mentor-ship or Amway related? How were you treated? Did you find you spent way too much working hard with no sight of progression or return? Is the material, books and communication app worth the membership? Would love to hear some or any of your story.


    • Shanti

      What happened? Why did you leave?

  • Daniel

    I have to admit, for a blog this is a pretty tame and mostly factual post by the originator and everyone after thank you for not being typical internet trolls. I would like to comment on some things that may provide some perspective. The goal of joining WWDB is to build a solid foundation of dedicated business owners so that your business doesn’t crumble if you choose to retire from it. There are many examples of successful traditional business owners who would lose everything if they decided to walk away for a few months (they trade their time for money opposed to building an asset that provides income). This model of big business obviously needs time to develop and WWDB is completely up front with how much effort it takes and how long you may need to develop your company before you can see any results. There is a lot of discussion during the vetting process that is dedicated to making sure the partnership is a good fit before anyone is allowed to sign up. In reality this organization is more devoted to building up the IBO in their communication, leadership, relationship, and business skills with very little barrier of entry other than teach ability and an ambitious mindset. I can’t attest to how individuals chose to run their business, but the ethics taught and followed by the Diamonds all the way down to the Platinum leaders are sound and honestly some of the best examples of how people should live their life regardless of building a business. I have seen examples of people who were involved with drugs, living in abusive relationships, suicidal, and all sorts of other terrible experiences, climb their way out, build a business, and go on to help others get their lives back as well. I personally think that alone is a business model that should be held up as an example of all others to provide humanity a way to live their lives to the fullest. I honestly can see the positive difference it has made in my average life so far. As for actually building the business someone posted earlier that the time you devote to your business is typically time you are wasting on the couch anyway. Not to mention that the money that one invests in their company is partially recovered as tax returns which within the first year accounts to an average spending of only ~$100/month. And to build a business with this much potential on so little is astounding. I suggest reading Robert Kiyosaki’s book, Business of the 21st Century to get a good understanding of network marketing in general and do more research for yourselves to see if you want to become an IBO (in whatever business model you so choose).

  • Josephine

    WWDB is not a pyramid nor MLM nor an affiliate marketer business. It’s simply a traditional business complete with employees, and the owners happen to all be Amway Diamonds under Ron Puryear. There are no other entities paid by the profits of WWDB other than those specific Diamonds.

    Membership into WWDB is not required but it is if you want to build an Amway business within the Puryear organization “using the WWDB tools & methods”. If you don’t join WWDB but are under the Puryears, you can still build or sell Amway. You just can’t say you’re in WWDB nor will you have access to all the tools & trainings.

    The profits of WWDB memberships allow Amway Diamonds a second stream of income, allows WWDB to host those huge conferences & secure locations for other training meetings as well as pay WWDB employees, WWDB headquarters (you know, a building that requires overhead, electricity, taxes, etc.)

    Does that make better sense?

  • ameri

    I am currently student in college. it is three years I am studying,
    and two more semester left to finish, but there someone introduced me in this business. I am going to start this business very soon, but the HARD decision is this. if I start this business I have to quit college and work hard and will never can get back to school, or not enroll in this business and continue my education. please help me who are in this business already, which one I need to choose EDUCATION, or WWDB?

    • marcia tremblay

      I would think the smart answer is obvious. Your education is more important. Businesses like this will still be around when you graduate.

    • Nick

      First off, you should be asking your mentors that question, not the internet. Secondly, you don’t have to drop out of school. The amount of time you put into the business is only 8-10 hrs a week. You can easily manage that time, just get a part time job and you can run the whole thing that way. If you put in the hard work for 2-3 years you’ll be free.

    • Rini

      Finish your school first dorm throw away what you put so much time and effort into. This business takes time and effort so you will not see results right away.

    • Darryl

      I am just a few weeks in. I haven’t spent a cent on anything they’ve been teaching me (so far). They’ve been lending me all the books and CDs to borrow for a short period of time (usually a week) as it’s one of their ways to see if I’m committed to learning and someone worth a partnership with.
      I’m in my last year of college for engineering. I’ve always brought this up in my meetings to my leader(s), and with my exams coming up soon, they said that it is important I finish my college. They told me they won’t make me drop out of college or the process, as finishing college, especially this close to the end, is extremely important. Just don’t let college become a “distraction” or lie/excuse I’d end up telling myself to not see or learn from them. As someone said earlier, if you don’t have the time, they will still be around after you graduate.

  • Eli

    Wow this is a great UNBIASED neutral “blogpost” I’ve seen about Amway/WWDB. Most blogs are usually written by ranters who are either quitters or did not understand what it takes to become successful in any business and just rant negatively about their experience and giving their opinion instead of leaving a factual statement.

    Unlike traditional businesses, Amway doesn’t require you to invest thousands of dollars up front, it is a low risk opportunity, 100% money back guaranteed (the first 6 months I believe) and through WWDB it teaches you how to overcome all those mental barriers that many entrepreneurs can’t never break. You have someone teaching you step by step how to build a business the RIGHT WAY.
    What other traditional business does that??! None that I know of! If I want to open my own traditional business, I’ll need to save up thousands of dollars with NO guarantees I’ll get my money back, NO ONE will want or have the time and patience to help me (especially a competitor), plus I’ll have to figure out how to overcome my failures and how to deal with my mental and motivational barriers all by myself.

    People who are “anti-MLMs” are the most ignorant, pessimistic, toxic people out there, STAY AWAY FROM THOSE! They WILL KILL YOUR DREAMS! I can’t speak for other MLMs or even other Amway organizations but I can speak for WWDB as being the only network marketing company that makes sense in every logistical and entrepreneurial way.

    In essence, if you are not entrepreneurial or don’t want to build or create wealth, then don’t try this because you will end up quitting anyways but if you really want to build a legacy, create wealth and not depend on a underpaid job for the rest of your life, then give Amway/WWDB a chance. Be patient and consistent and never EVER give up or LET someone else kill your aspirations and make desicions for you. Other people don’t pay your bills and their “opinion” should not matter or be of more value and importance than your dreams and goals!

  • Rini

    Great overview! Was a part of this organization for over 4 years and there a few things you want to consider before joining. If you build it and make it big you’ll make money but if you build it and for some reason need to step away from your business and are unable to continue actively building it you will not get to keep it intact. Your upline will decide what happens to your business for the most part. They will tell you upfront that they will help you build your business, plug into the system, follow through on the expectations of the partnership etc. The mentieship and coaching also highly varies depending on who sponsors you into the business.

    While Amway sets 100 PV for a bonus check as a minimum WWDB has their own standard that they teach 200 PV for singles and 300 PV for couples. WWDB also teaches their IBO’s day one DITTO which is an automatic reoccurring order that you set up for yourself (changing it on a monthly basis based on your needs).

    Also at the Diamond level (maybe sooner) you begin to profit off of CommuniKate, Premier Memebrship and other tools and sales in the organization. This isn’t commonly talked about even to independent business owners and you will only find this out as a larger pin (based on Amway’s compensation plan). You will see in fine print on the website that they are a for profit organization.

  • Johnny

    I like the values, ethics and training that world wide uses. I think World wide is a great way for young adults to gain great personal growth, work ethic, and learn the beginning stages to a entrepreneurial mindset.
    Its labeled as a pyramid scheme because of the compensation structure where the top makes the most with a trickle down effect. When you have enough people under you, you can choose to let the money keep rolling in, or continue to speak and be a leader and be paid more money for that. The leaders at worldwide are good people who have worked their tails off for their dream of financial freedom, and they deserve it. Amway and worldwide are the same though. Its the same company under a different name with the same products and same leaders. The differences only come through the training to sell more and recruit more, so if you had to choose, World wide is definitely the way to go. World Wide leaders really do want to see you succeed so they can also succeed, but isn’t that true in any good business?
    As far as owning your own business though… That’s a huge problem to tell people because its really not your own business. Can you get fired from your own business? Do you have to use a cookie cutter website for your own business? Are you listed for tax purposes as the owner of your own business? Do you get to choose what products you sell with your own business? Do you get to choose WHERE you sell your own products with your own business? Can you market and advertise you own business as you wish? Do you get to choose whom you recruit and hire into your own business?
    So without pointing out all the things that are wrong with a MLM, I would say its great experience, and can be very rewarding in the personal growth department for those in need. A healthy and positive mindset is priceless in life. Great work ethic is almost just as valuable. You will also learn great leadership skills.
    Know what your getting into though, and if a MLM is really right for you. Lots of work. They are going to sugarcoat everything in the beginning and never mention Amway because Amway has a bad name with many people who have quit because its “too hard”, or have been told they are a pyramid. Its a process leading up to a “board plan” where they finally mention Amway so they dont scare people away. Smart.
    Here’s some things to expect;
    Hours and hours gone to building your network. A lot of money sunk into it for the first couple years too. At least 500 a month if you doing what your up line wants you to do. Huge amount of rejection and failure, which is actually a good thing, although its not fun as your going through it. World wide will take every minute of your spare time and very likely force you to take many tardys and absences at your work place. You Must be willing to sacrifice and have an all in mindset. Great association of people to be around as long as everything you do with them is geared towards worldwide. But you will learn many valuable lessons in life and business and can take these and apply them to your passion. Or you can have a chance at making it in Amway which is a great life too.

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