World Wide Dream Builders review: Amway’s successful lovechild

World Wide Dream Builders is an Amway Motivational Organization, and a network 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.

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).


World Wide Dream Builders is an AMO (Amway Motivational Organization) – basically a pyramid built on the back of another pyramid (also see: UR Association).

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 (AMOs) popping up left and right. World Wide Dream Builders is one of those.

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

So, whatever this guy is doing, he’s doing it well enough to get rich. I’d say that’s a product.

In comes WWDB, which he founded in 1997. Eventually they 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 WWDB continues to be led by all of the Diamonds in his organization, who share in ownership of the company.

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. [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 WWDB 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 $36.95. 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.


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.

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.

Communikate, the communication system that comes with your WWDB membership, also allows you to communicate with your entire organization all in one place through a streamlined, easy to use platform.

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

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 like Ron Puryear did.

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 is 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.

Commissioned payouts are 30% and turn into 4% royalties when your leg breaks off.

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.

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.

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.

34 comments… add one
  • Adrian May 18, 2017 @ 11:52

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

    • Jeremy Page May 28, 2017 @ 0:29

      Good for you

  • Shane Abbott Nov 29, 2017 @ 18:12

    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.

    • Jeremy Page Mar 9, 2018 @ 10:50

      Thank you!

    • Jeff Apr 21, 2018 @ 23:55

      Very well put I agree

  • Anthony San Felice Dec 12, 2017 @ 19:40

    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 Mar 9, 2018 @ 10:46

      Appreciate your thoughtful response.

    • Irwin Jan 10, 2019 @ 22:16

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

  • Zeravla Jan 12, 2018 @ 21:15

    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!

    • Jeremy Page Mar 9, 2018 @ 10:41

      Yep for sure!

  • Johnny Jan 17, 2018 @ 8:58

    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 Feb 3, 2018 @ 22:43

    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 Mar 9, 2018 @ 10:32

      Thanks for those updates!

    • mark richardson Aug 14, 2018 @ 22:34

      99% don’t make any $$$$$$

      • Kelly Brown Dec 20, 2018 @ 16:52

        99% don’t put in effort

  • Roi Jun 15, 2018 @ 0:01

    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 Aug 25, 2018 @ 0:29

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

    • Steve Sep 4, 2018 @ 7:08

      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 Sep 6, 2018 @ 5:49

      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 Aug 25, 2018 @ 0:35

    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!

  • Ron Sep 2, 2018 @ 20:50

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

    • Tatiana Oct 8, 2018 @ 4:06

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

    • tim james Dec 11, 2018 @ 17:04

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

    • Yoko Dec 12, 2018 @ 2:32

      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!

    • Ryan Jan 12, 2019 @ 3:23

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

    • Rose Jun 13, 2019 @ 22:11

      Hi! I was invited to my first board meeting and I’m starting to get an uneasy, sinister feeling about this whole new venture with network marketing, I have this scary feeling that it could easily consume my life and trick me into believing it is the most important thing in my life. Please tell me WHY you decided to leave?

  • Daniel Dec 29, 2018 @ 18:11

    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 Mar 24, 2019 @ 19:13

    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 Apr 8, 2019 @ 23:51

    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 May 28, 2019 @ 3:09

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

    • Nick May 30, 2019 @ 20:26

      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.

    • Jacky Jun 5, 2019 @ 0:00

      I’m in the same boat! I’m so unsure of everything right now

    • Grace Jun 7, 2019 @ 5:39

      Hey Ameri! I know this is a late reply but I know many people in worldwide that go to school and build the business (: if you have any more questions, let me know!

  • Big Rob May 31, 2019 @ 20:43

    This is very interesting because I’m going through the process right now and I’m looking for answers to this entire WWDB question too. I can already see that starting this business will cost me more than I’ll ever make in at least the first year or more even if I pushed as hard as I can without ever seeing any couch time at all, and all the luck of the gods was on my side. Plus you guys keep say it only a $100 of sales needed per month which is only a third of what it really takes and even to get $42 back, and still be in the red with all the tools required to stay completely brainwashed and bound to the cult of WWDB. It could possibly be worth it in the long run , but I’m already discouraged by just looking at the Amway products and prices. Not cheap at all and pretty much a bunch of stuff I never buy anyway no ever would. which brings me to the only conclusion I hate. I’m going to have to sell this overpriced crap I don’t want , or believe in. But its either this , or I keep changing toilets for the rest of my days. Or find something better if it’s out there. Don’t get me completely wrong because there’s some very good things about it like the self improvement part I like that. And have seen major changes in my two friends that are putting me through the process right now. Because they’ve gone this direction instead of starting a chapter in the hell’s angels. Lol not to mention there personality changes , and much more positive outlooks. Just that alone makes me want to join them besides knowing them all my life , but I’ll have to pay for it in blood sweat and tears just to hopefully make it to diamond. And now by reading this blog come to find out its really just a pay cut off your first leg. It’s all more discouraging than encouraging right now. I’m bummed. Hell’s angels is looking better by the moment lmfao.

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