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. 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. 
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 🙂)
– Jeremy Page