Quite literally, tens of Amway/Quixtar/BrittWorldwide IBOs have approached me in the last few years making wild claims of fortune and 'independence'. Whenever I tried to work out the scheme on paper, in black and white, it didn't make sense. While I don't necessary rebuke the power of multi-level marketing, the way of Amway may not be the right way after all. In May last year, MSNBC conducted a 'secret camera' sting operation and came out with the following story. Go on and read it at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4375477/
Not to be left shivering in the Dateline storm, Quixtar came up with a response on this site.
You may also want to check out http://amquix.info/amway.html for a detailed analysis of how Amway's version of multi-level marketing may not work, after all.
Another interesting reading comes from an ex-distributor who wrote a book in the eighties and which is now available online: "Fake it Till You Make It".
Bottomline: If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.