Thursday, August 26, 2004

Time required to build Quixtar Business

Being an IBO is not a joke. It takes hard work, very hard work indeed to build a successful Quixtar business. I have explained in my previous posts specially this one that your are not doing any favour to any body by sponsoring them. Instead you are getting them in a not-so-legal scheme where they have to work quite hard, spend this much and fighting these odds to make any worth while money.

Here is, based on my experience the time required by a core IBO. And PLEASE tell me, is it 10-12 hours?

Monday: You wake up, feeling dizzy from the weekend driving you did for Sam sessions and showing the plan. Today is a big day as you have to show the plan for your newly sponsored IBO. You always hesitate to show the plan and despise the moment when some negative person shows up and majority starts yawning and looking their watches too often but what can you do, you've got a dream! You get in your car, put down the tape and start listening to the same thing as last one. You reached ur office, ughh, Monday. One day you'll be free, you know that. But for now, your Monday is much longer than your colleagues. You'll reach home around 10 while they'll spend a nice evening with their friends and family. But, after all, they'll be working all their life and you gonna be free. Just 2 more years.

Around 11, you put on head phone and start listening to Kate. Your upline is telling about the new conference, your credit card payment is overdue. Payment calls are annoying you, but you know you'll be there! With many people.

Around lunch break you get out, look here and there to prospect someone. Every one seems so happy and content with their life. A nice downtown noon. Unable to prospect and cursing yourself, you came back. Your voicemail is blinking and upline has left a message. You pick up the phone and call him. He is not very happy about not moving enough standing order or some similar thing. You don’t fight back because you are in submission. After all, when your upline got some 'not so nice' words from his upline, he immediately follow up by sending a thank you message to every one promoting his upline. Somewhere inside you there is a voice saying that you don't deserve to be treated like that. You work your tail off to build this business. But then you tell yourself that your upline has, after all much more sincerity for you than your grumpy boss.

Day goes on. You newly sponsored leg called you at 4 PM, you end up speaking some new prospects on his behalf, assuring them that they need to be there. Your colleagues are kinda uncomfortable with your constant talking on phone in office time.

Well, here comes the business time. You get ready at office washroom, changed your jeans with you suit and rush to your car while avoiding any colleagues. You make sure you have enough lit packs and extra cassettes in your car. On average you lose 2 tapes and 2 lit packs per meeting, equaling $50, but you never thought about it. After all, this all will mean nothing when you'll be platinum and above.

You reach there, set up the board and aisle. Show the plan. There was this one SOB, too cocky and arrogant. You felt insulted but pulled yourself together and went through the plan anyhow. Spread some cassettes; booked few follow ups, called your upline to talk to the most excited person there, which, ironically was the worst dressed and dumbest looking person. You congratulated your new leg, asked him to be on standing order so he can show a plan like you and went back home. You reached home around 11:30. Ate cold dinner, chug down double x and some other vitamins, called your upline and went to bed. But wait, you get up, take care of some banking, which is getting worse and worse, send Kate message, cursing yourself why you forgot to have new IBO send Kate message. Got insulted again by upline for forgetting that. Your upline hardly ever miss the opportunity to say that "These are the reasons you are not making big in this business". Then you log on to Quixtar to see any thing new to promote and then finally at 1:00 AM you went to bed.

Tuesday: Big day! Open today. You got up, put tooth brush in your mouth, but not in a first try. Chug down XS and some vitamins. Grab food bar as you are getting late and went to office. Food bar tasted like shit. At 10:00 you went to washroom to vomit. Same routine, Kate, phone to upline, downline, prospecting and Kate. Your performance is nearly half as much as it used to be. Then you get ready for open, big smile. At least you don’t have to show the plan. You made at least 5 calls to different prospects confirming they are coming. Then you get out of office, picked 3 prospect at most difficult locations in the city, hardly make it to open. Some times you receive calls while driving from your sponsor if you are getting late. You are quite used to talking on cell phone while driving, despite being once religiously against it. As your upline said, you can't go platinum without getting few speeding tickets. Plan went alright, but then training started and speaker kept on making jokes and dragged it to 11 PM! You went home around 12 after dropping off all the prospects, who are obviously not so happy as they were promised for an hour only. But they can't complain as they don't have any conveyance and you gave them a ride! Same routine, kate and then book, went to sleep around 2, feeling guilty for not reading enough books, bit angry at your partner for not listening enough tapes.

Wednesday and Thursday: Same routine, even harder as you are constantly being sleep deprived and avoided few traffic accidents, wondering what if other driver slept on wheel as well. More insult from upline, more begging to the prospects, more handing of the tapes, worrying why you never have any lit packs and extra tapes, while loosing 2,3 of them every week. Show one more plan on Thursday, some follow ups on Wednesday and attending one phone meeting on top of it, which lasted till 1:30 AM.

Friday: Finally! Ppl at work are not paying much attention today so you listened kate all day. Rush to home, picked prospects and rushed to QUEST. It’s snowing real hard and car is slipping on snow, but what do you care? After all this will be on your rally tape one day, not so far. You gave and awesome presentation of product, book and tape. You are feeling much more comfortable and happy here, as every one is so supportive and nice. Your prospects and downline are happy as well. You went home at 1, but tomorrow is off. You went to bed at 3 after detailed reading of the book promoted in QUEST. You are awaken abruptly by your partner as you forgot today is SAM day! Boom, car ready, no time for breakfast, rush to the other end of the city, 1 hour drive to borrow the SAM machine (Your partner has to beg some crossline to get it), 1 hour back, all day SAM sessions, explain your downline how the products will be delivered and how much profit they'll make. One downline is pissed as she thought she'll be making 3 times more on such a big sale. You always find it awkward arguing with women, so you end up offering some products for free to calm her down. After all, her PV gonna help you to go next level. Ironically, bonus paid at that level is 1/5th of your expenses. But again, you aint gonna stay at that level.

On evening, same old same old. Some calls, some NOs, some shopping around on, motivating every downline, a surprise call from your emerald. Went to a neighboring city on Sunday to show the plan with your sponsor. 3 hours one way drive on heavy rain, took all your day. Distributed more lit packs and tapes there, purchased some from your sponsor. Out of $50 bucks fuel and $50 bucks on lit packs.

Here comes the next week, same stuff, PLUS conference is coming. You gonna go and get more people there, other wise the look in your upline eye will make you melt from shame.....

PS: This is 100% my true story. I don’t have any reasons to exaggerate. I am not getting any PV to share it. I just wish that no one has to go through what I went through it. Decision is yours.

And PLEASE tell me, was it 10-12 hours? It was 4 hours daily AT LEAST on weekdays, and 6 hours on Saturday and Sunday. 32 Hours!

Did you know that time required to build this business will be this much?
If not then you were lied to.

Do you tell your prospects what is the time commitment for this business?
If you don’t then you are lying.

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At 5/20/2005 11:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! That's kind of a stupid way to build your business. And just because your line of sponsorship doesn't know how to treat people on their team doesn't mean that the rest of the teams that work with Quixtar do the same. So you're really not upset with Quixtar, your upset with your upline and training system. Seems like this posting should be about them instead of Quixtar. Just an observation.

At 5/21/2005 07:33:00 PM, Blogger Loser said...

You are right, I had discussions with many IBOs. Almost all of them agree that Gala LOS is most abusive to it's IBOs.

But I dunno, some one from other LOS, e.g. WWDB agrees with the time required part. And also the scam / non scam part.

A WWDB active platinum

At 5/21/2005 07:35:00 PM, Blogger Loser said...

Can you expand on the "stupid" part please? I did what I thought I was supposed to do.

At 7/10/2005 11:03:00 AM, Blogger Island in the Net said...

My experiences were similar. What makes the pain worse is the financially stupid things I did based on "advice" from my uplines. My wife and I were ready ti buy a home back in 1997 when the market was less exuberant. We were told not to "waste" our money on a house but to channel it into the business. Four years later after our second child was born and we had run out of rooms in our small two bedroom condo we bought a home for 3 times what we would have paid in 1997. Sigh!!!

At 7/10/2005 11:37:00 PM, Blogger Loser said...

I'm sorry to hear that khurt. In which LOS you were in?

Kumar was my upline as well. Diamond was Vishal & Sonika Jayne.

At 5/18/2008 08:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recently signed up for quixtar w/o doing my research. The company has too many restrictions. You can't even do advertising to lead others to your store. Its a home business with too much outside activity. The idea that I am to spend so much per month and I haven't even made a cent dosen't sit right with me. I will now just order the products that I want for myself when I want and not bother. I have already gone on to another business that is more profitable.

At 6/07/2008 05:34:00 AM, Blogger sans said...

i was recently shown quickstar approach.i see that this comment was made in 2004. well if you are still there and over the years wud you have traded all the hard work for being rich now. I would like to hear your honest opinion on this before starting.? Afterall to be rich in any way is lots and lots of hard work.
plz reply me at if u wud like to leave comment personally

At 6/26/2008 11:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your your concern
thats the reason some of you will never be free,remember it takes guts to suceed if and if you wanted to do 45 years work in 5 years you will be busy. sucess is never easy if it would be like that every one will be sucessful

At 11/07/2008 08:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to say that you technique was very aggressive with that schedule. I am an IBO and active military. Nice and slow works too you really dint have to do all of that.

At 12/15/2014 02:33:00 PM, Blogger aris1 said...

Anyway/quixtar is all just a sham and a huge waste of time and money. Sigh, when will people learn.


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