ACN is an global telecommunications business which sells its products and services through independent distributors, in other words,Multi level Marketing.
ACN is a corporation with a lot of momentum. It has a multi year endorsement contract with "The Donald" (Donald Trump) and Trump featured ACN and its Videophone on an episode of Celebrity apprentice. Not a bad little bit of publicity.
ACN, Inc has become the biggest direct sales telecommunications company on the planet
Besides the Videophone, they also market cell phone services, local and long distance, internet, satellite TV, and ADT home security systems.
Such services and products retain a few benefits not shared with most Mlm companies which market consumable products. One glaring advantage is that the residual income is paid on contracts for these services which typically last two years or more. There is no need to keep checking back with customers to see if they want to re-order product. People are going to continue paying on those contracts each and evey month and the representative will continue to be paid month after month.
Without going into a lot of detail, I will say that their payment plan that is definitely superior to the majority of Network Marketing companies. Residual income is paid on 7 levels until one achieves the level of RVP or Regional Vice President at which point one can earn commissions to an infinate level. As it is with every Network Marketing company,a serious, life-changing imcome can really only be achieved by creating a huge sales organization or down line.
Ok so, what is the downside to ACN? I would say that there are none that are not typical with any Network Marketing company. ACN certainly has its system that it wants its representatives to follow religiously. This method involves doing several "Private Business Receptions" (home demonstrations), being present at regular hotel meetings, attending weekly training sessions, traveling to international training stadium events, purchasing marketing literature on auto ship.
That system is not without merit though. It works for the representative who has the tenacity to stick with the system and not get disheartened and quit. This can be said for most Mlm companies. Unfortunately there is still a very large attrition rate even in ACN.
ACN likes to encourage its reps to use its system and its system is definitely "old school."
There are 2 problems with using their system:
1. A high frustration level is likely because of the slow pace at which you will probably be developing your business.
2. You can expect their method to take over your entire life. Some have suggested that ACN can be done a s part time business--I don't think so! Either you have to put your whole life into this business or don't plan on being successful. The number of meetings you are going to have to attend to make the business work is going to be more than full time. How ironic since a great emphasis in promoting ACN or any other MLM company, is that time and financial freedom are going to be yours if you join. Plan on working ALOT of hours until your organization gets to be substancial.
So what's my real opinion of ACN? It really is a great company with a great compensation plan.
Should you consider becoming a rep? Well...actually I did (and I still am a rep). I just wouldn't go with their system to build your business.
So what system would you use? I'm so glad you asked.
Use an online marketing system. You can leverage your time and effort and get your opportunity presented to a much larger segment of the population than you can the "old school" way. You also should use a concept called Attraction Marketing, in which you do things to make people contact you about your expertise in the business rather than tracking down prospects and trying to convince them that they should join your business.
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