First off I want to start by saying I do not think acn is a horrible buisness. I have seen many people make a good living for themselves in this buisness.
With that being said it was not for me. The business plan is great but its truely about who you know. If you do not know someone with time, determination, and some extra cash to start with dont bother. I payed $500 to get started with acn and after several home meetings with at least 30 guests not one person was remotely interested in becoming an ibo.
The major complaint I have with acn is the pressure. I was pressured to make a list of people I havent spoken too in years to awkwardly invite into my home. They left making fun of me and said I was a joke. Half didnt even show up because people spread the word about the "pyramid scheme" I was a part of.
When I ran out of people I felt comfortable having in my home I had 0 potential IBO's and I lost all faith. At that point my team gave up on me even though I really had tried. I am in sales myself and im top rated in my company with over four times more sales than our next leading sales associate and I couldnt even sell the idea of acn.
If you dont know people with money to start dont waste your time. Nobody will help you when you run out of people to invite and you will lose your investment.