Hello! I am reporting from Cleveland, Ohio and I was introduced to the ACN opportunity by my girlfriends parents, Corey and Tonya Anderson. I visited their home at Thanksgiving to meet the family and I was floored by their lifestyle. They lived in a large house with a winding driveway, and were the proud owners of a maserati and three mercedes benz's. I was blown away! At dinner I asked what they did for a living and they told me they have their own business through ACN and have been in the company since the late nineties. I had heard of acn but didn't have a positive or negative opinion about it simply because I didn't know what it entailed. Fast forward to mid December...I attended a presentation and signed up on the spot. It made sense. So I did it. This is coming from a guy who planted 20k into his own real estate investment/wholesaling business. I had an idea of how much businesses cost to start and as such...$399.00 (They lowered the price, I keep seeing 500) seemed like a small investment to make. I figured that, at the very least, I would do what it takes to make my initial investment back.
So the first thing they had me do was sign up for this assistant. It is 39.99 a month. I was skeptical. Only because I was under the impression that I was done spending my own money...Mrs. Anderson said those dangerous words...."Just trust me." I figured that my girlfriends mom wouldnt scam me so I took a deep breath and signed it up...Then she asked me to sign up my cell phone too! To the tune of 100 dollars...I was very irritated. I was spending money and I felt like they were not upfront about the costs....but nevertheless. I was in now and continued with the process. She explained that the easiest way to attract customers was to be a customer yourself, and that these services would count towards a 400 dollar bonus that can be earned by signing up at least 6 services with two of which being tv or home security. I figured eh why not and just did what she said.
Acn relies on warm marketing, IE family and friends. Cool. So after learning about the products and things of that nature...I began pursuing customers. I started with my mother. We signed up her gas and electric accounts and she wound up saving money. We then called my grandfather, and the same thing occurred...he experienced savings. We then moved into other services, with my grandad taking advantage of a 2 year fixed rate contract with dish that beat his current directv bill. So far...I was very happy with ACN.
Since I signed up a couple services and a TV service...I earned a check for $247 dollars about 2 weeks in. I was pretty excited actually...I had made money when others told me I would not. It was proof that this crazy thing works. So with that validation, I continued with the process. I went out. Got more customers. and soon I had gotten 25 customers and had been awarded ETT. In under 30 days, just making a couple calls, and posting things on facebook and instagram I was able to get my 400 dollars back plus an extra 200 dollars for becoming an Executive team trainer so fast.
My mentor then laid a surprise on me...If I can manage to get promoted to executive team leader with 75 customers by my 60th day I can earn 1000 dollars. Being that I had acquired 25 on my own I figured...hmmmm I can do this but...I should probably focus on the second aspect of ACN: Team building/recruiting. And thus I went to work. Inviting people, calling people etc....and within a week I had recruited two team members...One was my girlfriend who decided she wanted to join her family'a business, the other was a coworker who was just annoyed by our current place of employment. And with that...we went to work. And as a result I was promoted to ETL by my 45th day in the business. On top of that I helped my girlfriend receive her first promotion and 400 dollar bonus by recruiting 2 others. She now has teams growing in Ohio and Pennsylvania. My coworker, followed my lead and closed 25 deals by herself to get promoted and pick up her 400 dollar bonus. She has also recruited one new team member and has expanded my organization to Florida. As of today we as a team have 124 customers and have all had a return on our initial investment. February 17th marked 60 days in the business for me. I am quite happy with how things have gone and I am very glad I got involved.
I realize there are a lot of shady reps and businesses out there. But I can assure you, the business works its just the people that don't. The products sell themselves so I have never had to even discuss pricing. And other than gas, electric, and cellphone service...customers have to sign up over the phone with a trained representative and provide an IBO number....prior to sign up these companies provide a full disclosure of the terms and conditions associated with the product in question. As for the Gas, electric, and cellphone services...The disclosures are available to the customer before a person says "yes" and as a result there should be no surprises in prices, charges, fees, etc.
So in short...Some of these horror stories are a bit mind boggling to me and I can only come to a few conclusions.
1) "The rep lied about the pricing and service" You did not research the service and terms prior to purchase and you had a less than reputable IBO who took advantage of that.
2)"ACN IS A CLASSIC SCAM I LOST THOUSANDS" You're either exaggerating or you did the business for so long that your 39.99 a month for your business assistant really added up.
3) "ACN RUINED MY FAMILY/FRIENDSHIP" As I read the stories like this I see the attitude of the people who wrote them...ACN did not ruin your friendship. You did. Ask yourself, when you told your friend/family member that you weren't interested in ACN...did you do it tactfully? Or did you yell at them, berate them, make fun of them for falling into a scheme, and in no way look to support them? ACN or otherwise...starting your own business is difficult. Its even harder when your own family is telling you to give up and go get a job. Members of my family thought I was crazy for my real estate venture until the checks started coming in. But it did hurt my feelings that a lot of them did not want to support me at all, and that I had to break away from them. You don't have to join ACN but at the least...try being diplomatic when you turn the person down.
Anyway, That's it for me. I enjoyed typing my review. Hopefully My experience will motivate someone to give it a shot. In short, I am happy with my experiences, My bills have been cut in half. I have extra money coming in, and a growing team that is helping my income grow. With this momentum I will likely quit my job by December at the latest and be one hundred percent committed to my business ventures.
If you wish to contact me with questions this is my Linkedin account https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-craggett-6a5020ba
I can also be contacted via the contact info on my website
Enjoy your day everyone.
Product or Service Mentioned: Acn Phone Service.
Reason of review: Bad quality.
I didn't like: Mlm, Follow up.