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Update by user May 26, 2011

The company preaches residual income and it sounds great.Have someone show you how you get paid and ask them how much they are making.

Then ask them how much of that check is residual vs. signing bonuses or T- cabs. They will tell you it takes a while to build it up. I have over 60 reps with 270 points 7 months in the business.

I have not got one residual check to date because it needs to be more than $10.00 to print one. All the time and money it takes to do presentations and drive around to get people qualified and it is not easy believe me. If they drop out and or are no longer qualified then say good bye to those points because you don’t get credit or paid for them acn keeps them. Services that people sign up for are based on a point value.

Also the “third party publications” acn is featured in like success from home, a major sales toll are $5 a pop to help you promote your business. They feature acn on the cover so that all the reps will buy the magazines and they do.

Be prepared to provide 4-20 of those per presentation.I won’t be surprised at all to see them on the cover again real soon of a third party publication.

Original review posted by user May 26, 2011

After being involved with acn and buying into the honestly and family atmosphere I can no longer bring anyone into this business and or be involved.I was told by several high ranking people in acn in regards to the celebrity apprentice as part of the pitch, that leads were going to be generated from the show and distributed by zip code to active reps within that area.I signed up several people based on that pitch.

Related: ACN Home Phone Digital Service

That did not happen and no good reason was provided as to why. The concept is great residual billing on essential services. It seems like a no brainier till you get involved. If you do get involved check everything you are being told because I found a great deal of the information to be inaccurate.

You do not want to put yourself in a bad position with friends, family and colleagues. I can tell you it is not a good place to be. Also there is a big rush to get "qualified" so you can "start making money" within 24 hours. This will cause you to order things you don't really need and will have to pay a hefty penalty to cancel.

I am over $250 in monthly recurring bills so I can "make money". The video phone is a $200 cancellation fee if you cancel within the first two years for example. People do make money doing this and if you don't care how you make money or that over 70% of the people you will be signing up will fail this could be for you. Be aware that this is "relationship marking" and you will be bringing in people you know and love.

Not saying that you can't build this morally but it will take lots of research and time.It will take 6 months to a year to build any real income, over $2,000 a month and the residual isn't the focus at all its t-cab bonuses aka bring in new reps.

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Nathan
Trenton, New Jersey, United States #888015

Ok.Do you know any other home business, owned by yourself, where you will a) not have to promote your business and b) make thousands in PROFIT within your first year?

Look into it.

Most starting businesses do not make a profit until after the FIVE YEAR mark. In ACN you can begin to make a profit -in less than one year.-

It seems a lot of people have a slavery mentality, where they would prefer to sell their time for a paycheck, than start their own business and manage their own time. I don't want any more of that for myself!

Third point--if a person's focus is getting money out of people instead of helping them, they will end up discouraged and guilty--and rejected. If, on the other hand, you are seeking to help people meet their goals, you will find yourself rewarded again and again.

Don't push the same things on everyone. Find out what they really need and want in life, and help them get it. Focused on getting rich? You'll be disappointed.

Focused on serving others?

You will be happy, and make money besides.That's just a fact of life.

Noexcusesplease
#724824

Your story sounds sad. I don't know what you are doing with your business but you seem to be making some basic errors before giving up disillusioned.

There is a system in place and it works. Having said that, the only way you can get rich quickly is to win the lottery. ACN is a simple business that takes time to develop. It is recommended to begin part time. And when you buy 1/2 doz magazines, you don't give them away. You get them back to loan them to other people - the same with the DVD's. Irrespective of that, with the systems available today you can build a business over the internet.

As for the $250 recurring bills - look at those services you will use anyway. You don't HAVE to go out and buy a whole bunch of new things. People who know and respect you are more likely to help you. But hey, you can't win them all.

I can understand you have had a gut-full, but you really need to sit down with someone like George Zalucki and get some common sense pearls from him.

All the best.

Anonymous
to Noexcusesplease #846662

No excuse please are you still in acn? How about you hero George Z and his common sense?

Nathan
to Anonymous Trenton, New Jersey, United States #888016

Zalucki is awesome. We can all choose who to listen to--I choose to listen to successful people for advice.

CHA0S_xoxox
Oakland, California, United States #716448

I too joined ACN for literally ONE month thinking this was an awesome easy side gig to help pay off bills I had, and to start saving to getting my own family started with my partner. WRONG.

You go into this with a "sponsor" to guide you in gaining customers, and then recruiting people to join. First you pay a fee of 400$ to join! (400$ to become an IBO - i'm already in debt, thanks for putting me MORE in debt by asking for 500$) After my signing up, I was motivated to get my ball rolling, and with the sponsor I had, I thought I would be rolling fast. I was FOOLED. I ended up leaving the company after a month. I had to do all the research myself on learning what your saving with using these same products you use every day thru ACN rather then thru regular providers. Let me tell you, it was A LOT! You have to be prepaid for every and anything.

However, before my leaving ACN, I did meet with a sponsor. He wanted me to bring more people into the company to boost myself up. Having me call any and everyone in my phone. Now, what he had me say consisted of A LOT of play on words.

I wasn't allowed to say "ACN" or "Meeting" .. just "Want to make an extra $$$ this month".. And I mean who wouldn't turn down making a few hundred bucks. After that, he made a comment about me getting costumers, which I hadn't, saying "It won't really affect you but it will affect me.." Right there I was sold. This is just for HIM to get higher - to get a bonce. I quite. Done...

Only good - I was able to get 50$ back upon returning there starter kit.

Thank ACN, for taking 350$ from me and not getting SH*T out of it!!!!! :( :( :( :(

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Tim Stott
to CHA0S_xoxox #802223

Hi

I am in the UK and would love to have the opportunity to have the US opportunity.Signing up 5 customers and getting my energy bills free.

That alone will pay off the cost of starting my business within Months. If you want to get rich quickly buy lottery tickets and see how much that costs you over 4-5 years !!! and keep a record of how much you win to how much you have paid out. Been doing the lottery for 20 years now and not won more than £75 in one go.

You bought a business for $4-500 and you have stopped working on it within a month...Do not go to the bank with this information and ask for a loan to start a traditional business.I will not explain why !!!

Gino
to CHA0S_xoxox Pikesville, Maryland, United States #934626

Next time folliw the system and go to trainning to know learn how this business really works and maybe you wont have the womp womp story.Better yet just continue working 40 hours a week to make someobe else millions and also set the pace for your kids kids to do the same.Im sure you will find some financial relief , not......Hilarious

Gino
to Gino Pikesville, Maryland, United States #934627

One month one month one month? Are you serious?

Nick
#553169

Just came from a sales pitch.I asked: How does ACN circumvent AT&T and Direct TV, etc.to earn this "residual" income.

I mean these guys don't need MLM to get their product to the consumer.He never answered my question but showed me some point system - redrew the pyramid and wrote $3,000 a month at the bottom and said "its that simple" I walked out.

Noexcusesplease
to Nick #724832

Hey Nick. Just in answer to your question. ACN doesn't circumvent anything. They are generally "onsellers". They just don't advertise and the savings made by not advertising are spent rewarding the people getting the customers and product development and research activities. The person you spoke to may not have been able to answer if he didn't know - everyone starts at the beginning and there is quite a bit of learning involved.

Check out the advertising budgets of companies on the net. I major car company I looked at recently spent over US$1.2 billion in 2012 on advertising.

If you just listen to the people who give up, you will give up too.

Do some real research and make an informed decision. Unfortunately just about anyone can publicly heap blame on things outside of themselves, when honestly, most people just give up because it does take consistent effort to cut through all the bull dust and carry on regardless.

I don't know how many people think Steve Jobs or Richard Branson were "lucky". They were just smart and understood the principles of leverage they had to apply and they worked their butts off.

Just look at facebook - how did that grow so big? World of mouth man.. just word of mouth.

And next time someone says something you don't know a whole lot about, instead of getting angry and trying to crucify the messenger on here, stop and consider what questions need answering, and where to get the answers.

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