I am so fed up with the ACN *** my kid is buying into I am posting this everywhere I can.
It's simple, simple, simple math people. First off ACN is not a scam ...period. Nor is it an illegal pyramid scheme. It is legit, it is in very poor taste but it is legit. Think of it this way....
say you buy a couple of products to boost yourself
set up costs for each 50$ - total $100
monthly recurring charge say one is $15 and one is $40
say in two months you get your first check $40
then the promises that oh you are just 3 product subscriptions away from the next level where you get the big bonus... you make it in another week and get the check $420 dollars.
WOW this is growing...
a couple of weeks later you get another check for $50. cha ching!
That is $510 dollars you just made your money back .
This IS how it plays out people... now lets break down what this means.
My son got sucked into ACN and I see firsthand how many hours he pours into it daily. I will be conservative and say he puts 25 hours a week into it and that's over a lets say summer break, 3 months give or take. 4 weeks a month 3 months 25 hours a week... 300 hours. Conservatively. 510 dollars divided by 300 hours is .... $1.70 an hour ... after taxes. If you worked at any McDonald in the world for half those hours you would have made more than you gave ACN, think it through people.
But wait there is more.
You forgot about the money you gave THEM. If you total up the numbers I gave you earlier you have given them $765 of your money so if we subtract the $510 they gave you, you have a net loss of $255 for your 300 hours of dedication.
So lets do the math again. -255/300 is you giving them $0.85 an hour to let you recruit more people to give them at least $500 bucks a person. Like i said before it is legal but in poor taste.
I think most of us are intelligent enough to see where I am going with this argument. If not email me and ill carry on for you.
Let me explain how I handled the pressure from my son. I went to the meeting prepared .... not with tricky questions. Not with marketing stratagem arguments. I went... with my bank statement and a smart phone.
When we were all hob knobbing and talking about how we are all going to get rich on this i said to the group of 27 people there that I wanted to ask a question. Once I had their attention I said if you are a guest and not a rep sit down... 4 people sat down. 23 left. I said if you live with your parents sit down. Only 3 left stand. Myself and 2 gentlemen (happened to be roommates) in their 20's. I said ok I have a challenge I will sign up today if you can meet it. Here is a copy of my bank statement printed a couple of hours before I came here look at the time stamp. If either of you can show me your bank statement right here on my phone and have as much money as I do I will give you the credit and I will sign up under you. I left that day never signing up with ACN and never being harassed to come back.
Of course they had every reason and excuse in the world from I have a high paying job to it takes time to build to the level they want to reach, but is that not true of everything worth striving for in life?
This is a 100% true story. I'm nobody special. I am a 40 year old video game enthusiast. I am a regional training manager for McDonalds not a high paying job at all. I own my own small 3 bedroom 115,000 dollar home. That day my bank statement had $233.41 in it. Please realize people that your time is valuable and it is worth more than the -$0.85 an hour ACN is willing to pay you.