ACN: A good Opportunity?

Published: 14th November 2009
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ACN is an global telecommunications business which sells its products and services through independent representatives, in other words,Multi level Marketing.

It is a company with a huge amount of momentum. They have a multi year endorsement from Billionaire Donald Trump and Just last season ACN's video phone was featured by Trump on his Celebrity Apprentice program. Not a bad little bit of publicity.

ACN, Inc has become the biggest direct sales telecommunications company on the planet

In addition to the Videophone, ACN sells wireless phones and the services of all major wireless phone companies, Dish Network and Direct TV satelite services, Internet, Local and long distance phone service, as well as home security systems from ADT.

Such products and services retain a few advantages over a lot of network marketing companies which sell consumables. The most obvious of which should be that the commissions are paid on service contracts that usually last 2 years or more. One has no reason to keep re-ordering products for their customers every month. People are going to continue paying on those contracts each and evey month and the representative will continue to be paid month after month.

Space does not allowa thorough examination of ACN;s compensation plan but, I will say that ACN has a compensation plan that is unquestionably superior to most Mlm companies. Commissions are paid through7 levels until one achieves the level of RVP or Regional Vice President and at that level hecan earn commissions to an infinate level. As it is with every Network Marketing company, the real key to an extraordinary income is the ability to build a large organization or down line.

Ok so, what is the downside to ACN? I would not really identify any negatives that are not common to any MLM company. ACN certainly has its system that it wants its representatives to follow religiously. This system involves doing regular home demonstrations, attending weekly business meetings, going to weekly training sessions, attending quarterly national training events, purchasing sales literature on auto ship.

Their system does work. It can work for people who have the ability to stick with the system and not get dispirited and quit. You could say the same for any Network Marketing company though. Even with ACN there is always going to be a huge drop-out rate.

ACN likes to encourage its reps to use its system and its system is definitely "old school."

I think you will find a couple of problems with this program:

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. You may be told that you can do ACN part time but I don't recommend trying it. Either you have to put all your time into the business or it just won't be worth the effort. The number of meetings you are going to have to attend to make the business work is going to be more than full time. This is more than a little ironic since one of the big selling points of ACN and for that matter any mlm company, is that you should be able to achieve a measure of financial freedom and have time to do whatever you want. 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.

Do I think you should sign up? 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.

I'd use the internet. You can leverage your time and effort and get your opportunity in front of a lot more people than you can by doing home meetings. 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.

There is an excelent resource online where you can learn more about how to apply Attraction Marketing to yourACN business

and you can also sign up to work with the master of Attraction Marketing Roger Priore.

There you will also learn how you can get a completely customizable and fully branded marketing system which teaches affiliate marketing combined with network marketing that will explode your ACN Business

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