The article seeks only to discuss the strategies and activities of some of the reps within ACN (which often times are likely not in accordance with what ACN the corporation encourages or condones.) The scam works by convincing people that they have are going to make a lot of money in the telecom industry by selling a few video phones, satellite TV subscriptions, cell phones, landlines, etc and encouraging a few of their friends to do the same. Anyone can sell 3 services and we would argue that anyone could also find a friend to do the same.
The issue, in our opinion, comes when you actually try to do it.
Jim Rohn probably said it best: Service to Many Leads to Greatness.
We want to achieve greatness at the service to many – ACN seems to seek greatness at the expense of many.
If you’re about to spend 0 on ACN, at least think about your other alternatives and keep the statistics in mind.
The problem: certain representatives are so good at convincing you, that everyone believes they will be the 1 out of 200 who actually makes money! Here are a few things that should suggest why ACN is not worth your time or your reputation: Even panhandlers can make a little money by begging on the streets to a bunch of random people who they have never met.As it turns out, the average (mean) panhandler makes over 400 times the annual salary of the ACN independent representative. Honestly, ACN is a beautiful idea: It seems to us they have taken the collective ability of 1 million people to beg and pester their friends/family for a favor, and turned it into an enormous business.We admit, the begging power of this many independent representatives is huge – and hugely profitable.But ACN, like all business ventures, is a risk – and the only way you make it big is by taking risks. Think for a moment why you would say yes to ACN – probably not because of the odds, but because you know that you have all these people in your upline who are doing it already and are willing to help you.This is a highly emotional reason for starting a business, and you should probably put a little more emphasis on the facts. Get some proof from your upline (at a level close to you, not proof from the top) that they are actually making money.