ACN Inc. is a Network Marketing company that I am pretty familiar with. I was first introduced to ACN in 2009 and I have followed the brand since then. Since 2009, they have added other services such as energy and gone through a few evolutionary moves.
In recent reports, ACN has been ranked the 22nd largest direct selling company in the world. Back in 2009, it was the largest direct seller of telecommunications in the world. Reports says they still are the largest.
I think the largest competitor in the telecom space was 5Linx until they started to get distracted into weight loss and an array of other types of products. ACN Inc recently hit annual revenues of $800 million. Not too many network marketing company can claim this. Congrats.
About Succeeding in ACN as an Independent Rep:
In ACN, you will have 2 types of reps. There is the common rep which makes up about 93 – 99% of the whole company. Not just in ACN, but actually in every multi level marketing business.
ACN is a company that utilizes the MLM business model to distribute its products. This business model includes a compensation plan that rewards regular individuals for presenting the brand to their closest friends, household. The Network Marketing business model provides an average human being a chance to get into the entrepreneurship world.
Is ACN a scam?
This question originates from fear. There is nothing abnormal with a little bit of fear as a cautionary tool.
Let me show you a magic bullet method to know if a business deal is a scam, ponsi scheme or something you should avoid at all cost. If there are no real services being distributed that individuals would pay for even if they were not associated with the income opportunity, then you probably ought to run for your life. ACN is clearly not one of those.
The investment minded rep is the driving force in ACN and the other MLM companies. In every 30 independent reps sponsored into ACN, the expectation must be 3 or less investment minded reps who become the superstars.
The rest of them are opportunity minded individuals. They are in it for what they can get from the world and not what they can provide to the world.
This habit is in fact normal and the very reason why you may see some asserting the 98% failure rate in business opportunities such as ACN. It has absolutely nothing to do directly with success rate in the opportunity itself; but the whole profession at large.
Many people that joins a multilevel marketing opportunity such as ACN were invited to a private business reception (PBR) by a friend or associate. They are basically people who work at regular jobs without any business development obligation.
It’s as basic as, do the job for 8 hours per day x 5 days a week and pick up a check 2 Fridays after. You simply pick up overtime hours if you need more cash.
Much like in thousands of other multilevel marketing opportunities, a lot of ACN representatives don’t take the time to read their independent employee agreement. By default, that agreement just says if you distribute, they will certainly pay or reward you.
It likewise says ACN has the right to terminate your account if they dim you or your business practices detrimental to the company wide health and goals. You do not own the company or any piece of the company.
When you browse on Google for ACN reviews, you are probably not going to come across a lot of truth. Success in the opportunity requires learning some marketing and prospecting skills beyond what ACN may have offered you.
This is the point where we know the distinction in between those in business for exactly what they can obtain from the world versus how they can influence the world. This is where you discover the distinction in between the ones whining that their upline is not available to pamper them and the champions that takes total ownership in their fate with ACN.
As a rep, when marketing your ACN opportunity, attraction marketing is exactly what you need to adopt. I do believe you need to launch a brand new network marketing profession to your existing circle of influence. But after a launch, the next logical thing to do is to discover ways to market and prospect like a PRO.
People join people. People don’t join companies anyway. If they want to work with you, it’s because they feel like you are that leader in ACN they should work with, people decide based on emotions and justify with logic after the fact.
If you lead with the company brand in this age of marketing, the very first thing your potential customers will do is to Youtube or Google search your company name. If they do that without them being already convinced on dealing with you as a leader, they will certainly either find unfavorable things on the internet about your business opportunity or find another upline in ACN to deal with.
One of the numerous reason many fail in ACN that you need to avoid is pushing the company’s brand name. Often when I am speaking to an MLM rep with regards to marketing, they see themselves tippy toeing through the business due to the fact that they are afraid of breaking the company rules.
The only way to break the company guidelines is by utilizing the company brand. That’s bad marketing for a Network Marketing representative anyway. For that reason there is not a guideline that ought to be relevant to your marketing, prospecting and business practices.