Product Name: ACN
Overall Ranking: 3 out of 10
Price: 499 one time cost and $149 annual renewal cost, plus a 39.99 a month for a website
Owners: Greg Provenzano, Tony Cupisz, Robert Stevanovski and Mike Cupisz
What is ACN?
The company was founded in 1993 by four entrepreneurs: Greg Provenzano, Tony Cupisz, Robert Stevanovski and Mike Cupisz. You might have remembered them in the past as local and long distance calling, they have grown from that into other services such as cell phones, cable tv, and electricity. They provide services to over 24 countries and they continue to grow to this day.
Is ACN a scam?
Legally no, they have been in business for a very long time and so have a very long track record. I was a part of ACN for 2 years and will tell you from experience, that it is a very hard way to make money. The services that they sell are great but I will tell you from a first-hand experience if you are not up high on the food change when it comes to sponsoring people to sell those services, your commission rate is very low.
When I say a high food chain, ACN has about 7+ levels and you can’t expect to make anything until you’ve recruited someone. You might make something but the person you recruit is right where you started off
You’d be better off going to the companies themselves and selling them of which I will explain later. You need to ask yourself, why should I pay someone else for a low commission when I can get a better commission myself. The answer, it wouldn’t be a pyramid if the ones on the bottom got the same commission as the ones on top.
Did I say pyramid?
I know ACN will tell you the real pyramid is the 9-5 jobs we get, though I got paid better on my job than working for ACN.
In my opinion, all MLM’s are scams and you can read it in my article I wrote on it. I know there will be people who disagree with that and I can understand, sometimes we have to find out the hard way. But for those who don’t want to go the hard way and spend 499 dollars, I’m writing this review for you.
- they have been in business since 1993 and are still expanding > it’s easier to trust them
- they sell real products and not “ad packs” (profits25) or lame books (Pennymatrix)
- you have 10 days to get a refund upon joining, after 10 days you forfeit your refund.
- earning good money requires recruiting
- you are subject to a downline dependency
- the cost of the initial investment is high
- expensive products (in my opinion).
- doesn’t have a really good reputation and usually pays in legal fees to keep things under wraps.
WHO IT IS FOR
I really can’t, in a clear conscience, recommend ACN to anyone. They are all on the hype and holler about their business, they will tell you that you can’t succeed unless you go to the annual events which rack up more money on your end. If you want my opinion, I think the events are for their benefit because you travel miles to sit and listen to them scream and rant about how great their program is, how you too can do what they do.
Their tools are pamphlets and a website, which costs 39.99 a month to own, of which they say you don’t need to have but you can’t get far without it. Their training is the events they put on of which you need to pay for your own travel expenses. They do have small events that reps put on and videos of which you can sit through.
There is a better use you can put that 39.99 a month to and that is to build a website yourself, selling services like they do, but without the 499 entrance fee plus 149 annual fees. Check out my #1 recommended site to build a business yourself.
They have a number you can call for support. Though most of the support they rely on their reps to provide.
To become a rep, you will need to pay $499 and that will get you 1 year as a rep. If you want to continue, that’s going to be $149 every year. Once you’re a rep, you have the option of getting a website store of which they maintain for you. The price of the website is 39.99 a month. They let you know that you don’t have to buy it, but you can’t succeed without it.
If you haven’t noticed, I like black and white. I don’t like constantly selling services, recruiting people over and over again. When you’re in an MLM, it doesn’t feel like your helping anyone but yourself. There may be people out there that just crave this and at the end of the day feel successful after doing it. For me, at the end of the day, I felt like I treated people like charts and figures rather than humans and usefulness.
With all the confusion out there, sometimes a little black and white are very comforting. Check out the chart below for a comparison of ACN and Wealthy Affiliate
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