I have been reading several reports on this site about ACN about how people got into the business and felt they have been mislead by the opportunity. ACN is a legitamate opportunity just like amway, prepaid legal, and Primerca just to name a few. It's not a pyramid scheme. A pyramid scheme is when the main focus is on only recruiting representatives with no product to offer. ACN offers a wide variety of products including all major wireless telephone companies, Direct TV and Dish network, ADT Home Security, Local and Long Distance Service and the ACN Video Phone. The way ACN works is you get residual income from all your personal customers this is Direct selling no different than having a storefront, now when you show other people the opportunity you make a percentage of their customers, so there is emphasis on selling the product it's just you are multiplying yourself to have a bigger customer base. Now the products offered by ACN is no different than going into bestbuy or any other store front and buying a Cell phone from them, would you consider them liars, and cheaters. Also most of these companies sells phones on the internet as well, the only difference ACN offers a discount on the Devices. Customer Service is handled though the Service you purchased. If you activated a Verizon Phone from ACN you go thru Verizon customer care. If you Buy ACN Video Phone or Local and Long Distance you thru ACN customer service.
Don't believe all the negativity the video shown on this website some call it a good opportunity other call it a pyramid scheme. In the video there is a guy I can't believe I got myself into this , there is no emphasis on selling the product. WRONG you do have to acquire customer pay attention to the video. Second of all why would you sign up. The video said that that company projects earnings in the video never said you will be making 30,000 in 6 months the other part has probably been edited out the person said you could be in a position to earn up to $30,000 UP TO is not a projection, it's a possibility if you work hard at it.
People ask why the start up fee of $499 well plain and simple it's to start your own business. Do really expect it to be free c'mon we are not that dumb, It takes money to make money. This is why you have to think about it just like anything else.
The five point's to qualify this the begining of your business if you can't sell yourself on switching a service or helping your family members out. Don't join. Would you rather have your family members go to best buy or go thru you to support you in your business. I think most family members would be willing to switch if you show them Savings on their bills.
Don't blame the company for your mistakes. ACN clearly states that Success is not Guaranteed rather influenced by your specific efforts. guess what there is no promises. Franchises fail all the time Krispy Kremes, Subway's, Mc Donalds are these schemes. If you have invested your money in ACN work to make a profit, it's much easier to go and bad mouth ACN than to sit down and really work hard. In ACN it takes time to build your business not overnight, most people are in the get rich quick mentality if you see no results in 2 month's it's a scam right or am I am i wrong? Most people rather live on the illusion of getting rich rather than working at it. ACN is what you want to make of it. If you need a few hundred or a few thousand go and achieve it don't let negativity get in your way. there is something for everyone here whether it is part time or full time you can make money just have to put in work.
If you paid attention to the companies comp plan of the 2 introducing 2 it clearly states that all those reps in the 7 levels have to have customers so the 20 customers not just recruiting them they have to have customers in order to gain residual income.
Training is available every where and people are willing to help. Most of these training centers offer Saturday Trainings, Regional Trainings with top producers showing you how to do the business the right way. You have to follow the system that has been put in place by the company to succeed. Many people tend to want to make there own rules and do it the way they want and as soon as no results are shown they are quick to bad mouth ACN.
I would say be careful who you sign up thru make sure they are willing to help you every step of the way. Now some areas do offer Business Opportunity Meetings at an office and will charge you but just remember most of the time it's a Regional Vice President showing the business this is a valuable tool for your business. there is support everywhere on the internet and your upline to help you succeed. It's all there.
Remember people there is always a positive for a negative, just look at a ACN International Training Event over 20,000 people attend and are excited I think this outweighs all the negative. You can make money or make excuses but you can't do both. This an opportunity for everyone who want's it. Don't just join as a favor to a friend or know you won't put the effort into it, or expect to get rich quick because now you are scamming yourself and will be posting your negative comments how you were scammed out of your money. But if you are serious and want a challenge but fun opportunity Consider ACN.