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ACN MLM Scam: Read This Review

Jul 26, 2008
If you are reading this article, I'm betting that you are researching ACN after seeing their business presentation at a hotel meeting or a friend's house. You probably heard them promote their video phone and show off their products then proceed to tell you how a onetime investment of $499 can start you off to earning some serious income. I wouldn't be surprised if after the presentation you were more confused than ever but you liked what you heard. So to help put it all together and help you understand exactly what ACN is, I'd like to give you an unbiased review of ACN and help you understand their products and their pay structure.

Let's start with the basics. ACN is a telecommunications company that started 15 years ago in Detroit. They offer a number of products that include home phone service, cell phone service, satellite tv, digital phone service, and the mother of all their products: the VIDEO PHONE.

Representatives earn money in three different ways: personal residual income, overriding residual income, and bonuses. Personal residual income is earned when representatives receive a percentage of their customer's billing. But they must be customers that were personally referred by the representative. ACN says that you can earn "up to 10%"of the total customer base, but they neglect to inform you that you only earn that amount if your customer's are spending a minimum of $10,000. Essentially, the personal residual income typically amounts to less than $50 a month so it is hardly worth mentioning.

The second type of residual income, overriding, is the same as personal residual income but with a twist. When you refer your friends and family to the business and they join, when THEY acquire customers themselves you TOO collect a percentage of those customers bills. However, the percentage that you receive is dependent on what level that representative falls on. Rather than get very detailed, you can visit this website for a detailed description of their full compensation plan: https://myacn.acninc.com/MyACN/ShowDoc?DocName=docs/us/en/301.pdf

Finally, the most important source of income for ACN representatives: team customer acquisition bonuses, otherwise known as TCAB's. These are bonuses that are received when your organization grows. The amounts of these bonuses vary heavily since it is dependent on a number of factors. Put simply, when you or someone on your team signs up a new representative it counts towards your bonus for that given month. Depending on how many new sign ups occurred in a month for your organization, a certain bonus is paid. You basically get paid when you recruit new individuals into your business and when you acquire customers.

But the question that most people want answered is if this works? Is it legal? What' the catch? And so on and so on. ACN has been in business for 15 years now and they conduct their operations in 20 different countries. There is no question that they are not operating legally and that they are not a scam, especially with a Donald Trump endorsement. Not only that, but even thought you aren't guaranteed to make lots of money, there certainly individuals who have. Individual results will vary, but you need to remember that in an industry like direct marketing, with ACN or any other company there is a 97% failure rate. That's just how things are with these types of opportunities.

So the question isn't whether ACN works, but rather if it is the BEST way to invest $499 and become financially free. Not necessarily. ACN's model for building a business is VERY old school. You only have so many friends and acquaintances and I can GUARANTEE that the top earners in the company go far and beyond their circle of friends to recruit people into the business. Some representatives do advertisement in classifieds, signs on the road, ads in the internet, and more. You'll even find some of them go out into highly public areas and just talk to strangers. More than likely, you are NOT going to make your millions by simply talking to your friends. Eventually you will HAVE to branch out and for most people that is an uncomfortable thought.

If you know how to harness the power of the internet, building a business like ACN can be VERY simple, provided you have the right information. I'd like to bring your attention to a different opportunity called the Wealth Funnel System. Like ACN, it's about building a business for yourself but doesn't require you to bother your friends or family. The creator, Derrick Harper, has made millions online and has been working on the internet since the early 90's, before most of us were even using the internet. He has worked with big companies like MTV, CMT, Pfizer, Weber Grills, Johnson and Johnson, and more. Nobody can argue that he is VERY experienced. He has put together the Wealth Funnel System to provide people with a business that can be equally as rewarding as it is educational. It teaches the skills necessary to be successful with any internet business venture, and is one of the only businesses you will find that has a 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.

It may or may not be as good as ACN but that's honestly for you to decide. Either way, I hope this information has been helpful.

Wishing you the best success, Joe Marquez
About the Author
For more information about Derrick Harper's internet business, make sure to check out the Wealth Funnel System and see why it is one of the only internet businesses available with a 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.
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