John was right – hard work actually paid off in ACN!
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.Oh wait – but it’s alright because you gave everyone fair warning that making money in this business means hard work and they new from the get-go what the odds were of making money. maybe you did explain this, but 5 minutes after that talk you halled them off to a rah rah pep rally and subjected them to 3 hours of watching people who claim to be rich walk accross stage spouting how great ACN is.Don’t these 2 actions (telling recruits that ACN is nearly impossible, then flashing riches and success stories in front of them..) seem a little contradictory?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.
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.
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.
Additionally, a recent study (see references) has shown that approximately 0.5% (less than 1 in 200) even make their initial 0 investment back.