What Is The ACN Business Opportunity – In 2020?

ACN MLM Review

Company Summary

Name: ACN Inc.

Year Launched: 1993

HQ: Concord, North Carolina

Countries: 25 Countries in all continents except Africa

Products and Services: Telecommunications, essential services for home and business and energy.

Website (US) : https://acn.com/us-en/homepage

Cost For Independent Business Owner: Application fee $199 renewable annually for $49. Monthly Business Services Fee: $25 + Misc. Business expenses.

Co-Founders: Robert Stevanovski, Greg Provenzano, and twin brothers Tony and Mike Cupisz

Overall Rank: 7 out of 10

ACN Overview

ACN has made some critical changes in its business for 2020. What is the ACN business opportunity in 2020? My review of ACN will answer ths question in detail. Please read on.

Why Are You Here?

Discovering ACNYou may have landed on this page for one of the following reasons. If it is for a different reason, please let me know in the comments section below.
  1. You are not an Independent Business Owner of ACN, Inc. but was searching for more information.
  2. You are a happy Independent Business Owner of ACN, Inc. and looking for validation.
  3. You are an unhappy IBO and looking for solutions to turn your ACN business around.
  4. You may have issues with ACN, Inc. and was looking to see if others had something in common with you.
  5. ACN changed its Compensation Plan in January 2020 and you wanted to learn more about it.
  6. You are looking for alternate ways to make money online instead of MLM.
  7. It was by sheer accident you landed here!

No matter what was the reason, you are at the right place at the right time to find solutions for anything related to ACN or online marketing. You may learn things that may even shock you. Continue reading. You will not be disappointed. Just in case you are, please let me know in the comments section below.

If you are running a successful ACN business please continue. I will be sharing ideas that could help you take your business to a whole new level.

If you are an IBO and earning nothing, I will provide you with solutions at the end that will help you do a better job.

If you just wish to make money online, you will find out how.

So stay tuned. Happy reading.

ACN History

ACN Founded in 1993

ACN Inc. formally called American Communications Network is an MLM company that has been in business since 1993. I use the 1993 model BMW above. After it expanded overseas it changed its name to ACN, Inc.

All its services are provided by established company’s that ACN resells through its IBO’s using a multilevel marketing business model.

Donald Trump Promoting ACN Before 2015

From 2006 until he announced his candidacy for the US Presidency in 2015, Donald Trump and his family had a business relationship with ACN. Donald Trump made millions of dollars from the company from speaking at the company’s conventions and making videos for its IBO’s to use in the recruiting process. In 2016 all references to Donald Trump were removed from the ACN system, and Donald Trump claimed he knew very little about ACN. The parting of ways ended up very acrimoniously.

ACN claims they are the largest direct seller for the products and services listed above. It has been featured in Success Magazine, Forbes and other Business Journals in a very positive light.

Many lawsuits have been filed against ACN over the years for a myriad of reasons. However, the company has managed to earn an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. They are also involved in charitable programs to help children.

Typical of MLM business models most of the commissions are earned by the top 5% of the company. This means that the remaining 95% are earning very little or nothing at all. In fact, the company disclaimers warn IBO’s that many members loose money. No data is provided as to the average annual earnings of its IBO’s.

In my USANA review I provided a table that showed 51% of its independent associates earning nothing. This appears to be typical.

Management

The CEO of ACN is Charles Barker. A comparison was made from employee polls with two other MLM company CEO’s, Amway and USANA. Here are the results.

  • Charles Barker, ACN, Inc.: 55/100 – Grade F Bottom 5%
  • Steven Van Andel, Amway Corporation, : 73/100 – Grade B+ Top 20%
  • Kevin Guest, USANA Health Sciences, : 80/100 – Grade A+ Top 5%

ACN Co Founders listed in the Summary above are very active in the company.

Founders of ACN

  • Greg Provenzano is the President
  • Robert Stevanovski is the Chairman
  • Tony Cupisz is a Vice President
  • Mike Cupisz is a Vice President

Target Market

ACN Target Market

The ACN target market encompasses a very wide array of consumers and businesses. In today’s world, Internet and wireless devices, cable and dish entertainment services and communication devices, home security and control, electricity, gas and solar energy, plus the latest, Identity Theft and Payment Systems, are used by virtually everyone. The Global Market for these products and services is about 2 Trillion Dollars!

This fact is used liberally in promoting the business to prospects. Surely it must be easy to find customers. The connotation is if you threw a dart you will hit your target since it is very wide. In reality this is not so for many reasons that I will discuss later.

On the upside, it is possible to make a killing in this business because 5% of ACNs Independent Business Owners are doing so. The big question is what is stopping this number from being larger?

Products

When ACN, or American Communication Network as it was originally called, started their venture in 1993. The Internet for most people was non-existent. Their first product, or most appropriately service, was to market long distance services by LCI Communications. LCI was eventually bought out by Qwest Communications. It is hard to imagine that making long distance phone calls was very costly back then. The founders of ACN saw a need for low cost long distance phone calls. They also felt that using the MLM business model would encourage rapid growth. It paid off.

Business soared. In 1998, Inc. Magazine listed ACN as #42 of the 500 fastest growing companies in North America. One of their original company manufactured products was a video phone. Once again, with video being widespread today and the fact we can video chat to people anywhere for free, it is hard to imagine it was not always so.

Back then in the 1990s ACN considered this device revolutionary. And only they sold it. Hence, it was a sales driver. That was the genesis of what ACN is today. It is worth noting that their expansion into foreign markets started back then too.

You can still buy the ACN Iris 3000 Videophone on Amazon for under $10. However, it uses ACN’s proprietary VoIP and it would cost you $29.99 a month to use it. With your smartphone in your pocket this product has become a relic of the past.

Let’s see what ACN offers today. The model of being a major reseller of products and services still holds true.

ACN Partner Companies

Telecommunications

The following products and services are provided by AT&T, Frontier and Spectrum

  • Wireless Phones
  • Land Line Phones
  • Flash Wireless (Specific to ACN)

Home Cable and Satellite Services

The following products and services are provided by AT&T, Frontier, Dish and Spectrum

  • Land Line TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Internet
  • Phone (Local and Long Distance)
  • Voice Over Internet (VoiP)

Home Services

Vivent Smart Home Products and Services

  • Home Security Systems
  • Smart Home Control Systems

Energy

XOOM Energy

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Solar

Other

  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Payment Systems
  • Health and Wellness Products (In some markets outside the US)

Bundled Services

Lower rates are offered when specific bundled services are ordered.

You can find out more details via the Services Pull Down Menu at the ACN

Cost Of Entry And Maintenance For Independent Business Owners

ACN Independent Business Owner

The cost to have the rights to become an Independent Business Owner (IBO) for ACN is an initial enrollment fee of $199 renewable annually for $49, and a recurring monthly fee of $25. (Note, this has replaced the one time fee of $499 and an annual fee of $99. Plus a monthly fee of $39.95). ACN is now a far better deal than before. Especially as the initially cost of entry is lower.
  • These funds are used directly to set the IBO up in business and is not part of the compensation plan. See below.
  • IBO’s need to be trained. ACN charges for these events. It can range from $10 for a local training session to hundreds of dollars for convention registration fees plus travel and hotel charges. This is optional.
  • It is not uncommon for IBOs who are serious about building their business to go our of pocket substantially before they start seeing a return

What You Get For $199 and $25 Monthly Fee (As Provided Per ACN)

  • Business Tracking + Commission & Reporting System
  • Personal Customer List
  • Personal Online Storefront Where Customers Can Learn More & Sign Up
  • Personal Website So You Can Share the Business
  • ACN Social Networking Sites
  • Training Material & Marketing Tools
  • Personal Development Center (Success On Demand)
  • The Benefit of ACN’s Product Development and Market Analysis
  • Quarterly Subscription to Success Magazine
  • IBO Alerts
  • IBO Services (Chat and Text Messaging)
  • Conference Calling and Video Web Conferencing Services
  • Recognition Programs, Product Reports, Bonus Program & Incentive-Based Trips

I feel that these services justify the sign up fees. The cost to become an IBO costs $224 compared to $539 before. Less than half! It was time ACN made this change as the previous charges seems excessive.

Compensation Plan

ACN Compensation Plan

Changes were also made to the compensation plan in 2020. I will summarize this below with links to see what it is in detail. I feel this is a big improvement in the old plan. ACN has been busy trying to improve the business opportunity.

ACN operates like all MLM companies. Your commissions are derived from the sales you make personally as well as an override from others who you recruit into the business as well as those they recruit, up to 5 levels deep. The MLM structure is of the unilevel variety. This means you can recruit as many IBO’s in your first level as you wish.

This is different to a binary compensation structure like USANA, where you can only recruit two distributors in your first level. In a binary plan, when you recruit more than 2 personally, you have to place them under one of your downline distributors who has a slot available. In a binary plan commissions are based on overall sales volume in your organization and not restricted to a limited number of levels deep.

ACN has a simple statement to describe how you can earn commissions as an IBO and I quote below in bold print:

How To Earn Money In ACN

ACN Independent Business Owners (IBOs) are compensated in the following ways:

  • Personal Residual Income (Modified)
  • Overriding Residual Income (Modified)
  • Monthly Personal Customer Bonuses (Replaces the weekly bonuses)
  • Overriding Customer Acquisition Bonuses (CAB) Bonuses (New for 2020)
  • Incentive Trips

When you become an IBO in ACN you are eligible to earn commissions immediately based on your personal customer points you have accumulated. Personal Customer Points (PCP) vary depending on the service. For example:

  • Wireless Service = 3 PCP
  • Security & Automation = 4 PCP
  • Identity Theft Protection = 2 PCP
  • Gas = 1 PCP

Since there are so many kinds of ACN services they have provided a document that address the compensation plan as well as tables that define the PCP assigned to every service.

ACN Compensation Plan Overview

Compensation Plan In Writing  < Click To Access PDF File

Let me warn you that this system will take a while to understand. Tony Cupisz, Co Founder and VP created this YouTube video where he does a great job in explaining the Personal Customer Points system and how it relates to the Compensation Plan.

In 2020 ACN had introduced a new ongoing bonus. It is called the Customer Acquisitioon Bonus (CAB). This means that you can earn a bonus based on how many customers you acquire within any 30 day period. Details are shown in the PDF document above.

Compensation Plan In A YouTube Video < Click To Watch

Tony Cupisz, VP, provides an overview of the new compensation plan in this video that makes it easier to understand.

I’m going to summarize this below.

Percentage Of Sales You Earn In Commissions

  1. 1 – 39 Customer Points = 3%
  2. 40 – 59 Customer Points = 5%
  3. 60 – 99 Customer Points = 10%
  4. 100 – 149 Customer Points = 14%
  5. 150 – 199 Customer Points = 17%
  6. 200 + Customer Points = 20%

Let’s relate the above to cold hard cash. We need to make an estimate on how many customers it will take to earn the customer points indicated above. It is reasonable to assume that one customer will purchase at least 2 products that will yield 5 Personal Customer Points with a monthly fee of $50. Using this assumption we can derive the following commission table based on your personal efforts only.

25 Customers = $1250 in total sales = $62.50 in commissions (50 PCP yields 5% of $1,250)

50 Customers = $2,500 in total sales = $350,00 in commissions (100 PCP yields 14% of $2,500)

100 Customers = $5,000 in total sales = $1,000.00 in commissions (200 PCP yields 20% of $5,000)

200 Customers = $10,000 in total sales = $2,000.00 in commissions (20% of $10,000)

500 Customers = $25,000 in total sales = $5,000 in commissions (20% of $25,000)

1000 Customers = $50,000 in total sales = $10,000 in commissions (20% of $50,000)

These services are billed monthly. Hence, the income shown above is residual and paid to the IBOs monthly as long as the customers maintain their service contract. If you can use online marketing techniques to build a large personal customer base, it is possible to earn significant residual income.

As you can see, it pays to have more Customer Points. The only way to know what these points are is to refer to the compensation plan.

The Importance Of Leverage

The Importance Of Leverage

Since it takes a very large customer base to earn a decent income, each IBO has an option to build a team 5 layers deep to maximize their earnings through leverage OR create a personal customer base in the hundreds or greater than shown above.

The PCP requirement to qualify for commissions for each of these levels is defined as follows:

Level 1 = 4% Must acquire and maintain 40 PCP

Level 2 = 4% Must acquire and maintain 40 PCP

Level 3 = 4% Must acquire and maintain 60 PCP

Level 4 = 4% Must acquire and maintain 75 PCP

Level 5 = 4% Must acquire and maintain 75 PCP

I got to give credit to ACN that to maximize your earnings you must first achieve significant sales yourself. Once you achieve and maintain 200 PCP, you can stop personal selling if you wish and focus 100% of your time in helping your team do the same.

As your sales increase, your leadership standing in ACN soars. This will qualify you to earn big bonuses and rewards of company paid business vacations to exotic locales.

Like anything else in life, the harder you work and never give up, the more you earn. Even in an MLM company, you do have the choice of acquiring all the customers yourself, OR building a customer base with the help of the team you build

Earnings Disclaimer

Although ACN doesn’t post average earnings per IBO they do state the following:

“Less than 5% of Qualified IBOs meet the requirements to receive commissions through their 5th level.”

Support

Support is available by phone and through online chat. Support hours are from 10am to 11pm Mondays to Fridays, Eastern Time. ACN provided the following list:
ACN Customer Support

  • Customer Care in multiple languages
  • Customer Provisioning, Activation, Billing Maintenance
  • Customer Incentive & Retention Programs
  • Product Development, Information, Support & FAQs
  • Online Account Access

Issues

When I searched for ACN customer satisfaction online I found more responses from disgruntled customers. This is not unusual as these folks are more, likely to register complaints online than comments from happy customers. However, the nature of the complaints were troubling.

Communication With Customer Support

This was by far the biggest issue. Most of the problems stemmed from roadblocks to cancel service after being dissatisfied with the company. It was hard to cancel automatic billing as well as to get refunds for poor service. In most cases, new Independent Business Owners also become customers.

Often the poor service also triggers a request to cancel the business agreement. When requests were made for a refund of the $499 registration fee, that was ignored. Now that these fees have been significantly reduced, going forward this may not happen as often.

Processes and Procedures

In cases where ACN responded, they provided a procedure to submit everything in writing following specific rules in order for the refund request to be reviewed. No action could be taken until this process was completed. In the meantime, it appeared recurring charges would continue to be made.

Lawsuits

Lawsuits against ACN

Whenever lawsuits against ACN were filed by IBO’s and customers who felt they had legitimate grievances, ACN was able to resolve these with minimum cost to the company. For example, they were able to plead that the accusers didn’t read the fine print properly.

The Courts remedy was to direct ACN to be more clear in their training and literature so that IBO’s and customers knew clearly what agreements they were signing when making a contract with ACN. Major changes have been made in 2020 to rectify these situations.

I will present my opinion on these issues after talking about the pros and cons.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • The product line up ACN offers are items we all use every day. They are provided by well-known National and International brands.
  • The registration fees have been significantly reduced, and the services provided have been improved.
  • The Compensation Plan has been simplified in 2020 and looks more attractive than before.
  • Commissions are derived only from sales.
  • Overrides have been reduced from 7 levels to 5 and the commission percentages increased,
  • The new plan makes it easier to qualify for the higher end commissions of 20%.
  • It is not a requirement to purchase services personally to qualify for commissions.
  • Personal purchases are added to the PCP requirements for the override commission quota.

Cons

  • As good as the business appears on the surface, only 5% of the IBO’s achieve serious earnings,
  • The plethora of products promoted has made it challenging to interpret the Compensation Plan.
  • It is still a challenge for the majority of IBOs to earn any commissions.
  • Talking to family and friends is still promoted as the main business building approach
  • Too many IBOs incur losses that will not go away until they start to earn commissions.
  • The commissions paid at the lower sales volumes are insufficient to earn a satisfactory income.
  • Customer Service has been poor. The jury is out if this will improve in 2020. ACN has taken steps to do so
  • Like most MLM companies there is a lot of hype that builds exaggerated expectations
  • Although ACN has created an online system to sign up customers and IBOs, there is little or no training on online marketing.
  • Many potential customers still prefer to order the services resold by ACN directly from the original source. Like Spectrum, AT&T and Vivent.
  • Each Product line can be considered a niche unto itself. Why are IBO’s not trained to become an expert in just one or two product lines of their choice, before branching out into others?

My Opinion

Edwin Bernard Opinion of ACN

When I was first approached to join ACN about 15 years ago, I felt very uncomfortable with the aggressive company culture. Moreover, the sign up fee was too high. When the only product offered back then was long distanced service, I felt that part of the sign up fee had to be used in the compensation plan. It smacked of a Ponzi Scheme.

Since ACN has evolved to a significant Telecommunications company based on reselling of services from major carriers and suppliers, my opinion has changed. ACN is a legitimate MLM business. This was reinforced by the significant positive changes made in 2020.

I see one big shortcoming in their business plan. It is heavily biased on services more than physical products. If ACN were to offer devices like smartphones, and other digital gadgets, I feel that would provide the emphasis for significant growth. Unlike it being stagnant at the moment.

However, this is still an MLM company. What I like is that personal sales are mandatory to qualify to earn commission overrides from the IBOs recruited. This creates a balance between sales and recruiting. The compensation plan is not dependent on recruiting to earn an income.

Unlike most other MLM companies, there is no requirement to make personal purchases to qualify for commissions. However, since ACN markets services we use every day. I cannot see IBOs not purchasing from their own businesses.

When I Iook at all the other options to make money in a Home Based Business, I feel ACN is not the best choice for the following 10 reasons:

  1. There is still a start up fee, even though it may be justified.
  2. No try before you buy option.
  3. Even though recruiting is not necessary to earn an income, the commission structure at the lower levels means an excessive number of customers are necessary in order to earn enough to quit your day job.
  4. When you are recruited by an IBO, there is pressure to duplicate the system even if you don’t want to.
  5. If you wish to build your business online its up to you to learn the skills of content marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and traffic build up. Plus the myriad of other requirements necessary.
  6. Revenue has been stagnant and even falling since 2015.
  7. Considering ACN has been in business since 1993, its current revenue being under $800 Million is disappointing.
  8. Seeing that the market segments ACN are in have grown substantially over the years this begs the question of why is ACN not achieving the same level of success?
  9. Like all MLM’s the attrition rate of IBOs is high. Hence, the cost to train new IBOs will always stay high.
  10. There is very little or no competition for ACN in the service field they operate in. Hence, it took ACN a long time to revamp its business practices like they have in 2020 to help boost sales.

My Rating

Clearly ACN is not a scam. It is a legitimate MLM business. The range of services it offers makes this an exciting operation. I feel it would be enhanced if hi tech hardware was added to the mix.

I give it a rating of 7 out of 10.

Superior Alternative

Online Marketing of ACN BusinessHave you heard about the concept of Affiliate Marketing? If you have, then great. I’ll be drawing on that down below. If you haven’t, it is NOT a variant of Network Marketing. In fact, it is the opposite. I like to call it Solo Marketing ha! In affiliate marketing you create a website that is used to market products and services in a narrow niche that you are passionate about. OR know a lot about and have a burning desire to share information with others on the subject.

In my opinion above under line item #5 I wrote the following:

If you wish to build your business online its up to you to learn the skills of content marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and traffic build up. Plus the myriad of other requirements necessary.”

I was alluding to affiliate marketing strategies there. I have written an in depth article on how affiliate marketing works and how it could be used by you to build your ACN business. Click the link below:

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18 thoughts on “What Is The ACN Business Opportunity – In 2020?

  1. Rodarrick Reply

    This is really incredible and I must confess that I truly found this worthy to read on. I never knew a lot about ACN before now. I only hear about them as a big company. Never knew there was more to them than all these speculations about them. This is really good and I’d check them out to see potentials of me using them. Thanks

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Ro,

      I hope you read what my opinion about ACN is and my #1 recommendation. Be warned that only 5% of the Independent Business Owners make any decent income. If you work really hard and build a large sales organization then you will make it.

      If you do join  ACN I wish you well.

      Edwin

  2. Thomas S. Reply

    Wow, this is a ton of information lol.  My head is literally spinning.  Seems they have been in business for a while and have a great rating from the BBB.  My question  is, have you dealt with them personally?  Are you making any money if you have been in the program?  Are you provided with any leads or do you have to search them out yourself?  

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Thomas,

      I should have made it clear that I am not associated with ACN. Only 5% of its agents make any decent money. In my opinion I didn’t recommend ACN. Instead my #1 recommendation was Wealthy Affiliate

      From what I gather ACN does not provide leads. Its Independent Business Owners have to find leads themselves. 

      I hope this helps.

      Edwin

  3. Nate MC Reply

    Hmmm, seems alright, but I don’t like that only around five-percent of people who joined actually made/makes good income. This is the case for a good portion of MLM companies. And the claims are hyped, too. I know there’s a good amount of pros, but I don’t think ACN is for me. 

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Nate,

      ACN is not for me either. The list of negatives was not encouraging. But the biggest dinger is only 5% of its agents earn any significant income. I’m sure a lot earn money but not much. 

      Glad you gave your opinion.

      Edwin

  4. Marc Ho Reply

    Hi Edwin, Thank you for the very detailed breakdown of ACN. After reading your blog, I understand much better how ACN works. As mentioned by you, usually the top 5% will make the most money. I have tried MLM before and did not succeed as I find it very challenging to get new members on board.

    Is there a way this organisation can help new comer to succeed? Thanks. Marc.

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Marc,

      ACN does provude training as well as marketing materials its Independent Business Owners can use. Many of these tools are based online that makes it more easy to share with prospects. 

      The bottom line is you must do the work to make it work for you. The array of services make it very attractive. Like everything else in life, not everyone succeeds. And ACN is no different. 

      You should have read the approach I suggested. To treat this kine an affiliate marketing venture. And to join Wealthy Affiliate to learn all one needs to know how to do that. 

      I wish you much success in your online business ventures.

      Edwin

  5. Stephanie Reply

    The fact that Donald Trump was a sponsor of this company and afterwards he acted like he didn’t even know what it was about was very telling. That is really messed up. Not to mention all the legal aspects from which the company has been accused of. The fee for said product is too high, especially when you don’t even know if it’ll work for you or if you’re just wasting money. Regardless, I would definitely not join anything that Trump has been associated with. Affiliate marketing is the best way to go when it comes to making money online. 

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Stephanie,

      I’m with you on this one. ACN is not for me. That is why I recommended that anyone who has joined ACN treat it like an affiliate marketing business and to use the Wealthy Affiliate training to do just that.

      Thanks for your comments.

      Edwin

  6. Harish Reply

    While reading I know that ACN Inc. formally called American Communications Network is an MLM company that has been in business since 1993. ACN resells through its IBO’s using a multilevel marketing business model. Now I know that Donald Trump made millions of dollars from the company from speaking at the company’s conventions and making videos for its IBO’s to use in the recruiting process. We are planning to join the company soon.

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hello Harish,

      I hope you read my whole article. It was a warning that only about 5% succeed in earning serious money. That is why I recommended that it’s members use affiliate marketing techniques to build their their business.

      If you join ACN I wish you do well. If you work really hard and build a large sales organization you can succeed in it.

      All the best to you.

      Edwin

  7. Parveen Reply

    Hey, I enjoyed reading your article on ACN Business a lot, and found it very useful for everyone. It is very helpful to read before or after joining. 

    Your tips and suggestion will improve the productivity in ACN Business. I am very lucky to find your helpful guide on ACN Business. One thing I like very much is that recruiting is not necessary to earn an income, 

    The commission structure at the lower levels means an excessive number of customers are necessary in order to earn enough to quit your day job. Really awesome plan.

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Parveen,

      Thanks for your comments. In the old days before online marketing was possible there was mo way one individual could generate enough sales to make a living. They HAD to recruit people into their network and train them to duplicate the process.

      Today we have more choices. That is why I proposed using affiliate marketing techniques to build the business.

      I wish you much success in your business ventures.

      Edwin

  8. Naksh Reply

    Now I know that ACN operates like all MLM companies. Our commissions are derived from the sales you make personally as well as an override from others who we recruit into the business as well as those they recruit, up to 5 levels deep. The MLM structure is of the unilevel variety. After becoming an IBO in ACN we are eligible to earn commissions immediately based on our personal customer points we have accumulated. Thanks for helping me to know about ACN business.

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Naksh,

      You definitely have got it. Thanks for commenting to show that you have.

      Edwin

  9. Audrey J. Reply

    INTRO: Oh wow!!! this was amazing. How did you ever think of such a groovy cool way of leading me right into the affiliate marketing arena like you did—-you are so clever. Edwin, I was beginning to think that we were building a rocket ship and in need of more scientific input.

    You did a excellent job explaining the MLM concept, yet I felt a bit confused over it and looked over the material more than once to figure it out.

    As I continued, I began to realize how ACN, its products services and its recruiting structure was as confusing as I felt when I joined a couple MLM’s years ago. And, it became a project that was taking up so much of my time and more money to attend promo meetings that I became exhausted, and out went the fun.

    I saw that the cons outweigh the pros in your blog—-love your honesty and I appreciated your guidance into what surprised me as a turned the corner in your content to see this:

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    This is my #1 Recommendation.  

    This is awesome. How did you ever think to lead the reader in such a great way??? You are very clever.

    Actually your written material is so good that that I almost missed commenting on how well you laid out your purposeful content. I liked how you constructed your titles and subtitles and enjoyed how you compared the MLM structure to affiliate marketing.

    Clearly the pros in affiliate marketing outweigh the cons. Thank you for constructing such a powerful wealth of knowledge.

    I like your site, and found it easy to navigate and well worth the read. LOL—although I wondered at first where the trip was leading me to at first. Keep up the great work.

    I hope I produced content as good as yours. Your work is very good and I can tell you worked hard on it—-great job.

    Thank you

    • Edwin Bernard Post authorReply

      Hi Audrey,

      You are most kind! I’m gushing from your praises ha! I am glad that you thought the compensation plan was confusing. I did too. The general concept is easy as it is your typical MLM arrangement. But when you get into the point system that varies for all the different services I lost it.

      the bottom line is anyone who gets into this should just focus on sales using the affiliate marketing techniques I proposed. And what;s better than FREE with Wealthy Affiliate. Right? 

      You found my main objective of providing a solution to a tough MLM problem that causes its members to quit early. 

      I am so happy you liked my article as well as the style I used. Did you feel I was telling a story? That is how I like to approach my blogs.

      I wish you much success in your online marketing ventures. 

      Edwin

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