Friday, March 8, 2013

The ACN IBO Opportunity - Is It For You?

    I suppose It seems I should have covered this topic first, however I felt I needed to address many of the things I posted earlier as they are the most searched for questions on ACN. I will go over what the opportunity is, what you need to know and how to decide if this is for you. The MLM business is not for everyone, but even for those that like the MLM business model, not all MLM’s are for them. You should always do your homework, read through as many opportunities as you can and find the best one for you. What is the ACN IBO / Independent Business Owner opportunity?
    ACN is a global telecommunications and essential services company that offers it’s own and other affiliate services through it’s IBO’s or (Independent Business Owner), they in turn sell these services directly to people they know and meet, for a commision on their customers monthly bill, known as residual earnings. The reason they can offer these services at a discount and still earn a commision from the top companies in the business is direct marketing. These companies spend millions each month advertising to get their piece of the market, there's lots of competition and each customer they acquire pays their share of that expense. With ACN these companies can gain customers they would not normally get and they pay no cost to acquire them, so in turn ACN gets their same services minus that cost. That savings is split between ACN, the customer and you.      In addition to this ACN is a MLM or (Multi Level Marketing) company. The reason for this is quite simple. It gives ACN the ability to have a large sales force, without the expense of having to market to find that sales force or train that sales force. You the IBO find new sales reps for them and help train them. In return for bringing in new IBO’s who sell their services, they share a small piece of those IBO’s commissions with you, offer lucrative CAB’s or (Customer Acquisition Bonuses) for the new customers brought in by your team and give you a way to build a team that can acquire 1,000’s of more customers than you could ever get on your own. What makes ACN any different from the thousands of other MLM’s to choose from?   
Essential Services
The answer to this one is simple, ESSENTIAL SERVICES. Unlike most of the other MLM’s in the business, you're not selling products that many, if not most people don’t want. Trying to get all of your friends and family and everyone you know to buy something they normally wouldn't, just to try and help you out, unlike those chocolate candy bars you used to sell when you were in school, because those are great.

    Instead you are offering them a way to purchase the services they already have to pay for, through you, such as; digital phone service, video phone, local & long distance, internet, cable & satellite television, mobile phones, home security, tech support, natural gas, electricity and more. In addition they are a true global company, which greatly increases your ability to grow a large team, currently in 23 countries and growing.

    In addition to this they have a multitude of services and choices for you to offer, not everyone will work for every customer, but with the amount of choices available, it will be much easier to find the ones that will work. There are other MLM’s in the essential services business, but none have the portfolio and affiliate contracts that ACN does. They are the unquestionable leader in the MLM essential services business and provide the absolute best opportunity for this field of direct sales.
Why you should choose ACN over other MLM’s, selling the same things?

Security & Growth Potential

    Well I covered some of those reasons above, but in addition to them being the leader in their field and offering more services than any other. ACN has been in business since 1996 and has grown substantially every year since the start. They are expected to reach 1 billion in annual revenue this year. They also have less than 1% market share in their industry in some services much less than 1%, which means even though they are a 20 year old company, the growth potential is enormous. For example the Telecommunications industry alone is worth 1.4 Trillion dollars annually. Even with ACN’s incredibly small market share, they are largest direct seller of telecommunications and essential services in the world.     For myself one of the main reasons that ACN is the right choice, is business security. If you are like me on this, and I hope you are, you're looking for a business that you can grow for years to come and not have to worry that all your hard work was for nothing. The very fact that there are 1,000’s of MLM’s in the business at any given time means that most will fail. You spend years building a sales team and and acquiring 1,000’s of customers only to have your business suddenly end, because you chose the wrong MLM. ACN is 20 years and running and one of the strongest MLM’s in the industry and until someone invents a way to communicate without your eyes and ears, you don’t have to worry that phones, internet and television will go out of style any time in the foreseeable future. So, Is ACN Right For You?
    So now you have a decision to make, is ACN the right fit for you? Is the ACN IBO Opportunity what you’ve been looking for?
    First, you must decide if the MLM business model is something you want to do, in theory and practice it is quite simple, but it will require a commitment and time to grow and you must learn some new skills to be successful, are you ready for that?     Second, are you looking for a way to build a business for yourself, that can in time give you a chance to gain financial independence and the freedom to do what you want, when you want?     Third, do you want to put in a few years now, doing the things that most people won't, so you can spend the rest of your life doing things that most people can’t?     Fourth, do you have the drive and belief in yourself that you can can succeed if you only had the right tools and opportunity to do so?     Fifth and final, do you want a chance to have a better life, do the things you always wanted and couldn't, be in business for yourself and have the freedom to choose for yourself?     Well if you answered yes to any of those questions and I assume you answered yes to most, then ACN is for you, all you have to do now is take the next step.     But, most importantly, before you spend any money and decide to join. Know what to expect, know what you have to do and understand that even though the business model is not complicated, it will take a lot of work and it will take time. (Don’t expect to get rich in a few months, sitting on your couch, that’s just not realistic, money will not fall into your lap, you have to go out and earn it).

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Thank you for reading and the best of luck in all your endeavors, 

+R. Michael Gonzalez

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  1. Your blog has been very helpful to me in pushing me to join ACN. I fully understand how the model works, however all the ACN meetings I have been too haven't showed me how to make actual sales. They seem to focus on recruiting people. My problem is that I have been talking to my friends and family about the company and products and most are not interested at all. So my warm contact list is already dry and I haven't even joined. What is your advice on making sales outside of your warm list? Does ACN offer training for that? Or is that something that my upline will help me with? Thanks for your time. Joe

    1. Thank you for your comment Joey, that is an excellent question. It's crucial to be able to get customers for your long term residual income, which is the whole point of this. If you have read through my earlier posts you will see that my outlook in this business is long term. I'm not worried about bonuses, I want long term residual growth. I am new to ACN, but have been in marketing and sales my whole life and there are many avenues to grow your sales. First you really need to know your product, which services best fit your area, they are not all perfect for every market. Ask yourself, would I buy this service? You also need to be prepared to learn as much as possible about network marketing, I will continue to add information to this site as often as possible, to help my downline or anyone who is interested. You also need to develop a sales method that applies to you, not all methods work for everyone. Personally I don't use pressure tactics, I'm not comfortable with them so they don't work for me. MOST IMPORTANT of all you need to pick the right sponsor and the right team. You need people in your upline that will take the time to answer your questions and work with YOU. Please feel free to contact me, you sound like you're taking the right approach, many just jump into this and fail because they don’t know what to do or what to expect, that’s exactly why I’ve created this site. I would love to have you on my team.