ACN, formerly known as American Communication Network, was founded in 1993 by Greg Provenzano, Robert Stevanovski, Mike Cupisz, and tony Cupisz. Based in North Carolina, the company claims on it’s website to be the largest direct selling telecommunications company in the world. They provide local and long distance calling, internet, wireless, home security any satellite TV. They also offer digital phone service and a video phone.
Products and Services
ACN claims to help its customers save money on telecommunications services that they already use. One service offered is VoIP technology-Voice Over Internet Protocol. This technology uses a broadband internet connection for routing telephone calls, which should be less expensive and more efficient than conventional switching and fiberoptic methods. Reports are that the services and products offered are very good. Their video phone enables simultaneous visual and voice communication between two people equipped with their devices.
Like most multilevel marketing (MLM) companies, sales for ACN are generated primarily by independent contractor sales agents known as Independent representatives. Representatives report that the company discourages cold calling and “selling.” They encourage their reps to sell to their “warm” market-meaning friends and family. They also stress the importance of teaching those “sold” customers to then do the same in return with their own friends and family. This form of network marketing reduces advertising costs, and depends largely upon word-of-mouth endorsement. Additionally, ACN recently secured an agreement with Mr. Donald Trump to publicly endorse and promote their services. Such a high-level endorsement may be an industry first.
The Business Opportunity
To join ACN, an initial investment of approximately $495 is required, plus annual fees around $270 ($149/year plus $10/month.) Total first year cost = $765. The commissions earned appear to be roughly 1% of each customer’s monthly service charges. Some estimates are that a new sales rep must recruit and retain 50 or more regular customers in order to recoup their initial investment and annual fees-that is, to break even.
For example, commission on a monthly service bill of $50 = $0.50. Securing 50 customers at this level generates a gross commission of $25 per month, or $300 per year before taxes and expenses.
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