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ACN is a multilevel marketing program that provides telecommunications services worldwide. Representatives are considered independent business owners and are required to make an initial investment of $500 plus an annual fee of $149. Representatives then recruit new customers through direct marketing techniques. For each month the customers remain with ACN, representatives receive a commission. If you are considering an investment, you should be cautious. Despite an Australian federal court ruling that the company does not meet the requirements of a pyramid scheme, the company has faced numerous legal battles for reportedly violating multilevel marketing laws.
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The company makes no guarantee as to the income potential for independent representatives although they tout the successes of several Independent representatives on their website. Research indicates, though, that fewer than 1 in 200 even recover the initial investment. Several states in the U.S., the Australian Consumer Commission, and a Canadian university have conducted research to determine the annual income potential. The Canadian study found that most independent business owners for the company earned less than $500 with none of those represented in the study earning more than $205 per year. The study further found that participants lost an average of $605 per investment.
Based in central Georgia, Louise Bennett has been writing professionally since 1999. Her business, financial and career articles have appeared in hundreds of print and online publications. She received a bachelor’s degree from Columbus State University. An avid reader, Bennett is currently working on her first novel.