How to Become an ACN Rep

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ACN was founded in 1993. According to the company's website, it is the "world's largest direct-selling communications company." ACN products are for home or business and include fixed-line phone service, mobile phone service and various types and speeds of Internet service. The company's products are largely sold by independent representatives in 21 countries worldwide. There is a simple, streamlined process to becoming an ACN representative, and it all starts on the company's website, ACNinc.com.

  • Visit the company's home page to apply to become an ACN representative. You will need to supply your contact information, Social Security number and a reference number from a current ACN employee. You will also be required to pay a start-up fee. As of October 2010, that start-up fee is $499 for new ACN representatives based in the United States.

  • Wait for your start-up kit to arrive. The kit will include information and brochures on ACN's products. Since these products are services (mobile phone, home phone and Internet), they will not be included in your kit.

  • Tell your friends and family you are now working with ACN. Advertising and selling ACN's products to your personal contacts is the best way to launch your career as a sales representative. As your customer base grows, so will your earnings.

  • Recruit others to become ACN sales representatives. ACN is a multilevel marketing business, which means that its representatives make part of their profits based on the sales of those you recruit.

  • Report to your supervisor to update him on your sales and progress. Because ACN is a multilevel marketing company, your supervisor (this is typically the person whose reference number you supplied in Step 1) receives a portion of your earnings. Anyone who you recruit to work with ACN (anyone who supplies your reference number on their application) reports to you. You receive a portion of their earnings. These tiers represent the levels in a multilevel marketing company.

  • File the proper paperwork (this step can also be done online through ACN's employee section of its website) to record sales. This is how the company knows what you sell. In addition to your commission earnings, you can also earn Customer Acquisition Bonuses, which reward ACN representatives for recruiting a certain number of new customers during a 30-day period.

  • Keep in contact with new ACN representatives you recruit to the company. The more services they sell, new representatives they recruit and money they earn, the more you earn as well.

Tips & Warnings

  • Many ACN reps start their own websites to generate sales. Others hold informational sessions on ACN products, services and how to become an ACN representative.
  • Multilevel marketing companies have gotten a bad rap, but there is nothing illegal about them. As long as you continue to generate sales and bring in new representatives, you continue to make money.

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