ACN Compensation Plan Overview
|The ACN Opportunity
has been designed to help you build a business that can produce
immediate income, as well as long-term residual income. One of
ACN’s greatest strengths is its Compensation Plan. As a new
representative, you should set a goal to learn the Compensation
Plan in detail – because the better you understand it, the
better you'll understand how to work it to your advantage.
ACN offers prospective representatives 2 starting levels – Customer
Representative and Team Trainer. In addition, there are 3 earned levels – Executive
Team Trainer, Team Coordinator and Regional Vice President.
ACN's Compensation Plan offers a simple but powerful incentive for you
to work your way into the earned levels – the higher you go, the
more income you can earn!
Regardless of which of the 2 starting levels
someone chooses, the same Independent Representative Agreement
form is used. People who choose the Customer Representative level
pay a one-time training and application fee of $99. Those choosing
the Team Trainer level pay $499. Once the Representative Agreement
is completed, the white copy of the application should be sent
directly to ACN by mail or fax. If the form is completed online,
ACN receives it automatically and it will be entered into the
system the next business day.
In order to qualify for their levels, all
ACN representatives MUST acquire customers. To qualify for their
level and be eligible to receive Customer Acquisition Bonuses,
Team Trainers must acquire and maintain at least 6 "connected" long
distance customers or 8 customers using any ACN service.
As representatives begin to advance through ACN’s
earned levels, additional qualifications must be met. To
qualify for the first earned level – Executive Team Trainer – you
must be a Team Trainer with a minimum of 20 personal billing customers
and also have directly sponsored and qualified 3 Team Trainers by helping
each of them acquire 6 "connected" long distance customers or 8 customers
using any ACN service within the required time. You should set a goal
to reach ETT within your first 4 weeks.
To earn the level of Team Coordinator, you must
have 3 separately sponsored organizations, or "legs," and each
must contain at least 200 customers.
So, for example, if you sponsored one person directly and they
acquired 200 customers all by themselves that leg would count.
If you sponsored another person and they had recruited 9 people
within their organization, now there are 10 of them all together.
If each of them had acquired 20 customers, that’s 10x20.
That also equals 200. As long as you have a total of 200 customers
anywhere in 3 separate legs, you will have achieved the level of
Team Coordinator. Set a goal to achieve this level within your
first 3-6 months.
reach ACN’s highest level – Regional Vice President – you
must have at least one person achieve the level of Team Coordinator
anywhere in each of 5 separate legs of your organization. Earning
this level can be achieved in 1-2 years.
Personal Residual Income
ACN representatives can earn money in two ways – through
monthly residual income based on their customers’ usage of our
services – and through weekly Customer Acquisition Bonuses, which
are earned by helping newly sponsored Team Trainers acquire their 6 "connected" long
distance customers or 8 customers
using any ACN service within the required time. As you begin to acquire
personal customers, you can qualify to earn between 2% and 8% of their
monthly bills – and earn it month after month, year after year
for as long as they continue to use ACN’s services. How much you
earn is based on the total amount of billings of all of your personal
long distance and Internet customers combined. As your business grows
and your total monthly billing volume increases, you earn more.
When all of your customers combined total $12,500 or more in monthly
billings, you reach the 8% level. Whenever you reach a new level,
ACN pays you the increase on your entire personal customer base.
You can also earn over-riding residual income on the
customers of ALL of the representatives in your organization. On the
representatives you personally sponsor – the first "level" or "generation" below
you – ACN pays you 1/4% of the total monthly billings of all of
the customers they acquire. You can also earn 1/4% over-riding residual
income on levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 … 1% on level six … and 6%
on level 7 by meeting the qualifications detailed on the Compensation
Plan. In addition, representatives holding the level of Regional Vice
President are eligible to receive 1/2% over-riding residual income on
levels 8 through infinity in their organizations.
Keep in mind that ACN sets no monthly quotas – just a one-time
qualification. All you have to do is maintain this qualification and
you’ll continue to receive residual income for the life of the
7th Level Qualifications
ACN representatives can qualify to receive over-riding
residual income on and throughout their 7th level in two ways – by
acquiring and maintaining 40 personal customers or 20 personal
customers and 5 directly sponsored qualified Team Trainers. Either
way, once you meet and maintain the minimum requirement, you’re
fully qualified through 7 levels of the Compensation Plan!
Set a goal to meet these requirements as quickly as possible. Don’t
make the minimums your maximums – don’t ride that fine line
of having just 20 or 40 customers. If one or more of your customers drops
ACN’s services, you don’t want to lose your qualification
for that level. You – and EVERY representative in your organization – should
always be adding new customers. That’s where the growth comes from!
Customer Acquisition Bonuses
If you take a closer look at the ACN Compensation
Plan, you can see how the Compensation Plan works both in the short and
long term. The bottom line in building your ACN business is that you’re
acquiring customers and recruiting customer getters in order to build
a huge residual income for yourself.
But it does take a while for residual income to grow. It starts out slow
and then it starts growing and compounding every month because of the
geometrical growth of customers occurring within your team. To fuel you
up front while your residual income is building, ACN offers Customer
Early on, the majority of your income will come from the weekly Customer
Acquisition Bonuses you’ll earn. But in the long run, the majority
of your compensation will come from the residual income1 created
from all of the customers’ monthly billings on all of the levels
of your organization.
Note(1) Claim is not supported by real population figures and
actual market share of Company.
Customer Acquisition Bonuses are only paid when new
representatives meet their minimum customer acquisition requirements.
CABs are released when your newly sponsored Team Trainer becomes qualified
by acquiring 6 "connected" long distance customers or 8 customers using
any ACN service within the required time.
You need to be sure you understand that bonuses are paid only when new
representatives get qualified. If they don’t meet their customer
qualifications, you will not receive a bonus. So you see the urgency
of helping your recruits to get their customers right away.
Three types of Customer Acquisition Bonuses
Personal CABs are the bonuses that you personally
earn when you help your newly sponsored representatives meet their customer
Open Line CABs are bonuses you earn when representatives in your organization – who
have not yet reached your earned level – help their newly sponsored
representatives meet their customer qualifications.
Generational CABs are bonuses that you earn when representatives in your
organization – who have reached the same earned level as you – help
their newly sponsored representatives meet their customer qualifications.
Again – keep in mind that no one receives a bonus merely for bringing
a new representative into the business. Bonuses are only earned when
new representatives become qualified by acquiring the minimum number
of personal customers necessary within the required time.
Remember that only qualified Team Trainers and higher
are eligible to earn bonuses. No bonuses are ever released to Customer
The dollar amounts of the Personal Customer
Acquisition Bonuses you can earn are determined by your earned
If you are a Team Trainer and you personally sponsor a new Team Trainer
into the opportunity and help them acquire 6 "connected" long distance
customers or 8 customers using any ACN service within the required time,
you earn a $90 CAB. If you are an Executive Team Trainer and do
the same thing, you earn $150. Team Coordinators earn $240,
and a Regional Vice President would earn a $275 CAB.
You bring in a new Team Trainer and he or she acquires 6 "connected" long
distance customers or 8 customers using any ACN service within the required
time, you earn $90 to $275!
TT Open Line CABs
What happens when the representatives you personally
sponsored recruit new representatives of their own and those new representatives
acquire their customers and become qualified? Depending on the level
you have earned, you’re eligible to receive an Open Line Customer
Acquisition Bonus. Only Executive Team Trainers, Team Coordinators and
RVPs are eligible – not Team Trainers – and that alone should
be a great incentive for you as a new Team Trainer to earn the level
of ETT as quickly as possible.
It is important to understand what happens when new Team Trainers who
are sponsored by the Team Trainers that you personally sponsored acquire
their qualifying customers.
If you are an ETT and a Team Trainer you personally sponsored recruits
a new Team Trainer of their own who acquires their qualifying customers
within the required time, you earn a $60 Customer Acquisition
Bonus. If you are a Team Coordinator and the same thing happens, you
earn $150 – and as an RVP, you earn $185. You earn
these bonuses for an infinite number of generations of Team Trainers
below you. So if you’re a Team Coordinator and one of your personally
sponsored Team Trainers recruits and qualifies a Team Trainer … who
recruits and qualifies a Team Trainer … who recruits and qualifies
a Team Trainer … and that happens for a dozen … a hundred
generations, you will earn a $150 Customer Acquisition Bonus for every
one of those who acquire their 6 "connected" long distance customers
or 8 customers using any ACN service within the required time.
Regardless of where the new qualified Team Trainer falls in your organization – as
long as there is no one between you and that new Team Trainer who
has earned the same level as you – you receive ALL of the open
line CABs. But what happens as people in your organization start
earning the same level as you? That’s where Generational Customer
Acquisition Bonuses come in.
To make understanding Generational CABs as simple
as possible, just recognize that every time a new Team
Trainer becomes qualified by acquiring 6 "connected" long distance customers
or 8 customers using any ACN service, ACN pays out a Customer Acquisition
Bonus. How much of that CAB you could receive depends on your
earned level and the earned levels held by the other representatives
between you and the new qualified Team Trainer2 who acquired
his or her qualifying customers.
Note(2) Generational CAB describes incentive to thin out TTs
and TCs after customers acquired.
Comments from an ACN participant
12/08 - I found the compensation on the cell service was actually not a per billing as it is a per service. This is not a quote but for example you sell a cell service you get a $48 dollar commission spread out over the 2 yr. service agreement. It's the same for Directv and Dish network. You do get a percentage of all ACN services.
A few things turned me off about ACN.
1) Having to come to the meeting even though you have already been to re-learn exactly what they teach every meeting.
2) Patronizing up the wazoo.
3) I was at a meeting I was the only one wearing shorts and a T-shirt and an RVP made a comment we cannot and should not wear anything less than a suit and a tie. hahaha I already make six figures, I was wearing an $80 shirt $60 dollar shorts $100 dollar shoes while most of the people in there were dressed like we were doing aid work at a church in Africa.
4) I was pumped up about it but my "click off" point was hearing everytime how much money everyone made and they could never show me a pay stub. Oh, it's illegal they say. I am already a member. I made 5k last week in my day job and yes I will show you the pay stub.
My final comment is just, "Hey, it's a business with real services. Some people make money, most don't.
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