When you hear the phrase “pyramid scheme,” you might be understandably apprehensive. That reaction makes complete sense—everyone should avoid illegal pyramid schemes. After all, no one wants to fall victim to a scam.
Unfortunately, legitimate companies, like ACN Inc., are sometimes mislabeled. Maybe you’ve heard people talk about the ACN pyramid scheme or ACN scam before; however, direct-sales companies, or multi-level-marketing companies, are a perfectly legitimate way to do business, unlike illegal pyramid schemes.
Understanding the Difference
Direct-sales model companies sell their products through individuals like you. Different companies will have different titles for these salespeople such as consultant, team member, representative, etc. Each of these individuals sells real products or services to people they know and meet. That’s one stream of income. If they choose, they can also sign up team members underneath them who they train and support. They receive a portion of the sales from their team members below them. Individuals can recruit individuals all they want, but if no one is selling products/services, they can’t make money. All compensation is based on selling real products and services in order to make money, just like any legitimate business.
Pyramid schemes are different, which is why they are illegal. In a pyramid scheme, the only way to make money is to recruit people to sign up under you and pay a fee. A portion of that fee will go to the recruiter and the recruiters above you. No products or services are sold; all compensation is based on recruitment.
About ACN Inc.
ACN Inc has provided valuable services for people and companies around the world since 1993. They sell telecommunications and other essential services through independent business owners (IBOs).
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Home phone
- High-speed internet
- Home security & automation
- Wireless service
- XOOM gas & electric
ACN Inc. is a legitimate business that provides real opportunities for individuals to start their own business!