Is 5 Linx and Global Inx a Legitimate Business? A Critical Review of the Business Opportunity

Ok you might like what you are about to read and you might not like it. But I promise to say nothing but the truth. Is 5linx another scam? 5linx is not a scam. I want to be the first to congratulate you if you have joined this company or you are considering joining them. To fully understand 5linx opportunity, you should consider the company ownership and their integrity. You should also consider the company’s product and the market for that product. Finally, what is the training system for that company? In my opinion, this is or should be the most important factor in the decision making process.

5Linx started in 2001. The founders were Mr. Craig Jerabeck, Mr. Jason Guck, and Mr. Jeb Tyler. The story is that Jason Guck, Jeb Tyler and Andre Maronian were business partners in another telecommunication MLM company. I have several versions of what really happened between 5linx owners and their former telecommunication company. So there is no point in writing about it. If you decide not to join 5linx, the ownership and leadership of the company should not be the reason.

In terms of the product that this company offers, 5linx is above average. I have always been an advocate for service base MLM companies. 5linx along with globalinx offers Video phone (Ugly one though), which will be the next wave of telecommunication technology to hit the global mass. 5 linx / globalinx also provide residential and commercial phone services. You can add family plans and inbound international package to this for relatively cheap prices. 5linx also offers cellular services with the major carriers in the telecommunication industry. The company also provides Broadband Homes Security System, Satellite TV (through partnership with the major satellite carriers). Lastly, 5linx offers broadband internet services.

Talking about the market for these services, do you know anyone that uses cell phone, watches TV, or uses the internet etc? These are services that people use ANYWAY. It does not get any easier than this. You are basically getting paid whenever your customers pay their bills EVERY MONTH. No selling of lotion or juice every month to the same customers. I hope you are understanding now that this company is far from being a scam. Furthermore, without getting into details about 5linx’s compensation plan, the only way you will make some serious money with 5linx is by recruiting. You cannot get around this. Even though 5linx is not a scam and they have great product and services, you and your team still need to recruit new partners monthly to really make any serious money. The compensation plan is design in such a way that simply acquiring all the customers in the world will not give you enough residual income to truly attain financial freedom. Leverage is the name of the game. Do not get fooled by the people that go to the top of the company fast. They are like 0.5% of the total numbers of representatives.

In my opinion, the training system that is put in place by 5linx is not enough to truly train average folks like you and I to be successful with their opportunity. Giving out DVD, magazines, doing home meetings, 3ft rule and the rest of the Old methods will not do it. These methods work for the 1% money makers in 5linx and other network marketing companies. Where does that leave the remaining 99%?

You need to leverage the internet. What happens when you run out of your warm market? Talk to every soul in the mall? I hope not. You need an Online MLM lead generation system. This is the same system that has help some of our partners in 5links and other MLM company to climb the ladder faster and make solid 5-figure income per month. Successful people take action.

ACN MLM Business – Opportunity Or Scam?

ACN, Inc, is a network marketing company that provides consumers low cost telephone service, internet, wireless service, as well as digital and video phones. They have built themselves into a well-known MLM company, and claim to be the worlds largest direct seller of communication products.

ACN has also gained much attention for their income opportunity, and there are some very real concerns about starting or participating in an ACN business. In this article, we will go through and give an unbiased review of the pros and cons of doing an ACN business, and see if ACN is a great business opportunity…or a great scam.

1. ACN – The Good

ACN was founded in 1993 by Greg Provenzano, Robert Stevanovski, Mike Cupisz, and tony Cupisz. They operate in 19 countries and have over 1,000 employees worldwide. The company itself has a pretty simple product line – low-cost telecommunication service, internet service (DSL, broadband, and dial-up) and other basic wireless services. They have experienced double-digit growth for the past few years, and claim to reap $500m in revenue annually. One of the more notable achieve of ACN is that they have gotten Donald Trump to publicly endorse them as a great business opportunity. So far, so good.

2. ACN – The Bad

Whether or not ACN is a good business opportunity, it is clear that Mr. Trump has no intention of starting an ACN business. Additionally, making RVP or SVP (the top positions in ACN) take considerably more work than finding 3 people…who find 3 people…who find 3 people…etc. etc.

The theory of growing an ACN business is that the representative will simply find a few people who are already using telecom service, and switch over to ACN because of the income opportunity. The picture is painted that the distributor can be paid off everyone in their neighborhood who has a telephone…which is most everyone. The problem comes with a marketing concept called positioning.

3. ACN – The Ugly

ACN, like many other MLM’s, teach their distributors to leverage their “warm market”, friends and family. However, when a new distributor comes talking to their friends and family about making a tremendous income with a business opportunity…and the distributor is not making any money…there is a credibility issue that occurs, and the distributor is positioned as a gopher for someone else’s business.

Growing an ACN business can be a great opportunity. They appear to have a good service, but there are plenty of companies that have great products, and many people that market great products never make a dime. There are also plenty of terrible products that generate millions of dollars in revenue (anyone remember the pet rock?) The difference is the marketer, and their ability to target their market effectively.

In closing, I would say that starting and developing an ACN business is lucrative if you know how to effectively use the telephone, the Internet, and other effective marketing tools. It is not a scam, but like any business, success will be determined by the skill-set of the marketer. ACN is definitely not a lottery ticket or a stock option – meaning, you do not just buy in and wait for a payout.

If someone does not have the first clue on how to market effectively, then I would suggest they either learn how to be an effective marketer, or else just use ACN as a way to save a few bucks on your phone bill.

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