Last Updated on June 3, 2022 by Matt Zavadil
OK, you’re searching for info about how to make money with ACN.
You got excited when you saw an ACN presentation about building your own network marketing business…
…getting a few folks to pay for your ACN (American Communication Network) services…
…and possibly turning it all into a $100,000+ per year income.
Then, a problem:
Damn, this is hard!
Why don’t 100% of people dive in the way you did after you tell them about all the amazing ACN deals?
Frustration is setting in.
You thought it’d be easy to show people how to save on their:
- TV plan
- Gas & electricity
- Payment processing
Get them to sign up and away you go…
Now, you’re struggling to make even $500/month and you want to know how to make money with ACN before you quit.
How’d I do?
Hit the nail on the head?
I’ve been there, my friend.
I get it.
For now, know that you made a solid choice when joining ACN (they have an AA+ Grade) and that you can make the ACN business opportunity working in your favor.
What You’ll Learn Today:
How To Make Money With ACN Successfully
Let me get straight to the point.
I know you’re super busy.
Juggling your life and family.
Maybe COVID turned your life upside down.
Kids might be home all day learning almost nothing on those little tablets 🙁
Lots of distractions, huh?
If you’re researching as many make money with ACN resources as possible, feeling pressed for time and need to bookmark this page to read later, then I want you to know about my Feature Download in the blue box below.
Via my “Quick-Start Guide”, I’ll send over some bite-sized info-pieces through email over the next several days so that you can learn without feeling overwhelmed:
Possible To Sell ACN Online Legally?
Be Careful Of Naysayers About Building Your Online Platforms
Some people kill your dreams to make money with ACN by telling you that you can’t use modern Internet marketing methods.
Nothing is further from the truth.
Yes, ACN corporate tells you inside their marketing guidelines that they need to approve all marketing materials.
I’ll get into it more below but remember that this means if you’re using ACN’s name, not when you’re talking about utilities or identity theft in general.
Nothing can stop you as an ACN independent business owner (IBO) from building your own website in order to differentiate from the ineffective replicated sites provided for you.
That’s important because most MLM marketing advice revolves around your warm market.
You’re encouraged to talk to friends and family.
Worse, you’re told to use social media to find ACN customers or people interested in filling out their ACN Independent Business Owner agreement, paying their $199 start-up fee and working the business with you.
Here’s an annoying example from Facebook:
Posting on social media about your ACN services or business opportunity is ineffective at best…
…and plain dumb, at best, when it comes to getting people to watch your video:
Sorry to be that blunt, but you need to hear this if you expect to rise above and learn how to make money with ACN.
Read on to discover why most marketing education in the MLM industry doesn’t work, why most reps earn $200/month or less and how to overcome the problem.
By the way, I get you thinking about 3 important questions in this video that help you know how to build your network marketing business:
Why Most People Fail To Make Money With ACN
Too many folks believe that marketing, advertising and closing sales online is different from doing it offline.
They think there’s very little work involved.
One reason why:
So-called “gurus” exist online and they convince you that there’s a magic button to push that results in automated leads and sales.
You’re not sitting with prospects physically.
For some weird reason, the distance created by Internet marketing between seller and buyer makes some people act like crazy people.
That’s why you see so many MLMers posting product pics and screaming like banshees about how great their products or business opportunities are.
Like this ineffective post:
If you’re doing that, then you’re turning people off.
I don’t like seeing it on my news feeds and I’m sure you don’t either, right?
Doing that stuff never results in getting what you want: new interested prospects that listen, sign up and buy from you.
A scenario to consider:
You walk into your workplace and start screaming at the top of your lungs,
Hey all you people! I signed up for ACN and you gotta come over here and sign up for my Internet, phone and TV services NOW!!! I’m gonna save you a bunch of dough. I’m also a rep for the company, so you know what??!! I’ll sign you up with an IBO agreement and we’re gonna get richer than rich with this ACN business opportunity!!!! We’ll have our own islands in no time at all! Let’s go folks!! Step up and buy, buy, buy!
Pretty hilarious, huh?
And I know you would never do that.
You’d feel like an idiot LOL
But, you’re doing the same thing online if you’re randomly posting a bunch of ACN crap on your social media.
You look like a walking, talking infomercial and people see you as a “pusher”, not a professional salesperson they have any desire to engage or talk to.
How To Make Money With ACN
Learn Basic Marketing Professionalism
“To get what you want, you have to deserve what you want. The world is not yet a crazy enough place to reward a whole bunch of undeserving people.”– Charles T. Munger
Memorizing this Munger quote can help when it comes to achieving success with the ACN business opportunity.
It doesn’t matter if you’re selling ACN or any other type of product.
The key to online marketing success is this:
Figure out the problems your audience struggles with and brainstorm how to present your ACN services as the solution.
Here’s another phrase to memorize along with Charles Munger’s quote:
I’m an entrepreneur, not a simple ACN independent business opportunity rep.
Let that concept sink in for a moment.
We’ll get into that more deeply below, but for now I want you to know this:
If your self-vision is one of “ACN rep”, then you’ll forget what I’m about to go into next.
You’ll also find yourself repeatedly doing that “annoying network marketer” nonsense that I went through above.
Let’s look at what becoming a professional marketer looks like…
Make Money With ACN? It’s All About The Value
Why don’t we review the reason people want to buy your ACN services?
The answer lies in the solution those varied services provide:
- High-speed Internet
- TV plan
- Identity theft protection
- Gas & electricity
- Security & automation
- Payment processing
There’s plenty of opportunity to choose from when it comes to getting your online marketing set up so that you attract customers and folks interested in the ACN business opportunity.
Let’s assume that you’re excited most about the high-speed Internet services.
You now know that shouting about your excitement on social media or bugging family members isn’t how to make money with ACN.
Instead, consider the problems of your “best fit” customers.
Some of them know they’re paying too much for their Internet and you can target them directly.
Look at these two search terms on Google:
Imagine the shift in your ACN business opportunity results if your online sales funnel attracted a small fraction of those 2,540 people seeking your help every month?
And, consider that we’re looking at two of literally thousands of keyword phrases you can target every month.
Your job from here?
Create content that answers how to select the best Internet provider.
It’s truly this simple.
One more example, this one for how many people search for “identity theft” info each month:
Those people find your helpful content and become attracted to you as their helpful advisor.
I provide more detail in this video about the process of solving ACN customer problems:
By the way, this way of Internet marketing is like dating.
Can you imagine going on a first date and telling the person that you can’t wait to get married?
Shouting on social media is the equivalent of being that creepy person asking to get married on the first date.
Creating helpful content = dating first and getting to know one another.
Which version of this process do you want to put into action?
What I’m talking about here is often called Attraction Marketing and you might want to read my review about all that here.
Don’t Let Fear Roadblock Your Ability To Make Money With ACN
I can almost hear you saying, “But Matt, I can’t create content! That sounds scary”.
That’s exactly what I said when someone taught me this stuff a few years ago.
Please know that it’s a normal reaction.
Kind of like the voice we hear anytime we need to learn new skills, right?
The truth, though?
You “create content” constantly!
Yes, you do LOL
Have you ever told someone about a fantastic play or movie you saw?
How about something funny that appeared on your Facebook newsfeed, like this:
Or, a wonderful dinner at a local restaurant?
If you can share those things, then I promise you that you can share content on the Internet that revolves around your ACN business opportunity.
“Creating content” means you’re merely sharing information with other people who have similar interests as you do.
Don’t make this process “weird” in your mind or worry about “what ifs”.
If I can get you to see the ease in this, then we have to stop the next thing you’re about to say to me:
Matt, I’m no expert when it comes to Internet service providers or identity theft.
Can I read minds or what?
My first thought was the same thing your fears do to you 🙂
“Won’t people see through me if I try to be this expert about TV plans?”
Of course they will!
But, you’re not going to do that and look like a faker.
You’ll use the Journey Approach instead.
How To Make Money With ACN Using The Journey Approach
Don’t set yourself up as an Internet provider or identity theft expert.
Instead, you’re going to go online and say something like:
Hey, I’m excited about saving money for my family on stuff that we’re basically forced to buy if we want to live a modern life. You know, stuff like TV, Internet, electricity and gas. So I’m on a journey to find out the best ways to pay for these things as cheaply as possible. I don’t know where this is all gonna lead, but I’d love to have you along with me as we both go down this journey together.
Something along those lines.
You’ll say it in your own words.
Here’s the point:
You’re gonna be “you”.
Avoid complicated this process and you’ll learn how to make money with ACN by attracting people open to hearing all about it…
…you’ll sponsor many of them inside the ACN business opportunity, too!
Remember: Your only job is researching problems people have around your ACN service offerings, such as:
- What do they really want?
- What do they worry about?
- What do they struggle with?
Give them tips, education and ideas around those issues.
They look at you as “helpful”. You’re “attractive” to them from a business perspective.
You’re not an absolutely annoying living/breathing infomercial screaming at them on social media about how great ACN is.
Instead, you’ve created a positive atmosphere where they actually like you, trust you and want to listen to you.
There’s one more thing I must cover before I help you move all this into action.
How a Huge MLM Flaw Can Derail Your ACN Dreams
As a business system, network marketing has the ability to help you:
- Grow from a personal development point of view
- Learn how to deal with rejection
- Become better at selling well
MLM has one huge problem:
You’re NOT Unique As An MLM Rep
All network marketing reps have a big challenge.
Your fellow ACN independent business owners all represent your competition.
If all of you listen to the “scream on social media”, bug friends & family or bug people at the mall methods, then the result is…
…a bunch of people competing with one another as the same cesspool of ACN messaging annoys an amazing amount of people across the Interwebs.
And you get crappy results.
Selling well online involves creating your own unique selling proposition.
Use online marketing to create your own unique method for making money with ACN.
Do it right and you’ll separate yourself from the pack.
Let’s talk about doing it correctly…
Your ACN Solution To This Big MLM Challenge
You’ve probably heard people talk about developing an online platform.
They’re giving you “fancy talk” for:
Set up social media so that it revolves around and points to your own blog.
It doesn’t matter what niche you’re in.
You can sell courses that teach parenting or you can sell an ACN business opportunity.
The “secret” is that:
There’s no “magic button” to push for leads and sales.
Shortcuts to success don’t exist.
Run from any “guru” saying otherwise.
You need to become valuable (remember the Munger quote above?) to the people you can serve via your ACN business.
You need them to come to your blog, read your tips and come to like and trust you.
Then, and only then, do you position your ACN services as their ultimate solution.
Maybe this will help you see the vision of all this:
How many businesses do you buy from that don’t have their own website?
Did the light bulb just go on in a big way?!
If you’re going to take my advice to be an entrepreneur who wins big, rather than existing solely as an ACN rep…
…then you’ll want to create a blog and operate the way all successful folks on the Internet operate their businesses.
By the way, don’t fall for the lie that successful people use social media.
Of course they do.
They don’t operate only on social because they know that they, you and I…
… none of us…
OWN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS.
If you do anything there they don’t like or happen to say something politically on a whim they don’t like, then they will shut your account down in an instant.
Am I saying not to use social?
But be like all the other online pros who use social media platforms only as supportive to what they own.
You don’t “own” anything online until you buy a domain name and set up your blog with it.
No one can take your blog away from you.
Unless, of course, you fail to pay your hosting fees. But, those are super cheap and it’s the cost for conducting “real” online business.
Here’s a good way to look at it:
- Blog = Building a business on bedrock
- Social Media = Building a business on sand
Use both, but don’t rely on social only.
This “Bedrock” Approach Solves All Problems If You Haven’t Figured Out How To Make Money With ACN
Consider these three ways that make building your ACN business successful:
1) You Own Your Business
C’mon, Matt, do Big Tech companies really shut down Twitter and YouTube accounts?
Unfortunately, they do 🙁
I had my YouTube account shut down before (luckily I was able to get it back after contesting their decision).
I have buddies who had their FB ad accounts shut down.
Again, use social media but don’t build your business around them.
Set up your blog and use that as your main business “hub”.
2) You Become Unique Inside Your Niche
You’ll begin a fun and exciting journey to position yourself uniquely as you go about making money with ACN after you have a blog running.
No one else could copy you even if they wanted to because…
…well, because there’s no one else exactly like you.
You’ll run circles around other ACN reps by attracting your “best fit” clients while those other distributors turn themselves into walking, talking infomercials (annoying!).
3) You’ll Build In Several Sources Of Revenue
Think about it:
If you have your own identity theft blog, or educational Internet/TV service blog…
…You end up owning the traffic generated by it.
You’re able to add in more income streams on top of your ACN revenue, such as:
- Affiliate product income
- Ad income
- Amazon income
Shoot, you might even mature into creating your own products like group coaching programs or courses.
It’s your blog, your traffic, and you can monetize it any way you like.
Don’t Let Uninformed Folks Keep You From Learning How To Make Money With ACN In This Way
By the way, your upline or other people might discourage you from doing what I’m teaching you.
They’ll say it’s in violation of ACN terms of service.
No, it’s not!
Not if you keep your blog general in nature and don’t mention ACN by name.
Remember, the goal is to attract people looking for general answers to the problems your ACN services solve.
They aren’t going to Google and typing “Buy ACN Internet service”.
They’re typing in “what’s the best Internet provider”.
Your blog post provides general tips around what to look for in an Internet provider and then encourages them to opt-in with their email for a free report, for instance.
Then, on the backend of your marketing funnel, you learn what to say to them, encourage them to buy ACN, hop on a quick call with, etc.
See how that works?
ACN has no legal authority to stop you from talking about general industry topics!
Ready To Start Making Money With ACN?
You’ve made it all the way to the end so I’ll assume you’re excited about what I’m talking about when it comes to finally figuring out how to make money with ACN.
You might also feel a little worried.
“Matt, this sounds like work…like it might take a lot of time and effort.”
Yes, it takes effort.
No doubt about that.
But, aren’t you tired of spending hours and hours of your time posting silly crap on Facebook or talking to your Aunt Betsy for the 17th time about her TV service?
Why don’t we get you investing those hours in professional marketing methods that attract real ACN customers?
Go grab my Quick-Start Guide that helps you learn this process in bite-sized steps.
Did you learn something new today? If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below…
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