|Received:||7/16/2006 8:49:43 PM|
|Commenter:||Mary Anne Carley|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been in the business over 30 years. I was able to leave my teaching position and be home with my children. It is still continual business and income. I would never want to have to tell anyone my income from it however. That is no different than telling someone how much your job pays you. My lifestyle which remains simple, but I don't have to have a job, is enough for people to understand, I do make some money at this business. Before I signed up all those years ago, I was given all the information I needed and I remember asking a lot of questions. Persons who I sponsor in the business also are given plenty of information to sign up and also are free to ask questions and study any aspect they want about the business. It simply doesn't work well if persons are not well informed before signing. Waiting 7 days is uncalled for. It is only natural to have people sign up when they are ready, the first time they have seen the business, or the tenth time. It's up to them---and not rules--for them to feel comfortable about when to sign up. I sign them up for (after assuring them they can get their money back if they decide it is not for them) $140 + or - according to the cost of the materials supplied by Quixtar for the literature and product kit. Any other cost is again what they decide upon, if any. At every presentation, I tell them it is not a great rich quick scheme--I'd be super rich, if it was. I tell them everything is based on their time and effort. Waiting 7 days could become complicated and would be demotivating to persons who want to sign up their friends and relatives quickly. Even if they sign up after the first or second presentation, their kit has to be ordered, so I give them some tapes to listen to and set another apointment with them to continue to learn more about the business and to learn how to use the Quixtar site. So they are getting more information even though they are signed up. Waiting 7 days would cause them to loose any momentum. If they change their mind about the business and decide not to do it, they can simply return the kit free of charge with the packing slip and the money will be credited to their cc account. I don't want to have to provide any list of IBO's locally. What if there are none locally and/or what if they got discouraged and are not doing much, but don't really want to leave the business. It is important for IBO's to talk with people who are successful. This is why there are meetings for IBO's to meet people in the business. Also when I am showing the business, I usually have one or more other IBO's with me for them to meet. I think if is infringing on anyone's privacy if names and phone numbers were given out. I guess I could handle it if my number was handed out to every prospect, but I don't think every IBO would even have the time to handle it. A litigation list is uncalled for. As long as I have been in the business, I have never had any exposure to any of these kinds of things. Why should a new prospect even have to think about it. There is so many positive things about the business to focus on and for someone to be able to make money, they need to focus on everything that is right and proven about the company. Disclosing the income of the average IBO as found in the SA4400 is sufficient. Again it's just too complicated to disclose that with every example shown in the marketing plan. I don't even stress huge incomes. I say they are possible and I know people making them, but let's think about something that is believable and and reasonable to start with as a goal againing stressing it all takes some time and effort. Again, I would be very upset in having to disclose my personal income with the business. Know one knows anything about anyone's income except by looking at lifestyle, why should it then be a requirement of the FTC that we disclose it to prospects. It's no different than showing someone your income tax report-would you do that?