5LINX Review: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

5LINX Review: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

By Kristen S.

This is my unbiased 5LINX review.  I am not affiliated in any way with 5LINX.

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5LINX is a direct selling telecommunications services company (similar to ACN and the like).  The company provides everything from cellular phones and plans, to satellite TV service to the company’s own GLOBALINX® VoIP services. 

The “Good”…

I have a lot of “goods” in this 5LINX review.  There is a lot of positives to this company.

First, it has been in business since 2001 and is being run by a solid management team.  It has shown itself to be a solid company with a solid track record.  Also, I read a number of reviews complimenting the company’s “support” of its distributors.

Another “good” for me in terms of this 5LINX review is that it is an MLM you can get into with somewhat of a limited investment.  It costs anywhere from about $99 to $499 to join this company, but there is no “inventory” or “samples” to buy. 

The products themselves get a qualified “good” in this 5LINX review as well.  5LINX is known to be a “front runner” among the video phone market, and 5LINX’s flagship product — its GLOBALINX® VoIP services — is a good and marketable product.

Also, certainly phone, Internet and telecom services are something which virtually everyone uses to some extent. So the potential customer pool is incredibly massive. 

The “Bad”…

The biggest downside to marketing 5LINX — and really my only major “bad” in this 5LINX review — is that telecom is a very competitive business, and 5LINX really offers no product that has a significant competitive advantage over others.  This can make it somewhat more difficult to market.

Please do not mistake this being in the “bad” part of this review to mean that 5LINX is not a good business or that its products aren’t marketable.  One absolutely CAN build a successful and profitable network marketing business around this company.

My other “bad” in this 5LINX review is that the comp plan is not clearly described or layed out on the company’s website.  By all accounts, the company’s compensation plan is good and competitive, but one would not know that solely by going to the company’s website.

The “Ugly”…

Of course, no matter how good a company is — or how good its products, compensation package or management team are — unless you understand how to market that business properly, you are likely to fail over the long-term. The “bug your friends, family and co-workers” approach simply does not work as a business building model, and this is the way virtually every network marketing company teaches people to build their business.

So finding good education, and understanding what it takes to attract quality, targeted prospects, is an essential piece of the puzzle. Assuming you do that, then ACN would be a company I would recommend.

At the end of the day, my 5LINX review comes down to this: 5LINX is a good company, but the bottom line is that you are mostly marketing commodities which compete with some of the biggest companies in the world.