|Received:||6/27/2006 9:42:02 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been involved with Quixtar since November 2005. I did a lot of research online about Quixtar and the business opportunity before registering. I was fully aware of the income potential and that there would be a lot of hard work involved and that my income would be based on my efforts. I fully explain this to all prospects and encourage them to do their own research. I believe it would hinder my business if prospects were required to wait 7 days before registering. I don't believe this would benefit the prospect either. I think it would be extremely unfair if I had to provide a list of local IBOs for my prospects to contact. One reason would be the risk of them registering with another IBO after I had done all the work and provided them with all the information. I typically introduce prospects to other people in my organization both at open meetings and through individual meetings. This way, they are able to talk to other people about their experiences in the business and ask questions and just get to know people who will be helping them build their business. I do not typically tell prospects what I am making in this business for several reasons. I don't think people should compare what they are making. The results come from hard work. Some people make a lot of money because they work very hard. Other people do not put any effort into their business and, therefore, don't make any money. So I don't think it is fair to compare earnings or to disclose what I am earning. I don't show people my pay check from my job and I don't think I should be required to show them financial records of my earnings with Quixtar either. I do provide prospects with the average income calculations provided by Quixtar and explain that these are averages and as an IBO, that level of income is not guaranteed. I think it would be extremely burdensome to be required to provide a litigation list to prospects. This could be misleading because there are many frivolous lawsuits filed every year. Also, it would be extremely difficult to be able to keep up with all of this information. I wouldn't even know how to obtain all this information. There are so many courts in this country, it would be impossible to keep track of everything going on in every court.