Is this a Pyramid Scheme?
No. Pyramid Schemes require you to pay a fee to get started and most of your money is earned by recruiting more people. With Fort Onyx, you don’t have to pay to get started and you don’t get paid when you recruit people into your downline. You only earn commission when translated books are sold.
Please see our blog post “Are We Just Another Pyramid Scheme?” for more information.
Why should I become an Acquisition Agent?
Becoming an Acquisition Agent allows you to make money in your spare time around your own schedule. The majority of your time will be spent reaching out to authors via online communication channels, which means that you can check your email, text, etc. throughout the day and reply at your convenience.
There are also no products to demonstrate and you don’t need to meet with potential clients in person unless it’s a major potential client. Some of your duties as an Acquisition Agent can even be performed while you’re at your current job.
Is this opportunity difficult?
It depends on the person. Some agents will reach out to 100 people per day (clients and / or potential downline) and some may only reach out to 100 people per week. The more people you reach out to, the faster you will build your client base and your downline.
We provide you with many of the tools needed to make your tasks easier, but it’s up to you to decide if and how to use them to your benefit.
How much does it cost to become an Acquisition Agent?
Nothing. That’s right. Joining Fort Onyx is 100% free. Please contact your upline for more information.
How much time do I realistically have to put in?
This isn’t a get rich quick scheme so you will have to put in some time and effort to grow your client base and downline.
- You will need time to find clients and gather their contact information. This can be done in your spare time from anywhere you have an active internet connection.
- You will need time to send out emails or slide into their DMs with your proposal.
- You will need time to speak to them if a client or downline prospect are interested in hearing more.
- You will need time to walk them through the process of submitting their book or becoming an agent.
- You will need time to submit their documents to our processing team.
- You will need time to meet with your team (online or in person).
How much time you are able and willing to put in is up to you.
Do I have to buy and stock inventory to sell?
No. We do not require you to buy, stock, or sell any inventory in order to earn commission.
Do I need to ask my family and friends to join my downline?
That’s up to you. We find that it is much easier to ask people that are already involved in the publishing industry and to approach people that have already expressed an interest in making money on the side.
How much money can I make as an Acquisition Agent?
The following chart shows what you will earn as a Fort Onyx agent. All commission is paid for the lifetime of the book as long as it remains under contract with Fort Onyx.
|5% Lifetime Residual||Client Book Sales|
|2.5% Lifetime Residual||Tier 1 Book Sales|
|2.5% Lifetime Residual||Tier 2 Book Sales|
|0.5% Lifetime Residual*||Compilation Referral|
*This bonus is paid out for every chapter for which your client is chosen. For example, if your client writes three chapters of a compilation, you will receive a 0.5% x 3 = 1.5% referral fee for every book sold for the lifetime of the book, as long as it remains under contract with Fort Onyx.
Other Potential Bonuses
From time to time other opportunities to earn additional commission may be presented. The following chart is subject to change at Fort Onyx’s sole discretion.
Is there a limit to the amount of money I can make?
No. There is no limit to the amount of money you can make. Earnings are determined by the number of translated books sold.
What is passive residual income?
Residual income means that you do the work once and you get paid forever whenever the sale of a translated book occurs.
Will becoming an Acquisition Agent make me rich?
We don’t make any guarantees of income. The amount of money you can make is unlimited, but it is based on the total number of book sales that you receive commission for. Some agents will make more money with fewer clients and some will make less money with more clients. Actual results may vary.
Will this opportunity lead to financial freedom?
Maybe. Financial freedom doesn’t happen overnight. It happens in gradual stages.
Starting off, the goal is to establish a steady stream of supplemental income. Your first target should be something small and easy to achieve, such as making enough money to pay your cell phone bill every month consistently. Rinse and repeat each time you achieve a new goal.
After reaching several of your personal financial goals, your income will be equivalent to having a part time. Having part time income that you don’t have to work for is a huge financial burden off of your shoulders. You’ll be able to save, invest, and enjoy life a little more.
Congrats! Once you reach this stage, you’re technically financially free… but only if your full time income is enough to cover all of your monthly wants and needs. Just remember, if you quit your full time job, you’ll be INSTANTLY cutting your income in half.
What type of training and support are available?
We currently offer an agent support site where you can ask question, converse with other agents, and attend online training classes throughout the week. As the network expands, more training and support services will become available.
Can I refer my own books?
Yes! If you’ve written a book, you can refer your own book for translation services. You’ll also receive your 5% referral bonus in addition to your regular author royalty of 60%.
What are the requirements to become a Partner?
To become a Partner you must meet two requirements:
- You must have a total of 3 books under contract. An example would be 1 client with 3 books that they want translated or 3 clients with 1 book each that they want translated.
- You must have 10 Acquisition Agents in your Tier 1, and each of those agents must have 1 book each under contract.
How fast can I grow my downline?
We want you to have the best chance at success possible. To this end, we’ve put several rules in place to prevent the focus from being on recruiting as many agents into your downline as possible.
|Clients Required||Max Tier 1 Downline|