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Sales Executive
SALES EXECUTIVE (Former Employee), Austin, TXAugust 11, 2014
Pros: make your own hours
Cons: great pay
Selling of Advertising ads which promotes barton living area and surrounding community
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Great opportunity!
Area Director (Current Employee), Baton Rouge, LAJuly 17, 2014
Pros: n2 gives you all of the tools and training you need to succeed, but you have to apply yourself, it’s not a “show up and collect a check” job, you have to be disciplined and you have to work, earning potential in incredible, company culture is unlike any i have ever experienced, and they do what they say.
Cons: initial ramp up time without income can be a challenge if you don’t have funds to support yourself, this has changed somewhat because of cross selling into other publications, but you still need to plan accordingly.
N2 has a plug and play system that works. I've been in publishing for 30 years, N2 has everything in place: layout, production, printing, mailing and billing. The ongoing training and support is awesome.
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Amazing Company Culture
Area Sales Director (Current Employee), Bakersfield, CAJune 24, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule, in charge of your own income, ability to spend more time with your children, able to do a job you truly enjoy
Cons: no health benefits
I have had a great experience working with N2. It started off as a job, and I now consider them close friends and family. I have one publication in print for a year and a half, launching my second one, and am a publishing assist to several magazines across the country. I enjoy the positive mentors and team members that share my outlook on life in general, – more... and their value on family. – less
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Love this job and the people!
Area Director (Former Employee), Fernandina, FLJune 10, 2014
Pros: superior coaching & leadership, flexibility, income potential
Cons: it gets easier the more i do it, but cold calling was hard in the beginning.
Working at N2 has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. I love the connection that our program brings to communities. The training and support is phenomenal. I work hard and can play hard with my family because of the compensation and flexibility of my schedule.
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Good potential, but not for many & sometimes lied to
Area Director (Former Employee), INJune 6, 2014
Pros: mostly set your own schedule, high steady income after going to print
Cons: no pay or compensation until you go to print, poor training, overhiring
If you have alot of money saved up (preferably retired or living off a spouse income) & have alot of good business contacts in your large city, this may be a good job for you. You get to make your own schedule for the most part, but there are many setbacks that may prevent you from being successful. I was lied to by telling me that if I worked hard, – more... I could be earning a steady income in 10 weeks. That sounds good, but theres alot of factors that may prevent you from that depending on the city you're in. After working for a few months, I realized that it would take nearly a year or more without income to go to print because my territory had too many sales directors or previous sales directors that had called or met with most of the businesses in the area. It was basically a waste of my time & money.

Training/Support is very important to any job & thats where this is lacking now. They make you visit one of their training conferences (usually have to fly to) before starting where you have to pay for your own way there & hotel stay. They talk about how great the company is for one day & then spend the next couple days reading their training manual to you & sharing a few stories. Then you're handed a few sample books & a few training cd's & told to go do it. No field experience or anything. They have daily 30 minute "training" calls where the majority of them are spent talking about the great lifestyle that someone in print is leading now & how much they had to struggle to get there. Occasionally a call will contain some good training tips, but most of them feel like a waste of time.

Some areas of the country are probably better than others (if you have a few experienced people around you that are willing to help train you & aren't just looking out for themselves). & occasionally they hire way too many area directors for your area so you end up just calling alot of the same businesses over & over & annoying them to the point where no one wants to meet with you because there's no tracking of activity between team members in the same city. & then when you do meet with businesses, the prices of the publication combined with the fact that only long term contracts are allowed make this a very hard sale (unless you know the business contact already) because they've never heard of you. It has the potential to be a good business, but they need to lower their prices a bit, allow a little shorter contract (6 months) to build trust first, & hire a trainer in each territory that will spend time with each new or struggling employee.

Oh & a typical week is make 50-150 cold calls to businesses & try to schedule appointments to meet with their owner for Tuesday-Friday. & usually there will be an hour long team meeting if your territory has enough employees where you discuss hot leads & what you could have done better on appointments – less
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Important Details are left out up front
Area Director Candidate (Former Employee), AlabamaMay 31, 2014
Pros: not many
Cons: no cost help, they are not honest
There are many aspects of this position that n2 doesn't tell you up front. They tell you from day 1 it is your business you own it until the week before publishing your newsletter then you must sign a contract such that they can even claim your cell phone number. They tell you it is a job you can work part-time but then that isn't totally true either. – more... They actually wrote an email to me before going to print saying I was worth zero to them, and stated it three times. I had closed 25 contracts and was still working and they found out just what 0 looks like in this market. I refuse to associate with people who would tell a person "you're worth zero to us." – less
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SO IN LOVE WITH N2!!!!
Area Director (Current Employee), Mercer Island, WAMay 9, 2014
Pros: i can set my own schedule, and i have complete control over how much money i make, i can use my creativity to help produce a truly high quality, amazing publication that the residents love, the most incredible training program i have ever experienced, and they continuously develop their team, i am constantly inspired, i can truly trust the leadership team, i can't remember ever thinking a company makes me want to be a better person, but this one truly does.
Cons: haven't found any yet.
I started working at N2 after working for myself in the SEO field. I wanted to get out there and talk to people again, instead of just sitting behind a computer writing SEO copy. I can honestly say this is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I am growing as a person, not just professionally. I am helping bring people together. I am helping – more... businesses get in front of their target market. I am growing both spiritually and mentally. It's hard work but it is so gratifying. – less
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An okay starter job
Graphic Designer (Current Employee), WilmingtonApril 6, 2014
Pros: Working from home every other day, flexible hours, socials and catered lunch once a month, two weeks paid time off around Christmas, monthly meetings that boost moral, recognition of hard workers, growth within the company, potential for advancement, co-workers are friendly.

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As a designer the work is not creatively challenging, the deadlines – more... are extremely tight, and there is almost zero time for exploring good design. Working in the office can feel isolating because almost everyone stays at their desks. Currently no benefits, but they are working on getting health care/retirement in the future. Pay isn't the greatest especially when in the first 90 day period of being hired.

As a designer, if you don't really care that much about good design then you should definitely consider this job. But, if you are the kind of designer who's ambition in their career is to constantly learn, improve your skills, and create stunning work, then this job is not for you, and I grantee you will become frustrated with the way N2 designs their ads and publications.

Over all this is a really good job straight out of college for entry level designers without a lot of experience. Don't expect to be designing anything deserving of an ADDY or AIGA award. These definitely are not cutting edge design publications. – less
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Finally have a Career
Area Director (Current Employee), Pleasanton, CAMarch 18, 2014
Pros: flexible work schedule, unlimited income potential, time off when i choose, giving back to a community, feeling appreciated by my peers and leaders
Cons: i find myself working all the time, but i love it!
I came from very corporate environments and never worked in Sales before. It's been an incredible experience working with N2. It's such a blessing to have someone care and nurture me to the strong sales person that I am today. I can't say enough about how wonderful I think the training program is and I feel great about the work that I do in my communities. – more... This has been a win for my residents, a win for my business partners, and a win for me and my family. I finally feel at peace with my work. I'm not worried that my job will be eliminated or if I'll get a raise because I control both of those factors. I'm at peace with my life and I finally feel like I have a career vs having a job. – less
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My 7 Years with N2 Publishing
Area Sales Director (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INFebruary 19, 2014
Pros: complte training, ongoing coaching, field training, cross selling, conferences
Cons: 4 to 8 week learning curve for new area directors
My results have been a direct reflection of my efforts. As I have strayed from the proven program, I have seen my results/performance decline. When I applied the program fully then I have seen my results increase dramatically. I have seen the same pattern at all the levels I have been involved with.
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Solid company with incredible leadership!
Area Sales Director (Current Employee), Clearwater, FLNovember 25, 2013
Pros: flexibility, support, tools, training, leaders, income potential, i could go on and on.....
Cons: the only con is that you do not get paid while in ramp up; however, we are seeing a change in that too with all the cross selling into other publications. now, adc's have the opportunity to earn money while they are ramping up their own publications.
I have been working at N2 Publishing full-time for more than a year. Everything is amazing and I’m so happy I am one of the people who have been experiencing financial freedom and job satisfaction. I love the flexibility, income potential, support from the management, etc.
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“Excellent career opportunity for the Entrepreneur....but not for everyone”
Area Director (Current Employee), Wilmington, NCNovember 22, 2013
Pros: financial freedom, flexibility
Cons: getting through the initial 3-6 months without income can be a challenge for some. personally, i would do that in a second over paying $350k for a franchisee that may or may not work.
I just celebrated one year working with N2 Publishing. Prior to N2, I had owned a well known national franchise. I already make more than I did with my previous business which I had for 7 years. Before, I was chained to my store and found that I had basically purchased a job. With N2, I truly have flexibility in my schedule. I am coaching my sons' soccer – more... team which I never could have done before. Working as an Area Director and publishing a monthly magazine is not easy work, it takes dedication, commitment, and a strong work ethic. This job requires the ability to be self motivated and consistent and the ability to work the initial 3-6 months with no income. I love that my compensation is a direct result of my work. The harder I work the more I make. If you are self motivated and willing to consistently work hard, you can earn an incredible income without sacrificing your family in the process. – less
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The most positive, family-oriented company I've ever worked for.
Area Director (Current Employee), Bakersfield, CANovember 20, 2013
Pros: you have full control of your own salary, weekly schedule, and vacation time.
Cons: sometimes, depending on the day of your deadline each month, it falls on a weekend or holiday.
I have been working at N2 Publishing full-time for more than 3 years. I would say that I have full control of my own salary, weekly schedule, and vacation time.

I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company.
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Is N2 Too Good To Be True
Area Director (Current Employee), Wichita, KSNovember 13, 2013
Pros: flexible schedule, uncapped income
Cons: there aren't really many cons that i have experienced.
I have been with N2 for just about two years now. I joined N2 shortly after graduating college. This company has ruined me from ever wanting to join the corporate America work environment ever again, because of the amazing opportunity to essentially run my own business and earn a fantastic income. They care about the well being of every single Area – more... Director, even as the company continues to blossoms in size each year.

When I first interviewed for the job, I though that this might be "Too good to be true, N2 possessed everything I was looking for," but shortly after joining, I saw it was everything I was looking for and more: Christian-based, Flexible schedule, uncapped income, a job that I looked forward to every day, something to challenge myself and my abilities and the opportunity for advancement within the company.

Another aspect I like about N2 is that if you are willing to put in the work, you can decide how much you want to make every year. Where else does that happen? It usually takes people 10,20,30 years to make what many of our employees make every year. We operate by the "Work smarter, Not Harder" mentality. This does not mean that it is easy or will be handed to you, but if you are willing to put in the effort, the results will follow.

Vacations! I love traveling and spending time with family and friends, so I wanted the freedom to do that, which is very limited in today's job market. While being with N2, I have been able to travel and take off close to seven weeks in a year's time. Without N2 and the financial stability, I wouldn't have been able to do that.

The Leadership. This company has amazing men and women leading the company. There is
constant growth happening and I have been blessed to be apart of it all.

The Product is another reason I work for N2, they produce an exceptional product and I get to meet and form relationships with people every single day. – less
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Everything about this company..from the leadership to the actual product itself is amazing.
Area Director (Current Employee), Seattle, WANovember 11, 2013
Pros: great leadership, great products
Cons: none - love everything about this company
If you listen and do what is outlined, there is no way you can fail. Do not get me wrong...it's work to get to print and there are ups and downs but what anything worth having is worth working for.
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What a great opportunity!
Area Director (Current Employee), Annapolis, MDOctober 8, 2013
Pros: great people, great opportunity
Cons: none to speak of. i love the opportunity that n2 provides. everything is amazing!
I love the product!
I love the opportunity!
I love the people (n2/community/business)!
When can you start a new business in a new market and in 10 weeks raise the revenue to cover your costs for 26 months. That is amazing!
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Area Director
Area Director (Current Employee), Mercer Island, WAOctober 1, 2013
Pros: income potential, flexibility
Cons: the ramp up period without an income. make sure to have about 4 months of income saved up.
Flexible schedule, the sky is the limit in terms of income potential, meeting great people in both the community and within N2, great and consistent training, and so you don't feel like you're on an island by yourself.
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Dream Job
Area Director (Former Employee), Tulsa, OKSeptember 30, 2013
Pros: flexibility, unlimited opportunities
I absolutely love the flexibility of my position. There is no other job "out there" in which you can begin your own business with minimum start up cost. The training and tools provided to help you become successful is outstanding. There are unlimited opportunities with N2 publishing. I believe this company's greatest asset are the people. The leaders – more... in this company genuinely care about your growth and success in building your business. And, I love the company's mission statement....to build a company that honors God and strengthens family. – less
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Success at N2
Area Director (Former Employee), Wichita, KSSeptember 27, 2013
Pros: financial freedom, management support
I so enjoy working for N2. It is the opportunity of a life time to work for a fabulous Christian-centered company, who actually cares about their employees. I love owning my own business and the freedom that provides as well as a corporate support system to help you grow and expand your business. It is the best of both corporate and self employed worlds.
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Great company, great leadership!
Area Director (Former Employee), Huntsville, ALSeptember 23, 2013
Pros: flexibility, management support, financial freedom
Cons: none to speak of.
I like being self employed while at the same time enjoying the benefits of the product and service that N2 supplies. They handle all the graphic design and newsletter layout, direct mailing to residents, and billing all my advertisers. This allows me to do and stay focused on what I do best -SELL!

About N2 Publishing

OUR MISSION & OBJECTIVE To build a nationwide company that honors God, strengthens the family, and creates financial wealth – Read more