A few years ago, Alex and Lisa Makanvand, of Pasadena, CA, were living a typical Main Street life. Alex had followed the conventional idea of the path to success – he’d gotten a good education followed by a corporate gig as an engineer. But, like so many others, the young family found themselves with too much month left at the end of their money.
“I made a decent income, but we were drowning financially with $52,000 in credit card debt,” recalls Alex. “We were barely making the minimum payments so when we heard about the Opportunity, we thought, ‘If we can just make a few hundred dollars for closing a single sale like our rep did, we can certainly make a dent in our debt load if we join on a part-time basis.’** That was our goal – to pay down our debt but what we found through the incredible leadership of our upline was a real opportunity to build a business.”
The first six years or so they were in the business, Alex says they laid the foundation for the successes they’re experiencing now – putting in 12-14 hours per day, 6-7 days per week. “A lot of our team has been with us from the start, so our successes are a result of us all growing and maturing in the business together,” reflects Alex.
Today, the Makanvands are proud to be numbered among Primerica’s million-dollar earners. In fact, they still can’t get over what an incredible feeling it is to be named among Primerica’s most successful business builders! “We are so honored and humbled to be at this level,” Alex says. “In a job you can work forever and never earn a million dollars. But At Primerica, anyone that wants to – and who puts in the work – has the opportunity to do so!”
Big congratulations, Alex and Lisa! You started out putting Primerica’s financial principles into action as you built it big and now you’re living the dream!
*Primerica income figures are based upon rolling 12‑month gross cash flow (including advances) as of July 2012. The cash flows stated are not intended to demonstrate the earnings of typical RVPs/representatives. Rather, the cash flows that have been cited reflect the potential that comes with building your business, and there is no guarantee that you will achieve any specific cash flow level. Most RVPs/representatives do not achieve the levels illustrated. In the 12‑month period ending in December 2011, Primerica paid a total of $504,514,944 in compensation to the sales force at an average of $5,544 per licensed representative. Average RVP earnings are typically higher. Actual gross cash flow is, among other factors, dependent upon the size and scale of a representative’s organization, the number of sales and the override spread on each sale, and the ability and efforts of you and your downlines. Having said this, Primerica provides a tremendous opportunity for individuals who work hard and who desire to develop a business with strong income potential.
**In Canada, the part-time opportunity is not available in all jurisdictions and, where it is available, may be subject to certain restrictions. 12PFS483