Name: Empower Network
Owners: David Wood & David Sharpe
Price: $25 + Majore Up-sells
Most people consider this the biggest network marketing scam and some think it's the best thing since sliced bread. In this Empower Network review, I will be showing you what this network marketing giant has to offer and why they give network marketing a bad name.
The Empower Network is one big hype and if you haven't come across these guys before, here are a couple of things you need to look out for. You don't want to be like 90% of the company that is trying to recruit and try to even make back what they lost from “going all in”.
Yes I have tried the Empower Network and I did go “all in”. I didn't try to recruit anyone, but I did cut my losses and I actually found a legit way to make money online, which has definitely got me back all the money that I lost with the Empower Network.
FYI: This is not a sob story on how the Empower Network made my life miserable.
What is the Empower Network?
The Empower Network is a network marketing business that has changed the whole approach towards your traditional network marketing business model. They were founded in 2011, by David Wood and David Sharpe, who love to be known as the “bad asses” when it comes to network marketing.
They are the fastest growing business that has ever walked the face of the network marketing world, but has now lost steam. With them dying down, there is a butt load of other companies out there trying to copy the same marketing scheme that started all this nonsense.
So what built the hype for companies like this? Why is it such a BIG deal? I will show you what all the fuss is about as I go through the whole Empower Network madness.
Who is the Empower Network For?
This was a big reason behind all the fuss with the Empower Network. Rather than just targeting a specific group of people, they targeted everyone and their mothers!
The Empower Network is really for someone looking to build a network marketing business, looking to supplement an existing income or someone who is looking to quit their good ole j-o-b. Pretty typical huh?
Along with network marketing or multilevel marketing, you know this breed of people is going to need to be able to talk to people and also do the whole recruiting BS that comes with the package.
Although, they will try to tell you that you don't need to do any cold calling or face to face marketing, you know it's coming. So please don't think that you're going to sign people up by doing nothing, because this is no different than any other MLM business you've seen.
In all honesty, this program is targeting the already failed online marketer, in a way to show them “a better” way to make money online. Now how did they do this?
This my friend is what all the fuss is about and is also what has caused so many people to invest so much money into this business. As an online marketer, hearing the sound of that will make anyone drop what they're doing.
Nowadays, these companies are a dime a dozen. There is probably another one being launched as we speak. All they do is mix a couple of numbers around and add a couple of training videos to it, and voila! You have the next 100% commission scheme.
I really have nothing against any company promoting 100% commissions, but what is it that they're promoting? Training on how to promote them is not a product.
Believe me guys, they are all over the place. This is just a handful, but I do recommend that you stay away from them unless you have thousands of dollars to throw away.
Marketing Training & More Marketing Training
As a member of the Empower Network, you will be doing a bunch of learning, and more learning, and more learning. What is it that you will be learning, you might ask? Let's just say you will be learning how to market any product “you choose”.
If you earn 100% commissions from Empower Network products, why would you want to promote anything else? I literally jumped into the Empower Network after talking to someone I was associated with before I gave online marketing a 2 year break. Boy was I stupid!
If you know anything about the Empower Network products, you will know that they are not cheap. Alright, enough about this BS and let's dive a little deeper into this.
How Does the Whole Process Work?
When you signup with the Empower Network, you will of course get hit with the $25 blogging platform access. Let me just tell you that, that is just the start of your money flowing out of your bank account, IF of course you do sign up.
Can I just give you a little reminder, before we continue? Okay, cool. Ahm. Okay, let me just tell you that I can commission off of this, and take all of your money, if you do signup under me, but I have chosen NOT to promote this company, and for personal reasons at that. Now let's get more into this review.
The Products & Their Scheme
♦ The Blog Beast ($25)
The first thing you will encounter when you become a member for $25 is access to the EN blog. Here you will get their fast start checklist, which I did download and you will have a couple of tasks to complete.
Once you're in their blogging platform, for you to promote on their spammed blog, you will of course go through the training that comes along with it and what will you see? A big fat promotion for their first up-sell.
I really have nothing against a good old fashioned up-sell, but for ANY make money from home program you have got to be kidding me. Shouldn't you learn how to make money from the start?
After you're done paying your $25 for this blog, you will be hit with this up-sell and it is actually pretty stupid how they have this whole thing set up.
♦ The Inner Circle Audios ($100)
Let me just tell you that you already have access to this product, but you will have to pay for it, in order for you to get paid for it. So what is it that you're paying for? Absolutely nothing!
Here you will have access to different audios from successful members in the business, which are mostly online gurus, that know exactly what they're doing and will be the ones cashing in on the sales.
A hundred dollars for audios? That is insane! what's even crazier, is the fact that you already have access to it in the first place. But guess what? You sill have to pay for it anyways, if of course you want to make money off of it.
♦ The E-Wallet ($20)
This is one of the very hidden fees that you will not know about, until you are trying to figure out how you are going to get paid. I mean $20? That is just too much of a monthly fee to pay for products that cost less than a hundred dollars.
This is the way you will get paid though, so no E-Wallet = no payday for you.
♦ The Costa Rica Intensive ($500)
Here is the first part of the big money buying and boy does it get worse. I know I mentioned that you will be getting training, training, and more training, but did you really think I was kidding?
With the Costa Rica Intensive, you will be bombarded with more training and more sales videos, which of course will promote the next up-sell. Let me show you how this product leads right into the next, so please pay attention.
When you buy this product or even the first product, you will feel so much pressure into buying the next product. They designed this really well and it definitely got me to go all in.
Great job in getting this product and blah blah blah, but don't forget that if someone buys the next product and you don't have it yet, the sale will go to your up-line. You don't want that to happen now do you? So please, newbie, go all in! That is how it works and that is how people are losing so much money.
♦ The 15K Formula ($1000)
Didn't I tell you it was going to get worse? Well, this is actually the one that I was really interested in, because all the damn members were talking about how this product is the one that you must buy if you REALLY want to make money online.
Everything is covered in the 15K formula, so you need to get it. Mind you, I didn't even finish half the training that I already purchased. Talk about information overload.
So what is in the 15K formula? if you guessed training, then pat yourself on the back.
♦ The Master's Course ($3500)
This right here is what you REALLY must buy if you REALLY want to make money with the Empower Network. Man, I was already broke up to this point, until I realized what was really happening.
Okay, this one actually comes with a little more than just training, but it is NOT worth no $3500! You will get more training as well as some squeeze pages and little party favors to make you more money.
This is when I realized that I really had nothing to sell to anyone but a bunch of marketing videos. This is when I had to stop the bleeding. Thousand dollar products that aren't tangible is just not my thing. This just leads to the mother of all network marketing nonsense, which is actually something that I wanted to attend.
♦ Live Events ($197)
I still want to attend one of these events, because it is just such an experience. I have been to some (free) and I just like being around like minded people and people that want to do more than just sit at a desk.
I know I sound like a hypocrite, but I just love doing business, no matter what it is. I do affiliate marketing, they do network marketing. To each his own.
* The Empower Network puts some of your payments on hold for at least 6 months
The Income Disclaimer
Every online opportunity MUST have one of these and this is something that will make you see how this business is not for everyone. As you can see, a good 60%company is making pennies and it is actually below other network marketing averages. This is actually a screenshot that I took from my back office, so don't think I pulled that out of my behind.
You can also see that 1% is actually making a good annual salary (80k) while a good -1% is making amazing amounts of money, which is of course, a handful of people. Literally.
The Creation of Teams
I forgot one very important piece of this network marketing scheme, but I will definitely not leave it out. On one of these so called “teams”, they actually tell their members to get a credit card so they can go all in or they will miss out on crazy commissions. Did you not see the income disclaimer?
Can you imagine everyone doing this? One at a time, by the thousands, people will be falling in debt, just because someone else wants to make money. This is not even the main reason these teams were created either.
These teams were created so that the Empower Network members can dodge Facebook's security system, so they can promote it. If you try and put in an Empower Network link, it won't be allowed, because they are considered spam. That is how crazy this whole thing has become.
The Pros & Cons
Although I can tell you everything I don't like about something, there always has to be something good about it right? Not so much, at least for make money online programs.
- Great marketing training (not for thousands of dollars though)
- Awesome people involved with this business
- Too pricey
- Too many hidden fees
- Too many up-sells
- No access to the owners
- No free trial
- You have to pay to get paid
- Is recruiting
- Is spam
- Did I say pricey?
The Final Verdict and Why I am No Longer an Empower Network Member
I really don't like bashing companies and I like to see the good in everything I do a review in. With this business, it's usually you love em or hate em. In my case, I'm going to be neutral.
I definitely would NOT recommend this to anyone, but it is totally up to you. If you're willing to spend thousands of dollars and you know for a fact that you can recruit enough people to get your money back, then go for it.
If you are not familiar with network marketing and you have zero marketing skills, then DO NOT even think about it. This business is for people that are very experienced and know what they're doing.
The price alone, is way too much for marketing training, I don't care what anyone says. It is NOT worth thousands of dollars, period. I have done some of the training so trust me, it is NOT worth it.
I hope you enjoyed this Empower Network review and hopefully this has helped you decide on whether or not you should join the Empower Network. Please leave a comment, I don't care if you agree or not. Cheers!