Empower Network is a multi-level marketing company created by David Wood and David Sharpe on October 31st, 2011. Before I begin, I should tell you that I am not here to promote Empower Network because I truly believe that it is a 100% scam. In this article, I am going to explain in detail why Empower Network is a scam and why you should not join it. If you are thinking about joining Empower Network then this article is for you and I highly recommend that you finish reading it because if you do decide to join then you will regret that decision later on in life.
Before, I go over why Empower Network is a scam, let’s start out with a basic overview of Empower Network. Basically, you will pay a $25 fee to join Empower Network. What do you get? You will receive a blog and access to the Basic Training which is a set of 8 Training videos. These training videos don’t actually teach you anything. They are just “mindset” videos that motivate and brainwash you into thinking that Empower Network is a real opportunity. Most people who are brainwashed into joining Empower Network are new to the internet and don’t know how making money online actually works therefore they will be hurt the most once they realize that Empower Network is a scam and they’ve been fooled of their money.
The blog that you receive upon joining Empower Network is a limited version of WordPress. You can’t install any plugins or customize your Empower Network blog and you are forced to use the same theme as every other member of Empower Network. They tell you in the Basic Training that by simply blogging every day on your Empower Network blog that you will make money but that is a HUGE lie! The only people who will fall for this lie at first are the people who are new to the internet and believe anything that the gurus tell them.
The first reason why your Empower Network blog won’t earn you squat is because Empower Network is over saturated and many people have already heard about it and how it’s a scam. The second reason why your Empower Network blog won’t earn you anything is because of the Google Penguin 2.0 update. Basically, before this update, you would see many Empower Network blogs appear on the first page of Google for the same keyword, this is called domain name clustering. Pretty much, Google got rid of domain name clustering therefore it doesn’t matter how well you blog, you won’t get much favor from Google. And without Google on your side, your precious Empower Network blog won’t receive any traffic therefore you won’t earn any money by blogging.
Therefore, you are wasting $25 on a blogging system that has many flaws. You can just buy a domain name for $10 or less and get web hosting for $4 or less and install WordPress on it. Why would you pay $25 to have a limited / buggy version of WordPress that can’t even rank well on Google anymore?
Furthermore, what your recruiter probably won’t tell you is that you have to pay a $19.95 fee to become an affiliate with Empower Network in order to make money with their system. Therefore, you are spending $49.95 each month just so that you can make money by selling people thin air. So if you are a member of Empower Network for 12 months, you are spending $599.40 to have a blog and be an affiliate. Now compare that to buying a domain name for $10 / 1 year and spending $48 for a year of WordPress hosting? Which one sounds smarter?
Lastly, you do not even OWN your Empower Network blog, all of your content and everything is owned by Empower Network. A year from now, if you choose to have your own blog and hosting, you can always sell your blog on Flippa. You CAN’T do that with your Empower Network blog. Who would want to write good articles on a blog that they do not legally own? Not me! Furthermore, the person who will recruit you into Empower Network probably doesn’t even use their Empower Network blog!
Now then, you are spending $599.40 a year to be a Basic Member and Affiliate with Empower Network. Overall, you are wasting money and here’s where the fun begins. In the Basic Training videos, they will tell you to upgrade your membership to the Inner Circle for an extra $100 / month! They tell you that if you want to become successful and make a lot of money that you will have to join the Inner Circle. When you upgrade to the Inner Circle, you get access to more motivational videos that simply teach you how to sell Empower Network to other people and that you should upgrade to the Costa Recon Intensive for $500. They are very long videos and you probably won’t ever have time to watch them all. They tell you that you must upgrade in order to make money with Empower Network, isn’t that what they told you when you first joined Empower Network?! That if you join, you are going to make money, so why do you have to upgrade?
Anyway, as a member of the Inner Circle, you are spending $1799.40 a year to be in Empower Network. To be in the Inner Circle, you must pay $100, $25, and $19.95 every month. I don’t know about you but if you go on Warrior Forums, there are many people who would be happy to tell you exactly how you can turn $1799.40 into a lot of more money online. Because with Empower Network, there is no guarantee that you will make all of your money back! Before, I tell you about all of the other fees that you can pay to upgrade your account, I am going to tell you about how the Empower Network pyramid works:
Empower Network functions just like a pyramid scheme. The person at the top of the pyramid is the one who makes the most money, in this case, that would be David Wood and David Sharpe, the two co-founders of Empower Network. When you join Empower Network, you paid a $25 fee to join and a $19.95 fee to become an affiliate. Empower Network pays affiliates 100% commissions but it also functions like a pyramid therefore you aren’t making money from EVERY person that you recruit, some of the money that you make will go up to the person that recruited you into Empower Network.
The $25 that you spent to join Empower Network goes up to the person who recruited you into Empower Network. The 2nd, 4th, 6th and every 5th person after, that you recruit into Empower Network, the $25 from them doesn’t go to you, it goes to the person who recruited you into Empower Network. If no one recruited you into Empower Network then it goes to David Wood and David Sharpe, the two co-founders of Empower Network. The $25 from the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and so on, people that you recruit into Empower Network will go to you. Therefore, you are not only working for yourself but you are also working for the person who recruited you into Empower Network. And nowadays, Empower Network is very over saturated so it’s hard enough just to recruit one person into this pyramid. So you spend, $50 to join Empower Network therefore you have to make 3 sales in order to break even (make your money back) and 5 sales in order to make a profit during your first month as a Basic Member.
This business model also applies to the people that you’ve recruited into Empower Network. The very 1st sale that they make goes to them but the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and every 5th person after will go to you. But, don’t get confused, Empower Network is not newbie friendly meaning if you are new to making money online then it will be hard for you to make even one sale because Empower Network is very over saturated. The only people who are making good money are the gurus and people who already have established reputations online. And when I say good money, I mean an income that you can actually make a living off of.
Furthermore, when the people that you recruit upgrade to the Inner Circle, the $100 that they spend will go to you. Therefore, the person who recruited you into Empower Network will probably nag you all of the time that you need to upgrade to the Inner Circle. Empower Network is a pyramid scheme that revolves around other people’s money.
Further upgrades within Empower Network include the Costa Recon Intensive for $500, the 15k Formula for $1,000, and the Master’s Retreat for $3,500. Don’t get fooled! All of these upgrades are things that you can probably find a free equivalent elsewhere online! The only thing that you will really obtain when you upgrade is the ability to make more money off of the people in your downline.
Empower Network will pay you recurring commissions meaning if you have 10 people in your downline who are all basic members, you will get $25 from each of them every month. But, don’t get fooled. It’s hard just to get 1 person in your downline and they can always get a refund within their first 3 days or quit unexpectedly after realizing that this is a pyramid scheme and scam. Most people in Empower Network don’t make more than $200 a month. That is $1,200 a year, you can make more money than that by working at McDonalds. Furthermore, if you are a Basic Member who is only making $200 a month with Empower Network, remember that you are SPENDING $50 to make $150. Furthermore, you aren’t really making $150!
As a member of Empower Network, you have to pay hefty merchant fees so out of the $150 profit that you’ve made, you have to pay a hefty fee meaning only about $100 will go into your bank account. Why spend so much time and effort to make $100 knowing that you could lose that recurring commission at any time if the people in your downline quit Empower Network which they will eventually. Do you really think people will stick around with this business model 2-3 years from now? Very unlikely. People in Empower Network will spend literally all of their day just to make 1 sale or no sales at all… Why work so much for so little? What do you gain out of that? The only people who will be with Empower Network 2-3 years from now are the gurus who are already at the top and making a lot of money. Eventually, once Empower Network dies out, the gurus will also quit BUT they will continue to make money since gurus already have established their online identities and don’t need to follow a system in order to be successful. What you should be doing is working on becoming a guru and establishing your online identity.
Ask yourself this, do you really want to be involved in such a shady business model such as the Empower Network? The Empower Network is not a real way to make money online. You aren’t going to make six figures or become the millionaire that you want to be with Empower Network, so move along.
If you actually want to earn money online then you are going to need a blog and you are going to need PROPER training that is not a scam. I highly recommend that you sign up for this training program (DotComSecrets X) instead of Empower Network. It only costs $1 and it provides way better training then Empower Network does. Compare that to Empower Network where you will be spending $600+ a year at minimum, receive a limited WordPress blog, and earn less than people who work at McDonalds. Empower Network does more harm than good, so don’t waste your time and money with them. Start your own blog and create your own online prescence. Doing so is the right way to make money online!