Empower Network review: legit or a scam?
My definitive Empower Network review. Big deal, right? Why read mine?
No cheerleading, no intentional controversy, just real insights that go beyond what’s obvious.
I’ll keep it groovy like a drive-in movie. Promise.
In stupid-simple terms, what is it?
Two things. First, and I do hope you’re sitting down, there are products.
Yep, go figure.
“So it’s not just a recruiting scheme?”
Nope. More on that in a sec.
The products range from a viral blogging platform to high-level marketing training.
They’re designed to help anyone sell more of anything using the latest and greatest internet marketing strategies.
I repeat: contrary to what some say, this is not all about reselling Empower.
I want you to understand what you’d potentially be buying and how it could help you in whatever type of business you’d like to promote online.
Second, it’s a business opportunity.
This is optional. No one’s holding a gun to your head, telling you to resell the Empower Network products (or else).
Many people — myself included — choose to.
Others are straight customers and only use the products to boost pre-existing businesses.
Some do both.
Despite this, critics might have you believe there’s “no product” or that the tools and information you’re purchasing are overpriced. Or whatever else they come up with.
I’ll put it like this:
Even the most cutting-edge tools and the most mind-blowing marketing how-to’s can’t build a business for you.
Coming from someone who’s spent tens of thousands of dollars on coaching, seminars, courses, software, and such, I can easily say the Empower Network products over-deliver, big time.
Assuming you’re willing to devote time and hustle, and you’re not a complete moron who’s viewing this as a magic bullet, you’ll come out the other end a better person and much improved marketer.
Now, the primary driving force behind those types of results is Empower’s compensation plan.
Again, this is only relevant to those who plan on reselling the Empower Network products, but it’s worth mentioning…
Here’s why it’s so powerful:
- Low-priced entry point (appealing to any budget)
- Big ticket products (allow for huge paydays)
- 100% commissions on 4/5 products, minus pass-ups
- Profit from product sales, recurring commissions, pass-ups (major leverage)
Still, there are downsides:
- Slightly confusing, especially to network marketing newbies
- Pass-up your 2nd, 4th, 6th and every 5th sale of each product
- Incur processing fees, plus 10% is kept as a “holdback” for 6 months
Watch Dave Wood to learn more about the Empower Network compensation plan.
Need a refill yet?
Hand me your cup if you’re thirsty.
Okay, by now, you should understand what the Empower Network is all about.
You should know their products inside and out.
You should understand their compensation plan. Well, only if you’re thinking about becoming an affiliate and participating in the biz opp.
You should also appreciate the fact that I’m a real guy who’s leveraged the Empower Network to totally transform his life, in almost every way imaginable.
And I did this:
… starting from scratch.
… with almost no list.
… using only free traffic.
… without hitting up a single family member or friend.
… without using hype or trying to sell products to “just anyone.”
I had no advantages, no name, no momentum, no team that I brought over from another MLM, nothing.
I did it all right here, on this innocent-looking blog.
I took this baby from zero to what should be over $40,000 this month (August 2013) in about 8 months.
So, no hater, naysayer, pessimist or cynic can convince me that the Empower Network is anything but the very best experience I’ve ever had in terms of business building, personal growth, and social support.
But it ain’t all cherries and berries.
And not everyone out there is singing the same song I am.
Why is that?
Why do you see headlines crying “scam,” “ripoff,” or other?
If my journey has been nothing but incredible, then how in the world can others be experiencing the exact opposite?
Good questions. Now it’s time for the other side of the coin.
And this, in my opinion, is the greatest red flag to consider when deciding whether or not to join Empower Network: the negative publicity.
It’s not quite what you think though.
As I explained, most of the trash talking is not really what it appears to be. More often than not, it’s fueled by the same ulterior motive as the ultra pitchy reviews put out by greedy affiliates — money, duh.
Read that post, but just to recap:
There’s as much to gain from writing an over-the-top “hate review” about the Empower Network as there is to gain from an overly-hypey one.
In both cases, the end goal is the same. Eyeballs and sales.
Only, the haters will ‘conveniently’ suggest an alternative to Empower Network, after effectively scaring the living hell outta you about even considering joining.
And hey, I’m not saying the Empower-Network’s-the-greatest-thing-since-sliced-bread pieces are any better.
I’m just pointing out that there are biases either way.
So take everything with a massive grain of salt when doing your due diligence on the internet.
Back to my point.
Which is this: it’s not what the critics are saying that you need to worry about; it’s whether or not you want to involve yourself with a project that comes with this sorta baggage.
That’s what I struggled with.
I knew, after getting all-in and going through the products, that I could feel good about promoting them.
What took some time was learning how to still feel good about promoting them, when it meant attaching my name and reputation to something so polarizing.
In the end, I decided I was gonna go with my gut, rather than bend important decisions around what others might think.
Every day I wake up, I’m grateful I did.
Not saying it’s automatically the right move for you, but for me, that pivotal decision upgraded my entire life.