Name: The Empower Network
Owner: David Wood
Price: $25 – $3,000
Overall Rating: 1/5 Stars
This has got to be one of the most controversial sites on the web, if not the most. This review of the Empower Network is not to bash or boast about the company, but rather to give you the facts on what this program is really about.
Yes, I was a member of the Empower Network and yes, I went “all in”. I think with that being said, you can expect nothing but the truth from a former member.
What is the Empower Network?
Plain and simple, network marketing/multi-level marketing. For some of you, you’ve come across the Empower Network from Ray Kakuda or someone else who advertised it on the internet.
Back when they first started, you can find its members through their blog, but these days, that’s not so much the case, as things have definitely changed.
I really don’t see how nothing tangible can be worth thousands of dollars. You will get a bunch of marketing videos and audios showing you how to market ANY business out there.
Now when you have a product that offers crazy commissions, what do you really think you will try and use this training for? If you guessed the Empower Network, step up to claim your prize.
Let me just tell you that I used to listen to these audios when I would go on my morning runs, until I realized what I really got myself into.
The Blog Beast was a complete flop. This blogging platform stuff does not work anymore. Back in the day, this way of getting rankings with your blog posts used to work, but Google has definitely cracked down on this and these blogging platforms got hit hard.
Now, you will need to put in the work with your own blogs, if you want to get any kind of rankings in the search engine, which is why I always suggest creating your own online business.
If you were to even target any keywords that were to be around the “making money online” area, you can expect to not only be ranked, but also not to find the beast at the top of the rankings.
Before, you can see EN posts at the top, but not only have they gone down in rank, but they are no where to be found. Unique content and your own blog will always win. Always.
Have you ever heard the phrase “death by powerpoint”? I was in the Army, so that was something that was used when we would have to sit through these classes that lasted all day.
With EN, the so called trainings can go for over an hour, with nothing but David Wood standing next to a whiteboard with the birds chirping in the background.
Marketing 101 my friend, that’s all it is. You will spend most of the time learning about how much you can make if you get people to join you and your team, rather than learning how to make money.
Say Goodbye to 100% Commissions
These don’t exist anymore. This was a big change and I think I know why. The owners want more money! The $25 was cool for a while, but with the numbers dropping like flies, they need to find a way to make more money.
Back when EN first started, that was what made sales a lot easier to come by. As an affiliate marketer, 100% commissions is definitely not going to happen unless it is associated with some type of network marketing business.
The thing that people tend to forget is that when you do make these high ticket sales, it is going to be a one time deal and that is it.
You get your big payday, but don’t expect to get that over and over again. If you do remain a member, you can cash in on the $125 which every member pays, just to be qualified in earning commissions.
It is going to cost you $25 just to be a member, then $100 to be able to get more commissions. Everything is based on the whole “you will lose out” style of marketing, which is why you will have people paying for their memberships.
This is also why you will see people doing everything they can just to make one sale. Even if you spend $50 on advertising a day, you will still profit if one person actually pays.
What I Think
This is nothing but hype. Sure you can make some money by selling training, but honestly, this is not something I saw myself doing.
David Wood was a formemer member of Amway, and I think I would rather have you selling some diluted detergent than marketing training videos.
If you see Empower Network’s income disclaimer, you will see that not even 1% of the company is making life changing income.
Then you have 92% making less than $100. If you are not seeing these numbers correctly, then you might just be brainwashed like I was.
I Cut my Losses
After a couple thousand dollars in a hole, I decided to cut ties with these guys. For me, it just wasn’t right, knowing that the people under me were apart of that 92%.
What makes it really bad is that some of these people needed that extra $100, which was going straight into my bank account.
Not everyone is going to have a budget like Ray Kakuda to have their ads running 24/7, which is pretty much how you will be making your money.
Is Empower Network a Scam?
I think so. Being that I was completely new to the world of making money online, I dove right in without even thinking.
Then it really hit me that I was actually being brainwashed. Listening to these audios and spending hours up on hours trying to learn the latest and greatest techniques to getting people to join my team.
Seriously, it was a waste of time. I am not completely against network marketing, but without an actual product, what are you really selling?
That’s something you need to ask yourself before you decide to join something like the Empower Network. Is this for you?