Empower Network Review
You may have heard the hype, the commotion or whatever you want to call it, but the Empower Network can no longer be ignored. Now the reality is that though Empower Network formally launched on October 31, 2011 (how fortuitous) and many have stood by the watching silently to see if the Empower Network would crash and burn (as so many companies do) or prove itself to be a viable opportunity.
Why am I writing this review on the Empower Network and what value is that going to bring to your life? Great question.
What Is The Empower Network?
The Empower Network is NOT an MLM, or traditional top tier business opportunity. It’s actually a direct sales business model that pays 100% commissions on 4 out of 5 products they offer (more on that in just a bit).
EmpowerNetwork is a direct sales company that has five distinct products and a sales and marketing system that does the telling and selling for you.
I’ll break down what the product and company consist of next.
The actual Empower Network system is comprised of three separate parts:
- A WordPress based blog (each affiliate gets one that they can personalize and blog about absolutely anything they want to)
- A sales and marketing funnel (series of landing pages, sales pages to attract leads and convert visitors into new affiliates)
- World class internet marketing training in primarily audio and video formats
Empower Network was designed from day one to:
1) Help people get leads (regardless of their back end business or opportunity) in a systemized way primarily through free methods like organic ranking (through blogging by leveraging the power of the company’s nine year old domain/blog platform)
2) Help people attract and convert traffic (which Empower Network teaches how to do through their productized trainings)
How Does The Empower Network Work?
The really interesting thing about the system and opportunity is that it allows people to have whatever ‘back end’ product or offer they want. If a network marketer wants a system to generate, attract and convert leads and learn how to do that in the most cost effective and profitable way, then the Empower Network system can do that.
If someone has a small brick and mortar business and they want to learn how to get started marketing online to promote their business, the system was designed to do that too through the myriad of training material via MP3 and video format.
What’s great is that the internet marketing training the system offers is in ‘bite-size’ pieces that even a rank beginner can understand.
Whether you are a new or seasoned internet marketer, the Empower Network business has something to offer. The marketing trainings are offered by some of the best and brightest internet marketers in the world today, and the great things is that the content is fresh, and very relevant especially in light of the Google Penguin and Panda updates this past year.
What Are The Empower Network Products?
Empower Network products are unique to the Empower Network and are a combination of both their automated sales and marketing funnels and also a premier online marketing training. Their products can be broken down like this:
1) Blogging platform
2) Sales and marketing system (to create and filter leads)
3) Internet marketing training and education
I’ll break down what each Empower network product is, what it does next…
Basic membership – Access to the viral blogging system giving you your own customized, SEO friendly (optimized for maximum search engine visibility). This is the entry point into the system and it does NOT include internet marketing training. It’s simply your initial access to use the system.
Who is this ideal for? People who want help getting their blog content more visible like small business owners wanting an extra edge over their competition or perhaps someone who simply wants to share their interests and passions with the internet world and needs help monetizing that information (how to make money online with Empower network)
Inner Circle membership - This is where Empower Network really begins to shine because the training and team support begin to kick in here. This is ideal for those who are absolute newbies to online marketing.
This level of membership includes a much more comprehensive plan of action to help people making $100 per sale, $100 per month residual (on going) income, all while gaining access to higher level trainings.
Costa Rica Intensive Training - The Costa Rica Intensive includes over ten full hours of training in HD video format along with a workbook. It is a series of video trainings that David Wood did with a a group of students who flew in to his home in Costa Rica and paid $3K each to attend.
You and I get the ongoing benefit from that training for a fraction of the price that they paid (see product pricing details below)
15K Formula – David Wood and David Sharpe decided that based on hundreds of conversations over their years in internet marketing that people more than anything else wanted to know the best way to be able to work full time from home.
This video mastery course was created with that intention. The course offers training on the most profitable ways of marketing online like SEO, content creation, direct mail, and so much more. Of all the products Empower has, this one is by far the best in my opinion and is worth thousands of dollars for the training itself. I can say that because I do not currently promote Empower Network yet am a current product user.
How Much Does Empower Network Cost To Join?
$25- Basic Membership It enables users to become a user, and gain access to the basic blogging platform. If someone is just looking for a customized blog theme that carries the advantage of being an aged domain (very powerful for SEO ranking purposes), this is the starting point for Empower Network affiliates. The basic membership is where it all begins here. This is an ongoing monthly fee that covers access, hosting and the back office that is necessary.
$100- Inner Circle Membership This is where the real training begins because what most entrepreneurs and home business seekers want and need are two different things. These trainings offer substantial insight into the two most important things for making money online 1) correct mindset (sounds hokey, but it’s so true) 2) fundamentals of internet marketing (tips, strategies, and the subtle nuances that separate those who enjoy great success online and those who don’t).
The Empower Network Inner Circle membership is a monthly fee of $100 because it is a series of downloadable audio trainings that are current, fresh, and very relevant. Every week, new trainings are being added henceforth the ongoing fee.
$500- Costa Rica Intensive This product is a one time fee of $500 and brings you down to Costa Rica where you get to access the recording live training that people paid $3,000 for last year with David Wood at the exclusive retreat on the beach.
$1000- 15K Formula The 15K Formula at Empower product costs $1000 one time and is an intensive ‘next level’ training. If you’ve ever wanted a clearly defined blueprint of how top income earners in MLM, and direct sales companies create substantial incomes this training is for.
What Can I Use The Empower Network For?
If you want to promote a MLM, or other business opportunity with it you can. Unlike other systems or direct sales business opportunities, you won’t get kicked out of the company for promoting other products through the system. Both David Sharpe and Dave Wood actually encourage you to use their system to help you put more people into your current opportunity if you want to.
They also say that if you want to treat EN as your business opportunity and NOT use another backend offer or product that’s fine too.
How Successful Can You Be With The EmpowerNetwork System?
Company founders Wood and Sharpe say that the sky is the limit and that the only real boundaries or caps on the success will be the ones you put on yourself (paraphrase mine). In other words, the people who come into the system and actually take the training to heart and take action on it are making substantial incomes. There are NO guarantees that you will make anything, though that is 100% up to you and the effort and action that you put into it just like any other business.
With over 40,000 members and growing strong, my Empower Network review will inevitably need to be edited because it keeps growing so quickly.
Empower Network Compensation Plan
4 out of the 5 products pay a 100% commission. The company keeps nothing from product sales except on their last product called “Masters” which costs $3500 and pays a $3000 commission. They charge $19.95 per month for your ewallet account though most of that covers the hosting, customer service and support that comes built in.
These products are digital (nothing shipped to your house) so that also enables them to pay 100% commissions as there is little to zero fulfillment costs.
Benefits Of Joining Empower
- Done for you sales and marketing system
- Highest quality, most relevant marketing training available today (constantly updated)
- 100% commissions
- Residual income
- You can use the system as your business opportunity or together with your current one.
- There are pass up sales (this is both an advantage and disadvantage depending on your viewpoint)
- This is a big one for me-everyone in the company is very loose with their language. They talk like drunken sailors and it’s actually quite offensive to some (me included as I’m a Christian and cursing God on their Webinars is completely unacceptable)
- All they talk about on their calls, sales pages and webinars is how much money they make with zero effort all while IGNORING people (ignoring emails, phone calls and almost all real human interaction)
- The entry level $25 fee doesn’t get you much (unless you just want a very powerful blog to use as a stand alone product)
- There aren’t any physical products (some people like the ‘touchy feely’ stuff)
- There are too many pass up sales (this is both an advantage and disadvantage depending on your viewpoint)
My rating? On a scale of 0-100, I rate this business opportunity at an ’73’ mostly due to the crude and vulgar language they use everyone from their customer service, sales pages (don’t listen to their sales page unless you’re comfortable with the “F-word”).
All the best,