Price: $25/month to get started, $100/month inner circle,$500 one time costa rica intensive + many more upsells
Owners:David Wood and David Sharpe
Training Provided: None
Training Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Product Rating: 0 out of 5 stars
I have wanted to do a review on EN for you guys for a while now. Just the name makes me sick because I know of several people who have lost thousands of dollars to this scam. I feel it is my job to keep you guys informed of as many scams out there as I can.
To be quite honest with everyone there is really no product within this pyramid scheme. Unlike many other MLM companies that actually have a product that you promote and sell. There is absolutely no product within this scheme. When you join for $25 you will get a blog that has got EN in the domain. What you will be doing is trying to get other people to join under you to promote this very unethical company.
Who is the targeted audience for Empower Network?
They claim that anyone can join and in a few weeks you will be making thousands of dollars for doing very little work. Doesn’t this sound like what everyone else out there is telling everyone?
Don’t fall for it. Any company that is real will tell you upfront that in order to make money at anything it is going to involve lots of hard work, dedication, and motivation. This program is intended for people that want to work hard building up their down line.
The way they teach you to do this is very unethical and I have heard stories from other people where their friends have turned against them for trying to get them involved in EN.
Is it possible to make money with Empower Network (EN)
There are people who make money with Empower Network, but it’s not even close to what they claim you can make. Check out this income chart for active members promoting Empower Network on a daily basis. This should give you a better understanding of the Income potential that is available.
As you can see almost half of all active members are not making any money whatsoever. I got this graph directly from their website and you can see this information is up to date. The few people that are making money are the ones at the top.
Doesn’t sound like the dream come true that everyone who is promoting EN says it is does it?
Tools and Training provided when you join
There are several different layers of training available at EN all with a different price point. The training is really all dependent on who your sponsor is. Some sponsors in Empower Network do a great job of training others how to promote this ponzi pyramid scheme. They do this so that they can build a successful down line and increase their income. If you are looking to build a successful business in any niche that you want and grow your business everyday, then the Empower Network is not for you. The main focus of their training and the tools they provide you with is going to be to turn you into a ruthless aggressive salesman, and how to promote EN to other people.
Is there any Support offered by Empower Network
If you are looking for help and support within the EN community then you are going to be highly disappointed. There is absolutely no help or support provided unless you are willing to go “all in”. Even then all you get is a few videos and audio recordings telling you how great their program is and why you should be promoting it.
I would never recommend any program to my visitors that doesn’t have any personal help or support. I wanted to bring something else to everyone’s attention as well. If you don’t go all in as they call it, then you will be insulted and your so called team leaders will call you a “wussy” along with many other degrading names.
(Going “all in” means that you need to buy all of their low quality high priced products)
Why you may ask? because if you don’t buy into the other high priced low quality training modules then everyone else that is above you won’t make any money.
Each week David will have you call in and get involved in their team calls. These are pretty much just another “rah rah” session that is geared towards getting you pumped up and give you tips on how to promote EN.
Let’s check out the Pros vs the Cons
- Get started for $25
- It is one of the biggest ponzi pyramid schemes of 2012/2013
- There is no product unlike most other MLM pyramid schemes that offer a product or service.
- Once you join you have to try and get other people to join by whatever means is necessary even if it is unethical.
- You are buying into the DREAM that if you go all in you will make big money in a small amount of time. (Kinda like playing the lottery)
- They have been banned from Facebook and YouTube for some time now.
- Due to the fact that they are running an illegal business you have to pay $20 a month extra for a payment processor just to get any money you earn from this company.
- If you don’t upgrade you will be called a wussy along with many other names
- No personal help and support from the owners
- A continuous stream of up-sells
- It has been banned in the United States(Maybe that is why it’s located in CostaRica)
- Paypal won’t accept them due to them running an illegal business
- It is 100% NOT newbie friendly
The Many Different Price Points In Empower Network
$25 monthly fee for their blogging network- For $25 monthly fee you are going to get a basic WordPress blog that is tied to the Empower Network. There is nothing special about these blogs and everyone gets one when they join. Ever since the latest Google update in late May 2013 these blogs are being picked up as spam and they have lost most of their rankings.
You could get the exact same blogs right here for FREE that won’t have the Empower Network splattered all over it. You could use these blogs to promote anything you want.
If you ever do decide to leave, all of the content you create on these blogs is not yours. You are required to sign a disclaimer stating this when you join. To be honest with you guys you are basically getting nothing for your $25 a month except the right to promote EN to other people on a blog that you don’t own.
$19.99 monthly payment processor fee- This is the first time I have ever seen a program that charges you a monthly fee just to get paid. This automatically raised a bunch of red flags for me. Instead of going through Paypal or any other company, Empower Network has to do this because Paypal won’t accept them due to the fact that they are running an ILLEGAL business and they are considered high risk.
When you join they tell you that you need to pay this monthly fee to be an affiliate for their company. This is just the start of their lies and you will come to realize this the longer you stay with them. There are no affiliate programs out there that charge you to promote their company. Why would they? You would be bringing them more business.
$100 monthly fee for the inner circle- This has got to be the worst thing you could ever spend $100 on every month. The inner circle is a bunch of audio recordings from the gurus at the top who are getting rich off of you.
They are basically bragging about their success (I shouldn’t call it that, ripping people off is a better term) while they are sitting in their yachts sipping margaritas. So once again for another $100 monthly fee you are getting nothing except the chance to get paid higher commissions to try and get other people to join under you.
$500 one time fee for CostaRica Intensive- This is a series of webinars that go over things like SEO and online advertising. This is a guy or girl in front of a whiteboard explaining how this all works.
The only problem is they record them in a way that is so boring that it could make anyone fall asleep. Each video is about an hour long and it doesn’t go into a lot of detail because the main focus of these videos is teaching you how to promote their sleazy so called products to other people.
Definitely not worth $500 you could learn all about SEO and online advertising and get started for Free.
$1000 one time fee for the $15K formula- This is another set of videos showing you the different ways that you can promote the Empower Network. With 9 videos in all, these cover a variety of different topics including using Facebook and YouTube to promote EN.
This should raise some more red flags as well because Empower Network can no longer be promoted via Facebook or YouTube. They have been banned from both networks. I have never heard of a product or service based company getting banned from these networks.
$3500 one time fee for Costa Rica Masters Retreat- This is the newest set of videos geared towards how to promote EN. There are 40 lessons in all and the videos are in HD. Released in August of 2012 they cover everything from how to get started to becoming a leader and not a follower.
They are basically just like before a bunch of rehashed videos from the ones listed above the only difference is these are in HD. Once again you are not getting any value here for your money.
For $3500 you could get a real education in Internet marketing for 10 years.
So as you can see you are looking at over $6,000 if you want to succeed and make any decent money with Empower Network. This is not even close to the $25 that everyone promoting this scam says you need to invest to make money with this program.
My Final Thoughts on Empower Network
There is no product whatsoever so when you join you are going to be selling thin air to everyone. If you don’t know much about Internet marketing or how EN works, you will end up losing lots of money and fail miserably at this. When people join under you it is your responsibility to train them on how to recruit other people into this program.
That is why they say if you don’t go “ALL IN” you won’t succeed. The less you buy into it the less you will make. The only way to build up a successful down line is to do one on one personal coaching with every person who joins under you through Skype or Google hangouts.
If you are the kind of person who has no problem
- Lying to people just to get them to join under you
- Selling them dreams that they could possibly make $1000’s
- Take every last penny they have and leave them with nothing
- Joining the EN zombie club where the only phases coming out of your mouth is Don’t be a wussy, 100% commissions, bad ass, David Wood.
Then you will fit right in with the Empower Network. However, if you are interested in building a business online that you own and have 100% control over it. Then I invite you to check out my #1 ranked product of all time here.
I would love to get as much feedback on this from everyone. If you have been a member of EN in the past, are currently involved with them now or you are thinking about joining I would love to hear about it.
Please feel free to leave your thoughts below and I will get back to you ASAP. If you found this review helpful and enjoyed it please share it. Your Friend Scott
Read below about what a few other former members of EN had to say about it and why they decided to get out when they did.