Hi, Sue Collier here again and today I decided to do a full and complete Review of the Empower Network.
I am going to give you a full explanation of Empower Network; what you get for your money, where that knowledge can take you, my views on Empower and probably more importantly to you, the pro’s and the con’s!
Empower Network System
Empower Network was set up by David Wood and David Sharpe on 31st October, 2011.
Both of ‘The Daves’, as they are commonly known, were involved with Network Marketing in some way before they built Empower and both have a fascinating story of how they overcame hardship, from living in a van (David Wood) to overcoming addiction (David Sharpe).
When they met at an event at David Wood’s house in Costa Rica, they immediately clicked and began discussing the problems people face in Network Marketing and together they began to have a vision of helping the ‘average person’ to succeed in the business.
That vision became Empower Network.
Empower is a Network Marketing company and as such you get paid commissions for getting other people into the company. Once you join Empower Network you become part of an online blogging community offering tools and training on internet marketing in the ‘make money online’ niche.
You can simply use the platform as a blog for your own niche or business, or you can become an affiliate of the products, making money by promoting the products to other people using the training in the back office.
Empower Network Products
The Empower Network products are constantly evolving and changing to keep up with the ever-changing way of marketing on the internet.
At the present time there are eight main products in Empower Network and I will give you a simple overview of each product. I will be writing a longer Empower Network Product Review in the next few days to give a longer explanation of each product.
1) Viral Blogging System
Costs $25 per month
The Viral Blogging System is the first and indeed the ‘flagship product’ from Empower Network. It consists of your own personal blog; in fact you can set up as many blogs as you like.
This is a very ‘newbie friendly’ and quite simple and comes with training on the 8 Core Commitments to help you succeed with Empower.
I have to come clean here, although I’m sure those of you with sharp eyes will already have noticed that this review is published on my own blog and not the Empower Blog, which I obviously also have.
My explanation of this is that although I enjoy using the Empower Blog, and do regularly publish articles on it, I am very aware that Empower owns that blog, and if I did something they did not like, they could close it down.
My WordPress blog on the other hand is my own, and Empower has no rights over this blog.
I also feel that using my WordPress Blog gives me more SEO options. As long as I update it regularly, it seems to do well in Google Searches. Another biggie is that this blog is great for branding ME, not just Empower. Therefore if I wanted to move companies in the future, I would still be getting great rankings with my Sue Collier.net blog.
2) Viral Blogging Academy
The Viral Blogging Academy wasn’t in the original list of Empower Network Products, but was added as many people struggled to know what to do with their new blogging platform. This product answers the questions everyone was asking and really gets you started in the right direction with your Viral Blogging System.
3) Inner Circle Mastermind
Costs $100 per month
The Inner Circle audios are very much ‘mindset’ training. They are meant to motivate and inspire you to achieve your dreams. There are over 100 audio’s available at the moment and new one’s are constantly uploaded.
These are great to listen to when you are relaxing or driving and really do give me some amazing ‘golden nuggets’ on business building as well as being inspirational.
4) Costa Rica Intensive
Costs $500 One Time
This is probably my least favourite of the Empower Product and probably the oldest, being from before Empower Network started I believe; sometime in 2011.
It’s still a worthwhile product though and full of inspirational ideas I hadn’t heard before.
What you get is eleven videos of a small event of top marketers discussing top-level stuff such as ‘scaling up’ your business, teamwork, persuasion and building authority.
5) High Ticket Academy
Costs $497 One Time
The High Ticket Academy is a new product as of January 2014 and it does what it says on the tin! It teaches the secrets of high ticket selling and is (happily) quite a short product. Definitely information you need to have if you are looking to sell products at a high level.
6) $15K Formula
Costs $1,000 One Time
This one is my (and many other people’s) favourite product. Mainly I believe because it is very much a ‘how to’ product, showing you effectively what’s working now, shown by top marketers in every area of marketing, be it Facebook, YouTube, Blogging; literally walking you through every marketing area. All the top leaders in Empower are here, not just the Daves.
Great stuff and well worth the price.
7) Internet Traffic Formula
Costs $997 One Time
Vick Strizheus is a top earner with Empower Network and shares the secret of his traffic generation methods, along with capturing leads and conversion techniques.
This course has literally just come out, along with all the usual Empower hype, noise, excitement, and videos. I have not reviewed the information as of the time of writing this blog, but will definitely be updating you as soon as I can.
8) Masters Course
Costs $3,500 One Time
The Masters Course is the absolute top-level training offered inside Empower Network. The actual retreat cost $5000 to attend, plus air fares and of course hotel costs, so I suppose the price is value for money !
The Empower Network Masters Course is where the ‘big money’ is made when you are an affiliate, and can build up to a substantial monthly income.
To me, the most important thing to remember about the Masters Course is that once you have bought the course, you are position for those ‘big money’ days!
Empower Network Affiliates
Cost $19.95 per Month
In order to promote Empower Network (well in order to get commissions on the products!) you need to be an affiliate. You also need to own the product you are promoting.
Therefore if someone joins under you, purchasing everything up to and including the 15K Formula, and you have only up to the Inner Circle for instance, you would get commission on first three products but the rest of the commissions would carry on up to the person above you who has the Costa Rica Intensive and the 15K Formula.
You get paid 100% on any product apart from the Masters Course which costs $3,500 but you get $3000. Not sure about the Internet Traffic Formula yet, but I’ll update as soon as possible.
Of course 100% is great, but you do have to pass up your 2nd, 4th, 6th sale and every fifth sale after that — on every product you sell.
Now I agree, no-one wants to do that, but me, I’m ever the optimist and my thinking is this:-
Everyone you get in under you has to do the same, so with no extra work, you are going to be picking up sales from everyone below you, without any extra effort!
What Do I Need To Do To Get Results?
It’s not going to be easy! Nothing to do with Internet Marketing is easy. You will need to be teachable, focused and prepared to work consistently.
Or alternatively have the money to invest not just in the products but in paying for advertising.
But here is a basic list of what’s going to be involved.
- Buy the products and start learning how to market on the internet.
- Spend most of your time (say 80%) taking action and working and the rest (20%) studying.
- Develop the correct mindset for success by listening to the audios everyday.
- Focus on driving traffic daily to get your offer in front of as many eyes as possible.
- Start building a relationship with people you get on your email list
- Company is very well-known because of all the hype and noise (can also be a con!)
- Products are excellent (15K particularly)
- Sales Funnels are brilliant and convert well, work very hard for you
- Amazing leaders, team spirits and culture
- Very few places you could make such high commissions
- Just like any Internet Marketing/Network Marketing business there is a steep learning curve
- Although there are some lower priced products, the high ticket products, really are ‘high ticket’
- It’s not a clear-cut system as in: Do this, then this, then this
- Lots of hype and noise surround the company (can you hack it?)
Empower Network Review – Final Thoughts
So that’s pretty much all I have; I will be writing more about Empower Network so I can give you all the information you could possibly require to make an informed decision.
But my personal philosophy is that I don’t love Empower Network; I don’t like the over-hyped-ness and general ‘loudness’ of Empower. I (still) don’t like the word ‘wussy’ that they seem to apply about anyone not in the same frame of mind as the Dave’s.
I still prefer a gentler approach to marketing and would prefer that everyone can make an informed decision about whether or not they wish to join. I don’t feel people should be made to feel ‘lesser’ (or a wussy) because they decide Empower is not for them.
Maybe that’s an ‘age thing’? Yes, I’m a Granny; I’m that old
And the Dave’s are learning all the time, so maybe Empower Network will evolve over time. I think it has changed and improved already.
But for all my dislikes, you can REALLY make some serious money in Empower and isn’t that what we are all here to do? Empower Network is the ‘vehicle’ I have chosen to use to gain money and more importantly FREEDOM in my life. And again more importantly, my children and my grandchildren’s lives.
And not loving Empower gives me more focus on what other people are looking for and how they can get it without jumping on the Empower bandwagon.
You DON’T have to be loud and hypey to make Empower work for you!
Partner With Me
If I’ve not put you off yet, and after everything you have heard you want to partner with me in Empower Network, it’s as simple as clicking this link. I promise to help you as much as I can!
So there you have it; I hope you’ve enjoyed my Empower Network Review. Please leave me your thoughts below and if it has helped you in any way, please like and share this review.
PS If joining Empower is too rich for you just now, I have an alternative that leads into Empower…….eventually! Well actually it leads into Empower whenever YOU want, but the costs to join and start making money are waaay lower – cheap, one time and could even be free for you! It’s called Instant Payday Network and it’s run by a top earner in Empower Network, Jeff Buchanan. Feel free to check it out here!