I feel a rant coming on … so if you don’t want to hear The Truth About Empower Network then you might want to hit the “back” button now.
Fear is a crippling and insidious emotion and when it takes hold of you it can literally choke the life out of you. In most cases fear really does boil down to False Evidence Appearing Real. Unless of course you’re being chased by a bear then it makes sense to feel fearful and use that adrenalin to surge you forward out of peril’s way.
But when fear comes from ignorance … well that’s just plain dangerous for all concerned. Because it can keep you from seeing real opportunities right before your eyes.
If there’s one word that gets flung around our industry daily it’s the word SCAM. The mere mention of the word can send seemingly intelligent people into a spiraling head spin and it gets used so flippantly it’s almost appalling.
Two other phrases that get flung all over the place like cheap cologne are “Ponzi Scheme” and “Pyramid Scheme.”
So let’s take a look at the exact definition of each.
Scam: “A fraudulent or deceptive act or operation.”
Ponzi Scheme: “An investment swindle in which some early investors are paid off with money put up by later ones in order to encourage more and bigger risks.”
Pyramid Scheme: “A usually illegal operation in which participants pay to join and profit mainly from payments made by subsequent participants.”
So let’s get into the truth about Empower Network.
For starters, Empower Network is a Limited Liability Company with physical head quarters in St. Petersburg FL.
At the helm they have Jonathan Cronstedt as CEO. For those of you new to the industry Jonathan is the former CEO of Digital Marketer, one of the most respected online direct marketing companies in the industry.
When asked why he chose to come across to Empower Network, he cited the vision of Co-Founders David Wood and David Sharpe.
No company in the history of Internet Marketing has done what Empower Network has done in the past two years with respects to growth and earnings. Empower Network has broken all industry records.
To learn more about Jonathan and his appointment as CEO CLICK HERE or you can read an excerpt from that post here:
Cronstedt has tremendous experience leading direct marketing and Internet-based companies as the previous CEO of Digital Marketer and as the vice president of business development for Kajabi. He is also the chairman of Prodigy Consulting Group, a full-service finance and consulting organization.
“We are excited to have Jonathan to guide the growth of the Empower Network company and brand,” said President David Sharpe. “Jonathan has the leadership experience in our industry to bring Empower Network to even greater levels of success.”
Jonathan worked in previous executive leadership positions for mortgage, finance, digital publishing and direct sales companies.
“It is a time of great opportunity for Empower Network as the company continues to grow and mature and we focus on enhancing our products, customer experience and brand,” Cronstedt said.
This quietly spoken, humble man filled one of the first major positions at the helm of Empower Network.
He was responsible for the commencement of building a team of Event Planners, Customer Support Personel, Project Managers, Software Engineers, Logistical Staff, Compliance Managers, Financial Analysts, Designers and App Designers.
We had a chance to meet Jerry for the first time in San Diego and to an audience of approximately 2,500 he shared why he left Corporate Law to head up Empower Network.
Again, he spoke of the vision and transparency of Co-Founders David Wood and David Sharpe.
As the company grew from being an idea conceived in the jungles of Costa Rica to a force to be reckoned with, it became glaringly obvious that an understanding of State and Federal Regulations become a prime concern.
So under the direct scrutiny of Kevin Thompson who has provided legal counsel to some of the largest MLM companies in the world, all literature pertaining to the marketing and packaging of Empower Network’s products was given a thorough review.
After which, a clear message was sent to all affiliates explaining the purpose and importance of adhering to Company Compliance and the necessity to provide clear Income Disclaimers with all income claims made.
Empower Network then went above and beyond what was required by State and Federal regulators and decided to update on a daily basis the average earnings of all of it’s members, active and inactive, once again setting themselves apart from any other direct sales organization.
To see our Compliance Training watch this video now.
So, if you’re still with me thus far it means that you’re still interested in learning the truth about Empower Network … so let’s plough on.
By now you can see a pattern forming. Key positions within the company being filled by the best in the field.
So now it’s time to look at the Co-Founders themselves.
Now, I could wax lyrical about the wonders of David Wood and David Sharpe … but I’m a bit biased. You see, I’ve met them both, I’ve hung out with them at events and private dinners and I’ve been able to get behind the curtain and see these two for who they really are. But if you’re new here and you’re doing your due diligence, you probably haven’t had that opportunity yet.
So what I would like to do instead is allow you to see for yourself what David Wood and David Sharpe are all about.
They did a hangout at the end of 2013, talking about the successes and failures of the past year, their own personal struggles and the vision for 2014.
If you watch it right to the end, you’ll have your answers as to whether or not Empower Network is for you.
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OK, so now that we’ve got the leadership out of the way, let’s address those 3 fear inducing concepts of Scam, Ponzi Scheme and Pyramid Scheme and see if Empower Network fits into any of them.
Is Empower Network a Scam?
For Empower Network to be a scam or fraudulent or deceptive operation, they would need to be deceiving people into believing something that was not true.
When I see negative reviews on the internet saying that Empower Network is a scam, I notice a common thread between all of them. The ones calling it a scam are the ones who didn’t make any money, but right at the end of their review you’ll see them promoting something that WILL make money.
Worse yet are the reviews made by people who’ve never even been an affiliate of Empower Network!
Look, Empower Network is a business opportunity. It’s not a hobby opportunity.
There are no guarantee of earnings because we don’t know an affiliate’s level of dedication to getting a business up and running. As with building a conventional business, there are skills that need to be mastered. If one chooses not to develop certain skills, one cannot realistically expect success in any given field.
Is Empower Network a Ponzi Scheme?
Well this is just plain silly. A Ponzi Scheme is an elaborate financial swindle where people are duped into believing they’ll be paid higher returns than is economically conceivable for doing nothing.
The most famous of all recent Ponzi Schemes of course was orchestrated by Bernie Madoff whose despicable acts ruined millions of people’s lives.
The only returns you’ll get from Empower Network are based off the elbow grease you choose to exert in your business. No-one will build your business for you. No-one will learn the skills for you. If you choose to get in, you’ll have a proven system to plug into with maximum amount of support from your sponsors and Co-Founders, but ultimately your success is up to YOU.
Is Empower Network a Pyramid Scheme?
“A pyramid scheme is an unsustainable business model that involves promising participants payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public.”
Empower Network has multiple levels of Internet Marketing Products starting with the entry level product being the Blogging Platform itself which is $25/month.
With this platform comes 9 Super FREE Bonuses which in my opinion are worth far more than $1,905. And I’m not saying that as a marketer … I’m saying that because I know value when I see it.
Now, this is where the scam argument gets really silly. People complain that there are “upsells”. What kind of business wouldn’t have more than one product to sell? That’s like going into McDonalds and getting mad when the cashier asks you if you’d like fries with that!
This is a BUSINESS! People are looking for business opportunities. It’s going to take a lot of $25 blog sales to get stuff ticked off your bucket list. Having said that, I know people within Empower Network who have built an excellent residual income off the $25 product alone. It can be done!
But don’t get mad at anyone because they want to have access to higher levels of learning and higher levels of income earning potential.
So what are the other products in the range and what are the associated costs?
The Inner Circle – $100/month
The Costa Rica Intensive – $ 500 (one time)
$15K Formula – $1,000 (one time)
The Master’s Course – $3,500 (one time)
UPDATE: As of Jan 2014, three more products have been released.
The Viral Blogging Academy $297 (one time)
Consists of 5 modules, including the highly acclaimed “Story Telling Secrets”.
High Ticket Academy $497 (one time)
This training product has been developed to teach affiliates how to sell the big ticket items that ultimately will drastically increase your bottom line profitability.
Internet Traffic Formula $997 (one time)
Internet Traffic Formula is the mother of all traffic products and the creator of this product states that if you follow what’s in this training, you can conceivably make $100,000* per year.
* Naturally results vary and are dependent on your individual work ethic, and we are in no way guaranteeing you’ll make $100,000 per year. Click Here to see average earnings.
And there you have it … the truth about Empower Network is that it is a business opportunity, not a get rich quick scheme.
Empower Network was built for the people, to give honest, hard working individuals an opportunity to learn how to market anything online.
There are other Internet Marketing courses available out there, some more expensive and some less expensive … but you’ll never hear me bashing them in order to promote Empower Network. I don’t need to.
My advice to you is to do your due diligence on all of them and then choose the one that feels right for you.
Thanks to Empower Network we’ve built a SIX FIGURE INCOME* online based on what we learned by going through and applying everything in the products mentioned above. It took work, but it was worth it. Our only goal now is to help as many people as we can, do what we did.
At our very core, we are a community of like-minded, prosperity driven, servant leaders devoted to your success.
If that sounds like the type of community you would like to be a part of … then we invite you to Get Onboard Now and Join Our Team.
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*Income disclaimer: Our results are not typical. Go here to see average earnings.
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