If you are here today then chances are most likely that you my friend are seriously considering joining Empower Network or you are already ‘in’ and just wandering what the Internet has to say about them. In this review I won’t get into all the details about the comp plan and product line since there are far too many other blogs and articles all over the Internet regarding those details.
Should you join? Look, it does not matter what you join if you already know how to market and promote yourself in Internet Marketing. A marketer can sell anything. Yes you do need a good opportunity that has good products to sell, good training and a good comp plan but in the end, if you can not grasp how this industry really works, you will flounder.
Empower Network is most likely one of the best opportunities that I have ever seen on the Internet for a long time. And no I am not promoting it so there won’t be a sign up link at the end of this article.
Did I ever promote them? Yes I did! I did promote them for a while and did very well in the beginning (when they were new) but as they grew, I found it too hard to keep up with all the other seasoned marketers that were promoting the very same opportunity.
I promoted them solely on free advertising methods just to test the waters. I would have started paid media (where the real internet marketing magic happens if you know how to do it) but personally didn’t see enough return as I crunched the numbers. So in a nutshell, I would have advertised the heck out of this opportunity if it wasn’t as saturated as it is. Sorry to say that but it’s the truth.
Should you join Empower if you are a ‘Newbie’? Yes you should! They will teach you how to become a professional marketer if you stay in the game long enough but sadly too many of you new guys will quit far too soon because most of you expect to start making tons of money just like Vick Strizheus or Tony Rush right out of the gates.
Guys like Vick and Tony have been in the game for a very long time and really understand how this industry works, how people make ‘decisions’ and sales psychology. However if you are like most new people, you are just trying to get your head all around these terms and lingo.
But as I said before, if you are new and really want to make a change in your life through internet marketing, then this is one of the best opportunities to cut your teeth on.
Does this make you angry?
You came to the Empower Network to make lots of money right?
Look, the only way that you will ever make lots of money with this opportunity or any other is if you stick out your learning curve instead of putting your tail between your legs and run like most people who come into this industry.
Other reviews are saying that only the seasoned veteran should join Empower and not the ‘new’ guy.
I am saying that is ass backwards and that the newbie should be joining this deal just to learn how to become a professional marketer.
Just like at the end of every Empower Hour call, your success takes hard work, skill and perseverance in order for anyone to succeed.
Some Top Earners Have Already Left. Yes some of cats in the top 20 (and even the top 150) have already left EN.
Because in spite of some of the advice that these people tell you, they don’t always follow their own advice. Many of them have left mainly because there bottom line numbers have fell.
Forget about loyalty to ‘ole’ David Wood.
If these dudes don’t get to make the big money (consistently), they find some other scheme to get other people into and build that up for a little while until that drops.
One dude by the name of ‘Brad Campbell’ who’s blog seemed to dominate Google for the keywords ‘Empower Network Review’ also claimed to jump ship due to all the criticism and negativity that seems to linger around EN lately like a dark cloud.
Here is his exact words taken from an excerpt from his blog over at lazy mlm:
“Even though I think they’ve got the best training products, culture and comp plan out there, haters be hating.
Now more than ever.
And you need to ask yourself if you wanna be associated with all the cries of scam, ripoff and pyramid scheme.
Even though I know from experience none of the above are true, it’s a lot to handle.
I value my reputation. I know you do, too.”
Come on Brad! You had a hay day with EN. Now your just going to tell Dave Wood to shove off because your numbers are dropping?
Well I have heard that there is no loyalty among thieves but these are marketers for crying out loud! Not thieves!
David Sharpe has stepped down.
Yes Sharpe has stepped down earlier this year due to an illness (hepatitis c) I believe. But this doesn’t seem to sound like Sharpe to me. There must be some other reasons. Personally for me, the only thing that would stop this guy is a body bag. I know there are challenges with any disease or illness but still something just doesn’t feel right about this.
There has got to be more to this story.
Another bad sign for David Wood and EN was when Dave announced last year that he and his former wife ‘Ashlee Needles’ were splitting up.
Did Davie boy forget that it was Ashlee who stuck with him through all those lean years when he was crying like a baby everyday while failing hand over fist?
I think that part of the reason that Dave Wood became so successful was because of this beauty.
Remember that behind every successful man there is a woman?
She even added to the look and feel of EN (and Wood’s image). Take a look at this image just above and tell me if you don’t agree with me.
The Empower Network blog is a flop!
Yes you got it right. The new ENV2 (version 2) is a poor excuse for its predecessor that used word press. The first blog version was a great idea as it did have huge pull with Google for organic searches in the first year.
However, as more users became active in EN, too many new and ignorant newbies started doing all kinds of stupid stuff like copying other people’s content word for word and pasting it into their own EN blogs hoping to strike it rich.
In spite of the EN community creating tons of ‘new’ content on a daily basis for search engines like Google, they eventually lost a lot of ranking ‘fast and furiously’ because no one wants to get caught up with plagiarism on a mass scale (especially Google).
Wood and Sharpe were very well aware of these issues but chose to ignore these vital red flags for the longevity of EN because they were too caught with pushing the envelope.
A good blogging community has moderators in charge of keeping the peace (and the law) by making sure that users don’t damage the site and community by doing stupid things like plagiarism.
Yes I am aware that EN did at some point publish around five thousand posts per day and it would take a large group of moderators to police a crowd that large.
But Wood decided that it would be too hard (or cost too much) to do so and allowed the ignorance of get rich newbies to tarnish a good blogging community because he was too busy counting his money.
So, should you still get started with Empower Network in 2014 even with all of the negative details that I mentioned above (even if you are a newbie?).
Yes I do believe that you should especially if you are new. EN will teach you how this insidious industry really works and how to ‘position’ your self as a professional marketer for the long haul through all the tools that comes in training in the back office.
However, sadly most of you will still quit too soon to see any success what so ever.
You will need to learn skill sets like:
1- Ad Copy
2- Sales Psychology
5- Great Communication
Your success will also be determined by your determination, having a long term plan and hard work.
I have seen many newbies making ignorant comments like – “If I had $20K to do advertising, then I would join EN!”
Look, success take more than just having the ability to throw money into an opportunity. Most new marketers even if they had that kind of money to invest in advertising, most likely would lose their shirts within a month or two because of the lack of knowledge and experience that goes with successful marketing.