Let’s start this off with some actual conversion numbers since there are a ton of Empower Network reviews out there and 99.9% of them are nothing more than a sales pitch to get you to join. You know, everyone has the” greatest” team and so forth…
I have no issues with helping newbies, in fact, I rather enjoy it, but frankly the ones out there like me who just want to know the actuality of what to expect are going to have a hard time trying to find it. That is, if they even bother to wade through the sea of hype to get to it.
In the following videos I go over some actual numbers so you can see what is real in terms of predictable percentages.
11 months in and Empower has paid out over $20 million.
Our recent affiliate contest was a 10 week long competition. Here’s my giant check for the 10 weeks:
Here’s a quick screen-shot of my commissions earned for each product:
As you can see, the results are there to be obtained by those who are willing to reach for them. There are no guarantees in life or in business however Empower Network really does make it easier on people. This may not be so clear to someone who is brand-new to this type of thing as they have no basis for comparison.
I have many income streams, including other network marketing programs.
Empower Network is by far the easiest for various reasons.
The main reason is that the company itself provides so much in the way of sales presentations and team-building content that I don’t have to create all this type of thing like I normally would.
Essentially all we have to do is contact new people and follow up.
Pretty much everything else is done by Dave & Dave… and they are really good at it.
Don’t get me wrong, if you are a pro and you love to create all your own content you can certainly do that. I just don’t feel that is a necessity like it is with just about every other program out there.
- Done-for-you blogging system
- Done-for-you marketing system
- Done-for-you sales presentations
- Done-for-you up-sells
- Done-for-you automated webinar systems
- Done-for-you live calls
- Done-for-you live events
- Done-for-you email swipes
- Done-for-you live webinars
This is why I recommend EN, because the time and work it would take to create and maintain all these things yourself is just too much and is one of the reasons why people have such a hard time making a new business work, because it’s just too overwhelming.
Empower Network makes it easier, no matter what is your level of expertise.
That is not to say that building a business isn’t a challenge. Anything worth doing is going to take work and dedication and persistence. It’s a question of “How hard do you want to make it on yourself?”.
What Is Empower Network?
Empower Network is an affiliate membership program, created by one of the most successful online network marketers in the entire world… David Wood. This type of program can be differentiated from MLM, though both are considered “network marketing”.
Empower Network is a membership site which not only provides high quality content and benefits to it’s members, but also pays 100% affiliate commissions to those members who refer others.
That is the main tag-line you will be hearing about Empower Network:
The Empower Network pays 100% commissions directly to the members with immediate payment direct to the member’s merchant account… or, one can simply let EN process the sales for you and they then pay out your commission to the exclusive Empower Network E-Wallet. Using the E-Wallet would be recommended in most cases simply because most individuals will not be able to actually get a merchant processor for a business model like this unless they are incorporated or they have a current track of business performance, good credit, etc.
Now, this idea of 100% commissions is not something new and it’s not something that Empower Network came up with.
Infinity Downline started this back in Jan of 2009 and Infinity 100 (same ownership) followed suit in July of 2009.
I’ve done very well with Infinity and I gotta say that I love 100% commissions. Frankly, I don’t see how anyone can even justify working for little wussy commissions these days.
Though both programs are 100% commission, there is no similarity between the products of the two companies.
I began marketing Infinity Downline around April of 2010 and generated about $110K in the first 14 months, so there is no doubt for me that this business model is viable. The ultra-low $25 start-up cost is something that anyone who is even remotely qualified to start a business can afford and the $25 per month membership fee is far easier on most people when just starting out than the typical $100 to $150 per month auto-ship required by most MLMs.
The market is being flooded with out-of-work people who are newbies to this industry and in this economy there are literally millions of people looking for a low start-up-cost opportunity.
And one of the main things I love about the Infinity opportunities (one of many of my income streams) is that immediate payment, direct to my merchant account. They pay today, the merchant account “batches” tonight and I get my money usually the next day. Far better than waiting 4 to 6 weeks, though I do have some opportunities that I’m involved with where I do have to wait. It’s just nice to get it right away.
Where the hell else are you going to find 100% commissions in the MLM industry? Not too many places. Until Empower Network arrived the only ones I was comfortable recommending to people were the Infinity opportunities.
With the release of the Empower Network I believe that after almost 3 years of other companies trying to copy, unsuccessfully, what Infinity Downline was doing, we finally have one that not only brings the big commission, but is far superior to it’s predecessor in every conceivable way.
What Are The Empower Network Products?
There are currently 5 products available.
Here are the names and prices:
Empower Network Basic Membership – $25 monthly
Empower Network Inner Circle – $100 monthly
Costa Rica Mastermind Intensive – $500 one-time
$15K Per Month Formula – $1000 one-time
Masters’ Retreat – $3500 one-time
Empower Network Basic Membership:
This is a done-for-you wordpress blog, totally ready to go, no fussing over themes, installing plugins, etc. Even the not technically challenged person has a totally done-for-them blog ready to start blogging within just a few minutes after joining Empower Network.
Marketing System – Well, basically what Empower Network does is provides you with all the Lead Capture Pages and Sales Pages so that you can let Dave Wood and Dave Sharpe (? not really sure about his history at the time of writing this, though it is clear that his selling and copy-writing abilities are very superior) do all the selling for you. Though the blog may be considered part of the marketing system, the capture pages and sales pages are of the very highest quality. For those of you who are familiar with Dave Wood’s earlier stuff you know that he is one of the best at creating presentations that convert and this applies to all this lead capture pages and sales pages. He is uniquely talented at this. One of the main benefits of the Empower Network system is that someone can let those that know what they are doing do the selling and all they have to do is invite people to review it. They have made it about as simple as it can get, and I say this as someone who has hundreds of live websites and I have built my own marketing systems and such for various opportunities. There is also a system email included so that you can send broadcast messages to all your leads at one time, or you can simply incorporate your own Aweber or GetResponse auto-responder into the capture page forms (recommended, and takes about 7 seconds by the way).
Core Marketing Training complete with video lessons and quizzes to test your understanding. You also have access to regular, ongoing trainings/lessons not only from Dave Wood, but also from other top producers in this game. There are essentially 2 membership levels, the $25 and the $100, and obviously the $100 Inner Circle membership provides access to more in the way of expert marketing training. There is a 3rd membership level which is a “Costa Rica Mastermind Session” at Dave Wood’s home. It’s offered at $500 if you take the one-time offer, and $1000 if you don’t accept the one-time offer. The sales page says that this has never been offered for less than $2997. I have no way to actually verify this, but seems like a pretty good deal for private consulting of this kind.
So it’s basically done-for-you blog and marketing training, with all the sales pages and presentations already done for you that you would need to build your business. And keep in the mind the blog is your blog… it’s meant for you to blog with. You can add many new entries every day if you like, so it’s not just some set-in-stone deal.
My observation is that for $25 per month this is a really phenomenal amount of value. That’s less than a tank of gas.
For just $100 per month, you’ll get the best ongoing audio training imaginable. We’re interviewing industry Phenom’s who want nothing more than to help you make more money, have a better life, and build your marketing automation machine… on complete auto-pilot.
Each audio is a 45-60 minute content rich interview from a marketing legend, and you can listen to it in your car, download it to your ipod, or get it transcribed and read them. Plus – you can get resell rights if you want, the ability to refer the training to others, and earn 100% commissions.
The one-time up-sell products are described in full in side your Empower Network members’ area. I’m not going to go into them now for the sake of time. One thing I will mention is that the value of these products is far beyond. The information contained in these products just can’t be found anywhere else. Where can you get a chance to see exactly what the top earners in our industry are doing to make it work online, without spending many thousands of dollars to do so? Even when you do purchase products from the “gurus” these days, they aren’t telling you everything and you are just getting a slice of what it takes. Inside the Empower Network advance products you get it all.
How You Get Paid – The Empower Network Compensation Plan?
Refer others. Earn $25 or $100 per month, depending upon which level your referrals join at.
Some of the new sales get passed up to your sponsor.
Your 2nd, 4th, 6th referrals pass up, then every fifth sale.
So it’s 2,4,6,11, 16, 21… and so on.
This adds a strong team dynamic to the thing.
Also, since you are going to receive a new paying member every 5th referral by your current members, you won’t ever go to the point where your desire to help down-line wanes do to the fact that you “aren’t getting anything out of it”.
I really break it down for you in this Compensation Plan video:
Unique Aspects Of Empower Network
As I mentioned earlier I have been working a 100% commission program for about a year and half and have done very well with it. So I’m all for 100% payouts.
But there are a few things that make Empower Network unique.
Firstly, the capture pages and sales pages provided to you are far, far better than any other company replicated pages that I’ve seen.
Secondly, when you have a recognized name like Dave Wood’s is at this time it gives a gigantic boost to a new program like this simply because people who are familiar with this industry will think “Dave Wood has a new program…?” Bam! Instant interest. Well, love Dave or hate him for whatever reason, there is no denying his performance in this industry.
I would imagine that you are going to see just about every leader in this industry adding in Empower Network simply because of their familiarity with Dave.
Consider as well that it’s only $25.00 there really isn’t any reason for any professional in this industry to not put Empower Network in as another income stream. After all if your main opp buy-in cost is $250 to $500 you need somewhere to put all the people who can’t afford it… enter a $25, 100% commission program.
Potential Drawbacks to Empower Network?
- Well, you do actually have to take action. It is a business. It’s not a automatic magic money machine. You have to promote and communicate in order to build it just like you do with any other business. In short, you do have to work. Sometimes very low-cost start-ups attract the lazier of the population, especially when there is done-for-you marketing systems. People get the idea that they don’t have to work to build their business. This is not the case. There are no free rides, even though some programs are easier than others.
- Another thing is that in enrolling others you are building a mailing list for Dave Wood and Dave Sharpe. In the one year that I have been in Empower Network I’ve never seen Dave & Dave email this list with anything other than promotions for Empower Network, so as to close sales for us, or to invite people to live events and so forth. Of course, not matter what company you are involved with you are building their email list.
- Some may not prefer to have the multi-level aspect of the pass ups. A few may prefer to just keep what they refer, of course this means that they would not receive pass ups themselves. This type of person might be better off with straight affiliate marketing, but in that field it’s pretty hard to find recurring monthly residual and certainly 100% commission are out of the question in such a case.
- You do need to pay your own merchant fees. Though you can use the Empower Network E-Wallet to receive your commissions, EN will process the sales for you and they will relay their merchant processing expenses to you. “Negative” people will say stupid things like “It’s not really 100% commission because there are fees…” There are fees to using merchant services, whether you run a fast-food joint or a bank. It is the cost of doing business. I generally tell those people to go find a program with 30% commission so that they don’t have to pay the processing fees. I don’t have time to explain such simple things to the “not-so-bright”.
- Though the capture pages are really high quality and are converting very well at this time, you must realize that after the initial rush into the Empower Network by many thousands of network marketers you will eventually get to a point where you will have thousands and thousands of people all using the same capture page. Not 100% sure what effect this will have. After all, Maximum Leverage (Daegan Smith) affiliates have all been using the same capture pages for years and it doesn’t seem to have slowed down the growth of that company. Now, over a year in, we see the EN is constantly releasing new lead capture pages for use to use. I also offer some unique pages to my team, that they can use. And I actually teach you how to make them easily so you can create whatever type of page you want, however most of the people getting into EN will be relegated to the 8 or so capture pages available at this time.
- Like every single other network marketing program on Earth not every single person you enroll is going to stay active forever. Sometimes newbies are shocked to find that a guy they enrolled doesn’t continue in this third or fourth month, for example. This just part of the business, like any business, which is why you need to be active and take action to promote weekly.
- Though the marketing pages for Empower Network are most excellent there is still the possibility that you could join the network with someone who is clueless for a sponsor so if you have questions that need answers or you need help with your own marketing you could have a hard time. It is suggested you join under someone who knows what they are doing and also that they are still willing to help you even if you happen to be one of their pass-ups and end up not paying your sponsor directly.
- Some people just have to have a product that they can hold in their hand or they are just not happy. So if you think that websites being built for you and education are not worth exchange of money (which means that all universities would also be “scams” for you) then this isn’t for you because the products are all digital except for the $500 Costa Rica Mastermind Session at Dave Wood’s home. I have long since passed the point where I have any interest in trying to “convince” people of how they should think, so I put in tangible product programs as well. If you are one of these types of people and you are looking for a great opportunity I also have the flat-out best tangible product opportunity on the planet. Call me.
Clear Advantages Of Being Part Of The Empower Network
- Totally done-for-you marketing system including your own ready-to-go blog.
- 100% commissions
- Low start-up cost, making this opportunity a viable option for anyone who is qualified to start a business (it they are going to balk at $25, move on to the next person because you are talking to the wrong person).
- Access to cutting-edge marketing training from current industry top-producers.
- Commissions are recurring monthly, meaning you are receiving $25 and $100 payments from all the people on your payline every single month. You don’t have to start all over every single month like you would with a top-tier opportunity or a standard MLM which has a very low % payout on your “weaker leg”, for example.
- High retention rate. Since only one referral is needed in order recover one’s investment into Empower Network you will see a much higher retention rate in this than in almost anything else. I know this first-hand from my Infinity Downline business.
- Fast and easy to set up. I have to say in all honesty that I have never seen a program that was easier and faster to set up. These guys have really gone the extra mile to make the instructions easy to follow. And there is literally almost nothing to do to get your Empower Network blog up and running.
- Well organized. The back office is extremely easy to navigate and there is no problem in finding what you are looking for. It is logical in it’s layout and the instructions and trainings are laid out in a proper gradient.
- These guys have really created marketing pages such as their lead capture pages and sales pages that are second to none. If you are new to internet marketing you may not appreciate all the knowledge and detail that have gone into the creation of these. But to just brief you a tiny bit: there are certain factors that you can change on marketing pages which, when you test them, they yield increased conversions. Some of these things… at least ones that I have found myself are — video which auto-plays and cannot be paused or controlled in any way; no “buy button” appears until the very end of the presentation; the less clutter and text on the page the better when there is a video presentation, and so forth. Not to mention the copy-writing that has gone into the content itself. If you are not familiar with Dave Wood one thing to be aware of is that he is one of the best in the industry at doing presentations that will actually convert. He knows what “buttons” to press and he has proven this over and over again. As a member of Empower Network you are essentially just able to borrower Dave’s sales and presentation skills, to enroll people into a 100% commission program. Frankly, I don’t see how it could get any easier, thought this doesn’t mean that no work is required on your part. And this is the one big difference between what I have been doing with my current 100% payout program and the Empower Network: the marketing pages are just way superior with this new program. I have been having to create all my own sales pages and capture pages and such and I have really built quite a huge arsenal of my own marketing systems for my current program. I really don’t think all this is necessary for Empower Network. I’m not seeing how one could improve too much on the content as it is at the moment… BUT you are still going to want to incorporate yourself into your blog so that people can get to know you. This fundamental of network marketing will never change.
- Positioned in front of a trend. Actually Empower Network is creating the trend. At the time of writing this post… 4 days after active enrollment opened for Empower Network… $204,508.00 in commissions have been paid. I don’t know what is the industry record for such a thing but you cannot dispute that this is amazing. What does this have to do with trends? Well, when you have a influence such as the group that Dave Wood is currently working with, with his “Social Franchising” developments, his MyLeadSystemPro influences and his phenomenal down-line in Numis Network and so on… what is happening is there is such a huge list of people there and such a huge list to hand that right now people are literally just signing up as fast as the server can handle. You also have to look at what is happening with out economy, jobless rate (the REAL unemployment rate), and so forth to understand that a low-cost program is in demand.
- Numbers-wise there are really only two other programs in existence that can compete with Empower Network (and I’m already in both of them). Add in to that the other benefits and, barring any disasters such as server problems or the management losing their sanity for some reason, there really isn’t anything else out there that is competitive.
- Even the ongoing live broadcasts are recorded then embedded into affiliate pages with your link on them right away. An example is this presentation of the live Empower Network broadcast from 11/3/2011. This was ready the next day after the broadcast.
- Company management ARE expert marketers themselves and are leading trends and strategies in this industry so I’m pretty sure you will always have access to the most current effective marketing strategies and tools to promote your business. Dave is not know for complacency.
Let’s Take A Look Inside Empower Network:
Here we see the back office as it appears when you log in to your Empower Network account…
Notice how simply it is laid out and how the instructions and training are well-organized. You also see the video of Dave and Dave at the top there where they tell you exactly what to do to get started. You notice as well that there are just 3 simple steps to get started. Just follow them.
Fast Start Training…
Here is a shot of the Fast Start Training screen. You can see how everything is laid out in definite steps. There is no question about what to do next. You see as well that on the right side they have incorporated quizzed to test your understanding of what you just learned.
And look how simple it is for you under “My Tools”. Just one thing there… your Capture Page link, ready to go for you. You also see that there are two buttons. One to add your Aweber auto-responder or one to add your GetResponse. All you do is click the button and plug your list name into the slot. Takes about 6 seconds and you’re done.
View the Empower Network capture page here. Go ahead and submit your email to the form and watch the presentation that comes up on the next page. Keep in mind these are your resources and these are the phenomenal marketing pages that you will get to use yourself.
And here is the tab where you can customize your Empower Network marketing pages with your image and a description or an YouTube video embed code, as well as the tool to set up your payment button so you can receive your 100% commissions directly. There are full instructions on exactly how to go through the entire LinkPoint application process and everything you need to get up and running. It is actually very simple. No worries!:
And next below is the system emailer that you can use to send broadcast emails to all your members at once. Using the drop-down you can choose whether you want to mail all your basic members, your Inner Circle members, etc. You can even personalize the emails with their name or username.
And here get a glimpse of your Empower Network “My Business” tab. This is where you can view all your downline members, all your program statistics, payments earned and so forth. I’m making this post and these screen shots immediately after joining so obviously you don’t see any members in there yet.
Here we see the steps laid out right at the top of the page. See the “Login & Start Blogging” button?
Well, when you click that button it takes you here:
And all you have to do is click the “Go To Easy Admin Area” link and voila!… this is the next thing you see! You are ready to add a new post. Just look how simple this is!
And keep in mind that your blog comes ready to go. You already have all your “Pages” (different from blog posts) done for you to start marketing with:
And if you are already an advanced blogger and you want to customize your Empower Network blog to your own specifics you can certainly do that too. Just click the little “Activate Advanced Admin” button at the top of the page…
… and BAM! You’ve got a standard WordPress Admin area:
And even in the Advanced Admin area of your Empower Network blog it is very simple. Here you see the “Appearance” tab. You can see that you can easily change the background and header image for example, if that is something you wish to do.
Clicking the “Header” link for example takes you to this very easy-to-use screen. You simply have to upload your image using the “Browse” and “Upload” buttons. Keep in mind this section is for Advanced bloggers and yet is so simple to operate with.
So you can see how well organized and easy-to-follow it is on the inside. They even track all your statistics for you.
Like I said, this is about as easy as it gets.
Is Empower Network Right For You?
Not necessarily. That would depend upon a multitude of factors. My guess is that if you are still reading this post that it would be ideal for you. But there are many different types of people in the world and to say that one thing is right for everyone is just insanity.
Empower Network may be ideal for you if:
- You are a network marketers and want to make it easier on yourself.
- You are an ambitious, motivated person who wants an effective home business.
- You are looking to learn to make money online and want the easiest place possible to start.
- You are looking to increase your knowledge of and marketing skills.
- You have an interest in blogging but wish to completely side-step all the technical learning curve.
- You are looking for totally done-for-you marketing systems.
- You want the highest-possible return for your time and work (Can’t really beat 100% payouts)
- You wish to take advantage of a trend.
- You want a program that even newbies and non-technical people that you know can get started with and all they have to do is
- Tell Others and they don’t have to spend 6 months studying how to do all the technical internet stuff.
- You need a low-cost feeder program for your higher-priced MLM or you simple want a low-cost alternative for the people who say “no” to your current opportunity because they can’t afford it.
- You’re sick and tired of getting a pathetic low commission percentage out of your downline and you have been working your tail off for months and you are still getting $40 commission checks every month.
- You want your commissions paid immediately.
Other Thoughts I Have On Empower Network
For me personally I jumped on it within about 60 seconds of seeing it. All I really had to know was that Dave Wood was the founder and that it paid 100% commissions and I was in. That is only my perspective. Of course, I have no shortage of capital. But it’s like this…
Like I have been telling people in my own training courses… you can get all the traffic in the world and it isn’t going to amount to crap if you don’t have a high-converting presentation. In other words, your videos, sales pages, etc. must convert visitors in to signups or you will simply waste a tremendous amount of time marketing. With the Empower Network you literally do not have to do any presenting. The presenting is literally all done for you. So you already have the presentations which DO covert done for you right from the get-go. ALL you have to do is tell other people about it. ”Pshew!”.
The Morning After Joining Empower Network, 8 Hours Later:
How are you going to beat 100% commissions?!
Here is my result Day 2 of Empower Network:
I Joined 1:00am Sat. Nov 5th, My Merchant Account And Payment Button were active for a couple hours, then I had to contact my Merchant Bank on monday…Activated my merchant account and payment button on Monday Nov 7th @ 12:30pm. This screen-shot (to the right) is from Wed. Nov 9th @ 12:09pm. That’s $850 in RECURRING MONTHLY RESIDUALS, plus $850 Immediately in that period of time, not to mention the $950.00 I passed up to my Sponsor (That’s $950 per month for her as well). I can tell you without hesitation that in 14 years of this game I have never generated that sort of income in just a couple days, not to mention that fact that this income is 100% recurring. I mean, this is literally 48 hours after putting an active payment button on my Empower Network site! That’s not the “hype”, that’s just the way it’s going down.
Empower Network 100% Commissions
100% commissions are not easy to find. I have built a very successful business with my current 100% payout opportunity and THAT is the main reason why, because no one else could compete with the numbers. It didn’t matter what opportunity they were in, I could provide them with a higher income to work ratio than what they are currently doing.
There have been a few companies that have come along and tried to copy that program but until now nobody has successfully created a program that was even close so there was no point in adding them in, because my current programs were far superior.
For some time I had wanted to work with Dave Wood but I was not crazy about Numis Network. There wasn’t much reason for me to work in a low percentage commission opp when I already had 100% commissions happening. After all, where would you spend your time give a choice between 50% payouts and 100% payouts? … Right.
I have reviewed many different programs over the years. It amazes me.. some of the programs that do tons and tons of business with low payouts and “me too” products. Every once in a while a program will come out which is very unique and just simple does not allow any question as to which is the better way to go. Empower Network is one of those opportunities.
Having said all that, if you are a lazy-ass and you’re looking for someone else to do all the work for you and you don’t understand that it is YOU who is responsible for you success… then there is no program on Earth that is going to work for you.
However if you are a responsible person and you are simply looking for the most return possible for your time I really don’t see how you are going to do better than Empower Network. That’s not the “Sales Pitch”. It’s just the way that it is. If you don’t believe it you should put the time in and do your research. Rationally, I don’t see how you could come to any conclusion that this is the smart way to go.
So now I have 3 100% commission programs that I am working.
I’m very picky about my time. I want the most money possible for the least work. You should too.
Empower Network Update: End Of Day 3 With Empower Network:
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