Empower Network Review
Eventually I knew I would get around to writing about the empower network. I tried to avoid it for the longest but I’ve seen enough facebook post so at this point I just can’t avoid it. Empower Network is the brain child of Dave Wood and Dave Sharpe. Two MLM/ Internet Marketing guru type personalities. I hae the term guru, so I use it very loosely. At one point in time I was on the marketing list for both these guys but I eventually opted out of them both. Empower Network seems as if they have gained a lot of momentum since it started in October of 2011. I was approached to join by Tracey Walker as I was on her lists as well. I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was on my way to an Aggie Football game against the Baylor Bears. It was RG III’s senior season. I’m an Aggie if you have not figured it out. I won’t put the discussion on this post, but tracy and I had a discussion via facebook about me joining. After a few hours of thought I decided that I would pass on the empower network.
Empower Network Killer!!
Honestly, I really didn’t see the need for it at the time. I already had a blog, it was optimized pretty well, and I was getting decent traffic. My thoughts were why the hell do I need an empower network blog that I need to pay 25 dollars a month for? My wordpress blog is free. My thoughts at the time were, am I only purchasing the empower network system to sell it? I didn’t want to purchase empower network only to sell it. I looked at it as something that new people in the industry would need.
Empower Network Big Builders
As usual it seems that the players that have been in the game for a while are the ones that are making the big money with this. Obviously the program makes sense for somone that believes in it. For someone who has a big mailing list or who was blessed to get the jump on everyone else has a much better chance of making it big with empower. Now in no way am I saying that you can’t come in and make money with this if you don’t work your ass off. NOPE, that’s not what I’m saying. What I’m saying is somone who has a marketing list of thousands has a much better chance. I was at one point in my life on a few marketers list when I started in this game. First they were hyping of MLSP (David Wood used to be the top guy). Then when the emergence of Empower Network all the big time marketers or people who have been in the game for a while, flipped and EVERYONE was pushing Empower Network. Email after email with Internet Marketers Jockying for position. Trying to get people on their team to join. I can’t count the number of emails I have or had with people saying “fax in your non disclosure form so I can tell you about this super secret.” HURRY HURRY HURRY!
After two weeks of that I had to delete myself from the list of these people because it was all about empower. Before every now and then I would get a nugget from the emails that I chose to read. Not anymore. It was all about Empower Network, Empower this, Empower That… Eventually it was too much.
FaceBook and Empower Network
Well as you know, when a company launches and people want to advertise… They flock to facebook. There are a gazillion people all gathered in one place. People who could afford it, all started to place ads on facebook. There was a point on facebook when the only add you could find on facebook was an empower network at. It was almost to the point of if I saw another empower network ad I was going to lose my mind. Apparently I wasn’t the only one feeling this way. I think the people at facebook took heed to what was going on and eventually they tired of it and it looks like Empower Network was banned from facebook.
After the ban people were irate… all the leaders came on the famous “fight the forces of EVIL” call. All of the empower network chanting and bantering about fighting the forces of evil on their facebook pages. Was actually pretty funny to me. How does an entire group get banned, I really don’t know what was going on, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before. I can’t really recall if so.
I don’t think the ban on facebook really hurt them at all. Their leaders are doing just as good a job on their personal pages posting pictures of big checks that they’ve earned. Constantly blasting MLM companies and anything that pays less than 100% commissions. It’s pretty funny that most of these leaders of Empower Network got their start with MLM companies and made quite a bit of money. In fact a few of these leaders were with vislaus, but were terminated for one violation or another. I’m not sure what the reason was, and I really don’t care. It’s funny that just 3 months ago you were promoting the challenge, but now all of a sudden you hate MLM’s?
Empower Network Killer
BIG CHECKS - After every empower network major event their are big checks being posted. All the leaders constantly tell people how much money they’ve made and post these huge carrots all over their facebook page. I get it; Social Proof right. But damn, how many facebook post must I read about how much money you’ve made? For me personally it’s a total turn off. Every post you make is about how you used to be poor, broke and homeless, but now you’re super rich, fighting the forces of evil. All because you took a chance with empower network. Okay, so you’re not a wussie! But just because your followers don’t go All-In they’re not wussies either.
Empower Network Followers
I hope I don’t come across as bashing empower network. I actually think it’s pretty cool they were able to create a company and give people the chance to create income. It’s needed in this economy. What I don’t agree with is the cult like following they have created that takes common sense from the person that is new to the industry and acts like they have lost all common sense. Most people in empower network will agree with anything their sponsor post on ther facebook page. I’ve actually seen a empower network post something to the tune of “I don’t have time to talk to everyone, if you haven’t earned a certain amount you basically don’t deserve it.” After I picked my jaw up, I had to make a comment. The leader of that post never responded but at the same time… I don’t think I would have. There was someone who broke the mold… who had their own thought and spoke out. That wasn’t normal.
Think People! Empower Network will not be the last rodeo. Just like Magnetic Sponsoring wasn’t, Just like MLSP wasn’t…. Something else will come along. As soon as the money stops coming in and something else is available… The circus acts will pack up and leave town. It happens all the time. Get in, Make Your Money while it’s hot. Most importantly don’t run around like a circus monkey doing everything your leader does thinking it makes you look good in their eyes and it’s somehow going to make you some extra money. IT WILL . I honestly think some of these leaders could post that the sky has elephants flying and someone would hit the like button and respond saying “yes I’m looking at one right now…
David Sharpe, part owner of empower network used to be a cool dude. I actually liked the products he put out. It was something that people could actually use. I wonder if empower network took away some of that swag he used to have. He was one of the guys that I actually respected in this game because he kept it real. He was putting in the work and making it happen. Empower network is taking some of that away in my eyes. I don’t know him personally, but just from being on some of his “old” calls, the guy was cool. Dave Wood for that matter… he’s always kind of been wierd to me. I guess you can do that when you are making globs of cash though.
In closing, can you make money blogging on the empower network blogging platform. I would say hell yes! Will you be the Bad Ass you hope to be? I guess that depends on you and how much work and followers you can gather up. If you are out there and you share the same views as myself and would like to take a look at something other than the Empower Network and perhaps something a little better that wont have you looking like and Empower Network Drone.. Enter Your Contact below…. I’m looking to connect with people that are thinkers and not droids…