AN INTRODUCTION TO THE EMPOWER NETWORK
A few months ago a friend and longtime mentor of mine introduced me to a company called the Empower Network. This friend has been making six figures for well over the past five years doing internet marketing from home. So when he told me to take a close look at this company, I definitely listened. I hadn’t heard from him in a while and he was extremely excited when telling me about the company so that intrigued me.
Before I continue on with my Empower Network review here is another person who joined Empower who has had success that I wanted to share with you:
Back to my story…
What I found was quite astonishing.
Before joining the Empower network I read about two entrepreneurs named David Wood and David Sharpe who started this unique concept of marketing and how they showed that I could make money online. This is not just any story mind you…
Wood was a once broke and homeless man living out of a van and literally showering at a beach daily. Sharpe is a former alcoholic who worked in the construction industry for a lot of years. The two came together working as internet marketers and found success.
The company they have created has become nothing short of a movement. Today empower network has over 85,000 members and has paid out over $20 million in commissions to its members across 140 countries around the world.
The Empower network is set up as a network marketing company. But before you roll your eyes and move on, you should know something about how Empower Network is set up. You see unlike a traditional network marketing company you don’t have to recruit people by making phone calls, chasing down contacts or throwing parties.
Empower Network teaches its members to recruit new people into their organizations using online advertising methods and marketing through various social media outlets. The logic is that in a traditional network marketing company, you have to convince someone that they need or want a certain product (vitamins, skin care, juice etc). Empower reasons that you can find people online who are already looking for a home based income opportunity if you just advertise and market in the right places. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it.
It’s a whole different approach to building a network marketing organization. And rather than using a phone, you can use the worldwide reach of the internet to accomplish this task.
In fact, David Wood actually tells you NOT to use the phone to build your organization. He makes the very compelling argument that calling people on the phone is one of the worst ways to build an organization in today’s world filled with social media, text messaging and busy schedules.
One of the best arguments he makes for his case is that people usually ignore calls they see on their phone with numbers that they don’t recognize. I can totally relate to this as that is how I treat foreign numbers calling my phone as well. He goes on to argue that you’d be calling from a foreign number if you were trying to recruit someone new into your organization.
Like many people, I have been a part of network marketing companies before and failed. The problem that I had in other traditional network marketing companies was that I didn’t like making people feel like I was selling something to them. And many times I didn’t believe in the products.
Another problem was that the commissions were usually not significant in other companies and so you had to make a ton of sales before you saw any kind of relevant income.
The thing that’s different about the empower network is that it pays out 100% commissions on each sale. Yes you read that correctly. Instead of keeping 50, 60 or even 80% of the individual affiliate’s commission like other companies, empowernetwork puts 100% of your sales directly into your pocket.
I wondered how they could do this and still be profitable. Well Dave and Dave make no secret about how this is accomplished. The truth is that they are affiliates as well and have built their own organizations within the company they own. So their income is tied directly to individually promoting their products as well.
They also make money by running an optional affiliate system that allows you to also promote their products and get paid using an e-wallet system that handles all of your payout transactions for you online. But this is completely optional and not their core product.
So what exactly are the core products that Empower is promoting?
1) The Empower Network viral blogging system with 8 Fast Track training videos: $25.00
The first product that empower promotes is a blogging system that is ready to use from the day you register. There is literally no setup. You can simply log in after registering and start blogging.
You see most online marketers use blogs to promote their products. This is because blogging has been found to be one of the most powerful tools for marketing and content promotion on the internet.
Because blogs usually have short posts and those posts often contain links in them, they are generally more “keyword heavy” than regular articles. This results in better rankings in search engines.
People find blogs easier to read so online readers and customers are likely to come back often to see what you might have to say that is new or what has changed in the subject you are blogging about.
So needless to say, blogging has become a very effective way to promote yourself or any product that you have to sell. Most people looking for income online do not know all the technical details of setting up a blog so this is a very easy solution to that void.
The best part about the Empower Network blogging product though is that the domain name that each Empower blog is tied to is ranked in the top 550 websites in the world.
This can be verified by going to Alexa.com and typing in “Empower Network.”
The Empower Network blog you get is already installed and optimized and Empower has hundreds of thousands of incoming links giving their domain name huge authority in online search rankings.
This in turn allows you to achieve excellent search results for your personal blog by basically “piggybacking” off of their site.
This is all done with very little and sometimes no effort on your part.
The 8 Fast Track training videos walk you through everything you need to get started and how to begin blogging and they even discuss what you should blog about if you have no ideas initially on how to start.
The Empower network stays on the cusp of search engine technology and does all the work for you which gives your blog authority and for the $25 that you spend, there really is no better value for a “ready made” blogging system anywhere on the internet.
Summary: You get a highly search engine optimized blog that is “plug and play” to promote yourself or any product you choose to. You also get 8 videos to walk you through how to start right away. There is nothing more to pay if you choose not to.
Cost: $25.00 monthly (If you are interested in what is included click here).
2) The Empower Network Inner Circle Audio Library: $100.00
The empower network inner circle system is an audio training system that will completely change the way you look at business. These audios are taken from live calls of training sessions that Dave and Dave have recorded where they have brought on industry leaders in Internet marketing, successful Empower Network team members and even themselves to train about the keys to their success.
Surrounding yourself with successful people and modeling after them is one of the best ways to increase your own success.
A helpful feature of these recordings is that any one can be downloaded and saved onto an MP3 file for your phone or MP3 player for later playback while you’re in your car or working out etc.
In these inner circle audios, one of the core commitments they teach is that anyone who wants to be successful should listen to positive uplifting audio from legends of marketing and personal development on a daily basis.
The continued access to this training entails a $100 monthly fee.
Summary: You get access to a large library of audio recorded training in MP3 format which are being constantly added to and updated to keep you on top of the goings on in internet marketing and what methods are proving successful. Cost: $100.00 monthly
3) The Costa Rica Mastermind Intensive Training: $500.00 (one time fee)
This internet marketing training is done through videos designed to ratchet you above the majority of online marketers and is designed for people who are extremely serious about making money online.
Unlike the previous 2 training tools which are monthly paid services, the Costa Rica training costs a one-time charge of $500.00.
To touch just one of the topics covered in this training, you are taught to build relationships and trust with your customers and followers. They teach that trust and likeability are paramount to reaching and maintaining an audience who will be loyal to you and your ideas.
Some of the other topics covered in this training include:
- Systematizing your daily marketing
- Perpetual web traffic and promotion methods
- Visualization techniques
- Modeling yourself after success
- How to tell and sell through your own story
- Advanced selling psychology strategies
- Paid advertising methods
- Social media marketing & SEO techniques
…and lots lots more
Summary: You get intensive video training that will be helpful to both the newbie and the master marketer by refining their sales skills and methods.
Cost: $500 (one time charge)
In this series of videos, each one provides 2 to 3 hours of training on a single and specific marketing topic. It is aptly named the 15K Formula because it is designed for people who want to make at LEAST $15,000 per month in their online marketing business.
Again, this training is a one-time fee of $1,000.00 and not a monthly recurring fee.
This is more in depth training that gets specific on actions to take and sources to use for marketing online.
An example is one video which talks about the specific nuances of online paid advertising. Discussed here is how to properly market using Facebook Ads and how to properly setup a google Adwords campaign while keeping yourself within the boundaries of their terms of service.
This video series has been labeled as the most comprehensive and specific training one can get in online advertising and marketing done with many industry experts.
My mentor and friend who first introduced me to Empower Network has spent over $40,000.00 of his own money for training and marketing classes and workshops over the years and he said that the 15K Formula series is hands down the best training he has ever had in online marketing and promotion.
Summary: You get a 9 part video series which gives you guidance and comprehensive direction on marketing online and what methods work and don’t work. You’ll also be told where the best places to focus your energy are as well as how to get your mind into the proper mindset for success.
Cost: $1,000.00 (one time charge)
So after looking over the whole system and reading tons of online reviews and watching videos on Empower Network, I decided to join. Keep in mind though I had someone who was there to support me and walk me through all of the initial setup and navigation. I was immediately part of a team when I joined and this proved extremely crucial to my initial success.
What are the drawbacks?
1) The intensive training is not easy for newbies to implement.
While I learned a TON from the initial Empower educative materials, the later intensive training products can be a lot to take on and are literally a crash course for newbies to online marketing. This is where a mentor is key, but more on that later.
2) Overwhelming choices.
There are so many choices to make when you start marketing online. And while Empower Network really provides the keys to each choice, one can still get lost in the sea of online advertising options with regard to which method to focus on for advertising and marketing. This is also where someone mentoring you can come in key. Read on…
3) There’s no one to hold your hand
Many people who are first getting started into the world of online marketing are looking for someone who will walk them through the process. But unless you get lucky or already have someone who is willing to do this hand holding for you, you might be lost at sea when joining Empower Network. Don’t get me wrong, the products are awesome and they lay a very solid foundation, however without someone there to hold your hand, you can lose focus quite quickly.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
While Empower Network is a very simple system that provides you with a product that converts sales very efficiently, I think the most important thing that anyone who is looking at Empower Network should consider is who their referring or mentor member is.
If you have been thinking about creating income from home online, Empower Network is a great system that gives you products that will not only convert sales for you very well, but they also will change the way you think about even your day to day mindset gearing it toward success.
If you already have someone who will mentor you through the process and provide great team support, I recommend you join the Empower Network team.
But keep in mind that mentoring and modeling after someone is crucial to your success online. The world of online marketing and advertising is a HUGE sea of choices and systems and one can feel quite overwhelmed when looking at it all not to mention decisions about advertising, promotion and website building.
So if you do not have someone to guide you, my mentor and friend who introduced me to Empower Network has created a “team member” website whereupon anyone who joins our team is given completely FREE training and marketing support.
We are a community with not only our own team website but also a facebook page and we do weekly google hangouts where live training and marketing discussions take place. The team website allows members to IM chat, interact in a forum format, discuss marketing methods or any other topic relevant to Empower Network and help each other out in general.
In addition to this, each team member is being provided with the following:
- Access to an active community of members who will support you and teach you how to build your business much more quickly than on your own
- A custom capture page
- Access to a training center with videos that train and give direction for success
- A custom email followup campaign with 82 followup emails and growing
- A team traffic co-op which allows you to buy into an advertising campaign specific to only our team members that will generate opt ins and sales for you while you learn
- A growing amount of member content being added every day
All of this is free when you join Team Inspire today!
The bottom line is this. The world of online marketing is not for everyone. You must be dedicated and disciplined to make it work.
But if you truly believe in yourself, can follow simple step by step instruction and want to create a life for yourself free of, clocking in to work, worrying about where you have to be at what time or whether your job will even be there for you in the future, Empower Network is probably right for you.