** Update on the article Empower Network Scam: Hi since posting this article in September for my own personal reasons three months later I did sign up to the Empower Network (You are welcome to read the reasons why here Date 4th Nov 2012: Why I changed my mind about the Empower Network and Joined and Empower Network Review comparisons a strategic internet marketing tool and How to find the right Empower Network Sponsor?
I am really hoping you found my blog after Googling the Empower Network and before you get your credit card out of your wallet and sign up. I had a quick look on Google for the keyword on Empower Network Scams but they are all by affiliates telling you it is not a scam but please sign up under me. I did open a free account to check it out. Like you, a few months ago I was looking for genuine internet working from home, make money online ideas and I kept coming across website after website with a “rich guru” trying to sign me up to the Empower Network. It looks like the program started twelve months ago and it was targeting affiliates from other genuine direct sales or multi level marketing (MLM) businesses as an online lead generator tool but Empower Network is a scam.
After weeks of dizzy testimonials which would make your head spin, any product that you still do not understand after the end should ring alarm bells in your head. I did persist because hey “everyone is rich” right?? Many times I took my credit card out ready to sign me up and it took me ages to actually work out what the hell Empower Network was selling. I mean the monthly fee seemed low ($25 a month) but what are the premium memberships?
** Update: I hope you will also read my update from this post: Why I changed my mind about the Empower Network and Joined
But what does the Empower Network give you?? That’s right a customised template blog on the Empower Network domain name which you are asked to write and blog on everyday and then market that blog and earn a commission. The Inner Circle offers additional audio and internet marketing training.
Yes I am open that I promote products for another MLM company and I come across people every day who don’t understand MLM and fear it is a pyramid scam. But is the Empower Network a scam? I suppose my initial difficulty is the Empower Network is is a training program and besides the blog not a tangible product like other MLM companies. Other companies distribute their product through MLM business models but the Empower Network is a different work from home model.
MLM companies have a Product, a tangible product that is trialled, tested and been through any regulatory approvals required for distribution in the market. The Empower Network is a training program and blogging platform and that is THE PRODUCT. What you receive for your membership is the WordPress Blog, optimized for email capture to promote the Empower Network or other business opportunity. Initially I was reluctant to have the same blog other affiliates who signed up also have the exact same blog save for one photo change to personalize it. I thought that now if you would like to blog to promote your product or service just get your own. It is not hard but then again it took me years and thousands of dollars of learning to get this blog for the past few years. Maybe for the novice it would help? I certainly am not earning an income from this blog but a few dollars would help with the maintenance. Isn’t the whole fun of blogging is choosing your brand and template design? Choosing a domain name? They argue it is so hard to do but if you are so lazy to get your self organized are you really going to keep up motivation to blog every single day (trust me that is tough after the first two weeks) and educate yourself in their top secret inner circle education and training? I know you can get free blogging platform just sign up to Google Blogger or WordPress.com. If you are a bit serious it is really easy to register a domain name and web hosting and installing WordPress. BUT the Empower Network offers to teach you how to market your blog, get traffic, a blog is lonely if noone reads it… Yes it might cost you $30 to do all of that but guess what all your writing and branding is yours. If you spend every day blogging on someone else’s blog (which boosts their brand not yours), what happens to all your hard earned content if the site disappears tomorrow? I have read a few very good articles from bloggers on Empower Network and it is ranking on Google so I am on the fence whether to join or not.
Additional learning about how to blog is to read ProBlogger.net and did the 31 days to build a better blog and I joined a few other great blogging support groups like the SITS Girls http://www.thesitsgirls.com/
I am personally training and teaching people like you how to monetize your own blog (just like this one), and how to drive Massive Traffic and build a Big Email List, which you can use to promote your primary business. If you are interested in working with me personally, then click on the banner at the top of this page, enter your email, and watch the 30 minute video. It will explain how several people are making as much as $1,000 per day blogging, and how you can as well. I have some additional training that I can offer on top of this, and I look forward to helping you make more money online this year.