I don’t “hate” Empower Network, nor do I think it is a bad business opportunity or a scam. I also don’t think it is a “bad” business. It’s just not for me. I’ve been approached to join Empower Network about a 1,000 times now. Ok, maybe not 1,000 times, but it sure does feel like it.
If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you already know what Empower Network is. And if you don’t know what it is, you can do a quick internet search to learn more about it. If I had to describe it in one sentence I would describe it as a “network marketing or affiliate marketing blogging platform with high ticket up-sells.”
Once again, the purpose of this article is not to cover every single detail about how Empower Network works.
Instead, I want to focus on why I didn’t think Empower Network was the right fit for me.
Why didn’t I join Empower Network?
While the “big ticket commissions” are definitely very lucrative, I see a few problems with the business that make my spider senses tingle.
First and foremost, when you start your own blog with Empower Network, you don’t own your own blog. You don’t own the domain. Your blog is a “sub-domain” not a domain itself.
To me that is a big red flag. I would never invest months or years of my life building a blog on a sub domain, or a domain that I didn’t even own. From a business person’s perspective, that would be foolish.
Even if there are benefits of blogging on a popular domain or sub-domain, I like to own my own blogs. I like to have control of my own blogs. I like to be able to format and modify my blogs any way I see fit.
In addition, I DEFINITELY wouldn’t tell a new person interested in blogging to blog on a sub-domain.
The next reason I didn’t join Empower Network is that I believe the 100% commissions they talk about aren’t completely honest. To be quite frank, you do not earn 100% commissions.
You only earn commissions on products you’ve bought yourself. So, if you just buy the $25 per month basic package, and you sponsor someone who goes “all in” for more than $3,000, you don’t get a penny of that. Well, you get the $25 commission, but that’s it.
I don’t have a problem with that. But I do have a problem with it being advertised as 100% commissions, when it really isn’t.
Also, some of your commissions are “passed up” to your sponsor or upline, so even though you might have personally sponsored someone you went “all in” you might not get any of that money.
Once again, I’m not knocking pass ups. I just think that using the term 100% commissions is a bit deceptive.
In addition, you have to pay $19.95 per month as a “membership fee” just to be eligible for commissions. You rarely, if ever, hear about that when people promote Empower Network.
Another reason I didn’t join Empower Network is because there’s a crazy amount of online competition. Go to YouTube and you will find tens of thousands of videos about Empower Network. Check the Google or Bing search results and it’s even worse.
I don’t think competition is a bad thing, in and of itself, but you do need to be able to find a way to differentiate yourself and stand out in the marketplace. That’s very hard to do with Empower Network.
People are already trying to do that by creating workaround pages, and using deceptive marketing practices, by calling it other things (other than Empower Network).
In addition to that, there are literally thousands of people blasting out emails every day to promote their Empower Network business.
After all, how many emails do you get a day from someone in Empower Network?
I’d bet I get about 15 to 20 emails a day. And to be quite frank with you, it gets annoying. REALLY ANNOYING.
So there you have it. These are the reasons I didn’t join Empower Network.
Don’t let me fool you and tell you I haven’t been TEMPTED to join the company. I ALMOST joined Empower Network on two different occasions. But, I always backed out at the last moment.
Of course, lots of people have achieved success with the company. And I admire that.
I also know that lots of people have lost their shirt. I’d bet the success rate with Empower Network is about the same as any other MLM Company. The problem is when you fail with Empower Network, you lose thousands (if you went all in)!
At the end of the day, I just decided it wasn’t the right business for me. I’m happier owning my own blog and having complete control over it. I’m happier promoting a traditional, reputable MLM Company with products you can actually touch.
What you decide to do is totally up to you. I will tell you what I tell anyone thinking about starting a business of their own. Do your homework first. Study the good and bad. Ask a lot of questions. Don’t let greed control your decisions. And whatever you do, trust your instincts!
If you decide to do it, then sell out to the business model and go all out! Don’t tinker with it. Don’t think you will get rich and make money just because you signed up. Like any business, you have to work hard, be persistent, and master MARKETING.
What are your thoughts? What do you like or dislike about Empower Network? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.