So Empower Network is a pyramid scam...
I'm a member and I just figured it out. Bummer.
I've been a member since Nov12, but didn't actually do much with it until this last month. I went to the live event in Chicago, which was similar to a cult gathering, where people just idolize the few people at the top earning money. Some of them even cried on stage because they are so 'passionate' about helping people...
But I can't do it anymore. I can't promote a product I know is bogus.
I have the 25/month thing and the affiliate fee 19.95/month and I bought the 1000 dollar 15k Formula. I made 6 sales and build a list of like 1000 but all of my members quit after 1 month.
Even if I was making money with it I would still feel this way I think.
The problem with the whole system is people buy it, to learn how to sell it, so other people will buy it...
The products themselves I think are ok. I have learnt a lot from the 15k formula.
And I suppose 25/month for a blog, with hosting, banners, a squeeze page and sales video, along with the fact you can rebrand any link on their site to your personal affiliate link means you do get a lot of 'content'. Not saying it's a great deal but I suppose it's not too bad. Literally all you have to do is log in and blog. But what is the point?
I came back from the live event totally pumped thinking it was totally legit. I met some really nice people who are making money. I think a lot of people in Empower don't actually think about what they are doing they just get caught up in the hype and hypnotic sales speeches. They're not all bad people, they've just been sold the dream by some very good yet dubious marketers.
The other thing that will get them is David Wood put on his facebook wall a few months ago that they have 33% customers and 67% affiliates, and Im sure now it's probably a worse ratio. SO the sales force outnumbers the customers?!?!? Surely that's a bit dodgy?
Anyway that is my rant over.
At least I learnt a few lessons. Some of the training and motivational stuff they peddle is actually not bad and has some good actionable techniques but overall it's just recruiting more people to learn how to recruit more people etc
Thoughts? Any similar experiences?
Oh and EN members, I'm a huge 'wussie' most definitely not as 'bad-ass' as you...
Might eve post this on my EN blog and see what happens...