• Report: #970973

Complaint Review: Empower Network

  • Submitted: Sun, November 18, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, February 22, 2013

  • Reported By: boo — United States of America
Empower Network
Empower Network, LLC | 146 Second Street North, Su Internet United States of America

Empower Network Empower Network, LLC | 146 Second Street North, Suite 201 | St Petersburg, Florida 33701 online pyramid scam, viral blog scam, Internet

*General Comment: help

*Consumer Comment: mw245

*General Comment: mw245

*Consumer Suggestion: Acknowledging Our Responsibilities

*UPDATE Employee: Eliza

*General Comment: Question

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Empower Network is a total SCAM!!! The owner David Woods says his viral blogging will make you boatloads of money, but after paying $25 for this and then another 20 for banking services, I didn't make a dime and out  $50 bucks!

They totally lie about everything, its a total pyramid scam with hypnotic videos that taunt you A" dont be a wussie, go all in"
Its sad that yet another predator is cheating people out of money and giving them false hope for a way to make money.




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#1 General Comment


AUTHOR: Cathy - ()

I am in the same boat with Teresa. Please Help. Where will we find this information? 

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#2 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: Teresa - ()

Please let me know where to find the information you are offering. I have been laid off for over a year and I'm still sending resumes out. I truly do not have the money to get into something like this as any money that is brought in has to go towards a bill. Let me know if you would like my email addess.
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#3 General Comment


AUTHOR: mw245 - ()

In answer to those that are invovled with being part of EN and trying very hard to justify the money that they spent to join EN other MLMand to continue; I've done at least a Hundred.

Let me say that blogging and setting up a blog whether it's throught WP or just a blog can be done over a hundred ways cheaper than what everyone seems to be defending to do through EN, which is just a rip off way of praying the unfortunate of those who have a hard time understanding how to do the simple things needed to sell anything on line.

How do I know this, well I too have been there, done that and setting on top of a van or being broke as the part owners, scammers of this so called 3 part easy way to make money is a total scam that only puts money 25.00 bucks or more in their pockets and not yours ever.

After spending thousands of dollars and over 5-10 years now trying to make money on line and being well educated, engineer, plus several other degrees/training, 40 + years in the retail, service, corporate world, owning my own companies, several times bankrupt, I can now say I'm making it on-line and it was not easy getting here, but it easy to do now, because I learned the hard way.

For those that have waited and continue to do so for a little while longer, I, ME. MYSELF WILL GIVE YOU FREE, WITH NO MONEY OF YOURS and if this year 2013 is continued sucessful for me I will pay you any extra money or give you your own domain to blog through and more. Bull, you say, well that's okay because here is how it will work I'LL post the available domains for your blog on my facebook, pinterest, tweeter, craiglist, e-bay, clickbank and many others, that what will be there and it will be free with some info. on what to do, free e-books, ALL FREE you just take what you see; because all these other ones on line are scams and there is no one.....3 clicks for money only hard work.....don't give anyone more than money for a one time info, PDF you actually see to learn more; anything with more than one time payment and more $15.00 is a scammer after your money.

WHEN YOU SAY???? keep looking there will be a free e-book detailing this from me, on KINDLE and other after the 90 day requirement by them and probably a whole series FREE e-books to read, because or why????? I'M TIRED of listening to or seeing all the scam videos on line and since I will be making enough money for my needs, which will be less than 100K year, I will give everything else away, as GOD will have given me all I need.

I will be under several pen names, don't worry because the word will spread fast as no one will giving or doing  this FREE anywhere and I mean anywhere and the word will be all over the internet and social sites and news......... because I know how to do that.

Signed ME(remember I will be using pen names to protect myself and family from the hit men?)      Save your money for now , but try to educate yourself, look for what is free, watch some videos on you tube, download anything free to read............I'M COMING SOON!!!!FOR EVERYONE
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

Acknowledging Our Responsibilities

AUTHOR: Kevin Aquilina - (United States of America)

Seriously Eliza?

Please try and define a Scam to the general public.

Quoting your own exact words:

".... but after paying $25 for this and then another 20 for banking services, I didn't make a dime and out  $50 bucks!They totally lie about everything, its a total pyramid scam with hypnotic videos that taunt you A" dont be a wussie ...."

I have a decent question for you, if you don't mind.

Are you REALLY Serious about your Online Business Venture, to the extent of taking it seriously like a College Degree or MBA?

Answer YOURSELF honestly because you cannot blame others for your own success -- and I can tell you from my own prior experience. It is a learning curve like any other skill in life.

In fact even if you are a new employee you are entitled to a probation period where they will teach you how to perform and integrate into your new employment. Unless you do a VERY Stupid mistake or do any intentional harm/damage to the company you are given a second chance (in most cases; anyway).

So let me recap and rephrase what you have just said, right?

You joined the most basic level with the sole intention to make money at the basic level.
I know this from the money you spent.
Let us break it down.

  • $25 - Blogging Platform System which includes enough training to get you started in the right direction.

  • $19.95 - Affiliate/e-Wallet fee to have your own merchant processing account. You need this in E.N. to make money as an affiliate.

    Hint: This is how I know for sure that you got in to make money.

    * By the way nothing wrong with that. In fact you have done the right thing till here.

Now let's move to where you have probably (actually certainly) got it wrong.

  1. You are Not taking Responsibility for YOUR OWN Business. This is because you are wasting your time complaining and thinking this is a Pyramid Scheme instead of focusing your effort in learning how to market effectively. This takes time, even though you can get going quickly with E.N.

  2. You have the wrong attitude/mindset right now. This might hurt your feeling but I am being brutally honest with you upfront. Unless you change your own attitude DO NOT bother to become your own Boss (entrepreneur - and I mean both offline and/or online).

    From your own argument and logical reasoning I can tell that you are not yet prepared enough for this mentally. This is because you have always worked for someone else and are used to take commands instead of being your own leader.

    Nothing wrong with that but it takes certain guts and discipline to get out of that mindset (which is a bad habit for any entrepreneurship).

    ** This is not negotiable but is a MUST if you want to succeed in your own business; and I mean any business, online or offline. **

  3. You are being impatient. I do understand that you want to make money fast -- but unless you get good at the basics and do your 8 core commitments daily and get good at them you're unlikely to make a positive move in the right direction which ultimately leads to sales.

    Marketing is an education in itself.
    The online world (internet and mobile browsing) are just leverage tools like TV and Radio are. The only difference is that marketing online is cheaper and even more efficient and effective compared to TV ads or Radio ads.

    Just try getting some quotes for a TV or Radio Ad and you'll know what I mean!

  4. You are being a BAD example to Your Own Prospects. If you complain that you are not successful, do you honestly think you are going to attract any future customers who will sign under you.
  5. Now seriously, be brutally honest with yourself. You are actually repelling any potential candidates which might join under you by being a complainer (negative attitude). I have learned that in the Network Industry people tend to follow successful leaders. Take advantage from this mistake and be careful before officially complaining  because you are repelling your own customers in any future business venture you get in. It is like your online C.V or Bio!

My humble advice is this:

Continue working your day job for now but if you are serious enough to become an online marketer or network marketer you need to start investing some education in self development books, courses, DVDs etc.
Go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble or similar sites and browse for Self Development material and purchase something and get working on yourself. You will gain invaluable education which unfortunately is not found anywhere else, including our education system.

Good luck to your future success Eliza and take this advice to heart.

As you can see I have nothing to gain from all this as I am actually telling you to take a step back before committing yourself again to ANY entrepreneurial business!

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#5 UPDATE Employee


AUTHOR: Yvonne - (United States of America)

You do have to do some work, Eliza.  The initial video is about how Dave Wood himself made a lot of money from blogging - that was before he actually made the system.  He's letting people know what IS possible without saying what is probable.  In fact he says "I don't know you, I don't know if you're going to work at this", etc. 

Why are you taunted by the sales pitch: " dont be a wussie, go all in"?  I always thought that was the funniest pitch I've ever heard!  Particularly the follow up of melodrama: "Absolutely no wussies allowed" ahahaha  It's funny!  Any fool could see that is a pitch.  As if I were a wussie, they wouldn't take my money?  ahaha 

Everyone needs a "coke and a smile" .  Hon, taglines in sales are everywhere.  "Just do it"  Ring any bells?
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#6 General Comment


AUTHOR: leb32 - (United States of America)

Did you actually follow the training? Did you do the 8 Core Commitments everyday as instructed? Or did you just pay $25 and expect to get rich doing nothing? Did you not get your blog? It is a business like any other business that you must work at in order to be successful. How long of a commitment did you give to the program? They say clearly in the training videos to give it at least 6 month. Nowhere do they promise that you are going to get rich overnight doing nothing. That WOULD be illegal!!
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