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Report: #927163

Complaint Review: Empower Network - Internet

  • Submitted: Tue, August 14, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, February 18, 2013
  • Reported By: Theresa — Apache Jucntion Arizona United States of America
  • Empower Network

    United States of America

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Today I actually purchased this internet money making system for 25.00.  Then once I bought the system I cam to find out it actually is a plat form for blogging which you pay a monthly fee.  The information that is provided initially is not the entire picture.  You pay 25.00 for the ability to be a customer and use the plat form to blog.  You do not make any money from this at all. Empower Network leads you to believe this in the first demonstration. 

In actual reality the cost is another 19.95 a month for the affiliation membership in which they say you can get paid from.  I think this company should be forced to pay back all the clients that paid the initial 25.00 only to find it is not a way of making money unless they pay another 19.95 a month.

Unless you are willing to pay the 44.95 a month and I suspect even more from the other reviews I now have read then just exit the web page immediately! 

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#1 Consumer Comment

$25 to use WordPress

AUTHOR: Shinyhead - ()

When I signed up to Empower Network it was with high hopes because I honestly liked the two Dave’s and their pitch. I watch a lot of their videos but I have to say, I was really surprised to find a Word Press blogging system rather than a custom built system that is worth the $25 price tag - I mean WordPress is a free open source blogging system so why am I having to pay for it? I also have to admit at this point I am disappointed at so many extra pay for products that you discover after paying the initial investment (for an otherwise free blogging system). I mean if they are so confident about their products, why not be completely transparent up front and on the homepage of the main website??

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#2 UPDATE Employee

Without a pitch

AUTHOR: Yvonne - (United States of America)

Let me sum up without trying to pitch anyone.  To go "all in" and really make good fact, excellent commissions with EN, you have to pay a total of 1625.00 dollars - and that's not including the 19.95 for the e-wallet.

It's worth it if you want to make big money and can afford it.  I went "all in" personally.  But I discourage people to "just borrow it" as Dave Wood has suggested.  I think he doesn't live in the real realm any longer.  Money does change people, and while he may have been poor in a van for a time, he's not anymore and he's completely forgotten the real world crisis and economic poverty that's going on.  Borrowing from the banks is extremely difficult, and from friends and family is a disaster usually.  It destroys relationships.  I highly discourage that.

Don't borrow - work your way up if you want really good commissions.  If you don't - go at the level YOU prefer, and not what you feel pressured to do. 

I would agree that the videos do not (and I've seen them all) give the full truth with the exception of a couple random vids I saw David Wood make from Costa Rica in which he explains what every fee does to help a person grow financially.  But the initital advert that is circling the net is less than completely forthcoming with the monetary output that is necessary for the income claims.
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#3 Consumer Comment

The Truth Behind Empower Network Costs

AUTHOR: The_Real_Truth - (USA)

Here's the horrible thing...

First of all, sorry to hear about your situation with Empower Network. Some affiliates don't do a good job explaining in detail all the costs involved with this program.

Whenever you're looking at any home business ALWAYS go to the corporate site and get info "straight from the horses mouth!"

It is unfortunate that people do put in the time, effort, and in your case money into something only to learn that there's more to it than meets the eye...I get that.

However, it's your job to get ALL the facts before jumping into anything. Although Empower Network is NOT a scam, there's no lack of people who want to point the blame at everyone but themselves for their dismal results.

If you lack marketing skills get some BEFORE you join another business opportunity or start any kind of business - online or offline.

In regards to you being "mislead", whatever site you were on that you felt didn't tell you the complete story is the website you have the biggest "beef" or issue with - not the Empower Network program. You need to go to that site and ask the webmaster to make it more clear as to the true Empower Network costs.

Empower Network does not have control over what people write or say about the company online or offline.

For anyone else wanting to learn more about Empower Network, read this BEFORE joining:

The REAL Empower Network Costs...

I hope this helps...
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#4 Consumer Comment

Attorney General

AUTHOR: jeremythekidd - (United States of America)

If you really want to file a complaint to keep this from happening to other people, you need to file with the Attorney General.
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#5 General Comment

Affiliate Fee

AUTHOR: leb32 - (United States of America)

The introductory video talks about the $19.95 Affiliate fee. Nobody misled you. If you didn't pay attention that is your fault.
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