The Empower Network | Why I Said No

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If you are researching the Empower Network you cannot fail to see the stories of success littered all over the internet, but if you look closer you will also see a few less complimentary versions of how people followed the 90 day blog plan and got no results at all.

So what I want to share with you in this empower network review is a thorough look at the Company, the compensation plan, and why I made the decision NOT to join when it launched.

So firstly a little bit about this rather extraordinary company The Empower Network – Updated for 2015.

The Empower Network Review – Is it Real?

Well it certainly created a few shockwaves in the industry when it launched in the Autumn of 2011.

As a marketer, I am always interested when someone “breaks the mould” a bit and so I took time to investigate it as it didn’t seem like any MLM model but it wasn’t quite a one off affiliate programme either.   It was different and new.

It would appear that the Empower Network “product” was a ready made, optimized (for the search engines) blog that you could just start blogging on straight away.

The blog had highly converting opt-ins and capture pages attached so that anyone visiting your blog and liking your content could opt in and be taken to a sales video and follow up.

It ‘branded’ Dave Woods and David Sharpe as the creators of the system.

But the biggest selling point about the Empower Network system was that as an affiliate of the company you were then able to promote the system and earn higher commissions than the industry had ever seen.

Commissions that high I thought??   NOT possible!!  How would the Empower Network make any money?

So I investigated further and found that there is a $19 “back office merchant” fee so that you don’t have to process the financial transactions yourself.  This fee also pays for the capture pages, hosting, customer service and all the transactions.

Hmmm – I still couldn’t quite believe it.

The blog would cost $25 a month to get going and then as soon as you wanted to promote it to earn commissions you would pay the $19 monthly admin fee.

There are then the upgrades of course……….

To get inside the “Inner Circle” you had to pay an additional $100 a month (on top of the $25 and the $19) to get access to the training.

Well as I was already a member of a top MLM Marketing system that covered just about everything you ever need to know about marketing your business online, I knew then that I was not going to pay out $144 for a blog that I didn’t need and some training that I could probably find in my back office marketing system.

So here’s why I didn’t join the Empower Network

  1. I had my own blog already that branded me and not David Wood!
  2. In the early days there did not seem to be any way of changing the picture or tailoring the blog in any way
  3. There didn’t appear to be any training for new people
  4. I didn’t like the sound of it.

So I decided to make my own marketing decision ……. And ignore it.

I then stood  and watched in amazement as every single facebook advert on my profile and pages were filled up with people promoting the heck out of it.  Masses of people on my friends list then proceeded to “tell” me all about the Empower Network by messaging me at all times of the day about it.

I felt I had made the right decision and waited for all the hype to die down!

The Empower Network Review – The Biggest U Turn!

So why did I change my mind and jump on board with the Empower Network in the Autumn of 2012?

Okay here’s why.

In my business I had my own blog (this one) and one of the first things you need to know if you are wanting to build an MLM or any  business is that an online presence is almost essential in this day and age, but it also gives you a place to brand YOU so that you stand out from others who are promoting the same thing.

But some of the less technical members of my team were really struggling with that and even ‘though it is fully laid out for them exactly how to set up a blog from start to finish in the my marketing system I was using – they just didn’t want to do it.

I realized there and then that I was leaving “money on the table” by not offering this as a service or a tool to some of my team.

So I signed up just to be able to give this to my team as an option.

And then something strange happened.

Within a week of showing it to a couple of people who had approached me for advice on how to build their MLM (but they had lost the passion for it) they decided to join the Empower Network because they had heard so much about how well it was working.

So I upgraded to the $100 package because my costs were already covered  (you see how that works? – how many people do you need in your business before your costs are covered?).

Now that was a gamechanger because I noticed that people were “hanging around” longer – they didn’t disappear off to planet Zorb like they did in my old Network Marketing business!

And the training inside the inner circle of the Empower Network blew me away!  This was stuff that just isn’t being taught out there ANYWHERE!

Trust me! – I know!

And more people joined.

Then I realized something else.   Dave is a product of his own business.  He is only making his money by building his business by being the top distributor in his own company – so he is ‘on the ground’ doing exactly what I am doing.

I loved that.

So the Empower Network quickly became my favourite source of income on the internet – because the 1,3,5 and every 5th passup is NOTHING compared to the amount of passups I am now receiving from my downline and I also found that I made more money in Empower Network in 3 weeks than I had for the whole previous year with my MLM.

And then I realised why!

lightbulb moment solo ads

Now I am not here to put down the MLM industry – heck I love it – it just didn’t work for me very well!!  But here was a MASSIVE “lightbulb” moment for me that I want to share with you.

You see most MLMs pay out about 5-10% on their downline teams.  So when I worked out my average revenue per distributor (total distributors divided by total income) it came to just $9 per distributor.  But with the Empower Network because of the 70% commissions plus pass ups, it came to over $500 per member of my team.


Hmmmm……… It’s powerful stuff but I do need to mention this.

PLEASE don’t be fooled that high incomes in any business are easily achieved – it takes time and effort to build a powerful residual income, but Empower Network is one of the only Companies that I know that is proud to display it’s Income Disclaimer, so please go ahead and read it if you want to and trust me this is SO much higher earning potential than most/all of the other MLMs out there!

You see  I had only been in the Empower Network about 3 weeks when I got my first $1,497 day because I had positioned myself to earn those commissions the minute my other costs were covered.

So what about some articles out there claiming that the Empower Network  has no actual product?

Well that one makes me laugh a little because there are 5 Core products inside Empower –

  • The Viral Blogging platform – Kalatu – $25 per month
  • Inner Circle – $100 per month
  • Top Producer Formula (One time payment)
  • Team Building Formula (One time payment)
  • Mass Influence Formula (One time payment)

Each one of these products takes you a step higher in your marketing knowledge.

It’s like getting a marketing “degree” level education, but a lot more useful!

So if you’re sick of making tiny MLM checks or failing to make any sort of income online from affiliate programs – come and take a peak at what we’re doing.

So how do I make money with the Empower Network?

Okay so you make money in the Empower Network by retailing the core training products and the monthly membership to those core training products.

Then once you have purchased your own membership and products, you are then able to receive commissions on your team members.  The 1st, 3rd and 5th products sold at each product level are passed up to your sponsor or powerline sponsor.  The 2nd, 4th, 6th and every other sale after that except for every 5th, then comes to you.

It’s very powerful – and of course…’s 70% commissions on all of the products which is exceptionally high in the industry AND you will get the pass ups from your team members.

So can I guarantee you will earn what I do?  No of course not, because I don’t know you or know what your work ethic is (please read the income disclaimer) and anyone that says they can guarantee you will earn a six figure income is lying to you.  But what I can guarantee you is that you will have everything you need right at your fingertips to be able to achieve success if you have the right mindset, are coachable and are prepared to take daily consistent action.

This is truly the only system I have seen that allows you to achieve so much, so quickly.  And things like this happen when I was away for just 4 days!

Nicky Price with the Empower Network

“Leveraging the Power of the Internet”

There are other Companies now trying to copy the exact model that Empower Network uses but in my opinion the business could never be recreated somewhere else, because the culture is around the founder David Wood.

He has a passion for helping people and caring like I have never seen before.  He also has a VERY strong “why” for doing what he does.

You see the Empower Network builds People and leadership skills whilst earning residual income.  It’s a game-changer in the online world and allows people with no previous marketing skills to come online and earn an income.

Okay this all sounds great, but will it work for ME….?

Well I can’t really answer that for you, because only you know how much you want to succeed and how hard you will work.  What I CAN tell you is that we have everything set up for you to achieve unlimited success in the Empower Network, but you will need to be prepared to take daily consistent action, be coachable and willing to learn.

So Here’s what you get if you join Nicky Price’s Empower Network team:

1)  Membership to a private Facebook group full of people who are achieving exactly what YOU want to (do you know how much it increases your chances of success by simply surrounding yourself with people who are focused and taking action?)

2)  Team training webinars where we answer all your questions and help you with anything at all that you might not understand.  We also do  Google Hangouts and business opportunity meetings to invite your prospects to.

3)  Brand new marketing funnel released February 2015 to help you market the Empower Network.

4)  Mindset training.  The more success I achieve online, the more I realise that it is down to correcting how we look at our business, how we plan our day and how we deal with the distractions and overwhelming amount of information.  Trust me this is a VERY important aspect of building a successful business and we’ve got you covered with this in our team!

5)  Practical lead generation that goes hand in hand with the Empower Network training so that you understand exactly how to generate leads for your business online without getting overwhelmed.

And much more…..

So there you have it – I’ve never been more committed or more passionate as I am right now to helping YOU to achieve what you truly want.  All you have to do is to come and join this team of inspired entrepreneurs who are going to help YOU every step of the way.

But there’s more.

Integrity without hype, has always been one of the most important things in my business and although I reached the top 0.25% of the all time income earners here, I wanted to help MORE people.  So when you enter your email address to take a look at the Empower Network,  I can promise you that over the next few emails I will send to you, I will show you exactly how I have built a 5-figure monthly income in two separate businesses and I will also add you to a FREE Facebook coaching group where I will help you get started  – So even if Empower Network is not for you for whatever reason – You will still get free training from me on how to build a successful business online.  Sound fair?

Enter your email address here to take a peak at the Empower Network and then stay subscribed to see the two free gifts I’m going to send you too!

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Getting to the Top 125 Affiliates in 3 months!

Well this was great for me……because it meant that I got to go to Austin in Texas at the Empower Network event and sit right at the front in the VIP seats.  I then did it again for the next event – also qualifying as a VIP top affiliate, but this time was so much better because 2 of my team members were ALSO in the top affiliates proving to me that what we are doing in our training WORKS!  One of them was even in the top 200 with me too!

But in the last competition I had at least 13 of my team members on the leader boards this time – which is very humbling!

And I just came away from the last events with the realization that there are so many other Companies out there right now, heck there are others out there right NOW trying to copy the  affiliate model that Dave created,  but you know what?   They will always be missing the key components that have made The Empower Network something truly special …… and that is the passion and leadership and the real “why” that Dave has for doing what he does.  Dave got sick of earning “tincey, wincey” commissions and has made it his absolute mission to have the wealthiest team of affiliates that any Company on the internet has ever had.  Dave Wood is a pioneer in the industry and I’m so proud to be associated with him.  The Empower Network builds “people” as well as incomes.

“People join for the money, but they stay for the Community that IS the Empower Network.”

Me and David Wood


2015 Empower Network Releases ‘Kalatu’ and ‘Kalatu Premium’

Back by popular demand Empower Network has reverted back to the WordPress based blog but with some substantial enhancements to the original version.

All your social media can now be in one place, you can customize it to your heart’s content, or you can literally just plug in and go within just a matter of minutes all for just $25 a month!

BUT……do you have BIGGER dreams and goals?  How about millionaire dreams and goals?

Kalatu Premium – The Millionaires Ring

The very latest training offered by Dave Wood and his team is taking marketing with Empower Network to a whole new level.

Dave has the aim of making 100 NEW millionaires every single year…..and if you know anything about Dave Wood – he WILL do it.

Do you want to be one of them?

With the Kalatu premium membership of Empower Network, Dave and his team have mapped out a plan for you to make $1 million in just 3 years by following a formula.

Click Here to find out more details about this “fast track” training.

millionaire ring

Is that something that you would be interested in?  The training is very special indeed.

(Once again, because I have mentioned income – I have to state that high incomes are not guaranteed, in fact we cannot guarantee you will make anything at all with the Empower Network because we don’t know you or your work ethics – please see the income disclaimer)

In my opinion it is the Kalatu blog that is the key to YOUR success.  Whether you are passionate about another business and their products (but you’re maybe not where you want to be in terms of income) then maybe it’s time to brand YOU and not your business.

People searching for YOUR business are looking for information, support and a Community of successful people to plug into.  People who provide content (i.e articles or videos) on a premium looking blog will automatically be seen as an authority and you can plug them into a community of people (us!) who can help them to market their business properly.

You can take a look at the latest Kalatu product here and register for the 21 day blogging challenge.

Kalatu logo

I hope this Empower Network review helped you understand more about this amazing opportunity that I so nearly missed out on completely – Click Here to find out more about working with me directly.

Here’s just a handful of some of the real action takers in my team who came over to Charlotte in June 2014.  Some of us travelled from the UK.

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“Some of my awesome Team Members – Charlotte, June 2014″







P.S – Not that I needed any more convincing, but in April 2013 The Empower Network was voted the best Direct Sales company of 2013!

Voted Best Direct Sales

If you are sick of tiny pay checks and would like to generate more leads and sales for your business whilst building your brand and giving value to your prospects then Click Here to find out more.

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57 Comments on The Empower Network | Why I Said No

  1. Ryan Biddulph
    October 6, 2012 at 5:20 am (3 years ago)

    Super review Nicky!

    I like Sherman have thought about it recently. If you put your stamp on it, it’s worth some digging into!

    I like you wanted to wait for the hype to slow down before jumping in.

    Thanks for sharing the helpful breakdown.

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  2. Nicky
    October 6, 2012 at 9:17 am (3 years ago)

    Hey Sherman – come and join the party! 😉

    Seriously – you’re right – you do hear a lot about the success of various companies on the internet right now, but I thought this was too popular and too overdone, but I couldn’t be more wrong. The enthusiasm is infectious and I have found (as I have always found) that a ‘tool’ is so much easier to speak to people about rather than about a particular opportunity.

    (Who made the money in the Gold Rush? – The people who provided the TOOLS!)

    Thanks for stopping by Sherman and taking the time to comment,

  3. Nicky
    October 6, 2012 at 9:20 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks Ryan.

    They’re kind of hard to ignore aren’t they if you are in the same marketing circles as me?

    Exactly as you say – I figured they were worth investigating more and now use the blog as a useful and powerful backlink to my own blog.

    Am certainly loving it so far as I am able to help complete newbies get started. This is fun again ! :-)


  4. Jesse
    October 26, 2012 at 1:21 am (3 years ago)

    Awesome article Nicky!

    Right now I am full of sad real life stories. But all that will change soon!

    You seem to know how to market and generate leads, still a problem for me at the moment. I would love to learn from you, but I am a recent new EN member so unfortunately I cannot join your team :( If there is still a way to learn/listen to you to better myself, please let me know!

    Thanks for your time! Again, great article!


  5. Nicky
    October 26, 2012 at 9:41 am (3 years ago)

    Sorry to hear you have had some sad times Jesse, but I like your positivity and I am sure with EN you will do fine if you just take the time to learn some marketing strategies. You need to take daily (massive) action to build your list through paid marketing and free marketing strategies.

    I am not sure if you signed up for my 5 day bootcamp – your name is definitely familiar. I am up to day 4 which will help you with lead generation (still working on day 5 lol !!) – just click the post it note here on my blog and then when you get day 1, click the links at the bottom to go through to day 2 etc.

    Jesse not sure if you have a team yet or not, or what level you have come in at, but the Costa Rica and the $15k formula training inside of Empower is second to none. (but learning the basics first would be good!)

    You are more than welcome to come and join my “Open” marketing group on facebook where we do share some tips and strategies and sometimes we open out our Empower training webinars to this group as we did last night. Click the link and I will look out for your request.

    Req to Join FB Marketing Group

    Hope that helps and thanks for your comments,

  6. Des
    December 11, 2012 at 7:29 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Nicky, thanks for the story about EN. Until yesterday I hadn’t heard of EN, and it was only through a search about something else that I stumbled across what people were saying about EN. Honestly, I’ve never been a fan of MLM or network marketing, they just haven’t fitted my principles. I’m much more into info-product creation and publishing, and except for a big break this year travelling the Oz outback, this has been my focus since transitioning from my offline biz to an online one.
    BUT … from all the reviews I’ve read and the videos I’ve seen about EN, and having read a lot on the EN site itself, perhaps I need to shed my reluctance and jump on board. I’m grappling with my conscience though.

    I already have a blog attached to my website (which btw is not my main passion). Although I’m looking for additional sources of income for my many projects, it’s my rational mind that says why pay $44 per month for something that I can set up for a fraction of that?
    And then there are the add-on products.

    Is the answer in the EN training? Can I use all this to drive people to a different way of thinking?
    Why do I ask this? Because I want people to change their mindset and their behaviours about where they are in their lives. There’s a looming climate crisis happening and so many people are oblivious to the predicted outcomes. (Climate study is an interest of mine).
    Will EN be able to be used to change people’s behaviours? To live to give?

    So, that’s the question for me. Can you convince me to join EN? Will I be able to derive enough money to give away to those in real need? To support my projects?
    Because that’s possibly the only reason why I would join. Most of us in developed nations already have enough in life.

    Convince me please, and I’ll jump on board with you. I look forward to your reply.

    All the best

  7. Nicky
    December 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Haha – okay well I appreciate your comment on this post, thank you.
    It’s not my job to convince you – I don’t do that, but I can certainly explain the benefits that I see with the program and as you can read above – I struggled with some of the same issues as you, but I am able to help so many people with this, that I am starting to love this with a passion I haven’t felt about any business for a very long time.

    I will drop you an email Des to the address that is left and if you would like to have a chat about it, I would be happy to explain how me and my team are using the product and how I believe it is very possible to achieve what you want to achieve to support your projects with this business. My mind is already brimmng with ideas for you!

    Kind regards

  8. badasshomebusiness
    December 23, 2012 at 10:47 am (3 years ago)

    I enjoyed reading it. I’m supposed to be somewhere else in a minute but I stuck to reading the story. I like the quality of your blog

  9. John Allstadt
    December 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Hey Nicky,

    Enjoyed reading your post about your decision making process to join EN. I’m still in my process but have joined in at the Costa Rica level. Still trying to learn the system and blogging and SEO and ranking the blog so it gets out there and all that entails. In other words, I don’t know what the hell I’m doing yet and wondering if the $15K level will help me. Somehow when I signed up, I signed up under David and David so I really don’t have a coach or someone that I can call and ask stupid questions and the only group that is available to me is the overall calls on Monday night. I’ve been reading and studying though so I am doing my due dilligence and learning what this is all about. With all the experienced folks blogging and ranking high, advertising and promoting their coaching skills and teams I hardly feel like I have a chance at this but am very interested in seeing if I can create another income stream for myself. I am a Chain Restaurant Consultant and also do some consulting for some food manufacturers which all of that puts me well into the six figure income level but that doesn’t seem to be enough in this day and time and wanting to double or triple that. I do have money to invest WISELY in an advertising campaign but don’t want to waste money on non productive advertising.

    Got any suggestions for me?

    John Allstadt

  10. william Montgomery
    January 3, 2013 at 10:51 pm (3 years ago)

    Regarding empower network. I am interested in helping two women from differnent countries. Manilla Philippines, Accra Ghana. 1. Can they join and work your progam? 2. Can someone join who does not have a credit card(debit card-yes)? 3. Is there toll free phone support? Is this fairly simple to operate or too complicatd for an average person who has never done something like this?Both of these women have nothing, no savings or income at this moment. Any suggestions” Can they use a Pay Pal account to receive their commissions? When do they receive their commissions?

  11. Nicky
    January 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm (3 years ago)

    William – At the end of the day, this is a business where investment and the right “mindset” for business is required along with the ability to be “coachable”. It is a blogging platform so they would need to have the desire to blog about something every day.

    A credit card is required and at the basic $25 it provides a blog and certainly no toll free phone support. As part of my team I give access to a private training vault where I go through all the basics to support my new team members, but the 1:1 coaching is reserved for my members who are in at the higher levels. $100 per month.

    That being said – some of the best “stories” of success have come from those who are pennyless but have the real desire to change and are prepared to work very hard to achieve it and learn new skillsets.

    I am not sure if commissions can go to Paypal – they get paid into an eWallet which is then transferrable to banks or savings accounts.

    Hope that explains a bit more?

  12. Nicky
    January 6, 2013 at 6:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi John
    Apologies it has taken me so long to respond to this, but I have just read this with interest and I think I can help even ‘though you are not in my team.

    You sound like you want to make this work, so I have two suggestions for you. Yes the $15k will make a difference – I have been in the industry (online) for 2 years now and offline for a further 4 and have NEVER seen training like this. It also explains a lot more about the general day to day blogging and how to get your stuff to rank.

    I have a training site for my team but as new members join my team, I always do a “skills” check – and although I am pretty good at getting my content ranked, I have a guy who I know well, who is pretty good too and will be calling him out to do a 2 part webinar to coach my team on getting blog posts ranked and also to get videos ranked. You are more than welcome to join in our webinar.

    You can also join my facebook (generic) marketing group where we always put our webinars that we are doing that are not team only ones.

    Would that help? – You can then ask the “silly” questions that so often hold us back.

    (Incidently, – apparently you can ask to be moved to another sponsor so long as the original sponsor is in agreement).

    Another thought…. in fact I will send you an email!

  13. Trish
    January 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Nicky,

    What is the cost to be part of the co-op? Just seems everything is only this a month and only that a month.

    This little bit a month for all the services adds up when a person hasn’t worked due to some severe medical issues for a few years.


  14. Nicky
    January 11, 2013 at 12:21 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Trish
    Well co-op ads can vary dramatically depending on the source, how many clicks you want to buy etc but we are continually testing new sources.
    The best leads in my opinion are those that come from your blog – people who are interested in you and what you are sharing and you can do that fairly cheaply, it just takes longer!


  15. Coach Darren
    February 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Hello Nicky
    I really enjoyed this post how first you did not join the empower network and then later why you decided to join. I am wishing you the best in this life changing business that I also truly enjoy!
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  16. Nicky
    February 14, 2013 at 10:23 am (3 years ago)

    Hey Darren
    Just found your comment here – not sure why I never saw this one, but anyway thanks so much for stopping by.
    Thank you for your encouraging comments to – I have to say I love this and it is becoming a very serious income for me indeed and I wish you the same too!
    Thanks for stopping by,

  17. Kirk Martin
    February 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Nikkie….. I read your stuff…..LOVED the U turn…..LMAO…. what guts…. your awesome… hope that I get to meet you some day…..


  18. lyndsey decosta lewis
    March 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm (3 years ago)

    im a very very poor man my income is minimum but belive me i am a hard working person and in the video i keep hearing them say they want to help so help me gv me this on credit let me pay you back once i earn my first 100% commision lol instead ov me having to borrow money from my mom or get my wife to get a job hostessing !!!

  19. Nicky
    March 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Well I’m sorry it’s not that simple Lyndsey. Trust me when I say – if you are committed to changing your life and you think this is the way to go….. then you will find a way.

  20. Robert
    March 5, 2013 at 4:43 am (3 years ago)

    OK. I am not really into the idea of an MLM, but your run through is close to convincing me. I worry about running off my friends and family ha ha – my “warm market” is really not so warm, I grew up being told to steer clear of this sort of thing. It does seem with this that joining a strong team is key.

  21. Nicky
    March 5, 2013 at 7:35 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Robert
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Yes I think the team you join in Empower is important and we certainly provide a LOT of support in our team, however (and this is important) – success comes from within. I can show two people the exact same training and provide the exact same support, and one will be successful and the other may never get a sale. You need to be sure that you are the type of person who will take action every single day, who really wants to achieve success in their life and will be prepared to make some sacrifices along the way and does not get stopped by the first obstacle thrown in your path.
    If you think that may be you – then lets talk.

  22. Jackie Robinson
    April 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Nicky, I have been procrastinating!!!!! I suppose like hundreds of others about Empower. First of all I Live in Spain but am English I feel as though I might miss out a bit without support meetings ect. which worries me as I am a novice in blogging ect. When signing up, how long are you commited for, not that I am thinking of defeat, just being cautious!!

  23. Nicky
    April 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Jackie
    Thanks for your comment which made me smile.
    I think we are all guilty of a little procrastination every now and then, and you will see from my article that I had serious doubts about Empower Network too.

    The one thing you DO need – is a clear “why” for doing this, so that when you have days that you really want to procrastinate because there are obstacles thrown in your way – then if your “why” is strong enough, you will suddenly see obstacles as stepping stones towards your success.

    There are no local support meetings Jackie – it is all pretty much done online – I have a team that is all over the world and we all come together in our facebook coaching group, on our private team training site and on our twice weekly training webinars. You have everything you need to succeed within my team, but you just have to bring the mindset.

    (And although the mindset of “when can I cancel” is not one that we recommend 😉 – since you asked the question, you can cancel at any time) – I would recommend committing to 6 months in your head so that you can then just focus on what we are teaching you – then any sale is a bonus and gives you an immediate ROI.

    Hope that makes sense. I will connect with you on facebook as I have a special offer going on right now that you may be interested in.

  24. Marc
    April 7, 2013 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

    Tell me why it is not a pyramid selling scheme?

    If you are making more money by finding new distributors/affiliates than by selling your own products (as a result of the “training” videos you received by registering) then I find it highly unethical

    That is what the FTC says about distinction MLM/pyramid

    The FTC advises that multi-level marketing organizations with greater incentives for recruitment than product sales are to be viewed skeptically. The FTC also warns that the practice of getting commissions from recruiting new members is outlawed in most states as “pyramiding”.

    It looks to me like EmpowerNetwork is just that. Can you convince me otherwise?

  25. Nicky
    April 14, 2013 at 10:16 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Marc
    Sorry have been away with no internet access and just catching up now.
    Well it’s not my job to convince you Marc but I think you are not understanding what Empower is all about. Empower is a blogging platform with over 1/3 of the Company’s affiliates being just blog customers.

    If you are interested – please read the Empower products link that I have put in the blog article.


  26. Brett
    April 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Nicky
    I have been looking at the Empower Network for a while now and there seems to be so many different opinions about how good it really is, but I am very happy to see that most of the articles I have read over the past month that say “scam” in the title seem to all endorse them! So I know how to approach the subject to my readers and list when I join. Sorry I did’nt join you straight away, but as I post about home business I want to be 100% certain I am endorsing the right thing. Thanks for taking the time to write such a great article. :)

  27. Nicky
    April 28, 2013 at 12:22 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks Brett!
    I see you are in the UK too! I just got back from the Chicago conference and I have to say it was incredible.
    As with any business there are always people who will try and tell you it doesn’t work – but these are the people who are not taking action and do not have success in the forefront of their mind.

    After spending 4 years in Network Marketing where I hardly broke even – this has been a gamechanger, and they have some amazing things coming up too – it’s an exciting time to get involved. Things have gone from strength to strength since I wrote this article and I had 4 of my team members on the leader boards with me at the last conference which was incredible considering my team is all less than 6 months in and there are now over 130,000 affiliates.

    Let me know if you have questions,

  28. Nicky
    April 28, 2013 at 10:09 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you!
    I’m guessing by the name of your business that you may be involved too?
    Thanks for stopping by,

  29. Alan
    May 6, 2013 at 9:54 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Nicky, a really comprehensive review, with no hype, so thanks for that, and also thanks for not using the word scam in your blog title! There are too many people using the word scam in their blog titles and they then go on to say what a wonderful system it is, personally I will never join anybody who uses negative marketing in that manner!

    I suppose like you, I have been sitting on the fence watching the shenanigans go on and I think I know you fairly well and what you are all about, so I appreciate you giving us the whole story and why you were sceptical in the beginning. I am really in need of getting rid of my job because it is literally making me broke! I still have some questions which I would like to talk to you in more detail about if possible?

    All in all, an excellent review! Thanks!
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  30. Nicky
    May 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Alan
    Thanks for your kind comments about this review.

    Yes, sadly the word “scam” is one of the first things that people will search for if they are researching a company hence you will see so many “scam alerts” designed merely to attract your click from the search engine results.

    Well you have been sitting on the fence for a while for sure now Alan, but if there’s one thing you know about me and that’s that I don’t do hype.

    It takes hard work and effort to achieve the good money – but with your skills already, you could, (if consistent) get some pretty fast results.

    Over to you now….. :-)

    Ready when you are!

  31. Jeremy
    May 29, 2013 at 4:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Nicky,

    Great review! I recently became a part of Empower Network. I wish now that I had signed up as part of your team, because you seem to provide a lot of tools to help people succeed. I’ve tried to reach out to the person who recruited me through email marketing, and he hasn’t ever responded.

    I don’t suppose once you have already signed up if there’s a way to work with a different team? (That you know of, I realize you aren’t Dave and Dave, but was just wondering if you knew if there was a process) Just thought I’d ask. Otherwise, I like the system and see its potential.

    And, I’d like to say to anyone on the fence – this has already helped me gain traffic and sales in my own business. That’s actually the primary reason I signed up. So, the training materials do work. Now, I just need to focus on building my Empower business.


  32. Nicky
    May 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for your kind comments jeremy.
    I will message you privately – It could well be that you are part of the downline of a very large team and I will probably know if you are and can point you in the right direction for support. If not, then I will see what I can do to help.

  33. Guilda Joseph
    June 24, 2013 at 6:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Nicky this was a detail and informative article on Empower Network. You answered any questions I had on the program. Great Job.

  34. Nicky
    June 24, 2013 at 7:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks Guilda and I’m glad if it helped you understand more about it, that was certainly my intention. Have you been looking at it as a potential business or just curious?

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, I appreciate it,

  35. Tommy
    June 27, 2013 at 4:04 am (2 years ago)

    So do I really need to pay 25.00 and then 19.00 to make money. I am not a member yet but you seem to know a lot.

  36. Tommy
    June 27, 2013 at 4:05 am (2 years ago)

    I am thinking of joining Empower. What do i need to pay to really make money. Is it 25.00 or do I also need the 19.00

  37. Nicky
    June 27, 2013 at 8:04 am (2 years ago)

    In order to promote the blog as a business, then you do need the $19 a month affiliate fee too.
    You will only make money if you actually retail the blog /get people to look at the capture page and sales funnel through the marketing methods that we teach you to do inside our team training site.

    I hope that clarifies,

  38. Guia OrsinoTasic
    September 7, 2013 at 10:54 am (2 years ago)

    I am currently an affiliate and a newbie in Empower Network, did my first post and want to learn more. I want to be part of great team that will help me succeed on my goals, and it seems like you have a lot of knowledge about marketing. I also have a sponsor and so far hasn’t come up to introduce himself and not very helpful. I think he just want me to do his homework/assignment for his own benefit. Can you email me, and would like to be part of your team.


  39. Guia OrsinoTasic
    September 7, 2013 at 10:57 am (2 years ago)

    I would like to join your team, email me please.

  40. Nicky
    September 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm (2 years ago)

    I will email you, but I saw your earlier note. If you are already in Empower Network you are not able to swap teams.
    I will contact you to explain and see what I can do to help,

  41. Lakeshia Brown
    September 26, 2013 at 9:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Nicki, my name is Lakeshia… I’m so excited to join this company. How do come apart of your team?

  42. Nicky
    September 26, 2013 at 9:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Hey Lakeshia
    Just hit any of the links on the page to find out more – it takes you through the sales video.
    I just sent you a friend request on Facebook,

  43. Anthony
    October 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Nicky,

    Read your programme with great interest. I’m a complete newbie, retired pensioner who knows very limited workings of the internet. I would very much like to get involved as I am seriously looking for additional income. I understand that you live just outside London, I come from North London.. If I came to you, would you do one to one training just to get me up and running. This for me would be far easier than following instructions on a DVD. I am of course willing to pay for your time involved. Hope to hear from you. Anthony

  44. Nicky
    October 9, 2013 at 8:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Anthony
    We have since spoken!

  45. Delphine Urbina Olson-Hyde
    October 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Nicky,

    I have recently become an advocare distributor and would like to maximize my exposure via the internet. I have been looking into the Empower Network and I am very interested to learn how it can help me grow my business. Thanks for the information. I am looking forward to hearing from you.


  46. Nicky
    October 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Delphine
    Thanks for your comments.
    Yes this will work perfectly alongside your Advocare business as you will be able to blog about your products and have a separate section for team training, whilst all the while branding “you” as a leader and not your Company. People join leaders and with the amount of active distributors out there you need to stand out.

    With the training that you will get from our me and other leaders in our team, you will learn how to market your business effectively.

    If you are on Facebook – come and connect with me or send me a Skype friend request and lets have a chat.

    Kind regards

  47. Grace Sallemi
    March 21, 2014 at 2:53 am (2 years ago)

    I actually signed up, the $19.95 and $25.00 comes out of my checking account and I have not created blog 1 yet.

    I would like to get up an running with what I have and then progress once my expenses are covered.

    I don’t want to be bombarded with hype, even if it is good. I can only do what I can. Money is tight right now, so advice and direction welcome.


  48. Nicky
    March 21, 2014 at 7:39 am (2 years ago)

    Hey Grace
    Well congratulations – but you know nothing will happen until you actually get started.
    Do you know your sponsor? See what they have going for you in terms of training to get plugged in to or alternatively if you buy the viral blogging accademy product which is in your back office – then this tells you EXACTLY how to get blogging to get leads.

    Hope that helps,

  49. Renee White
    June 17, 2014 at 1:56 am (1 year ago)

    I was called at my home today by Anthony, talked to Eric, Jessica and Ron Stephens. I plan on joining Empower on Friday. After I read your blog, I would like to be on your team. As I was completing the form, I was told to put in the name of a person that I had not heard of or talked to today, my first exposure to Empower. I would prefer to be on your team as I have not officially join Empower. Is this possible?

    I was also told there is “no selling” involved. Who am I generating leads for?
    Is this a business that I have to contact my friends and family to get going?

  50. Nicky
    June 18, 2014 at 10:11 pm (1 year ago)

    Hey Renee
    Well I’m not sure why that was, but I’m sure there’s a reason for it.
    I’m also not sure why you would be told there’s no selling involved. Any business is transacted with a purchase and a sale…..

    I will send you an email and answer a couple of questions for you okay?
    I’m not in the habit of taking other people’s prospects, however if you haven’t already joined then you are free to join whoever you choose but lets just have a chat and I can fill in the gaps for you.

    Kind regards

  51. lonnie fiscus
    June 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm (1 year ago)

    we have been a member for 5-6 mths we cant seem to make it work Scott Small is over us but we cant make things work out we are very upset the info doesnt make sense to us but need money badly my wife & i throw news papers for a living after i was layed off 15 years ago we just built up the news paper business but our bodies have went the distance spans across 45 miles of porch deliveries we are older now im 46 wife 40 we are completly wore out we needed Empower to help us out do you know how to make it work for us ……? thanks Lonnie Fiscus

  52. Nicky
    June 21, 2014 at 9:41 pm (1 year ago)

    Hey Ionnie
    Well without knowing what you have done so far or what your daily activities to build your business are or your goals are, it is hard to try and guide you.

    Ultimately everyone is different. Empower Network is a series of training products that teach people how to blog and how to market their business online. What works in marketing for one person who has lots of time and no money will be different to what works for someone with no time and a budget for some paid advertising. Some people like social media marketing, some people like blogging, some people like video marketing, some like Pay per click advertising – it’s just a case of finding a marketing strategy that works for you and then doing it like crazy until you become an expert at it.

    But more importantly than anything Ionnie is mindset. If you truly want to make a success of your business, trust me you WILL find a way.

    My suggestion would be to go back to your sponsor or the first person in your upline who is achieving what you want and ask to see if they will help you with a daily plan of action based on your circumstances.

    I wish you lots of success,

  53. Becky
    August 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm (2 months ago)

    Hi I joined three years ago under face and dave. Lost motivation due to deportation, now would like to restart. But I need a contactable sponsor to give me some motivation. Is this possibly under yourself!

  54. Nicky
    August 2, 2015 at 7:27 pm (2 months ago)

    Hi Becky
    Sorry to hear that.
    Well if you are ready to get started again then feel free to contact me on Skype and we can have a chat to see if we have a good match with working with each other.


  55. Vanessa
    August 21, 2015 at 12:32 am (2 months ago)


    I recently became a EN member. School and work takes most of my time, however EN is always part of the in between of my busy schedule. I signed up under someone, howver no word from my coach, basically to no avail. I just read we cannot swap teams. Will you please email me on how I can find someone that will be able to help me reach my goals.

    Thank You


  56. Nicky
    August 27, 2015 at 11:38 am (1 month ago)

    Hi Vanessa
    Thanks for your comment.
    Well that is a big problem with any business I’m afraid which is why choosing your sponsor can be important – however…’s the thing. My success has NEVER in any way been down to a sponsor I’ve worked with. If I moved Companies now – then yes, I would be working with a top sponsor but it has not detracted from what I knew I was going to do. It is belief in yourself that will get you through. All the information you need is out there, but if you would like some guidance then you are more than welcome to join my Facebook private coaching group, or you can book a 1:1 session with me through my blog

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