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Avoid Online Scams|Read This Before Giving Money to Empower Network

Name:  Empower Network
$25/mth basic, $100/mth inner circle, $19 payment, $500 Costa Rica Intensive
David Wood & David Sharpe
Overall Rank: 5
out of 100 points


Empower Network is all over Facebook and other social marketing sites. In fact, my email inbox is often littered with invitations to join the EN revolution.  Frankly, after listening to many of the disenchanted defectors I would say that Empower Network is more revolting than revolutionary.

I cannot in good conscience give this company more than a 5 out of 100 rating.  I feel I’m being generous by giving them a 5 on my rating system and I only do that because they are excellent at creating awareness and excellent at getting people to “sign up” for the bull that inevitably follows.

Here’s how their scheme or let me just come out right now and say it, THEIR SCAM works.

For a $25 sign up fee you get a poorly-written one-page blog site with duplicate content. In order to keep your blog online, you have to pay $25 per month. According to EN your membership fee ends up being free because you get $25 for everyone you hook into signing up.

Before you read further, let that sink in. That model describes what the FTC calls a Pyramid Scheme.Check out my post, “Online Scam Alerts| How to Avoid Online Scams” where I explain Pyramid Schemes in greater detail.Hit Me

If all you lose to EN is your $25 dollar enrollment fee that might not be heartbreaking for you.  Unfortunately many people bale after a few months of paying the ongoing fee after they discover how hard it is to find people to sign up. The reason for that is you get no training and no support for your $25 per month member fee. Unheard of but the owners are getting rich from membership fees and abandoned blog sites.

Hit me in the head with a hammer and call me a “wussie” as EN’s founders call members who are nervous about upgrading but here is where EN gets my blood boiling. As if sucking people into a Pyramid Scheme is not enough, they have the audacity to up sell honest people who are sincere in seeking financial freedom and a better way of life into believing that they need to invest even more if they truly want to be successful with internet marketing.

Subsequent investments for the EN system range from $100 per month to get a meager amount of training from the “Inner Circle” to the  Costa Rica training which is a one time $500 fee. Then the 15K formula for a one time fee of $1,000! And then The Costa Rica Master Series for a one time fee of $3,000!!!! This I learned from an EN defector who was tired of getting hit with the EN hammer.

That is a grand total of .$4,500 and along with the $125 recurring monthly subscription fee. Frankly, I find that to be OUTRAGEOUS.


Every product has some Pros. The pros for Empower Network are:

  • You get your own blog at empowernetwork.com.
  • You can add to your blog like any other website


  • You do not own your blog
  • You must pay $25 per month to maintain it
  • You cannot move your blog to another host even after you add your own content to it
  • You get NO SUPPORT unless you pay $100/month for it which is outrageously expensive
  • EN has been banned from Facebook and YouTube…BIG RED FLAG!
  • You will be hounded by their up sells
  • Members who do not sign up for the up sells are demeaned as “wussies” and other derogatory names
  • The owner lives in Costa Rica free from the reach of the FTC…BIG RED FLAG!
  • There are widespread complaints from defectors about Empower Network
  • No free trial
  • No money back guarantee
  • The profit model is unsustainable for the members because it has all the characteristics of a Pyramid Scheme
  • No access to the founders…BIG RED FLAG!

 Who Does Empower Network Appeal To?

Empower Network appeals initially to every working person who wants to fire their boss and work for themselves by running their own online business.  Stay-at-home Moms and Dads, hopeful internet entrepreneurs, anyone who wants to become a self-made millionaire by promoting themselves and their ideas and retirees who need to supplement their income may be attracted to the claims of financial freedom from Empower Network.

Unfortunately, none of these folks can afford to lose money but if they fall for the high-pressure EN sales hype they will. So the only people Empower Network really appeals to are people who want to be aggressive in building a down line and don’t care who gets hurt.

Is Empower Network A Scam?

I define a scam as Scheming, Cunning and Manipulative. My verdict, Empower Network is a scam of the highest order.

Do yourself a favor and check out the complaints against Empower Network.

Don’t fall for Empower Network.   Stay away from this program. You will get ripped off and lose money.Scam 2


If you are reading this, you are most likely someone who truly wants to improve your financial destiny. You need an honest approach to helping you build your financial freedom account with an online business model. Empower Network is not the right choice for anyone who is serious about building wealth with an online business.

For a better choice, check out my reviews of Wealthy Affiliate and Bob Proctor’s 11 Forgotten Laws.



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