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Empower Network warnings, myths and complaints (Project Titan)

My name is Jeremy Page, a former 1%-er in Empower Network.

I am out.

Dave Wood just rolled out a new compensation plan and the new Project Titan, so does this mean I’m back on board? 

Uhh, just watch the video.

(take notes, be sure to watch till the end)

Watched the video all the way? Good.

Dan and Brad schedule 45 minutes for each call, so only schedule if you’re serious:

Make sense?

Look, I got love for Empower Network (they helped me a lot) and David Wood is still one of the rawest visionaries in the industry…but yeah…

…well, you know the story now.

I still stand by my original Empower Network review, 100%.


Empower Network is an online network marketing company that sells internet marketing tools and training. Namely, a blogging platform and a line of digital products that teach people how to make money on the internet.

Then, as a business opportunity, you have the option to sell the products and receive commissions.

Company origins

Before starting Empower Network, co-founder David Wood endured years of approaching well-dressed people in Wal-Mart, 3-ways, home meetings and other traditional multi-level-marketing activities.

Then, he figured out a way to scale his businesses (the internet way), teams up with David Sharpe (another raw marketing brain-child) and together they launch Empower Network on October 31, 2011.

One week later, the company surmounts 1 million in paid commissions and never looked back.

A movement is started. Think: new-age MLM.


Empower Network has five core products, although new Empower Network “add-ons” like ipas 2 have bundled the products to add simplicity.

Here are the five core:

  • Kalatu blog $25/mo: web blogging platform and mobile app for iPhone/Android…I’d say it’s comparable to WordPress frameworks like Genesis and Thesis – the Kalatu comes with 8 different themes, and targets people in the network and affiliate marketing industry while also providing options for the small business and real estate spaces. Good product. Revolutionary? Hardly, but a much better improvement from their original blogging platform. You can get started for $9
  • Inner Circle $100/mo: an archived audio library that feature Empower Network leaders delivering weekly mindset/inspirational calls since late ‘2011, lot’s of hype and redundancy (you’ll hear Dave Sharpe’s addiction stories 50+ times if you listened to all of them), but some great gems in there to get your mind right
  • Top Producer Formula $500: learn the best skillsets and how-to’s from Empower Network elite; this seems to be the old 15k formula
  • Team Building Formula $1,000: the ultimate presentation about team duplication, specifically for multi-level marketing teams
  • Mass Influence Formula $3,500: power presentations on sales and persuasion, produced by the big-leagues and elite

Compensation Plan

[November 2015 update: Empower Network just rolled out a new uni-level compensation plan. It has a ton of ranks, and time will tell if it works. I’ll be honest, it appears the comp plan primarily achieves manufactured urgency.]

Here is the old Empower Network compensation plan, in thirty seconds:

  • You only earn commissions for products you’ve purchased (if you aren’t qualified, they pass up to the next person who is qualified)
  • You get 100% payouts on all the products (except Master’s Course, where you get paid a $3,000 commission for $3,500 sale) …however, you pass up your 2nd, 4th, 6th sale and every fifth sale after that — on each product.
  • Finally, there is a $19.99 monthly affiliate fee that you pay to sell the products. Check out my more thorough Empower Network compensation plan post for more details.


So, real quick…

The good: Empower Network is ‘big ticket’ (earn up to $4,625 per affiliate), most of the tools and training are top-tier and their sales funnel flat-out works…

…and they are still in their infancy.

(That makes it pretty dang exciting)

The bad: (The complaints!) Empower Network gets scrutinized because of the spammy and lazy marketers who promote it, some of their products desperately need upgrades, and it is expensive to get “all-in”.

So, even though I am an affiliate, I think I have been pretty straight with you.

Bottom line is this: if there is a better (and more lucrative) online marketing sales funnel that exists on the internet today, I don’t know about it. The comp plan is solid, the products are impressive.


So, hear me out for a sec…

I blog, and I rank my webpages on top of Google for lucrative keywords.

It’s what I do, and it flat-out works.

Think of the possibilities.

There are tens of thousands of keywords on the internet that would attract people into your Empower Network business.

Imagine ranking for those keywords, like I do.

I am looking for people who are ready to manifest their intentions and make the sacrifices – time, money, sleep, watching TV whatever – to hit 15k months. Sound like you? Thanks for taking the time to read my Empower Network review.

To 15k months,

Jeremy Page







PS. In case you just scrolled to the bottom, I decided to part ways with Empower Network.

After you see this, you’ll see why it was a no-brainer for me.

43 comments… add one
  • Megan

    I am interested in the Local lead generation. How do I get into it?

    • Jeremy Page

      Megan, glad you’re intrigued.

      After being a top 100 Empower Network affiliate and then doing the local leads model, I’ve quadrupled my income and I actually feel good ’bout what I do…

      Check it.

  • ayo thomas

    I am interested in learning the local business model

  • say NO

    CULT like environment

    How cults recruit & indoctrinate their members

    1. Invitation to a non-threatening event

    Cult recruiters never give you the hard sell right off the bat.
    The invitation might incorporate some other tricks.  

    2. Love-bombing

    At the event, cult members shower the potential recruit with attention and praise.

    3. Dangling “The Prize” in front of you

    At some point, cult members will suggest that if you join or study with them, you can attain something special

    At the event, the members will all seem very happy, and you’ll probably be introduced to some “success stories

    4. Extracting an agreement from you that you want the prize

    After  introducing the prize, they get you to agree that you want it

    “You do want to become financially independent, don’t you?”

    5. Shutting down your dissent by threatening to withhold the prize

     You’ll be encouraged to do things that you might rather not, like devote more of your time to the group.

    When Sarah raised an objection and she tried to get her money back, and the Leader came back with, “Let’s talk about this. Why do you feel this way? What could you be resisting in your life? What if ‘I want my money back’ is just a story you are telling yourself?”

    6. Establishment of guilt

      The prisoners had so successfully been made to feel guilty that they came to blame themselves for their own incarceration.

    7. Carrot/Stick

    Behavior is reinforced by rewarding “good” behavior and punishing “bad” behavior.

    8. Control of identity, information, environment the inner circle 

    • Jeremy Page

      I’d say this is a little harsh.

      Is there some truth to this? Absolutely. But coming from someone who went to two EN events (me) there was alotta substance and training on online marketing that had nothing to to with upsales or reinforcing certain behaviors.

      I got outta EN simply because I wasn’t going to get rich off of my downline failing. Whereas our coaching has 60% of our students getting results. Night and day difference.

      • jaytakeaction

        Jeremy Page well said brother. I am a member of EN and have been for a awhile. We should connect. I would like to know more about exactly you are doing and what your goal.
        Jeremy email me @neverquit247@gmail.com

        Have a productive and amazing day.

        • Jeremy Page

          Glad you liked the content. As far as what I’m doing, it’s all explained in the first video at the top of this page.

      • Krystyna Fox

        Great video and I have to agree… bottom feeders and the top guys really do suck to take from people that don’t have… I sorta in the same situation. I wont mention names because I AM THE BETTER person! but I think you have an awesome thing going here… thought there was no love in this world anymore for the business building entrepreneurs. Work Hard… Stay Humble… — Krystyna

  • Sal

    Love the content Jeremy! Local Lead Gen sounds brilliant. Just set up a 1 on 1 call. We’ll chat soon my friend…

    • Jeremy Page

      Awesome, excited to hear from you.

  • chris napier

    I generate leads already for real estate agents. Im in the mortgage business. I have been working on developing for other businesses as i am already doing it for me. My thought is the same. Lead generation for different businesses. I look forward to the call.

    • Jeremy Page

      Awesome, looking forward to connecting with you.

  • Lin Ronald

    Like to hear more about your local lead generation business.

    • Jeremy Page

      Gotta watch the video and set up a phone appointment here.

  • allen

    jeremy page referred me. I want to schedule a call.
    Thanks 6785752420

  • allen

    would like to have a call about lead generation. I generate leads and sales for alarm companies already for years. I would love to do it on my own, contact @ 7managementcorp@gmail.com.
    Thankd Bro

    • Jeremy Page

      Awesome man, make sure you watch the video and schedule a call.

  • Steve Cargill

    Hey man, just wanted to congratulate you on a refreshing vid. Really appreciate the integrity, you weren’t after my last dime. I fall in the broke category right now, but you need to know, I don’t plan on staying this way and I’ll look you up as soon as I’m ready to take full advantage. Keep it up guys. Steve

    • Jeremy Page

      Awesome. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts, glad you liked it.

  • krista

    Interested. I reside in Seattle. Been in MLM for 10 years with Mannatech and work for Microsoft. I would like another stream of income and like the sound of this one. Contact me so I can get more info.

    Thank you.

    • Jeremy Page

      Krista, I saw you scheduled a call. Perfect. Hope to see you on the inside.

  • Jonathan Schlossberg

    Would love to set up a call…can’t find the scheduler.


    • Jeremy Page

      Watch the video in the post and it will show up after you watch the video. That’s how we roll around here, only accepting the well-informed.

  • kevin

    This looks good and ties up with what i was about to do..
    “Help’ Local Businesses Move Online”. My optin page which i was about to launch was – “3 Simple Steps To Moving Your Business Online”
    This looks like a better angle… so VERY keen to take a look.

    • Jeremy Page

      You know what to do when it becomes important to you :)

  • Anthony Niskanen

    Looks interesting. Just started a Gold level program with Empower. Just stumbled into your post.

    Based in Saint Louis. Retired corp exec. Be interested in learning more about your system. Could I be able to use it?

    Tony Niskanen

    • Jeremy Page

      Hey Tony, I’ve tapped outta Empower. Not my style, but wish you the best.

  • Berta Serrano

    Interested in local leads

    • Jeremy Page

      Watch the video above and then you can head over to my partner page to schedule a call.

  • Dylan

    Hey, I really like your confidence. I’m new to all this and I’m involved with Wealthy Affiliate. You seem like a busy person but was wondering if you could take a look at my website and tell me what’s good and what’s bad.

    If you don’t have time what are the most common mistakes of people trying to create a website and poor rankings in Google?

    My website: perfecthealthathome.com

    • Jeremy Page

      It’s a decent site, content-wise, but it doesn’t have any links so I doubt it gets significant traffic. Baller content + authoritative links. Our coaching teaches you how to get these links, by the way.

      • Dylan

        WA really stresses content and I’ve been working hard at it.
        It’s a month old but you’re right not a lot traffic. I haven’t completed the training yet but I’m not sure what you mean by links. Do you mean other websites linking to me?

  • Jonathan

    I respect this honest brutal truth

  • jim

    Excellent review Jeremy. Bailing out of EN after two years of no income, no downline. Was unable to do some of the 8 Core Steps which included attending events. What I did do with the budget that I had at the time was some offline advertising in opportunity magazines. Competing with the EN high earners full page ads including David Wood who claims he never paid for traffic. Posting new articles on the blog daily (currently have 800 articles on the Basic Kalatu Blog. Redirected posts to a facebook page, redirected posts to twitter and any other site I could redirect to plus signature file in forums to redirect to the blog website. Purchased the 15K formula $1,000 which has been retired and replaced with Team Building.

    All 15 EN Millionaires were all high earners with a list, high budgets for promoting and lots of experience that the newbie coming onboard doesn’t have. Even with the training you can still struggle.

    After two years, I have had enough of EN and can do better things with the money and time invested in this opportunity.

    Like you Jeremy, I’m not here to trash EN. This opportunity is not for everyone. Without traffic and exposure, you’re wasting your money. It’s also getting to expensive. Yes they recently partnered with Ipas which is another added expense.

    Fortunately I didn’t go all in for $5,000 plus the monthies for $125 – $172 (Kalatu Premium $72, $100 Inner Circle). This is for EN then there’s additional for Ipas.

    Right now with their new Uni-line, one feels pressured to upgrade or get passed up by someone who does.

    It will be such a relief when I press that cancel button.

    Yes, EN & Ipas are legit, transparent that not everyone will earn a income. Thank you for reading and will check out your video Jeremy.

    • Jeremy Page

      There’s some truth to competing with the “high earners” in EN. If you go the paid route, you need to be ready to double down quick. Get’s spendy. If you go the blogging route, then you gotta compete with people like me and Brad who rank for everything Empower Network related. Get’s tricky.

      That’s why we show people a less competitive and more lucrative alternative to money-chasing…err, MLM.

  • Pedro

    It’s cool that you’re promoting local lead gen. But at the end of the day you are using the same skill set that one can gain from Empower ( blogging, SEO, etc; ) so I wouldn’t bash EN!

    At the end of the day the most important skill set is in having a vision and creating something that is innovative. Job killing does this quite well.

    • Jeremy Page

      I got love for Empower. Made that pretty clear (read my MLM 2016 rankings).

      Yeah, Empower Network taught valuable parts of generating leads, no doubt. 2013’s 15k Formula product was bonkers. At the time, that was one of the best internet marketing trainings available.

      Still, they’re plagued by the industry. Money-chasers. Gimme. Gimme. Gimme. Click on my link.

  • Empower Network has changed, pre launch is happening again. I’ve been an affiliate since December. It’s been the best experience of my life as its changed me and moved me from a lot of bad things in my life, especially dealing with PTSD. As far as the “cult” thing it’s pretty laughable. David Wood actually has got us to repeat somethings and jokes “like a cult” doesn’t really strike me as odd, I just know his sense of humor and I love it! Maybe the company wasn’t revolutionary before but we are growing faster than ever now and are actually in pre launch RIGHT NOW and amazing things are happening PERIOD. And yes we do learn a lot of marketing, best of the best not just cult like behaviors. I will NEVER leave this company.

    • Jeremy Page

      “Pre-Launch is happening again”

      Everyone, wake up! Please.

      Empower Network (i love Dave Wood, regardless, by the way) has done countless “re-launches” over and over and over again.

      Blog Beast Network was a relaunch, then Kalutu, then the new comp plan, then the iPas merge, and now Project Titan.

      It’s manufactured hype. A way to make people they’re “getting in” at the right time. It’s vintage MLM, and you shouldn’t fall for it. I talked more about this in Part 2 of my MLM rankings post.

  • Eric Muse

    I am interested in what you guys do. I can’t schedule a RELIABLE phone call because I’m currently in Kuwait. I’m active duty in the army but I want to pick up a money making venture on the side so I can move on to other things in life. If you could contact me over e-mail and we could set up some type of video chat or direct message chat I’d love to hear more about this project. Thank you in advance for your time.

    • Jeremy Page

      Eric, appreciate your service!

      I’ll shoot you an email.

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