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For a while, I was actually in the top % of Empower Network Earners.
But it turns out that’s not hard to do, as only a very small percentage actually applied themselves enough to actually succeed.
So why was I in the top %? Why was I special? Nah, not special – want to hear my big secret?
I wasn’t a newbie. Yup – that’s it. I was already an established and well known internet marketer, I had an email list coming in that I made A TON of sales from, I already understood internet marketing, paid traffic, Search Engine Optimization and YouTube marketing. I am also VERY good at talking to people, and they signed up under me because they liked me.
Was I deceitful? Did I lie to people to get them to sign up under me?
Absolutely not, I made a point of telling people they will NOT get rich overnight and they REALLY need to apply themselves in order to succeed. I told people to get the upgraded training (at $500 and $1000 one time payment) in order to help them further. While a few DID have success, most simply did not and I saw very few sales from my own down-line (people signed up under me).
My point is, people not only have to WANT to succeed – but they need to take the time to make it happen as well. Internet Marketing success does NOT happen overnight, and while (honestly) the training for EN was AMAZING at the higher levels – I found that most people in my team didn’t apply it and those who did found it wasn’t as easy as the EN sales video led them to believe.
Take a look at this screen shot showing the average earnings of EN members below from March 2014.
Let’s look closer at these #’s and see what they REALLY mean.
The top 1-3% – they earn MOST of the money and are the one’s making $1,500+ a month
The top 4-5% – they earn $797 or more
The top 6-18% – these folks are earning between $316 or more
The top 19-26% – these guys here earn $25 a month or more – not very impressive is it?
Right there folks, Empowers own website shows that only a VERY few people within their program are making what one would call GOOD money.
Believe it or not – MOST earners in those brackets fall at the LOWER end. It’s much more common to see somebody earning $300 or $600 a month than it is $3,500 or even $6,000. Certainly not as life changing as they would hope you believe.
As you can see, only 3% (or 3 out of every 100 members) actually make decent income. 3% make between $1,500 a month (at the low end) to $1,379,241 a month (at the very high end).
Don’t let the ‘projected hours’ fool you – this does NOT mean you can simply put in 20 hours a week and start making $1,379,241 per month. MOST of the people who made it big in Empower started off with a large list or an extensive internet marketing background well before they got started in EN. So while “newbies” like Tony Rush and Rob Fore did come in and make BANK – they were by all means quite wealthy and making an excellent living on the internet WELL before the Empower Network started.
The unfortunate takeaway here is that MOST people do NOT make any money with the Empower Network, and while many newbies DO have success with it – that success is often very limited and short lived. Keep in mind these are AVERAGES as well, not a continued monthly income as you rely on your downline recruiting new members and buying products.
So – if I was making good money why did I quit?
Simple – Empower was not converting for me as well as it used to – and if people aren’t signing up as often I’m not getting new sources of income. The existing people on my team were slowly dropping off, as they were not having the success they hoped for. In all honesty, it was becoming too much work for me to guide people 1 on 1 and my earnings started to go down after the first 8 months or so.
Personally, I’d rather stick to traditional affiliate marketing and email marketing (like you learn in Inbox Blueprint, or Publish Academy). I really CAN work just a few hours a day, and I don’t have to spend hours of my time every day coaching people individually. I don’t mind helping people, don’t get me wrong, but it’s rather hard for 1 person to personally help 50, 100 or even 200 people per WEEK. 🙂
Want to know what I recommend for 2014 and beyond? If you’re a newbie, you can’t go wrong with Google Sniper 3 – it’s a one time payment and you’ll learn quite a bit too. Check it out if you haven’t yet. I did a full review via the link above. If you’re looking for something a bit more advanced, Anik Singal is launching Profit Academy once again in February 2015.