Funny, I was having a conversation with a friend this morning about vacations. We both need one like ASAP! I told her that Empower Network was having an event in Miami in January and I may go. Her response was that sitting in on a ponzi scheme seminar on how to be rich didn’t seem like fun to her. Do I blame her for her perception? Nope I sure don’t. Why? Because most people really haven’t grasped what network marketing is and how it works. Also, network marketing gets a bad rap from people I mentioned in my post from yesterday. You know, those people who’s eyes get big at a business, join, do nothing, then run off and tell folks its a scam. As a matter of fact, I thought the same thing……..at first……until I did my research.
Let’s take a look at what a Ponzi Scheme actually is.
In a definition from investopedia, a ponzi scheme is:
A fraudulent investing scam promising high rates of return with little risk to investors. The Ponzi scheme generates returns for older investors by acquiring new investors. This scam actually yields the promised returns to earlier investors, as long as there are more new investors. These schemes usually collapse on themselves when the new investments stop.
Welp… there are surely probably a lot of these going around. As a matter of fact, someone approached me about one. My investment would’ve been $4.00 and if I would’ve convinced other people, 27 people to be exact, to invest $4.00 then I would’ve made some ridiculous amount of money just as long I got 27 people to invest $4.00. These schemes are basically getting people to invest money with a hope of return on investment and they are redistributing the monies with the “owners” coming out big and the little guy being left with zilch in the end..
SCCRRRREEEACCCHHHH. This is Empower Network at all. As a matter of fact, I don’t need other affiliates to “join” my business to make money and this is not an investment club. Empower Network is a cash and carry business. I sell marketing training. That’s it in a nutshell. Most people who come to Empower Network aren’t coming for the commissions. They are actually existing brick & mortar or online businesses looking to learn how to market their businesses better. They later decide become affiliates for 20 bucks and sell the marketing training for themselves. A ponzi scheme doesn’t work that way. Need doesnt’ get outdated but scams do.
So: sell a product, earn a commission. If you decide to grow your team (if you’re smart) you earn more.
- Avon: sell a product, earn a commission, grow your team and earn more
- Pampered Chef: sell a product, earn a commission, grow your team and earn more
- Tupperware: sell a product, earn a commission, grow your team and earn more
See where I’m going with this?
Empower Network is NOT as ponzi scheme.
There’s no get rich quick here. You have to put in work. You don’t just invest your $25 and get others to do the same and watch the bank roll in. Which brings me to the next question my friend asked me. She asked what percentage of Empower Network were millionaires to which I replied 1% just as the income disclosure states. Empower Network does not promise results. Empower Network does not promise to make you a millionaire. View the income disclosure here. I haven’t seen a more honest break down of incomes in network marketing companies. I don’t think they do that in a ponzi scheme and that’s because those scammers want you to THINK you’re gonna have huge returns. But the truth is, in any business, you have the POTENTIAL of huge returns but those returns depend on you and what you put into it.
When I decided on Empower Network, it was after months of thought and research. I had been in other businesses years ago where the only people making money were those guys in suits giving you a presentation and that’s it. Also the initial investment to “join” was too high. Really? $500 bucks on a maybe wasn’t for me. Those companies are long gone now. Truth is, I have made my initial $25 back and sooo much more. I make money on the front end and back end 2 months into my decision to become an affiliate because small business owners see the value in the knowledge I have and ask me to help them market their businesses. I love cosmetics, dishes, cookware, etc….but I also love to teach so this interchangeable marketing training I receive from the products in Empower Network is worth more than its weight in gold.
Moral of the story: Empower Network ain’t no damn ponzi scheme. It’s a network of badasses helping businesses grow.
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