Top leaders from Empower Network are with a new company.
Following the leader is a common occurrence today in network marketing. Often times, an alignment with a person is more powerful than with the company. Relationships grow and bonds are formed. Thus, when new opportunities present themselves and a leader finds a new venture, it’s only natural that their people follow suit.
This has happened for a large number of former Empower Networkers.
If you are unfamiliar with Empower Network, it 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. Empower has received quite a bit of controversial news about their products, systems and business structure over the years. However, it has remained a force to be recognized and has well documented helping many people to succeed working online.
Where did they go?
Quite a number of the former top leaders in Empower Network are now with Enagic.
These top leaders are now selling high ticket water ionizers. The company, Enagic sells Kagen water machines in the direct sales market.
Kangen produces a great product, but Enagic’s business model may not be duplicatable for everyone.
In fairness, no matter what the business is and how simple you make it people will fail. Not because the opportunity is bad, we all have the opportunity. It’s what we do with it and how we take ownership of our business.
We spoke first hand with a recruit who asked to remain anonymous after having followed the former Empower Network leaders in hopes of having success with a new opportunity. He said, “When I asked questions or needed help, it was like I was bothering them.” There appears to be much excitement about the opportunity, but not as much successful duplication as hoped.
The leaders may be on to something after watching The Big Short, because of Michael Burry, Real-Life Market Genius From The Big Short, Thinks Another Financial Crisis Is Looming and it’s water.
The product is the “Lamborghini” in the industry and as expected expensive with a very high price point, starting out close to $2000 and can max out well over $4000.
The company also works with an outside financing company to secure these deals and investments which can be an additional issue for the less skilled when it comes time to close customers and business partners. Potentially high finance rates based upon credit can also be a concern.
These factors, however, aren’t the paramount concern. It’s the lack of support for team members that are most often discussed in the MLM rumor mill. As sometimes happens, recruitment began with the promises of checks and systems for the everyman.
The failed promises of automation and “done for you” business building seem to be in play here. Whether this was actually promised by leaders or simply expected by those who joined in the first momentum round is unknown.
In the pre-launch round, Facebook was flooded with people posting check after check (recruitment $$$). Business builders in need of money flocked to the opportunity.
These leaders brought on team member after team member, reaping massive financial benefits in the process. And through their system, they are offering to provide leads for their team. Leads that they are directly selling to their team. Leads, according to another source requesting anonymity, that do not convert. Ethical ambiguity is in question here. Have they helped their team grow? Or have they left them to fend for themselves while lining their pockets with gold?
Perhaps it’s a matter of leaders finally finding the right opportunity, where every man and woman can duplicate, regardless of their level of influence and expertise. If this isn’t it, perhaps the next opportunity will be it. Here’s hoping.
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