Articles under ‘Empower Network’:

David Wood hated David Sharpe’s guts for two years

One of the enduring mysteries of the MLM industry these past few years was David Sharpe’s departure from Empower Network. The official corporate line was that Sharpe left EN to focus on his health. Around the time he left, Sharpe revealed that he was suffering from Hepatitis C. After a year or so of silence, [Continue reading…]


Empower Network UniLine Compensation Review

Last week I started to notice chatter about a new Empower Network compensation plan, scheduled to go live on November 1st. Details have slowly been trickling in, with there now being enough information out there to put together a review of Empower’s “UniLine” plan. Does it encourage retail? Is the pass-up plan really gone? Will [Continue reading…]


Empower Network affiliate jailed for fraud

“Results not typical”. For a number of years this disclaimer has been plastered on Empower Network marketing material. Rather than serve as an actual disclaimer though, instead it’s used as a liability waiver. Or at least that’s the intention. And it’s not just rogue affiliates doing it either, Empower Network corporate mandate the disclaimer be used: [Continue reading…]


Strizheus: Problems for Empower Network in South Dakota?

Big Idea Mastermind is the marketing system developed for and used by Vick Strizheus’ Empower Network downline. Launched in 2012, today Big Idea Mastermind (BIM), is “the number one team in Empower Network”. After a week of emails announcing what was touted as “the most important webinar that” Strizheus has “ever hosted”, things kicked off last night [Continue reading…]


Empower Network decline taking its toll?

Empower Network launched on the simple idea that people would pay the affiliate who recruited them $25 a month for WordPress. Once they had their foot in the door and realised WordPress was free and not owned by Empower Network, they’d then be told to “go all in” and purchase further “training”. Once they’d paid [Continue reading…]


Wood’s training would exhaust EN within a month?

There’s been somewhat of a recent trend in MLM to collectively refer to affiliates and retail customers as just “customers”. No doubt the brainchild of a PR firm and compliance team conceived in a dank basement somewhere, the idea behind the constant use of this marketing tactic is to infer that affiliate customers equate to retail [Continue reading…]


DOJ issue end of year warning to Ponzi scammers

Due to ongoing coverage of some the biggest Ponzi schemes that operate within the MLM industry, here at BehindMLM one of the more common questions we get is “why aren’t the authorities doing anything?” Some affiliate investors in such schemes even go so far as to use a lack of regulatory intervention as “proof” of [Continue reading…]


Wood: Empower Network is “not about the product”

My single biggest criticism of Empower Network has been that, at the monthly subscription levels, essentially you’ve got affiliates paying eachother for a product was readily available for free. Pay your $125 a month to the person who recruited you plus an affiliate fee to the company, and off you go “working” your new Empower [Continue reading…]


Did Empower Network “defraud” Mack Zidan?

In September of 2012 CEO David Wood “gave props” to Mack Zidan and named him Empower Network’s “top recruiter”. I’m not sure whether now, over a year later, Zidan still holds the top recruiter title, however to date Zidan claims to have personally recruited over 2900 affiliates into Empower Network. As a result Zidan, who [Continue reading…]


SimpleFastCash Review: $5 Empower Network feeder

SimpleFastCash launched in March of 2013 and was founded by Graham Frame, who operates out of Lincolnshire in the UK. Frame appears to have joined Empower Network about a year ago, under the affiliate acccount “frammie”: In a marketing video Frame uploaded to his YouTube channel, titled “Why Empower Network Does Not Work!”, Frame credits [Continue reading…]