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Empower Network tells all you need to know about the network marketing businesses before you sign up

Empower Network family, here’s some information that all of us need to be aware of.

The Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center published an article that outlines what questions you should be asking of a multi level marketing (MLM) and network marketing company you are interested in joining.

It is a BIG help when trying to determine the legitimate from the illegitimate.

We wanted to break it down for you.

Consider the Products

Find out exactly what you will be selling. Find out about the product’s competitors. How do the products compare on price and safety?

You should have a critical eye for products that promise "miracle" ingredients or guaranteed results.

Should you decide to buy into a company and promote their products, be sure the marketing materials you’ve been given back up your products provide solid evidence to claims you make about the products, BEFORE you repeat these claims to others.

Learn More About the Company

Research the company. A few key items you need to know are:

  • How long the company has been in business?

  • Whether it has a positive reputation for customer satisfaction

  • What the buzz is about the company and its product on blogs and websites

  • Whether the company has been sued for deceptive business practices

 

Also be sure to check with your state Attorney General for complaints about the company you’re considering.

Evaluate the Plan

Take your time when it comes to signing up with a company. Make sure you have the answer to all of these first. Ask your sponsor for the terms and conditions of the plan, and make sure you get them in writing, and make sure you get all of this information in writing including:

  • The compensation structure

  • Your potential expenses

  • Support for claims about how much money you can make

  • The name and contact information of someone at the company who can answer your questions

If you are unsure of unclear on anything, don’t be afraid to ask for more information.

Before you sign, make sure you:

Find out about refunds.

Get the company’s detailed refund policy in writing.

Find out how much time and money other distributors have spent on training, marketing materials, and seminars when they joined the plan. Also be sure to find out about any training you may be required to participate in.

Ask a friend or adviser to read the materials.

Have an accountant, lawyer or a trusted advisor who is in no way affiliated with the company or the plan review the terms of compensation and look over the information you’ve been given.

Think about whether this kind of work suits your talents and goals.

Would you enjoy selling products to the public? Find out how much time your sponsor and others spend on the business when they first joined, and how much time they spend currently.

Ask Questions

Here are some questions to ask, which we have posted on our site and linked below, before making any decisions:

  • How many people have you recruited?

  • How long have you been in the business?

  • How much time did you spend last year on the business?

  • How much money did you make last year — that is, your income and bonuses, less your expenses?

  • What were your expenses last year, including money you spent on training and buying products?

  • What percentage of your sales were made to distributors?

  • How much product did you sell to distributors?

  • What are your annual sales of the product?

  • What percentage of the money you’ve made —income and bonuses less your expenses — came from recruiting other distributors and selling them inventory or other items to get started?

It’s very important you have a complete picture of how the plan works in as much detail as possible, as well as the most about the company as possible before you make any decisions.

Here at Empower Network, we strive to be the most ethical and transparent company as possible. And to that end, we have addressed each of the concerns listed here for you to view here at http://www.empowernetwork.com/documents/Recommended_FAQs_from_FTC.pdf.

We hope that these tools add to your knowledge and if others ask about Empower Network. 

Appreciate you, 

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Empower Network provides tips on how to tell when a MLM company is legitimate

There are a lot of multi-level marketing (MLM) companies out there that are legitimate business opportunities and offer a great way for entrepreneurs to make money.

Empower Network, for example.

However, there are a few companies out there that are less than honest when it comes to its business practices.

It can be overwhelming and frustrating trying to navigate through all of the information out there on what makes a company legitimate as opposed to a scam.

This blog post is to help assist everyone reading spot and avoid those scams.   

One of the most important pieces of information you should be aware of is legitimate MLM companies lead product first and second. Opportunity should be a distant third.

A company trying to draw you in with grandeur talk about what a great opportunity they’re offering you, with little to no mention of its products, be wary!

The product is what you’re going to be promoting, and essentially putting your name on in the eyes of those you’ll be selling to.

Not only do you not want to be promoting something you’re unfamiliar with and can’t personally vouch for, but if you have yet to be introduced to the product, how do you know it exists?

Another factor that can help to determine the legitimacy of a MLM company is if they make promises of income. There is NO WAY any company can promise you will make money selling its products.

There are a variety of factors that can influence how much money you could make in any business venture, it is impossible to predetermine what your income will be.

The income examples shown are extraordinary. The income claims presented are not intended to serve as a guarantee of income. Instead, they’re designed to give consumers an idea of what’s possible. Success in this business, as with anything, requires leadership, hard work and dedication. Since Empower Network wants to help consumers make an informed decision, it’s gone above and beyond with its income disclosure document. To see the average earnings, please see the Full Income Disclosure.

What are your thoughts on Kalatu? And our other products?

Let us know in the comments below.

Appreciate you,

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Empower Network’s Rui Gabriel shares his secret to success

Whether it’s in our professional or personal lives, many of us make extraordinary accomplishments each day.

Many of our greatest accomplishments were made possible by the influence or motivation of individuals on our teams.

And guys, our Empower Network team definitely rocks! Especially with Jonathan Cronstedt as CEO and Dave Wood as the genius behind it all!

During an Empower Hour call, Rui Gabriel shared what he thinks is the secret to success: teamwork.  

Take a look at today’s best companies, you will see that each and every one of them are composed of a great team.

Great teams are vital for the preservation of a business because they serve as a support system, provide additional insight, are always mindful of the goal and will work as hard as they can to achieve this goal.

Rui shared how he came from having no success at all to being the most successful he has ever been in his life.

He also shared an interesting story of a moment where he learned the significance of teamwork, which has been one of his greatest life lessons.

For those that missed the call and want a refresher:

As a teen, Rui wanted to be a priest, so he went to study in Italy and lived in a monastery. Here, the monks didn’t speak, had a very strict order and were very structured.

One day, he was working in the garden and using a shovel that eventually broke.

Not knowing what to do because he couldn’t speak and ask for another one, Rui looked around and wondered how to go about replacing his shovel. After a few seconds, one of the monks came from across the field, gave him a new shovel, picked up the old one and walked away.

What Rui realized after this moment was that everyone in the monastery was paying attention to everyone’s needs and took care of each other at all times.

He could always count on someone to be there and support him because everyone on the team was always focused on not only the ultimate goal, but the well being of each team member.

What does team mean to you? 

Let us know in the comments below.

Appreciate you!

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Empower Network’s successful year and look to 2015

Empower Network has grown rapidly in its three-year lifespan as a software and Web marketing company.

Jonathan Cronstedt joined us as CEO a little more than a year ago. 

In 2014, we made improvements to our signature blogging platform product. The platform now gives affiliates faster results, with more support than ever before.

The results didn’t stop there. We added seven new members to our ever-expanding Millionaire’s Club.

While these millionaires’ results are commendable, they are not typical. The company’s income disclosure is available here.

We expanded our product line to reach a global audience. With new multilingual features, our platform is now international.

We also stayed true to our company’s core values: honesty and authenticity in our message of hope and freedom.

We lived out this motto by giving back to our local community.

We made monetary donations to Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and the Ronald McDonald House in Miami.

Where do we go from here?

2014 focused on customer results.

In 2015 we are creating a better experience for you.

We plan to reinvent our product line. We hope to provide a more linear progression and increasingly powerful results.

This year, we expect increased domination of the organic content world.

We want to expand our reach through our one-of-a-kind blogging platform.

Every improvement we make is another step towards empowering our affiliates.

Enter 2015 with Empower Network and let us show you exactly what you can achieve.

What are you going to accomplish in 2015?

Let us know in the comments below.

Appreciate you!

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Empower network defines franchising and describes the differences between franchising and network marketing

In a previous blog posts we defined and explained the differences between network marketing and affiliate marketing. We also promised our next blog that would be taking us down the path of knowledge would focus on the difference between franchising and network marketing, so here we go!

Franchising is the practice of a franchise (generally a business with a known reputation) giving a franchisee (an individual person) use of their business model and branding. In return, the franchisee pays fees and royalties for the use of the proven business model and branding.

This is similar to licensing, but with licensing agreements you can sell a franchise’s products (think a retail store selling licensed sports memorabilia) with no actual rights to the franchise.

Still with us?

There are many benefits to owning a franchise, like being able to profit from an already proven business model and known brand, just as there are cons to owning a franchise, like not having any creative freedom over your business.

Previously we described network marketing as being similar to franchising.

Both require an established company giving you the rights to sell their products or services, but as you’ll see here there are a great many differences between the two.

One major difference between franchising and network marketing is in franchising you hire staff to help run your business with you and in network marketing you create a team of independent contractors (or independent agents) of fellow entrepreneurs to work with.

With network marketing, you are paid for the products you sell, and often each time you recruit a new team member or that team member sells products or services. In franchising, your earnings come directly from sales of product and/or services. And the franchisor takes a percentage of every transaction in addition to the franchise fee you

In network marketing, there is no limit to the amount of people you can bring into your business. In franchising, the franchisor determines where a franchisee can sell and setup its location based on the territory and rights you purchase from the franchisor.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

Appreciate you, 

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