The Empower Network Affiliate Program By David Wood and David Sharpe
The Empower Network is the brainchild of David Wood and David Sharpe, two very successful internet marketers who were not so successful just a few years ago. Wood and his wife were living in a van. Sharpe was doing back-breaking work in construction 10 hours a day.
Over the past 2-3 years, these men have turned their lives around and they report making millions online in that short time. According to their sales message, The Empower Network Affiliate Program is their attempt to make their success ‘available to the masses’ of internet entrepreneurs, most of which have seen very little success online.
The ‘Network’ is a massive blogging platform that is already rivaling some of the largest in the industry when it comes to internet traffic. They boast an Alexa traffic score of 9242 as of November 14th…that means only 9242 websites of the billions posted online are getting more traffic than they are…which is pretty impressive in just 2 weeks. They also offer blog training and marketing training with membership in their affiliate program.
There are very few barriers to entry. The low cost of $25.00 makes it particularly easy to sign in and get started and this has helped their rapid growth. They have a compelling sales funnel so people are willing to risk $25.00 to see if the program is for them.
The company is reporting over 4800 paid members in just 14 days. They also report over $600,000.00 paid out to affiliates in commissions. These numbers are unheard of in the industry. Due to the unique model they have developed, they are predicting over 100,000 members. Whether or not that number is ever achieved, it seems safe to say that with under 5000 people signed in, they are just getting started.
On close examination, David Wood and David Sharpe’s Empower Network is not a typical affiliate program in a variety of ways.
One is the 100% commissions model they have developed. That means that affiliate members receive 100% of the payment when they sell Empower Network products. The creators make their money in the same way as their members. The model sounds impossible to maintain and remain profitable, but on closer examination, they have done their due diligence and have set their business model up in a sustainable way.
Another is direct payment from the customer to the affiliate program. The company helps affiliate members with merchant accounts so they can receive payment immediately, directly from customers. This is also unheard of in the internet marketing industry.
According to Empower Network founders, David Wood and David Sharpe, the Empower blog and training that affiliates receive when they join the program can be effectively used by affiliates to market the program itself and grow a residual income.
Time will tell, but at this point, Wood and Sharpe guys seem genuinely motivated to help new and struggling marketers make a go of it online.