You are probably scratching your head right now, “What do you mean by that?”
Have you been in a training program that you’ve joined and all you’ve gotten, if you are lucky, is a help desk? The reason why I ask this, is, because, being a member at Wealthy Affiliate, having access to the owners of this online business community and training platform is a common everyday occurrence and it’s such a norm that we there, in the membership area, never give it any thought.
And we should!
There’s nothing better in a membership than to have the owners right in there with you, coaching, answering questions, just in there hanging out with the gang, ensuring the success of each of its members, whatever their level of proficiency. This has always been the standard at Wealthy Affiliate and in my quest to review other training programs, came to realize just how important this is and a privilege too!
Wouldn’t you think the best experience in a teaching program would come from having the owners, who are the real experts, in the training area? Think of the military for a moment. In the olden days, emperors and kings often went to battle, side-by-side with their subjects. While today, that’s not so common, you can see the value of the commanding officer out on the field with the soldiers. They’re a team and it must be a close-knit unit for it to work the best.
This is the same with anything that takes mastering whatever it is being taught.
Why Am I Writing About This Today?
Yesterday I followed a link to EZMoneyFormula, a website I found to be quite full of hype and some numbers that seemed a bit far fetched, so I looked into it. Maybe this would be something to do a review on. Well, all this turned out to be was a simple page with a sign-up (a squeeze page) for Empower Network.
Not to be negative here, but if you’ve not heard of this outfit, it’s something I’d be pretty careful about joining. It has all the makings of a Ponzi scheme. Why do I say this? Very briefly, since this is a bit off topic, Empower Network (EN) does not offer any real products. Called a MLM, in my opinion, it doesn’t even pass as one. The problem is, the product is the recuitment itself. This is what makes it, at the very least, a borderline pyramid scheme. A real MLM, though like Amway, it thrives on the adding of more recruits, does offer real products and services. EN has what might be called “products” which are little more than very expensive training on how to promote the EN business itself. It doesn’t get shut down because it’s run from Costa Rica, which evidently does not care about these type of things going on there.
Getting back to business here, I followed the video that was on that site to YouTube where it originates. I got into a discussion with the owner of the site and was telling him many things why I didn’t agree with EN. One of these was that the owners themselves are never available nor seen by the members of this community. Why would they? They sit back and let the recruiters do the work and they sit back and pull in boatloads of revenue. I made a list of things I didn’t agree with and the owner of the website merely blocked me from his YouTube account, disabled the comments, like/dislike and the description about his video. However, one of the things he brought up at one of the items I brought up,
“No Access to the owners? LOL! You must never had a business have you? They do cost money.”
The Importance of Having Access to the Owners of Your Membership
In my opinion, which is shared by many unanimously, memberships with their owners present, in and amongst those who are there learning the business, put far more value to the platform. It shows such memberships that the owners do indeed care for the members to get right down with them and iron out the challenges one on one and one by one. That’s very special! Not that an owner is anyone better, but is the owner, who by example, teaches that he is just as human as the rest and and is right there where he is needed.
I always wondered, long ago, let alone now with Wealthy Affiliate’s population now more than doubled, how the owners, Kyle and Carson can find the time. yet they do. It is this one attribute about Wealthy Affiliate, and other memberships of its kind that make them so successful, not only the company itself, but the members in it.
Why can Kyle and Carson be so up front and mingle with their members so much? They have nothing to hide. They have, since the founding of their membership platform, laid it all out on the table. Nothing has ever been hidden from the members, even to this day. The presence of the owners in the midst of the membership creates much greater trust and patriotism towards the whole community.
Going back to the response of the affiliate of Empower Network, he had no idea, no concept of my statement, “No access to the owners.” He simply laughed at what I said. Sad that these folks don’t know what they are missing. In time this will be the undoing of that organization. They simply don’t know this yet. The writing is already on the wall. There are hundreds, even thousands of voices out there with dissatisfaction towards EN. That cannot be said of Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate may not be as big as Empower Network, but it holds a LOT more power. Empower Network’s power lies purely in revenue. Wealthy Affiliate’s lie in community bonding. It lies in the honesty and integrity of the owners who get right in there and shine in front of their members. As role models, their output radiates throughout the entire membership and everyone can see it. It is the binding force that holds Wealthy Affiliate’s fabric together like the strength of steel, the warmth of wool, and the instruction of a friend. Empower Network is merely a network. Wealthy Affiliate is a family. Which will you choose?
I strongly believe, that the integrity of the founding fathers of Wealthy Affiliate will go on, long after Empower Network has been long forgotten. Check out my review on Wealthy Affiliate now! See why the Wealthy Affiliates have the kind of success rates that Empower Network could never have.