Prosperity Formula Review: The Brainchild of 6 Scammers

prosperity formula reviewProduct Name: Prosperity Formula
Product Owner: Adam Whiting
Advertised Price: $25
Rating: -10/100


What Is It?

Though advertised as a brainchild of 6 professional marketers, it’s actually a misleading video that is just a mask for the Empower Network.

Short Review:

There is nothing to buy or sign up for; it’s just the Empower Network in disguise!

Before You Buy:

Of course there was an extremely long video with no fast-forward buttons that I had to sit though. What’s worst is that I put it on pause twice, and it restarted itself which meant I watched the video more than once.

Adam Whiting gives a long speak about a super secret automated business system with ‘done for you’ material. This was already a red flag, but sometimes these programs turn out better than expected, so I kept an open mind.

He goes on to talk about ‘difficult techie stuff’ taken care of for you. This is a lie. Building a website requires no technical skill nowadays. He also says that websites will cost you thousands of dollars to build but they have a cheaper system. This is also a lie. Hosting is $5 per month and a domain costs $10 per year. That’s it.

What I Liked:

Unfortunately, there’s not much to like about this product. You will find it listed under the ‘scam’ category in my top menu.

What I Didn’t Like:

I didn’t like the hyped video and BS story about how he was poor and out of money. I have heard many versions of this story over the years of reviewing internet marketing products: Poor, no money for rent, no food, lost his job, girlfriend left him, etc, etc. It’s (mostly likely) a lie.

Then he talks about automation, easy money, and how they have a ‘secret system’ to teach you. This is another lie. There is no secret system, there is no easy money, and automation can kill your blog. Any website, regardless of topic, is going to be successful if YOU write the blog and provide people with content they want to read. If you use a robot or pre-written material, people will not read you blog.

Do you prefer when bloggers are ‘real’ with you, or when they copy pre-written content and drive you to a sales page? Remember to put yourself in the shoes of your visitors/followers, and you’ll be able to see through most of these BS products.

Most of all I didn’t like that this is not actually a product. There is no system. There is nothing to buy, except a membership to the Empower Network. EN used to be the lowest rated product on my website.

The Prosperity Formula now is the lowest rated program on my site with a score of -10.

Who Is This Product For:

There is no actual product to buy with the Prosperity Formula, and I do no recommend the Empower Network.

Final Review

Thumbs Down

Lots of companies, especially MLM do not give you a real idea how to actually make money on the internet. They just fill you with promised of riches and tell you to buy a “mystery product”.

I have a real business, that sells real products, to real customers. My online business is based on my own personal interests. The training center where I learned how to this is currently My #1 Rated Product, and it’s where I suggest newbies to online business get their start.


What's up ladies and dudes! Great to finally meet you, and I hope you enjoyed this post. My name is Nathaniell and I'm the owner of One More Cup of Coffee. I started my first online business in 2010 promoting computer software and now I help newbies start their own businesses. Sign up for my #1 recommended training course and learn how to start your business for FREE!


  1. Jozef says

    “… websites will cost you thousands of dollars to build but they have a cheaper system.”

    That is true for websites like internet banking portal or online commodity exchange website. These websites are expensive because they need SSL, heavy security, complex applications and other fancy embellishments. Most people know about these and their expenses so they are easy to buy into this misleading claim.

    However the statement as it stands is false. It needs the word “some” at the beginning to make the first part true. However the second part will still be false and there is no way to make it true. 😀

  2. Tom Bellas says

    One more thing you mention is the pyramid scheme that network marketing is which is total non-sense. What do you think the structure of big fortune 500 companies are? Try this on for size:
    SR. Vice Presidents
    Vice Presidents
    JR. Vice Presidents
    Staff workers (ie…Secretaries, Receptionists, Mailroom clerks and so on)

    That’s a Pyramid! My point is that there is nothing wrong with a pyramid in business. It’s a very sound structure. The advantage with network marketing is that unlike the typical business, you can surpass the the person who recruited you into the company. If you’re a better business builder and have more quality recruits than your upline, you will surpass them earnings. Those are facts.

    • Nathaniell says

      Tom, read Wikipedia because I’m in my phone now and can’t get the link. There are a million things wrong with pyramids just because you can the top of a pyramid the CEO doesn’t mean that it’s suddenly a different business model.

  3. Heather says

    I can tell you one more company that will rip you off and that is WAH University. Unfortunately I fell for their scam and even though it said 100% guarantee of a refund they will not give me one. They keep saying we will give you a 50% discount if you continue to try it and that I need a coach and it goes on and on. I’m a single mother of 2 teenagers and I have very little help and was so desperate to be at home with them that I lost $97. I don’t even look at online jobs anymore because it scares me after that.

    • Nathaniell says

      You are right Heather – Work at Home University is a very low-rated product on my site. There are legit ways to make money online. This is the theme of my website, so I hope you take a look around or shoot me an email if you have any questions.

  4. Kaity says

    Glad i read this. and sad at the same time. i was really about to start investing 25 dollars a month on Empower Network and Prosperity Team. I watched many videos on it and it seems like it can work for people. I am now a single mom of 2 and pregnant with one. my husband recently left me and my kids with nothing and i have a newborn on the way. I am very desperate for a stay-at-home job where i can take care of me and my kids. I hoped that if i invested some money and time into the Prosperity Team and learned everything i could about marketing and blogging online..etc.. i could be really successful. Is it really a waste of money? what else should I do. Im willing to learn whatever I can from the tutorials and videos offered.

    • Nathaniell says

      Hi Kaity. If you are desperate, then I do not suggest you invest your money into anything right now. Starting an online business should not a be a last resort or a fix-all to your financial situation. It takes time, effort, and maybe even some money to build a successful website that generates cash. I do not recommend places like Prosperity Formula because they make you feel like their product will fix all your money problems, and it’s so easy! The realistic way to look at things is that you need at least 6 months to a year to be able to try, fail, and try again.

      My recommended products are linked in the review and you are welcome to try them out to see if they work for you.

  5. Betsy Dobrick says

    You seem “for real” and thought you might have enough of an open mind to check out another “real” opportunity. Though ground floor (important) it is well funded (call me for some well-known names behind this), and looking to help people make money, not take it away. A unique online personalized health assessment takes into account so many factors including drug interactions, etc. Then makes recommendations and tells you WHY. No inventory, delivery, collecting or refunding money, no bookkeeping, and the products are amazing (just check the website and see for yourself). Clearly you’re in a network marketing program so you can compare the compensation plan with a keen eye. All the best, just asking you to take a look and if you are, call me at [removed]. I think you’ll be impressed and look forward to hearing from you.

    • Nathaniell says

      ATTN: Guys, this is exactly the type of scam you need to stay away from. It’s easy, it’s revolutionary, and it’s better than everything else out there. LOL. This is what every company says, and it’s the same old story over and over again.

      NO, I”m not in network marketing, for this exact reason. Why would I want to spam my advertisement around other people’s personal blogs when I can write whatever I want and have them come to me? This is the problem with network marketing. You are just a door-to-door vacuum salesman, just looking to make sales and commissions, rather than truly help people find what they need.

  6. says


    • Nathaniell says

      You are absolutely right Kenyon. Regardless of the personal opinions of whether or not EN is a scam or not, recommended or not, or all these things that have been said in comments today, the FACT is that they do not provide enough information about what you actually do to make money before you sign up. They just want that initial investment to get you hooked. Then they want more. Then they want more. Now they have ENv2 and Blog Beast. And it’s all going to cost you more and more money.

      An actually legitimate system is not going to be afraid to tell you what they offer, because it’s by providing obvious VALUE that’s going to keep you as a happy member. Thanks for taking the time to comment, and I hope others can also see the value of the insight of what you said.

  7. Kris Kozlowski says

    I have $2.00 in my bank account. Looking for s legitimate job that I can do on my computer. I hate all these scams because there are people who really could use this money. I graduated with a 4 year degree and have been refused by employers for 4 months. I’m desperate but so ready to commit to something real.


    • Nathaniell says

      If you are looking for a job, and have no money, I suggest freelance writing. You won’t make much at the beginning, but it’s a start. Unfortunately, most ways to make money online take some time to build and experiment to see what works for you.

      My #1 rated product (see top menu) has a starter level membership that you can join for free, but you can only take the course through Level 1. Level 2 and above you must pay (see review for details). It’s still possible to make money through affiliate marketing (a legit business), which is what they teach, but you need to be an independent learner and be able to do your own research to find your own path.

      You can also email me for more details.

    • Cassie says

      Also, freelance writing tends to be more immediately profitable than affiliate marketing. With affiliate marketing and similar approaches, there is a considerable amount of time involved in setting up. While this is beneficial in the long-term, it doesn’t work too well in the short term.

      I was actually in the same position as you Kris a couple of years ago, where I had no job, no way of getting one and wanted to make money online. If you have a degree that helps a lot, because most of the skills are similar. I have been paying my bills through freelance writing completely for more than two years now, and you’re welcome to contact me for advice about how to start, where to look and even for some contacts.

  8. Bill Crowder says

    Keep up the good work Nathaniell – love your work!

  9. Bill Crowder says

    I have become immune to the defensive inane remarks that spew forward from the mouths of people who have spent good money very unwisely. It does not matter if it is a car, house, insurance policy, business venture or online scam. When it goes wrong because it was not researched properly in the first place, their egos have to be protected at all costs. It’s hard to look at ones self HONESTLY – perhaps then they would see what everyone else sees. Someone who made a mistake like we all do!

  10. Bill says

    You are both plugging something but there isn’t a single thing either W.A or E.N. can teach you you can’t learn on your own for free if you research a little and no one has a get rich quick plan that is real. I will say this E.N. is a scam W.A. Does give you a chance to see what they are about but neither has any information that is secret or special or that isn’t available for free from other resources.

    • Nathaniell says

      I absolutely agree with you 100%. WA does not teach any secrets, nor do they claim to. The value in a WA subscription lies in the community support, and the newbie-friendly nature of the training. Thanks for taking the time to comment Bill!

  11. srikanth says

    I don’t understand about this prosperity formula. What do we have to do in this online making money

    • Nathaniell says

      I know it’s confusing. They do not tell you how to make money with the Prosperity Formula. Basically, you need to sell subscriptions to Empower Network. I do not recommend it. If you want to learn how to build a website and make money from it, I encourage you to browse around my site. There’s lots of free information in my blog, including a free course I started here or you can watch free videos on my YouTube channel.

  12. Daniel says

    Well, it wasn’t my intention to get into a comment war on this beautiful Saturday morning, but some of the stuff you said just can’t be let go:

    First, you’ve arbitrarily decided that it is important that Prosperity Team describe what the products are in the video. I have to be honest… I went and read the page that describes your #1 rated product… and I really can’t tell what it is based on the things you’ve wrote… some nebulous offer of “training.”

    Should the PRODUCT be blamed because of the ad copy? It’s obviously brought value to your life and you are excited about it. And, that’s great, but I think you could extend the same courtesy to another product – especially one you have not tried.

    Which leads to…

    Second, trying to put me down by mentioning that I tried to “shame” you. Once again, I simply point out that you reviewed a product you didn’t try.

    Amazon doesn’t allow that.

    Google store doesn’t allow that.

    It’s not ethical. Reject the “shame” all you want…

    Third, Empower Network is not a scam. A scam involves someone taking money from you and not delivering on their promise. At its core, Empower Network takes $25/month per month for a blogging platform and the right to resell that blogging platform. Prosperity teaches you how to do it more effectively. That is not a scam.

    Fourth, I quote you:

    ” There is no secret to success. There is no magic program. There is only a product, a customer, and our job as marketers is to match them. That’s what online business is about. It’s not about hopping from scheme to scheme trying to “make money quickly”.”

    Empower does not recommend hopping from scheme to scheme. It also does not bill itself as a magic program… or at least not any more than your #1 rated product does.

    Fifth, and lastly, As far as your opinions about the various trainings… once again, because you’ve never seen the training, you cannot accurately criticize the training. When I talked about “viral Facebook marketing”… they do not promote some ham-fisted link spamming. The techniques they teach are far more sophisticated than that. But you wouldn’t know that, because YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT.

    And the idea that “you can’t go viral” on Facebook is patently absurd. I “like” the official Breaking Bad page on Facebook… every time they post something it goes viral (hundreds of shares). If your content is interesting and well targeted you will go viral.

    My music business (unrelated to Empower) frequently gets 10,000 impressions on a single post and many shares. We get page likes and business conversions because of it. Viral. Facebook.

    You can criticize Empower and you can criticize Prosperity, but your readers should know that

    1. You’ve never tried the product

    2. You are arbitrarily criticizing training that actually works

    • Nathaniell says

      You are right that no one likes comment wars, especially on Saturday morning, but hey, I guess that’s where we are.

      I believe I know enough about online marketing to know that MLM works only for a few, and most people are left in the dust. With that authority, I simply cannot recommend any MLM program. Most people are confused about what the Prosperity Formula actually is. I feel my post made it clear. I know you disagree, but that’s what I think.

      This is my website, and I think I’m entitled to an opinion. I think it’s ridiculous that you feel you need to “save the entire internets” from my so called erroneous review.

      If you are unclear about what my #1 rated product offers, please read this line:

      the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course that takes you through the basics of what internet marketing is, how to choose a niche, how to build a website, how to get traffic, and how to make money from your blog.

      Notice there is to another page on my site where it full explains in about 1000 words what we do. Also notice the detail I provide about various aspects of what you find inside the community. Also notice that you can create a free account to actually see what you are getting yourself into before you hand over any billing information.

      Perhaps you have become callous to the tricks of MLM sheisters, but many people still don’t understand what they are getting themselves into. I believe in full transparency which is why I actually stated that I didn’t sign up. If you don’t like this. OK. Fine. You signed up, and you like it. If anyone reading this review doesn’t like it. Fine. Don’t listen to me. Sign up and find out for yourself.

      “YOU DIDN’T TRY IT”, “YOU DON’T GET IT”, “YOU CAN’T BLAME YOUR FAILURE ON THE PROGRAM”. I get comments like these all the time. I’ve never eaten dirt, but I’m pretty sure I won’t like it. Does that mean I can’t say I don’t want to eat dirt without actually trying it? I think not. I know enough about food to make some pretty good conjectures.

      But while I have your attention here, I do have a question for you. What is it about MLM people that makes them so worried about what people say about their program. I review tons of products here, but the two types of programs that get the longest and most passionate comments are MLM and cash gifting. If you do respond to the comment, I’m interested to know if you have an opinion on that.

  13. Daniel says

    I joined Empower Network through the Prosperity Team…. and I have made exactly $0 so far in the last five weeks.

    So if anyone is better qualified to complain about the Prosperity Team OR Empower Network – well it would be me.

    Having joined Prosperity and been in their back office, I can say confidently Nathaniell that you do not have all of the facts.

    Yes, Empower Network is a simple MLM company, and that right there might be enough for some people to label it a “scam” or “scheme” but what Prosperity adds to it is very valuable. I would have steered clear of it, but someone I trust and respect (a guy who I know for a verified fact has made over $700,000 selling an online product) used Empower Network to expand his income generation. He introduced it as an MLM and I bought into it with my eyes open.

    Now, back to what Prosperity has to offer…

    In their back office… at the two lowest “price points” they have over 12 hours of training videos on

    + SEO
    + backlinking training
    + Viral Facebook training
    + WordPress training

    They have DAILY Webinars in which they discuss SEO and PageRank strategies, as well as other social media and SEO strategies.

    At the higher “upsell” points they have

    + 12 hours of solo ad training
    + additional PPC training for AdWords and Facebook
    + the owners of the site have compiled a list of “trusted” advertisers through which they often do ad buys
    + they give you access to a white labeled “business assistant” company that will take a % of your sales in exchange for doing the selling for you

    Here’s the kicker… I’ve taken all of the information I’ve learned in their Empower Network training and I applied it to a completely different field… a “real world” business with a real product… and I started making sales on that product within 3 weeks, with my own Web site that I built. If you would like to see that site, I will post it here on request – but I will not do it at this time because I don’t want anyone to accuse me of just trying to cross promote my own product.

    So, I give your review a -10 because you are reviewing something you never tried.

    Shame on you.

    • Nathaniell says

      It’s funny that you are not the first person to try to ‘shame me’ in some way or another. It’s also funny that it’s always MLM people trying to do it, and it’s always because I’m “misinformed”. I’ll tell you what’s shameful – I sat through the entire sales video and learned nothing about what the Prosperity Formula teaches or how I make money. Not ONCE did they mention the Empower Network. There was NOTHING in there about anything you listed in your comment.

      I have a right to review products how I see them. Does every movie review come with a disclaimer, “This is only my opinion and you should actually go see this movie and decide for yourself because someone, somewhere liked it?” No. It’s the same for every single blog on the internet. No, I didn’t buy the product, but after sitting through hours of BS about how much money and freedom I can enjoy by joining this super elite time of internet marketers that will teach me to make money (but they can’t describe how until I pay) makes a horrible impression. I try to filter out all that crap for visitors to my blog. I try to get real information, in an easily digestible form, that will allow the most people to have the greatest amount of success. MLM is always about who’s on top. I want to be at the same level as the people who visit my blog.

      Beginners do not need to ruthlessly upsold solo ad training for 12 hours. Backlinking doesn’t work anymore, and Facebook is a horrible place to ‘go viral’. That’s why you see so much spam on YouTube and Facebook about “I made X amount of dollars online with this program. Click HERE!”. There is no secret to success. There is no magic program. There is only a product, a customer, and our job as marketers is to match them. That’s what online business is about. It’s not about hopping from scheme to scheme trying to “make money quickly”. Building a sustainable business is about providing value to customers, not cold-calling or email blasting about ‘business ops’.

      Specifically regarding my review, please see the “What I Didn’t Like” section. Notice the focus on automation, easy money, pre-written content, and false claims that they are giving you a website worth thousands of dollars. Those are facts, not guesses.

      Shame on me? Yeah right. I stick by my review.

    • Jason says

      Awesome (spot on) comment, Daniel. The only shame going on here is that Nathaniell has the freedom of speech to misinform, mislead, and misdirect the unknowing reader with the sole purpose of trying to pitch the reader into his deal.

      I don’t know what they teach you over there at WA Nate, but negative marketing is not going to get you far in this industry.

      Sure you’ll get some comments on your blog posts to help you in the ranks, but you’ll lose the respect of your peers and continue to attract whiners and complainers who scream scam when they fail to produce a result due to their own laziness, or inability to get creative in their marketing… yet will continue to place blame on the “scam” (system).

      This isn’t just about Prosperity System (which by the way I am sure has 50,000 times the value of WA) but it’s about all your negative reviews.

      Your uneducated, misguided “scam reviews” are doing nothing but hurting the industry as whole.

      I have a hard time finding ANY facts in not only your posts, but also the comments that you reply to others with.

      I actually think that you are starting to believe your own lies, or you really just don’t know any better and you truly believe that what you are saying helps.

      Your ignorant claims are based on what YOU believe to be the truth but are often (if not always) far from the facts.

      I just feel bad for the newbies that read these pages.

      If you want the definition of a scam artist, look no further than the publisher of this blog.

      YOU Nate, are what is wrong with this industry.

    • Nathaniell says

      Questions for you Jason.

      1) If I review a product am I not allowed to have an opinion on it?

      2) If I see issues with a product, am I not allowed to say something unless I have tried the product for a period of time? If so, how long is that time period?

      3) Do you have nothing better to do with your day than cry on my post?

      4) Do you really think that you are ‘saving’ people by exposing me as a fraud?

      5) Why do MLM people feel that a negative review of their system is a personal attack? And why the personal attacks on me?

      Of all the systems and programs I review out there, Empower Network breeds the lowest water trash out there, calling me names like ‘idiot’ and ‘little b*tch’, telling me to f-off, shaming me, and all types of nonsense. Is it not possible to write an honest comment without becoming a sniveling teenager that can’t eek out any comments other than, “You suck. I hate you!”

      I would think your time would better be spent helping folks that join you system or writing content for your website, but instead you spend you time reviewing mine, looking for ‘holes’ in my reviews, or things to point out so you can expose me for ‘what I am’. Seriously man. Get a life. No, better yet, get a real business.

      I have over 200 posts on my blog and by far, the most comments I get are on the Empower Network and Prosperity Forumla posts from folks that just can’t take any kind of criticism to their precious system. Go ahead. Insult my site. Insult me. Whatever. At the end of the day I have other businesses I make money from and what you say on this site does not affect my income at all. That’s because I make money in niches that are unrelated to anything MMO or IM related. I don’t just hawk a “secret formula” like is done in with Prosperity Forumla.

      Tell me: I’m the problem with the industry, but do you really think it’s a legit business practice to have someone sit through a 2 hour video and not tell them ONCE what they will be doing to make money? Really? Can you really say, 100% honestly, that you think it’s OK to sell a product to someone for 2 hours and not let them know what they are buying?

      If you really do think this is OK, well then, you and I have different ideas of with regards to business ethics.

      And please don’t talk to me about negative marketing, because you obviously haven’t seen much of my site.

  14. Dividend investing Martin says

    I think, it is a prosperity formula, but for that guy who made the video…

  15. Dividend investing Martin says

    It’s funny how all those people in testimonies on that video became miraculously rich and no one ever heard of them. If it was such a great prosperity formula and I would find it out, I would never give it to anybody and use it myself.

    • Nathaniell says

      Your’e absolutely right (both comments). If I had a true secret to wealth and riches, I sure wouldn’t be packaging it in a $25 formula. LOL. BTW, you’ve got an awesome domain name. Do you do anything with options trading? I do some investing, but mostly long term stuff. I’m looking to get into options a bit, but not into losing money while learning.

    • Jane says

      I agree with you … How come the advertising and they want more people in that program?!
      Also thanks for the review bc I was about to join this program,

  16. Farrah says

    Hi Nathaniel,
    I was curious about it,i knew that it’s too good to be true, like all of them work at home,etc! Do you know any legit one? i am taking care of my mother fulltime, and looking to bring some income home and keep my mind off the big tasks of paying bills and the headaches that comes with it.
    If you do, can u tell me which.

    • Nathaniell says

      There are a few that got good reviews, but I suggest you take a look at my #1 Rated Product here. It’s free to start. The full version is a monthly payment, which scares some people off, but the thing is, with internet marketing, you are going to need support and help. Most of my highly rated products are monthly payments for this reason. A few are 1-time-fees, but they are clearly not as good.

      Let me know if you need any help figuring things out or getting started.

  17. Mary says

    Thanks for this review. WOW!
    You just saved me an hour of listening to another scam. I looked for the review while the video was on and found this site.
    Empower network is so weird. I have tried to figure out what it is?
    They never say what it is – but it sure is making a lot of money! That is bizarre.
    Thanks again, for this review! Mary

    • Nathaniell says

      LOL. I really enjoyed this comment. It’s so true – if you are 30 minutes into a presentation about making money and you still don’t know how you are supposed to make money, it’s time to stop listening.

      This is a tactic a lot of MLM programs use because if they explain the ‘system’, they lose a lot of customers. Basically, they make money by getting people to join. So they make money when you join, and you make money when you get other people to join, and they make money when they get other people to join. Eventually, there’s not enough new people to join, so they come out with a new ‘hot product’ or a ‘special offer’.

  18. Alex N says

    Thank you Nathaniell for the honest review.

    • Nathaniell says

      You’re welcome.

  19. Paula Countryman says

    Thank you so much for this review..I thought it odd that Dave filmed himself supposedly walking onto the property of a home that was in dire need of repair, supposedly his home, but yet he was wearing the same clothing in his ‘mansion’ in Florida. Again thank you for revealing this scam! :)

    • Nathaniell says

      You are welcome. Fancy things and great stories are par for the course with scammers on the internet. Let me know if you need any help with any other products.

    • Bruce says

      Thanks Nathaniell, I’ve joined and paid for it. There is nothing in the program except videos. I should’ve do some research b4 joining. Guess I have to cancel now b4 monthly charges appear.

    • Nathaniell says

      I’m sorry to hear that, and let us know how the refund goes. Unfortunately, this is the type of marketing that Empower Network and the Prosperity team does. Without informing buyers of what their money is actually purchasing, they will continue to receive negative feedback and disappointed customers.

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