From a beach in Bali, Angela Moore and Jordan Shultz tell us about their revolutionary system that is guaranteed to make you money. According to some reviewers, it's going to completely change the internet. But, within 10 minutes of starting my research into The Freedom Fighters Network, it became clear that this is just another attempt from Empower Network to promote their company under a different name.
This is not a new tactic!
- They create a brand independent of EN's name
- The tell you how awesome it is and how much money you can make
- The tell you how it's never been done before
- Then they sell you a subscription to Empower Network
Update 2: Apparently FFN has stopped promoting EN. It's still an MLM pyramid that sucks you in with cult-like tactics, and encourages you to con other people out of their money in pursuit of “financial freedom”. If they couldn't even figure out that EN was a scam back in the day, I have a hard time trusting what they say now. Can you make money with FFN? Absolutely. Many people in pyramid schemes do. Is it ethical? Nope. Obviously there are more issues at hand, so keep reading.
Update 3 Dec 2014: FFN has announced that they are going bankrupt, cannot pay commissions to anyone, and the owners will be living out of their car. Sorry to say, but I told you so! I don't mean to mock all those that lost their money in this scheme, but after receiving so much hate in the comments from people saying it's a “legit” opportunity, I feel an “I told you so” is in order.
Just another network marketing scam down the toilet. You can hear proof from their conference call at 1:35 on the video below.
Freedom Fighters seems to have a new angle on it though. The above listed groups are supposedly free of charge, and then get you into their EN downline.
FF is charging a monthly fee of $47. It's unclear to me if after joining you still have to pay the $19.95 fee for the ewallet and $25/month fee for the EN blog. Either way, it's not worth the money and it's a complete waste of your time.
Empower Is Dying
In case you didn't know, EN is old news. Their MLM pyramid scheme ran its course last year, and has gone downhill since.
Have you heard about Blog Beast? Probably not. It was a failed launch after EN's memberships started to dwindle and people got wise to the scam. It was supposed to revolutionize the mobile blogging industry, but I don't think EN people even use it.
Have you heard about ENv2? Probably not. It was a failed launch attempt after Blog Beast Failed.
Remember when EN realized that their “free blogs” weren't ranking so they started telling everyone to promote EN on their own domains? Yeah, that happened too.
Are you seeing a pattern here?
And you might not know it, but top EN people are jumping ship. This guy (below) used to have EN as his #1 way to make money online, but now he's completely quit, and doesn't recommend you join. If top affiliates are quitting, why are you just getting started?
I won't get into the whole EN discussion, because that's been rehashed many times over on the full Empower Network review.
It seems that now, anyone who was previously involved in this company has quit. Anyone just starting to promote it is like the last guy at the party asking, “Where'd everyone go?”.
The Free Trial Issue
The Freedom Fighters Network says that you get a free trial to see if it works and they'll give you $150 if you don't make any money. That sounds pretty sweet, but they also take your credit card information while they're giving you a freebie. Do you really believe they'll give you $150? I don't.
I know it's standard to take CC info, and even Netflix does stuff like that, but it doesn't have to be that way! Not all companies do that. So to get this “free trial”, you have to trust that this company will actually do what they say.
So far, I think they're a pretty deceptive company. Can you honestly tell me that after watching their sales video you knew what you would be doing to make money? How many products do you buy on daily basis that come in a “mystery box” that says, “I promise you'll love it”.
So why should we be expected to invest our money (and trust our credit card info) to a mystery system that supposedly makes millionaires out of ordinary people?
We've Been Here Before
There's really nothing new here. If you love MLM and enjoy jumping from company to company looking for biz ops to promote to your email list, then I can't say much. Go for it. Have a ball.
But if you are looking to actually start a business, I can only recommend you stay away from companies like The Freedom Fighters Network. Their deceptive marketing tactics, hyped sales videos, and mystery-millionaire-systems are nothing but trouble for you, and the people that you suck into the system.
Many of you will say, “but it's different this time”. It's not. It's the same old story. Most people wouldn't consider themselves the type of person that would involved in a ‘get rich quick' scheme, but all signs are pointing to this being exactly that. Fast, guaranteed, easy money, that will change your life and get you living the laptop lifestyle from a beach in Bali…does that sound like something you can trust?
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