Welcome to my review of the Viral Blogging System and Fast Start Training.
You get both for $25 per month.
This is Empower Network’s entry level product. And what most people are referring to when they say something like, “I sponsored two people today.”
Meaning, they got two $25 Viral Blogging System sales.
We straight on that?
Whether you’re selling to customers or affiliates (peeps who also plan on reselling the Empower Network products), the VBS is the most common product to start with.
It’s affordable and everyone who wants to sell more of something online should have a blog.
So naturally, it’s a high-converting “tripwire sale.”
Something that allows you to get customers in the door before slamming ‘em with upsells on the back-end. You think I’m kidding, don’t you?
That’s how Empower Network makes me so much coin.
It’s just business. No different than McDonald’s or anything else. You want fries with that?
The funnel works brilliantly, which is great for affiliates like me. But the real question is whether or not there’s more than $25 worth of monthly value wrapped up in this Viral Blogging System and the accompanying Fast Start Training.
On top of showing you exactly what you get and how to use it, that’s what I’ll attempt to answer.
The best way to approach this is to start with cost, then move to features and benefits.
So before fighting over how awesome or sucky this blogging platform might be, let’s talk about the price point first.
Lazy MLM is a self-hosted WordPress blog; not my Empower Network blog.
Here’s what I have for costs:
- $12/year for domain name
- $15/month for hosting
- $197 one-time fee for Thesis theme
If I was just rocking my Empower Network blog, I’d have:
- $12/year for domain name (optional)
At an absolute baseline level, you’re looking at $10 more per month to use your Empower Network blog, but you’d save $197 up front.
Meaning, you’d actually be saving money until month 20 rolls around.
I realize you could insert all sorts of “yeah, but’s” here.
Like, sure, you don’t need to buy Thesis. You could definitely use a free WordPress theme. Most of ‘em suck and are not customizable at all, so I wouldn’t recommend it.
But you could.
And then you’re looking at a situation where you’d be paying about $10 more per month, right from the get-go, to roll with your VBS blog. If you so choose.
Obviously, I’m assuming you will want to have full control over your blog.
And make money with it.
Yes, there are quite a few places to grab a free blog online.
But then you run into things like: annoying ads being served on your content, the inability to use affiliate links, or even having the entire thing shut down with no forewarning.
Too much risk.
Unless your only goal is to use the blog to journal or something, you’d need to have your own hosting to lock-in that control.
So, again, just looking at the cost, the Viral Blogging System is not far off what you’d pay for decent hosting each month if you wanted your own WordPress blog.
To make a buying decision, we need to consider the features and benefits of the VBS.
Thought it’d be much more powerful to just show you:
After watching that video, it should be clear…
The Viral Blogging System is for:
- Intermediates/advanced peeps who hate tech stuff
- Anyone who wants to be up and running fast
- Those who’ll sacrifice bells and whistles for speed
- Mobile bloggers wanting to blog from their smartphones
… and it’s probably not for:
- Tech savvy bloggers who already dig WordPress
- Those concerned with add-ons and plugins
- Anyone wanting max control over layout and design
I need to remind you that the video hosting and mobile features does cost extra.
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