- 1 iPas 2 – A Breath Of Fresh Air To Empower Network. Is It Really?
- 2 Preamble To My iPAS 2 Review
- 3 iPAS 2 Review (Internet Prospect Acceleration Systems)
- 4 What Is It?
- 5 What Else Is Included?
- 6 What I Liked
- 7 What I Did NOT Like About iPAS 2
- 8 Conclusion To My iPAS 2 Review
- 9 What Next
iPas 2 – A Breath Of Fresh Air To Empower Network. Is It Really?
I have heard about iPas about 1 1/2 years ago, when members of the “Prosperity Team” created a big buzz on the Internet about it. As quickly as the buzz started, as quickly it stopped.
The Prosperity Team is an exclusive group of independent affiliate marketers within the Empower Network Community.
In case you are not familiar with EN, here is the short version of what EN is:
Preamble To My iPAS 2 Review
The Empower Network, founded by Dave Wood and Dave Sharpe in 2011, is the largest Pyramid Scheme on the Internet. Illegal by law in the US, Canada and Western Europe countries, pyramid schemes disguise themselves as MLM companies.
Legal MLM’s, like Herbalife and Amway (now operating under different names world wide), use a “pyramid like” sales system, BUT selling real and tangible products to their customers. The sales people receive a commission as compensation for their effort.
Members of illegal pyramid schemes don’t get a commission for the sale of a tangible product, they receive up to 100% of the entry fee for “recruiting new members” as commission.
In order to escape the wrath of the FTC, EN tries to disguise their “modus operandi” by selling members some kind of digital products. I will tell you more about these products and the pricing just a bit later.
By the middle of 2013, the EN pyramid scheme had ran its course and came to a dead halt. The pool to lure new recruits, or should I say “victims”, into the scheme simply dried out.
This is an inevitable occurrence that every pyramid scheme encounters. Every newly recruited member is supposed to recruit new members into level ONE of the pyramid and receives the entry fee as commission.
The screenshot below shows you an excerpt of the Empower Network Compensation Plan, based on the “Power of 6”.
If all goes according to the plan, after week ten you would have 39,735 people in your down line. And herein lies the big problem with pyramid schemes. Of course, you are not the only one recruiting new members.
According to a former founding member, EN had approximately 300,000 active members by mid 2013. Let’s just assume that only 3% did recruit 6 members and all others in their down lines did the same.
39,375 multiplied by 9,000 = 354,375,000, that’s a whopping 354 Million and 375 Thousand people.
This has to sink in for just a minute, right? That’s more than the population of the USA. And that’s the reason why pyramid schemes fail.
The example is theoretical and serves only to explain the compensation structure. In reality, not many folks will stay at the entry level. The next level, called Inner Circle, has an entry fee of $100 and most members upgraded as soon as they recruited 6 new members.
Anyways, Empower Network was basically dead and a lot of founding members left like rats leaving a sinking ship. The money flows from bottom to the top, and only a few in the very top of this scheme did indeed make a lot of money.
What happened to “the left behind”? EN’s pyramid is structured “to make BIG bucks” and the upper four levels require investments ranging from $500 to over $5,000 (they called this the “All In Level.
99% of the Members that invested thousands of dollars never recouped their money and had to take their losses. In fact, only 2 percent of the total membership was able to make a decent, livable income. Look at En’s income statistics below and weep.
You can see what kind of crap EN really is. Many of the remaining members just hang around in the hope that something good is going to happen, and EN will be revived.
There were some programs popping up from time to time that were designed to bring back the glory days of EN.
- Big Idea Mastermind (Vitaly “Vick” Stritzheus & Mark Soto)
- Next Level Mastermind
- Freedom Fighters Network
- Blog Beast
- Pure Leverage (Joel Therien)
are a few of these. Mark Soto, a founding member of EN,was one of the first to jump ship, received commissions in excess of 1 million dollars (by his own admission).
Another one was James Bonadies. Let me wrap-up my “Preamble to the iPas 2 Review” with this excerpt from Mr. Bonadies’ website. If you want to read the complete story and watch his video, here is the link to his website.
“Name is James Bonadies, and I used to be a top producer in Empower Network. Although I have a lot of respect for this business, I feel and felt extremely uncomfortable selling something that I learned is impossible for the average person to succeed at.
It is true, most of the time, the average person doesn’t do what is necessary to succeed online whether in ipas, empower network, MTTB or any other “how to make money online” programs.
The average person I say as if I am above average. Which I am not. Not even close. However, my results are far from average.
I got sick of shoving lies down the throats of innocent people, at the time I didn’t know they were lies, and got sick of selling the system so other people can sell the system. I call it the “revolving door to hell!” That is what it is…the revolving door to financial ruin.
The video below talks more about this and why I have left, as well………….]”
iPAS 2 Review (Internet Prospect Acceleration Systems)
Product Owners: Chris Jones & Chris Campbell
Advertised Price: Free
Real Price: $25.00/month
$500.00 Silver Level/One Time
$1,500.00 Gold Level/One Time
$ 3,000.00 Black Level/One Time
My Rating: 20/100 points – 1 star
What Is It?
IPas 2 is a digital product that automates the following Internet Marketing tasks:
- Create multiple streams of income on complete autopilot
- Create high volume traffic to bring in more leads
- Campaign tracking ( so you don’t waste time on what’s NOT working)
- Integrates your resources into a customizable website
*No skill level required *Experience not required
What Else Is Included?
- Highly trained professional business coaches
- Trained Sales Representatives (upsell your leads without taking your commission)
- Daily Live Marketing Training (You always know what to do every single day)
- Live New Member Training (Program is set up for you to avoid training your new members)
- Team Leadership Resources (So you can train and help your team convert sales faster than ever.
What I Liked
I watched several of Chris Jones’ videos. The sales video, of course, and then two clips I found on YouTube. Chris and his partner Chris Campbell created a product, that could help Internet marketers to streamline and automate some of the time consuming every-day tasks.
They realized that the previous version of iPas was not perfect, and, as he commits, contained some flaws. Over the past 2 years however, they worked hard to fix the inherent bugs.
In one of the videos I found on YouTube, Chris is showing us in detail how iPas 2 works and how we could benefit from using it. You can watch it right here if you are interested.
I also like the basic concept that “Community Help & Support” combined with “Mentorship” will make it much easier to achieving success. Chris is very open about his affiliation with Empower Network and the fact that HE would by your mentor if you would decide to join him.
What I Did NOT Like About iPAS 2
1 ) If you don’t join Empower Network, you CAN NOT buy the iPAS 2 System
You read the “PREAMBLE” to my review and and know that I am not a friend of EN. The only way to make money with EN is to recruit people so THEY can sell the system. I am sure that you remember what James Bonadies had to say about that.
What YOU would be selling are the different levels of the iPAS 2 Pyramid Scheme. Let me show you the levels and how much each level will cost you:
- Fast Start $25 /month + $19.95 Affiliate Pack – 3 “take action videos” and access to EN blogging platform
- Pro $100/month + 19.95 Affiliate Pack – 7 “take action videos” and access to the EN Inner Circle to “tune your mindset for success”
- Silver $500 / One Time – 6 “effective marketing on social media videos” and access to EN Costa Rica Mastermind “understand the psychology of marketing and selling”
- Gold $1,500 / One Time – 4 “all about traffic videos” and access to EN 15K Formula “HOW TO marketing strategies” for promoting EN
- Black $3,000 / One Time – 2 “How TO scale your business to make anything from 20K a month to the ‘sky is the limit'”
2) Chris Jones compares Empower Network to Apple Inc.
This is absolutely ridiculous. Chris actually has the guts to pull this stunt. People are buying Apple products because they are tangible goods and THEY USE THEM. People buy EN products to SELL THEM for a 100% commission. En products are of no use for people who want to build a sustainable online business.
3) The Video Testimonials From EN Members – Are They Reliable?
I have serious doubts about that. First off, none of the folks is actually mentioning iPAS 2. They all talk about their success with “The System” and how much money they are making. There is this one guy claiming he made 70 Grand in one month.
Maybe because iPAS system is still “kind of new“? Could be, but I think it’s because the EN folks DO NOT SELL A PRODUCT. They are selling a dream that all too soon turns into a hellish nightmare.
This guy exaggerates (lies) a lot, don’t you think? I’ll give it a rest. The official EN income chart I showed you earlier, speaks for itself.
Conclusion To My iPAS 2 Review
Chris Jones and his partner created a digital product that COULD be useful for many Internet marketers IF the functionality is indeed as Chris explains in the video. Personally, I believe that they worked hard to perfect the system and have no doubt that it actually works as intended.
Unfortunately, they decided to make it available EXCLUSIVELY to Empower Network and its members. The only money making purpose of EN is in recruiting new members.
For that reason, iPAS 2/Empower Network is illegal and a SCAM.
Of course, I cannot stop you from trying your luck with iPAS 2/EN. However, let me remind you of this. If you want to make real money there, you will have to position yourself as high up in the pyramid as possible. And this will cost you.
Going “all in” in the hope to make a bundle, you will spend over $5,000 without any guarantee that you will at least recoup your investment.
There is a better alternative though. Learn how to build a website about something you really like to do. Find legitimate products and affiliate programs (like Amazon) and make money. It takes the willingness to learn and work. I did that and so can you.
You can start today without having to pay a single penny. Read the review about my #1 recommendation and join me on the inside of Wealthy Affiliate. Also, take a look at the table below. It shows you how WA compares to iPAS 2.
It’s easy to understand why Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 recommendation. Once you are on the other side, I will be there to guide you on your way to success.
My name is John and I am helping people start their online business. If you have any questions about this review or any other comments, please leave a note in the box below and I will get with you asap.