Empower Network is two different things: 1) a MLM meets Article website, and 2) MLM marketing "training", either "Inner Circle" or "Mastermind".
Almost all the articles on Empower is about "income opportunity", and most of them are downright shady. You can still find some authors promoting / reviewing something that had been outlawed in the US back in 2010. They call it "viral blogging". I call it "lousily written marketing articles".
You pay them $25 a month to blog. You then recruit people (i.e. get them to use the blogging system at $25 a month). You then pass up the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and every 5th thereafter sales to your "upline" (i.e. whoever sponsored you). If your downline recruits, they'll do the same for you (pass up a few sales proceeds to you).
The Inner Circle training is $100 a month, and "Master Mind" course is $500, where you watch a bunch of "trainers" allegedly teaching MLM techniques and whatnot, where the owner of Empowered show off his Costa Rica home.
This is known as the n-up comp model, and it *sounds* good but really isn't as it makes it heavily recruit-dependent.
You can make "big money" if you recruit a LOT of people and get them to buy their courses and pay $25 to blog... and get others to do the same.
IMHO, it's quite scummy.