IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: After 13 years in business, Empowerism is closing the doors at the end of 2011. By its very nature, the company is only sustained by members selling subscriptions. Over the last two years, subscription sales have all but stopped. It was our expectation that those who were anticipating faster payouts from RSVP and MVP would work toward selling subscriptions, which would mean larger, faster payouts. But that has not come to fruition. In fact, those waiting on RSVP & MVP to pay out have been doing just that: waiting.
Unfortunately, the company has been losing money every month for the last year, even after cutting expenses to the bone. Supplementing it with personal funds each month to keep it afloat and pay commissions is no longer an option. No credit cards or bank accounts have been charged since October and we will not process any charges in December, even though I marked your subscription and RSVP/MVP renewal as paid if you were on auto-renewal - and paid commissions on those renewals. I will continue to honor commission requests through December, although some checks may run late since it's all coming from personal funds as there has been no income for 2 months.
Please note that AlertPay is no longer an option for payment, as they are having problems and there's no way to fund the account. I know this is disappointing news to several of you - believe me, it breaks my heart to have to do this. But when there are no sales, there is no income and no way to sustain a business or even a website. I wish bright, joyful futures for you all.