Dropout Academy Review (Adam Groves Course)

This $10,000 blueprint by Adam Groves might sound really tempting if you’re running a dropshipping business but your marketing is failing to get you real profits. Today, we’ll take a look at the course and see if it’s worth the $67 it’s asking for.

The course sells as a guide detailing the steps (or a blueprint) you can follow to earn $10,000. It’s focused solely on marketing your business, so you won’t learn about how to create, optimize, or manage your store. It offers a look into how you can use influencers on Instagram, to get traffic into your business and turn them into customers.

That means this course is solely for people already owning a store or people who don’t mind learning how to build their stores on their own. Shopify is a fairly intuitive platform, and there are several videos explaining the process, so it might not be difficult for you.

However, if you want to know how to build a store focused on conversions and your own brand, then you might want to look at other courses.

With that in mind, let’s go through what you’ll learn from this blueprint. At the end, you’ll be able to decide whether or not you want this course.

Who’s the author?

Adam is a young entrepreneur on the internet, and he claims he found success through dropshipping. According to him, he already reached his first goal: making $500,000 every month, which he mentions on his course’s Instagram ad.

That’s also where you probably saw him. It’s where he’s active, yet he’s barely reaching the 17,000 subscribers mark. It might look like a lot, but it’s little compared to other gurus on the market.

Since his Instagram handle is @tradebully, I guess he also has some experience (or at least had an interest) in trading. He doesn’t mention it, though, so I guess we will never know for real.

You can see him regularly posting images of himself and the lifestyle he has, and he also uses this account for promoting the content offered in his course. You can also find an invitation to his sales page on his bio.

Other than Instagram, there’s pretty much nothing else about him. I tried finding out his real experience or his achievements, but neither Google, Bing, nor YouTube succeeded at giving me results.

Reviewing Dropout Academy

The course uses Teachables as its hosting platform, which is a great platform for getting courses: it’s responsive on all devices and the videos are high quality. However, clicking his ad on Instagram takes you to a squeeze page from ClickFunnels where you sign up. It’s just for the payment, though; Teachables is still where the content lies.

The course only has 5 modules: a welcome, how to start out, an explanation of Instagram influencers, and a strategy and a template for Facebook Ads,

The course focuses on finding, reaching, and verifying influencers. By “verifying” I mean it teaches you how to spot which influencers are legitimately running accounts with real subscribers and engagement and which ones are using fake followers like bots. The latter ones are what you want to avoid. All of this is explained on the 3rd module, which makes up the core of the course and your reason for signing up.

The Facebook Ads modules cover a single strategy recommended by Adam as well as the template to replicate it. There’s also some content on product testing, recommended settings, and an explanation of how to scale your ads both horizontally and vertically after you have a successful ad.

If you take a look at the sales page’s bottom, you can see a message from Adam saying that the full course will be released soon. He wants to release this course as a case study, which would include how to research products, setting up your store, and further strategies for influencers you can employ to increase your sales.

Seeing how the influencer marketing is the main focus of the course as is, I can’t see why Adam wouldn’t just include them in this blueprint if he already knows (and is charging you) for the matter.

Final Verdict

Is It Worth It? Final Verdict

This course is basically a brief look into the different ways you can use influencers on Instagram for driving visitors into your business. Besides that, it gives you a fairly basic intro to the strategy, including an explanation of Instagram influencers and how you can both find and reach out to them.

That’s mostly what you get from this course.

I also fail to see how he’s marketing this course towards beginners, yet one of the requirements is to have a running store, which you’re already managing and have optimized. It’s definitely not a requirement met by a beginner.

Besides, there’s the statement of the full release “coming soon”. I don’t really understand why he would sell a “course” that actually feels like a mini course you get as free value in a sales funnel in exchange of your email.

Finally, while Instagram influencers are definitely a good marketing strategy, they’re far from the only one you want to use.

If you can save up $130 more, I’d definitely recommend you get eCom Elites. You’ll get a lot more content with over 200 videos, and you won’t just learn about IG influencers (with much more depth), but it also goes into Facebook and Google Ads, chat bots, email marketing, and even Snapchat and LinkedIn, and that’s just a look into what’s included.

I hope you found this review useful and if you have any questions, please comment down below. I’ll be more than happy to assist you.

Once again, thanks for reading my Dropout Academy Review and I wish you the best of luck.


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