I came across My Ecom Club yesterday while reviewing the Job Killer website.
There is some real buzz about this program right now, so I decided to take a closer look to see what it’s all about.
What I found was both good and bad…
On one hand, there is some decent training for free and the business model itself (dropshipping) is legit. On the other hand, there are substantial costs involved and there are some red flags to consider before diving in.
Read on for the full review.
My Ecom Club Review
The first thing I did was visit the My Ecom Club website (myecomclub.com).
I did some browsing to scope it out. The site basically says that the My Ecom Club platform is all you’ll ever need to “start, build, and grow a e-Commerce business: quickly and easily”.
Anyways, I eventually created a free account. And from there I was taken to a video presented by Teo Vee. Who said I now have access to an exclusive $200 training program…
He also said I should spend $37 to “add an advisor” (AKA coach). I didn’t buy into that though. Because I like to see what I’m (really) getting myself into before spending money.
So after skipping that sales pitch, I landed on the ‘welcome page’. Which is literally another sales pitch to get me to buy that same $37 upsell.
At this point I was wondering if there was going to be any real training!
But thankfully there was. On the next page, the actual training begins, which is step 1. There are 6 steps in total and to my surprise, some genuine value here. Over 4 hours worth of training in total.
Here’s what the training steps are all about…
The ‘6 Steps’ Inside The Members Area
There are 6 step by step training videos within the members area. Each lesson is made of up a video, which runs for around 40 minutes, and some text.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what each step/ lesson contains:
- Step 1- Overview of the training and general concept of dropshipping.
- Step 2- Niche and product selection, using Facebook.
- Step 3- Developing the right mindset as an entrepreneur.
- Step 4- Finding the right suppliers on AliExpress.
- Step 5- Setting up your Shopify store and integrating with Oberlo.
- Step 6- Importance of product selection, online store optimisation and traffic.
I have to say there is some great value here, especially considering it’s free. Teo walks you through the basic process of dropshipping with AliExpress and Shopify.
I think if this is a business model that interests you, you will learn something.
With that being said, it’s really just that- the basic process.
I would be very surprised if anyone was able to take that information alone, and turn it into a profitable e-commerce business. There’s a lot of moving parts with an online business like this, so you definitely need more comprehensive training and support.
Which is precisely what the last ‘bonus lesson’ is about.
Once you get past the first 6 steps, you are met with a final video which they call a “strategy session”. This is where both Teo Vee and Jordan (more on him later) talk about upgrading to a “done for you” version of the program.
Apparently, they build two e-commerce stores for you, help you choose winning products and get everything setup for maximum profit. And the cost is $1,997.
This, ladies and gents, is what everything has been leading up to. The true cost of this program is into the thousands of dollars.
It’s not uncommon for programs to start for free, or a low price point, and eventually lead you into a very high ticket program.
I can’t say I’m a fan of this. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a scam either.
What’s My Ecom Club About and How Does It Work?
My Ecom Club is an education platform that shows you how to build an e-commerce business. Specifically, a drop shipping business using Shopify and AliExpress.
Along with the free training, you can upgrade to get access to coaching and a ‘built for you’ business. Where everything is supposedly done for you.
How does this business actually work?
Dropshipping is where you setup an online store that lists a set of products for a given niche. Such as ‘dog’ related products for example.
When someone buys the product, they are paying you into your bank/ PayPal account. However, you don’t actually stock inventory or ship the product yourself.
Your Shopify store integrates with AliExpress. So when a customer buys, your AliExpress supplier ships it directly to your customer for you.
So the customer pays you, you pay the supplier, the supplier ships it to your customer. And with the help of a tool called Oberlo this process is streamlined.
This video is helpful to give you more insight into dropshipping with Shopify:
The good thing about this model is you don’t need to spend lots of money on inventory. Since everything happens in ‘real-time’.
The downside is, you are very reliant on your suppliers so you have less control over your business. Which means more that can potentially go wrong.
Either way, this is a legitimate business model and you can make money online this way. Potentially significant amounts of money over time and with solid effort.
How Much Does This Really Cost?
The free My Ecom Club free training contains over 4 hours of introductory training. So you could literally just signup, go through that training, and leave it at that.
However, there are considerable costs involved if you take action on that training. Such as a Shopify and Oberlo subscription, advertising costs and additional training as I will now explain.
There are two upsells within the members area. One was the $37 ‘add an advisor’ upsell and the other was the $1,997 “done for you” package.
However, I also found a product page that shows that there are yet other upsells (myecomclub.com/product-page.php).
That page outlines three upsells and I’ll break these down for you here…
My Ecom Club Gold Membership ($97 one time): This apparently gives you access to extra training from “Rocky Lin” and helps you build a more profitable business.
Inner Circle Monthly Membership ($37 per month): I’m pretty certain this is the same as the ‘add an advisor’ upsell I mentioned earlier. This apparently gives you access to a monthly coaching call, Facebook group and the ability to ask questions in a live setting.
Instant E-Commerce Website Template ($37 one time): A template of a high converting Shopify store.
The strange thing about this- nowhere on the website or within the members area, is any of this mentioned. Neither is this “Rocky Lin” character.
Why they are not more upfront about the true costs, I am not sure. But when you factor all of this in, you could easily be up for thousands of dollars to get this business into profit.
Who’s Running The Show?
There is actually some very real confusion as to WHO exactly is running this company/ program.
I personally like to be sure that the people behind a program are legit. This can be a good indicator of how worthwhile the program is (or isn’t).
In this case, the main website (myecomclub.com) does not disclose who is running My Ecom Club. Period. There is zero mention of anyone. The site also uses an anonymous domain registration.
So we have to dig a little deeper to figure out who’s running the show. And that’s exactly what I did.
Turns out there are SEVEN names associated with My Ecom Club:
- Teo Vee (main guy in the training videos)
- Jordan (the ‘coach’ within the members area)
- Rocky Lin (apparently the owner of the program)
- Glen Cheramie and Ash Ali (host the weekly ‘Ecom Freedom’ calls)
- Austin Daniel (Director of Operations)
- Michael A. Giannulis (Manager)
Teo Vee is the guy doing the training and up until now, I’d never heard of him. He certainly seems to know his stuff though and he does provide some great training. So I think it’s only fair to give him the benefit of the doubt here.
Jordan is apparently my ‘coach’ and shows up during the $1,997 upsell video. I immediately recognised his voice though. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, but after doing some digging, I realised that he is actually Jordan Daniels.
I’m pretty sure that is an alias. But either way, the name Jordan Daniels is connected to a string of unethical, overhyped, scam sites.
The main site he promotes (or should I say DID promote) was MOBE. Which was recently shut down by the FTC for being a fraudulent scam.
Rocky Lin is also connected to a number of MOBE scam promo sites, the most recent one I reviewed called My Hidden Pages.
So when you look at this, it makes me wonder if these guys are jumping ship and now promoting the next shiny object.
I have no idea about the last four people. Glen and Ash apparently apparently do the weekly audio training calls but that’s about all I know. Austin and Michael are listed on the BBB website as the Director of Operations and ‘Manager’ respectively.
So I really can’t say for sure who is really running My Ecom Club. Which in and of itself is not a good sign. You really want to know who you’re buying from when such big money is on the line.
Is My Ecom Club a Scam or a Legit Platform?
On one hand, My Ecom Club is not a scam. Because there is some genuine free training about setting up an ecommerce store. This training could be worth going through if you want to learn about dropshipping.
Then there’s the upsells. But just because something has a high price tag, doesn’t make it a scam. There are some very good high ticket training programs out there.
For example, I recently bought an Amazing Selling Machine membership for over $4k. This is all about selling products on Amazon, with FBA. This is probably the most up-to-date and comprehensive training on FBA out there. It’s absolutely not a scam.
You definitely don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to learn how to build a successful e-commerce business like this though. But my point is, a high price tag doesn’t mean it’s a scam.
On the other hand, there are some red flags here.
First of all, some of the marketing tactics used on the sites that promote My Ecom Club, like Job Killer, are in my opinion a bit unethical. This site uses fake countdown timers and “limited positions available” BS to convince people to buy on impulse.
Second, I don’t like how the company is not upfront about the REAL costs from the outset. It’s one thing to charge a high price for something, it’s another to keep it hidden for as long as possible. Which they do.
Third, it is unclear who is really running the company. And as I said earlier, some of the people behind this are known for promoting scams.
Fourth, a number of people are complaining about the company not honouring refund requests. I found this while on the BBB site I liked to earlier.
At the end of the day, whether you think My Ecom Club is a scam is up to you. I think this is only something you can really know for sure if you buy into the higher levels.
Which I chose not to do, since personally I don’t need or want this program. I have enough on my plate running my existing online businesses, and I don’t trust this program enough to fork out thousands of dollars for it. But that’s me.
My Ecom Club provides people with some great free training on creating a dropshipping business. Teo appears to know what he’s talking about and offers people value.
So in this respect it’s legit.
But there are some things I didn’t like about the program too. Such as the lack of transparency about the real costs and who’s running the company. And I think these things become especially important given the real price tag.
In any case, I won’t be recommending this to you. I only recommend products I use myself and that I know are legit first hand. But I am keen to hear your thoughts and experience with My Ecom Club. So by all means, leave a comment below. Positive or negative.