Will you be a dropshipping ninja once you’ve mastered Shopify?
With this Ninja Masterclass, Kevin David advises just that. I hope to answer that issue for you in this Shopify Dropshipping Ninja Masterclass review…
Introduction to Kevin
Kevin is a self-described online entrepreneur who claims to have developed multiple profitable six- and seven-figure e-commerce businesses.
In one of his promotional films, he boasts that he took a Shopify store from $0 to $1 073 775 in revenue in just 87 days! That’s incredible!
But first, a word of caution. When you see photographs of Kevin standing with all of his many supercars, winning honours, and making millions, it all looks impressive.
But the majority of his earnings come from the courses he sells. The prizes are for his classes, not for his Shopify Stores.
This does not imply that he was featured on these websites or that articles about him were produced. Instead, he has paid to have his name mentioned in certain publications.
You essentially see advertisements, so don’t be tricked into thinking that these magazines endorse or legitimise him in any way. This is nothing more than clever marketing. (I’m only pointing that out because there’s nothing wrong with it…)
“After teaching over 509,547 people how to make money online and helping 2,376 people quit their jobs to make money online full time, Kevin David is one of the most successful “digital course” teachers in the world today,” according to Yahoo! Finance article (which is the only article about him).
Right there, with that phrase, you have a clear warning against dropshipping…
Did you see it?
I don’t imagine you’ll be quitting your day job any time soon…
According to that statement, only 0.46 per cent of persons who have completed Kevin’s courses work full-time online, according to that statement…
Allow that to soak in for a moment. These are Kevin’s own words on the subject.
Only 2 376 of the 509 547 people who completed the courses were able to quit their jobs. It’s only basic math, baby…
In no one’s opinion, 0.46 per cent is a pass rate. Does this, however, imply that his classes are poor? Or does it simply imply that getting money online isn’t as simple as everyone claims?
Before you even consider boarding the dropshipping yacht to tropical beaches and mai tais, give yourself these two questions…
That is, after all, the dream they are peddling… So let’s see whether my dropshipping evaluations and my personal real-life dropshipping case study, where I made approximately $48k in one month, have persuaded you.
MY DISCLAIMER: Before I go into the meat and potatoes of the course,
Please remember that this evaluation is based solely on my own experience with the Shopify Dropshipping Ninja Masterclass Course.
I am not associated with any of Kevin David’s Ninja Masterclasses in any way, shape, or form.
This implies that I am not compensated in any way for writing this review. Furthermore, I was not compensated to promote (or disparage) this particular course. My review is solely based on my own opinion.
I must make you aware of this because Kevin David’s Ninja Masterclass courses have affiliate programmes. As a result, most of the positive evaluations you read are written by his associates, who receive a commission when students enrol in a course.
What to Expect in this Course
Shopify Ninja Masterclass is a very popular dropshipping course, owing to its low price. Kevin, as previously stated, is said to have had almost half a million students to far. So he should be able to say something based on this alone.
The course is divided into five major courses and two additional/bonus modules. Each module has its videos and documentation for supplementary content.
Kevin has a lot of great selling points.
Who wouldn’t desire a Shopify business that not only brings in new clients but also keeps them coming back?
Let’s see if the course lives up to its claims!
The Shopify Ninja Masterclass Course Breakdown
This course is divided into seven sections, each with its videos and resources.
Kevin David’s Shopify Ninja course is divided into five sections, each with its own set of modules. They are as follows:
- Module 1 – Finding Hugely Profitable Products to Dropship on Shopify
- Module 2 – World Class Dropshipping Suppliers
- Module 3 – Shopify Store Optimization
- Module 4 – Marketing Explosion
- Module 5 – Scaling and Expansion
Total number of course videos: 68
Total Video time: 15 hours and 45 minutes
Module 1 – Finding Hugely Profitable Products to Dropship on Shopify
Module 1 includes 13 films totalling 3 hours and 49 minutes in duration and extra document resources.
This is the course’s longest module, and Kevin does an excellent job of demonstrating how to discover products for your business.
Kevin does a great job of showing you how to locate trending products in a variety of methods. However, it’s a bit hit-or-miss in general. All of these suggestions are unique to this course, but some of them, in my opinion, are failures.
Moving on, Kevin shows you how to screen suppliers and locate the best ones to deal with once you’ve identified your potential winning/trending products.
Supplementary links documents, a Profit Spreadsheet template, and three publications are among the additional resources.
Compared to other dropshipping courses, despite being the longest module in the course and containing additional materials, the content is not comprehensive and lacks detail.
Module 2 – World Class Dropshipping Suppliers
Module 2 includes five films totalling 43 minutes in duration, as ninwell as two more publications.
You may be forgiven for assuming that this module is also short because it isn’t particularly long. In contrast to module 1, however, locating the correct suppliers does not require much extra effort.
Kevin does an excellent job of explaining how to identify a reputable source without making things too complicated.
This section of the course is not difficult. To identify suppliers, every drop shipping course follows the same basic processes and approaches. You’ll be alright if you follow Kevin’s advice, as the other courses don’t teach much more than this.
Supplementary documents that will assist you in locating vendors are available as additional resources.
Module 3 – Shopify Store Optimization
Module 3 includes 15 movies totalling 2 hours and 41 minutes, as well as a single.pdf document.
Kevin finally gets around setting up your Shopify store with this module (unlike other courses where it is the first thing you learn).
Most beginners would constantly pause and replay if it weren’t for the course notes. Kevin speeds through the setup, presuming you know what you’re doing and have experience with it. Dropshippers who are just starting should be wary…
When compared to comparable courses, the substance is once again insufficient.
However, Kevin does cover most of it, and if you follow his instructions, you’ll be up and running in no time.
Nothing jumps out because the Shopify Setup is pretty much what you’d expect from most Shopify Setup Sections of a dropshipping course.
Module 4 – Marketing Explosion
Section 4 includes a module summary and 13 movies with a total duration of 2 hours and 57 minutes.
Kevin walks you through the fundamentals of Facebook marketing and even gives you some pointers.
He goes over everything you need to know:
- Creating a Facebook Ads Account
- Creating Lookalike and Custom Audiences
- How to use FB Pixel data and how to interpret it
- Post-engagement, traffic, and conversions are the main marketing objectives.
- Targeting using a “Lazer.”
- Good typography and ad layout
- What Is Social Proof? (good tips)
- When should a campaign be paused or scaled?
- Marketing via email
- Targeting on Multiple Platforms
Module 4 also includes a very useful.pdf paper that offers some underlying theory and instructions for getting started with your Facebook marketing campaign.
The majority of the content is excellent, but one key element is missing…
Kevin isn’t going to talk about Facebook bidding. That strikes me as a significant omission. Depending on their Bidding Strategies, ad campaigns are created or destroyed…
Module 5 – Scaling and Expansion
Module 5 has a total of 13 movies totalling 1 hour and 32 minutes in duration.
This module is designed for the dropshipper who has progressed a little further down the road to dropship nirvana. Kevin recommends that you only work through this module once your store brings in at least $100 per day.
Kevin recommends using Google Analytics and Facebook Business Manager to evaluate data, notably the Audience Overview Report Tool. However, these tools can only be used once there is enough data. Thus they are not suitable for novices.
Kevin also demonstrates how to construct Lookalike Audiences and Conversion Campaigns with your Facebook Pixel.
Kevin then proposes using virtual assistants for specific jobs, leveraging two different applications to boost conversions, and promoting on Snapchat.
The Bonus Section includes three films totalling 56 minutes in length, as well as four supplemental materials.
Kevin begins the bonus segment by giving you a long list of possible niches. You must, however, complete your homework and not simply accept his word for it.
Kevin also demonstrates how to leverage a Shopify app to enhance your store’s value by offering Print-on-Demand T-shirts.
Kevin then leads you through the setup of a Done-for-You click funnel to help you raise your sales.
Overall, this is a good Bonus Section that offers material that hasn’t been addressed in the course yet.
Shopify Ninja Masterclass Mini-Course!
This extra module has six videos totalling 1 hour and 4 minutes in duration.
This module doesn’t have anything to say about it.
I’ll tell you exactly what it isn’t:
- It is NOT a reduced version of the course lasting just over an hour.
- This is NOT for folks who want to jump right in and start learning without completing the complete course. It is NOT a quick fix to get you up and running in the shortest period possible.
- This module should not be used as a checklist to ensure that you’ve covered all of the essentials.
- It also does not provide you with any fresh information.
- You could wonder why it’s included in the first place.
It baffles me…
This part serves no purpose, in my opinion.
Is it a worthwhile course?
Kevin is quite enthusiastic about dropshipping. His ability to think outside the box and provide methods that other classes haven’t is proof of this. However, he lacks on details.
Other dropshipping courses are more in-depth, and if you’re anything like me, the more information you have, the better you’ll be at implementing it. I like to know everything there is to know about anything, not just the bare essentials. EVEN MORE SO when it comes to business and profit.
So, if you’re new to dropshipping, Kevin’s Shopify Ninja Masterclass (if you don’t mind his quick speed) is a terrific place to start. However, if you want to learn more about the ins and outs of dropshipping, you’ll have to enrol in yet another course to expand your expertise.
When advertising the course, Kevin made a few grandiose claims. So let’s take a look to see if it checked all the boxes:
- He stated that he would teach you the 97% rule. The rule was addressed once (very briefly) and is a rather apparent one that is used in all dropshipping courses. There’s nothing new there.
- The course delivers on the setup side, but not where it claims to show you how to set up ALL of Shopify’s settings. Kevin concentrated on a few…
- Kevin delivered on his promise of demonstrating specialisations. He shows you nearly a hundred, in fact. The question is whether they are all “very profitable.”
- How do you reach out to unreasonable buyers…? You learn how to target specific audiences, but are they irrational? I’m not sure. How would you know for sure…?
- Getting ready-to-buy customers to your website? Probably. But the tools and approaches are the same as everyone else’s. Therefore there’s nothing new…
To summarise, it is a good course for getting your foot in the dropshipping door. However, it isn’t the be-all and end-all of courses (by a long shot), and it doesn’t, in my opinion, fulfil all of the promises stated in the sales pitches. Kevin does offer some unusual advice, but it isn’t enough to propel this course into the Top 3…
What I like:
- This is the course for you if you have some drop shipping experience and want to get started right away.
- No other course suggests some innovative, out-of-the-box methods (or even mentions them).
- This isn’t a dry “technical” training.
What I didn’t like:
- In several ways, the content is inadequate. It isn’t as extensive as the majority of other courses available.
- Beginners may find it excessively fast-paced.
- There isn’t a technique for bidding on Facebook.
- In 2020, this was not the finest online business model.
Dropshipping. Is it a yes or a no?
Dropshipping has been in some shape or another for quite some time. But, according to some sources, it gained prominence in 2012 and was recognised for producing millionaires in a short period.
But that was back in the day. There aren’t many new dropshipping millionaires these days. That’s probably the best indicator of whether or not dropshipping is still a viable business model.
Then there’s the matter of the increased competition.
And there’s the ever-increasing cost of social media ads…
There are also Fulfillment Issues, despite what the dropshipping gurus claim.
And the promoted Chinese products aren’t necessarily of the quality you’d expect…
Don’t get me wrong: I think it’s great. It’s still possible to profit from it. You might even be able to make a livelihood at it, but it will take a lot of hard work and perseverance, as well as a lot of gained skills and a little luck.
I’ve run a couple of six-figure drops shipping businesses. The difficulty was that they required CONSTANT monitoring and tuning to stay competitive, and even then, sales were too inconsistent. And no one warns you about how enormous your marketing budget can get or how much of your revenues it will eat up…
But don’t take it from me. If you do some study, I’m confident you’ll reach the same conclusion I did, preferably without spending thousands of dollars or wasting countless hours of your life…
If not drop shipping, then what else?
- Only trendy products, limited niches.
- Branding and a lot of advertising are the keys to success. This necessitates both TIME and MONEY.
- Low entry hurdle Plus, anyone may clone/copy your entire business.
- Profit margins are typically 10% or less. (The percentage ranges from 5% to 15%).
- Returns, refunds, and accounts are stopped due to a lack of control.
- No Passivity – The business strategy necessitates a lot of upkeep.
- Every zip code has a new opportunity. There’s no end to the low-hanging fruit…
- Start-up costs are low (a few hundred dollars), and there is no need to spend money on advertising.
- To rank on Google, you’ll need some talents. Your accomplishment is not replicable by everyone.
- There are few overheads and a lot of profits. Once ranked, there could be a margin of up to 90%.
- You have complete control over all of your local lead generation sites. You are the only one who owns them.
- Once ranked, passive revenue is recurring EVERY MONTH.
If you do some research on Google, you’ll be astonished at how many internet business prospects there.
As a result, I can’t claim to have tried them all. However, I have tested several company models, and only one sticks out in 2020.
Lead generation is my number one internet business solution.
Why? Because lead generation is a kind of passive revenue!
Take a look at the following example. For years, I’ve been receiving money from this lead generation website regularly…
Most of us can’t enjoy the benefits of a passive income unless we have the funds to put in something (whether it’s a rental property or an investment that pays interest).
On the other hand, lead generation allows you to develop a passive income stream by adding value to other businesses.
Consider yourself a virtual landlord who rents out property to business owners. You own and govern the property you made. This means you have complete control over your “tenants”!
In a nutshell, lead generation works like this: you create a website, use Google to rank #1 on searches organically, and then refer the leads to local businesses.
Then, they give you a flat monthly price or a fee based on each lead generated by your website.
The amazing thing about lead generation is that it’s completely automated after you’ve rated your site. Then you may either move on to the next one or wait for the money to come in. It is all up to you.
However, this isn’t a get-rich-quick plan. To receive the benefits, you must put out the effort. Lead generation may not make you a millionaire, but it can help you quit your work and make a reasonable (and honest) life.
I’m living the true laptop lifestyle thanks to lead gen…