The first thing that caught my eye was the domain he’d chosen to use for his course. Personally I wouldn’t be using a trademark in the course title, from my experience domaining over many years, it always ends in losing the domain one day.
It’s also difficult to find reviews on courses that share the same name with a big brand as they hog all the Google results. Brian isn’t convinced there’s any issue with the name or the domain, so let’s begin.
Aliexpress Ecommerce Review
As I don’t have a course name to mention when referring to the course I’m going to use ‘Brian’s’
Brian’s course comes in at a low entry level price of $67, but don’t let that put you off, this course is packed with over 3.5 hours of quality content. Unlike gurus like Anton Kraly, J Keitsu etc Brian doesn’t overhype his earnings to sell his course, but has made over $150,000 profit in the last year.
I was emailed my login details after payment and the first thing I noticed is the platform, Kajabi. It’s perfect for membership sites, very simple to use for students. Many membership sites use Clickfunnels these days so a good change.
I was a little confused when I got started, most of the other courses I’ve reviewed included basic slides such as ‘what is drop shipping?’ and ‘how to get started’ and I was expecting Brian to cover the same topics. Not sure why I expected that, so a change for sure.
So it’s safe to say this course isn’t for absolute beginners, you need some awareness and knowledge about drop shipping. Given you’re buying a drop shipping course, it’s highly likely you actually have this already.
Aliexpress Ecommerce Course Content
The course dives right in with a welcome video and a general stores vs niche stores section.
The next section of the course deals with Aliexpress, which you’re probably familiar with by now. It’s definitely the best place for businesses to drop ship from without having to start a United States business or dealing with international tax issues.
Brian focuses on using Dropified for automating your drop shipping business from Aliexpress to Shopify. Many other gurus out there recommend Oberlo but it’s widely known Dropified is far better.
You’ll learn how to configure Dropified, how to integrate with Shopify and automatically configuring orders, integrating with Aftership which is another plugin and then hiring a VA. Personally I would have added the VA section in it’s own module.
The first video is quite basic and involves setting up your Shopify store, choosing a plan and creating a general store, i.e. one that you can pick and choose random products rather than creating a brand.
Brian’s course focuses on one product at a time, i.e. finding winning products and then marketing one product at a time. You can get a 14 day free trial through his course.
The next three videos show you how to integrate with Dropified from the Shopify side of things, then which apps you need to boost your conversions, this includes various app recommendations. Ultimate Shopify Recommendations is one of the apps he suggests you use.
Brian recommends hiring a developer through Upwork to design your product page. When you factor in the costs of these apps and a developer, personally I would use a theme such as Shopify Booster which handles the entire process for you and is installed within a few minutes.
Brian has done a great job with his Facebook videos, this is definitely the biggest downfall for most drop shippers. Anyone can build a store, very few can actually make any money through Facebook Ads.
You’d be surprised how many emails and Facebook posts I see where people are asking why they have no sales despite sending hundreds of dollars in traffic. The problem is likely not your store, but you’re marketing technique.
A few years ago, you could hit ‘Boost Post’ and make sales, Facebook has come a long way and you need to set things up correctly, add pixels, creating posts, campaigns, adsets and audiences.
Fortunately for you, if you purchase Brian’s course you’ll get nearly an hour of content on Facebook Ads. Many guru’s out there charge far more than $67 for the same information.
Rather than go into each video in detail, I’ll include a screenshot for what each video is about.
This is a topic where most courses really struggle, how can you provide valuable information without actually doing the work for your students? It’s nearly impossible to cover, as everyone expects so much.
Fortunately for Brian, unlike other guru’s out there he’s kept it short and simple but definitely possible using his ‘4 Traits’ to look for. It all boils down to whether you can find or ‘create a good video ad’ for a specific product. If you can then it’s potentially a winner, if you can’t move on.
Brian shows you an example video, what you’re looking for or what you need to create yourself.
Brian then sums up the course and what you’ve learnt from Aliexpress Ecommerce.
This is a good course for a low price tag, compared to other courses out there than cost 10 or 30 times as much. Yes it’s only 3.5 hrs long but do you want fluff and beating around the bush or straight answers and advise? Time is money as they say and you want maximum value for as little as possible.
I think some areas are slightly rushed while others are too detailed. An example is setting up Shopify, for me this is too long whereas other areas only have a few minutes, i.e. product selection video examples.
The course doesn’t give much room for bending the course content, for example if you don’t want to use Dropified, you can’t really continue the course, skipping out quite a few videos.
Regardless, this course is definitely recommended and if you plan on using Dropified, Facebook Ads and Aliexpress then you can get maximum value for your enrollment.
Brian reminds me of myself, no bullshit, just straight to the point.