It’s great to see so many people making money through Shopify and drop shipping but there’s a large number of people out there who claim to be guru’s by simply uploading some Shopify dashboard screenshots. Most of these are fake Shopify screenshots. Here’s 7 things guru’s will do to sell you their drop ship course.
7. Fake Screenshots
Let’s start with the obvious one. Screenshots can be faked using a simple right click of the mouse on your web browser. On Google Chrome it’s right click and ‘Inspect’ and then simply looking for the relevant code, changing the numbers and then taking a screenshot of the new values.
Everyday hundreds of people flood Facebook groups with screenshots and most of these are down and out fakes. Some high profile guru’s recently got caught out including J Keitsu and Abdullah Osama (9 figure stores) who’s screenshot didn’t match the $177k he claimed to make in one day.
If you’re going to fake your screenshots, at least be smart enough to calculate the totals.
6. Fake Videos
Okay video’s are harder to fake but again the loophole here is that refreshing the page when you’ve changed the code using ‘Inspect’ doesn’t actually overwrite to the original values. Therefore while a video may appear to be the perfect way to prove your innocence it can be easily faked too.
The videos also never include the shopify store URL. This adds to the fact that videos are easily faked. J Keitsu of All The Way Up got caught out when he uploaded a live stream and revealed his store. When people visited the store it was closed (whoops). He no longer sells a course, I wonder why!
5. Only Show Sales
Sales mean jack shit. I’m baffled why Facebook groups allow people to post sales of their Shopify dashboards. It means absolutely nothing. Take a Lamborghini dealership for example. They sell an Aventador for $800,000. The dealership sales look freaking awesome but they may have made less than $30k after the cost of goods (original cost of car) and all the various expenses including salaries, marketing and taxes.
Sales mean very little especially if your costs are higher than the money you’re actually receiving. Going back to the Lambo example, the dealership might be losing money if they had spiraling costs. But the guru’s will tell you that you’re making $800k.
4. Cover Up Important Info
Okay I get it, you don’t want to share your product names or suppliers, I’m the same when I share free tutorials, the difference being I’m giving this information away for free, not $1,997 but guru’s will happily show you a screenshot of a supplier but conceal all the important information.
So what’s the point of even including the screenshot if half the info is actually missing. It’s just another tactic to make you think ‘wow I’d love this lifestyle, where can I signup?’
3. Promote Youtube Channel
These guru’s will promote their Youtube channel and constantly recommend their own course. They’ll not actually show you anything of value in the course, instead opting for other clickbait topics to encourage views and subscribers. They’ll give away free iPads, books and courses all while talking about their course to encourage you to signup.
When the content dries up they go down to Miami and rent a supercar for the day, take a bunch of videos and claim drop shipping paid for the privilege when actually those suckers that paid $1997 for the course actually did.
2. Lease A Lambo
How many times do you see these guru’s driving around in lambo’s or expensive cars claiming they bought it all thanks to drop shipping wolf mugs on Shopify. That’s a freaking lot of wolf mugs ;). While some opt to pose in their garage with their book shelves (Tai Lopez), others constantly talk about their leased lambo’s while others actually make videos about how to increase Youtube subscribers by leasing an Aventador.
You won’t be buying a lambo any time soon after purchasing their drop shipping course, despite what the sales page might say. Plus if you’re not from the United States then you can kiss goodbye to leasing a lambo too, you’ll most likely need the full asking price.
1. Money Back Guarantee…
That’s impossible to claim. Make sure you read the small print of these guru’s money back guarantees before you actually enter your credit card information. Most will state you have to follow the course step by step and show you’ve actually completed the steps before deciding the course wasn’t for you.
Others will state after you’ve watched 25% of the videos your refund guarantee becomes void while others will simply state no refunds after 48 hours. If you do find yourself struggling to get hold of someone for that money back guarantee then make sure you do a chargeback with your bank, that’ll sort them out as Stripe and other merchants will pull the plug when their chargeback rate goes above 5-10%.