It’s been a while since I’ve seen a drop shipping course with a focus on eBay dropshipping with Paypal however that’s exactly what Paul Joseph has decided to launch. He’s created, promoted and coached a bunch of people into starting an eBay drop shipping business.
eBay drop shipping worked well ten years ago, heck that’s how I made my first $100,000 online when I still had 4 years left in high school, selling dvds and electronics from drop shippers, but can you really make money on eBay in 2018 from drop shipping?
The problem I and ultimately thousands of other sellers, faced in early 2010 was that the same drop shipper would go to eBay and undercut us all behind our backs to simply sell more units. Chinese drop shippers then arrived and smashed everyone’s prices out of the water with free worldwide shipping…
That’s what kicked off Shopify drop shipping as you don’t need to compete with other sellers, you can reword text and titles to sell similar products at higher prices and offer a wide variety of addons and upsells, which eBay simply does not support.
Regardless, let’s see what Paul Joseph’s course, Drop Shipping Titans is all about. To get your foot through the door it’ll cost you $247 or 3 payments of $99 so it makes sense to buy the course outright. The course is built on the teachable platform so the website is responsive and looks great on both mobile and desktop.
Dropshipping Titans Review
Okay so the first thing you’ll probably see when you’re reading through the sales page is the hype about escaping the rat race and ditching the 9-5. Pretty standard in a drop shipping course these days, but there is no flashy Paypal screenshots or eBay profiles to make you green with envy.
The promotional video is well produced and does well to convince you that Paul knows his stuff. The one thing that caught me out was he says he makes $10,000 per month in the video and then the sales page says he does $15,000 per month.
The next issue I have with eBay and it’s mentioned absolutely no where on the sales page is the limits imposed by the platform for new sellers. If you’re just starting out you have to prove yourself on the platform. Gone are the days where you could list 50,000 products from a drop shipper and make bank.
New sellers are actually limited to selling 10 items per week. Yep 10!
And when you hit your sales limit you have to go through a bunch of hoops to get that limit increased. Why do you think eBay focuses on existing ‘powersellers’ rather than new startups?
The next problem I see is when Paul is going through his Paypal screenshot video there is a brief pause when he reloads the page between January 2018 and his 2017 sales (Go to 1:35 in the video). I’m not going to call him out here but that brief pause was unnatural and looked like the figures could potentially have been altered using ‘Inspect Element’ to look better than they actually were.
Dropshipping Titans Course Content
So now that I’ve signed up for my account, you can get access to all the content modules right away, there’s no drip feed here or waiting around. Here’s what you get access too:
- Over seventy five on-demand training videos
- 18 modules that walk you step-by-step through
- Access to private Titans Tribe Facebook Mastermind group (426 students)
- Bonus: Downloadable customer service scripts
- Bonus: Advanced modules to help you scale.
Video Modules 1-3
The first module shows us his $150,000 sales revenue for the last 30 days between December 2017 and January 2018 which is impressive, again this is simply a website that was preloaded before the video began and there was no refreshing. Honestly this grinds my ears, if you’ve got nothing to hide login live on video and show us the figures!
Next is the first proper module, called the basics and is a four part series telling you all about drop shipping. Chances are you already knew or know what that is as you’re looking for a drop shipping course.
I did have a chuckle about the one minute video titled, ‘what is eBay?’ – honestly?
Next is a module dedicated to Paypal and what exactly it is and why you need it. Okay I get it more people probably haven’t heard about this but again these videos are rather basic and could be all joined into one longer video.
Do take note that his guided Paypal setup is only good for US citizens, if you’re from Australia for example you’re probably going to need an ABN number before you sign up or you’ll quickly hit Paypal account limitations for businesses.
Next there’s a section on setting up your eBay store, the first video is so basic I think an eight year old could complete it and then it goes on to business policies setup. Again if you’re a non American this section will look completely different so Paul hasn’t really thought about an international audience here, instead focusing on US students only.
Okay I’m not going to go into huge detail here as these ten modules go through the entire process of setting up your eBay business, everything from creating listings and setting up layouts to title optimisation, processing orders and handling feedback. If you’ve ever used eBay before you’ve probably played around with most of these features before.
Finally a module on how to actually find products to drop ship. I was begining to think this course was suppose to be called, ‘How to setup an eBay business 101’ rather than how to copy Paul make $15,000 per month which is what the sales page led us to believe right?
I was actually confused, Paul spends 3 minutes talking about which products to sell and then there was no supplier research or product souring? Paul recommends using HomeDepot to find product inspiration..
Oh by the way, you quickly find out that Paul is drop shipping from Walmart to eBay, it would appear gift cards. Wait for it.. If you’re an international business you can’t even checkout on Walmart as they’ll block your IP address and cancel all your orders.
I’m confused as the sales page doesn’t match the course content. Did Paul forget to include all the videos that shows him making $15,000 per month and how we can replicate that? I just watched 75 videos on how to setup an eBay account, Paypal account, creating a listing, get product ideas from Home Depot and then basic administration tasks such as removing bad feedback and optimizing listings.
Isn’t that what every casual eBay seller does by default? Where’s the golden nuggets that were promised such as the step by step system to make $15k per month?
Disappointed is the word here, yes there’s lots of content for $247 but it’s content that’s freely available on Youtube from hundreds of other vloggers.