Online Income Academy is the latest course from Greg Gottfriend that claims to help you start making online income from scratch. The course claims to take you through every step of the way to start making income online and includes various different techniques.
The course currently costs $495 although purchasing through Greg’s Youtube channel gives you a discount of 20% bringing the price down to $396. You can also purchase a 5 month subscription for $99 per month but logic would say the one time fee is more acceptable.
Who is Greg Gottfried?
In just over a year, Greg Gottfried built a $15,000 per month business from scratch. It’s not clear what type of business, whether that was from print on-demand, affiliate marketing or selling courses (or a combination of all three) but he created Online Income Academy to share his experiences.
Greg is a Udemy serial course creator who has 25,000 students and 27 courses. Some of these courses include affiliate marketing, using WIX, creating sales funnels, drone business course. It’s clear then that Greg makes all his money through teaching others how to start businesses online.
On Youtube he has 21,000 subscribers, where he shares a few videos every week on similar topics. It’s clear he knows what he’s talking about.
Greg claims to have won numerous online awards.
Online Income Academy Review
The course is hosted on the Teachable platform which means all videos are decent quality and load fine on various devices including mobile, desktop and tablet. Whatever device and internet connection you’re using, you can be sure the content will load fine.
You get access to 30 value packed video tutorials, which does mean this course is pretty short. Some videos are only a couple of minutes long, while others are 21 minutes. Most of them are less than a few minutes though.
The course is $495 so each video is $16.50 of content.
There are many testimonials on the sales page claiming this is a ‘masterclass’ and worth every cent!
The modules of the course are split up into the following areas:
- Print On-Demand
- Affiliate Marketing
- Information Products
The first module includes videos on how to join the private Facebook group, a brief introduction to the course, common questions asked and how Greg went from $0-to-$15,000 per month in just 1 year.
Module 1: Print On-Demand
The content starts here with an overview on what print on demand actually is and how to find design ideas.
You’ll then learn how to create designs without any skills.
This is then followed by three print on-demand income streams labelled, #1,#2 and #3.
There is a video on how to market your products as well as making a custom storefront to sell from.
The course recommends using mockups from Placeit to get your logos onto clothing designs.
Lastly there is a free social media automation tool and strategy key points.
It’s a decent module however I think you’ll be left with a few questions about how to actually get started. It’s easy to get a design, setup a page. Getting traffic is the hardest part and there really was no information on how to do that.
Module 2: Affiliate Marketing
If you decide print on-demand isn’t for you, then you can watch this affiliate marketing module which gives you a basic insight into the industry.
You’ll learn what affiliate marketing is and how to find affiliate offers. There’s also a list of great affiliate programs to use and how to signup with these companies.
There’s videos on how to apply – personally I think you need an active website before doing this but Greg didn’t seem to think it mattered.
There’s videos on how to share affiliate offers, what kind of content to post and which equipment to use.
There’s an example you can copy too.
When you’re ready there is a full affiliate marketing website tutorial. These two over the shoulder trainings are approx 1 hour long in total and give you a good insight into how to start an affiliate website from scratch.
Again there could be a lot more information on actually getting traffic.
Module 3: Information Products
The last module is all about creating digital info products such as eBooks or cheatsheets.
You’ll learn how to master your skills and what to do if you don’t know what to teach.
You’ll learn where to sell your information products, how to create and share coupon codes and a marketing strategy.
Again there is limited information on driving traffic. You can easily create a product, list it for sale, but without sales you don’t really have a business.
If you haven’t guessed by now then the first important issue with this course is the lack of clarity around traffic. Without traffic, whether that’s free or premium, you don’t really have a business. There’s millions of resources out there that tell you how to create a product, a t-shirt or a website, there’s very few that actually show you how to drive targeted traffic and convert those people into customers.
Greg does converse well and it’s clear he knows what he’s talking about, but for someone who claims to make $15k a month, I was expecting the level of knowledge shared to be much higher.
I think Greg’s course, Online Income Academy is a brief overview into the world of print on-demand, affiliate marketing and information product creation, but if I was a beginner, I’d be a little bit lost as to what to do next. Where’s the Facebook Ads, Google Ads, SEO, free traffic sources training?
It wouldn’t have been difficult to include a robust marketing section for each method. i.e. Facebook Ads to your POD products and sales funnels for info products.
Given the price, $495 I was expecting all of this and a lot more, given the value he provides in those $10 Udemy videos. If you compare this to Savage Affiliates which has 150+ videos on all these topics and all those marketing topics (read review for yourself), at $200 cheaper, it’s easy to see how much value you’d get from other courses compared with this one.