Reliable Education Review: Is Adam Hudson Legit?

I'm sure you've seen his face all over your Youtube videos lately, Adam Hudson and his claim to fame, teaching you how to do the same in his Reliable Education Course.

While those videos are quite cryptic, the business model involves selling Chinese products via and taking a cut on each sale. 

He targets middle class Australian's with ads, an Australian icon, successful entrepreneur looking to escape their 9-to-5 jobs by starting an online business. 

It sounds amazing, but what about the costs? What do you actually get? Is it actually mentoring or are you simply buying access to a digital membership?

Today we'll reveal what Reliable Education really is about. 

What Is It?

The Amazon Business Model Explained

Amazon doesn't actually have many of their own products and 99.9% of products sold via their platform comes from other businesses, companies and third party sellers listing on their marketplace. 

Anyone can be a third party seller and create product listings.

You'll find products to sell, usually using a platform such as Aliexpress where you can buy products in bulk for dirt cheap prices. You'll buy in bulk, say 100 headphone adaptors. 

You'll get the supplier to ship them directly to Amazon's warehouses across the United States or Australia. Amazon stores them for you.

You activate your products on their site choosing your prices and markup.

When a product sells, Amazon will charge you a fee (up to 20% of the sales fee) and then ship your product to the Amazon customer. 

You then get paid every 2 weeks direct to your bank account minus the fees. 

It sounds like a great business model but has many costs associated with it. 

The point few people mention is the refund rate. Amazon prides itself on customer service.

If your customer refunds their order, your money is withdrawn from your account and you're left with the faulty goods. If you're selling products like electronics the refund rate can be exceptionally high! 

Regardless, finding the right products with good profit margins can let you make serious money!  

Who is Adam Hudson?

Adam Hudson is from Brisbane, Australia and claims to have become one of the most successful entrepreneurs to sell on Amazon. While he runs ads to many Australian's he doesn't actually live in Australia any more, thus when he talks about Amazon he's referring to the USA site, not the Australian one.

After starting many companies, 4 of which use Amazon to earn revenue online he started his company, Reliable Education to teach others how to start eCommerce businesses. 

This platform is another one of his businesses and for every course he sells he makes an interest-free micro loan to a 3rd world entrepreneur. 

According to some estimates there have been over 8,000 students in his reliable education course who've generated over $500 million of revenue as combined collective.

It's unclear how many success stories there really are though.

What is Adam Selling? 

You'll likely click on an ad you've seen on Youtube, Google or Facebook that piked your interest. Adam is a smooth talker and he's got a thick Aussie accent.

You'll be directed to a landing page where you're invited to leave your email address and attend a free webinar.

This webinar is held regularly and may even be starting in the next few minutes (if that's the case it's clearly pre-recorded). You may be invited to try out Adam's free products too including a 4 module training course. You can also checkout the free blog posts on Adams website.

You're then convinced to join the premium course. Adam claims in the webinars that over 50 people bit the bullet and signed up (unlikely) and it's all a sales pitch from there on.

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Reliable Education Review

Reliable Education shows you how to choose, launch and market the right products on Amazon as a 3rd party seller. It includes over the shoulder style videos, mind maps and live webinars to gain an insight into the world of Amazon and how you can make money with the world's largest marketplace.

One of the other benefits includes the community where other like minded people share tips, advice and encouragement.

In simple terms you learn how to buy in bulk and sell on Amazon.

You get access to a Facebook community of like-minded students.

You also get access to regular webinar masterclasses with other students.

How Much Does It Cost To Join?

It's not clear to the outsider looking in how much the course really costs. Many other reviewers mention the endless upsells that you're presented with after joining.

Currently the front end course costs about $3,500 AUD or $2,497 USD for lifetime access to the course. This can be split up into four monthly payments of $749 USD.

However you will be convinced into buying upsells which are owned by Adam's other companies or his affiliates channels. For example you'll need to spend $400 USD for access to his recommended software.

You'll also be recommended to buy a photography course for $700 USD which although not needed, is recommended.

As Adam mentions in his size 6 font on the checkout page, they are simply telling you what's worked for them as a 3rd party Amazon seller.


He mentions there's no silver bullet or overnight success or guarantee of success so if that's what you're looking for, the course probably isn't for you.

Why so many Australian's join?

It helps that Adam Hudson is Australian. You're far more likely to listen to an entrepreneur from your own country than some youngster driving a Lambo living in the United States claiming to show you how to start an Amazon business..

While is making waves, it's still a tiny platform in Australia with Aussies preferring to use eBay, Gumtree and official websites of popular businesses instead.

Given all the marketing (that I've seen) seems to be targeting Australia it only makes sense that most Aussies have joined Reliable Education. If you look at the site in detail, it's targeted for the Australian market, but they then display the prices in USD which happens to be much stronger than the AUD right now.

However, a lot of Australian's seem convinced this is a reliable business model and join the course.

Is this course right for me?

Firstly, the course is priced high. For most Australian's it's a lot of money for a digital course. Secondly, due to the number of other students, you're just another number and a student who must follow the rules closely.

Also this is not 1-2-1 coaching, mentoring or hand holding

An official from Reliable Education posted online 7 months ago that this course might not be for you if you can't invest 7-10 hours per week and $5,000 startup capital over the next 6 months after joining. This post was made in the FAQ section of the 'prospective students section.' So you need that much time and capital.

Adam also mentions in the webinar that there is lots of hard work involved. This is a red flag for most people.

If you're looking for a get rich quick or cash cow scheme then this clearly isn't for you.

Despite what that other guy on Youtube says, those business models simply do not exist.

The course claims that if you can build a side-income that makes $100/day profit you've paid for the course.

If you've considered other business models such as dropshipping, affiliate marketing, freelancing or social media marketing, Amazon might be the best option for you.

The Brutal Truth About Amazon Australia FBA

Read our guide on the brutal truth about Amazon FBA in Australia. There is a huge difference between USA and Australia that you should know about! 

Let me show you why it's not as lucrative as you might think. 

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22 thoughts on “Reliable Education Review: Is Adam Hudson Legit?”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. It means a lot for people who’s looking for a better job but tight on money. Your information thought me to think for a better way to get to my dream destination. I really appreciate it.

    • Mia….Adam Hudson offers no intelligent insight into education and growth of personal skills. You are a fool to follow his ideas.

  2. As an early customer to Adam’s course and after successfully taking to market 3 products of my own. I can openly tell you that there are a number of pitfalls to watch out for here and the amazing stories that get told are misleading in nature due to only presenting revenue generated and not deducting the additional costs such as advertising and refunds.

    You also have to bear-in-mind, thanks to Adam’s success what ever entry level product you come up with (I came up with one costing only $10 p/unit to manufacture and ship , selling 10 units a day with a profit margin of $4p/unit I could easily tell you I made $40/day – $1200/month. But that would be BS, after deducting my hidden costs like advertising on FB, costs associated with securing good reviews, necessary software and others, this would be closer to 50% of that. Then take into consideration, that there are 1000’s of people joining the bandwagon every month and they are using the same software analyzing your “best selling” product and copying and under-pricing it all the time.

    This is ongoing hard work with you needing to be “sharp” and innovative.

    I wish you all the best of luck!

    PS – I also invented a wonderful product, spent $20k on manufacture and shipping, and the product lost structural stability in the cold shipping across the Atlantic ocean…now if you can afford to make mistakes like that, then you have nothing to worry about 😉 I’ve been fighting debt for the past 4 years due to it.

    • Hi Jim. My wife and I are looking at this and appreciate your transparency. So in essence you need a crash hot product with low returns, high margin and plenty of time make it work?

  3. I invested in this course and found it to be a constant stream of upsells. I also find Adam deeply offensive: he’s clearly out for all he can get, has no filter and has a lot to say about the Chinese (having Chinese heritage I found that a little difficult to deal with). That said, the course is good but you can find as good or better for less cost. I’d do your research before you hand over your $2700!

  4. I bought the Reliable Education course and it is too pricey. Unfortunately I do not feel that the course prepares a person for the pitfalls on selling on Amazon. I spent approximately close to $10-11,000 dollars (US) including Amanda Clarkson’s course. The Chinese sellers on are ruthless and underhanded. I think Adam Hudson has made more money selling this course than he has had success on Amazon. As with all of you he does lure people who have had success on Amazon. It is hard to determine what is ideal to sell and even harder to source these items. I struggled with that. I think if you have an item and can get it manufactured, you will have success. But I think as soon as you do have success, the Chinese people will copy it unless you patent it. The course offered is not adequate and not only finding an item but also sourcing it as well. It is too expensive. There are other courses being offered on how to sell on Amazon that are a fraction of this price. If I can get my refund on this I would really appreciate it.
    One of the quotes that he mentioned is that 99% of people who try to sell on Amazon fail which astounds me to no end. The Chinese sellers on Amazon dominate the Amazon market and that can be verified easily. Please think about it before buying reliable education course as you will thank me later. Adam Hudson does mention that people have impediments that prevent them from sellingBut realistically the odds are stacked up against you to succeed in this business. I wish you luck in all your future endeavors and if you feel that you can do it there are other cheaper ways to do it then going through this course. Save your money and feed your family with it. God bless.

  5. Thank you very much to all of you who have confirmed what I thought about Adam Hudson & he’s companies.

    I was tempted to join.

    I’m eternally grateful for people like you who take the time to warn us of this pitfall.

  6. Hi all

    Normally I am very mindful of how reviews can affect somebody’s business, but I felt morally obliged to write this review.

    Essentially, I found the practices of Reliable Education to be extremely unethical. This is not an easy business where you can just work a few hours a week and make 40K a month.

    The icing on the cake was when he tried to convert people’s seller summit tickets into a virtual summit – in other words, pay $700 per per person to attend a webinar. He even had the audacity to abuse the community members in the private facebook for trying to share a ticket – i.e. husband and wife could not convert one ticket and keep one.


  7. There was a character limit, so I would also add that I suspect a very small number of his students actually make money. It is all about selling a dream, with very little substance.

    I paid for Adam’s course as well as the Platinum coaching.

    The course itself was OK, but not worth the money. You can get a far superior course if you pay for a popular research tool. I won’t name any names so you know my review is 100% legitimate.

  8. Thank you to everyone who has contributed their honest non bias experience, I was seriously considering investing into RE, if it wasn’t for you all I would’ve fallen victim to this.

  9. I hope I can help to dispel some myths here.

    Once you can get through some of the peripheral information of the reliable education courses, there is some good basic, step by step information for selling on Amazon.

    Having said that, you could gather enough of the information if you are savvy enough to go through enough up to date information such as you tube videos and podcasting and opening up a seller central account and using their training. Not as easy, but it can be done to save $3-4,000 on the course. Yes there is a fair bit of up selling within the course, again you could get around not buying this if you are prepared to put in the hard yards and dig around for the information.

    Access to the facebook group is useful for information and support but ultimately you are going to need to join a Mastermind group for your main support so you could pay to join a group somewhere or eventually find or form your own group of people. The reason for this is that you need other people to help support and motivate you.

    If you were launching a product on Amazon 5-10 years ago it was much easier to find a product from a manufacturer and to sell it as it was and to turn a profit. Those sellers from this time period easily had greater success. Nowadays that is almost no longer possible. To return a good profit on Amazon (that is at least 29% net profit) you are going to need to redesign or reverse engineer a product so it is differentiated enough from other products; The product needs to be in high enough demand and you need to outrank most of your competitors or have a patented product so you don’t have too many competitors.

    Working out what product to sell is one of the most challenging aspects of the business.

    You can find a designer to reverse engineer or design products on sites such as up-works, have the design patented in the country you will sell in ($USD 3000 – 4000), have it manufactured wherever this is feasible (you will need binding contracts for the specifications and for control and exclusive use for the manufacturing mold). For this design and manufacturing process $USD 20,000 is a reasonable figure. Then you need to order your second shipment of products before all of the first lot has sold. Cash flow is the main problem of any business.

    There are numerous costs making and selling products on Amazon, including but not limited to the cost of manufacturing there are freight costs, import taxes, customs, storage costs, Amazon fulfilment fees, Amazon advertising costs (pay per click), not to mention the costs when customers open, use and return your items to Amazon.

    I haven’t verified this but I have heard there is a low level, something like 2% of people who actually do these courses and follow through with actually listing a product for sale.

  10. You’re better off to make your own e-business. You don’t need RE. My daughter and her two friends established one. No one has taught them how, but they are successful. Thanks for all your comments. It helps people not to fall into Adam’s apple.

  11. Thank you thank you thank you to you all for being so honest… I nearly fell into this trap. You saved me money I could not afford.

  12. I watched his 5 videos and was quite impressed but something kept me on high alert. I was with Amway (unfortunately) and tried my very best but unsuccessfully. Some of his wording and strategies of convincing you are exactly the same as theirs. Same strategies about freedom, etc. No Thank you but I wish everyone the best of luck in their endeavours.

  13. Anyone here done Reliable Education Platinum Partners training. What specifically do you learn. or is it mostly a social network?

  14. I have a few things to say.

    I regret to have joined Reliable Education based on their propaganda they used in and out and I believe it is not what they really entail for their customers and their customer support is not up to standards.

    Shortly after I joined reliable education I became a single dad. After several attempts trying to finish up the first module more and more commitments appeared in front of me which made me come to the realisation that I will not able to complete the course due to my extreme change of circumstances

    I reached out to Reliable Education to discuss refund options and I explained the situation that I am currently at is not easy at all, I wanted to come to an agreement to at least get charged a percentage of what I’ve paid and get the remaining refunded just to be fair I was not asking for something out of the extraordinary.

    But I was not able to get any assistance and was just pushed back several times by their customer support and my case was not escalated at all, they showed no empathy nor sympathy towards my situation as a single dad going through financial hardship and struggling throughout this pandemic, hey had no intentions of helping out or even to get a different opinion of someone from a different field. I was happy at first when I first signed up because they were very supportive throughout the sign up process but when it came to customer support and resolution they were zero to none I believe a business as reputable as this should not be carrying themselves out like that and push their customers away with no resolution or even the slightest of empathy. they did not follow suit or try to remedy my situation. I’ve barely watched a module and they can see that I have not been able to use the course for all this time and they did not care about it and just decided not to help me any further and leave me dead in the water with no replies to my emails, and bringing up excuses like, we are extremely busy or we are getting things ready for a summit that is why we haven’t replied to you in weeks.
    Who says that to customers, obviously the businesses who don’t really care about their customers at all.
    I find this utterly sad and disappointing


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