Hey, Darren here.
Are you looking for an eCom Inner Circle course review?
In today’s post, I will share with you my honest opinions to help you make an informed decision whether or not the course is worth its price.
Can you really build a successful 6-figure e-commerce business by following what Arie teaches?
Keep reading to find out.
Who is Arie Scherson?
Dropshipping has seen a wave of popularity in 2018.
There has been an increase in the number of Shopify gurus claiming to be making hundreds and thousands of dollars from dropshipping products from China.
They often create videos flashing their expensive cars and to try and persuade you to buy their course.
These gurus will make it sound as though their course holds the secret to achieving the lavish lifestyle overnight.
On the other hand, you have genuine guys like Arie Scherson.
I’ve been following Arie on Youtube since his first videos about dropshipping and it’s great to him progress throughout the year.
Arie constantly delivers value to his followers and has the results to back up his teachings.
He consistently uploads fresh new content with actionable strategies for you to implement straight away in your own business.
I remember he shared one of his stores used as a case study which he had to close down because many of his followers were copying exactly what he was doing.
His eCom Inner-Circle course is currently priced at $397 and is accessible on the Teachable platform.
Teachable is an amazing platform with high quality videos to provide you with the best learning new skills.
You can watch all the videos of a course on most devices as long as you have an internet connection.
Even though $397 is not a cheap price for the average person, it does however deliver a lot of value compared to other courses priced at $997+.
To access the eCom Inner-Circle sales page, you can find a link on one of Arie’s YouTube videos which links you to the sales page.
Its clean, simple and explains what to expect when purchasing his course.
eCom Inner Circle Review
Module 1: Warm Welcome!
In the first module, Arie welcomes you with a few videos and introduces you to the course and what to expect.
It is also great to see Arie mentioning about updating his course and Facebook strategies regularly.
You will only pay a one time fee and receive unlimited updates from Arie.
He does not charge any extra fees for updated strategies which shows that he cares about his students instead of making a quick dollar.
When learning any new skill, it’s important to make notes and take action rather than rushing through the course.
I made the same mistake of trying to consume as much information as I can and not taking action.
This lead to information overload which made everything much more overwhelming.
Analysis paralysis is real people!
Module 2: Store Setup
In the next module of the course, Arie will teach you how to setup your dropshipping store.
He further explains whether you should start a general or niche store.
He breaks down the information so that it is easy to understand and digest.
Similar to other dropshipping courses I have come across, I’ve learnt you should start off with a general store to find winning products before investing money into a niche specific store.
Arie shows different examples of other e-commerce business to give you ideas and inspiration for your own store.
Module 3: Product Research – Finding 4,5 and 6 Figure Products
Aire teaches you how to find winning products. The strategies will help you find products that can make you 4,5 or even 6 figures.
In total, Arie will show you six different methods for finding profitable products.
In the first few videos, the strategies covered are suitable for beginners with the extra videos covering more advanced methods.
Arie also shares some information on how to find relatable products to increase your store inventory and make you more sales through upsells.
Arie also recommends a software called ProductListGenie.io which costs $97 per month.
If you’re just starting out with dropshipping, you don’t really need this software.
Update: Arie does not own this software. It is currently owned by Gabriel Beltran and his partner Coach Gianny.
In one of the final videos, Arie will discuss about the difficulties of finding your first winning product. This is to give you a heads up in case you do not see the results you expected from the course.
Module 4: Instagram Influencer Marketing
Update: Arie has updated this section to include Instagram Influencer Marketing
In this section, you will learn about Instagram influencer marketing and how to find the profitable influencers to collaborate with.
He also shows you how you can get the best ROI from your influencer shoutouts.
This section is very short and the videos are straight to the point.
Module 5: Understanding Facebook Ads
This module is more theory based. Arie will give an overview as to why Facebook Ads is his preferred traffic source for dropshipping.
He also shows you an overview of how you will test your products, how to budget and organize your adsets so that you can easily understand the data and analytics.
Arie also teaches you how to manage failing campaigns.
He also explains what BEP is and why it is important. I haven’t seen any other courses that cover this.
In the last few videos, Arie will show you the importance of product cost percentage and the best ways to get consistent results with Facebook Ads by lowering your ad spend.
Although he does provide a lot of value in this section about Facebook but it is more limited compared to eCom Elites by Franklin Hatchett.
Module 6: Facebook Ads
This module is more of an introduction to Facebook Ads.
If you’re a complete beginner, Arie will walk you through the process of setting up your business account and installing a Facebook pixel for tracking user data.
He then shows you how to create a Facebook Page for your store followed by a video ad tutorial.
Knowing how to create high engaging ad videos is very important with driving targeted and lowering your ad spend.
Facebook loves to reward video content with lots of user engagement.
Arie also includes and over the shoulder demonstration of creating your first campaign and what kinds of data you should look for after 3 days of testing ads.
There’s also a video about split testing ad copy and thumbnails followed by videos about scaling winning ads and how to lower ad cost and everything there is to know about PPE.
Module 7: Advanced Facebook Ads – Going From 5 Figures To 6 Figures
This section of the course is a follow up to the previous module.
This module is more for dropshippers who have started making money through Facebook Ads.
Arie will teach you how to setup your campaigns for optimal scaling.
He will also teach you how to create custom and lookalike audiences, how to retarget, micro testing to scale your store from 5 to 6 figures and manual bidding.
There’s also a few videos about caste study which can be used for some inspiration.
Module 8: Maximizing Profits With Back-End Systems
In this module, Arie will teach you how you can make more money in the back end of your business.
He will show you how to use Shopify plugins to increase your sales and profits.
Arie will also show you how to setup an email sequence for people abandoning their cart.
Abandon carts will always happen on any e-commerce store so it is important to win those customers back.
There’s also a video about using Manychat to retarget Facebook users with no extra costs.
This is an interesting tip I haven’t seen mentioned in other e-commerce courses.
Arie also shows you how you can double your sales using Zipify.
Module 9: Building A Long Term Brand
Building a brand is very important for long term success with any business.
A brand helps you stand out from your competitors.
Arie only recommends building a brand once you have found winning products from your general stores.
He will also teach you how to outsource and create a team of virtual assistants to help you scale your store.
Arie also shows you how to private label your own branded products so that you can sell these products for a higher profit margin.
Arie also teaches you how to incorporate an affiliate program to your store to help with building brand awareness and generate organic traffic to your store.
Module 10: Resources
In this section of the course, Arie provides you with some case studies and templates which you can use as a guide.
Signing up to the course will give you access to a private Facebook group.
You can ask questions and interact with other like minded members, even Arie himself.
Its also a great place to fall back on incase you’re stuck.
How Much Does eCom Inner Circle Cost
At the time of publishing this post, the price for eCom Inner Circle has increased to $397 and $997 for the VIP Mastermind package.
Money Back Guarantee
You can try eCom Inner Circle risk free for 30 days. If you’re not satisfied with the course, you will have a 30 day money back guarantee as long as you do not view more than 20% of the course.
Overall, Arie does provide a lot of value and quality content throughout his course. The only thing I found kind of strange is the use of PowerPoint slides to show stats instead of showing the audience the data from his Facebook Ads manager.
With the current price tag of $397 and $997 for the VIP package can be a little steep for beginners.
As an alternative, I highly recommend eCom Elites by Franklin Hatchett.
eCom Elties is perfect for beginners who would like to learn more about e-commerce and dropshipping.
The course itself has hours upon hours of valuable content for only $197. Franklin also updates his course regularly so that you are always aware of the latest marketing strategies and changes to the ad platforms.
If you have any questions about the eCom Inner Circle course, leave a comment below.