Biaheza is a bit of a YouTube sensation.
One of his videos has over 2.1MM views! (It's the one about gaining Instagram followers on a like-for-like method).
Having over 42 million views in total...I'd say that affords him some clout.
He hasn't done too bad for a teenager giving eCommerce tips.
Do all those views really mean that he knows anything, though?
With so many views, you have to ask: Does he have all those views because his content is THAT amazing, or is he just exceptionally good at marketing his YouTube channel?
Despite being hugely popular on YouTube, his lessons seem to be quite hit or miss. A fairly large number of his case studies don't work out as planned...
"That's show business, right?" He said with an innocent smile, shrugging off a failed case study.
Well to me, it's actually refreshing to see someone airing their failures and not just their successes. It's a lot more realistic, since entrepreneurship is rarely constant success.
You will have disappointments.
Successful people aren't defined by how many disappointments they have, but how they handle them as they come.
And trust me, they will come.
So the fact that Biaheza isn't shy about his failures actually makes me trust him a bit more.
I failed quite a bit myself in dropshipping before I found success.
(Update: In 2020 I prefer the lead generation business model over dropshipping, more on that later...)
Back to dropshipping...
Hopefully though, your failures won't be brought about by naivete or poor product research.
For example: If you sell electronic equipment/appliances (like a portable steamer) be sure to confirm what kind of electrical plug it has. Different countries have different-shaped electrical outlets, and you'll only be able to sell the product in certain countries.
I find it a little disconcerting that someone who has made six-figures from a dropshipping store in a single month can make such an elementary mistake...but then again, he's still super young.
And then there's the aesthetic part of his course website.
It's plain. There's nothing special about it.
This is what the landing page looks like for the course:
I know you're never supposed to judge a book by its cover, but a large part of your conversions will depend on your online store's landing page.
I get the impression that Biaheza cares more about his YouTube appearance than his course's landing page.
Yes, the guy has charm and he's camera-friendly, but you still need to make an effort with your site if you're asking people to pay money for it, no matter how good your ads are...
Someone who has a course about dropshipping should know about the importance of a landing page. And this one looks like it was thrown up by a kid in just a few minutes. No offense.
It doesn't even have the most basic of branding features: a logo.
The banner at the top of the page looks like something out of the 90s. It just looks very ordinary. As if no effort went into it.
We're not off to a good start.
Biaheza Dropshipping Course Overview
Introduction to Biaheza
MY DISCLAIMER before we start:
What to Expect in this Course
The course is broken down into 13 short lessons that total just over 1.5 hours in viewing time. (Already you have to ask yourself if it's worth $294...think of it like you're paying this guy $196/hr to teach you what he knows.)
This is what Biaheza offers you:
He says that the goal of the course is the following:
Biaheza claims that this is the most revealing piece of content he has have ever put out. He says, "...I even reveal some of my personal best selling products."
He shows you his own process (that you can easily repeat for future stores) to create an online store from scratch.
He also talks about his Facebook and Instagram theme page marketing strategies that will make you successful!
Okay, so that's the sales pitch. Let's see if he delivers on any of his promises.
The Biaheza Full Dropshipping Course Breakdown
What Products ACTUALLY Work for Dropshipping
The Software I Use to Find Winning Products
Five Winning Product Examples + Revealing Products I Have Personally Dropshipped
Creating a Brand New Shopify Website from Scratch Step-by-Step
Where to get Content for Your Store
Setting up the Shipping and Legal Pages
Building a Proper Instagram Company Page from Scratch
Where to Find Content for Your Company Page
What is the Facebook Pixel and How to Install It
My FULL Instagram Theme Page Marketing Strategy
Choosing the Right Pages to Advertise On
How to Use Facebook Ads
How I Target and Scale my Facebook Ads (Full Strategy)
How to Deal with Taxes
Setting Up Customer Support
Biaheza's Full Dropshipping Course on Reddit: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
I always like to go on Reddit to see what people are saying about these courses. If you go onto the Reddit forums to find out what people think about Biheza and his course, you'll find a lot of offers to buy the course for $5-$10 and not much on the quality of the course. I usually like to find a mix of the good and the bad to give you the full picture, but in this case...I wasn't able to find much of the former. But here's what I did find:
This person commented that they didn't get the value out of the course that would justify the price tag. I'd have to concur.
It's never a good thing when someone buys something, only to feel "bamboozled" afterwards. What I found interesting was that this person makes a very good observation: that a lot of these dropshipping "gurus" are selling courses. Hmmm....think there could be a reason for that?
So...is it a worthwhile course?
Biaheza's target market for this dropshipping course is complete beginners and people who don't know anything about dropshipping. This course might tempt people who don't know where or how to find free information on dropshipping, or get overwhelmed by the amount of it on the internet (And I get it, there really is a lot to sift through.)
It's not a very expensive course, but the value for money is simply not there. Biaheza's course content is very basic, and frankly, you can find better, free lessons on YouTube.
The course length is also a mockery of the dropshipping business model.
Especially considering Biaheza's age, he is a great entrepreneur, but he probably performs best as a marketer or youtuber.
He has seen success from his dropshipping dealings, but I think most of that success comes from having such a large following on youtube and selling his courses.
Bottom line is, Biaheza's Full Dropshipping Course was not worth the $294 investment for us.
Alternatives to Biaheza's Full Dropshipping Course
3. Ecom Elites
What I like:
What I didn't like:
Dropshipping. Still viable in 2020?
Even if you work hard at dropshipping it's hit or miss today.
Fb ads are getting so expensive.
Many dropshipping niches are getting saturated.
These factors are ever changing and include:
What is the alternative?
Dropshipping is just one of the better-known models because of all the YouTube videos and gurus creating a buzz. It's definitely not the best, though.
I have a hand in just about every online business you can think of.
Affiliate Marketing, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), Amazon Affiliate, Dropshipping, Lead Generation.
Many of them are still ongoing businesses. Dropshipping is one of them. I used to make $10k a month from dropshipping, but it is too inconsistent and not my best earner.
For the best ROI, local rank-and-rent or lead generation, wins hands-down.
Unless you have the capital to invest in an asset such as a property giving you rent, or an investment that earns you interest, most of us are unable to enjoy the spoils of a passive income.
Your local business owner will pay you month after month to continue receiving your leads.
So, you basically rank and rent a virtual property.
An online property that YOU created and YOU control. This means you even have the freedom to choose your "tenants".
Thus, if a client becomes difficult or doesn't want to pay you anymore, you simply rent the site out to another business owner serious about making money.
Besides the passive income, lead gen is a business model that is truly 100% automated, once you've ranked your site.
Then you either move on to the next one, or sit back and see how the money comes in. Your choice. But once you've started making good money from the hustling, you won't just sit back and relax...
But don't think it's a get-rich-quick scheme. You need to put the effort in to reap the rewards.
Lead gen has quite a high learning curve. This is a positive though. Unlike dropshipping with a very low barrier to entry, you need to be quite specialized if you want to be successful with lead gen.
Luckily you can learn all the necessary skills and a lot of it (unlike dropshipping) doesn't depend on luck.
You might not become a millionaire anytime soon through lead gen, but you can quit your job within a few short months and make a decent (and honest) living this way.
Thanks to lead gen, I am living the true laptop lifestyle...
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