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Supreme Ecom Blueprint 2.0 Review (Can AC Hampton’s updated course still lead you to dropshipping success?

May 24, 2022

In AC Hampton's Supreme Ecom Blueprint Course 2.0, you'll learn how to build and scale your own Shopify dropshipping eCommerce store from scratch. He dives into all the newest strategies you need to know to be successful, running your own stores with the help of various tools. The primary way he teaches you to gain traffic is through Facebook ads. According to a study by Statista, $3.56 trillion in retail eCommerce sales were made on mobile devices. Apparently, there is plenty of money being made in the eCom space. Is AC Hampton's course going to help you start an internet business to get a piece of those trillions? 

Let's find out.

Pros

Updated course was condensed and is more precise about its content

You're provided with a list of 950 winning products

How to set up an LLC and be legally compliant

SEO & web design training

Live webinars each week

Cons

AC only covers Facebook ads and not how to get traffic from other platforms like TikTok, Google or YouTube ads

Some simple aspects are over explained, such as email marketing

Price

Supreme Ecom Blueprint Course 2.0 costs $597

Refund Policy

No refund

Training:

8 modules; 30+ training videos reorganized with new update; many PDFs; around 4 total hours of content; iOS14 updates

Group:

Private Facebook community

Origin

Updated in 2022

Reputation

Some have called AC Hampton the King of Dropshipping for all the success he's had selling products online.

Who is Alex "AC" Hampton?

Alex “AC” Hampton is a self-made entrepreneur, 8-figure business coach and eCom expert. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in marketing and Computer Science Engineering. He worked a 9-5 job that had him working over 12 hours a day. That lifestyle wasn’t one that he wanted to continue living. 

In 2018, after seeing how his roommate was successful at selling products online, he did the same. After some trial and error, he had his first winning product that grossed $220k a few months later. That success motivated him to open up an additional store that earned him $1.7 million in sales in less than nine months. Today, he shares his expertise on YouTube, where he has a following of 117K subscribers, though he’s more active on Instagram, where he has a following of 86.7K followers.

AC found so much success with his online business that he created the Supreme Ecom Blueprint course. It's what he calls a proven system to making money with dropshipping.

Supreme Ecom Course Curriculum

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Back End Shopify Setup:

Video time: 14:20

AC covers the basic setup to get you going with your Shopify Website and gives you access to the 'Abandonment Protector'. That provides you with simple tools to automate your customer interaction. It includes email sequences to win customers and keep them coming back. One of those tools is SMSBump.

It's an automated text marketing app you can use in your Dropshipping store to...

  • Set up text automations triggered by certain actions your customers take 
  • Create marketing campaigns
  • Track results
  • Schedule campaigns and make changes
AC also goes over how to gain more reviews for your store.
Finding winning products for your dropshipping biz

Steps to Running Your First Ad

Video Time: 15:25

AC then goes into how to set up your Facebook Page & Ads Manager. These will allow you to make, edit and analyze campaigns across multiple advertising platforms, including Instagram. You're also given a Product validation checkpoint for you to ensure that you actually have an excellent product that consumers will want.
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Video Testing

Video Time: 75:25

This section covers video testing. You'll do a video testing set up with Alex’s live PowerPoint presentation and move on to picking your winning creative. You're also taught how to structure high converting video ads & where to purchase them. Another interesting lesson is how to wipe out your competitors' video ads.
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Icebreaking Interest/Lookalike Audience Testing

Video Time: 46:31

They share a PDF with tips on what to look out for before running your first ad campaign.

The rest of this section is focused on launching your first campaign, KPIs & Lookalike audiences.

What is KPI: It stands for, 'Key Performance Indicator' and is a measurable value that shows how effectively a company is achieving key business objectives. Organizations use KPIs to evaluate their success by reaching targets.

  • Revenue Per Client (RPC) - most common and easiest KPI to track; a measure of success
  • Average Class Attendance (ACA)
  • Client Retention Rate (CRR)
  • Profit Margin (PM)
  • Average Daily Attendance (ADA)

Lookalike Audiences is another topic that's covered. These are other audiences that are like your customer base you can target with your ads. People in your look-alike audience high a high probability of becoming customers.

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Retargeting Funnel

Video time: 32:41

Re-targeting can help you keep your brand in front of bounced traffic after they leave your website.

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Scaling

Video Time: 21:21

Once you’ve found a profitable niche, you can do one or both of the following...
  • invest more money in ads to expand the target audience
  • reuse a successful campaign to target a similar audience. 

Alex also dives into what his “Micro Scaling” techniques are.

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Automate Your Store:

Video Time: 8:48

Automated dropshipping is using technology to handle tasks a human would normally do while running a dropshipping business. The point is to allow you to focus on more important tasks, like marketing and customer service. AC shows you how to accomplish it all and shares some helpful templates.

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Important Bank Criteria :

Video Time: 12:48

Alex shows you how to form a LLC and how to set up your Business Account with the bank.

How to create a successful Facebook ad?

Here are the best tips you can implement to create high converting ads on Facebook for your dropshipping business.

  • Use as many ad types as possible (images, videos, carousel, etc.)
  • Clearly state your offer
  • Give a few verbal calls to action
  • Use attractive colors & images of your products
  • Create a Facebook Story ad; with the rise of competition in the Facebook News feed section and the Stories section becoming more popular, this is a great place to target with your ads (63% more conversions in Stories shot selfie style)
  • Enable detailed targeting expansion; Facebook is getting smarter at analyzing the many data points they have on everyone.
  • Create testimonial carousel ads; show off what your clients/customers have said about you
  • Run ads to your existing fan base

According to Promo.com, video ads receive 10-30% more views than other formats. Therefore, we put together some secrets to creating a dropshipping video ad that converts to help get you started in the right direction.

Why do most dropshippers fail?

According to a study performed by Dropship Lifestyle, the vast number of drop-shippers that fail or barely make it overshadow those that actually succeed.

We're talking of a 90% failure rate.

Those numbers aren't convincing enough for me to want to start a dropshipping business.

Some reasons most dropshippers fail are...

  • People giving up too early; unrealistic expectations
  • Not enough of a budget
  • According to Debutify.com, nearly 72% of shoppers will abandon their carts. Only 8% of those people will come back to your site.
  • Facebook advertising costs are rising
  • You compete with thousands of sellers

In this article, we list 10 common dropshipping mistakes to avoid when considering getting into this space.

It's not 2015 anymore, dropshipping is tough and not your best option in 2022

I’m not saying that you can’t make money dropshipping because I have. Read my article, Dropshipping Case Study: Selling Shark Onesies $48K in 30 days, to see what I had to go through.

But nothing about dropshipping and running ads on Facebook sounds passive, only expensive.

Look at a quick comparison between dropshipping and my number one business, local lead generation. 

          Dropshipping
Lead Generation

Startup cost:

At the very least $500 dollars

With $100, you can get started; pay for your domain and website hosting

Barrier to Entry:

low; Anyone can duplicate your products and funnels

high: not anyone can duplicate your digital assets if they do, duplicating how you rank them on Google is highly difficult

Competition:

Competing against thousands of sellers worldwide

You only compete with around 15 local businesses; much easier

Profit margin:

Average profit margin of 5-15%

Once you rank your lead generation sites, you can see profit margins of 90%

Control: 

Facebook can suspend your ad account at anytime if you don't follow their rules or even if you think you are. Your ads might not work the first time; ad exhaustion is a real problem

You create the website you want in the niche you want; you decide who to work with and how much they have to pay you for leads

Instead of going to all the trouble of launching products and worrying about audiences to sell to, generating steady leads for local businesses on Google is a better option.

Many people find it to be the easiest, most sound way to make reliable passive income on the internet today.

I think so too.

Click the link below to read exactly how you can achieve financial freedom with local lead generation.

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