eCom Freedom is one of the cheaper dropshipping programs on the market. At $197, you might still think the price is quite steep but not when you compare it to the other courses worth above $1,000. The dropshipping business has been gaining popularity for its lucrative and relatively simple (compared to a real company) business model, and many people are jumping on the industry. Therefore, a lot of successful dropshippers are now creating digital products to help beginners start the business. With so many programs out there, most people are left confused about which is suitable for their business. To find out if eCom Freedom is ideal for your type of niche or industry, then this review can help you make a well-informed decision.
What is eCom Freedom?
eCom Freedom is Shopify Dropshipping masterclass, where you will learn everything from full store setup to running Facebook ads. The course is created by YouTuber and drop shipper Nick Biederman. We’ll learn about Nick later in this review, but let us first get a brief introduction to the course. The course itself is $116, but you can also include a mentorship session for $236. The mentorship session consists of 2 calls a week for five months and also email support if you reach any roadblocks.
Who is Nick Biederman?
Nick Biederman is well-known for his strong social media presence. Based on his Instagram autobiography, he is 21 years old, and he has multiple successful eCommerce websites that has over $550,000 in under 1.5 years. Other than what he claims, there is no way of validating his successes. Nevertheless, you can see he is a Master of Social Media, which he claims has helped him gain his fortune. His Instagram has 56k followers and growing, so I guess he does know what he’s talking about, to some extent. He also has a YouTube channel where he posts about eCommerce businesses.
Who is eCom Freedom For?
As the name suggests, eCom Freedom is for anyone who wants to reach financial freedom using the Shopify dropshipping business model. More specifically, Nick place focus on using social media to get traffic for his stores, which is how he found success. If you are planning to use social media for your store, then this course will be suitable for you. Nevertheless, I should stress that what works for him doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for your business. Every business varies as you also need to consider the type of niche, geographic location, etc.
What is included in eCom Freedom?
Ecom Freedom comes with four modules and consists of 24 videos. Each of the videos is pretty short as they average between 2 to 5 minutes, which makes them pretty easy to digest. The modules start with a brief introduction of the course, which consists of 40 seconds. I like that Nick didn’t use up a whole module for this as most courses do to fill up space. Next, let us look at the modules.
Module 1 – Product Research
Product research takes up 25 minutes and is split between three videos. Here, Nick will teach you about the natural product research methods such as using Facebook and AliExpress. He then moves on to discuss finding reliable suppliers on AliExpress, which is essentially just locating suppliers with a good rating. It’s not necessarily rocket-science, more like common sense. Then, Nick moves on to finding untapped winning products.
Module 2 – Shopify
Shopify is such a reliable eCommerce platform. Ask anyone, and they will tell you the same. Shopify is preferable as it is so easy to use and beginner-friendly. Nick gives you an overview of using Shopify, including the installation of themes, etc. Then, he moves on to teach you how to create a logo, add products to your store, and also introduce some Shopify apps that you might need. This section also includes setting up a domain and shipping rates.
Module 3 – Product Research (Study on two winning 6-figure products)
Nick shares some of his favorite tools for product research and explains the difference between high and low ticket products. Products are an essential part of your business. Nick claims he has a secret strategy to find winning products that can help you make big money. He does this by flaunting his $286,000 made in 3 months. Other than that, he talks about choosing the most rated sellers on AliExpress and Facebook.
Module 4 – Making $100-$200 Profits with $0 Ad Spend
Free traffic is excellent in getting traffic for your store, especially if your store is still in the early stages. In this module, Nick shares two steps and also includes a live case study, which is 7 minutes long. Nick states that he understands the pain of being a beginner drop shipper who usually has a low budget to spend on ads. You can also see that Nick understands as he prices his course at a significantly low price compared to other drop shipping courses.
Module 5 – Facebook Ads
Facebook Ads usually make the bulk of dropshipping videos, and the first of two videos here has the title “Facebook Ads V2 – New Strategy”. There are 11 videos in this section, and in this ‘new strategy,’ you will learn how to test products thoroughly and analyze their performance on the market. What’s included here is also your basic Facebook Ads training, which is useful for beginners. It starts with the usual importance of Facebook ads, then on to audience targeting, creating custom audiences, later on creating your first ad and methods for scaling. This Facebook Ad module doesn’t seem to have much substance compared to other drop shipping programs, as you can find most of these on the Facebook free tutorials section itself. I was expecting some Facebook ad secrets that Nick uses himself.
Module 6 – Facebook Ads 2
While the previous module is Facebook Ads theory, this next one is more hands-on. Nick guides you through setting up a business manager account. He shows you the effectiveness between video and picture advertisements and also a testing phase for ad campaign creation. Nick also fast forwards 72 hours after launching a campaign as he shows you what happens. You also get a look at two days after launching as he presents this in a live case study. After that, you also learn two levels of scaling, retargeting, and lookalike audiences.
Module 7 – Advanced Scaling Strategy
There are four videos here about advanced scaling strategy on implementing custom and lookalike audiences, which also includes retargeting. Manual bidding is also discussed and how to take your store to the next level.
Module 8 – Case Studies
The first case study shows how a $558 investment in your business can bring you a $2,950 in profits. The second case study shows a $14,388 investment bringing you $43,412 in benefits. Both are quite interesting and worth the time, as you can see real-life scenarios from other people’s experiences.
Module 9 – FAQs
Here, Nick answers member’s burning questions like what to do when your store gets visits and no sales, scrapping unsuccessful Facebook ads and setting a budget for your store, etc.
Using Instagram influencers is another excellent social media marketing strategy, and this module is under 10 minutes long. The three videos you get here will tell you how to go about contacting them and how to get sales and capitalize on their social media audience.
If you choose to pay more, you can also get personal mentorship from Nick himself. Again, Nick’s successes in the business cannot be verified, so whether or not he is certified to be a mentor, I am not so sure. Also, this mentorship includes email support and two calls per week for five months. This situation hardly sounds like a mentorship to me. From what I know, mentorship is someone who is always there for you when you need help and can guide you through the whole business. What Nick is offering instead sounds like he just includes it to make the course seem more worth your while.
Additionally, if many people happen to sign up for his course, I doubt you will get these two calls with Nick. And I also can’t imagine how full his inbox will become if every beginner bombards him with questions regarding their business.
eCom Freedom Final Verdict
eCom Freedom looks like another dropshipping course that lacks depth. It is truly a shame as I found some of its content quite useful but not worth the price. I’d suggest beginners spend on a more comprehensive course. If you’re an experienced dropshipper like me and you are planning on signing up for the class to learn some secret strategy, don’t bother. Nick doesn’t share much even though he claims he has a ‘secret product research strategy that can make you big money.’ I have found a lot of similar dropshipping courses claiming to have the same thing but with no real ‘secret strategy.’ However, if you compare eCom Freedom’s price to other dropshipping courses out there, the price is quite fair. Also, considering that you will have lifetime access to the course and that it is continuously getting new updates, it might be worth it down the line. The mentorship session also looks appealing. But, as I mentioned above, the mentorship session doesn’t sound possible, especially if many people sign up for his course. His email inbox will be full of the same questions over and over again, and probably also his two calls per week with each member will be too overwhelming for him. I am not sure how he plans to handle this, maybe some of his team members will help him out. But this also means you won’t get actual time with the ‘guru’ himself.
eCom Freedom Alternative
I have gone through a lot of these dropshipping guru courses and personally, a lot of them are overpriced courses with very little information. They always try to sell you the dream or the lifestyle rather than actually selling you information. Dropshipping is not an overnight get rich quick scheme but, a lot of these gurus make it out like that. That’s why they ask for ridiculous prices for their courses. So, I personally get why you’d not trust in these courses.
Now, I still recommend a course if your either beginner or intermediate at dropshipping because it can save you a lot of money by optimizing ads and saving you lots of time. My personal favorite and favorite among many others is a course called eCom Elites by Franklin Hatchett. Now, the reason why I love this course because it’s one of the most affordable dropshipping courses out there and it has literally over 150+ videos. Franklin’s been doing dropshipping for many many years even before it was made famous by a lot of the gurus.
Make sure you read my eCom Elites Review to see how much information Franklin packed in this course and offers it at such a low price.