If you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking to start your own Ecommerce business, likely in the area of dropshipping. But the more you dig into it, the more you realize you need guidance. Which brings us to a common question we get, “Are dropshipping courses worth it?”
If your curiosity about the potential of high ticket dropshipping has moved you toward taking a course, you’re in the right place!
In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into what to look for in a dropshipping course, including features, content, and (most importantly) its track record for helping people set up successful businesses.
But before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s evaluate when you might want to consider putting money into a dropshipping course.
There’s a ton of free dropshipping content available online, including blog posts, videos, and podcasts. For example, at Dropship Breakthru, we give away lots of information on our YouTube channel and podcast.
With all this online information available, it’s tempting to think you can learn everything you need to know about dropshipping for nothing.
If so, then is it really worth it to spend money on a dropshipping course? We might be a little biased, because we do sell our own online course. But we believe that dropshipping courses are worth it.
Trying to cobble together an education about building a dropshipping business from various free resources can be time-consuming and frustrating. The information you find will be haphazard and piecemeal.
You won’t get a step-by-step plan for launching and growing your dropshipping business, and there will be significant gaps in your learning. And that’s not even taking into consideration whether the information you’re using is actually helpful.
Even with all the material available, there comes a point where a structured learning experience can make all the difference. This is when investing in a dropshipping course makes sense.
A well-organized dropshipping course gives you an easy-to-follow framework for learning. If you choose a high-quality course, you’ll get a thoughtfully curated syllabus that takes you from the basics to the more complex aspects of dropshipping in a logical way. Hopefully broken down into easily-digestible chunks.
In a good dropshipping course, you’ll learn from people who have experienced the challenges, pitfalls, and triumphs of dropshipping, and have come out the other side with wisdom to share.
While there are no magic secrets to unlock instant success in dropshipping, learning from someone who has “been there and done that” can seriously shorten your learning curve and get you up to speed faster than a DIY approach.
We create a lot of content about dropshipping – because it’s what we do. But there are some things we just can’t show you in our blog posts, videos, or podcasts. For example, you can’t look over our shoulders as we set up a new Shopify website.
But you can look over our shoulders in our course. You can build your website alongside us as we go through the steps and explain exactly where to click and what to do next.
So are dropshipping courses worth it? Still a yep from us.
Now let’s take a look at what you should look for when evaluating dropshipping courses on the market today.
Taking the right dropshipping course can (and does) make a huge difference when entering the Ecommerce world.
Beware though – not all courses are created equal! Knowing what to look for is essential. There are some important details to note when buying a dropshipping course.
Let’s get to it.
We highly recommend choosing a course taught by someone actively involved in dropshipping.
Instructor qualifications are crucial.
Make sure your instructor is living and breathing dropshipping today, not riding on outdated experience (or worse, someone who has no hands-on experience with dropshipping).
Not to pat ourselves on the back, but we’ve both been involved in dropshipping businesses that brought in eight figures a year in annual revenue. Over the past 7 years, we’ve coached hundreds of dropshippers, and we understand the biggest issues you’ll come up against when building and growing your own business.
And we’re both still actively operating high ticket dropshipping businesses. Go ask other gurus if they are (spoiler alert, they aren’t).
That kind of expertise is worth its weight in gold when you’re just getting started in dropshipping. So make sure the instructor, mentor, or coach you’re signing on with is actually qualified to teach you about dropshipping.
Choose an up-to-date high ticket dropshipping course that gives you details about the latest strategies and tools. The instructors should update the course content regularly to reflect the most recent changes in the industry.
Also, review all the areas covered by the course. You’ll need more than the basic 101 info about setting up your website or how to find dropshipping products.
And while those things might seem overwhelming when you’re first getting started, your initial setup is just the beginning of the journey. The growth of your business is the long game.
You’ll need to learn how to truly run an Ecommerce business. You’ll have to know how to drive traffic to your site, optimize product pages for maximum conversions, provide a great customer experience, and deliver outstanding support.
If the course you’re looking at doesn’t offer content for this all-important growth phase, cross it off the list and move along.
When researching dropshipping courses, look for positive feedback from previous students. Ideally, you’re looking for a course with plenty of testimonials and success stories from students.
You want to read about those who launched their own successful dropshipping businesses because of what they learned or the help they received in the course.
Opting for a dropshipping course with a money-back guarantee or flexible refund policy is a smart move. It shows the course creators stand behind their content and provides you peace of mind.
If the course doesn’t meet your expectations (or simply doesn’t deliver what it promised), you aren’t left high and dry.
How do you learn best? Some of us are visual learners who absorb knowledge through images and videos, while others prefer audio lessons. Does the course offer video content, written materials, interactive quizzes, hands-on projects, or one-on-one calls?
Does it provide real-world examples and case studies you can learn from? Does the instructor give assignments, or is the learning mostly theoretical? Do you prefer self-paced learning, or a more structured approach?
Make a list of what is most important to you, then look for a course that meets those needs.
Look for courses that offer help and support via one-on-one or group coaching with the instructor. Better yet, seek out a program that gives you ways to get on-the-spot assistance from the instructors when you get stuck, like a Slack channel.
Bonus points for courses that also give you access to a community of other experienced dropshippers. Group members in a community like this can also provide support when you have questions or run into issues.
Are dropshipping courses worth it? Still a hard yes from us.
In the best dropshipping courses, you learn from experts who have real-life experience. This won’t give you the keys to the kingdom – but it will shorten your learning curve substantially. All you need is the willingness to invest the time and money.
In the meantime, you can take this FREE training on how to start a dropshipping business in just 30 days. It will give you a great foundation if you decide to invest in a dropshipping course.
Watch this FREE, on-demand training session that will uncover the exact steps you need to take to launch your first high ticket dropshipping business in the next 30 days.
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