Product Name: Niche Profit Classroom
Product Owner: Adam Short and Alen Sultanic
Price: $1 trial (14 days) then $67/month
Upsells: $27, $147, $247
What They’re Selling
An online training course in internet marketing with ready made niche businesses.
What to Expect
There is a lot to take in with Niche Profit Classroom.
The site provides substantial video-based training into the field of internet marketing, including creating products and selling affiliate products online. The amount of information on the site is considerable. However, the site has been up for a number of years, and some of the training and information provided is no longer relevant to modern internet marketing.
Additionally, the ready made niches in Niche Profit Classroom largely use low quality private label rights, which do not offer significant benefits for making money online.
The site may offer advantages for some people trying to make money through internet marketing, but most will find the information incomplete and challenging to apply.
What I Liked
Adam is promoting a legitimate way of earning money online, an approach that many people use and earn money through. It's nice to see a product that actually promotes a way of earning money online that is feasible. I was impressed by the number of videos on the site (even though most of these were short).
I liked the fact that Niche Profit Classroom did have a relatively busy community.
Communities of users give people the chance to ask questions and find help, which can be very important. Internet marketing is a skill that takes time to learn and develop, and having a community at your back can really make the whole process easier.
What I Didn’t Like
Sales Pitch and Hype
I’ll be the first to admit that this product has low hype compared to most of the ones that I have reviewed. Nevertheless, Adam implies that everyone who follows his approaches will become rich within just a few years is highly unrealistic.
Yes, internet marketing is an effective way of making money online. Yes, it can bring financial freedom. But it is a long-term approach, not a miracle that will solve all your problems within a short time.
Like most ‘gurus’, Adam promotes just how well off he is and things that he has done with his money.
Personally, this seems like an odd approach from someone who just claimed he was different than other product salesmen. In fact, a lot of the sales pitch for Niche Profit Classroom is exactly the same pitch that other product owners use.
Essentially, Adam is being an ‘anti-guru’, an approach that feeds on his audience’s distrust of people who are considered to be an expert in the field.
However, despite all the posturing, Adam’s tactics are largely the same.
For example, he talks about some of the tactics that gurus use, including ‘The Void’, which is a guru who tries to make viewers feel lost and dependent. As he puts it:
The problem is that this is exactly what Adam did with his picture and the talk about all of the things he was able to buy. Adam gains the confidence of his readers through guru-bashing…
But it’s important to realize that his approach really isn’t that different than other gurus out there. He uses the same promises, the same manipulation and even the same rags to riches story.
Regardless of his product, this really annoys me and should be a red flag.
Adam talks extensively about the way he is ‘clearing away the smoke and the mirrors’ and letting people see the truth about making money online.
It’s true that there is a lot of hype in the field of internet marketing, something that I hate as well, but there are other products that offer the same type of training that Niche Profit Classroom provides.
In fact, some of the things that Adam says about himself and what he is offering are a little absurd, particularly as the approaches he is teaching really aren’t that unusual.
In fact, Adam spends a lot of time going through his own personal story, although of course, there is no way of knowing how much of the story is actually true.
I have seen stories like this dozens of different times. Sometimes they are true. More often the facts have been changed to make them more appealing and to make the final outcome seem more amazing. In fact, absolutely nothing in this detailed story mentions the fact that Adam has a business partner.
Adam talks extensively about how he is different than other internet gurus, yet his upsells tell a different story. When you order the product, you are presented with multiple upsells, designed to get you spending more money.
I absolutely hate it when someone tries to sell me something else before I even know how good the original thing I paid for is. For example, one of the upsells this:
Once you actually get to the site, you’ll realize that the niche markets that are part of Niche Profit Classroom are really not that good.
In fact, they are nothing more than basic private label rights and simple keyword research. Even on the site itself the upsells continue, with sales of ‘niche packs’ similar to the ones that users get free each month.
I’ll talk about these later on, but trust me, they aren’t worth $50.
I would even use them if they were given to me for free.
The site offers two key types of training. The first of these is the classroom. This contains video lessons designed to teach users how to earn money online.
The videos themselves have clear audio and are relatively easy to follow. However, they aren’t particularly high quality, and basically consist of someone talking to a slideshow.
Because of this, there are a lot of times where users are being told what to do but not how to do it. I found it particularly frustrating that there weren’t screenshots of what the user was supposed to be doing.
Honestly, the best training videos are over-the-shoulder videos, where you see what is on the presenter’s screen. This gives a much more realistic idea of how to do something than simple talking.
Additionally, the information is provided in video form only, which can make learning difficult. Some people do prefer videos, but others don’t. One of the disadvantages of videos is that you have to go backwards and forwards to catch parts that you missed.
Another problem I had with the videos was that they were short. Sometimes they were five minutes long, but other times they were just one or two minutes. There were a lot of videos, but the short length was frustrating, and there wasn’t much space to teach information.
In general, the information in the videos and throughout the course is fairly simplistic and can be found in a lot of different locations online.
There is also a tendency for Niche Profit Classroom to promote one specific way of doing something, when actually there are multiple different approaches, which work differently for different people.
There are a large number of additional videos available in the media center part of the site. These videos are very similar to the other ones on the site and all appear to involve slideshows and are short. It’s also worth noting that these videos are not all by the same narrator. Because of this, the quality of the information may vary across videos.
One of the problems with most training sites is that they go out of date quickly. This is because what is effective online continually changes. This means that what is an effective way of making money one year isn’t the next.
For example, Niche Profit Classroom promotes an approach to back linking that includes considerable posting on article sites and using web directories as well as other approaches.
This approach to back linking has largely become outdated. In fact, it may hurt the traffic a site receives, rather than improve it. Unless the creator of a site is constantly active, it is very difficult to maintain active training.
In reality, sites end up looking like Niche Profit Classroom, where some of the training is recent, while other pieces are much older, and are no longer relevant.
The problem is, there is no way of telling which is which.
The website creation aspect of Niche Profit Classroom is advertised as being very simple and easy for users to set up. Really, this isn’t the case, and it can be quite confusing to work out how to set up the hosting and make it work as intended.
This is particularly challenging as the tutorial video for hosting was obviously made before the site overhauled its menus, as it points users to a menu that doesn’t even exist.
It’s also worth noting that the site advertises free websites, but users still have to have a domain name, which means going out and buying one. Niche Profit Classroom does provide hosting, but there are some aspects of this that aren’t as good as they seem.
The trial for the site is 14 days, after which users have to pay monthly.
Personally, I don’t think the training is worth $67 a month and you can get site hosting for much cheaper than that. The website also ends up with control over your website, which can be a problem if you stop being a member of the site.
If you plan on being a long-term member of the site the free hosting might be worth it. But if you end up being a paying member just to access the hosting, then you are losing money.
Ready Made Businesses
Personally, the idea of a ready made business sounds suspicious from the start. One of the big things that make businesses successful is their individuality. This isn’t something you can get from a business-out-of-a-box, or, as Niche Profit Classroom calls them: Niche packs.
The content of the packs sounds nice enough and the idea of cutting corners with work is also nice.
But just how good is it really?
PLR stands for private label rights, which are products that are resold on many different sites, often containing eBooks, images and sales letters that users have the rights to edit and resell. Niche Profit Classroom claims that the niche packs aren’t standard PLR content, but actually they are.
I have reviewed PLR in the past.
It is an approach I would never recommend, as the content tends to be low quality and much more work than it is worth. The PLR in the niche packs from Niche Profit Classroom is exactly what I have found on other sites.
If you really want a business-in-a-box, I would go to a PLR site and get a lot more for a one-time fee. However, writing your own content is always a much better idea than using PLR.
There is some good information in the training videos that the site provides, and they can provide insight and introduction into the field of internet marketing.
However, I suspect that many people would find the training confusing and difficult to follow, even with the niche packs that are provided. A glance at the forums for the site shows that users are struggling to actually make money on the site.
Now there were certainly users on the forum having successes, but what stood out to me was the number of users struggling.
Additionally, I was looking at the NPC Success Forum, and the most recent three posts were these:
That’s not much activity for a forum that talks about how effective the product is. This suggests that the number of users on the site aren’t actually that many, which isn’t good for community support.
Who Is This Product For?
Most of the training in this product is aimed at people new to internet marketing, and wouldn’t suit anyone experienced. Someone new to the field might get value out of the $1 trial as the information can provide an introduction to the field.
However, the training is not worth $67 a month, particularly as much of it relies on outdated techniques and is difficult to follow.
Internet marketing is a real field, and it is an effective way of making money online. Niche Profit Classroom advertises the process as being much simpler than it actually is, and doesn’t not provide the support that new users need to get going.
It’s very easy to end up spending a large amount of money on Niche Profit Classroom through its various upsells, without making much in the way of profit. Personally, I learned about internet marketing through a different training site, called Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate has more in-depth and up-to-date training as well as considerably more community support. For me, that made all the difference, and I wouldn’t have been able to learn well through Niche Profit Classroom.