My ECom club presents itself as a training resource. It is meant to provide information about effectively setting up a business using eCommerce techniques and Shopify. It also looks legitimate, at first glance. There is none of the excessive hype that you normally see and the site seems to provide plenty of details.
Even the testimonials on the site are realistic. For example, one of them talks about how the member is working on the training between jobs. That’s more encouraging than people who claim to be making thousands of dollars overnight.
Despite the way it looks, there are some concerning aspects with My Ecom Club, including reviews from previous members. These suggest that the actual club is very different than how it is presented. In this review, I’ll be taking a close look at what you can actually expect and whether the club is worth your money.
Issues With The Club
One of the first problems is the information provided. While the company might appear legit, they’re actually very careful about what information is provided. For example, the main website has no details about who is behind the site and the email address provided is a generic one (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is an about page for the company (you can check it out here), but it’s entirely excluded from the navigation. There are more specifics here than the rest of the site. Even then, there are few details about the people involved.
Other reviews suggest that the club was developed by Rocky Lin, a name that has been associated with a separate low-quality product called My Secret Sites. There have clearly been some changes, as that name is no longer promoted on the site.
Instead, the sales video uses the name ‘Teo’ and some reviews on their Facebook do as well. Other parts of the site simply avoid mentioning names. Regardless of who is behind the site, the pattern is concerning. I’d expect a training site to be much more up-front about who is involved. After all, the site is selling the idea that they have information worth learning. That’s much more believable when the people involved are named and are well-known in the industry.
The website does provide the physical location of the business, which should be a good thing, right? It would be, except that same address is associated with multiple other sites, including Mental Money Makers and Countdown to Profits.
That physical address (minus the suite number) belongs to a UPS store. It’s likely that these various companies have boxes there, or something similar. Regardless, the address is nothing more than a way to seem legitimate.
If you look past the testimonials and promotions of current members, you’ll find many negative reviews for the company. People have consistently found that what they’re told as members doesn’t match the initial claims. Members also struggle to get refunds. Some of them have spent more than $2,000 on the system. This is reason enough to ignore the company.
One more issue is the information that is provided. The site says very little about what you get in the free membership or what the other options are. There is a products section, which talks about adding an advisor, the presence of built-for-you website and a free webinar. Even so, details are sketchy.
With legitimate training sites, you’ll typically find the membership tiers spelled out, including details about pricing and what each option provides.
How It Actually Works
The marketing for My Ecom Club suggests that they’ll teach you eCommerce. That’s only partly true. One of their main focuses is on doing various components for you. To do this, My Ecom Club offers various membership tiers and add-ons.
- $37 for access to eCommerce website templates
- $37/month for Inner Circle Membership, which includes a monthly training call
- $97 (one-time fee) to upgrade to the Gold Membership
You also have to pay monthly fees for some of the tools you use, including Shopify. There are other upsells along the way, including a $1,997 package that does everything for you.
The upsells make My Ecom Club incredibly expensive. It simply doesn’t seem worth it.
The individual components are concerning too. For example, the first thing you pay for is templates. Template-based approaches to websites rarely work. Most of the time, the templates are very restrictive, leading to cookie-cutter websites. You’ll often end up with a site that looks spammy and is filled with marketing hype and manipulation.
You also don’t get the chance to learn the processes of building an eCommerce site from the ground up. Creating a high-quality site isn’t difficult these days. There simply isn’t much benefit in turning to a template.
Another aspect is coaching. Many reviewers talk about a coach that steps them through the processes and helps them to learn. The concept of coaching sounds great, in theory. The reality is that most sites like this use coaching as a tool to promote upsells. The coaches are trained to encourage you to buy the next thing. Before long, you’ll find them trying to convince you to pay the $1,997 to get everything done for you.
That large upsell is also seriously concerning. Besides that, the entire concept of My Ecom club was meant to be learning what to do. So, why is the club and the coaches trying to brute force people into getting things done for them? It doesn’t make sense, unless the real goal is to make money (which it is).
Some member complaints even suggest there are costs beyond this. It seems like the company keeps wanting money, regardless of how much you’re paying. For all of these costs, members don’t seem to be getting very much value at all.
Is My Ecom Club Worth It?
The club isn’t really a scam. It does teach people about eCommerce, including the underlying principles like sourcing products, building a website and growing sales. eCommerce is also a legitimate way to make money and many people do rely on Shopify as an eCommerce tool.
The biggest issue is the memberships. You’d need to pay a considerable amount for membership to get access to everything that they offer. My Ecom Club doesn’t really offer enough to make the process worth it.
Besides that, the whole angle focuses on drop shipping. This type of approach involves buying and then reselling physical products. It can be incredibly frustrating, as you need to source products at a low enough price that you can then turn a profit. You also need to develop relationships with the right suppliers and make good business decisions.
In the end, this is far from the easy money making approach that it is promoted as. Unless you can find a unique angle, you’re likely to face considerable competition along the way. There is competition in any online business, true, but it’s particularly problematic for drop shipping, as your expenses are higher.
Nothing about My Ecom Club suggests that it will actually give you an edge. For the most part, you’re just increasing your upfront costs.
My Ecom Club mightn’t be a scam but it’s still not worth your time or money. The free training basically just acts as a way to promote the paid aspects of the club – and those aren’t as good as they sound.
If your heart is set on eCommerce, then you should look for better training that offers more information. It’s also worth thinking about other ways to earn, as drop shipping is a tough field to break into.
Most products like this last just a few short months then disappear. That's the nature of hype in the business of making money online.
The only system I've seen last more than a decade is the same place where I learned how to start an online business. They've been around teaching newbies to make money online since 2006. You can join for free and start your first website in the next couple minutes
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