We're genuinely committed to the success of students that joins us in the Reliable Education Academy. This is a sentiment that is shared repeatedly by our Academy students within our private Facebook community.
We do everything in our power to help the right students at the right time to build an Amazon business.
We do this not only via all the lessons within the Academy but also via our active private Facebook community, and many of our students are in Reliable Education mastermind groups which helps them to connect and overcome many of the questions & challenges that come with launching a business.
Our students are professionally on-boarded before being formally approved into the Academy. Part of this process includes a 'Welcome' on-boarding approval call where we talk about goals, expectations and cold-hard-facts around building an Amazon business on the side (whilst maintaining their existing income streams). All of which are designed to help our students get off to the best start but also to ensure they have the right expectations. It is better they know all that upfront than be disappointed later.
Despite all of this though, starting any business requires significant effort and comes with significant risk. We have absolutely no control over how many students will actually launch a business. As with any education (including formal tertiary-level education) or professional training, results will be based on many variables, such as their level of effort, business acumen, previous number of business successes & failures, personal connections, knowledge, skills, persistence, access to capital, time availability, the products they choose, the suppliers they choose, the service providers they choose, and many other factors specific to them and / or outside of their control. Since these factors differ for each individual, we cannot provide any guarantee of success, results, or income level in any capacity.
When looking to apply for the Academy another interesting article to consider is this one: https://www.marketplacepulse.com/articles/amazon-com-700000-new-sellers-in-a-year-less-than-10-percent-are-selling-today
Adam also wrote a public article about this. Here is the content of that article:
90% of Amazon sellers quit within 90 days. New data shatters the illusions created by many Amazon course sellers...
Bull markets occur in property, stocks and business opportunities alike. When they happen, people rush in quickly and experts like me who sell courses on how to improve your chances of success, pop up like whack-a-moles.
This pervading cynical view of "experts who sell courses" is not undeserved. Sadly, there is often a very real disconnect between the interests of those selling courses and those who are looking to benefit from their knowledge.
While students want genuine expertise, the guru usually wants to sell as many courses as they can because that's how they get paid. Any intelligent person can see this. It takes no real talent to figure it out.
This misalignment is also why this industry has earned a pretty sketchy reputation.
So here's some stats that you WON'T see many Amazon experts sharing...
In new data released just 5-days ago, MarketPulse.com revealed that a staggering 90% of those who open Amazon seller accounts are gone within 90 days. 90%!!!
Further, only 1.8% of sellers make it past the first year. In other words, 98.2% QUIT before their first anniversary.
So if Amazon is so great, how come so many people quit?
This is where the cynics step in to celebrate their apparent victory of "being right" about their hunch that nothing is as easy as it sounds. And they would have every right to push the point with any course marketer who told their students that starting an Amazon business is easy or fast.
That being said, Amazon is growing like crazy and people ARE making money on there. I won't go into the many articles and metrics around this in this post because that's not the point.
The point is this...
While the cynics celebrate, the REAL entrepreneurs are having their own party. The rare combination of a booming business like Amazon, and a massive attrition rate of inexperienced competitors coming in and leaving within months means opportunity.
Only the weak point to hardship as a reason not to start or to quit within their first year.
Take a moment to watch my video to learn why I'm excited about this data.
To close, here's a quote from Theodore Roosevelt that should get you thinking.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Another reason we do not have data on what percentage succeed is that people progress at different rates. Some move very quickly and get a product live within 9-12 months, others move much slower due to all that comes with the 'busy-ness' of life (children, work, other businesses, other commitments, unforeseen changes in personal circumstances etc etc). Because we have set the right expectations upfront that building an Amazon business, like any business, takes significant time, money, effort and persistence, our students understand this is a 'marathon' not a sprint.
Further, not all students tell us how they are progressing. Many like to maintain total privacy so as not to attract attention to what the are doing. We have no control or right over this information.
In addition to the successes, we also openly disclose where Adam and a number of the most successful Academy students have had "failures" in launching or building their Amazon businesses...the difference between them and real "failure" is they worked through obstacles and challenges thrown at them and continued taking action.
In short, we provide everything humanly possible to help you build an Amazon business:
- Full disclosure upfront of the significant time, money, effort and persistence required
- New Student On-Boarding/Approval Process
- Reliable Education Academy
- Reliable Education Community
- Reliable Education Student-Only Masterclasses/Video Updates
- Reliable Education Student Masterminds
- Reliable Education Student Meet-ups
- Reliable Education Knowledge-base (video & written)
- Annual conferences
- Ongoing contributions by Adam, other Academy students and other Amazon sellers into the above
- Access to ongoing Podcast interviews and media interviews with Adam
Ultimately though, if you apply to join, the onus is on you take consistent action if you are to have any chance of going on to build an Amazon business on the side.
Building a little Amazon business on the side is a tangible, proven opportunity...however it's not for everyone. As we've repeatedly said though there are no shortcuts and there are no guarantees. All we can say is that if you have any chance of building an Amazon business you need to play the long-game and see it as a marathon. Like any business it will take you time, capital, effort and plenty of persistence.
Please base your decision to apply to join the Academy (or not) on the information listed above, how you personally rate yourself against the information provided and seek advice from your own professional advisors too. If you are looking for us to provide you with a guarantee that you will successfully launch an Amazon business then this is not the program for you.