Drop Ship Lifestyle is a dropshipping training program with courses and software.
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The dropshipping course market has become saturated. Everyone and their mother has a simple 3-step program to quitting your job and living the nomadic dropshipping lifestyle.
However, Drop Ship Lifestyle came before all these courses. It’s been around since 2012, with yearly updates that added more content and features.
Still, that doesn’t mean it’s the best course out there.
Read our full Drop Ship Lifestyle review below.
1.) What is Drop Ship Lifestyle? Drop Ship Lifestyle is a dropshipping training program that includes a main course, multiple mini courses, software, and tools to help entrepreneurs break into dropshipping. It’s also the name of the company that sells the course. It was created in 2012 by Anton Kraly.
2.) Who is Anton Kraly? Anton Kraly is a dropshipping entrepreneur and founder of Drop Ship Lifestyle and Drop Ship Labs. He originally had no idea what he wanted to do aside from become a rich businessman. Anton discovered dropshipping some time after reading The 4 Hour Work Week. He soon after moved to Southeast Asia to pursue dropshipping and eventually built multiple profitable stores. Drop Ship Lifestyle was created in 2012 to educate others on dropshipping and provide them tools to speed up their efforts.
3.) Why is there a 7.0 in the name? Drop Ship Lifestyle was created in 2012. Each year, Anton released an updated, more expensive version with new features and bonuses. Since 2019 is Drop Ship Lifestyle’s 7th year, it’s called Drop Ship Lifestyle 7.0.
4.) What’s included in Drop Ship Lifestyle? Drop Ship Lifestyle’s main content is the Drop Ship Lifestyle Blueprint course, which consists of 80 video lessons split among 8 modules: Overview with 4 lessons, Niche Selection with 10 lessons, Market Research with 10 lessons, Create Your Website with 14 lesson, Get Drop Shippers with 9 lessons, Optimize for Conversions with 11 lessons, Get Traffic with 11 lessons, and Outsourcing and Automation with 11 lessons. Overview is considered Module 0, while Outsourcing and Automation is considered Module 7.
5.) How long does the Drop Ship Lifestyle Blueprint take to complete? Drop Ship Lifestyle Blueprint has just over 19 hours of video content, but you may need more or less time depending on how quickly you absorb the content.
6.) What bonuses are included in Drop Ship Lifestyle? A lot. Bonuses include the Shopify Design course, the Drop Ship Lifestyle Shopify theme, the Drop Ship Lifestyle app, the Google Ads For eCommerce course, the Paid Social Traffic course, the Selling Your Store course, the Outsourcing course, the Doing Business Abroad course, access to the Fast Business Forum, niche selection verification services, a supplier directory, a 21-day launch plan, lifetime coaching access, lifetime access to Drop Ship Labs, and priority customer support.
7.) What is dropshipping? Dropshipping is an online business model where you sell products without holding inventory. You build an online storefront and list products from suppliers like Aliexpress. When a customer places an order, you forward their order and shipping information to the supplier. The supplier ships the product directly to the customer.
8.) Why is dropshipping such a popular business model? Low startup costs, simplicity, and mobility. Without a need for inventory, you only need a few hundred to $1,000 for advertising costs. It’s a simple business model as you most of your focus is on creating good ads once you’ve picked good products. As for mobility, all you need is a laptop and a wifi connection to start a dropshipping business.
9.) Why are is Premium the lowest Drop Ship Lifestyle plan? Anton closed down the Basic subscription in a previous version, so you’re stuck with Premium as the lowest version you can buy.
10.) What is Drop Ship Labs? Drop Ship Labs is where Anton puts all his standard operating procedures, checklists, scripts, and related documents. Drop Ship Lifestyle members can access Drop Ship Labs at any time.
11.) What do each of the bonus courses cover? Each bonus course serves as a deeper dive into one of the Blueprint modules. The Shopify Design course teaches you how to set up a high-converting Shopify store. The Google Ads For E-Commerce course covers Adwords, Product Listing ads, and Search Text and Display ads, ad metrics, and performance tracking. Paid Social Traffic course covers paid traffic from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. The Selling Your Store course teaches how to prepare your course for sale, maximize your profits, and how to “flip” stores. The Outsourcing course has more lessons on when to outsource, where to find VAs or freelancers, and how to evaluate candidates for hire. Doing Business Abroad covers business setup, contacting suppliers, pricing, shipping, and marketing for entrepreneurs outside the US.
12.) What makes Drop Ship Lifestyle different from other dropshipping courses? It comes with several courses as well as bonus software tools to kickstart your dropshipping venture.
13.) How much does Drop Ship Lifestyle cost? Dropship Lifestyle normally costs $2,997, but I found a sales page that gives you a $1,500 discount for a total price of $1,497. Alternatively, this sales page lets you use PayPal credit. This sales page only appears if you watch his webinar. Alternatively
14.) How do I get PayPal credit and how does it work? You have to apply for it. If accepted, you’ll ower PayPal no additional payments or interest if you pay them back the full Drop Ship Lifestyle price within 6 months.
15.) Does Drop Ship Lifestyle have a free trial? No, but they do have their money back guarantee.
16.) Does Drop Ship Lifestyle have any upsells? Yes, Drop Ship Lifestyle has 2 upsells. One is the Ultimate subscription and the other is the Done For You Web Design package.
17.) What does each upsell contain? The Ultimate subscription gives you everything contained in a premium subscription, but it also adds a done-for-you Shopify store, 1 year of private coaching, a ticket to this year’s Drop Ship Lifestyle annual retreat, and access to recordings of these annual retreats. When you buy the Done For You Web Design package, Drop Ship Lifestyle’s in-house web designers will build you a custom, high-converting niche store from scratch. This includes the site itself, test products, and your custom logo.
18.) How much does each upsell cost? The Ultimate subscription costs $4,997, and you only have the option of a one-time payment. The Done For You Web Design costs $1,297 and is only upsold to you on the sales page of either subscription level.
19.) What is Drop Ship Lifestyle’s refund policy? Drop Ship Lifestyle offers a 30-day money back guarantee if you do 3 things. First, you must have picked a niche. Second, you must have found 20 suppliers. Lastly, you need to have built your website/store.
20.) Does Drop Ship Lifestyle have an affiliate program? Yes. However, you have to buy Drop Ship Lifestyle to become an affiliate. In the past, Anton just put it on Clickbank for anyone to sell. Affiliate marketers swarmed to Drop Ship Lifestyle, writing generic reviews in order to earn a few quick bucks. Anton decided to make it a members-only program after that.
21.) What is Drop Ship Lifestyle’s BBB rating? F.
22.) Is Drop Ship Lifestyle a scam? No. However, it’s not worth the thousands it costs. Sure, it has a bunch of courses inside, but those courses are just extensions of the Blueprint. They should’ve been part of the Blueprint in the first place.
Drop Ship Lifestyle Review – Overview
Drop Ship Lifestyle is a dropshipping training program with courses, apps, and software to teach you how to dropship and make your store more profitable. It was created in 2012 by Anton Kraly, and has had multiple updates since then. The newest version of Drop Ship Lifestyle is called Drop Ship Lifestyle 7.0.
First, a bit about Anton.
When he graduated from college, he wanted that millionaire lifestyle where he could afford whatever he wanted and travel whenever he wanted. He had no idea how to get there though.
So he took a normal job while researching online business ideas, eventually discovering dropshipping after he read The 4 Hour Work Week.
As most digital nomads do, he moved to Southeast Asia and started his dropshipping business.
Over the years, he succeeded with multiple dropshipping stores.
And just as you’d expect, he came out with his own dropshipping course known as Drop Ship Lifestyle.
You’ve probably noticed his ads all over YouTube among other online course ads.
So does Drop Ship Lifestyle actually work?
Continue reading our Drop Ship Lifestyle review for all the details.
Drop Ship Lifestyle’s main content is the Drop Ship Lifestyle Blueprint course. This course consists of 80 video lessons split among 8 modules: Overview with 4 lessons, Niche Selection with 10 lessons, Market Research with 10 lessons, Create Your Website with 14 lesson, Get Drop Shippers with 9 lessons, Optimize for Conversions with 11 lessons, Get Traffic with 11 lessons, and Outsourcing and Automation with 11 lessons. Overview is considered Module 0, while Outsourcing and Automation is considered Module 7. Each module has a set of action tasks at the end so that you’ll have a complete dropshipping store by the end of the Blueprint.
Bonuses include the Shopify Design course, the Drop Ship Lifestyle Shopify theme, the Drop Ship Lifestyle app, the Google Ads For eCommerce course, the Paid Social Traffic course, the Selling Your Store course, the Outsourcing course, the Doing Business Abroad course, access to the Fast Business Forum, niche selection verification services, a supplier directory, a 21-day launch plan, lifetime coaching access, lifetime access to Drop Ship Labs, and priority customer support.
Each of the bonus courses expands on one of the Blueprint’s modules.
First, the Blueprint, starting with Module 0’s 4 lessons.
This module introduces you to online business and e-commerce. It also has two lessons on mindset and dropshipping ethics.
This module’s an hour and a half despite only having 4 lessons. You can probably skip it entirely if you understand online business and dropshipping already.
Module 1’s 10 lessons cover Niche Selection.
This module has lessons on pricing, product selection, picking your target market, and establishing brand loyalty.
Module 2’s 10 lessons covers Market Research.
Here, you’ll learn how to perform deeper research on your market, competitors, and potential products. Niche selection and pricing are expanded on with lessons about profit calculation and “Drop Ship Friendly” niches.
Many of the lessons in this module expand on topics introduced in Module 1.
In Module 3, you’ll Create Your Website in 14 lessons.
First, Anton introduces you to store creation and Shopify. One of the lessons has you download and install your free Drop Ship Lifestyle Shopify theme.
You’ll then walk through all the steps of store setup, from picking your domain, to uploading product, to customizing your store with themes and apps.
Module 3 has the most lessons, but Module 6 is a few hours longer.
Module 4 is called Get Drop Shippers and it’s got 9 lessons covering suppliers.
This shorter module first introduces a tier system Anton uses to rank his own dropshipping suppliers. First, you learn how to identify good suppliers. From there, Anton gives you phone and email scripts to use when negotiating with suppliers. He also included questions suppliers frequently ask. Lastly, there’s a lesson on supplier relationships.
Module 5 is called Optimize For Conversions, and it has 11 lessons.
Some of the lessons cover sales tactics like urgency and scarcity. Others cover ways to optimize site design for more conversion. There are also some lessons on reviews, social proof, and bonus offer creation.
Module 5 is all about tweaking your site for more conversions. You learn all this before learning how to get traffic to maximize your return on your ad spend.
In Module 6, you’ll learn how to Get Traffic in 11 lessons.
Module 6 covers both free and paid traffic, although paid traffic gets much more attention. Topics like SEO, Google Adwords, sales funnels, and ad retargeting are all touched on here.
Module 7 has 11 lessons on Outsourcing and Automation.
The first half of this module teaches you how to automate various parts of your business, such as abandoned carts and order tracking. Towards the end, you receive lessons on hiring and you get some downloadable templates for creating standard operating procedures.
Overall, the Blueprint is somewhat useful, but it’s really basic. I mean, you can learn Module 0’s information in 1 Google search, and Module 3’s content could be pieced together relatively quickly for free as well.
The first mini course is the Shopify Design course.
In here, you’ll get lessons on creating a high-converting Shopify store. Domain names, themes, menus, discount codes, and analytics are some of the topics taught.
It’s basically a more thorough Blueprint Module 3.
Anton’s highest-converting traffic source is Google, so he included a Google Ads For E-Commerce course.
There are 25 lessons in the Google Ads for E-Commerce course. The content primarily covers Adwords, Product Listing Ads, and Search Text and Display ads. Sales funnels, metrics, and performance tracking are covered as well.
Paid Social Traffic course covers other social media paid traffic methods.
After learning social media marketing basics in the first section, the next 4 each cover a different social media platform. These social media platforms are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Then you learn how to put it all together in the last section.
Whether you want to leave dropshipping behind or “flip” stores, there’s the Selling Your Store course.
In Selling Your Store, there are lessons on preparing your store for sale, how to maximize the profit from selling your store, and some tips on flipping stores for those interested in doing so.
The Outsourcing course expands on the Blueprint’s Module 7.
First, you learn when you should and shouldn’t outsource your work, as outsourcing at the wrong time could cost you a lot of money. Once you’ve learned the when, you learn where to find VAs or freelancers and how to evaluate who to hire.
The Doing Business Abroad course helps dropshippers cross international lines.
Doing Business Abroad covers business setup, contacting suppliers, pricing, shipping, and marketing for entrepreneurs outside the US. This course is especially useful if you’re outside the US and want to take advantage of the lucrative US market.
Then, there’re the other bonuses.
The Drop Ship Lifestyle app has some automation features, but there are much better apps out there you can get for free, such as Oberlo.
Fast Business Forum is Drop Ship Lifestyle’s private online community with over 8,000 students. On there, students can discuss their successes and failures in dropshipping.
Drop Ship Labs is where Anton puts all his scripts, standard operating procedures, checklists, and other documents.
As for niche selection verification, Anton’s team will verify whether or not your niche could be profitable. Another store-related bonus they give you is a 21-day launch plan, so you have a step-by-step process to follow before you officially launch your store.
The supplier directory they give you has over 8,400 companies you can contact, so you have endless options there.
You also get coaching calls with Anton and his team of coaches.
Lastly, their customer service is available to members around the globe 24/7.
Drop Ship Lifestyle has 2 upsells. One is their Ultimate subscription and the other is the Done For You Web Design package.
The Ultimate subscription gives you everything contained in a premium subscription, but it also adds a done-for-you Shopify store, 1 year of private coaching, a ticket to this year’s Drop Ship Lifestyle annual retreat, and access to recordings of these annual retreats.
When you buy the Done For You Web Design package, Drop Ship Lifestyle’s in-house web designers will build you a custom, high-converting niche store from scratch. This includes the site itself, test products, and your own custom store logo.
Drop Ship Lifestyle’s Premium subscription costs $2,997 up front with no monthly payment options. However, I found a sales page with a $1500 discount.
The Ultimate subscription will run you $4,997 with no monthly payment options.
The Done For You Web Design costs $1,297. Your only opportunity to buy it appears on the sales page.
At first, you think you have to “apply” for the Ultimate subscription. When you click apply, you’re taken through a short questionnaire that culminates with Anton asking for some contact information.
He could be doing this to qualify his customers, but it really sounds like a way for him to collect your email to try and rope you back in if you decide against paying $4,997.
Way back in 2012, the price was as low as $250. Just goes to show how popular dropshipping has become in recent years.
Drop Ship Lifestyle has an affiliate program, but you have to buy Drop Ship Lifestyle to become an affiliate.
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any data on the affiliate program. Given Drop Ship Lifestyle’s high price tag I assume it can make you a lot of money if you’re good at selling the course.
The affiliate program used to be available to everyone. It was only recently closed to everyone that isn’t a customer because too many people on Clickbank were rehashing generic reviews in an attempt to make some easy affiliate bucks.
Drop Ship Lifestyle is not a scam. The information and bonuses work well enough, but it’s really expensive compared to similar products.
Oh, but there’re all those bonus courses, right?
Well, they just expand on the Blueprint lessons. That means Anton could’ve just made those part of the Blueprint, which is the supposed to be the main product. I think he split the bonus courses from the Blueprint on purpose to make it seem like you’re getting a ton of value.
If you were to integrate the bonus courses with the Blueprint, the breadth and depth of content would be on par with something like Ecom Success Academy.
Did I mention that Ecom Success Academy is around $500 less and also includes a bunch of bonuses?
Fred Lam’s Zero Up is even cheaper at half the price of Drop Ship Lifestyle (and offers payment plans) for the same dropshipping training content and only slightly less tools and bonuses.
So Drop Ship Lifestyle might work, but there aren’t many reasons to buy it when there are alternatives that are almost as good (if not better) for less money.