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You’ve probably seen one or two of Sebastian’s ads pop up recently haven’t you… Where Sebastian claims to change your financial future for good.
But, How?
Well, by “Ethically Stealing” his $1.3m Business of course… Sounds like a fair trade 😊

As we take a closer look at Ecom Profit Lab I’d like you rest assured that I will do my utmost to give you a fair, honest & unbiased review.
& although no review is ever truly unbiased as it’s still based on your opinion… ummm, interesting point… however…

I can assure you that I’m in no way affiliated with Sebastian Gomez or any of the product/services he might offer. Any other courses I might mention throughout this review is based purely on my personal opinion & not because I’m receiving some form of kickback from it.
So, who am I? My name is Kyle and I've been doing business online since 2017. I’ve done my fare share of online biz models & ended up being moderately successful in most – if not all – over the years.

My fav online biz model is still Local Lead Generation. It’s helped me achieve a truly passive income – consistently…

If you want to find out more about how I generate $23K of passive income per month, please feel free to click on the link.

But for now, let’s get back to Sebastian’s course & see if Ecom Profit Lab will give you the financial freedom you deserve.

1. What is Ecom Profit Labs?

Also known as the “Spark Program” Sebastian states that he is allowing you to ethically steal his $1.3m business via a course that consists of 6 modules… Really?

With over 100 videos, “The Ecom Laboratory” claims to show you everything from choosing a name for your brand, building your store, advertising products, optimization & finally scaling your winning campaigns.
This is the exact content Sebastian says he uses for his 1-1 coaching students…

Most of the videos during this course is Sebastian recording his home screen & showing you how he operates his business…apparently this qualifies as theory & practical training 
  • MODULE 1

  • MODULE 2

  • MODULE 3

Module 1: Store Creation

In the opening module, you are guided through step by step how to create your store.
You learn how to select your brand name, how to open your Shopify Store and account, how to edit your store settings and basic tips for working with the platform.
It’s a pretty basic module on how to build a store. That being said, for obvious reasons this is a fundamental & important module…can’t be in the dropshipping game if you don’t have a dropshipping store 

  • MODULE 4

  • MODULE 5

  • MODULE 6

Module 4: Campaign Creation
The next module is a continuation of the previous one & the focus is again solely on Facebook Ads & that platform.
Here you learn how to actually set up a Facebook Ad campaign from scratch & you’ll learn some strategies to structure your campaigns effectively.

You will be using the data that you acquired in previous modules, like audience targeting, to ensure you get your products out in front of the right audience.
From there you’ll learn how to write the ad copy, how many days to run an ad for, etc.

2. Who is Sebastian Gomez?

Sebastian Gomez is a 24-year-old Internet Marketer from Costa Rica.
His goal is to help people around the world grow their online businesses through principal-based marketing strategies. 

At the age 14, Sebastian Gomez was selling candy at school so he can buy his Xbox 360 and it was making $10 per day.

Through this process, he realizes that he can still make money without working for someone.

He decided to find a way to make money online – by using every keyword search on Google… Classic.

He ended up starting off in Affiliate Marketing - which took him a year to make his first commission of $49. That takes some doing, personally I think many would’ve thrown in the towel long before that.

But he stuck with it & at the end of his grade 11 year, he was making $1,000 per month.

Wondering for more deets on his affiliate journey? Click here
In 2015 after attending a live class from Miami he decided to start an E-commerce business.

On his first week, he made $100 a day, in 3 months he hit $1,000 a day & within a year he was able to make $10,000 a day - & all with Facebook Ads.

And so started the ecom journey of Sebastian Gomez…
Sebastian is active on social media & has a pretty decent following. He currently specializes in paid advertisement, branding & conversion rate optimization for E-Commerce & Affiliate Marketing.

You can find all of Sebastian’s services online through his company mentioned above.
 
Although young & clearly successful, he’s not your fancy “Lambo Guru” but actually really down to earth, which I found super refreshing.
 
I’ve watch a few of his YouTube Video’s & they’re pretty good…you can actually pick up some good tips & there’s some useful tutorials. Worth a look.

3. How does Dropshipping Work?

The reason Dropshipping is so appealing is because you as the store owner don’t have to buy or stock any inventory.
 
Instead, you choose products that you want to add to your store from a third-party supplier like Shopify or AliExpress.

With dropshipping, the manufacturer is in charge of making the goods, carrying inventory, and shipping products to customers across the globe.
On the other hand, you as the retailer, are responsible for showcasing products to potential customers, marketing your business & building a brand that your customers can get behind.
 
You also need to make sure that the orders get through to your dropshipping suppliers from your customers.

4. Is Dropshipping Legit or a Scam?

You’re not the only one who’s wondering if Dropshipping is really a legit business model, or just one giant Scam…
Unfortunately, over the last couple of years, dropshipping has acquired a rather nasty reputation for itself.
 
We’ve all seen the pictures & heard the horror stories… But what to believe? Interested in knowing more about Berghain Club? Check them out.

Honestly, I think that the majority of the dropshipping community is above board…
 
Well, that’s considering they spy on each other; present their stores in slightly deceiving ways, while charging clients way more than what they should’ve paid if they just ordered directly… 
But well, you know…
 
Although you’re probably worried round about now, don’t stress – Dropshipping is totally Legit.
 
All of the above ‘fashion disasters’ can easily be avoided if store owners simply remember that they’re clients actually comes first – not the money… 

5. How much does Sebastian's Ecom Profits Lab Course Cost? Any Specials?

At the moment there are no specials and the price for the Ecom Profits Lab course is $497.

Pros of Ecom Profits Lab

6. Sebastian

Sebastian’s no nonsense to the point attitude is quite refreshing. He comes across as very knowledgeable & trying to help.

It also helps that he has achieved some serious success over the past few years & he just keeps going…If nothing else at least you know that he’s actively involved in the industry he’s teaching you in. 

 7. Optimization module

I really liked the Ad Optimization module… Not many beginner courses will explain to you the what, how & why of ads. 

It’s good to know what works & what doesn’t & how to spot the difference before it sinks your boat.


With Ecom Profit Lab being fairly short & more for the beginner market, this module is a pleasant bonus.

8. Campaign Setup

Sebastian does a great job in guiding you through the steps to set up a successful Facebook Ad Campaign from scratch.
 
You’ll also get some good strategies on how to structure your campaign more effective. 

9. One Store Product


Sebastian has opted for the thing that he’s had the most success in – a one store product.
 
This is method is not adopted by many in the industry but I can personally testify to it working for me. 

I’d definitely consider going this route instead of going the broad store route, which others are advocating.

Cons of Ecom Profits Lab

10. Presentation

The videos aren’t always the most professional or high standard you’d expect when paying $500 for a course.
Pretty much 99% of the course is made up of screen shares – in other words you just see Sebastian’s screen the whole time.

Just feels as though there’s not been much thought or effort put into how Ecom Profit Lab is presented.

 11. Content

The content of Ecom Profit Lab is very generic & basic. Personally, I’ve found most of this info pretty easily on YouTube - for free.

You don’t even look any further than Sebastian’s own YouTube channel to find this content.

 12. Only Facebook

Sebastian ONLY covers Facebook marketing in the course.
Yes, FB can be profitable however it’s not the be all & end all of advertising strategies.
For the price tag you’d expect there to be more than just one option discussed – Where’s Instagram, Google Ads, Pinterest? 

 13. Refunds Policy

To me, having a NO refund policy – on any of your products – is a red flag to me…
 
If you are confident in you’re product then why don’t you offer, at the very least, a 14day refund? 

14. Do Sebastian's Students Actually Make Money?

So, it would seem like they however all I could find was general reviews of Sebastian’s ROI Solutions (his digital agency) & his mentor ship programs.
 
Ecom Profit Lab was his first course & has been on the market for quite a while… if there was any horrible experiences I’m sure we would’ve heard about them by now.

15. Who's a Good Fit for Ecom Profits Lab?

Ecom Profits Lab is a good building block for anyone trying to learn more about creating an Ecommerce store.

It's also a good intro & gives solid background on how Facebook ads work.

16. What alternatives are there to Ecom Profits Lab?

You are probably wondering what alternative options there are for beginners of dropshipping. Two courses worth looking into are:

1. Drop Ship Lifestyle
Drop Ship Lifestyle is one of the few courses recommended by Shopify. Anton Kraly teaches you the same method that Sebastian promotes - a niche / high product store.
Anton-Kraly-Drop-Ship-Lifestyle
It contains 33 hours and 30 minutes of content & is an unconventional approach to drop shipping that might appeal to newbies. The price though might be a problem: It's $2,997 for the Premium option or $8,997 for the Ultimate option, where Anton's team does all your product research for you & build your store.

See my review of Anton's course here. 

Another option is on the opposite side of the spectrum - this one is FREE:

2. Ecom Empires Academy
For those of you who are keen to learn all you can about the dropshipping biz model, then the course to check out is Nick Peroni’s Ecom Empires.
This is a complete A-Z guide - it is one of the most comprehensive dropshipping courses out there. Nick provides a fantastic easy to follow course – best of all – it’s completely FREE. If you’re interested in finding out more about Ecom Empires feel free to read my full review.

How Does Dropshipping Stand up to Others? Like Lead Generation?

Every business model is different & so is every person.

So how do you find which business model will best suit your needs?

I found MJ DeMarco's book, The Millionaire Fastlane, invaluable in helping me decide.
book cover for mj demarco millionaire fastlane

In this book, DeMarco shares his secrets on how to evaluate potential businesses so that you can pick the winners & ditch the duds.

He created the C.E.N.T.S. model which makes picking that winning biz model much easier.

It stands for: Control, Entry, Need, Time, Scale

For today, let’s focus on Entry & Time.

18. Entry:

Dropshipping has a very low barrier to entry level & although some might argue that this is not a bad thing, you have to look at it objectively.
Yes, it’s an easy market to get into & with a low startup cost. This makes it a perfect starter business for someone wanting to get into online biz models.
Keeping in mind that there're millions of people with the same idea - ‘Dropshipping is gonna be a great side hustle’...

Oh & then don’t forget about the hundreds of thousands out there using the exact same platform as you…
Being taught the exact same course materials & ultimately, selling the exact same products… & you just got the bigger picture…
 
It’s like having a town with only Pizza shops in it…
Most people love Pizza & it’s something that doesn’t require that much background… but having a whole town that only offers Pizza means that 90% of those shops will never make it… 

Which, sadly enough, is the same percentages you’re looking at when thinking about opening a new dropshipping store.
 
That’s right – a whopping 90% of shops fail… That’s pretty hectic folks….

Local Lead Gen is different as ranking your website using Free Organic Traffic in Google, is a skill set not many people have.
It’s something that is always in high demand & keeps trending up so you know your skills will be useful for years to come.
 
That being said – I’m on a quest to find Pizza Town – super hungry all of a sudden… 

19. Time:

Time for me is the most important part of any business.

How you spend your time, what you spend your time on, who you spend your time with…

One of the biggest regrets people have is that they’ve spent their time on things that didn’t matter. 

My Local Lead Generation Business has been providing me with a true passive income since 2013 when I started.

This provides me with the opportunity to visit family in Japan for a whole month – without it effecting my monthly income…

The Dropshipping biz model is unfortunately not a long-term passive income model. There’s too many bells & whistles that requires constant upkeep – finding new products, testing, scaling… & the list goes on.

Don’t get me wrong, I think dropshipping is a great way to break into the online industry – I just don’t think it should be where you end your journey. 

REVIEW CONCLUSION

The course provides a good, basic, general overview of how to build a Shopify Store and how to set up a Facebook Ad Campaign. Other than that, you’re not going to get much else with this course.
In all honesty, it’s a pretty short course.

The thing that got me the most was that four out of the six modules focuses exclusively on Facebook Ads…if you wanted to teach a course purely relating to Facebook Ads & that platform, then please market it as such… Then at least people will know what they’re buying…Just saying.

Yes sure, Facebook Ads can be profitable, but it’s not the only, nor necessarily, the most effective advertising strategy when it comes to dropshipping.

What about Instagram, Content Marketing, Google Ads etc.? And even then, the content in Ecom Profits Lab is pretty generic & provides you with some basic training on how it all works…Which you can get for free on YouTube.

So Yes, Sebastian’s course will teach you the basics of Dropshipping.
If you’re new to the dropshipping game then Ecom Profit Lab will definitely be able to help you get started with your new eCommerce store.

Honestly, I found it a bit disappointing & underwhelming…That being said, this was his first course he ever created. Sebastian offers a pretty good mentoring program & most of his other courses I find far superior to Ecom Profit Lab.

But at the end of the day, it will provide you with the basic info needed get going…

But will it be enough… Who knows?

For me in 2021, Dropshipping is just not the best biz model to get involved with.

This is not an emotional statement, it’s one based on facts.

Allow me to elaborate slightly below...

MARKET SATURATION

Literally anyone can get into dropshipping with hardly any effort or upfront cash. Regardless of what you're selling, you'll likely be competing with millions of other sellers in an extremely saturated market.

LOW BARRIER OF ENTRY & PLAGARISM

Plagiarism is rampant in dropshipping. It's far too easy for your competitors to copy your ads, your sales funnels, and even your Shopify store. Be assured that if you find a successful product, you will be copied and then undercut by your competition.

HIGH RISK

Advertisements have no guarantee of being profitable - and one should expect to occasionally have campaigns that fall short of expectations (which can cost thousands of dollars).

LOW PROFIT MARGINS

Facebook's ad prices have doubled this last year. Successful dropshippers can expect to profit roughly 8-15%, which only really works if you're selling major volumes of product.

NO LONG-TERM ASSETS

The key to long term wealth is in building and owning valuable assets, but with dropshipping, you own nothing. You're an enslaved middleman to Shopify, Facebook, and Google. Their ad and metrics systems are unreliable and ever changing - and account deactivations are a way of life in eCommerce.

HIGH MAINTENANCE

Ads must be developed and then monitored - and failing to do so could mean unprofitable ads or, even worse, ad account suspension.

RELIANT ON TRENDS

Trending items are most often the only products that have a profitable ROI. Many businesses meet their ends on the fall of whatever trend they were capitalizing on.

CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS

Shipping from China takes six weeks, so expect lots of customer complaints and chargebacks (which are deducted from your bank account).

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