Scott Hilse is the creator of Simplified Shopify and thought i’d review this interesting course. The reason I say interesting is because his course centers around a one product Shopify store. He claims to have made a lot of money on a site that just sold an iPhone case.
So let’s get into it and see if this is a course you should buy. I bought it myself and reviewed the material so i’m going to pass that on to you.
If you look at his sales page, there’s a lot of screen shots of revenue generated, people hyping his product and so on. This info is easy to get and numbers can be fabricated. Not to say that it was, but this is a tactic a lot of shady marketers have used in the past and still do today.
He is affiliated with Tai Lopez though, so there is some account of credibility here.
One thing that gets me with dropshipping & ecom is that profit from sales is usually around 15-25%. Scott only talks revenue numbers making you think that’s his profit. This is another tactic that “Shopify guru’s” often use and even though the numbers could be true, they hide the real numbers by not talking about ad spend, product cost etc. Unlike affiliate marketing, profits from ecom is much lower.
Simplified Shopify Review
The course itself is pretty bare with not much content I am used to for a dropshipping course. He’s got just over 25 videos in the course, all have different lengths. The videos are downloadable which is good, so you can take the content with you on the go in places with no internet available.
At the time of this writing, his store 1dealatatime.com is down. This is the store he forwards the domain he used to sell his iphone case. Not sure what’s up with that right now.
Some of his content is misleading and this was evident with one video titled “$1600 Per Day Template”. To me, per day is everyday, give or take a few bucks. He only made this on one particular day with other days generating much less.
In one video he discusses themes and shows you a premium theme you should invest in. In my opinion, eCom Turbo is much better because of it’s focus on conversions.
As with most dropshipping courses he shows you how to setup your store. If you’ve bought an ecom course before you probably know this info already. Next!
Facebook training for Ads is found in section 4 and 5. He goes through setting up your Facebook Ad account, as well as a FB page. Setting up your pixel is also included. Training is basic but done well.
Product research is also included. I normally like to see some different/new methods here because usually this is where people get stuck. However, nothing worthy of a discovery is found here. Nonetheless, still useful if you are a newbie.
In another module Scott discusses free apps to boost conversions and store optimization. You can save the trouble of installing these apps by getting a theme based on conversions like eCom Turbo that includes these apps integrated into the theme – with training.
Facebook Ad campaign training is included and tells you what to be aware of when creating your ads. Making a proper video is included and even gives you the gold nugget of a tip to get all your friends to like your page. I’ve never thought of that one before lol.
Other videos in his course discuss manual bidding, when you should convert to a niche store, outsourcing tactics, how to sell your store and so on.
As any course should have one, it includes a Facebook mastermind page. Here you can connect with members and Scott himself. Useful if you are looking for some tips that may not be in the course and to ask questions.
There are NO refunds for this course. Scott says that he doesn’t offer refunds because he only wants to invest his time with people that are willing to do the work. Fair enough but if someone isn’t happy with the content, you should be able to cancel and get a refund.
Final Thoughts on Simplified Shopify
Currently the course is on sale for $297.00. He claims it will go up to $497.00 once enrollment is filled but I highly doubt that as it’s just a tactic used by marketers.
I think he’s asking for a reasonable price for the course, but in my opinion his course is completely overshadowed by Franklin Hatchett’s eCom Elites. eCom Elites is only $197.00 and provides a hell of a lot more value.
So, if I were you i’d consider eCom Elites instead. Read my eCom Elites Review and see for yourself.