It’s another one of those making money online programs that is centered around selling a clapped out course that supposedly makes you money by selling shitty products from China.
But hey, if you wanna risk throwing your life savings into a business model that just got wrecked by Chinese Wholesalers…
Then by all means, don’t let us stop you from creating yet another screw up your parents give you shit about.
It’s supposed to show you how to become a 6-figure ecom king…but it’s truly out of reach for most people like you constrained by budgets and student loans.
That’s just the truth…you won’t get rich by chasing the next hot product that only lasts 3 months.
And while we have to be honest for this review…
Dropship Lifestyle does come with some very helpful information to make money online and land some massive ecom profits…
But it’s outdated AF!
At the end, I’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Dropship Lifestyle and pussy footin’ around with selling chinese products in general.
And most importantly, I’ll show you the exact system I used to build my own internet marketing business to over $40,000 a month in mostly passive income.
This system made me swear off Dropshipping for good, because it uses some of the same skills but in a much more powerful and profitable way!
But more on that later.
For now let’s hop into all things Dropship Lifestyle!
In 2013, Anton Kraly created this dropshipping course as a way to teach other a step-by-step blueprint to create and expand a profitable eCommerce business with a dropshipping business model. The Drop Ship Lifestyle has been purchased by students all over the world.
The course lays out:
This isn’t like other course out there that leave you high and dry and you purchase it. No, the DSL course is a one-on-one blueprint with a coach that has successfully created a dropshipping empire starting with one eCommerce store after another. He accomplished this with a clear, concise and duplicatable process.
The Drop Ship Lifestyle course has kind of exploded from the simple drop ship course that was developed in 2013, to a behemoth with a life of its own. When you purchase this course, you will have access to lifestyle gatherings and resort retreats all over the world. Just have a look at past locations:
Now think of this… you’re 32 years old and you’ve created a business that affords you the luxury of working and traveling anywhere in the world that you want.
Meet Anton Kraly!
In 2006, when Anton was graduated from college, he bought a delivery truck for $25,000 so that he could sell cookies in a small Long Island, NY community called Merrick.
Then, shortly afterward, he read a book by Tim Ferris came out called “The Four Hour Workweek“. At this point, Anton took a second look at his business model and decided to find a better way to make money.
So, he created an online store, NYcookieshop.com, that cost him around $30/mo so that he could start selling his cookies online instead of driving them around town.
It wasn’t long after that his budding business started making more money than his delivery route. In fact, he and his business partner we able to run it while they traveled the world.
Then they realized that they could skyrocket their business by selling higher ticket products instead of just selling cookies. So they scoured eBay to see what they could find.
It wasn’t long afterward that they began selling furniture and home appliances that they purchased from China. Of course, since it was just he and his partner, they did a lot of outsourcing.
Their business hit a milestone 3 years later when they made $1.2 Million. They decided to sell it a year later when it hit $1.8 Million.
Ironically, they did all this without any staff… which is becoming more and more common among drop shippers these days.
In fact, the number of $1 million businesses with no staff have grown from nearly 34k to just over 38k from 2014 to 2015… this is a 5% growth rate.
The government refers to these entities as “nonemployer” organizations since they’re run by only one self-employed person.
In addition, a lot of them are topping or $2.5 million in annual revenue. Keep reading to find out what this business is.
A select few, like Kraly, have cracked the code on how to generate a $1 million-dollar, nonemployer dropshipping business.
One day, Kraly came across another profitable business plan while he was searching ecommerce forums online.
Everyday people would pepper him for advice on his posts and in his private inbox. More often than not, they would all ask for the same advice.
So what did Anton Kraly do?
He took all that advice that he was giving out for free and then, in 2012, he and his business partner put it all in a website called the Dropship Lifestyle. Within 3 years of selling online courses and holding live conferences, that business reached $1 Million.
Soon after, they had to hire a staff to keep up with the demands that their no $3.5 Million business was generating. Drop Ship Lifestyle was finally on the map.
Shortly after moving their business to Austin, TX, they hired two former Asian contractors as full-time employees, and has now grown to 12.
As of now, Kraly’s attention has been drawn to software creation.
In a nutshell, Dropshipping is when you create an online store to sell products without the need of keeping inventory.
So, rather than taking orders online, fulfilling them, and having them shipped out, all you are responsible for is sending the supplier your order and they do all the heavy lifting. All you do is pay a relatively small fee for the service and you keep the profit.
However, you’ll need to get your hands on the DSLs supplier approval scripts in case you plan on becoming an “Authorized Retailer” for high ticket brands.
Given all the other dropshipping courses that are available, why do I believe the best ecommerce course is Dropship Lifestyle?
Here are a few reasons:
I’ll cover everything that you’ll be getting in the course, so be sure not to gloss over anything. You could miss some golden nuggets.
Here are a few more reasons why I like this course better than others out there in the community…
The support is stellar: Of course you don’t need to pay anything for the information that you get in the course. In fact, you can get all the training you need with access to the internet and a little bit of elbow grease. But why re-invent the wheel and risk costly mistakes that other people have already made?
Experience is priceless: Anton has gone into super-competitive niches and was able to build out million dollar stores… and he teaches his students exactly how he does it. His freedom through entrepreneurship coaching is well worth it. With DSL, you get solid traffic systems and website visitors right out of the gate.
The infamous Anton Method: Everyone within the dropshipping community knows about this method. Anton developed this system through his own hard work and determination.
Well, what is it?
As we mentioned earlier… the key to his 6 figure success in scaling high-ticket products and a duplicatable sales process. Rather than selling a bunch of small profit products, Anton shows you how to sell a few products with higher profit margins.
This means fewer headaches and MO Money!
Course Updates: There are many really good courses available. Unfortunately, they’ve never been updated. On the other, Anton stays on top of everything in his Dropshipping course and recently came out with v.7 with all the more recent tricks and techniques, because if you have to rely on even 2 yr old information, you may as well throw in the towel.
Google Product Listing Ads: Anton goes above and beyond the normal Facebook Ads that are taught in other courses and show you how to be an expert with Google Product Listing Ads.
What’s the difference?
So instead of trying to get the attention of someone who is flipping through their Facebook feed, he shows you how to target customers with specific keywords for people that are ready to buy right now. MO Money!
Now, this is my favorite facet of his course:
D4U Shopify Store: This is the foundation of your success. Without a store that is properly optimized and well designed, you’re dead in the water.
As a matter of fact, DSL was given the thumbs up as the best eCommerce course by Shopify.
So, instead of being given instructions on how to create a store, design the store, install the necessary plugins and wondering if you did it all correctly… Anton builds the site for you according to his specifications so that all you have to do is focus on marketing.
Anton covers all the dropshipping fundamentals in this module by creating the foundation for the success of your business, such as:
Of course, this will be old hat for seasoned dropshippers, but crucial for beginners.
This is the most critical part of the process. Laying the groundwork for your business success by picking the right niche is paramount. Neglecting this by choosing the wrong niche, or a niche that is too competitive or saturated can be detrimental to your business and set you up for failure for months and even years to come.
In the Dropship Lifestyle course, Anton steps you through his methods for picking the right niche. He also shows you why a passion-based store may not be the right choice, why targeting is so important, and branding, etc.
After you’ve nailed down all the fundamentals, it’s time to choose a product.
The devil is in the details, such as…
Finally, Anton hold a Q&A and answer your questions, offers some tips and tricks, and what makes a good niche and a bad niche.
He’s definitely not missed a step in this module. He’s covered everything.
So in the first module, we put together a draft of potential niches, next we need to zero in on one.
We want to cover all of our bases here… so the course goes into detail about market research, focusing on product price point, product demand and whether or not your pick is a great big nothingburger.
We want to make sure that the niche we pick is tailored for dropshipping and that the product itself is “evergreen”, meaning that it sells steadily month to month.
Of course, this is a bit to take in… but it’s necessary.
The next thing you want to do, after you’re decided on the niche you’re going after, is to make a list of your competition. You’ll use this for ideas and techniques for better conversion, and determining what you need to do to improve your dropshipping.
This is a lot more in depth than module 1, but I still feel that the modules could be ordered a bit better. It seems to me like module 1 is about picking a niche and module 2 is about… picking a niche.
Basically, these first two modules are two sides of the same coin. Picking a niche, then picking a product for that niche.
It might seem a bit redundant, but I can’t express enough how these first two modules are critical to the futures of your dropshipping business.
OK, now that you have your niche picked out… next you need to set up your website.
I know that doing your due diligence trying to find a niche can be boring, but it really pays off emotionally when you can see your drop ship store come into focus.
Shopify is a favorite within the dropshipping community and Anton goes into detail in DSL on how to set up your dropshipping stores with Shopify.
Of course, the module will step you through how to set up your online store with Shopify. But all main procedures are basically the same. If you want to use a program like WooCommerce, you’ll just need to figure out all the extra bells and whistles on your own.
First, Anton teaches about how to pick a strong domain name and then he goes over all the nitty-gritty details of building your site.
You can watch Anton in tutorial videos while he shows you what to do. Just pay attention to what he says and you’re good to go.
Here’s a list of some of the things you’ll learn:
There is one peculiar thing about Drop Ship Lifestyle and it’s that Anton doesn’t promote using Facebook Ads when getting people to your site.
You’ll see that DSL advocates using tools like Google Adwords, Search Console, Analytics, etc.
Anton is a huge proponent of Google Adwords for promoting your dropshipping business since it’s the big fish in the pond.
At this point, your next task is to target your audience and get suppliers.
So, now we’re going to look into getting a supplier. Now, we want to make a distinction here and that is that you don’t want someone to make the products and ship them to you for you to store in your garage. You want dropshipping suppliers that will keep the inventory and doing the shipping for you.
Your job should just be to advertise your website.
I know that a lot of us are a little timid when it comes to making phone calls.
But don’t worry.
In DSL, Anton has exhaustive phone scripts that you can use when contacting your suppliers. Basically, you’ll call them and then send them a follow up email. However, it’s still just as effective if you just want to send an email.
Along with the call scripts, you’ll also get a list of objections that suppliers might throw at you so that you can be prepared ahead of time.
Now, you just need to settle on a supplier. In DSL, they go over the good, bad, and ugly aspects of suppliers and how you should rank them. Of course, one thing to take note of is that you should have back up suppliers on hand just in case one backs out.
TIP: Have more than a couple suppliers on hand is how the dropshipping community mitigates risk.
After deciding on your suppliers and being approved by them, the next thing you’ll want to do is creating a strong rapport with them and DSL has a great video that covers this in detail. Now this isn’t going to be something that you become an expert at right away, but in the future, it will do wonders for you site.
The key to negotiating facets of your business, like being an exclusive provider of a product and getting special pricing, is building warm relationships. And Anton shows you how he does it.
I have to say, this module is a little perplexing at the beginning. When you look at the content, it seems as though this should be combined with the module about building your website. But no big deal.
What you’ll learn are ways to get people to your website. Thing like:
Using the following advanced techniques will help with your website’s conversions:
With all that said, you really don’t want to spend a whole lot of time making your site look “just right”. Anton makes the point that the design of your site is important, it’s an aspect that doesn’t really affect your conversions one way or another.
Anton also shows you how to use heatmaps and specific software so that you can see how your visitors are getting around your site, what they’re clicking on, and how much time they spend on your site.
Now, Anton doesn’t teach conventional thought here, which is to get lots of traffic to your site to make lots of sales. He teaches the approach of getting the right traffic with visitors who are ready to buy.
This is what you’ll learn here. Get the right type of buyers on the front end.
The funny thing is that most Facebook users aren’t usually in a buying frame of mind with their credit cards by their sides. Anton makes it a point that visitors from Google usually will. He shows you how to legally spy on Google and get traffic with high buyer intent so that you can make sure you’re making money on the first day.
Only after you are making money with Google Ads should you delve into use Facebook Ads. Anton shows you how to set up retargeting campaigns that gives you the power to keep showing the same ad or series of ads to a visitor who left your site and didn’t buy anything. This is basically Anon’s strategy, get the majority of traffic and sales from Google, the do the clean up with Facebook.
To close out the module, Anton touches on the aspect of email marketing. Now it’s not a detailed email marketing course, but you will get the basic premise of staying in contact with your visitors.
We are thoroughly impressed with this DSL module.
Now if you’ve followed Anton’s advice up until this point, you should have a store built and making money. You can either choose to keep doing what you’re doing, which is fine… or you can opt for automation. This give you the opportunity to look into new businesses and freeing up your time.
I appreciate that Anton makes a little disclosure at the beginning of this section:
We like that Anton offers a bit of a caveat here:
Anton stresses in Dropship Lifestyle that sets them apart from other courses which is that if you’re going to try to automate your business, you need to be making money first. This is sage advice.
So, after you’re making money, Anton will lead you by the hand through the process of automation items, such as:
He also provides you with the paperwork you’ll use when you’re hiring contractors.
Anton gives you a list of his personal favorites (FreeUp.net, Upwork) when it comes to outsourcing your projects to experienced individuals. He ends this module with a few automation protocols that should be in place before pulling the trigger.
Now, everything we’ve covered so far is very detailed, but DSL has much more to offer, especially for more advance dropshippers.
Dropship Lifestyle also includes several bonus lessons. These won’t be necessary for everyone, but these bonuses each function more as a standalone module. For example, in the Goal Setting & Mindset bonus, you’ll get these lessons:
You’ll also find a multitude of bonuses in Dropship Lifestyle. Of course these may not be for everyone, especially beginners, but I’m sure a few of items below will pique your curiosity:
With personal coaching from instructors, niche authentication tools and membership to their Facebook Community, DSL offers huge value.
I have to say that the information offered here is top shelf and that if dropshipping is the path you want to take, then you can do a lot worse Dropship Lifestyle. There aren’t many dropshipping courses that offers the same value as DSL.
Well, that really all hinges on how successful your dropshipping store is. Whether you’ve had mediocre success with your site, or if your store has been earning 4 figures per month on a regular basis, we believe you will walk away with some helpful insights.
DSL offers you a roadmap to take your site from where it currently is to exploding it. You can do this with techniques such as:
So, if you’re on the verge of walking away from your day job as a result of your dropshipping, then we believe that the Dropship Lifestyle course can put you across the finish line.
However, if you’ve seen massive success from dropshipping (ie, 5-6 figures per month and you’re doing this full time) then you may not get as much from DSL. However you’ll find some golden nuggets in the advanced module, information like:
Anton Kraly created the Dropship Lifestyle course primarily for the beginner. He steps you through the process of creating an online business.
Anton doesn’t leave you hanging either. DSL shows you how to get your store up on its feet, get your suppliers lined up and bring visitors to your site.
And of course, you have a plethora of resources available at your fingertips. In fact the modules are set up to make the most of the your dropshipping journey.
As a newbie, the Dropship Lifestyle Course is custom made for you, and with the advanced techniques that Anton provides, it will last throughout the life of your store.
What really sets Dropship Lifestyle apart from other course is the sheer amount of content. With 200+ video lessons, you’ll learn more about dropshipping than you thought was possible.
A good portion of the content is in the Bonus section of the DSL course. Of course, the bonuses are provided at no extra charge.
The bonus section alone of DSL consists of about 90+ videos. The videos go into detail regarding many facets of the course and is crucial to those who are wanting to boost an already booming store.
By taking a closer look at the videos, you’ll see that on average each video is about 10 minutes long. Some are shorter, some are much longer. All told, you’ll have nearly 2,000 minutes of jam-packed content from Dropship Lifestyle.
That’s roughly 33 hours!
So, all in all, if you consider how much time it would take for you to implement everything you learn, then the course could teach you for years to come. The content is simply off the hook.
Dropship Lifestyle will set you back about $3k for the premium course, and about $5k for the ultimate package. Also, within the ultimate package you’ll get a ticket to the Dropship Lifestyle Retreat and a D4U Shopify Store.
But at this point, I’m sure you realize there are much better programs out there that can help you make A LOT more money.
DSL offers a pretty sensible money-back guarantee, but some students believe that they should give your money back if you don’t like the course, or find it’s incomprehensible.
Frankly, this is absurd.
If you check out some of the posts online from all the Negative Nancys and competitors of DSL, you would think that the DSL refund policy is non-existent, but let me outline it…
The way it works is that if you, in good faith, have chosen a niche, called your 20 suppliers, and created your site store within 30 days, then you qualify for a full refund. If not, then you don’t quality. It’s that simple.
Frankly, I think it’s a fair policy, but there are some people out there who don’t, so there you go.
One other thing real quick… If you’re going into this with the expectation of getting your money back without giving it the old college try, then maybe you should just keep your credit card in your wallet.
Just my 2 cents.
Now, I have to say that I couldn’t find much information on the latest version of DSL in other reviews, but I digress.
What we’ve found is that Dropship Lifestyle V 7.0 is a huge upgrade from other version of DSL. This is why I really admire the work that Anton has done. Other course owners simply haven’t made any updates in over 2 years. Kraly is always on top of the content of the course.
Anton mentioned that he was burning the midnight oil for almost a month in order to make these stellar course updates.
Those students who got in years ago didn’t have the advantage of seeing all the more recent updates that Anton has made to his course. Now, of course, you may be paying more, but I can tell you from what I was told from previous students, they paid MUCH more than that for all the knocks they took early on.
Now, the general eCommerce principles, are easily attainable through other courses and on YouTube for free, but the specific upgrades that Anton has in his course include:
Since the competition has been growing more and more fierce in the dropshipping universe, Anton decided to bump up his game by digging deeper into finding good niches by covering issues like:
If you know where to look, you can find huge profit margins in 2021 regardless of competition.
Product suppliers in 2021 can be a bit skeptical when dealing with dropshippers. Anton shows you the best way to approach them by providing you information on the following:
We give Dropship Lifestyle a 100% thumbs up as far as being a legitmate course
But, when it comes to building an online business, you have plenty of options.
And even if you’re dead set on becoming an dropshipper, you’ve got way better options than Dropship Lifestyle.
Keep in mind, I don’t get paid to promote any of the programs I review. I personally think dropshiping is a lackluster business model, where you end up leaving way too much money on the table.
There’s more to Dropship Lifestyle than just the course… DSL is a tight-knit community and a blueprint for success. It’s also a way of life. Every year, Anton invites his students to join him for Mastermind Retreats.
But it’s not a vacation.
Think of it as more like a workcation where you have an opportunity to pick the brain of the successful students and professionals before you.
When you get your hands on the Ultimate Package, you’ll get a chance to learn from the best and start down the path to creating a dropshipping store that earns 6-figures.
Yes it does… Anton loves providing value to his students.
He has a FREE webinar called “How to Start & Grow a ‘Hyper-Profitable’ Online Store Without Needing Inventory or Existing Marketing Experience“
What you get is over 2 hours worth of information about dropshipping and how to execute it.
Dropship Lifestyle (DSL) course was created for the individual who either doesn’t have a dropshipping business or doesn’t have a successful one.
What you’ll get is a course that includes all the legacy versions of his dropshipping course. Even though you might have been around dropshipping for a while, you can still pick up a few nuggets especially in the 30 or so lessons on how to make the best of Google Adwords.
The people who will benefit most from the DSL course are those who hasn’t been able to create a successful dropshipping business. Either those who would love to quit their day job, or the kid who wants to avoid the rat race altogether.
If you can relate, then Dropship Lifestyle is right up your alley.
It’s also the perfect course for the dropshipper interested in scaling their business. If you’re currently at $1,000/mo, that’s great!
But what if you want to get to $5,000 or $10,000/mo?
You can do this by either creating more stores in better niches, improving your conversions, or tuning up your email marketing campaigns. All of these are taught by Anton in his course.
Although DSL it’s a fantastic course, if you have a dropshipping store that is setting the world on fire, then this course probably won’t teach you much more than you already know. A good portion of the course was designed primarily to show newcomers who to build a site, find suppliers, get traffic, and make sales.
In his course, Anton steps you through how to decide on a niche, choose your products, and build a list of suppliers without the need for additional tools.
You will need to pay for a Shopify subscription and there are several optional items to improve conversions.
However, you will need to get Shopify or any other eCommerce site builder of your choice which will only cost about $30/mo.
So, Anton makes updates to his course, Dropship Lifestyle, on a fairly regular basis.
Whenever some new information comes out, he is quick to make those changes to his course so you’re not ineffective information.
And this is a big one… he provides the videos from all of his Dropship Lifestyle retreats.
So, even if the price may go up due to all the new information added… current members won’t pay anything.
Of course, the more time you focus on your business, the faster it will grow, but in the beginning at least, you should spend a couple of hours per day to get your business off the ground.
Because dropshipping isn’t like creating an authority site and ranking with SEO. You can make money almost as soon as you get your site online.
Once your site is up and running and you have your suppliers in your corner, you can get your Google Ads set up.
From beginning to finish, the whole process should take less than 30 days.
Without a doubt, drop shipping has created quite a few millionaires of entrepreneurs who take the program seriously and put in the work. As a member of the Dropship Lifestyle community, you will have all the tools you need to reach your goals.
There are a few alternatives to the Dropship Lifestyle program. Courses like:
What if there was a way for you to make money online without all the headaches of eCommerce?
What am I talking about?
Our review team has come across a program in the real estate industry that is next level!
Although it’s not real estate in the traditional sense, it’s all digital.
Where Dropship Lifestyle falls short is in scalability.
You can’t realistically expect to be able to make passive income when you have to watch your store and manage ads all day.
But what if you leverage it?
With this digital real estate program, you can have the ability to completely walk away from the laptop because there is no ad management!
Sound too good to be true? Of course it does! But it isn’t…in fact, business owners wish they had this skill!
All you have to do is build and rank a website and forward the jobs off to a business owner in town, you could even email it to them!
This works for literally any service based business, tree service, plumbing, towing, etc.
How do you get paid and how much?
Simple, after you forward the jobs off to a business owner and he makes some money off of them, you simply ask to make the deal beneficial for each other.
A fair price to charge per lead, depending on the industry is 10-20%…let’s just use the tree service industry for example and go by worst case scenario.
Let’s say you build and rank the site and only 10 jobs a month come in. The average tree service job is anywhere from $500-$2000!
That means at bare minimum you have an asset worth $500 a month!
See why they call it digital real estate now? That’s a rent payment.
The great thing is how easy it is to scale. You don’t have to answer the phone…all you have to do is get the phone to ring.
Remember Dropship Lifestyle and all the small profit margins?
This one actually allows you to collect that without being on the laptop managing a store all day. Truly passive income!
The training program takes making money online to a whole other level. The owner of the program walks you through how to build and rank a site hand in hand, with the occasional voice over when he is sharing his screen.
You will learn the importance of keywords, website name, how to send call notifications via email, backlinking, etc.
Once the training program is completed you will also have access to a Facebook group much better than the Dropship Lifestyle group in our opinion. This group is much more active.
Unlike Dropship Lifestyle, where you have to run ads all day and worry about getting a $5 profit off a $50 product 1,000 times over…. A business will always want more leads and another job. In fact it doesn’t even matter that the job isn’t coming from their website name…they see it as it is…expanding digital real estate.
Unlike Dropship Lifestyle, more people have been able to walk away from their 9-5 job as well.
Digital real estate allows you to have total passive income with most of your day being spent OFF the laptop.
Now, I know you probably have tons of questions… So, check this out to learn more.