Digital Experts Academy – High Priced Membership Scam?

Digital Experts Academy – High Priced Membership Scam?

Cost: $2500 – $20,000

Founders: Jay Kubassek and Stuart Ross

Established: 2012

Website: digitalexpertsacademy.com

Learning how to create your own website, build a brand, market products and build a presence online isn’t as hard as you may think.

Programs like the Digital Experts Academy are filling the role of educational providers and helping you brand yourself online. Some questions I will attempt to answer for you in my Digital Experts Academy review are….

  • Is Digital Experts Academy just a high ticket scam?
  • Is Digital Experts Academy worth the high membership fees?
  • Is the training offered in Digital Experts Academy worth $20,000?
  • Can you make money with Digital Experts Academy?
  • What’s the commission structure look like inside Digital Experts Academy?

Enjoy my Digital Experts Academy review and like always I welcome any feedback or questions you may have regarding this review, have a great day Mike.

What Is Digital Experts Academy?

The Digital Experts Academy is a global organization that’s structure closely resembles that of a MLM opportunity.

Digital Experts platform focuses on Digital marketing training as well as many aspects of self-improvement. This program is pitched as a place to learn affiliate marketing, something that I have been participating in for many years now. I have a pretty good understanding on what you actually need and don’t need to succeed as an affiliate marketer, which will come in handy for this Digital Experts Academy review.

Digital Marketing experts is really the back end offer that leads from a cheaper offer called the Six Figure Mentors program. To join the Digital Experts offer you first need to have paid for a membership in the Six Figure Mentor program which will cost you a $297 one time fee plus $97 a month on top of what you need to fork out for your chosen level in the Digital Experts Academy offer, so I hope you have a nice bank account that you can afford to lose.

The Founders Of Digital Experts Academy

Both founders first created the Six Figure Mentor program, which is like I mentioned earlier is a prerequisite for joining Digital Experts Academy.

Stuart Ross uses his own business accomplishments as a template to create passion and share his knowledge. He provides marketing platforms that are designed to give students the opportunity to be as successful as he is.

Jay Kubassek is an author, producer, and professional speaker as well as digital entrepreneur.

Together the two men head a team of 31 people filling positions such as sales, customer loyalty, content and design, operations, tech, and coaches.

How Does Digital Experts Academy Work?

As I mentioned above, Digital Experts Academy is an upgrade to the Six Figure Mentors program.

Besides Affiliate marketing training, DEA provides management training, leadership, and professional/entrepreneurship development training.

Once you have paid for your Six Figure Mentors membership the first thing you will learn is how to promote Six Figure Mentor, upgrade to the Digital Experts Academy and you will also learn how to promote DEA.

The training you will receive inside DEA will teach you how to promote any product online although the emphasis is squarely put on promoting the Digital Experts Academy products and recruiting new members.

They have four different memberships to choose from, each more advanced than the previous.

What Happens When You Sign Up.

After registering with Digital Experts Academy, you are actually pushed towards the Six Figure Mentor site, where you are required to buy a membership, you don’t have to take any of the Six Figures Mentors training before moving onto the Digital Experts Academy training.

Below is a flow chart of what you will experience. Starting with a free affiliate membership if you want to promote the Six Figure Mentor program ending with the Elite membership which is the entry level membership into the DEA program.

By joining the Six Figure Mentors, and than selecting the “add on” membership for the Digital Experts Academy the lowest fee of $2500 per year, you’ll get access to a membership for the Digital Experts Academy.

Each Digital Experts Academy package offers digital education courses in video and written formats that focus on your personal achievements, success and business development.

The Digital Experts Academy Memberships

DEA Silver $2,500: This membership is an e-learning program. It allows you to position yourself as a marketing consultant and enables you to transition to self employment. You learn advanced marketing strategies and leadership skills. You’ll’ll learn to own your own e-commerce business, promote physical products and push your own brands to retail.

DEA Gold $8,000: This is a 12-month digital marketing coaching program, plus a 2-day workshop. You’ll get one-on-one marketing with some top coaches within the company. You’ll also get to attend a Digital Experts Academy gold convention, which is a 2-day live workshop held in an exotic location. There will be access to the co-founders of the company as well as leading industry guest speakers.

DEA Platinum $11,000: This package comes with a 3-day workshop plus a website with social media profiles and branding training. The platinum membership is a program to help you create your own professional brand identity. In this package you’ll get to work with the founders, and have access to the brand incubator portal. You’ll learn to develop your own professional website that concentrates on logos, fonts, colors and how to create your own website. A project manager will be assigned to help ensure that your branding process flows smoothly, as well as 5 separate coaching sessions.

DEA Black $20,000: This provides a ticket to the annual Mastermind retreat which includes meeting with Stewart and Jay the founders. This is a one-on-one mentoring type program that helps you dive deep into your goals and set targets for yourself for your own online business.

Who Is Digital Experts Academy For?

The Six Figure Mentors is more so for beginners just starting out. I wouldn’t suggest if you are new to affiliate marketing that you saddle yourself with the costs associated with being a member in Digital Experts Academy. The cost of the Six Figure Mentor program is at the top end of affiliate marketing training and the Digital Experts Academy program is in a league with a few other high ticket affiliate marketing offers.

Digital Experts Academy I feel is designed for people who have experience and feel they can sell a high priced product like DEA. It’s really hard to make a sale online at any level, move into the premium training space and tray and sell a $2500 offer never mind a $8,000 and $11000 offer and you really need to know affiliate marketing inside and out.

What Digital Experts Academy Does Well.

  • The training is good and it is honest, real training and resources to learn from;
  • The support offered through each membership level is sufficient, and you won’t feel left behind or not helped through-out;
  • Not only does it teach affiliate marketing, but DEA will help you in the area of personal development.

What Digital Experts Academy Could Do Better.

  • DEA is just plain expensive, no skirting around that topic;
  • Borderline MLM program, focus is on getting referrals and selling memberships in DEA
  • You have to join Six Figure Mentors and pay their membership fee in order to even start your Digital Experts Academy education. This results in a huge financial pressure on members.
  • Each membership level encourages you to advance to the next membership and an increased expenditure. In order to learn internet marketing from start to finish,
  • Much of the training you will get with DEA can be found elsewhere for a fraction of the cost so really you are buying in for the right to sell their product which is never a good idea in my opinion. Most Affiliated products have no fee to earn from so paying for the right to sell really goes against affiliate marketings core concept.

My Final Thoughts On Digital Experts Academy

If your goal is to become an affiliate marketer and sell and promote any goods you wish to then I don’t believe Digital Experts Academy is worth the high ticket price, you can learn affiliate marketing for a fraction of the cost on very good platforms that offer all the training, support and tools you will need to find success in affiliate marketing.

Unfortunately, as much as I respect the Digital Experts Academy for teaching things like personal development, and leadership skills, the crux of this offer is earning money online promoting DEA’s high ticket levels. If you think it will be easy to sell a $20,000 product to people think again. I personally can’t think of any affiliate marketing training that would cost $20,000.

My advice is, buy yourslef a good book on self help or read a few free articles on self help and get yourslef some inexpensive affiliate marketing training and you will have a great affiliate business at a fraction of the cost as you would getting your training through the Digital Experts Academy platform.

Do you know how much trust you need to build with a customer just to get them to break out their wallet period? It takes a lot of knowledge and commitment to sell anything online never mind a high priced ticket item.

Do you think you could be in the top 5% of Digital Experts Academy because that’s what it’s going to take for you to make any money promoting the DEA offer.

If you have any comments or questions please leave them below and I will get right back to you, cheers Mike.

 

10 Replies to “Digital Experts Academy – High Priced Membership Scam?”

  1. Hi,

    what a great review you did. I can now conclude that Expert Academy cannot help anyone in this age to start making money online.

    Really appreciate your input here.

    Regards

    Debby

  2. Mike,

    Thank you for the review, it was enlightening. The more I learned, my take away is DEA , to be successful, would require a person very skilled in affiliate marketing. The return on investment based on the price is a challenge.

    My personal experience in affiliate marketing is it takes several months just to get your sea legs under you. So even considering the Six Figure Mentors program at $2,500 per year, you would hope to see some real income fast.

    I have to agree with you on your conclusion.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts. When you look at programs like Digital Experts you really need to consider how long it would take to recoup your investment if that is even possible. One thing I have learned over my 9 years as an affiliate marketer is that it takes a lot of work and time to start making an income. So many programs make it sound like a slam dunk but it is far from that. Even now I keep my overhead as low as possible and don’t buy tools that I don’t need. I work online for under $49 a month all in. I run a very lucrative affiliate marketing business, so I don’t see the need to pay thousands of dollars when you can get away with a few hundred a year and still make a nice income. Thanks for stopping by, cheers Mike.

  3. Mike,
    Really good review. As I was reading your review, I was struck with the thought that these people are charging you to promote their own product, is that an accurate assessment? Companies normally hire sales people to promote and sell their products, I’ve never heard of a pharmaceutical company charging their own sales person to sell their product. am I missing something?

    1. Hi David, you see it all the time where programs focus more on promoting their programs than instilling online independence in their platform. The worst thing you can do online is get yourself tied to any one program. Affiliate marketing works the best when you have control and can promote any product or service you like.

  4. Hallo there,

    Thanks for the honest review of the digital experts academy.

    I have seen two of the main things that make me not join an online program I see being promoted to me, being a multi level marketing and being super expensively.

    So it is surely not something I will consider working with. I have had really rough experiences with mlms in the past and wouldn’t want to go down that road again.

    I’ll check out what you recommend as an alternative instead. Thanks.

    1. Hi Dave, I see it all the time where there are high priced programs which prey upon peoples lack of knowledge of what it takes to actually make money online. It really doesn’t cost a lot to make money online, basically less than $30 a month is max to make some real money online, definitely not thousands.

  5. Thanks for your comprehensive review on Digital Experts Acedemy Mike.

    Gosh I have seen lots of raving reviews of this product floating around and I don’t think its a scam but I just don’t like the feel I get with the founders and the whole program.

    I agree it is also tricky to sell such high ticket items! Gosh I mean who can actually afford these programs, I certainly can’t! Will be checking out your alternative I think!

    1. Hi SJ, the biggest issue I have with the Digital Experts Academy is the cost of the program if you want to make any real income potential. The program offers good training but you can find similar training for a fraction of the cost. Thanks SJ for taking a moment to leave your thoughts, cheers Mike.

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