What is the Awol Academy?
Some days ago one of my readers suggested I’d write an article to answer his question: “What is the AWOL Academy?”.
Of course, I first wanted to do some research, check some opinions, and then write an unbiased article.
First, let me start by saying that I’m not their client nor affiliate, and for all the info I could gather, AWOL Academy IS NOT A SCAM.
But before you run to their website and buy one of their products I think you’ll like to know some interesting info about their business.
Stay with me.
This is what we’ll be covering:
- The Company
- AWOL’s Benefit
- AWOL’s Downside
- Is It Worth It?
AWOL Academy was founded in 2016 by KAMERON GEORGE and KEALA KANAE.
Wait a minute, this name ‘Keala Kanae’ rings me a bell… If you watch YouTube videos or use Facebook, you may also recall an ad video where a man opens up the door of a luxury mansion and talks about how he went from minimum wage to a 6-7 figures income.
No problem with that.
The weird thing here is that there’s another video online with some the same mansion, same pitch, different guy. Ops! Wait a minute, it’s Kameron George!
Is it just me, or do you also think that it’s a bit strange that both men shot very similar videos, on the same mansion, saying that’s their home? Maybe they live together?
I really don’t know… It just looked very suspicious to me and I could not let it go without telling you.
Okay, this only tells that their marketing techniques may not be the most honest in the world. But what about their products?
What do they promise to deliver?
AWOL Academy provides you with the hands on training, curriculum, coaching, tools, and support you need to enter this new and exciting ocean of opportunity.
– AWOL website
The ocean of opportunity they mention is, of course, the Online World.
They also highlight 3 aspects of their business:
- Quality Education
- Dedicated Support
The following are the 6 products they make available at their program. What I thought was nice is that they clearly state the price of each one.
This is designed for the beginner internet marketer as they’ll teach step-by-step how to set up your domain, website, sales funnel, lead-capture pages, email marketing, etc.
>> One negative comment I heard about this module is that what they do here is to inform you which tools you need to buy (ClickMagick, Hostgator, Leadpages, GetResponse were a few mentioned). So you still have to invest in all those programs besides the $99.00 for this module.
Not only that but the training videos were said to be worse than the tutorials offered on the tools websites.
You’ll be able to watch this review on video a bit further this article.
For now, stay with me.
This is really a basic explanation about Internet Marketing and what it’s all about. Not much to explore here since it’s just the fundamentals.
Any Internet Marketer knows the importance of having an effective email marketing strategy.
So this module really seems to be a natural step to anyone who seeks to be successful in the online world.
>> I can’t say that I’m not bothered by the use of phrases like “secret strategies used by the world’s best email marketers“. Secret, magical, vault… to me, these words sound like a very poor marketing approach.
Why? Because the truth is that THERE’S NO SECRET.
There are certain techniques, methods, and strategies that will lead to success. But they’re not exclusive to AWOL clients. If that was the case, there wouldn’t be any other successful internet marketers besides them.
But let’s continue.
You may build a huge email list but if your leads are not converting (buying your products) then you’re not making money, which means you’re not being successful.
This module is all about teaching techniques on how to persuade your visitors to become paying customers.
Once again, I agree this is a must-know to any thriving marketer.
This module is intended for marketers that already know how to convert well but need to improve their driving-traffic techniques.
Traffic is indeed a key aspect of any online business, so this is a major interest for entrepreneurs like us.
Masters Academy program is described as money management, strategic tax planning, investing and other aspects of a business to continue growing and succeeding.
I have to say that I really like the way they break down their program into modules, each of them being a very important aspect of Internet Marketing.
In other words, this is how it’s structured:
Besides, for what I’ve been able to verify, AWOL does deliver the training as promised.
That’s why I said at the beginning that it’s not a scam. It’s a legit business.
The curriculum presented is, in my opinion, a valuable one. And for what I’ve been able to research, they do deliver the training they advertise.
The biggest disadvantage of AWOL, compared to other programs also available online, is the price.
You see, all modules are essential to build and grow a successful online business. But when you add all prices you end up with a total investment of roughly $11,000.00.
>> Another aspect mentioned on the video you’ll see next is that the AWOL training focuses on building a business based on paid ads, which means that besides the $11,000 and the price of the tools cited at the beginning, you’ll also need to have a monthly budget for ads.
This can really add up. So, before you decide on this platform I suggest you carefully reflect:
- Do you have the budget?
- Is it worth it?
This video was recorded by someone who claims to have paid for the Pro Academy module. He speaks from his own experience:
Is It Worth It?
Even if you have the budget, is AWOL really worth $11,000+?
Let me ask you something: have you checked out other alternatives? Before you make this kind of investment, I strongly advise you do.
The good news is that there are other high-quality options available for a much better price.
Better than that, my #1 Recommendation, the Internet Marketing Platform where I’m a member, is totally free to join.
This means that you are able to become a starter member, paying ZERO dollars, and stay that way as long as you want.
Do you remember that at the beginning of this article I said that AWOL highlighted 3 aspects of their program? Quality Education, Community, and Dedicated Support.
Well, I’m happy to tell you that this platform I’m talking about not only offers those 3 but also:
- Website Builder
- Free websites
- Keyword Research Tool
- and much more
As a Free Member, you’ll be able to check FOR YOURSELF if it is indeed the right fit for you.
If not, you can just leave. No strings attached.
And if you like it you can upgrade to become a Premium Member which will cost you $49.00 per month (or even less if you decide to go yearly, but this is a step further…).
If you’d like to accept my invitation, click HERE or on the image below.
>> If you want to learn more details, read my WA Review here.