Hi Jesse and Kong.
Okay, let me be real.
I don't believe this is a scam. And you guys definitely know what you're doing. You make a very compelling case in your 4 video "primer" presentation to purchase your course. Even though I already knew there would be an upsell in the end of the 4 "primer" videos (I even told my girlfriend before watching video 4 the price would be $997 exactly), although you constantly mentioned in the first 3 videos you were giving this information for FREE.
I am a YouTube enthusiast, a musician and blogger, and have over 80 videos on YouTube. One of my YouTube videos on one of my channels has over 16,000 views even though I did nothing with it. Basically just uploaded it and forget it. So yes, I know I need to learn how to monetize my past and future YouTube videos. That's why I am very interested in your course.
I own my own business and have an entrepreneurial spirit and I am involved in entrepreneur online communities. In the past, I have purchased a few courses on how to monetize online marketing campaigns through social media, e-commerce, blogging, etc. which in total cost me several thousand dollars, most of which produced disappointing results, even though I followed all the lessons step-by-step and took the prescribed actions on the courses.
Here is the problem I am having with your course "syllabus". When you scroll down near the bottom of Jesse’s most recent email “I’m Not Proud of This” which outlines all 5 modules, if you pay careful attention to the details you can see ALL the lesson titles included in each of the 5 modules.
Based on ALL lessons included in all 5 of the modules, apparently, your course contains a lot of "fluff." Of the total of 49 lessons within the 5 Modules, 19 lessons are duplicates. So in reality, for $997, I am not getting 49 lessons, I am only getting 30 lessons. Severely diminished value. If I am spending $997 of my hard-earned money, I would expect that NOT ONE LESSON would be repeatable, let alone 19 lessons!
See this for yourself. Go to Jesse’s email today on March 28 entitled “I’m Not Proud of This” and click on ANY one of the 5 Module images within the body of the email. (See screenshot)
This will bring you to the Video #4 screen. Scroll way down near the bottom to “What’s Included in Jumpcut Academy 2.0? (After the “Introducing Jumpcut 2.0” with the blue time counter following)
Here is what I mean.
Module One: "Social Media Secrets" there are 2 duplicate lessons which are:
-Do Not F**king Procrastinate
-Roadmap to a Profitable YouTube Career
Module Two: "Launching Your Channel" there are 4 duplicate lessons which are:
-Finding your Channel Direction
-Coming up with a Magical Idea
-Equipment: What Matters and doesn't
-Making Something you Love
Module Three: "Viral Marketing Masterclass" there are 5 duplicate lessons which are:
-Traits of Virality
-The Remix Strategy
- Think Big
Module Four: "Influence Intel" there are 4 duplicate lessons which are:
- Why You Need a Hacker’s Mentality
- Set a Goal for Yourself
- Getting Your First 10,000 Subscribers
- Building Your Audience with Online Communities
Module Five: "Paid to Promote" there are 4 duplicate lessons which are:
- Priming then Pitching
- Case Study: 6 Ways to Monetize
- How to Bank on Brand Deals
- Information Product Blueprint
Even without considering the “obvious” duplicate lessons, one can also easily argue that the entire Module One “Social Media Secrets” essentially appears to be a “pep talk” with lessons titles such as “Fail Your Way to Success”, “You’re an Influencer”, and “Don’t F**cking Procrastinate.” The material contained in these lessons based on the titles is certainly something I don’t need, and would suspect many others wouldn’t need; i.e. one Google search using keywords “stop procrastination” by anyone will yield hundreds of such helpful “feel good” articles from other content writers for FREE.
But I will give you the benefit of the doubt here; perhaps others will find this inspirational “fluff” very helpful and useful. I won’t.
However even irrespective of Module One, and the Bonus Lessons (which really do not interest me) based on the “meat and potatoes” of the main course “syllabus” it is hard to deny that of the 49 lessons in total, whoever buys this course is only getting 30 lessons for their hard-earned money, since 19 lessons are duplicated. So once again, for $997 I am actually paying for 30 lessons, not 49. That amounts to only 61% of the total material we are being promised.
So if this course were priced somewhere around $499 -$599 (do the math), the course price would certainly be justified.
Until today, I was completely ready to purchase this course until I made this discovery. Note I am totally for investing in myself and my education and paying what a good course is worth, and I SERIOUSLY want to believe you guys have produced a GREAT ground-breaking course that will teach me how to make a living doing YouTube.
Unfortunately, compared to the amount of course material being promised for delivery in the “primer” videos and the expectations set by you and Kong it feels quite like I am not getting the value.
Is there an explanation for this? I would love to hear what the creators have to say.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Thanks for following up with your thoughts. We'd be happy to clarify the things you're most curious about.
First, we're actually unsure about what you mean by duplicate content. There isn't any duplicate content in terms of videos being repeated. We do have worksheets that are supplemental to certain videos, but even these aren't the exactly the same as what is said in the videos.
We also never intended to structure value of the course in terms of the number of videos. It's a bit ridiculous to do that because we can easily create one long video that had all the concepts packed together. It would be super valuable, yet it would be seen as almost worthless, with that logic. For people who haven't actually seen the course material, there's no way to properly evaluate the content using only the number of videos.
Ultimately, it's the concepts, tactics, and tools that the content provides which will be most valuable to you as a student. Since it seems like you've purchased our course after making this comment, I think you can agree with our position about where the true value of the course is.
Let us know if you have any questions or need any further clarification.