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Is Awol Academy a Scam? Find out in my AWOL Academy Review

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AWOL Academy

6

Service Quality

6.5/10

Quality Support

9.0/10

Price

2.0/10

Reputation

6.5/10

Pros

  • Quality training on affiliate marketing
  • Good support
  • 14 day money back guarantee

Cons

  • It requires a LOT of money
  • Guarantee to make $10.000 in 3 months
  • Many expensive upsells

awol academy scam

 

Name: AWOL Academy

Website: https://www.awolacademy.com

Owner(s): Kameron George & Keala Kanae

Price: $99 – $9,997

Overall rank: 3 out of 5

 

AWOL Academy is described as the world’s most comprehensive internet marketing education and mentorship platform that has been around since 2015.

So, the program is relatively new and it’s hard to say how long this program will stay.

I’ve been reviewing programs for over 3 years now and have seen many programs to come and go.

I don’t really know how long AWOL will stay but for now they have some positive feedback and it looks like their business is growing.

Their main goal is to help folks build a successful online business from scratch.

They also help seasoned entrepreneurs getting even better results with their business.

These are slogans which is normal. But we need to know exactly if we can trust Awol or if they can really help us achieve our business goals online.

We need and want to know: Is Awol Academy a scam or legit program? That’s all we need to know. Let’s start our research.

 

Short review of AWOL

In short, AWOL is a new and growing community of online entrepreneurs and Kameron George & Keala Kanae are two main figures helping people like you become successful online. The program is legit but their prices are TOO high. Is it wort it? That’s really a big question I’m going to answer in this review.

 

Pros of AWOL Academy

  • Quality training on affiliate marketing
  • Good support
  • 14 day money back guarantee

 

Cons of AWOL Academy

  • It requires a LOT of money
  • Guarantee to make $10.000 in 3 months
  • Many expensive upsells

 

AWOL Academy is legit. For some reasons I can recommend it. For others I can’t because it requires a LOT of monetary investment. And there is no reason for that. You can get most of it for a much cheaper price in my recommended program. It’s FREE to try out. And I’m a member of this program too.

 

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AWOL Academy review

AWOL Academy breakdown

  • AWOL Pro Academy – $99
  • Inbox Academy – $297
  • Conversion Academy – $997
  • Traffic Academy – $997
  • Masters Academy – $3,497
  • AWOL Elite – $9,997

 

awol pro academy

 

AWOL Pro Academy

As I said, AWOL Academy has various packages that fit everyone’s budget. The first package AWOL Pro Academy will cost you $99 which is affordable for most people. This packages consists of 4 modules and 25 videos.

First module (6 videos) will teach you an affiliate marketing ( the basics), such as setting up a website, buy a domain name and set up your hosting account for your website, email account.

You will learn how to get leads and promote products. This model works very well and is not something new.

It can make you money if you follow the training and apply what you will learn.

From my experience in affiliate marketing I can tell you that you can’t expect a lot from this basic package. It covers basics only.

 

Second module (12 videos) will teach you the classic affiliate marketing model. It will show you how to set up a landing page and connect your autoresponder service to it. You do it in order to start collecting email addresses of your visitors.

Then you will be sending them emails that will be teaching them some stuff and at the same time you will be sending them some of your promotions. Some of them will probably order and you will make money from it.

From my experience I can tell you that email marketing is an important component of any online business and at the same time it’s one of the hardest things in affiliate marketing.

Not everyone can make money with email marketing. But you still need to learn it and add to your business inventory.

In order to apply this module you will need to spend more money which means you need to pay for:

  • Autoresponder service: $15-$20 per month
  • Landing page: around $50 per month
  • Tracking platform: approx. $15 per month

This all adds up: approx. $80 per month.

You will be spending this amount until you become profitable if become at all.

But I can tell you that all of this is not critical for your business. You can do alright without all this too. Later when you become profitable you can start doing email marketing too.

 

Third module ( 3 videos). This module will also show you the basics of choosing affiliate products to promote to your email list. All affiliate marketers choose products from Clickbank, Warrior Plus, JVZoo, CJ etc.

Once you’ve chosen the products you need to drive traffic to your offers to make money. How can you do that? Solo ads is the path that Kameron George & Keala Kanae show you.

Solo ads means you will be paying to another person (blog owner) who has an email list and this will allow you to send your promotions to that list.

It’s not cheap. Quality list will cost you a buck. Expect to spend approx. $270 for 500 visitors.

As you can see, it’s not cheap at all. You may be wasting your money if you buy visitors but can’t make sales through your promotional emails.

I personally never bought solo ads because it’s very expensive. But you can try it if you want.

 

Forth module ( 4 videos) will teach you how to take the most from your email campaigns.

It is possible through tracking and optimizing your campaigns. This module is of course very important for your email campaigns to make them successful.

As you can see, AWOL Pro Academy is a great option for you as a beginner in affiliate marketing.

But this program mainly focuses on paid traffic and other paid tools which is good in terms of a long term business but not so good for beginners. Because you are going to spend a lot of money monthly and you don’t actually know when you start making money.

I personally think it’s always better to start with minimum expense and then later once you’ve made some income you can invest in other paid tools.

This program is exactly what you need and I’m a member of this program too.

It provides a huge value for a much lower price and it’s beginner friendly. In fact, it teaches SEO, social marketing, video marketing, paid traffic, email marketing.

It gives you way more options and the price is affordable. NO upsells, no paid tools.

 

 

awol inbox academy

 

Inbox Academy – $297

This is an advanced course on email marketing that doesn’t guarantee any success but seriously increases chances of your success in email marketing.

All these topics are extremely important for your success in email marketing.

Sending emails to your list is not going to work if you don’t know how to convert your subscribers into loyal customers.

If you can’t convert them into loyal customers it means your are wasting your money.

Videos in this module will explain how to properly organize your email campaigns and increase chances of your emails to get opened.

  • Module 1: The Basics
  • Module 2: Email Deliverability
  • Module 3: Open Rates
  • Module 4: Click-Thru Rates

 

 

awol conversion academy

 

Conversion Academy – $997

This course is very expensive and very few people can afford it. But the training contains very valuable information. In this module you will learn:

  • Module 1: Epic Story Telling
  • Module 2: Mind Control Hacks
  • Module 3: Live Sales Formula
  • Module 4: Evergreen Sales Formula
  • Module 5: High Ticket Sales
  • Module 6: Affiliate Tracking

All these components are important and can help you understand the formula of success in a much better way. It’s not easy to convert your visitor into someone who will take action.

If you don’t know your audience or how to deal with it you are going to waste your time and even worse, your money.

Unfortunately, the price of Conversion Academy is very high and I’m sure many people will get stuck on this level and won’t be able to pay for it.

 

 

awol traffic academy

 

Traffic Academy – $997

Traffic Academy is another high ticket upsell that very few people can afford. Here is a breakdown of what you are going to learn:

  • Module 1: FB Traffic Academy
  • Module 2: YouTube Traffic Formula
  • Module 3: Instagram Traffic Formula
  • Module 4: Bing/ Yahoo Traffic
  • Module 5: CPA Traffic Formula

Unfortunately, traffic is the hardest part of any online business. Traffic means visitors. You don’t need random visitors.

You need targeted visitors and this training module will show you how to get them. Without traffic your business will die.

Some of these methods are free while others are paid. Prepare to spend a lot of money if you want a lot of traffic.

And the worst part is that a lot of traffic doesn’t always mean a lot of money in your pocket. I know it from my personal experience.

 

 

awol masters academy

 

Masters Academy – $3,497

This training module will teach you how to manage your time, money and how to choose the right strategy for your business.

All this will allow you to improve your business and achieve even better results.

But I personally think this kind of information can’t cost so much money. It’s too expensive and realistically speaking very FEW can afford it.

  • Module 1: Mindset Hacks
  • Module 2: Wealth Strategies
  • Module 3: Solopreneur to CEO

 

 

AWOL Elite – $9,997

This is their most expensive upsell. By paying this amount you will get all packages mentioned above by which I mean you will get the following:

AWOL Pro Academy Inbox Academy Conversion Academy Traffic Academy Masters Academy

Plus you will get access to their private Facebook group and forum.

You will also get weekly 2 hour long webinars and direct access to the owners of this program, i.e. Kameron George & Keala Kanae.

 

 

AWOL Academy affiliate program

You can also become an affiliate of AWOL Academy and promote their program to other people like you. In my opinion, it’s not a great idea because I explained already above that making money online is not easy.

Investing up to $10.000 in AWOL packages doesn’t guarantee you or anyone else any success.

Do you agree to promote these high ticket products to others? Promoting their basic package is ok. Any other package is a very risky investment in my opinion.

Anyway, if you decide to become an affiliate you will be paying $39.95 per month. You will earn 30% commission from any sale.

You also earn 3% from the referral of your referral. You also need to pay for Traffic Academy – $997.

Of course, they will be providing a lot of help so you can make sales.

But I really doubt they can help you with that. A friend of mine was a member of another similar, legit and very well known program called SFM.

They promised him the same and he spent $7.000. You know what happened? Read his message to me.

 

 

 

What I don’t like in AWOL Academy

Though this program is totally legit there are a few aspects I don’t like:

  • It requires a LOT of money (upsells)
  • Guarantee to make $10.000 in 3 months
  • AWOL training is geared towards making MORE money off you
  • Too much focus on paid advertising
  • You can’t try before you buy

I can’t agree with such an approach. For example, I’m a member of another legit program.

I get a lot of value from it, training, support, tools, weekly live trainings. It’s not much different from AWOL Academy.

But I pay WAY less. I pay $300 per year. Or you can pay monthly $49 per month.

It’s still WAY less than paying thousands of dollars as a member of AWOL.

 

 

Can you make money or become successful with AWOL Academy?

As I said above, that’s a big question. In fact, anyone can become successful in affiliate marketing.

I’m successful too and have been making money for 3 years now. My proof is here. When it comes to AWOL Academy the quality of the training material is good.

If you follow it you can start making money. When can you start making money is a big question.

They promise you to make $10.000 in 3 months. Should you believe them? NO! But they explain how to become eligible for this guarantee:

  • You need to be an AWOL Elite member – $9,997 investment required
  • Listen to audio daily on relevant topics (20-30 min)
  • Read daily on relevant topics (20-30 min)
  • Generate traffic and leads
  • Mastermind in AWOL Academy community daily

Should you take this guarantee for real? Believe me, I’ve seen many programs like this, such as SFM, Digital Altitude, 100k Factory and many others.

They all promise folks a lot of money in a matter of 12 weeks. And in spite of that there are many complaints from their members.

If you plan to invest money only in their basic package ($99 – Pro Academy) that can make sense.

But if you plan to invest money in all their packages then it can be a total frustration for you because there is no guarantee that you will earn all your invested money back.

A friend of mine invested $7.000 in one of such programs called SFM and made only $200 back. See the screenshot above.

That’s why I never recommend such expensive programs. It’s not for newbies. Maybe it can make sense for advanced marketers but it’s definitely NOT for newbies.

 

Final word on AWOL Academy

My final word and verdict will be as follows: AWOL Academy is definitely NOT a scam. Far from it. It’s totally legit program.

The problem with AWOL Academy is that it’s structured in such a way that in order to be successful with it you need to constantly upgrade your account.

Most people can’t afford it. Even I can’t afford it.

I’m making a solid income monthly but I ca’t invest all my income in this program that will cost me $10.000. And I don’t need it at all.

Simply because I’m a member of another program that provides almost the same value but the price is WAY lower and there are no upsells whatsoever. Everything is included in a monthly or yearly payment.

I pay $300 per year and have access to everything that platform has to offer. I don’t think investing $10.000 is a good idea. Anyway, AWOL Academy is legit. Is Awol Academy a Scam? No, it’s not a scam.

Basic package and some other packages are ok. As for other packages, such as Masters Academy, AWOL Elite they are extremely expensive and I don’t recommend them.

They say you are guaranteed to make $10,000 in the first 90 days. Don’t believe them!

Instead I urge you to ask them if they agree to refund all your money in case you don’t make $10.000 in 90 days. I’m sure they will NOT.

 

Final glance at AWOL Academy

  • Quality training on affiliate marketing
  • Good support
  • 14 day money back guarantee
  • It requires a LOT of money
  • Guarantee to make $10.000 in 3 months
  • Many expensive upsells
  • Overall rank: 3 out of 5

 

 

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  1. Derek Marshall says:

    Hi there Rufat,

    Thank you kindly for creating and sharing this in depth AWOL academy review with us all. I am very interested in learning email marketing to improve my skills in that area as I really do have to improve it. Other then the email training on this program is there any other that you do recommend?

    • Rufat says:

      It’s good that you want to learn email marketing and grow your business. Email marketing can do wonders for your business if you know how to do it. Just be careful when paying to AWOL. Some of their packages are very overpriced and you can watste your budget. Don’t believe in their promise to make $ 10000 in three months. Believe me and my experience. It has nothing to do with the reality. You won’t make this amount of money in there months. I’m just sure you won’t. But before paying to AWOL make sure to contact them and ask questions. Pay only for the module that related to email marketing only. When it comes to my personal recommmendation see the main menu on my website at the top. It says discover my #1 recommended program. Try it. It provides quality training on affiliate marketing, SEO, email marketing, social marketing, video marketing and more.

  2. Dave says:

    hello,

    Thank you for saving me big time because I was planning to join this system as soon as possible but from the look of things it seems like too much up sells for something I could get else where and even better at a lower price, so I will definitely go for your suggestion.
    Thank you once again.

    • Rufat says:

      Yes, I think you better look for some other alternatives, better than this one. I think my recommended program will be a much better option. Because it allows you to try it free which is great for anyone who is just starting out online. When it comes to AWOL you can choose only their basic package. All other packages are TOO expensive in my opinion and I can’t recommend any of them to be honest. Let me know if you have any questions and I will try to help.

  3. Martin says:

    Hello Rufat, very nice and informative article.
    At first, this seems to be an insane price for a course.
    Can you come any closer on, if this price has any kind legitimacy to ask this large amount?
    Do you, yourself have experience in the course, and have you made any money from this or will you recommend another to me?

    Thank you very much

    • Rufat says:

      The main issue with such high ticket products is that realistically speaking they are not worth it. They set such a a high price in order to make a lot of money from one single sale and allow their affiliates to earn a solid commission from one single sale. But the truth is that it’s EXTREMELY difficult to make that single sale. Most people struggle for months to make that sale and most of them end up making zero $. I know it. You can see the screenshot of the failure of a friend of mine. I think we should be very careful before investing money and it’s highly recommended to ask from other people who have a similar experience with other programs.

  4. Dr. Doug says:

    I would actually put Awol in the scam category. Why? Because those prices are a scam. Facebook just changed their algorithym so Awol’s social media package, which is priced in the thousands of dollars, is not going to work. They know this and are selling it anyway. I would call that a scam attitude toward their members. What do you think?

    • Rufat says:

      I understand and partially agree with you. But I still can’t say AWOL Academy is a scam because they provide high quality training, support, tools. It’s hard to call it a scam. It would be unfair. But when it comes to their prices they are really unfair in my opinion. Regarding Facebook I know that they have recently changed their algorithm and maybe AWOL updated this part of the training. I don’t know and can’t say anything. I don’t want to make unsupported claims.

  5. Neil says:

    I’ve looked into Awol Academy before, but nearly fell off my chair when I noticed the price!!

    While the program does provide value for building an online business, the high-ticket costs are unnecessary and unethical.

    I also dislike the fact that they “guarantee $10K in 3 months”. Making a bold claim like this is what landed Michael Force and his Digital Altitude program in hot water with the FTC.

    Kameron George and Keala Kanae are skating on very thin ice, in my opinion. It’s only a matter of time until they also draw the attention of the FTC with their overpriced program and unrealistic income claims.

    Neil

    • Rufat says:

      Thank you for the comment Neil. The are really very high and I would never recommend anyone to pay so much money for the training. Especially because I know how hard it is to make money online. Regarding their guarantee to make $10.000 in 3 months it’s a total BS. I know some other high ticket programs with similar claims and their members ended up making zero bucks. I know about Digital Altitude and their site had been shut down. Of course, the same can happen to AWOL Academy. Future will show.

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