- Name – Tecademics
- Founder – Chris Record
- Legit – Yes
- Recommended – Maybe
- Rating – 65/100
Today I will be reviewing Tecademics, Tecademics is an online college that provides training for eCommerce and internet marketing.
I have a free membership with Tecademics and so I hope to bring an insiders perspective in this review.
Tecademics was heavily promoted by some of the biggest names in the digital MLM space, it opened to a huge fanfare and with its lucrative compensation plan, sadly all the big MLM gurus jumped on the bandwagon.
Why do I say ‘sadly’? because all these MLM gurus have massive email lists to which they are constantly promoting get rich quick schemes. Many of their customers will jump onto the next business opportunity despite not being successful in the previous one.
However,Tecademics has gone through some major changes,it no longer has an MLM structure (good) and as far as I can tell,it longer runs an affiliate programme.
Its courses have also undergone a major review and been restructured.
The biggest change of all was the departure of Chris Record,now Chris was one of the reasons I had high hopes for this company but now that he has left I am not as optimistic.
The reason for his departure was disagreements on the direction of Tecademics.
However,I do have an open mind and will follow its progress and see what direction they now take.
Back to my review of Tecademics
The brains behind Tecademics is Chris Record, he is a very successful internet marketer and has been hugely successful in the MLM industry. He was one of the top earners in the now infamous empower network and was also involved with Amway.
He has released some good digital products like Dark post profits which has received good reviews. He is the owner of a membership software called smartmember, this membership tool has a variety of features including the ability to create landing pages, having your own autoresponder, create directory listings etc.
Chris Record seems like a stand-up guy and really wants to help people but it seems like those few who have success with MLM can’t resist either joining multiple other MLM ventures or opening one up themselves.
If you follow him on Facebook, you will see he is very energetic and always providing advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.
However,It doesn’t help Tecademics that they have teamed up with a shady character named Jim Piccolo, just google his name and you’ll know what I mean.
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What is Tecademics?
Tecademics is a so called internet marketing college (that was its actual first name), its primary objective is to teach internet marketing, how to make money online and especially focusing eCommerce and affiliate marketing.
Where did the name Tecademics come from? Well, I’ve read it’s supposed to be an amalgamation of the words technology and academia so that it represents both worlds.
The claim is that they will be bringing in the minds of the best internet entrepreneurs along with College educated professors to teach people how to become successful internet marketers. The students or members will learn the most up to date tactics in internet marketing and the skills required to build an online business.
When I first wrote this review of Tecademics,they had four membership levels,one was free with lots of video tutorials about affiliate marketing and three other membership levels,they were;
Entrepreneurs Club -$100pm
Impact Series – 12-month program -$2000 one time fee
Masters Series – 2-year course at their Arizona facility costing $10000
There was also something called the eComincubator, a 12-month programme where students would have had to shell out $25,000 to spend a whole year at Tecademics Arizona facility and learn how to open and run an eCommerce store.
In my view, all the courses were overhyped and priced way above what they were really worth.
So I think it’s a good thing they have abandoned them.
They now offer 16 “paths” to success,each path is broken into 3 courses. They are called Foundational Course,Core course and Tactical course.
There are two additional courses,one is called Sprint course,this is like a condensed version of the first three courses and the other is an Optional course.
The 16 paths to success are as follows;
- Agency Start-Up
- Digital Asset Brokering
- Digital Marketing For Entrepreneurs
- Drone Pilot (That surprised me!!)
- Ecom Foundations
- Ecom Management
- Ecom Mastery
- Email Marketing
- Facebook Ad Specialist
- Lead Generation
- Online Video Marketing Specialist
- Print On Demand
- SEO Strategist
- Social Media Ad Specialist
- Social Media Manager
As I mentioned,all these paths are broken into 3 courses,to give you an idea of what I mean,below are the courses that relate to the SEO Strategist path.
I have to say that they look to have produced a comprehensive curriculum for each subject and it is an improvement to what they offered before.
For the moment they seem to have discontinued their online learning platform as most of the courses will be taught at their Arizona facility.
This could change in the future,however, for now, it seems only those living in the US can enrol in their courses.
Also, the cost of each course is not publicly available,if you are interested you will have to chat with one of their student advisors.
They offer two tuition packages;
Monetise is a 6-week programme at their Arizona facility consisting of 30 courses,that will show people who to build,grow and scale a digital business.
The Accelerate tuition package lets you choose 10 of the 30 courses,which you take over a 10-day period at their campus.
The difference between the two other than the number of courses and the time it takes is that with the Monetise tuition package you will learn every aspect of digital marketing.
With Accelerate,you only concentrate on a specific area of digital marketing.
Tecademics Affiliate Programme
The Tecademics affiliate programme seems to be have been discontinued, it used to have a multi-tier affiliate programme similar to that of how an MLM company structures their compensation plan.
However, abandoning this seems to be part of their restructuring under this new management.
I could be wrong,they may still have an affiliate programme, but the information is not publicly available on their website.
Is Tecademics a scam? No, it’s a company that provides learning opportunities for internet marketers and eCommerce store owners.
They have a free membership should you wish to give them a try,however, to get any true value from this programme you will have to upgrade to one of their courses.
They don’t have an online programme anymore and all of their classes take place at their Arizona campus. So,if you live outside of the US,I really wouldn’t recommend this.
If you live in the US,it could be worth a shot,however the cost of the courses is not available on their site, so do your due diligence before enrolling.
Chris Record leaving was a disapointment,as I believed he was one of the driving forces behind Tecademics initial success. However, they have abandoned the MLM business model and their curriculum looks to be more comprehensive,which is a plus.
There are better alternatives, if you want to learn internet marketing, I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate. They have been in business for over 10 years and have overseen countless success stories. They are dedicated to their members and never promise them get rich quick schemes and are constantly improving the platform to make starting an online business as easy as possible.You can read my personal review of them here.
If you want to learn eCommerce, I suggest you try Store Coach, they have been in the eCommerce business for over a decade and have successfully built and sold stores for well over 6 figures. You can read my review of them here. They also have an in-depth free membership.
Remember, you don’t have to pay ridiculous sums of money to become a successful online entrepreneur, just the right training, and motivation.
Are you a member of Tecademics? what do you think of my review? Would love to hear your thoughts if you agree or disagree with my assessment.