In this post, I’ll be exposing Alex Ryan and his Import / Export Course. I’ve written this for Australians who are researching his importing & Amazon training programs.
I created this blog many years ago and share my thoughts on opinions. I’ve spent now $40,000+ on wealth creation seminars and events. I’ve made a 5x return on my investment. These things work, but only if you work hard too with the knowledge you have. Otherwise you’ll get nowhere.
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Today I have 2 successful eCommerce businesses. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it. I’m well on track for the 7 figures annually, with realistic expectations for the journey ahead.
My thoughts on Alex Ryan
I genuinely believe Alex is one of the best teachers for importing in Australia. You won’t find me on his Testimonials page, but from the BS I’ve seen over the years, he does come through with some good authenticity.
He’s been importing for over a decade, and has sold thousands of products online. Plus – he’s also knowledge when it comes to offline importing. Like many, he’s become a teacher, since it’s easier to teach importing, than the actual process of running an offline importing business. But you have to go through those hard-yards first.
Alex has my tick of approval for the following reasons:
- He’s got a small YouTube channel and shares some good content
- His website is quite professional and better than competitors
- Alex has been featured in major mainstream media outlets
- His methods are a cross between importing, eBay & Amazon
Of course, there’s some negatives but I’ll provide those insights within the review on his workshops and courses.
Importing / Exporting Coaching Review
Here’s what you’re probably after today – the insights as to whether Alex Ryan’s training is any good, especially for Amazon sellers.
Alex started as an importer and eBay seller years
There isn’t so much a course, but a coaching element as well. It’s not cheap, but a good way to fast-track your results. Alex Ryan is an ideal choice if you want
The truth is, whatever these Amazon teachers in Australia provide, can all be found online for FREE. It’s just very hard to find this information laid out in the open, structured and updated. This is why courses are available to purchase, as there are thousands of hours of experience outlined by these teachers.
So you’re really saving yourself a lot of time and frustration by investing in this knowledge. Again – 5x return on my investment, and I’m working towards 10x.
Upsides of Alex Ryan
It’s always good to share the good and the bad in a review. I want people to have the right insights, so they can make the right decision to move forward. Alex Ryan’s importing program is no exception.
Things I like include:
- Alex has been teaching importing (not Amazon) for the last 10 years
- Students can go with Alex to China’s Canton Fair for the experience
- You’ll get some basic help with Alex’s team to find the right product
- It’s not just Amazon, or eBay, or Amazon, but all 3 combined in 1
- Alex is a great presenter, and it’s clear that he does have experience
- You’ll be able to learn a bit for FREE from Alex’s YouTube channel
- The Import Export Blueprint is only $47 and a helpful to get started
- Cheaper than Matt Buchel, Brendan Elias and Aus Importing Club
- Alex will work with you to get 5x your money back (That’s incredible!)
- It’s a smaller, close-knit community that some other competitors
- The training does cover each aspect of the importing process
- Reputation standards as featured in mainstream media publications
- Alex simply speaks less BS than most other importing teachers
- This is one teacher making more from importing than selling courses
- The 200+ episode podcast has info specifically on Australian importing
So on the surface, Alex does appear to be an excellent teacher.
Downsides of Alex Ryan
Look, there are a few downsides but not many to be honest.
Things I didn’t like include:
- Alex doesn’t run live events often, with a focus towards online delivery
It’s mostly fake (stock-photography) images on his siteAlex has updated his site massively since this review was first done
- You’ll get a 10-day money-back guarantee, but any deposits aren’t refundable
- Started teaching 10 years ago, but started his Facebook page on 1/09/2019?!
Very minimal social media following across all platforms (just starting out)Since updated with lots of content (Phew!).
- Ideally suited for the younger Australian generation under the age of 45
- Really focused on just importing, rather than exporting from Australia
- The book title says ‘…and make a fortune‘ suggesting a get rich quick scheme?
I do still feel Alex is a great guy. I always share negatives, and no one is immune. This way course creators can use this list to improve their courses and it seems Alex has taken this in his stride. Most importantly, the prospective students such as yourself can weigh up the options.
I’ve never rated a course or teacher at 5 stars, and doubt I ever will. Everyone has room for improvement.
Alex is also connected with Jack Parrotta (Amz Seller Excellence) and so the two of them, whilst sort of competitors is still starting out on their teaching journey. Personally, I would prefer to be in an already established course and community, instead of learning from someone fresh to the teaching world, although Alex’s course certainly is more affordable.
Making a semi-passive income online
I’ve achieved in my early 30’s what would take the average property investor 20 to 30 years to achieve. In fact, it would take 2 million dollars of property completely paid off to get my results. Plus – I have equity to sell if I choose to, as I’m focused on building real businesses as well as generating cash-flow.
Fact: This is where I started, and today enjoy a very good income from selling on Amazon. As I outlined at the start, it wasn’t easy. But it wasn’t so hard either. I just stay committed to the process. I never sugar-coat the process, I’m simply rewarded publicly for the ground-work I do privately.
It’s easy to start an Amazon business. It’s easy to buy a course on how to sell on Amazon. People who ‘sit on the fence’ when looking at an Amazon course really make me laugh.
The true test is actually building an Amazon business – that’s where the challenge lays. Expect to do 200 different things and jump through some hoops to make it happen.
I’m continuing to expand my digital empire, with full plans to be 100% retired by age 40. Even by age
I don’t write this at all to impress you – I don’t have a fancy car and you won’t find me much on social media. I simply wish to inspire you to set achievable goals, so you too will know where you’re heading.
Alex Ryan does have a great course on Amazon, importing and eBay. He’s more in-depth on importing as opposed to Amazon teaching, but that aspect is improving too. I love that it’s a wider approach than just one marketplace.
The main question people have in their mind is whether attending his conference is a good idea. Yes – I would recommend that you attend Alex’s live conference near you in the near future. This way you can make your own conclusive decision.
Certainly, in my opinion, there are better options for Australians looking to learn how to sell on Amazon. These all have a greater community focus. See the TOP 3 Amazon courses for Australians here where Alex recently took the 3rd spot throne from Brendan Elias.
This review is still a work in progress. I did previously had to rank Import Export Coaching a little lower in this review than I hoped to but was recently able to update some things. The power of a blogger. ✌️
Alex is still young, and it’s clearly playing the long game with his Amazon education business. I can see him going places here. It’s therefore assumed that more of these quite mild negatives outlined can be wiped off the board over time, and the content/testimonials will improve. Certainly, his positives far outweigh the negatives.
At this stage, Alex still offers the most affordable and reasonably complete Amazon training in Australia in a more intimate setting. I would certainly recommend students to head along to his workshops and live events.
Should you have any comments or questions, then please outline them below. The more technical questions should go to Alex Ryan himself. I also welcome you to use the FREE resources provided right here on my website without the need to jump on yet another email marketing list.
And remember – this Amazon game is a lot (and I mean a lot) of work over several years. You’ll need a decent amount of capital required to see the big sales numbers.
Alex Ryan Rated
Summary of Alex Ryan
I’ve rated Alex Ryan for beginners looking to learn importing and selling on Amazon. Whilst there are some better options out there, his intimate workshop approach allows you to actually engage personally with the teacher, unlike many of the rest. Best part: His pricing (at least for the base package) is very affordable.