As you know we are big advocates of trying to help find ways for people to live their own lives – through sustainable income at home. The internet is our modern gold rush and opportunities abound. At the same time there are a lot of less than stellar programs out there. So we go through the programs, see if their legit, and give our honest review.
Low Hanging Fruit System
The Low Hanging Fruit system is actually quite a simple premise – learn how to make print on demand merchandise and then sell them on different platforms. Mugs are perhaps the product most emphasized in the system. It’s actually quite simple, find a niche, create a silly saying, and promote it. The more ridiculous at times, the better.
Rachel Rofe is the founder of Low Hanging Fruit and has figured out a way to make thousands. Her one mug last Christmas pulled in over $54,000. Of course she had promotions, a radically unique saying and some good keywords that made it happen. But still, that’s a good return on a simple mug.
The training for the system is fairly thorough. She goes over where to get your graphics, how to apply them to mugs, how to research keywords and promote them. While the Low Hanging Fruit System says it’s possible to do all these things without necessarily needing additional platforms, those few additional platforms such as keyword research tools do help.
I’d say the training is fairly decent. She does talk fast so that’s probably a little bit of a challenge. But overall it’s succinct, thorough and covers what is needed.
The Time Cost
Surprisingly this is one of the few businesses online that doesn’t need to be time intensive. Once you get the hang of it you can make mugs fairly quickly. Perhaps writing the copy is the most time intensive. But you could work 1-2 hours a week and easily build up a sizeable collection of mugs. The size of your collection really does matter. It takes a couple of hundred mugs in your repertoire to start seeing some traction, although some see sales sooner than that. But it can easily be just as much a hobby as a full-time endeavor.
Pros & Cons
- Of the online programs out there this is one is pretty cheap
- You don’t have to be a high techy to get the system, although some technical skills help
- You can work at this at your own pace and it not be a problem
- One they are up for sale, you can walk away and still get sales so it can be very residual
- Carl is the support guy and I challenge you to find ANYONE who does better
- It takes a couple of hundred design ideas before you really start seeing some sales
- To really do well on platforms such as Amazon it’s important to win the Buy Box (that’s covered in the course)
- People steal your designs and capitalize on them and leave you in the dust.
Overall it’s a decent course. It takes a good initial investment with your time but less so with your money. Can I recommend it? I actually can. But don’t think ‘get rich quick.’ Thing get sales as you build up your collection which may take a while. Perhaps even a long while.
Best yet, why don’t you take a minute and watch the video to get a sampling of the course: