Anthony Trister has put together a pretty convincing sales video for his product (which has been around for a few years now), but in this Coffee Shop Millionaire review I’ll walk you through the product step-by-step and give you my honest feedback as to whether or not it’s worth buying. If you’re even kind of considering purchasing CSM, I advise you to read this entire review just to make sure you don’t spend money on a product that isn’t what you’re looking for.
I am not an affiliate for CSM, and this review doesn’t contain any affiliate links. I’m not hoping to make money, just hoping to help you with my honest experiences.
If you don’t want to read the entire review below, here’s the take-away message: There’s some legitimacy to this program, and the business model you’re being taught is absolutely feasible. Anthony Trister pitches it as a pretty easy thing to do, however, and it’s really not. This is far from a “get rich quick” program, and you’re ultimately left with a lot of blanks you’ll need to fill in along the way if you decide to pursue this type of business.
If you’re looking for basic framework and a simple outline of how to approach this type of business, I think you’ll probably be satisfied. But if you’re looking for a complete system that will get you from $0 to a full-time income (or even a part-time income for that matter), I wouldn’t recommend this product at all. There are better options out there, and if this is your goal then Anthony Trister’s Coffee Shop Millionaire will definitely be extremely disappointing.
Here’s the general concept of Coffee Shop Millionaire: Learn basic internet marketing, learn how to reach out to local businesses, sell them your internet marketing services, and collect your paychecks. After you get the hang of it, start outsourcing some of the work. Rinse and repeat. Is this a legitimate business model? Absolutely, and if you’re looking for the most basic foundation of getting started with a business like this then I think Coffee Shop Millionaire is probably money well spent. You’ll get the basics, and even some moderately advanced pointers.
If you’re seriously considering purchasing this product, you deserve to know the shortcomings before spending your hard-earned money.
Not Enough Information: Coffee Shop Millionaire will leave you with a fair amount of gaps in the information, so be warned that this isn’t a start-to-finish product that will get you from no knowledge to a full-blown business. It will take a lot of extra research on your own – CSM is more of a high-level overview. You’ll still need to learn a lot as you begin building the business, and you’ll need to research other business books and resources to complete the thoughts that Anthony Trister stirs up for you as you’re going through the product.
It’s Significantly More Difficult: In these lessons, Trister makes this approach sound much easier than it actually is. Learning internet marketing as it pertains to local businesses isn’t too hard at all, although it will take some time and effort. The hard part is selling your services to those businesses. Imagine yourself walking door-to-door, cold calling, or emailing businesses to sell your newly acquired internet marketing skills. Some will want references you don’t have when you’re first getting started. Many will treat you with complete disrespect because they get pitched services like this multiple times a week. If this isn’t a future you can possibly see for yourself, Coffee Shop Millionaire will not teach you how to avoid it. It’s a necessary evil, and again you’ll want to pick up additional books or training to complete the thoughts that Anthony Trister makes you begin thinking about within CSM.
Some of the Internet Marketing Training is Outdated: This is potentially the most catastrophic aspect of Coffee Shop Millionaire if you don’t know to look out for it. Imagine selling your first 2-3 clients, getting to work, and producing no results at all. They’re going to be furious, and you’re going to feel like crap. That’s what could happen if you went into CSM thinking that Anthony Trister was giving you the most up-to-date information. Just like the other three weaknesses I’ve listed above, you’ll need to self-educate using resources outside of Coffee Shop Millionaire to learn up-to-date internet marketing strategies so that you can actually do good work for your clients. The last thing you want to do is end up in court because you sold services that you weren’t capable of rendering.
If you’re looking for a start-to-finish product that will help you start generating a decent amount of income solely based on the information within the product, Coffee Shop Millionaire is not for you. You’ll feel scammed, disappointed, and be out at least $27.
If you’re looking for some inspiration when it comes to starting a company that sells digital marketing services to local businesses, are okay knowing that the information is fairly basic, and are prepared to fill in the gaps that Anthony Trister leaves by paying for books and other resources before your business is capable of generating a decent income, I think you’ll enjoy Coffee Shop Millionaire. It’s a far cry from what Anthony pitches it as on the sales page, but that’s the truth about the product: it’s a basic, introductory course.
If the product were accurately described on the sales page I could see myself giving it a higher rating, but that’s not the case. Anthony Trister pitches Coffee Shop Millionaire as a product that will get you making money by working out of a coffee shop a few hours a day, and that’s pretty far from true.
This business model will take some seriously hard work, and you’ll need a lot of initiative to get up and running. It’s a viable business model, but CSM is far from a complete guide that thoroughly explains every step and challenge you’ll encounter along the way.
If you’re buying it for the right reasons (described in detail in the review above), Coffee Shop Millionaire could prove to be a worthwhile investment. If you’re expecting the product to fulfill the promises made on the CSM sales page, you’re going to be sorely disappointed.
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