Kibo Eclipse Live - Personal Experience + Case Study
In this Kibo Eclipse review, I will explain how I managed to build and rank my own online store and how I started making my first serious profits by joining the Kibo course in 2021.
I will present my e-commerce store which I have built based on the training I took and show you my earnings. I will also tell you more about what you can expect if you join the Kibo Eclipse course.
IMPORTANT NOTE: KIBO ECLIPSE COURSE HAS ENDED. CHECK ALIDROPSHIP BELOW FOR BUILDING AN E-COMMERCE BUSINESS!
I know many of you are searching for a legit review and advice about the Kibo Eclipse eCommerce training course. I can tell you about it from my personal experience, because I took the course myself in January 2021.
I also managed to build a successful business because of the training I took. I’ll present it to you below.
I was on the same page a year ago, questioning myself if should I take a leap of faith and enroll in the training with the creators of the Kibo Eclipse.
Today, 6 months later, with more than $12.000,00 in my pocket, I can say I am more than glad I did.
The course was called The Kibo Code Quantum at that point, a year ago. But because it is in high demand, the creators, Aidan Booth and Steve Clayton have updated it with new modules and essential information for establishing a successful online eCommerce business in 2022. This year it is called The Kibo Eclipse.
So, the course is not new. It was launched a few times now, every year in January for a few years in a row. But, because the e-com is always changing, each year it is upgraded with new content and info and there are new tips and tricks for faster success.
However, the enrollment is open just for 7 days. So make sure you don’t miss it in 2022 – from January 25th to February 2nd.
My online business ventures before Kibo ...
First, I want to tell you about the basic e-com knowledge I had before I joined the Kibo training.
I knew how to build WordPress websites before, and I have successfully published a few showcase websites for my friends. I have built around ten websites on WordPress before joining Kibo. One venture was also when I tried to build a Shopify store, which did not go very well, but more about this later on.
However, I always wanted to start my own online business and head in the direction of making a passive income. I was looking into different opportunities – affiliate systems, online trading, e-commerce, etc. In the beginning, I had some basic success with affiliate products and services. There was not much earning, but I made a few sales, so the idea of making a website-based income kept me motivated. I knew it could be done.
Then I decided to focus on e-commerce.
In 2020 I connected with a friend of mine, who was more into online marketing in general, and we started working on an online store on Shopify. We wanted to sell print-on-demand shirts, hoodies, and other merch.
We have invested a huge amount of effort into building a great-looking site, creating custom graphics and even videos for Facebook marketing campaigns. We found two print-on-demand services that we would use in our venture. And then we spent around three months creating designs for our products, trying to make everything just perfect.
In between, we were struggling with the application of payment processors, and we bought all kinds of Shopify apps that we thought were necessary for our business to work. The investments just kept getting bigger.
We were caught up in the creative process, but we did not want to open the store and start marketing before it was perfect. But we never got to that point. So at one moment, we just decided to go for it and start marketing nevertheless.
Our main advertising channels were Facebook and Google ads (we had a coupon). However, we did not have much luck with it. We sold two hoodies and two t-shirts in a month. And we spent ten times the amount that we earned just for Facebook advertising and subscriptions for the Shopify platform and apps.
We tried some more, but the business never got off. So the project just faded and our co-operation broke apart.
All the effort was for nothing (in the sense of revenue). We have spent around $3000 and invested six months of our time and work. However, I learned from the experience.
Today I attribute the failure to the fact that we got into the business late. Print on demand was not a good niche anymore. It rocked two or three years earlier. However, when we got in, the market was saturated. We made a mistake in the very beginning. Also, one of our mistakes was that we quit advertising too soon before we even had a chance to start to break even.
How I have found out about the Kibo Training and why have I decided to join?
So for the next few months, I was sitting behind the computer, joining different Facebook groups about online marketing, watching dropshipping videos on YouTube, and thinking of a new venture I could start.
In a Facebook group about e-commerce, I read a few posts and comments discussing the Kibo Code training that one of the group members took and had success with his business. So I messaged him and talked to him about his experience, and he recommended it to me.
It was December 2020. I searched for the Kibo eCommerce Training Course and found out that it will re-launch in January 2021. I did not have much time to decide. The cost was high for me, so I hesitated.
Again I talked with the guy from Facebook, and he reassured me to take the course by showing me some figures he was making (around $4000 per month in total sales).
What the heck! I went in on a hunch. If you want to make big, you have to go big, I told myself, and I purchased the Kibo course just two days before closing. It came with a 30-day money-back guarantee on Clickbank (a highly reputable online marketplace), so I was sure I’d get my investment back if I didn’t find the training up to my expectations.
My main reason for enrolling in this training was that I would get all the knowledge, step-by-step procedures, free tools, tips and tricks, and personal support to build my business. All in one complete package. And actually, I had all of these expectations fulfilled. But the best thing I wasn’t counting on was the motivation I got from the course presenters, Aidan and Steve, and other participants that were on the same journey.
Kibo Eclipse Review (2022)
As I already mentioned, the Kibo training was perfect for me. I had some prior knowledge and experience, so I was afraid it would be too basic for me. But I realized it just seemed basic because the instructions were so clear.
In the end, throughout the course, I managed to get detailed instructions and procedures on how to successfully build an online store, which I would definitely not have found out by myself.
The great time and cost-saver were all the free tools (products database, suppliers, images, descriptions, etc.) and the ready-made selling platform already included in the package.
Now, the Kibo Eclipse course is constructed of different modules which lead you step-by-step through all the processes you need to master.
You will learn:
- Basics of e-commerce business.
- Dropshipping basics (+ tips and tricks that will help you long-term).
- How to find the right product(s) (+free console + database included).
- How to find trusted domestic drop shipping companies (+free console + database included).
- How to build an online store (hosting, design, copywriting, UX, cart optimization, apps and components, payment processors, invoicing, optimization, etc) (+free platform included).
- How to define and target the right audience.
- How to engage and build trust with customers.
- How to advertise and retarget visitors through social networks.
- How to tap into free traffic and SEO (no advertising needed).
- How to automate the business process.
- And much more.
You also get live support, Q&A sessions, case studies, and lots of useful tips based on experience in each module, which you won’t find online otherwise.
I was amazed by the pool of knowledge and practical advice Kibo training offered. Each segment is packed with useful info, and I learned many things. I followed the procedures step by step, and I managed to build my own successful dropshipping business (I will present you the figures I am making later on).
But first, I also want to address some of the points you might not be aware of when enrolling in the course.
Kibo Eclipse vs Self-served Dropshipping
As mentioned, Kibo Eclipse offers many advantages when compared to developing your dropshipping business by yourself.
One of such advantages is that you can use a ready-made Kibo sales platform (e-com website) for free. Renting a platform and all necessary plugins on Shopify comes to a $1.500 price range per year on the low end, but for better user experience and fancier plugins, it can go up to even $300-$500 per month. Now, Kibo offers their ready-made platform with all the necessary plugins for free for all the course members.
Even more helpful is their checked and pre-selected products database, with all the images and descriptions which you can directly import into your store. All you have to do is select the products and set your selling price.
There is no hassle with setting up the payment processors, invoicing, and customer support modules with Kibo. Almost everything is plug-and-play, and the process is pretty much automatized.
The initial investment might seem costly, but you get what you pay for – and even more in the long term. If you head in on your own, you’d probably spend the same amount of money if not even more. I mean, just having someone build you a custom made e-commerce website can easily cost $5.000 if not even more. And still, you will have to make your product research, find suppliers, drive traffic, etc., and do all the extra work on your own with no support. So the price of Kibo Eclipse, considering it is the complete out-of-the-box e-commerce solution, is not high.
So, let’s look at some of the basics of dropshipping and how Kibo can help you.
What is dropshipping?
Let’s say you’ve been thinking of opening up your own online business, but you don’t know where to start. You don’t know what you should sell, don’t have the money to invest in products, and don’t have any place to store inventory. But still, you want to make money by selling physical goods online.
With dropshipping, you can sell stuff online without the products ever being in your hands. All you need is a computer, an online store, and a basic understanding of how to market and sell online.
Here’s how it works:
First, you find what you want to sell from a supplier. Then you list that product on your website at a price you set. Next, when someone places an order for that product, your customer pays you the retail price you’ve set, and you make a profit. Then you’ll place the order with your supplier at their wholesale price and have it shipped directly to the customer.
So, let’s say you’ve found this watch on a supplier’s website for $10. You would then list it on your website for $30. When the order comes in through your website, you place your order with your supplier using your customer’s shipping information, keep the $20 profit, and have the product shipped directly to your customer. That’s it!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why wouldn’t somebody just order the watch directly from the supplier’s website?
Well, a couple of reasons:
First, it’s a very big internet, and customers may not know about the supplier to buy from them directly. Second, when people buy things, they’re not just buying products. They’re buying into the marketing, positioning, trust, brand, and lifestyle those products represent.
With dropshipping, you can focus on marketing your products, saying the right things at the right time, and providing real value to the right people. You base your work more on marketing because you’re not warehousing any inventory or dealing with most of the other challenges that come with running an eCommerce business.
How Kibo Eclipse helps you overcome the challenges of dropshipping?
A couple of big challenges that need to be considered with dropshipping are finding credible suppliers with good quality products and making sure you have visibility into your customer’s fulfillment process.
Honestly, you can find suppliers on your own. However, when you’re dropshipping completely on your own, you can end up spending a lot of time researching and negotiating with suppliers to guarantee your customers’ satisfaction.
Another option is a tool like the Kibo Eclipse sales platform, which with a few clicks, gives you access to thousands of products to sell and has dozens of other features to make your life easier – like monitoring inventory levels, automatically calculating profit margins, fulfilling and tracking orders, monitoring shipping status, measuring delivery performance, and more.
Kibo Eclipse platform gives you the advantage, which helps you partner with vetted, trustworthy suppliers of great quality products, faster shipping times, and awesome customer service with thousands of different products available for you to choose from.
Want to get started?
All you have to do is join the Kibo Eclipse training, use the Kibo sales platform, find products and start selling online.
So why do people get into dropshipping with Kibo?
- First off, it’s really fast and easy to get started, and you can dropship with incredibly low investment costs.
- You also don’t need to have an established business entity when you start, though it’s smart to have one once you grow.
- You don’t have to worry about managing inventory, packing, or tracking, which means you can focus almost exclusively on marketing, promotion, and merchandising.
- You instantly have access to thousands of products that suppliers are constantly researching to determine what’s trendy and what will sell.
- You set the retail price, so you control the margins.
- And dropshipping is easy to scale because you can hire virtual assistants as your order volume increases.
Of course, there can be some challenges with drop shipping too:
First off, because it’s really easy to get started, there’s a higher potential for competition. That is why you’ll find a lot of advice out there that recommends you to start off by finding a niche audience – like cat lovers or gamers – so you can operate with less competition.
Next, there are supplier errors. Though uncommon, it is inevitable that a supplier will mistakenly ship the wrong item to your customer. If this happens, don’t take it personally and handle the return like a professional – either order a new product from the supplier or offer a complete refund.
Also, since many dropshipping suppliers are based in China, shipping times are generally longer, turning some consumers off. E-Packet makes it easier, delivering some orders in as little as two weeks. Fortunately, with Kibo Eclipse you won’t have these problems, because they only use domestic suppliers.
Still, generally speaking, if you make your shipping times clear throughout the buying process, many visitors appreciate the clarity – especially if you’re selling an item or in a niche where delivery times are less crucial.
How to get started With Kibo Eclipse?
Here is a Kibo Eclipse quick-start guide:
- Step 1. Join the Kibo Eclipse e-commerce training program.
- Step 2. Take the training course step-by-step and follow the process of setting up your store.
- Step 3. Find products from the sales platform you’d like to sell and add them to your store.
- Step 4. Enable a payment gateway so you can start accepting money.
Once you have all that, you’ll need to create a plan for sending traffic to your store.
I won’t go into great detail about that here, but you can find a great resource for building traffic in the Kibo Eclipse training modules.
Finally, try to produce quality content for your store. From eye-catching photography to engaging product videos to great posts for your blog, your audience loves to know more about your products, how they can be used, and the story behind them.
How to build your business with Kibo store in 3 steps?
There are some steps you will need to take in order to set up your e-commerce store with Kibo. Don’t worry. Everything is explained and the process is easy and fun. So let’s head over to a quick guide:
1. Define your niche, select your products and publish your store.
- Define your general niche.
- Make a selection of the 10 most profitable and top-selling products in your niche using the Kibo console.
- Concentrate on products that have low-priced wholesale prices and have the possibility of setting high price margins (your profit).
- Create your website and select your template (using the pre-built Kibo sales platform).
- Select your domain name and build your logo.
- Activate your website and populate the content. Write some information and create the store-front.
- Import the selected products, images, and descriptions. Everything is already set in the Kibo database, so you need only a few clicks for these tasks. Just make sure to set your profit margins on selected products.
- Publish your store and make it live.
2. Drive traffic and make first sales
- Access instant traffic by using untapped and secret traffic methods provided by Kibo Eclipse training.
- Create product lists and place them in front of your customers.
- Filter the best traffic sources and focus on the best converting products.
- Use re-marketing and retargeting strategies to optimize sales.
- Use gathered data to further optimize your traffic potential
- Include other traffic sources (can be paid) and serve your winning items.
- Incorporate your best-selling products into Google shopping and Microsoft shopping lists.
- Use the hyper-targeted social media traffic that is free.
- Optimize and filter your paid traffic potential based on performance, to lower your costs and increase profit.
- Scale your business.
- Repeat the process with another niche.
Tips and tricks
Now that we’ve covered all of the things you need to get started, here are a few additional things to keep in mind:
Dropshipping is pretty easy to learn, but there is a learning curve, and you will experience challenges along the way. However, mistakes can become learning opportunities, and if you can develop resilience along the way, there are plenty of people out there finding a lot of success with dropshipping products.
While there is a significant advantage in terms of capital investment over traditional e-commerce, dropshipping isn’t free. You’ll likely have to spend money to drive traffic, market your products, and handle returns. There is no overnight success, and this isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. Dropshipping still requires you to work consistently for your store.
True, you will need to dedicate less time compared to a traditional e-commerce business, but it’s not going to succeed without your hard work. You’ll always need to invest time in improving your business.
Don’t source copyrighted items. This can happen if you search for dropshipping items on your own, without the use of Kibo. This is illegal all around the world and can cause you some serious trouble.
My advice: when you start, choose products only from the Kibo list. You’ll find the best-selling items and top-rated suppliers – a network of trusted suppliers who make it a priority to avoid copyright infringements. This way, you can rest assured that you won’t infringe any copyright laws.
If you’re completely new to dropshipping, start small with a single product or a small handful of complimentary items from a single supplier. You can always add more inventory as you become comfortable, but it’s better to start small and build than to start big and become overwhelmed.
And my final tip for once you’re feeling comfortable with dropshipping – diversify.
Many dropshippers don’t rely on a single store for their entire income stream but operate a series of stores targeting various niches to build multiple sources of income.
If you’re looking to get into dropshipping, definitely check out the Kibo Eclipse training, as it offers a complete solution, information, and tools, to get you started.
Pros and Cons of Kibo Eclipse
When aiming for establishing a long-term passive income business online, you have to be aware that it is never a one-click process.
It does not work in a way that you would simply invest money in this training, and the job would be done for you. You have to do all the work by yourself. The training just shows you the way and all the necessary steps. Missing a step can make a big difference between success and failure.
That being said, let’s take a look at the main pros and cons:
Is it worth your money?
The decisive question is: Does the product justify its cost?
And the answer is simple: If you manage to make more money than you invested in taking the course, then definitely.
Is it possible? Definitely.
My personal example is just one of many, and I am on the low end of the scale, just because I am a bit lazy. I’ll give you my example later on.
And I am far from being the only one who made money with this system. I’ll show you my figures and will transparently present my complete business model below, so you’ll be able to see what you can accomplish. If I could do it, anyone can.
During the course itself, you will be presented with many more case studies from previous trainings. Here’s a snapshot of the earnings of some of the last year’s course students:
You have to be clear that attending this course is an investment that will repay itself later on. Based on experience, it will probably take you 2-3 months before you start making your first profits.
However, later on, as you scale your business and get the hang of it, you can come to making a 5-figure or even 6-figure amount per month in some cases. And it is almost passive income, with minimum input required.
But you have to take it step-by-step, get the knowledge first, follow the procedure, and do the necessary work.
In any case, the money won’t come easy, at least at first. But remember, you are building a long-term stable business. And the Kibo Eclipse will teach you how to build it the right way.
Is it possible that it will not work for you? Yes. That is also a possibility.
If you are looking to make huge amounts of easy money without any work, I would not recommend you take this course. However, I want to emphasize, that nowadays the opportunities and systems that would allow you to make loads of cash fast by using the internet are non-existent. Those days are long gone.
For detailed insight, you can read a case study of my personal experience. I want to present the real business I made by taking the Kibo course a year ago.
And for those of you who hesitate, because you don’t believe that this is one of the best e-commerce courses, let me just give you some background on Kibo products.
History of Kibo Products
The creators of Kibo Eclipse are Aidan Booth and Steve Clayton, which we already mentioned on this page.
They successfully started their online retail offer with The Kibo Code back in 2020 and then released Kibo Code Quantum in 2021. They are now preparing to launch Kibo Eclipse in 2022.
The Kibo Code was a product that focused on regular dropshipping, where you’ll find a product that was produced in China, stored in a US warehouse, and then sent over to domestic customers after they’ve purchased. The system had its flaws and was impacted by the worldwide crises that hit us at the beginning of 2020. Nevertheless, they had many students that made enormous success with their projects.
They then went ahead and sold a spin-off, called Kibo Code Quantum, where the focus was more on marketing through Facebook Marketplace rather than on Google Shopping.
Although the principles of online retail did not change too much, they sold this Kibo Code version separately since they’ve added their proprietary shopping cart and product page software. This was an even bigger and better product, and the reported success stories from participants were just mind-blowing.
In 2022 they launched the Kibo Eclipse.
What's New in Kibo Eclipse in 2022
Now Aidan and Steve launched The Kibo Eclipse, which will again have online retail at its core, but they promise it will be a completely new system and a different approach.
Aidan Booth and Steve Clayton say that this isn’t a simple reboot or relaunch of the previous systems. They already spent close to a million dollars perfecting the software and tools that their Kibo students use to run their business.
Speaking of students, they have collected numerous success stories and social proof by students that put their trust and hard-earned money towards Aidan and Steve.
For Kibo Eclipse, the core theme will be ‘Total Domination’, as they say. In previous years they have focused on Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, but they are now teaching how to expand your reach of traffic sources and marketplaces to Walmart, Instagram, and TikTok!
And besides all that, they will again give access to a proprietary community forum, where you’ll be able to interact with other Kibo Eclipse members. There’s also a completely fresh offer and new products with tailored training modules.
The prelaunch training will start in mid-January. The official Kibo Eclipse launch will start end of January on the 25th. Then you’ll have almost two weeks to decide if you want to hop on the most promising online retail system, up until the 4th of February, when the cart and the window of opportunity to get in with all the other students will close.