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Is Amy Porterfield’s Digital Course Academy worth the investment? 

September 24, 2021

A financial coach’s perspective

Hi there! I’m Jamie Trull, CPA, and Financial Literacy Coach, and today I want to talk about a topic that’s been frequently asked by my clients: Is Amy Porterfield’s Digital Course Academy worth the investment?

As someone who took the course in 2019 and built a successful online course business, I’m here to share my perspective.

From CPA to Online Course Creator: My Experience with Digital Course Academy

Are you tired of trading your precious time for money? Are you feeling burnt out and unsure of how to scale your business for greater impact? The Digital Course Academy (DCA) may be the perfect solution for you. This was certainly the case for me as a mom and former corporate employee who was struggling to keep up with the demands of running her own business while also raising two young children. I was hesitant to invest in DCA due to the cost and time commitment but ultimately realized that she couldn’t continue on her current path and needed to make a change. Despite the fear of the unknown, I took the leap and found that DCA was a game-changer for not just my business but my entire life. So, is DCA the right investment for everyone? Let’s explore that further.

Defining “Worth It”: Is DCA an Investment for Your Business Goals?

First and foremost, let’s define what “worth it” means in this context. Many people want to know if DCA is an investment that can generate more money or time down the road. From my personal experience, I can confidently say that it is absolutely worth it. However, there are a few caveats that you need to be aware of.

Before investing in DCA, you need to ask yourself if this is the right path for you. Are you tired of trading dollars for hours and want something more scalable? Do you want to make a greater impact on your business? If you answered yes, then DCA might be the right choice for you.

But, keep in mind that investing in DCA may not be suitable for everyone. It takes a significant amount of time and money to complete the program, and it’s not a panacea for someone who isn’t willing to do the work. You need to commit to following the blueprint and doing the heavy lifting required to succeed.

The Pros and Cons of Investing in DCA: A Financial Coach’s Analysis

As a financial coach, I encourage you to make a financially responsible decision before signing up for DCA. If you’re worried about finding the time to invest in the program or not being able to put what you’ve learned into practice, then you need to decide if it’s the right investment for you.

The Learning Curve and Heavy Lifting: What It Takes to Succeed with DCA

Overall, DCA is an investment that can pay off if you’re willing to put in the effort. I have seen it pay off time and time again for myself and my peers. It gave me the flexibility to work on my own terms and take control of my life. So, if you’re ready to take the leap and commit to building a successful online course business, then DCA might be the right choice for you.

Next Steps 

Watch my full video below on helping you decide if DCA is an investment or an expense for you and your business. Want to bounce some course ideas off me? Email [email protected] so we can chat and I can personally answer any questions you have about DCA so you can make an informed decision. 

If you do decide that DCA is for you and you want access to my Bonus offers, plus DCA, PLUS all of Amy Porterfiled’s Bonus offers then be sure to join my waitlist to learn when enrollment opens plus what my new bonus offers will be at jamietrull.com/dca.

Check out all my resources for course creators here.

Read my 2022 Review of Amy Porterfield’s Digital Course Academy here.

Video Transcript: Is Digital Course Academy Worth It

Please excuse any grammatical and spelling errors below as this is a transcript of the video and has not been fully edited.

Hi there. I’m Jamie Trull, CPA, and Financial Literacy Coach, but today I’m gonna be talking about something a little bit different than normal. We’re not talking numbers today. Today I wanted to talk about Amy Porterfield’s Digital Course Academy, and specifically, whether or not it is quote-unquote worth it. That’s the question that I continue to get from people asking me about my experience in DCA, which I did take in 2019.

Is Digital Course Academy Worth it?

So people ask me all the time, is it worth it? Is it worth it? Is it worth it? Now, the first thing I wanna start with when I talk about whether it’s worth it is what people probably mean there is, is it gonna be something that really works? Is it really going to generate more money in the future, right? Is it something that is going to help me build the business that I want to build? Now, I can tell you as someone who has taken the course and has built a business that I wanted to build that, yes, it can absolutely be worth it, but I have a few caveats for you that I just wanna make sure that you stay aware of.

Is DCA an Investment for Your Business Goals?

Now remember, I am a financial person, and so I like to deal with numbers. So when we’re talking about whether or not it’s worth it, what we’re usually asking really is, is it an investment? Is my investment going to pay off? The definition of an investment is something that you maybe put time or money into now, right?

A time investment or a monetary investment into now that will generate you more money or maybe more time down the road. And I will tell you from experience that for me, Digital Course Academy was an amazing investment. Both the money and the time that I spent going through the course, right, really yielded a completely different life for me. So I’m just gonna give you a little bit of a background for where I have been so that you know this is coming from a place of a person who has probably been where you’re sitting.

Are you still trading dollars for hours?

Now, if you’re sitting there trading dollars for hours, you feel like you’re running on a hamster wheel, you want something that is more scalable for your business, and you wanna be able to make a greater impact. If that’s you, then this is probably a fantastic path for you. I know this because that was me before I took DCA in 2019.

For me it was kind of feeling like, how am I gonna do all of this? I left the corporate world so that I could have a different type of life, and then I recreated it in my own business, and I was tired, and I was a mom with two young kids, and I just didn’t know how I was going to continue at the rate that I was going.

Something had to give. And I kept telling myself, I don’t think I can do DCA, because number one, I felt like at the time anyway, it was expensive. Now I’m gonna talk about that here in a minute. I felt like it was expensive, and I also felt like, oh, am I even gonna have the time to invest in this?

Am I gonna have the time to invest in this? I’m so busy already. And I realized that because I was so busy already, that was the reason that I needed to invest in creating an online course. So then I finally realized, okay, no, this is why I can’t continue like this. I don’t want this to be my life a year from now.

Amy Porterfield’s DCA

I need to do something different. So I took the leap into Digital Course Academy, and it felt scary because you don’t know at the time that you put down that credit card or debit card, you don’t know what’s on the other side. And so sometimes that fear of the unknown stops us in our tracks. Now, is it an investment for everyone?

The Learning Curve and Heavy Lifting

No. No. Truthfully no. Because what makes something an investment, right? The whole blueprint is there for you to be able to be successful. I know because I took it at 10x my business income with Digital Course Academy as my guide. I used it to a T, I followed every rule in it, and I built my business off of it, and it brought me so much more flexibility. But that was up to me. I was the one who had to use it. I was the one who had to do the work. It wasn’t gonna get done for me. So it’s not a panacea for somebody who wants, you know, someone else to do the work or isn’t ready to do the heavy lifting.

What it Takes to Success with DCA

It takes work. There is a learning curve. You have to commit to being able to do it. Now, that can be a whatever timeline doesn’t have to be a short timeline. You can take however long you want, but as long as you commit to actually putting it into practice and doing the work, I believe that it will pay off as an investment.

And I say that not just because of what happened to me, but to so many other people that I went through the program with and became friends with, and watched grow as well. I’ve seen it pay off time and time and time again for people. I want you to make a financially responsible decision though, right? If you’re worried, if you’re gonna actually be able to put it into practice, if you’re worried about finding the time, if you’re worried about really following through, if you’re worried, you’re just gonna stop midway, right?

Making a Financially Responsible Decision: Factors to Consider Before Signing Up for DCA

Either decide you’re not going to do that. Commit to finishing the program and launching or decide it’s not right for you. But I want you to know that the decision on whether it’s an investment is up to you.

You’re the one who makes it an investment. But yes, it is absolutely worth it from the fact that Amy gives you the whole blueprint. I’m a person that’s really scrappy. I really have trouble investing in myself and my business because I like to be financially responsible. And so when I don’t know if there’s gonna be a return on something, I tend to be a little worried about it.

But if I continue to do that, I realized if I continue to hold tight, I wasn’t gonna be able to see the dividends and the growth that I wanted to have in my business. At some point, you have to invest in order to grow a business, in order to grow a life that you want to have. And to me, this was the best investment bar none that I made in my business, the best one. Why? Because it gives you the step-by-step. I didn’t have to waste time trying to get scrappy, which typically is my thing, right? I, I will get scrappy, I will listen, take in all the free information and try to piece it all together and do it myself.

Key WINS from Digital Course Academy that Made it Worth It

But the truth of the matter is, when you have it all laid out, the amount of time and effort I saved, and also trial and error, right? If you don’t have a blueprint, what that means is you’re gonna be piecing things together and you’re gonna do trial and error, and that means you’re gonna waste time and probably money. So why not have a blueprint that will teach you how to do it?

Even just the tech library alone. So DCA has so many modules that cover all the things from creating to selling your course, but there’s also a tech library. I am not a techy person at all. That’s what I was so worried about. It is hilarious to people who know me that I have an online business that is not something I ever thought that I would have. But there are tech tutorials for everything in there. There are resources for everything in there so that you can find what you need in order to be successful. So is it worth it? Yes. If you make it worth it, if you make it worth it, it’s worth it.

Bonuses You Get When You Enroll With My Affiliate Link

So I want you to go to jamietrull.com/dca to see all the different bonuses that I am offering.

Now, depending on when you’re watching this, DCA may be open, but it may not be. But if I am offering bonuses at this time, you will see them here.

I want to make sure that you find everything that I have to offer. So here, you’re gonna see lots of information about why I love DCA. Of course, you’re gonna see some information, some happy hours from Amy and I, Amy, who it was my mentor for a long time, and now has become a friend. And then you’re also going to see a lot of the bonuses that I offer. So for this current launch, I meant, now these have, these are subject to change in future launches. So make sure to check jamietrull.com/dca to find the current bonuses.

Bonus One

But we are offering profit planning for your course launch. So this is, if you’re worried about the investment, remember, it’s all about profit. I want you to be profitable, including paying back the cost of this course. So that was something I was able to do in my first pre-launch. I paid back the cost of the course plus a lot more to be able to use to invest into my next launch.

So I’m gonna teach you how to make sure to have a profitable first launch because that’s what I want from you. So you’re gonna get a whole training and a whole worksheet pack. These are plug-and-play worksheets to help you figure out your ad spend. If you plan to do ads, you don’t have to to help you figure out what your other costs and budget should be in your course launch, and to help you figure out profitability on the back end. So I walk you through all the training videos you need and all the worksheets that you need to be able to implement in your course business. So that is the very first, the very first bonus that we are offering worth $400.

Bonus Two

Then I want to show you this, grow your audience guide. I grew a Facebook group from zero to 37,000 people in just around two years. Now, a lot of that happened during one time period of six months when I grew up by about 20,000 people. So if you wanna use a Facebook group to leverage to be able to impact more people and make sales in your course right, then this guide is right for you.

I’m gonna give you all my secrets to how I grew my Facebook group from zero to 37,000. That’s as of today. I don’t even know what it is when you’re watching this video. So check that out. That’s a value of $250 for that guide.

Bonus Three

Then we’re gonna have some beautifully branded stack photos. So what do, what does this mean exactly?

If you’ve seen things that look like this maybe in Facebook ads and things like that, and you’re like, how do people do that? They’re templates that you’ll be able to get in Canva as well as training by my friend Liza Hippler on how to use all of this and make your launch look pro, right? You will look like a pro straight out of the gate and give people so much confidence to be able to buy from you.

That was something that was hard for me as a numbers person. The design element and all of that were not my forte. So that was something I wish that I had had when I took DCA the first time.

Bonus Four

And then this is my favorite one, the accountability, and community happy hours with me. So we get together a couple of times throughout the timeframe that you’re doing Digital Course Academy, and we’ll get together on Zoom. We’ll talk about all things courses. I’ll hear about your course ideas. We’ll toast all the things. Maybe we’ll talk a little bit about The Bachelorette. I don’t know whatever you wanna talk about, but I am there with you this entire time because I do believe in the power of community and accountability as we go through this process.

So that is bonus number four. And sometimes I have some extra bonuses thrown in. So make sure you check out jamietrull.com/dca to see what the current offers are. There’s me giving cheers to my husband.

Why Amy Porterfield’s Digital Academy is Worth it

So all that is to say, if you’re thinking about Digital Course Academy, I highly recommend it. I believe that it absolutely is worth the money If you commit to putting the work in and utilizing all the amazing resources that come with it.

  • It is step-by-step.
  • It cuts out all the noise.
  • It keeps you from spending hours and hours and hours spinning your wheels and trying to connect information and put things together yourself.
  • It is all there in a proven roadmap, and I can tell you it’s a proven roadmap because it worked for me, and it’s there for your disposal.

So personally, I am a really big fan, and again, if you wanna go through with me and join my bonus experience for free, it costs you nothing extra to join my bonus experience, jamietrull.com/dca, get my bonuses and Amy’s program and Amy’s bonuses, and I think you will be set. So I hope to see you again. Let me know if you have any questions.

If you are wondering about DCA or wanna know if it’s right for you, please email me at [email protected]. I’d love to answer any of your questions about the program if you wanna even bounce your idea for a course off me. I would love, love, love to hear from you and help you make an informed decision. I hope to talk to you soon.

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