Sam Ovens’ consulting accelerator review. Personal experience. Scam or legit?
- Posted by Kenny Clarys
- On 30 January 2021
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WHO IS SAM OVENS?
WHAT IS HIS ‘CONSULTING ACCELERATOR’?
IS HE A SCAM OR LEGIT?
- This course originated from the years of practical experience of Sam Ovens.
- All knowledge has been extensively tested by him and his students and is permanently, continuously updated.
- The course is very complete and meant for a broad audience.
- All important topics are discussed, both for the starting entrepreneur as well for the very experienced businessman.
- According to our tests, one of the best courses on business, sales and mindset ever. We believe it is a very good investment!
- Very sharp-cut course with clear teaching materials. Very practical.
- The course is not only applicable for consultants but for all professional services and coaches. For Sam, the term “consulting” is a very broad concept.
- You can receive a 7day free trial with acces to the full course. (CLICK HERE: Check out the FREE 7day trial.)
- 14 days satisfaction guarantee. Not satisfied, get your money back.
- A complete course, where Sam Ovens deals with everything and provides all the tools.
- You get lifelong access to the online course which is also updated on a continuous basis where necessary.
- Lifetime support from the facebook community where you can access all your questions and where thousands of experienced entrepreneurs and various administrators help you with all your questions related to your business.
- The knowledge is proven from experience and this is not “books” knowledge
- You get one of the best sales scripts ever.
- Sam teaches you exactly how facebook and facebook ads work.
- The lessons often take a long time (2 to 3 hours) and certain parts are often repeated.
- The course is being advertised as a 6-week course, but in practice you will be working on it for longer.
- Sam Ovens offers few alternatives about building your website, organizing your funnels and email. He gives you the exact guide for one way that according to Sam is the easiest and fastest, but does not offer alternatives, while we think there are a number of alternatives.
As a musician and music producer my main occupation is in the creative sector and I noticed throughout my carreer that I am missing some essential bussiness skills. According to me it is not only being talented or skilled in what you offer that matters. But it’s having the right balance between -on the one hand – the creative part and -on the other hand- the business skills (which is the main focus of Sam Oven’s course) that is essential for a chance for succes.
This counts for artists and for all other branches. You will always notice that the ones who work hardest, having talent AND have the necessary businnes insights get the furthest.
After some life experience I realised that I was missing some bussiness insights and urgently needed to acquire the skills necessary to earn serious money.
Shortly after I had this realisation I discovered Sam Ovens and his Consulting Accelerator program. As-we-speak I am still learning the course, at week 4 lesson 6 and didn’t yet end the course fully. In the further development of the course I will be making some updates in the story.
I’m quiet sure that you will have come accross Sam Ovens on Facebook or Google ads. I hear from many people they see his adds all over the place. Propably you too and that is not a coincident.
In this article I write you my sincere experience and opinion about Sam Ovens and his ‘Consulting Accelerator’ program. I will be answering the above questions in an honest and personal way.
WHAT DOES SAM DO EXACTLY AND IS HE LEGIT?
My wife and I purchased the course together. Before bying we first did some thorough research. What do other people say about the course? What are the results of other students? Who is Sam Ovens? What does the course involve?
When we purchased the course a couple of months ago there wasn’t yet a possibility to receive a 7 day trial, so we had to rely on our intuition.
Now you can try the course free for 7 days first and you receive acces to the full course. Because of that you minimalise chances to be paying money for a course you don’t need. After this 7 days you will be able to get a clear view on what it is all about and what you can expect.
During our research we soon came accross the next testimonial page: Consulting.com/reviews where you find more than 3,400 video testimonials from students. We also found some articles where the course is described and that has prompted us to purchase the course. Untill now this has been one of the best decisions ever in our life.
SAM OVENS’ ADVERTISEMENTS
This is a selection of advertisements and marketing messages that Sam Ovens uses to promote his course:
- “Become a highly paid consultant”
- “I help people start and grow profitable consulting businesses”
- “How I Get 30-50 High Ticket Coaching And Consulting Clients Every Single Month With Predictability Down To The Dollar And Day”
- “How I started a $20,000,000 Consulting business”
All students that do the training are very enthusiastic. Until now in a few years time the course has delivered following results:
- 3,644 people who quit their job
- 455 ‘6-figures’
- 24 millionaires
I haven’t come accross no other course that has delivered this kind of results in only few years time.
A COMPLETE AND UNIQUE BUSINESS TRAINING
The Course is complete in the smallest details. The course contains the full knowledge and provides professional guidance to grow your business to a “7 figures business”. Hard to believe perhaps; but in the Facebook community where you will get acces to once you purchased the course, you can clearly see a huge number of entrepreneurs climbing up to a large revenue.
Ofcourse the results are different for everyone, ’cause everyone follows the course at his/her manner and pace. But the many succesfull students all emphasize the same: follo the exact script that Sam Ovens’ Consulting Accelerator provides, and results can not be missed.
IMPORTANT: allthough I mainly wrote about money and sales up to now (because this was mainly my personal weakness and I decided to educate myself in this), what appeals to me the most in the Consulting Accelerator is that you can grow a succesfull and profitable business by providing a service of high value to your niche/ clients. You will learn to help people to solve a problem in your personal, specific field of expertise.
YOU DON’T LEARN THIS AT SCHOOL
This course has gained me so much of essential and valuable information that my whole school and high school carreer is nothing compared to it. Being able to sell your products and services is not what you really learn at school, although in these times it is a vital skill.
ONLY FOR CONSULTANTS?
Sam Ovens calls his course ‘Consulting Accelerator’ and apparently aims for ónly consultants. Nothing could be further from the truth. For Sam, the term ‘consultants’ is actually a very broad concept.
As you can see in the slide above from his course, according to Sam Ovens the term ‘consulting’ includes just about any kind of professional service, coaching or training.
In that sense he profiles his course somewhat unclear, because the term ‘consulting’ evokes a limited and different meaning for most people. Sam also doesn’t explain this in his ads or marketing messages, so at first I thought the course would not apply to my occupations, being a music producer and musician.
People often start the course with a rather traditional idea of ’consulting’ and gradually find out the training not only to be intended for consultants, but perfectly applicable to a wide range of professional services and companies.
In this respect, this is certainly not a disadvantage, but an advantage. The knowledge from Sam Ovens’s course is practical, usable and very universal. You can apply the knowledge to your specific professional activities. Not purely as a ‘consultant’, but every independant entrepreneur, coach and company can make progress and benefit from the course.
In that respect, you’ ld say the Consulting Accelerator to be a training in the pure essence of sales and business. It’s so extensive and complete that in fact you will not need any other training. Sam Ovens handles all aspects of modern business and sales to the smallest details and has really not overlooked anything.
ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
This training program has proven itself with more than 3,400 highly positive testimonials.
However, if you are still not completely sure: Sam provides a full money-back guarantee within 14 days.
You are able to test the full program risk-free after purchase, and if you are not satisfied you can request a refund within 14 days and the entire amount will be refunded.
CONTENT OF THE COURSE
What you receive in the course:
- 6 Week training program (plus 2 extra weeks)
- Boxset with workbooks
- Access to the Facebook Community (available for all your questions)
- Weekly Q&A calls with Sam (everything is recorded and always accesible)
- Lifetime access
The course mainly consists of training videos with PowerPoint slides, images and sometimes a video fragment, with Sam Ovens always instructing clearly and in detail. Most videos are quiet long, often around 2 hours and sometimes up to 3 hours.
In addition, each lesson video has also been transcribed and are delivered in books, easy accessible for a quick search or read about it.
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
Besides the video and the text you can also listen to the audio in mp3.
For each lesson usually some reference documents are available, detailed manuals or pin-ups with quotes. Most important in my opinion are the assignments and exercises that Sam Ovens gives you during the process to get started. You better take these exercises seriously, and if you’ ld like to complete them well they can be time consuming.
The structure of the course is therefore not purely theoretical, but very action-oriented and practical as well. Sam often motivates you to start your client attraction when you feel you’re ready, even without completing the full course. In fact, you can start already after week 4 and continue the course during the further development of your company.
An example of an assignment in the first week is the search (or if you already have one: the description and further investigation) of your niche, for which you are provided with a worksheet, exercises and assignments to the step by step process of finding your niche. What is your niche and what great value can you deliver to that niche?
HOW DOES THE COURSE LOOK LIKE?
The structure of the lessons consists of 6 weeks, plus a seventh and eighth bonus week.
Every week has a theme and every week theme consists of 6 to 7 lessons (in week 5 and 6 there are a lot more).
Each theme week starts with an overview of what we will be learning in the coming week. Each lesson also starts with a brief introduction to what we will learn in this lesson.
Sam Ovens always keeps a nice overview and is as clear as possible. Where he needs to be detailed he does, but without ever making anything incomprehensible, sophisticated or complicated.
Even in the case of theory that at first sight seems difficult and advanced, he succeeds in using words and examples that a child would still understand. You are not bombarded with all sorts of difficult terms, and Sam does not speak from the height or abstract. The lessons make business accessible and understandable for everyone, and are pleasant and inspiring to listen to. He always talks out of his own proven experience after testing and having proof over and over again before spreading.
To give an example, he doesn’t explain the secrets about facebook ads being a layman who only spends $50 on ads and then thinks he understands the deal. Sam Ovens has multiple campaigns where he has spent over $1,500,000 on facebook ads. After running these ads and thoroughly analyzing the data and the results, he is able to tell what works and what doesn’t.
STRUCTURE, SUBJECTS & CONTENT
- How this program works
- Joining the community
- Course schedule
- Delivery of boxset
WEEK 1: FUNDAMENTALS AND FOUNDATIONS
- Setting your foundations
- Natural law & the equation
- The evolution of a consultant
- Taking a view on the market
- Picking your 2.0 niche
- Crafting your mvo
- Resonating your message
WEEK 2: NEW PARADIGM AND WORLD VIEW
- The dark force holding your heels
- Face off with the devil
- Duality and conflictt of men
- Seeing for the first time
- Alchemy of self
- Rolling God’s loaded dice
WEEK 3: ALCHEMY OF CLIENT CONVERSION
- The illusion of sales
- Alchemy of conversion
- Crafting your script
- Pendulum of doubt
- Igniting your flame
WEEK 4: ALCHEMY OF CLIENT ATTRACTION
- Alchemy of client attraction
- Organic attraction methods
- Payed attraction methods
- Assembling the war machine
- Planning your 30d attack
- Concering paralysis
WEEK 5: FRACTAL FACEBOOK EVOLUTION
- Fractal Facebook evolution
- Unveiling the fb algorythm
- Facebook’s book of law
- Playbook for a new epoch
- Your ad hypothesis
- Your audience hypothesis
- Tracking swans & the polaris star
- Achieving omnipresence
- Ad and audience templates
- Campaign genesis
- Governing initial conditions
- Daily workflow of the king
- Racheting up the kingdom
WEEK 6: MINIMUM VIABLE SERVICE DELIVERY
- Minimum Viable Service Delivery
- Setting client expectations
- Hiring top 1% contractors
- Project management en workflows
- Financial & cashflow mastery
- Platform growth & scale
- Marketing automation
WEEK 7: THE NEXT LEVEL
- Secrets of exponential scale
- Productizing your services
- What is Uplevel consulting?
BONUS: DIGITAL MARKETING
- What do I do if no niche
- How I got my start in consulting
- Website en dm retainers
- Education about DM products
- Hiring DM contractors
- Setting DM expectations
THE BEST SALES SCRIPT IN THE WORLD?
The sales script that Sam Ovens teaches you in detail, the how and why behind the script, is unique! According to many, this script is probably the best in the world! The sales script originated, as Sam himself says in the course, from his own thousands of hours of study and based on the very best sales books he has read. He has spent more than five years intensive work on it and you receive this method that he still uses on a silver platter. Above all you will learn the insights how it works and the psychology behind it.
Sam Ovens has completed more than 1,600 sales calls and he has perfected and iterated his script with every call, until the precise step-by-step guide it has now become. Originated from practice and constantly improved, the script is now applied by Sam and his students with an almost endless series of success stories as a result.
This sales script is a basic script that you have to adapt for your own niche and your specific services. Sam also teaches you how you should adjust this script exactly. In the Facebook group, entrepreneurs often state that this sales script alone is worth the money of the entire course. But there is even so much more in this course!
He also explains the art of advertising on Facebook: how the algorithm of Facebook works and how you can benefit from it yourself. According to Sam himself, the Consulting Accelerator offers the best Facebook ads training in the world.
About the foregoing: you will gradually see that Sam Ovens is indeed anything but modest about the content of his course, but this reflects his own efforts to offer his customers and students the very best training.
As you probably have already experienced, he is master of omnipresence on Facebook, YouTube, and Google, and he teaches you all the tricks to become that yourself.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT AND WHAT IS NOT IMPORTANT?
Sam Ovens always keeps the focus and teaches you the essential things that are important for the growth of your business, but he also tells you exactly all things that are absolutely NOT important. Things that you can cost you an enormous amount of time and energy, pitfalls where many entrepreneurs fall into.
He tells you from his own proven experience what really is not important for both starting up and growing your business. This often conflicts with what the large majority believes and where many out there will try to convince you that is important to run your business. Sam is committed to the success and focus of his students and tells you black and white where you shouldn’t be waisting your time, money and energy.
MINDSET AND WORLDVIEW
Part two of the course ‘New Paradigm & amp; Worldview “has made a strong impression on me. It is an impressive mindset training.
Do you want to grow, give more value and earn more? Then it is important that your thinking patterns change, and you as a person too.
Sam Ovens admits that he realizes that many people will not understand what a mindset training does in a sales course. Many students like to skip to the Facebook module. But experiences with earlier versions of his Consulting Accelerator showed that pupils who did not make the necessary change in mindset did not succeed, despite all the correct theoretical and practical application of his course.
This made Sam decide to provide a very complete and intense mindset training in the Consulting Accelerator 2.0. Many of his students specifically mention this part of the course and say that their success is partly due to this.
In short, it is about the identity that we have measured ourselves throughout our lives, including everything we are good at and are not good at, what we are capable of and what we do not.
The Consulting Accelerator teaches you to move away from the idea of a static, unchangeable ‘identity’, to an identity that is constantly changing and adaptable to the circumstances. He emphasizes the importance of evolution, and a nice quote from him is: “We are not ‘human beings’, but ‘human becomings’.”
Week 2 goes into detail here, is very interesting and you can easily listen to it several times.In my own life, this part of the course has already made a big difference. You really see the world in a different way, and know how to effectively change your own behavior positively.
CLIENT ATTRACTION AND CLIENT CONVERSION
How are we going to attract customers? In week 4, an entire week will be devoted to the psychology behind it. Organic attraction and paying attraction.
Week 3 is all about converting potential customers to high paying customers. The sales script that I mentioned earlier will be discussed in detail.
Ok, so for I have only written good stuff about the course and about Sam Ovens. “Tell me the minusses”, I hear you thinking.
I will be honest and tell you what I think are a few things in the course what I oppose.
6 WEEKS COURSE
The course is advertised as a 6-week course. Although the classification is structured in 6 weeks (with 2 bonus weeks, so in total 8), the course takes much longer in practice if you want to do the course well.
If you want to finish the course in 6 weeks you have to listen to a video of 2 to 3 hours almost every day. In addition, you have several, extensive assignments that take a lot of time. Some assignments took several days for me.
Although there is a story of a very motivated student who finished the course in 10 days and got his first paying client in less than 14 days.
CLICKFUNNEL & BUILDING YOUR WEBSITE
In week 4, Sam Ovens talks about building your website. He explains precisely how to do it as simple as possible. Now, I do agree with him that building a website can cost you a lot of money and can be very technical. So surely not everybody is simply able to create a website themself.
Sam has offered a solution. He says he has partnered up with clickfunnels.com. Sam advises to create an account on clickfunnels, when new and being a student of Sam, you receive a free trial. He doesn’t say more than “free trial”.
What happens next is you’ll be receiving your templates right in your clickfunnels account.
These are templates of a website that he used himself and has generated millions of dollars, so proven for the effectiveness. It than becomes very easy to adapt the pages and content with your own, that can be done in less than an hour, and I believe him.
BUT DO I REALLY NEED CLICKFUNNELS?
What he doesn’t mention is that your trial is only 14 days. However it all seems a bit strange, because he doesn’t say anything more than “I have partnered up with clickfunnels and you will have to create an account to receive your templates and you will receive a free trial.”
When I had a closer look to the pricing of clickfunnels, I was a bit disappointed to find out that after the 14 day trial, clickfunnels becomes a payd service and will charge you $97 a month! That is $1,164 a year, and that is quiet a lot of money! And that is even without having your domain and hosting which will cost you an extra $40 a year or more.
If you go to clickfunnels.com, the main thing you’ll find is “get your free trial”, but I didn’t easily find their pricing page. It was only when I had entered my email address and was almost about to start my free trial, that I found out when starting the 14 day free trial, you’ll be charged with $97 the next month. So be sure if that is what you want.
Clickfunnels and the template Sam provides are very easy and will save you massive time, no doubt! If your business is making money already, no problem there, you surely need operating costs for your taxes. So I’ld absolutely say, go for it, use clickfunnels, it’s very easy.
Oon the other side, if you are just starting and you’re not sure how much money you’ll be making in the beginning, it is not necessary to use clickfunnels and it comes with a decent price tag.
The good thing and what I do agree with Sam is that he wants everybody to be able to create a website fast and easily. He warns you clearly for the biggest pitfall, loosing your focus. Your focus should be helping your clients the best you can, grow your business and make money. Your website is a tool, not the main goal!
Because it’s true what he says, building a website can be very time consuming, and you can easily invest a year time to have a fancy website, but don’t make any money. In fact he claims that there is kind of striking phenomena. Almost all companies who make tons of money have a very simple website, with very basic layout, however most companies with a very fancy website are mostly broke and don’t make a lot of money.
See for yourself if that is true. Sam Ovens claims that these companies invest most of their time in their website and not in helping their clients the best can. And I absolutely agree with Sam here.
YOU WANT A SIMPLE LAYOUT
So the good part is you should be making an easy website with a very simple layout.
Possible, but there are alternatives. Sam doesn’t mention them and I think he should have, although I understand why. He wants an easy fix for you and he can’t explain every module or system out there. That’s just impossible, and he doesn’t want to waste too much time. He wants to focus on the most import thing, that you will be making money and grow your business. That is his biggest concern.
Anyway, I made my website with wordpress, that is open source and free. But there is wix, godaddy, and so forth as well. You’ll need a domain name and your hosting package, in my case it costs me around $40 a year for both. Further I did already purchase a one time premium wordpress theme for around $79. In fact that isn’t really necessary, you can easily start with a free wordpress theme, if you don’t mind a simple website. And that is what we want, so there you go.
But, wordpress isn’t that easy for newbies. You need to learn how to use wordpress, and you’ll need a bit of knowledge about html and css coding if you want to make some small adaptations to your website. You’ll be googling a lot to get things going and how to find out how a certain plugin works.
Luckily I studied all that in the past, so creating my new simple website with wordpress only costed me one day of time. If you are new to wordpress, and especially if new to html and css, it will be a lot more time consuming than just one day. Think more like a week.
WordPress is open source used globally as one of the most used platforms to build websites and it’s free, but you need some time to learn it. Clickfunnels comes with a precise manual and ready made templates of Sam. It’s up to you what you do.
But perhaps you already own a website which you can easily adapt to the way Sam advices, or you might know someone, a friend perhaps, who can help you out? Surely there are solutions plenty, and you do not really need clickfunnels to construct your website, use your common sense, that is my opinion.
Sam talks about the importance of a having business email address such as “email@example.com” and the importance and advantage of having the important tools for your succesful business all in one place (email, calendar and your documents).
In the course he says you will need to pay $5 a month to use Gsuite from google, he advices to start a Gsuite account. Sam says you’ll need Gsuite to receive and send business email with the gmail platform. That is really easy indeed. So that’s what I did, I started my payed Gsuite account (first14 days are free to try).
However I recently found out that you actually don’t really need a payed Gsuite account to impliment your bussines email in Gmail. You can just have a free account to do that. Your free google account has a calendar, google docs, google drive and your business email can easily be implemented in your gmail platform. You can find out how to setup your business email in Gmail in this article here: setup your business email in Gmail.
I don’t really blame Sam, because if you own a bigger company and surely in case you have some employees, Gsuite is very professional indeed and has a lot advantages. It includes multiple users, employees, give them certain acces, give them different email addresses, compare their schedule and find common available time slots for meetings, etc..
However if you are starting alone as an independant, you can easily use the free google account for now. Sam doesn’t mention that, and I think he should have.
Sam Ovens says that you also need an account with the email marketing platform: Activecampaign . You need this for your email lists and autoresponders, for your survey etc… Activecampaign is a paying service.
But there are alternatives. I use mailchimp myself and that’s free when you stay under 2000 followers. Sam only explains active campaign and says nothing about mailchimp, but I think he could have said something about that. Maybe mailchimp is a bit more complicated and activecampaign. I have no experience with that, so I do not know. In any case, if you are handy you can also use mailchimp or another platform. Sam says nothing about it.
Sam repeats a lot. He often uses a different approach or a different example and repeats it often multiple times.
I’m sure he does this on purpose, because you just need repetition and alternative ways of explanation in order to properly understand a new concept. However that is why the video lessons can be a bit time consuming. He sometimes uses like ten sentences while you could have said it using only one.
But hey, the main goal is here to learn and understand, so if repetition helps, it might be necessary. It doesn’t really bother me. Also his course is build for a broad audience, so it needs to be clear and easily understandable for a broad audience and not just for highly educated specialists.
Sam Ovens often says when you have to write your content, you’ll have to come up with your own content, your own messages or to use your own sentences.
However, writing and how to express using only words that resonate with your niche is not always easy.
Sam doesn’t give much advice regarding copywriting and doesn’t mention any other training or website how you can learn and improve that. However, he says that after some time time you will be crafting your message better and better, and by experience you will iterate and improve your message better and better. He teaches this process in great detail. According to Sam Ovens, the process of writing your very best content and finding your best message and content is a process that requires time and work.
SO this are the only minuses according to me, I had to tell you.
The Consulting Accelerator was created and crafted through the years of practical experience of Sam Ovens. All knowledge has been extensively tested by him and his students and is permanently, continuously updated.
The course is very complete and meant for a broad audience. All important topics are discussed, both for the starting entrepreneur as well as for the very experienced businessman.
According to our tests, this is one of the best courses on business, sales and mindset ever. We believe that the investment is worth every penny!
My own sales results and self-confidence as an entrepreneur have been doubled in a very short time, so obviously I am very enthusiastic about my decision to purchase the Consulting Accelerator.
Nobody can guarantee that you will actually achieve something with it. This depends solely and entirely on your own attitude, dedication and the level of action that you undertake.
But that applies to everything in life;)
If you want it, go after it! It will not come to you by itself.
Though this step-by-step guide, the Consulting Accelerator, will provide you with the very best roadmap out there!
Now it is your turn!