The high ticket client guy, Douglas James is relatively active on his YouTube channel. He has just over 11,000 subscribers and posts a piece of content at least once per month. Although he certainly runs more ads than real content, his channel is then filled with videos the inevitably end as a pitch to sell you on his programs. Is he legit? Or just another fake guru trying to reach his hand in your pocket and take your last buck? Scroll down for my full Douglas James review.
Douglas James is a guru that teaches you how to run Facebook ads for small business owners so they can get more customers. He says that small businesses across the country are in desperate need of someone with this skillset and that they’re willing to pay big bucks for it. And sure, I agree. Business owners do need more customers. But Facebook ads isn’t the way to go about it. I’ll touch on this more later. For now, let’s see if we can hear from his student successes.
How about Dr. Phil’s testimonial. Oh no, not that one…some other random old guy that Douglas clearly picked to go for those clickbait clicks. Phil starts off by saying: “Douglas has been a great influence for me, I really like the way he teaches you how to put together your business model using interviews and applications and how to have that perfect script to ask the right questions so that your not wasting your time on your business and getting really qualified leads.”
Look, I’ve just gotta say that this video was extremely cringe. This old guy was stumbling over his words like someone who was just put on the spot and handed a script that had loosely written bullet points. I’m not saying that his testimonial is fake, just that it’s kinda hard to watch and not laugh. Dr. Phil didn’t even tell us how much the high ticket client guy himself helped him make. But let’s go ahead and hear from another person.
Yikes…I thought it couldn’t possibly get worse. There’s another “testimonial” from a lady named Monica and I can’t really determine what she’s talking about. Here’s what she said: “I’m so happy to be here in San Diego and I’ve been working with Douglas with our script for a ad on Facebook and he’s very good at wording and getting the exact sentence is right to reach out to even more people with our message so thank you so much for that”. Is she talking about him writing an ad to reach more people to sell into his program (which is believable) or is she a student who ordered ad copy from him because he couldn’t effectively teach her to do it herself? Either way, this testimonial leaves us with more questions than answers. It almost sounds like a puff piece consumer review that’d be posted on trust pilot. lol.
Look, ultimately I can’t say whether or not if Douglas James is the real deal or not. All I can do is make an informed decision based on his marketing. And I gotta tell ya folks, I’m not convinced. His testimonials seem weak and scripted, not to mention he has other cringey videos on his channel where he’s walking around San Diego in some weird tux like suit thing for a minute and twenty seconds in his shades trying to look cool. Couple all that with the fact that Facebook ads aren’t the move anymore because of rising ad costs and account bans. It’s just hard to keep a client as happy as he says you can. So what’s the solution?
Free traffic on Google. You see, Douglas James had two things right. Business owners need leads and they will pay you for them. Where he got it wrong is that long term, it’s hard to keep your profit margins. Imagine landing a deal with a client for $1500 a month for 50 leads. That means each lead you sell is worth $30. It takes you only $15 to acquire that lead right now, so you’re making a 50% profit. Over time though, that acquisition cost will turn to $20 then $25, then it won’t make you a profit anymore. With ranking and renting little websites, the leads come to you for free and you don’t have to worry about your account getting banned. In fact, Google can’t take your site down at all really. Unless you do something super shady, but we both know that’s not you. So what’d ya? Wanna check it out?