Welcome to my review on What Is FB Academy About.
I have a lot of experience in Facebook advertising so when I came across this program I had to do a review on it just to see if it’s legit or not.
First, let me congratulate you on taking the action to complete your own research before taking action. This step no doubt will save you a lot of money and time in the long run.
In this review, I will share with you everything you need to know about this training and the chances you have of making money with it.
Let me be clear here, building an online business as an affiliate marketer is real and is relatively easy to do providing you have the correct training program.
As I have pointed out in my bio I’ve spent a fair amount of time and money researching a lot of products to find the right one that worked best for me which I share with you in all my reviews.
Just so you know, I am not associated with FB Academy in any way. I am just sharing my honest opinion here with you so you have a better foundation on basing your decision.
Let’s dive in and determine if this training is worth your time and money…
Is FB Academy A Scam
Name: FB Academy
Owner: Anik Singal
Product: Affiliate Marketing via Facebook advertising
Before I can answer that question I think there are a few important facts to look at first.
FB Academy users advertise on Google and Facebook platforms.
Also, keep in mind you don’t know if the amount of money the owner claims to have made is true.
As well, how much he made has no relation to how much you or I can make with it.
When someone makes a claim “You will make 100 dollars a day in 3 days” only indicates to me they are not being honest with you because they can’t say how much you will make.
Keep in mind that most of the Make Money Training programs have exaggerated claims.
Anik Singal is the founder of FB Academy. His training is designed in helping you to make money by advertising on Facebook. I specify helping because again there’s no guarantee that you will make money with it.
FB Academy has been around since 2017 so it’s still a relatively new product at the time when I wrote this review. However, today FB advertising has lost its appeal to many advertisers today due to their quickness to shut your ads down especially if they are doing well. Yes, you did hear that right.
The whole training program teaches you to sell products on Facebook by writing ads. To me this is not enough of a program for anyone to make money.
Who Can Benefit From FB Academy
FB Academy is a Facebook ad copy training program that teaches you how to advertise on Facebook.
Unless you are planning on advertising on Facebook I don’t believe you will gain enough knowledge to build a successful business just with their training.
In my opinion from my experience, I believe you will have a difficult time selling anything on Facebook if it’s related to:
- Make money online
- lose weight or buy a magic pill
- anything with Bitcoin
And therefore I don’t recommend this training and especially if you’re new to affiliate marketing.
I believe those that benefit the most from Facebook advertising are those that have their own established business whether that be online or a brick-n-mortar. That is if they use it to drive more traffic by placing ads on Facebook.
FB Academy has been around since 2017. At the time of this review, it was considered to be a relatively new product but not today. If you still find it for sale today I would be surprised because it’s not a quality training product in my opinion.
When it comes to FB advertising there are a lot of better products out there but I personally would not recommend FB advertising at all.
FB changes their policy so frequently that any training should be relative to the year you are taking the training, anything else is outdated.
It is clearly stated in this training it is 2017 which may not be up to date with today’s Facebook policy. Facebook doesn’t ask questions, they just shut you down.
He claims he can easily teach anyone to advertise on Facebook. This depends on:
- what you are advertising
- how long you have been advertising on Facebook
- the amount of money you spend on advertising
Writing simple ad copy and placing it on Facebook is one thing but to make money with it, there is a whole lot more involved.
Copy His Winning Ad
According to Anik, he will give you his ad copy so you can duplicate his success:
- First, no one will give away their WINNING ad copy (would you?).
- Ad copy does die out, you will be getting his old ad copy that doesn’t pull anymore and besides, he would have given it to everyone else as well.
- You can’t copy someone else’s ad and expect it to work, it needs to be New and Yours
- Facebook doesn’t allow ad copy, they shut down all ads that show up multiple times.
He claims that he got started back in 2016 with $20 and made it all back in a week.
Yes, this could be true because back in 2016 you could have started with 20 bucks but not today:
- Not only has Facebook cracked down on all the false claims, that were used back then but also the people are becoming more educated about the amount of fraud they are exposed to.
- People are learning not to trust what they see or hear and are learning to research for more answers. There are a lot more people today fighting back by exposing fake programs by using blogs like this one.
- The competition has gone up so it costs more to advertise today on Facebook and when they shut you down you don’t get your money back.
The Affordable Price
The price of $697 is very affordable for any program to learn Facebook ad copy but…
… you will quickly learn the cost of the training is pennies compared to the cost of advertising on Facebook.
Yes, you will have to spend between 50 and 100 bucks on Facebook advertising costs… A DAY, every day.
You will need to have your own sales funnel already built or this course will be a waste of time for you.
As an example, I spent a week trying to figure out why Facebook shut one of my ads off. Finally, after a week they responded to me and said, “Sorry for the inconvenience, it was our mistake”. Sure they turned it back on again but it’s not that simple.
When Facebook turns off your working ad it KILLS it. The algorithm that Facebook uses stops working and no longer performs the same way.
There are more affordable, long term and more effective programs available but it can be difficult trying to determine which ones are legit.
I wrote a short article called “How To Know a Scam” that I would recommend for you to read to learn the signs of a scam.
You can click the above title to go read it.
FB Academy Community
They have a community to request assistance from other seasoned entrepreneurs is pretty much like many of the other programs advertising on Facebook.
The success rate of those making money is very low at 2%.
You end up with the majority of the people trying to help others and are still learning themselves.
Everyone tries their best to offer help to the best of their knowledge but you can clearly see there is a lot of frustration within the group. Most of that frustration is due to dealing with Facebook shutting them down.
Within the community you can:
- Chat in the group
- Share links for others to view your ad
- It may take some time to get a response but you usually get one
Website Platform & Hosting
They don’t have their own platform or hosting program and all the extra software has to be purchased separately, adding extra expenses to the already overpriced training.
If you don’t have a business setup or a sales funnel then you will need extra training just for that or this program is a waste of time and money.
I already covered a lot about the extra programs you will need. You can go read about them here…
Click here to learn about extra training required.
What Is FB Academy About is not considered a scam for the following reasons:
- They do offer a training program that will teach you all about Facebook advertising
- They work with you to help create your ad and place it on Facebook
- They have biweekly live webinars to attend for extra training (most have weekly)
Just because they covered all the basics of what is required to be considered legit does not prevent it from being a scam in those that spend the time and money to really find out what they truly offer.
If you decide to go ahead with this training then:
- Expect a low success rate because you’re dealing with Facebook.
- Expect a low success rate if you don’t have a landing page or any other training to go with it.
- FB Academy spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on Facebook ads, don’t expect the same results if you only spend 20 bucks a day on advertising.
He has a “No Refund Policy” – you have to pay to find out if it’s for you. I don’t like this type of training because where’s the incentive to work with you. Once they got your money they can walk away or pretend to help you as many do.
If you want to learn Facebook advertising and you’re on a budget then yes I could recommend this training. Keep in mind you are only getting Facebook training which is free to learn right from Facebook Blueprint Certification Crse.
Looking to advertise on Facebook to draw traffic to your website or to your brick-n-mortar store? Perhaps then this may be ok for you.
New To Affiliate Marketing?
Now, on the other hand, if you are new to affiliate marketing I would strongly recommend getting your feet wet on a platform other than FB like the one I have been using for the last 4 years…
Click here to check it out #1 recommended choice for anyone just starting out.
When I first got started in Affiliate Marketing I had a ton of questions which I’m sure you do too.
Put your questions in the comments below and I will be glad to answer them for you.
Please let me know if you found this review helpful, it helps me to make it better for others.
8 thoughts on “What Is FB Academy About – my review”
I do have issues with Facebook just on my personal business account, but I am getting along by reading Google articles and watching YouTube videos.
I am super aware of being taken advantage of by little known company’s. I personally buy online training from established organizations or if I do due diligence first.
I do like a one stop shop. I don’t like buying things separately. So, I don’t think FB Academy is for me.
Thanks for sharing this article on FB Academy.
Thanks for your comment Courtney, I believe 90% or more of Facebook advertisers have issues with it. It does take time to learn it well enough to keep your accounts open and to start making money with it. There were plenty of times I had to contact them on their mistakes only to get a “sorry, we made a mistake” back.
But once you learn it, it becomes a very powerful tool. Yes, I agree the one-stop-shop training can save a lot of money especially when the training is of quality with real results as in Wealthy Affiliate.
Thanks again and all the best
I haven’t dived into paid advertising on Facebook but I agree with you that dealing with Facebook is not that easy nowadays.
They got block your account very quickly even if you feel like you do everything right.
So, I personally think that one should be very careful and cautious when placing ads on Facebook.
At the same time, I have seen a lot of people are spamming and scamming with their comments and posts on Facebook and for some reason, they don’t get banned by Facebook.
This makes me think that it may work with this copy and paste ads method like it is suggested in this Anik Singal training.
Still, this is not the best way to advertise and run a business in general.
Thank you for putting this information together, I am sure there are a lot of people who will benefit from it by learning new things.
Thank you for your comment, Natalie. When you place an ad on Facebook it takes time for their algorithm to find the match. The algorithm uses words within your content to find those that are attracted to your article. At the same time, the bot is scanning your article for words, phrases even words on your photo against their policy.
In other words, your ad can be running for hours or days before it gets shut down. Once it gets shut down it’s dead even if you build it again.. this then leads to an account shut down. No, it doesn’t work with “copy n paste” because if there are too many copies of the same ad it gets flagged as well. And if they are all coming from the same server they will even block that server.
Those “copy n paste” training programs don’t work or at least not for very long. They are old copies that are 3 years old or more that worked great back then but don’t today. They’re just making money by selling them to the unaware.
Facebook can be a great place to advertise if used for the correct intentions as Facebook designed it.
All the best,
Many thanks for providing us with an extensive review of the FB academy. Which I learnt so much about after reading this review. It seems like the FB academy is not a comprehensive product for the new affiliate marketers. And to me, it seems like a ‘bity’ program where you will be taught about the ads on Facebook and with some support. There’s no money-back guarantee either and is also a very new online company that does not make me feel very confident in buying their program. I would rather go with your recommended program called Wealthy Affiliate. I checked out your review on Wealthy Affiliate and seems way more established and they definitely offer a lot more than FB. Thanks again for the awesome review and for saving me from buying it.
First, please let me thank you for leaving a wonderful comment. You are very welcome my friend and yes Wealthy Affiliate is a whole lot better training platform than FB Academy will ever be. The reason is that both are focusing on a different approach to affiliate marketing. FB Academy is all about FB advertising which costs a lot of money to advertise. Wealthy Affiliate focuses on building a legit website where your customers can come back to visit. Having a solid website to visit makes people feel more comfortable in purchasing something from you as appose to a cold ad someone sees on FB. The true value in Wealthy Affiliate is the training, support and the community where everyone is helping each other. It’s something you don’t normally get in online courses especially these days.
Yes, they are very established, they have been around for 15 yrs and has over 1.9 million members. Go take it for a ride, they have a special that not only is it free to give it a try but using the above link you will also get 59% off on your first-month purchase. By all means, give it a try and I will be on the inside to help you out.
Thanks for dropping by today Habib,
I wish you all the best.
thanks for this post on FB Academy, however…
after reading this I don’t think its for me and from the comments I don’t think its the best option for people.
I don’t think FB are the best to deal with either. However its free and would be helpful to some.
Are there any other programs you would recommend for advertising?
Great review all the same and enjoyed reading it.
Thanks for dropping by, I appreciate your comment. Facebook is not for everyone that’s fur sure especially if you are on a tight budget. The lack of support they offer along with their lack of concern to the public is something most should be aware of. They collect a lot of data including pictures and phone numbers of people. Keep in mind they also share this with other platforms including programs from China. China is known for collecting personal data on all North Americans for future use they say. Add to the fact they shut down your ads or accounts for very little or no reason at all. This not only loses your value in what you already spent your money on but can be very annoying to get it back.
One can always advertise on Youtube, Microsoft, Google and even Pinterest which are some of the most popular areas albeit they are not all social media. In the future, we will be seeing more social media platforms appearing and with much better service than Facebook. Facebook has gotten worse in the last few years and continue to display a lack of respect to their customers. The younger generation is already starting to find other social media platforms to chat on. Facebook Marketplace is their latest gig in attempting to capture more money and customers however I have to say Facebook Marketplace is even worse than the Facebook platform.
I have been advertising on FB Marketplace now for 5 months which is free by the way. Alebit it’s free to advertise it’s a hit and miss for many. Some are finding it a smashing hit in selling products and others are having a hard time with it. I know some folk that never even got a sale for the last 6 months and others are killing it making 10’s of thousands. Before you get all pumped up here, just like FB platform, Market place just shuts you down for no reason. For example if you post too many items to sell in an hour or a day they put a squeeze on your account without you even knowing it. Remember, Facebook is all about control, they want to control everything you do.
Right now one can simple advertise on Pinterest and gain a lot of exposure at no cost. When you spend a little money in Pinterest you can gain more exposure more quickly but I wouldn’t spend money on Pinterest until you have your business up and running for a good 6 months first in order to take advantage of the dollar spent.
I did ramble on there a bit but I hope you found it interesting.
Thanks again for dropping by.