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Amy Porterfield Digital Course Academy Review (2021)

Are you thinking of joining Amy Porterfield’s Digital Course Academy? You’ve come to the right place. Here I share my honest review of DCA along with how my business benefited from it!

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Thinking of joining Amy Porterfield’s Digital Course Academy?

I’m here to share my Digital Course Academy (DCA) review and honest experience with you (enrollment is open again for a limited-time!).

For those unfamiliar with Amy or DCA, it absolutely changed my life and took my business to the next level!

During my first live launch of my Six-Figure Blog Academy –after implementing the exact strategies I learned in DCA–I increased my revenue by 7.5 times and had my first ever six-figure launch! Yep–that’s $100,052 in gross revenue in two weeks by following the guidance and lessons in DCA. Bam! 

It was one of those dream moments for me, where all my hard work and lessons learned paid off.

You see, before that, I actually lost money in my previous launch after overspending on Facebook ads. I was in the red for the first time in my entire life, and honestly, I was in a bad place. I felt like a failure and considered quitting altogether.

After giving myself permission to wallow for a bit, I realized I needed to try something different and get some guidance from a mentor to teach me how to make money online with proven results. That’s when I discovered DCA. I’d been following Amy for years and knew I already loved and trusted her, so decided to take the leap of faith and enroll.

Real talk: if it weren’t for DCA, I believe I would be in a VERY different place today, struggling to make things work and feeling down on myself. Her step-by-step trainings, easy to implement strategies, and all the extra support Amy gives in the course have literally changed my entire business.

Now, I feel so confident in the value of my course, in my knowledge, in my ability to sell authentically, and I take myself more seriously as a business owner. DCA gave me the launchpad I needed to now sustainably scale my business, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

If you’re ready to learn how to create a profitable digital course in your business, keeping reading!

What is Digital Course Academy?

Let’s start at the basics.

Digital Course Academy helps online business owners and entrepreneurs turn your knowledge and know-how into a digital course that will generate consistent revenue through live and evergreen webinar launches. 

The program provides a step-by-step process for the entire course creation journey–from strategy to planning, to creation, to launching–with NO fluff and no stone left unturned!

If you’re struggling to make money online, feeling stretched too thin, and feeling uncertain of what you should be doing to create a profitable asset in your business, then DCA will teach you how to make the ultimate shift into building and launching a digital course that you can launch over and over again!

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Who is Amy Porterfield?

Amy Porterfield is hands-down the QUEEN of online course creation! You may know her from her podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy.

She has over 12 years of experience creating online courses, first for Tony Robbins (yes–THE Tony Robbins) and now for her own business.

Amy has created and launched eight digital courses to date, including the Digital Course Academy. AND she has taught 48,000 students and brought in $43 million dollars in revenue!

But even more importantly, Amy knows how to teach what works. She’s known for her patient, personable, step-by-step style that does not assume anything, and she delivers the necessities students need to achieve.

I was lucky enough to meet Amy in person and have dinner with her (it was a total fangirl moment as it was my first time meeting her after years of following her!), and since then, I’ve interviewed her for my Success with Soul podcast twice, and also attended her live Entrepreneur Experience.

I’m telling you, Amy is the real deal. She is incredibly kind, uplifting, smart, generous with her knowledge, and genuinely wants to make an impact by helping people achieve their online business dreams.

Is Digital Course Academy Worth the Investment?

Heck yes!

In my business, DCA has CHANGED EVERYTHING!

Like I shared earlier, during my first live launch of my Six-Figure Blog Academy–after implementing the strategies I learned in DCA–I increased my revenue by 7.5 times and had my first ever six-figure launch (that’s $100,052 in gross revenue!). How?

Here are just some of my biggest takeaways from DCA:

  • Amy taught me about the concept of a pre-launch runway, which grows your email list and nurtures your audience in the 60-days leading up to your launch, so that you have a warm audience who is eager to buy from you–and so you’re NOT selling to the same people over and over again (a mistake I made before, when I didn’t really grow my list in between launches).
  • I also made a ton of changes to my webinar strategy, both in what I taught on the webinar (hint: don’t overteach!), how I structured my slide deck and content, and how I followed up with people after they registered. I went from a 0-1% conversion rate last year to an 11% conversion rate in January with her strategies!
  • A HUGE part of DCA is all the stuff that’s done for you, so you don’t even have to think about it. Amy provides email swipe copy for email marketing inspiration, sales page templates with custom coding that make them so easy to design, and other plug-and-play resources.

Another INCREDIBLE part of DCA are the detailed tech trainings on things like Kajabi and Deadline Funnel and integrations like Zapier. If I had to figure all of that out on my own, it would have taken me dozens and dozens (and dozens!) of hours. The trainings literally go step-by-step on how to do everything you need to, and made things super easy on the tech front, which I know can be so intimidating!

  • Amy also teaches you how to put your course launch on evergreen, which means that you can automate your webinars so that you’re selling your courses without having to go live to your audience all the time. I went evergreen with The Six-Figure Blog Academy and consistently bring in nearly $50,000 PER MONTH since then. GAME CHANGER!!

To sum up: yes, the course cost me $1,997… but I’ll spend that any time in order to earn six-figures in two weeks and now brings in nearly $50K per month!

(Note: hopefully this goes without saying, but, you have to do the work. I didn’t make six-figures by chance or haphazardly following bits and pieces of the teachings. I went through DCA in full, implemented about 99% of it, and got the results. If you do the work and follow Amy’s advice, you WILL get results too!!)

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Eager to now get these same results for yourself, but wondering if DCA is the right fit?

Digital Course Academy serves budding online business owners as well as more seasoned entrepreneurs who are looking to scale. If you…

  • currently work full-time but have a ‘side hustle’ you wish you could turn into your only hustle…
  • OR you quit a job a few years ago to prioritize freedom, purpose and passion, and now have an established business with an email list of at least 250 engaged subscribers…
  • have a clear vision of who your customer avatar is and maybe have a blog or website and a small email list (but don’t know what to do with it to grow an online business)…
  • are burning out and desperately wants to shift your business model away from relying solely on 1:1 clients to having an income stream that isn’t tied to how many clients you can take on…
  • are clear on your ‘why’ but struggle with the ‘how’…
  • struggle with imposter syndrome and doubt yourself constantly, but are tired of falling victim to your own internal excuses and are ready to finally change the narrative and try something new…
  • have a few course ideas and a solid understanding of your audience, plus the desire to take action and make a big change…

then DCA is for you!

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What’s Included in Digital Course Academy?

As of September 2021, this was included when you enrolled in the Digital Course Academy, but as a disclaimer, please check with Amy to make sure this is up to date!

All 7 Modules ($2,997 value)

  • 7 Implementation Modules showing you literally EVERYTHING you need to do to turn your expertise into a profitable digital course that your audience truly wants.
  • A complete, step-by-step launch plan showing you how to create and deliver a high-converting webinar presentation that ethically (and authentically) enrolls dozens, if not hundreds of students, every time you deliver it.
  • The Webinar Fill-Up Formula to make sure you never deliver to an empty room again, and instead get a packed house full of perfectly-targeted, “ready to buy” prospects.
  • Next-level email marketing, sales page, and social media strategies to amplify your results and get up to 3x the enrollments. 

Plus, you’ll get these BONUSES to help you generate unstoppable momentum (and keep it!) right until your course launch:

  • Bonus 1: 10 Weeks of Live Q&A Sessions with Amy (in a Private Facebook Group): Amy will be LIVE in the private FB group Monday – Thursday for 10 weeks answering questions and troubleshooting. This is more than she’s ever offered and it’s a big deal 😉 (A $1,297 value)
  • Bonus 2: Ticket to The Entrepreneur Experience: Course Creators Edition, a 2-day virtual event in December 2021 dedicated to supporting digital course creators with the latest strategies, endless inspiration, powerhouse speakers, and access to an ambitious and supportive community of fellow go-getters. (A $297 value)
  • Bonus 3: “How to Stay Alive When Going LIVE” with Jam Gamble, a DCA exclusive LIVE training all about feeling more comfortable and confident when speaking live, inspiring the world with your ideas, and communicating more meaningfully with your audience. Overcome the mental and emotional blocks that keep online entrepreneurs frozen in a face off with the “Go Live” button. (A $297 value)
  • As an Exclusive “Pay in Full” Only Bonus, How to Use Facebook and Instagram Ads to Fill Up Your Webinars. This bonus will simplify Facebook and Instagram ads so you feel confident experimenting with this powerful platform and knowing you’re following a proven path to ROI. I’ll show you how to leverage the exact, advertising strategy I’ve used to profitably fill up my webinar room with perfectly-targeted audiences. (A $997 value)

To recap, that’s:

  • 7 modules
  • 10 week access to her private program Facebook group
  • 4x weekly Live Q&A Calls with Amy (that’s 40 calls total)!
  • Ticket to The Entrepreneur Experience: Course Creators Edition
  • “How to Stay Alive When Going Live” by Jam Gamble Live Training
  • How to Use Facebook Ads and Instagram Ads to Fill Up Your Webinars

What DCA Bonuses Do I Get Through You?

As promised, I’m gifting you even more goodies to support your DCA journey, should you choose to enroll with me. Why?

Because I believe so strongly in DCA and how creating a profitable digital course will substantially improve your business AND your life!

Disclaimer: Yes, I am an affiliate of Digital Course Academy. I genuinely believe in the results you can achieve following Digital Course Academy based on my personal experience. When you purchase via my affiliate link, you get $1,661 worth of DCA bonuses and I get a commission from Amy. Pretty win-win! 🙂 

So what bonuses will you get?

  • Workshop With Me + Amy: How to Use Your Blog to Sell Your Course ($497 value)
    • Amy will join us on a LIVE call where we’ll share how to create weekly content to grow your list, what should be free and what should be paid for as part of your course, and overall how to powerfully combine a blog and a digital course in your business.
  • DCA Afterparty! 2 Group Coaching Calls with Kate + Hot Seats ($799 value)
    • You’ve taken the plunge and joined DCA–let’s get this party started! At the end of October, Kate will help you kick-off this program on the right foot and answer all your questions about getting started with digital courses. You will get direct guidance, feedback, and answers to your questions, along with the chance to have your own personal ‘hot seat’ with Kate, plus get the replay to watch again later! In December, once you’ve worked through the content in DCA (and maybe even successfully launched your first course!), you’ll get to join Kate live again to work through whatever challenges have come up and get more answers to all your questions about digital courses, along with more ‘hot seat’ opportunities.
  • Self-Care Launch Plan + Checklist ($47 value)
    • We’re all about doing less to achieve more, and fundamentally believe in working from a place of rest, not hustle. This self-care plan includes our mindful planning printables, plus a guide to launching your course in accordance with cyclical living to maximize your efforts while staying sane and nourished! 
  • The Six-Figure Blog Academy Launch Debrief ($19 value)
    • A behind-the-scenes look and overview of all the big moving pieces and how to make them all work in sync to create a smooth launch experience that doesn’t burn you or your team out.
  • 3 Expert Masterclass Trainings on Growing Traffic + Community for Course Creators + Bloggers. ($299 value) This includes:
    • SEO Training with Liane Walker: No idea where to get started with SEO? Liane Walker from Foodie Digital breaks down how to leverage SEO to help people find your website through online search engines, plus how to update old blog posts for maximum optimation.
    • Legal Setup with Bobby Klink: What is the difference between an LLC and sole proprietorship? How do I file my taxes as a blogger? Copyright laws and taxes, oh my! Bobby is a Harvard Law Grad turned online entrepreneur—but he’s NOT your typical lawyer – and he’s answering ALL of your legal questions. 
    • How to 10x Your Publicity with Selena Soo: Selena is a publicity and marketing strategist for visionary entrepreneurs, experts, and authors who want to reach millions with their message. She’s shared this special bonus training for our students to help you increase your visibility!

There you have it–our $1,661 bonus bundle!

Finally… if you’re thinking, “Kate, I’m in! I’m ready to join DCA!” Then mark your calendars for when enrollment opens on September 21st, because I’m giving TWO more bonuses if you enroll that day ONLY worth an additional $794.

Get ready for it…

  • You get access to my course, 21 Days to Impact: How to Start Your Blog The Right Way, fo’ free if you buy in the next 48 hours! ($397 value)

And and aaaandd!

  • Guaranteed Hot Seat Spot for the First 10 Enrollees! ($397 Value), you’ll have a GUARANTEED ot seat at one of the two live coaching calls! This is the only way to guarantee that you’ll get extended time with me personally to go deep on your personal business and digital course and get all the feedback you need to move the needle!

With these additional trainings, the my DCA bonus package comes to $2,455! 🙂 But you must enroll by September 22nd at 11pm EST in order to get these extra bonuses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does Digital Course Academy Enrollment Open?

Registration for Digital Course Academy opens September 21, 2021!

How much support do we get inside Digital Course Academy?

Tons! This is one area (of many!) where Amy excels.

Not only do you get TEN full weeks of LIVE calls with Amy in the private Facebook group, but they happen FOUR times per week! That’s 40 live calls–talk about incredible support! 

Plus, the Facebook group is filled with like-minded course creators who are also completing DCA. If you have any questions at all, all you need to do is ask and you’ll usually get a response in a few hours (or less!) from someone who has been in your shoes.

What support do you get once the 10 weeks are over?

If you’re worried that you’ll lose out on support after the 10 weeks is over, you don’t need to be.

Once your initial 10 weeks in the DCA program is up, the Facebook Group will be archived and all Digital Course Academy students are moved to Amy’s other private Facebook Group, The Insider’s Club.

The Insider’s Club is made up of everyone who has done one of Amy’s courses, including past Digital Course Academy alumni. (Yes, I’m in there too!)

This means that you not only have the support of your peers, but also the support of those who are ahead of you in the course creation game. And, of course, Amy still goes live in this group once a month to answer your questions, so rest assured that you’ll have ongoing access to her after the 10 weeks.

What DCA affiliate bonus are you offering this year?

When you enroll in DCA using my special link you get $1,661 worth of bonuses as my way of saying thank you!

And if you signup before September 22nd at 11 pm EST, you also get TWO additional bonuses that are almost too good to be true.

First up, you get access to my course, 21 Days to Impact fo’ free!

PLUS If you’re one of the first 10 people to hop in and say yes, I’ll be rewarding that action-taking by giving you a GUARANTEED hot seat at one of the two live coaching calls I’m offering! See the full list of my bonuses here!

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    • Kate Kordsmeier says

      Hi, Dr. Franklin. Thanks for your question! I don’t personally know of any VAs who have taken DCA, however, that is a really great idea. I feel like anyone interested in creating a digital course would benefit from taking her course! She has so much information that is invaluable and I credit any success my blog has had to her course 🙂

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