I’m an avid Instagram user and found this guy called Bashar J. Katou who claims to have all the answers to your financial troubles.
This is a big problem because anyone that claims to have all the answers usually has a lot to hide and knows they’re not being 100% honest.
Personally, I tell people that I have a system that makes me 4-figures per month and if they’re interested they can check it out for themselves.
This is the complete opposite of what Bashar J. Katou does.
He apparently claims that he’s not “one of those gurus” that shows off lambos, big houses, and the luxury lifestyle.
But contradicts himself by doing the exact same thing.
It’s hard to trust people that make big promises like changing your life.
So I set out to see who this man is, what BJK is really all about, and if it’s a scam or not.
Who is Bashar J. Katou?
Bashar is an Iraqi-born man that has settled in America.
He has accumulated millions of followers combined throughout all his social platforms.
I found him on Instagram and couldn’t help but see his face everywhere.
He allegedly makes 7-figures per year from doing Amazon FBA, which in a nutshell, is buying products for low and selling high.
Before we move forward let me tell you that this is a very risky business model.
With 1/3 of people saying that they lose money when they try FBA.
So what’s the secret that Bashar has that makes his system better than anyone else?
Lets take a look.
What do You Get?
You will gain access to a training plan, an active community of like-minded people, coaches that can answer your questions, and more.
The training will teach you how to find viable products online that you can sell on Amazon for a better price.
BJK University will teach you how to spend less time researching and more time getting your products out there and on the first page of Amazon.
In comparison, 99.9% of all sales made are from the first page of Amazon, so it makes sense to get your products as close to the top as possible.
However, they’ll teach you how to automate the whole process so you don’t have to lift a single finger and still make thousands of dollars per month.
If you’re skeptical you should be, as it sounds too good to be true from the jump.
Bashar definitely does earn 7-figures selling Amazon products, as he’s found a winning formula that he sticks to.
What’s The Secret Formula?
Bashar claims that it’s better to launch many different products to see what’s giving you the most profits.
This is called A/B testing.
The motto is more products = better odds = more stability = better scalability.
To be honest this does make a lot of sense.
This is the same as FB advertising, creating lots of different ads until you find a winning product.
But BJK University doesn’t want you to rely on one winning product, they would rather you earn a couple of grand each – per month – from many different products.
That way if one or more products gets pushed down the rankings, you’re still make money from your other products.
It’s all about spreading out your risk and not putting all your eggs in one basket.
Does the Training Work and Can You Make Money?
I have no doubts that the training works and you can make money.
I believe that you can definitely use BJK University to build a sustainable Amazon FBA business, but the success rate is far too low for my liking.
I can almost guarantee that at least 90% of people that buy this system don’t make money.
Is it the systems fault, or the peoples fault?
A successful system will make most people at least some money and even their money back.
Regarding the legitimacy, yes it’s a legit system and if you work hard, you can build a successful online business.
However, the price is way too high and the training can be hard to follow. Here’s some more negatives that I found.
The Coaching Sucks
Unfortunately the coaching they provide absolutely sucks.
All your questions don’t get answered in detail, just bland, generic statements that don’t help in anyway possible.
So you’re left trying to get help from the community, who are mostly newbies and don’t know much better.
This is why I wholeheartedly believe that most people won’t make any money.
The business model has a low success rate as it is, and if you’re a newbie, that success rate is going to be even lower.
Too Much Focus On Being a Life Coach than Making Money
The coaches are more focused on trying to sort your life out rather than helping you make money.
Their excuse is that you need to have the right mindset in order to be successful in any business.
But that’s not what people signed up for.
Buyers were told they would be given a training plan that would make them money through Amazon FBA, they didn’t sign up for a therapist.
The Positive Reviews Reek of Being Fake
All of the reviews I can find online seem really fake in my opinion.
On Trustpilot the 5-star reviews are exactly the same just worded differently, which leads me to believe that it’s all the same person.
And even if they’re not fake, there’s no one saying that they’re making any money with BJK University, just statements about how it’s a good training program with a helpful community.
If people were really making money, they would be all over forums telling people how much it changed their life and all the money they’ve made.
But there’s none of that.
Way Too Pricey
When you take into consideration the generic training and bland coaching advice, it just doesn’t seem worth it to me.
They are trying to be your life coach rather than teach you how to make money.
There are systems out there for $47 per month, some with a free trial, that earn faster with less effort.
But $3800 just to get your foot in the door? With something that’s not guaranteed?
That just doesn’t fly with me.
I’ve been doing internet marketing for 5 years and there are hundreds of better opportunities for a much cheaper price tag.
Decent Training and Proven Formula
Regardless of the high price tag, there is still the fact that the methods Bashar J. Katou teaches are proven to work as that’s how he built his 7-figure empire.
As long as you go all in and you are fully dedicated to the program, it’s possible to make money.
That doesn’t mean guaranteed money, there’s still massive risk involved.
So Is BJK University a Scam or Real Opportunity?
Fortunately after doing well-needed research on this program, I’m glad to say that the training is real and big money can be made as long as you’re dedicated to the program.
However, there is a MASSIVE downside.
That is that most people won’t have the time nor money to take it further than going through the basic training.
You will be required to purchase many products beforehand so that they’re ready to be shipped once the products are sold.
This can be another hefty investment, resulting in another couple thousand dollars out of your pocket with no guarantee of making any money back.
Studies show that only 30% of people that try FBA make money.
This is risky business model that I don’t recommend for any newbie to try.
What Can You Do Instead?
I like blogging because you don’t need an inventory, no customer service, there’s no risk (other than a small monthly fee), and you get out what you put in.
If you write 50 articles, you’re pretty much guaranteed money from placing ads on your blog.
You only invest your time and energy.
Where as Amazon FBA requires time, more energy, a hefty investment (most peoples savings), too many products, and tight margins so you actually make a profit.
All in all it’s just a downright bad investment that can be a huge waste of time and money in the end.
Verdict: Legit but not recommended (Very High-Risk)