It’s very rare that I write an in-depth review of a product or service, but today, I’m making an exception to review Build Your Empire University.

I’ll pre-frame and say, this is quite long, but will give you all the information you need to make a decision on whether this is for you.

This program claims to show people how to start a successful online career in less than 30 days without a social media following, any technical skills or any previous experience. That’s a pretty big statement.

BYEU is an online education platform, and it’s broken down into a few different stages that I’ll explain throughout this review. I’ll be covering the foundational first 4 modules, to the ’30 day sprint’, to copywriting, mindset, and marketing modules, the Facebook Group and community and everything in between. This program also includes action-based homework throughout.

It costs buyers $1 to try for 7 days, and then after the 7 days if you decide it’s something for you, it’s then $99/month and includes a no questions asked ‘impossible to argue’ refund policy, where customers can even be refunded the $1 if they ask for it.

There also isn’t a requirement to have completed a certain task or training videos to be eligible for a refund either unlike many other courses I’ve taken.

Like most online courses that make big bold promises, grow fast and sell like hotcakes, Build Your Empire University (and Brodie & Ashley themselves) has its fair share of critics.]

I’ve seen a few websites and social media pages and Youtube videos dedicated to calling BYEU and the trainings a fraud.

Yet, at the same time, Brodie, and Ashley have hundreds of testimonials, and a website with many video reviews, and the clear majority of which are definitely very positive. So, what’s the truth? Is Build Your Empire University legit or a fraud?

And on top of that, why did I decide to put time into reviewing this course?

I’m reviewing the BYEU course for a few different reasons:

  1. I took the course myself and want to share some of the results and my thoughts.
  2. There are many people who have seen social media ads on Facebook or Instagram and would appreciate an honest review. (Not one of these reviews that slates a business, then magically has the solution and tells you to buy their course/product at the end).
  3. There are a lot of people worldwide having difficulties in the current climate and are looking to find an online opportunity, so they will definitely be interested in hearing about my experience.
  4. There aren’t many in-depth, genuinely balanced reviews available online about this course, so I’d like to change that. Like I mentioned, some peoples entire business is ‘Launch/course jacking’, this means they write reviews (mostly negative) about companies, and then give them an opportunity switch – i.e their thing they are trying to sell you. There are several courses online teaching this. I personally think it’s slimy.

Clearly, if I was just to say “Yes, it’s a scam,” or “No, it’s not a scam”, then there would be no point in writing a review. With a course like this, there’s a lot of things to evaluate and I’ll be covering several things including:

  1. Breaking down the good, the bad, and the ugly across everything covered in the course.
  2. Who I best believe this course is intended and appropriate for and whether it’s effective or not.
  3. The accounts of my personal experience using this course and how it’s impacted my life, and business.

Well I think that’s enough of an intro. Let’s get started.

(BYEU is currently offering a $1 trial for 7 days unlimited access to the course. If you read through my review and decide that the course is a good fit for you, click here to get access to the $1 trial for 7 days.)


What Is Build Your Empire University?


To really learn whether something lives up to its promises, we have to first evaluate those promises. So let’s take a look at what Build Your Empire University claims to be. These next parts are taken directly from the course landing pages, which you can see in it’s entirety here and from one of their webinar pages I saw on an AD here (NOT affiliate links).



We Teach Everyday People How To Start Online Careers For Literally Just One Dollar!

(Without Needing Any Prior Experience)

We have created a step-by-step blueprint that’s helped thousands of people from all over the world to add another income stream.

Learn to start an online career to replace the 9-5 within 6 months!

  1. Module One – The Foundations – Start here
  2. Module Two – The Discovery Process
  3. Module Three – Business Launch Blueprint
  4. Module Four – Before Your Coaching Call
  5. Module Five – Funding Your Business
  1. Bonus – 30 Day Sprint – Step By Step
  2. Bonus – Copywriting Mastery – Previously Live
  3. Bonus – The Mindset 101 Course

Also, there has been 4 additional modules added, that weren’t advertised on their websites, so maybe they will add them to the websites in time.

Those being, the social media vault, the new marketing module v1, Facebook specific training and email marketing 101 modules.


Here’s A Summary Of Everything You’ll Get:

  • The Build Your Empire University Training modules
  • Exclusive Partner program
  • Community + Weekly Live Q&A Calls
  • One to one coaching call
  • Mindset, Marketing, Copywriting, and Social Media Training
  • Support channels
  • Worksheets and action points
  • Monthly Access for as long as you’re a paying member

Try us with complete confidence.

Backed By Our ‘Impossible To Argue’ Money-Back Guarantee!

I know, it sounds crazy, but if for whatever you don’t get just $1 value out of our platform during the 7 days trial, we’ll even refund you the dollar! Build Your Empire University is 100% risk-free.

We’ll do everything it takes to help and guide you through videos you love and to start making an income online. If you love the platform after 7 days your card will be charged $99/monthly.

Now that we know what the course claims to be, let’s look at what it actually delivers.

Build Your Empire University: The Good, Bad & Ugly

So let’s jump into the modules, pick it apart, and see what is good, bad, and ugly. I’ve decided to break down my review into the following sections:

  1. Usability / Design
  2. Main Modules
  3. Community & Live Calls
  4. Bonuses

Here’s what you see when you log in to the paid membership area:



1. Usability / Design Review – Rated A

Throughout all the Build Your Empire University Pages and funnels I’ve seen (there are quite a few), something that remains consistent is the design quality. You can see this company puts some effort into design and user experience although I have noticed the odd spelling or grammar error (but I’m not perfect here either)

When you are inside the program itself, via the above-pictured dashboard, it’s no different. everything is clean, professional, and easy to use. The videos are high definition, and the content delivery is very clear, to the point and professionally recorded. That said, there was one video early on that I could hear the slightest background noise and echos a little, but I am being picky. It didn’t affect the delivery of information.

The writing below some of the videos is clean and concise and the worksheet downloads are neat and easy to access google drive docs and sheets.

Considering this was literally a $1 trial, my first observation was that this is extremely impressive, none of the content is locked off, and you can view and download everything you need easily. This design, layout, aesthetics and usability is a lot better than some $2,000 courses I’ve bought in the past.

Many other courses try to overcomplicate things. However, BYEU is clearly designed for the user.

It felt very transparent. Not like some of these companies that hide things until refund policies have past to unlock certain bits of content.

It’s pretty refreshing when everything looks, sounds, and works like it’s supposed to. So honestly, I cannot fault it when it comes to useability and design.


2. Main Modules Review – Rated by Section

This is obviously the most important part, we could realistically tolerate something if it is badly designed or a bit ugly, especially at such a low price point, (thankfully it’s great), but is the content actually any good? Will it meet the claims? Read on.

The content in the foundational modules that Brodie and Ashley teach looks like this:

  1. Understanding entrepreneurship, different types of online opportunities, and the journey you’ll embark on with BYEU
  2. Discovery process (This was pretty cool actually)
  3. The offer they recommend to their users, that they promote and have personally achieved a lot of success with.
  4. A deep explanation video from Brodie that pretty much cleared up most of the questions I had in my head at the time after watching the offer videos.
  5. Then the next steps through the 30 day sprint challenge and beyond.

That’s the main overview process, and as you can already see, it’s not completely revolutionary or ground-breaking as such. Many other businesses use a similar model to teach, train, and deliver information. I feel that this course is also very progressive, but I felt that it was done in a way that kept my attention and unlocked so many ‘aha’ moments and everything flowed on top of the previous trainings.

That said, the training’s are a lot more in depth, than courses I’ve paid thousands for. Videos aren’t like 5 minutes long, they’re deep and packed with knowledge. You’ll definitely want to allocate some time to learn and have a note pad with you.

The videos cover a lot of information on how to become successful online and I definitely needed to watch some of the videos twice to understand fully and to be able to implement the steps alongside them to make sure I was doing things right.

To best review them, I’ll give a better breakdown of each module in order.


Module One: The Foundations – Start Here – Rated B+


This first module contains three videos at the time of writing, and I felt that some of it was relatively generic when it comes to online courses. Brodie teaches about things like mindset, different types of online opportunities, the flow of the journey you’ll undergo, and then about entrepreneurship, and why it’s the best decision.

Brodie & Ash are expecting that most students will join with little to no previous online experience or business knowledge, and the foundational information they teach in this first module was great because it set expectations and helped with mindset and I know from personal experience, that when you skip this stuff, you’re prone to fail.

This module was a good stepping stone for the real ‘meat’ of the training to come later on. The final video about entrepreneurship with Adrian was extremely motivating.

I liked the quote “you can’t succeed unless you get started”, it’s basic, but just struck a nerve with me for all the times I’ve doubted myself or held off from doing something.

My criticism if any would be that there was some video echo, and a video had a little bit of background noise, as mentioned it didn’t really take away from the video’s content though.

Overall a good module, and solidified my beliefs on being an entrepreneur and got me really fired up for success and to move on to the discovery process.


Module Two: Discovery Process – Rated A+


If you’ve followed Brodie or Ashley for any period of time, you’ll know they are both extremely focused on inner journey, self-development and personal growth. They are extremely driven and believe that having the right mindset is the foundation to achieving success in any area of life.

Module two is completely designed around this concept, with the videos showing different successful members of Build Your Empire University and hearing some of their personal stories before they joined the platform which I thought was cool to see.

This module was 11 short videos, and contains a worksheet to fill in. It covered topics like how to succeed from the beginning, learning and understanding your ‘why’, setting goals, and discovering what’s been holding you back and more.

One thing I noticed was that these videos are from people from different backgrounds, ethnics, genders and countries. You can see they have done well to show that it’s possible to achieve success online regardless of your circumstances.

Module 2 will be extremely beneficial for two types of people:

  1. The people who really enjoy inner growth and personal development
  2. The People who actually need a kick up the a** and are ready to discover how they’re going to succeed online and learn their “aha” moments

To some extent if we look back to all of the situations we’ve had difficulty with over time, you could argue that it was our false beliefs and limited thinking that held us back from greatness.

Let me give context. I personally tried the 60-hour per week corporate life for years, and I knew I wanted to leave it early on, but it took me 3 years to finally do so.

I had always heard about online opportunities but didn’t know if they were a scam or not, and also, I doubted that I was good enough to make money and replace my wages from my laptop.

If you are in any kind of situation like this, then this could be the most important module in the entire course for you. I personally had so many breakthroughs and it was the first time I’d asked myself the difficult questions, and I actually looked back at what had gotten me to where I am today, instead of always thinking about the future.

It’s hard to know how effective this module would be for everyone, which is why I categorised it as being great for two types of people, but I can wholeheartedly say for me, this module was truly a blessing.

If we look at the flip side though, this module could be tedious for the type of person that wants to rush things, and skip to the business tactics, or someone that just hates personal development, or inner journey stuff.

However, in my opinion, I believe that if you applied yourself fully in this module, your results and trajectory would be much higher over time.

I had so many light bulb moments go off in my head after the discovery process that I was extremely optimistic to get right into the next module.


Module Three: Business Launch Blueprint – Rated A


Module three is all about the opportunity and the ‘highest converting offer’ they recommend for you to get started in affiliate marketing online.

I started this module excited but very sceptical, I’d read some reviews saying about how BYEU was some kind of MLM scam, or a pyramid scheme when the truth is that it was neither, but I can definitely understand why some of the haters would say this (More on this soon – Stick around)

Anyway, I was eager to know what this opportunity and offer was, (and I’m sure you probably are too considering you’re still reading this).

The first video started with Brodie and Ashley giving a pre-frame of what was to come, and then a man named Balasz pretty much took over. He had an incredible story that I related within several ways personally. I also felt he was extremely genuine.

NOTE: – I also want to let you know, I’ve tried a bunch of different online opportunities, and I’ve got a pretty good ‘BS’ radar, but something felt refreshing about this so I kept an open mind.

Balasz went on to explain some of the issues with our tap water, and showed a bunch of information, and it kind of made me feel sick once I’d learnt (And I also googled a bunch of things after to just make sure everything was making sense and to learn more).


He then explained the solution, and began to show a live demo of a filtration machine and he was changing the pH levels in water for different uses, showing things like the pH acidity in popular soft drinks, and even bottled water (that I presumed had to be good for you until I learned it couldn’t be further from the truth).

I learned that they are stripped of minerals, loaded with microplastics, and obviously bad for the environment (Check out the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”)

I was baffled, and in shock. I’d always known our tap water wasn’t exactly ‘good’ for you, but I figured it wasn’t ‘bad’ for you either. After Balasz really deeply broke down the information, and then backed it up with references, doctors etc (Important for me), I just felt that for most of my life I’d been uninformed, and almost lied to.

After becoming aware of the problem that our water is bad, I was confused as to how this was a business opportunity, but I kept watching.

Balasz then went on to explain how a company called Enagic has been around over 40 years and has patents and then explained the opportunity for making money with the water machines and to me, it sounded very good.

I personally, saw the value for my family, health, and really believed this is an opportunity I can align with and there were many options to make it extremely affordable.

Now let me explain some of the biggest problems with this module, and the whole ‘water stuff’, and probably the main reason there are some people out there shouting scam, or have issues with Build Your Empire University in general.

I feel that Brodie and Ashley could do a better job at explaining that Build Your Empire University is really an education platform to learn the skills to be able to become a great affiliate marketer online. They provide an abundance of training in realistically all areas you could ever need to know, and it could definitely be used for a plethora of different online businesses from eCommerce, to consulting, to creating a marketing agency, but the main offer they talk about is the water machines (before the actual marketing training)

So it’s easy to think BYEU is only affiliated with the water machines and then to come up with the conclusion of, If you don’t like Enagic or the business opportunity, then you don’t like Build Your Empire University.

The Business Launch Blueprint really is pretty awesome in my opinion, but that’s because I learned, researched, and see the value in the water machines. If someone didn’t see the value, or care about the water they put in their bodies, or the other uses such as saving the environment, replacing household cleaning products, perfect pH water for washing skin etc

Then, I can definitely see why they would be like “wtf is this, I just sat through loads of videos, to learn about water. F*** you I want to know about Facebook ads, and how I can do XYZ”.

So this is probably where the disconnect for some people is, in my opinion though, even if you didn’t like the Enagic business opportunity, the following training modules would still really benefit you for whatever online opportunity you’re going to pursue. There is no obligation or requirement to get involved with this offer if you decide it’s not for you, it is however the option they recommend to move forward with.


Module Four: Before Your Call – Rated A+


Remember that Build Your Empire University’s pitch is that they will help you start an online career. Up to this point, they have explained how affiliate marketing works, and demonstrated a viable business opportunity, taught students how to improve their mindset, and carry out personal development work in module 2, but nothing on the actual ‘how’.

How do you get sales, how do you get this to work, and I had a bunch of questions in my head. At this point I was certain the Build Your Empire University is NOT a scam, but I definitely needed to watch module four to get clarity on a bunch of things including

  • What it requires from me to get started
  • Setting realistic expectations
  • Frequently asked questions
  • The costs of traditional businesses vs online
  • How to leverage the Build Your Empire University platform, and that the water machines aren’t the most important part to making money, you can leverage the training platform and get paid commission too (This part was gold, and got me excited, and I took a bunch of notes)
  • What I’m going to get in the upcoming trainings
  • You don’t need to understand everything to start something, but you need to start to be able to learn and understand.
  • Cleared up the numbers, profits, costs etc
  • Roadmap to wealth, showing what it will take, and how to become successful online.

This module really was crucial for me, I was totally interested in the previous modules, and felt like I received a positive impact right away, but I needed to know more specifics. Module 4 really answered every question, “what if”, and “how do I”, in my head.

I rated this module as A+, it was clear, to the point, and Brodie explained everything I needed to know. This module gave me the true belief that this was an opportunity and business I could get onboard with, and become successful with.


The 30 Day Sprint Modules – A+


The 30 day sprint modules are broken up in to 4 sections and is the final core module in Brodie & Ashley’s Build Your Empire University course. It’s clear that the core focus of this module is learning and implementing the practical steps to take to start earning an online income as soon as possible.

This module is absolutely packed with content and some of the videos are over an hour and are delivered in a step by step manner which is extremely helpful.

Note: If it wasn’t quite as step by step, I think you would need more technical knowledge, and they claim that you need no prior experience, so breaking down the videos over a longer period of time and explaining step by step justifies this claim.

I also liked that some of the trainings were delivered by several different experts, so that the content is always accurate and up to date.

This module provided a lot of very useful things for new and even experienced online business owners.

  • Setting up Facebook pages, and business managers
  • Mindset training
  • Raising your standards
  • How to season a Facebook fan page
  • How to get set up, and paid as an affiliate of BYEU
  • Understanding your ideal client, where to find them, and what to say to them (This was really great for me)
  • Content creation tips and tricks
  • How to get customers and sales
  • Social media marketing
  • Photo editing
  • Creating and using a domain name
  • Running your first paid advertisements
  • Optimising and split testing ads
  • Step by step conversation scripts
  • Copywriting

And much more. It was truly the most comprehensive training I’ve been through. Nothing was left out, and it was structured in a way that felt like Day one, do this, Day two, do that and your job is to follow along and implement it, as it’s being taught.

There were also multiple downloadable documents, guides, and worksheets.

This module really was the real deal, it helped everything come together, and everything flowed in a great order, and after it there’s several continuations and higher-level trainings and masterclasses.


3. Community, Facebook Group & Live Calls – Rated A+


The final part to review is the Community, Facebook group, and live calls that all new students get access to, even during the $1 trial. It’s fairly standard practice that any online course, or training platform comes with a Facebook group nowadays, and more often than not, they don’t really add any value and become quite annoying. As I mentioned I’ve joined several courses over the years and 4/5 of the Facebook groups aren’t worth joining. As you can see from the above image, people really are handing in letters of resignation and quitting their jobs.

The Facebook group for Build Your Empire University, however, gets a solid 8/10.

The community is extremely active, and members are really engaged. There’s also far more actual value is shared than other groups I’ve been a part of in the past, which tend to be hype fests. Each week on a Monday, Brodie does a live call which is really helpful, full of information and not just hype people up calls like I’ve seen in the past, the first call I joined Brodie was talking a lot about Instagram specific training, and the next one I saw was about winning the day and productivity tips and how to create a daily planner with Ashley. There was also Q & A time, so members could ask questions and get them answered live.

Members post in the group a lot, and the community gets together and answers questions, helps them, and gives feedback. It’s extremely rare to see a post unanswered considering there’s literally over 50+ posts in a given week.

The other great thing about the Facebook group is a lady named Andrea Chalmers does a live ‘Legends Unleashed’ call, which is interviewing the up and coming members and success stories in BYEU from all backgrounds, experience and abilities. This is probably my favourite thing to see. The whole community really gets behind and engages with these calls!


Why I Don’t Think Build Your Empire University Is A Scam


So now that I’ve completed and reviewed the entire core modules of the course, let’s get back to the original question. Is Build Your Empire University a scam?

Well, clearly, my answer is “No”.

But at the same time, it’s not for everyone.

Let me explain.

I’d say Build Your Empire University is without doubt the best course you can take if you are wanting to start an online business from scratch.

  • The video production is better than most of the courses I’ve been through.
  • The actual delivered content is way better than most courses online.
  • The Facebook group is really brilliant, in fact it’s the best group I’ve been a part of.
  • The price is crazy. You get everything for $1 for 7 days, then after that it’s only $99 usd a month, which is still 90% less than most of the courses I’ve purchased.
  • The course has directly increased my online income multiple times more than any other course I’ve taken online.

Prior to joining the BYEU program, I spent most of my life in corporate jobs, doing bits of consulting & freelancing occasionally, but I’d be contracted and there was no consistency. I could make a few hundred dollars a day, then nothing for a week.

Now I have pure clarity, I get leads and sales pretty much at will from implementing the trainings. If I ever get stuck, I post my issue/question in the Facebook group and someone helps, or I ask on a live Monday call.

Now, while Brodie’s course didn’t launch my business completely from scratch, because I’d done previous courses, it would be very silly of me to look at my current monthly income and think, “That, $99 a month course was not worth it.” This course really is better than most $2k courses I’ve purchased, and the frequency of new content updates is remarkable.

Last year, I spent $3,997 on a different course that hasn’t translated into a single dollar of extra income or ROI for me, yet this $99 a month course is leagues above it and is directly responsible for my income growth.

However, I do believe that this isn’t true for everyone. For some people, spending $99 a month on training feels like a MASSIVE investment, and as a result, they have some crazy expectations for what they’ll receive as a result.

BYEU does offer a $1 trial for 7 days, so this is really more than enough opportunity to consume content, and decide whether this platform is for you.

But here are the exact reasons that Brodie & Ashley’s course is NOT for everyone.

  • If you don’t plan on committing to completing the training videos, implementing the action worksheets, and spending at least a month to consume the wealth of content, DON’T buy this course!
  • If you don’t want to learn new skills, or use a phone or laptop, this course will NOT work for you.
  • If you aren’t really interested in building an online income, this course will NOT work for you.
  • If you don’t like speaking to new people, and aren’t willing to learn advertising, or wanting to sell anything, this course will NOT work for you.
  • If you prefer to just watch a load of videos, and change things instead of following the step-by-step instructions, this course will NOT work for you.
  • If you are looking for someone to do all of the work for you, this course will NOT work for you.
  • If you are set on a specific business model that doesn’t match affiliate marketing, this course may NOT work for you. It’s heavily focused on Affiliate marketing, but there are plenty of other training modules to learn skills like Copywriting, Marketing, Advertising etc.
  • If you are looking for a huge income in your first week, this course will NOT work for you.

This isn’t one of those times you invest $1 into a lottery ticket and then wake up with a six-figure business. There is a lot of work involved, most of it might be new for you.

Yes, you can simply follow BYEU’s step-by-step videos and instructions, but there’s also 100+ hours worth of content if you were to consume everything it’ll take some time. (Essential content I’d estimate 12-15 hours), and then you actually have to do the work, and things that you learn.

In other words, you aren’t investing $1 and someone is going to build a business for you, You have all the tools you could ever need, but you still need to implement them and run your own business.

That’s not for everyone, some people definitely want push-button systems, and this isn’t it. There are also a lot of people in this world that were really meant to be employees, and not business owners as Brodie mentions early on. Some people function best when they’re told where to be when to be there, and have everything handed to them on a plate, and if that is you, that’s okay. The Build Your Empire University course might feel like a scam for you, because if you’re expecting all the riches, and benefits of entrepreneurship without encountering the downsides, and the hard work, you might feel scammed.

But for most people that are looking into BYEU, this course isn’t a scam.

It’s the opportunity they’ve been looking for into the world of business and entrepreneurship.

One thing I like is, unlike most courses, there aren’t a bunch of income claims. Brodie and Ash love showing their successful students, and some of them are doing 7 figures a year, others doing 6 figures a year, others their first-ever income online, but the trainings in this platform, and the community make you feel welcome at any level.

(In video reviews I watched, people overwhelmingly mentioned the community being their favourite thing, here’s a link to many different Build Your Empire University Reviews)


Plus, As you can see from the above Facebook posts, regular people have been able to resign from their jobs, and meet their full-time income goals from the BYEU trainings, while others celebrate their first wins.

I think it’s really great seeing so many people succeed through Brodie & Ashley’s training platform.

The ultimate question left, is whether or not this is the right option for YOU. Here’s my thoughts:

If you want to learn a legitimate online business, this course will benefit you.

  • If you want to learn affiliate marketing, this course will benefit you.
  • If you are trying to get out of your job, and work from home, or anywhere in the world, and you are willing to work hard and follow directions, this is probably the best course you can take.
  • If you don’t have any skills but you want to start earning money, and you’re willing to learn. This course is perfect.
  • And of course, if you are an affiliate marketer already, and you want to reach six figures and beyond, this course will give you everything you need to do that.


There’s a chance that I am a little biased considering how much this course has helped and benefited my life and business. Also, I could be overestimating how beneficial and step by step this course will be to an absolute beginner that has never worked a day online.

Overall, I believe this course delivers exactly what it promises to, anything that could be complicated for a new person was broken down step by step, and explained thoroughly, and then with all the extra modules and the best Facebook community I’ve ever seen. This course over-delivers far more value than any other course I’ve purchased, and at a fraction of the cost.

You get access to everything, for a $1 entry point, and the platform provides more value than most $2,000+ courses I’ve purchased.

In short, Build Your Empire University is definitely NOT a scam, and if your goal is to build a six-figure online business, it’s probably the best value you’ll ever get for $1, then $99 a month after 7 days if you decide it’s for you.

That’s my honest, and detailed view, anyway. I hope you enjoyed and use this information to make your decision on whether or not Build Your Empire University is for you.