ENTRE Nation Review
Once you decide to become an ENTREpreneur, you’ve done the easy part. Next, you have to wade through hundreds– if not thousands– of courses, programs, and coaching packages trying to convince you they’ll change your life forever.
That’s why I put together this ENTRE Nation review. What you may not know is that ENTRE Nation is just one piece of the ENTRE Institute– and you must be a student of the Institute to gain Nation access.
I know that might sound confusing right now, but don’t panic. Today, we’ll go through everything you need to know about ENTRE Nation and the other aspects of the ENTRE Institute.
ENTRE Institute Review
The ENTRE Institute is a training program that claims it can help you start and grow your own business.
Founded by Jeff Lerner, the Institute provides an online course, coaching calls, a digital community, and various resources to help ENTREpreneurs get started.
The ENTRE Institute's flagship product is the ENTRE Blueprint-- a 12-week online course that covers topics like mindset, marketing, sales, and scaling a business.
ENTRE Nation is the Institute's membership community for students who have completed the ENTRE Blueprint course. Nation members have access to additional resources, including monthly coaching calls and an exclusive Facebook group.
Let's take a closer look at what you get with ENTRE Nation membership and whether or not it's worth the investment.
What's Included in ENTRE Nation Membership?
As a member of ENTRE Nation, you’ll get access to the following resources:
– Monthly coaching call with Jeff Lerner
– Exclusive Facebook group
– Discounts on ENTRE Institute products and events
– Access to the ENTRE Vault (a library of digital resources)
– Monthly guest expert talks
– Weekly hot seats (live coaching calls with other members)
Monthly Coaching Call with Jeff Lerner
As a member of ENTRE Nation, you’ll have monthly access to Jeff Lerner– the founder of the ENTRE Institute.
These coaching calls are an opportunity for you to ask questions, get feedback on your business, and learn from other successful ENTREpreneurs.
Exclusive Facebook Group
The ENTRE Nation Facebook group is a place for members to connect with each other, ask questions, and get support.
This group is moderated by the ENTRE Institute team and is only available to members of ENTRE Nation.
Discounts on ENTRE Institute Products and Events
As a member of ENTRE Nation, you’ll get discounts on all ENTRE Institute products and events– including the ENTRE Blueprint course, live events, and virtual summits.
Access to the ENTRE Vault
The ENTRE Vault is a library of digital resources that includes eBooks, templates, checklists, and more. These resources are designed to help you start and grow your business.
Monthly Guest Expert Talks
Each month, ENTRE Nation members have the opportunity to listen to a guest expert talk on a variety of ENTREpreneurship-related topics. These talks are recorded and available to members in the ENTRE Vault.
Weekly Hot Seats
Hot seats are live coaching calls with other ENTRE Nation members. These calls are an opportunity for you to get feedback on your business and connect with other ENTREpreneurs.
The ENTRE Nation Elite
The ENTRE Nation Elite is specifically an online membership community focused on weekly trainings provided by 8 figure digital marketers. You will get access to a wide variety of trainings on everything from social media marketing to traffic generation. You can post in the group anytime, and interact with other ENTRE Nation members in realtime.
To be clear, the Elite program is an additional cost on top of ENTRE Nation membership.
ENTRE Digital is a one-time purchase that contains most of the ENTRE Institute teachings, but no live help, community access, etc.
If you have no interest in working with the folks who put the program together– and even less interest in joining a community of fellow students– this may be a better choice for you. The pricing isn’t listed on their website, but I found reviewers who paid $1,997 for this package.
ENTRE Results promises to provide you with the ability to learn how to 10X your business by following their simple 4 step system. The company provides both online and offline support in order to help you succeed.
You can attend physical events, or login to the online portal and consume the content there. No matter which way you choose to learn, you will have access to some of the top ENTREpreneurs in the world who share their knowledge freely.
ENTRE Inner Circle
The ENTRE Inner Circle is a group of like minded individuals who all want to see each other succeed. The community was created in order to allow members to connect with one another and receive support and accountability.
The ENTRE Inner Circle is moderated by the ENTRE Institute team and is only available to members of ENTRE Nation.
I’ve mentioned Jeff Lerner’s name a lot. But who the heck is Jeff Lerner?
Jeff is the founder of the ENTRE Institute and the creator of the ENTRE Blueprint course. He’s also a successful ENTREpreneur who has started and grown several businesses.
Through the ENTRE Institute, Jeff teaches ENTREpreneurs how to start and grow their own businesses. He’s also the host of the popular ENTRE Leadership podcast, where he interviews successful ENTREpreneurs and business leaders.
Jeff knew from a young age that he had no interest in a classic 9 to 5 job. He often says that he always wanted to be an ENTREpreneur. He started playing piano as a job in high school, and planned to do so for the rest of his life.
But after years of playing gigs where he watched CEOs and millionaires mingle and have fun, he wanted a piece of the pie. He pivoted and opened his own business… right before the recession hit. Unfortunately, he wound up over $500,000 in debt. But 18 months later, he’d completely repaid it and moved on to an extremely lucrative business.
In 2018, he founded the ENTRE Institute, ENTRE Nation, and the top-tier programs offered to ENTRE Institute students.
Reasons to Avoid ENTRE Institute
Let’s take a look at these offerings through a critical lens. Here are the issues I (and other reviewers) had with ENTRE Nation and ENTRE Institute.
They Don’t Mention Other Costs
At no point during the sign-up process are you told about additional costs to expect. These can vary from inconsequential to insurmountable! Depending on your location, the money you’ll need to establish your business and get off the ground can be hard to manage.
But ENTRE isn’t interested in calling out the less glamorous parts. You are given some resources in the ENTRE Vault to help you wrap your head around it, but that doesn’t make start-up costs any more affordable.
You will not be able to have a single conversation with anyone at ENTRE that doesn't include you spending more money. While the group moderators are pretty laid-back, phone and email support can be intense. It seems the answer to every one of your problems is to just spend a little more... and that's a dangerous game to play.
Lack of Proprietary Content
To be frank, there’s nothing revolutionary about what you’ll learn as an ENTRE Nation member. Most of the information is available for free with a quick Google or YouTube search. It’s true you’ll have to do a bit of legwork to assemble it all, but I honestly feel it’ll be cheaper than spending the monthly fees on ENTRE.
Plus, you may honestly get more neutral (and therefore useful) info from a search. ENTRE teaches you how to do it their way… which will always cost you money. It’s like instead of teaching you how to fish, they teach you how to swipe your credit card and receive a fish.
Seems Cult-y or Like a Pyramid Scheme
If you go to the ENTRE Institute website, they do have several success stories posted in the form of videos by students. So, clearly these students aren’t being whisked away in the night and shaken down for all their pocket money.
But that’s kind of where it stops. There are no promises, no statistics, just feel-good testimonials and a plethora of interviews with Jeff Lerner talking about his life and his vision. It just feels like they spent a lot of money to add polish and draw you in, but didn’t spend a lot on their actual course materials.
Even More Hidden Costs
Okay, so you’ve gotten your business license and you’re in the IRS’ good graces. Now you have to start making money. But first, you have to spend even more.
Why? Because generating affiliate traffic the way ENTRE Nation teaches you isn’t free. You’ll have to either spend about a year building your affiliate website yourself, pay someone to do it, and wait for people to come… or you can pay to have the website built, and pay to have people come to it.
Either way, I dislike that you pay ENTRE Institute to tell you to pay other people for more stuff. It just feels yucky.
Many Complaints Online
You and I both know that every single business on the planet has received at least 1 negative review. It’s just not possible to do business and 100% satisfy everyone, 100% of the time.
But I still found it interesting how many reviews called ENTRE Nation a “scam” because they were unable to make money using it. To be clear, I don’t think it’s a scam—because you do receive what you pay for.
But like I said, they’ve clearly spent most of their money on their branding and advertising… leaving the course material rather lackluster. Just know that this program is definitely not a “quick and easy” or a “30 minutes a day” type of course.
Yucky Marketing Tactics
The most unsettling thing, for me, while watching reviews and testimonials was this: No one talks about their profits. At all.
Instead, people who speak highly of the course specifically only mention their revenue. The difference is that revenue is all money you’ve brought in, whereas profit is what you have left minus your expenses.
If anyone were actually making big money, they’d be talking about profits. The fact that no one uses this word was very alarming to me.
Purely Hypothetical Money Back Guarantee
I didn’t have this experience myself, but I found a lot of people saying they tried to utilize the 30-day money back guarantee and just never heard back. Keep in mind that when this happens, you can absolutely contact your bank and see about getting a refund that way.
Lack of Support
The email and phone support, as previously mentioned, is a bit of a joke. If you aren’t currently a member of ENTRE Nation, odds are you won’t get a response. And if you do, it’ll mostly say that you should become a student for answers to your questions.
If you reach out to support once you’re a student, you’ll likely hear that the next tier is the answer to your prayers. Waiting on hold for customer support is already annoying enough… do you really need to throw in a sales pitch too?! I found this extremely annoying, as do many students.
Live and Die by Paid Traffic
I mentioned above that you can drive traffic to your website by organically building it out over the course of a year, or paying for traffic. ENTRE Nation will only teach you about driving paid traffic—and frankly, this is a very unsustainable way to do affiliate marketing. I think this is the crux of why no one seems to turn a profit in this program.
They Don’t Show You the Whole Picture
ENTRE Nation only tells you about one partner for your affiliate marketing: ClickBank. ClickBank has been in the affiliate space for many years, and they’re a very reputable choice. However, there are 2 or 3 other major affiliate partners that I feel any affiliate marketer should be familiar with.
I’m guessing Jeff Lerner has some kind of exclusivity deal with ClickBank, and they get a kickback for recommending it to their students. That’s pure speculation, but based on how Lerner operates, I think it fits.
Why You Should Buy It
Honestly, there are a lot of great perks that come with ENTRE Nation membership. Here’s how I feel about each one…
Jeff Lerner Hasn’t Outsourced Yet
I think this is a really cool idea, and I’m happy to see more marketers doing it. There’s been this trend lately of people creating these courses and then basically disappearing, leaving some random talking head to do the coaching and instructing while the founder pursues more lucrative opportunities.
I really like that Jeff does these calls himself.
Community Feels Like a Real Community
The ENTRE Nation Facebook group is actually a pretty good Facebook group.
It’s moderated by actual ENTRE staff members who are fairly focused on replying and moderating. I’ve seen some private Facebook groups for programs that are like the red-headed stepchild of their business.
Great Discounts if They’re Relevant to You
To be fair, this is really just a sneaky upsell. Of course they’ll discount your future purchases… because you wouldn’t have made ANY purchases if you hadn’t signed up!
At this point, anything else you buy from them is just gravy. But, the stuff they put on special is typically pretty useful… barring their multi-thousand-dollar elite private coaching packages.
Your Resources Are Under One Convenient Hub
I know that freebies for starting your business are a dime a dozen these days. My problem with that is how hard it is for you to source and compile all those freebies.
You’ll get 1 piece of the puzzle from 20 different marketers and then have to stitch it together. But with the ENTRE Vault, you’ve got a clear flow from getting off the ground to making more money.
Is ENTRE Nation Worth the Investment?
Now that we've gone over what's included in ENTRE Nation membership, let's talk about whether or not it's worth the investment.
ENTRE Nation costs $39 per month. For that price, you get access to monthly coaching calls with Jeff Lerner, the ENTRE Vault, expert talks, hot seats, and more.
In my opinion, the value you get from ENTRE Nation might be worth the investment. The monthly coaching calls alone are worth the price of membership-- and you also get access to a wealth of digital resources, expert talks, and live webinars.
If you're serious about starting and growing your own business, I think ENTRE Nation could be a good choice.
But keep in mind that you’ll be pressured to buy upsells extremely often—if you are an impulse shopper or easily sold, stay far away from this program and find one that doesn’t involve sales pitches every time you talk with a mentor. You also won’t learn all the ways of doing affiliate marketing… just the ones that encourage you to spend more money with ENTRE.
The thing is, it all depends on your goals and what you're looking for in a membership community.
If you're just starting out in ENTREpreneurship, I think there are other membership communities that would be a better fit for you. These communities will likely have more members at a similar stage in their businesses, which can make it easier to find support and connect with other ENTREpreneurs.
However, if you're looking for access to Jeff Lerner and the ENTRE Institute team, then ENTRE Nation is a good option.
The monthly coaching calls and expert talks are a great way to learn from successful ENTREpreneurs, and the discounts on products and events can help you save money as you grow your business.
Ultimately, whether or not ENTRE Nation is worth it for you is something you'll have to decide for yourself. But I hope this review has given you a better understanding of what the community has to offer.
I buy and review courses so you don’t have to. Sometimes, I even find courses that are legitimate and worthwhile; and that’s how I accidentally came across one that led me to building a 6-figure business in a little under 5 years. Now, I still review courses because it’s my favorite hobby. 🙂 Learn more about me here.