Like you, I’ve been seeing a lot of ads on YouTube from Lucas Lee Tyson and his Growth Cave program and recently decided to explore it further. And in this review, I’ll cover the things I learned (which are actually pretty good).
Let me be completely honest with you about this review of Growth Cave:
Like Lucas, the creator of Growth Cave, I like to be transparent and the first thing I have to say is that:
- I didn’t buy it and one of the reasons why is because it’s almost $1,500.
- The other reason why is because I know the material you learn from Growth Cave and will explain it based on my experiences with it.
- Furthermore, Lucas does a great job in sharing what his program teaches (local marketing) and based on everything I saw in his webinar promoting Growth Cave, while it isn’t anything I haven’t heard or saw in my own experiences, it’s still a good program. So I feel fully confident reviewing it for you.
- And finally, while I will say that Growth Cave is legit (I am not a promoter of it), if $1,500 is a bit much, then you may want to try Wealthy Affiliate, which provides (for a lot less) tons of content similar to Growth Cave’s (And a lot of training on affiliate marketing).
I have a lot of success in different fields of making online businesses (affiliate marketing being my primary work), and everything I know comes from the Wealthy Affiliate program (more on that later). With that said, let’s get on with this review of Growth Cave:
A summary and overview of Growth Cave:
Lucas Lee Tyson.
- 3 payment option, each for almost $600 available.
Update: It appears Growth Cave has become more of a YouTube training platform and selling a course vs what I originally reviewed it as (local marketing training). I’ll be doing an update in this review when I get the chance.
Update 2: I have been getting and seeing a few controversial comments regarding Growth Cave recently and have changed my original score of this program to pending.
My rating for growth cave: Pending
What is Growth Cave?
It’s a 6 module program that helps you become successful at helping local businesses get more leads and to get paid directly by those businesses. In other words, this is a local marketing course.
Who is Lucas Lee Tyson?
Obviously, he’s the creator of Growth Cave. In terms of bio, he talks about it in his webinar and mentions how he was once a struggling local marketer who went through difficult times figuring this business out. His whole purpose with Growth Cave is to help you become successful at this business without going through the hassle of figuring out things like client acquisition, scaling them and growing your own agency.
The idea behind the Growth Cave’s approach to making money explained:
1) The first thing taught is to help you identify the niche or niches you like.
Lucas explains how finding this helps you connect with clients with businesses in these niches so for the sake of example, let’s say you enjoy like the subject of cars and mechanical stuff.
2) Then find clients/leads who have businesses in those niches.
Lucas shows off a software program called Client Bolt in which you type in the name of a niche topic you like, then an area of the country and get results of businesses in that region for that subject.
In this case, if you typed in “mechanic” for the niche and “New York City” for the region, Client Bolt would bring up every mechanic business in that area.
Note: Lucas mentions that Client Bolt is $99 a month but by joining his program, you can get 3 months free included with your membership. Do note that you’d then need to pay $99 a month after month 3.
Here is an example of how Client Bolt works (based on the Growth Cave webinar):
3) Find 1 or more clients willing to pay you to help them get more online leads.
After getting the list of potential leads/clients from Client Bolt, you would then call them up and try to offer your services to help market their business, so they can get more leads.
This would involve helping them set up Facebook Ads, online sales funnels and so forth to bring in more customers and that training is also given to you in the Growth Cave program so you can become knowledgeable on the marketing (and have something to offer).
Now this is where knowing your niche is important because if you love cars and mechanical stuff involving them, when you speak to the business owner (who owns a mechanic shop for example), it’s easier to connect and improve the chances of them hiring you for the service.
4) Get at least 1 client in 21 days and get paid for it.
Lucas talks about a plan of action to use the Client Bolt program and find at least 1 client in a 21 day period. The money you make from this client will then help you grow your business further in finding more leads (which is the next step).
The amount each client can pay you can be in the $1,000’s, a very legitimate high ticket sale.
5) Get more clients via the same Client Bolt method and then scale to paid ads to get more clients:
Once you have enough money made from the Client Bolt strategy, Lucas talks about a more automated way of getting more leads and scaling your income in this local marketing business and that involves using pay per click networks like Facebook Ads to find business leads there.
This process does involve spending a lot of money, but the Growth Cave formula is designed to help you already have money made from the Client Bolt strategy to invest into this. Here is a screenshot from Growth Cave summarizing this in a way:
6) Developing an agency or local marketing business from this formula:
After you get at least 1 or more happy clients that are making money from your services, you can build up long term contracts and more clients in the long run to get a stable income going for you (earning a passive income).
From what I saw, how you get paid is by using the same program Lucas uses to process payments: Stripe.
All of the steps to applying this process are explained in the 6 modules of training in Growth Cave.
1) In my opinion, Lucas came off very transparent and honest about this line or work. I had some suspicions beforehand, but listening to him talk and comparing it to my experiences, I found a lot of similarities so I have good confidence in this dude.
2) I like his approach to building a local marketing business in a safe way and scaling it slowly to paid ads. In my line of work which is affiliate marketing, the advice I give people is very similar: Start with blogging, grow your business and then use the money to do pay per click ads.
3) Reviews do seem to be pretty positive across the board on Growth Cave based on the research I did (see Trustpilot.com).
4) You do get a Facebook community, support, tools and good training to build your local marketing business with Growth Cave.
5) I found Growth Cave to be a much more positive and transparent program to review, vs the many others out there which team similar stuff, like Modern Millionaires (and many other programs like this). There are good local marketing programs though in this field (like Birthday Marketing Formula).
1) The nearly $1,500 price is actually not bad for the value, but it’s still too big for this type of training. Wealthy Affiliate has this material in it’s program too, and it’s $49 a month (see below for details).
2) While Lucas does explain this, finding clients initially is very tough, especially in this market since a lot of people are doing similar work that you’ll be doing. While Client Bolt will find you a lot of potential prospects, landing that first client is always tough, but it’s just how this business works (in my experience doing this stuff too, I can tell you that’s how it is too).
3) Because Wealthy Affiliate has this kind of training (and much more), and for a better deal, I do recommend that over Growth Cave, but overall, I have pretty positive views on Lucas’s program.
Conclusions on this review of Growth Cave:
I’ve seen and experienced enough in this same field of marketing as what Lucas talks about to know he’s telling the truth and based on the other things his webinar showed me, I made a confident conclusion that this program is legitimate. Click here to check out Growth Cave.
I am not promoting it, but with the few programs in the online business world that do teach good things, it’s important to let people know what the options are, and I do believe this is one of them.
Update: Because I’ve been seeing more negative Growth Cave reviews lately, this is why my score changed
You’re welcome to look at the Growth Cave reviews below for reference but what I noticed was multiple ones saying the same things and that made me change my original score to “pending”. I always encourage people to leave their comments including the product owner below to address these things fairly, but be sure to draw your own conclusions.
Now I do have to share the Wealthy Affiliate alternative:
Not many people possess successful local marketing businesses like Lucas, and even less people are willing to teach this material honestly (I do think Lucas is one of them). However, Wealthy Affiliate is one of the other rare places where you can find this information. Specifically, most of what Wealthy Affiliate teaches is affiliate marketing, but it also houses many success stories in different online business fields, who create webinar training on whatever that online business field is.
When it comes to local marketing and the type of stuff you learn in Growth Cave, there is one member of Wealthy Affiliate who you’ll also learn this from and his name is Jay, who like Lucas is an expert in this arena:
My experiences and run ins with the local marketing business knowledge that I shared with you in this review came from his webinars, which each offer a ton of value.
Mixed together with the training inside the Wealthy Affiliate program, you do also get all of the tools and support to replicate the type of stuff Growth Cave teaches. They do offer different tools, but in the end, you still learn pretty much the same stuff with the same end goal.
Growth Cave or Wealthy Affiliate?
My advise when it comes to reviewing a good program like Growth Cave whose prices a bit high is that if you cannot afford it, don’t risk it, and try Wealthy Affiliate to get this material too. And if you can afford it, then by all means, go with Growth Cave.
Many people who do join this program (Wealthy Affiliate) have the option to try a different online business model other than local marketing, which is what happened to me.
I basically went into Wealthy Affiliate to learn affiliate marketing and even though I have experimented with local marketing over the years, found to be much more comfortable with the former option and make a passive income with my affiliate business.
Whether you decide to follow what Growth Cave teaches, the similar local marketing training in Wealthy Affiliate, or go into affiliate marketing like me, you will get all of the options, all for $49 a month in the Wealthy Affiliate program and I do biasedly recommend it more.
If you have any questions on Growth Cave, Wealthy Affiliate or the subject of local marketing, affiliate marketing and so forth, let me know below!