Club Life Design Review: The Power of Instagram – REALLY Worth $300?

With each over 1,000,000 Instagram followers, @mariefeandjakesnow and @explorerssaurus_ have gained the envy and respect of people around the world – all wondering how they created such incredible dream lifestyles.

In 2020 and 2021, the two travel couples worked together to create Club Life Design, an online learning community where they provided courses in mobile photo and video editing and in creating your dream life through Instagram, with their course The Power of Instagram and their Mobile Editing Masterclass.

Keep reading for the full Club Life Design review to discover if these courses are really worth the money.


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Club Life Design Quick Guide

  • Price: About $300
  • Best For: New creators looking to grow their business and social media with detailed guides and worksheets with a step by step process
  • Free Trial: No, but they state during free webinars that they’ll give you a full discount if you don’t gain anything
  • Discounts: Click here to check for current CLD discounts and sales
  • Worth It?: For Instagram specific creators or newer business owners, yes. However for those with a bit more of an established audience or business, I recommend Lost Creator Academy instead.

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What is Club Life Design?

Club Life Design is a series of courses created by @mariefeandjakesnow and @explorerssaurus_ to provide their followers with insights into how they designed their ideal lives filled with travel and beautiful places through social media. So far they have two courses available, The Power of Instagram Course and the Mobile Editing Masterclass, both of which have limited availability and are only open for enrollment for 72 hours every couple of months.

The courses have been featured in Forbes, Cosmopolitan, CNN, Fox News, Business Insider, and Daily Mail.

All courses have materials and video subtitles available in German, English, and Portuguese. You can learn more about CLD on their website.


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Club Life Design (CLD) Courses

SooTrendy (#sootrendy)

Okay, so #sootrendy isn’t technically a Club Life Design course, but it is by the same people (Marie, Jake, Raquel, and Miguel). This new subscription service promises to solve a big problem of content creation by doing the research for you and delivering a weekly trend report and a new weekly trending template to make Instagram Reels and TikTok videos easily.

Here are a few more details about what the SooTrendy subscription service includes:

  • Weekly trending content ideas
  • Weekly Instagram Reel and TikTok video templates
  • Updates when a new trend is emerging
  • Trending audio suggestions to pair with your videos
  • Updates about changes to social media that could affect your account growth

Basically, #sootrendy means that instead of scrolling through Instagram in the name of “research” (you know you’re guilty), you can actually save a bit of time by referring to this weekly newsletter.

So how much does the SooTrendy subscription service cost?

At the time of writing, the SooTrendy content trend subscriptions service by @mariefeandjakesnow and @explorerssaurus_ can either be paid monthly or annually.

  • Monthly plan: €9.99
  • Annual plan: €60

With the May 2022 launch of SooTrendy, the subscription is currently on sale for €45 annually (€4/month) or €7.49/month. Grab the discount here.

Is it worth investing in SooTrendy?

If Instagram or TikTok is your primary social channel and you are looking to grow it, I think that it’s worth trying out SooTrendy, especially because of the low upfront investment. Alternatively, you could hire a virtual assistant to do research and create a weekly video for you, which will cost you anywhere between €13-20 per week.

Read Our Full Soo Trendy Review


Mobile Editing Masterclass

The original CLD course is the Mobile Editing Masterclass, where students can learn to use only their phones to create beautiful photos and videos with mostly free apps.

Modules include:

  • What Makes a Good Video
  • Speed Up and Slow Down
  • Timelapses and Hyperlapses
  • Titles. andText
  • Let’s Make a Movie
  • Add Some Movement To Your Photos
  • Creative Video Transitions on Mobile
  • Add Music To Your Video
  • Color Grade Your Video Content
  • Smart Exposure
  • Video Inside a Photo
  • Clone Yourself
  • Tiktoks/Reels
  • Viral Video Analysis

But results speak better than a well-designed landing page! Check out what their students have created here and scroll down to the “Take a look at what our students have created” section.


How to Make Money Online – The Freedom Lab

Cost: €299 from webinar sale (€699 normally but so far CLD has always had courses on sale – great marketing tactic! 😉) 
Release Date: Sunday March 13, 2022

Club Life Design’s newest course, (potentially called The Freedom Lab) launching in mid-March 2022 (as far as we know!) focuses on how to make money online. It will likely include everything from:

  • Affiliate income (GoAff pro guide)
  • Investments (crypto, high risk vs low risk, best percentages)
  • Passive income (make money while you sleep)
  • Real estate and rental passive income
  • Selling digital products
  • Create and selling an online course
  • Running an online business
  • Working as a freelancer and where to sell your services
  • How to rock an interview
  • Identifying your passion and turning it into an online job
  • How to pitch yourself to potential clients – even when they’re not looking for help!
  • Finding remote work
  • Living a location independent lifestyle
  • Escaping the 9-5 and transitioning from a completely different job to your dream job
  • How to outsource and hire freelancers for cheap
  • How to identify your USP (unique selling proposition) and beat your competitors

Free resources include:

  • CV templates
  • Email templates
  • Portfolio templates
  • Interview guide with the most common questions
  • More – based on their previous courses there are a ton of additional freebies and download

The course includes advice from not only Marie, Jake, Miquel, and Raquel but interviews from experts in different areas, similar to Lost Creator Academy. A great benefit of this course over the structure of the others is that the 8 live sessions (these are in addition to the modules below and will be recorded) will include interviews with experts. Students will know who these people are and what they do ahead of time and can ask questions in the Facebook group. This course will also allow you to view other people’s homework (with their consent) and job offers and connection for remote work – basically a mini job board within the community.


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The Power of Instagram Course Review

The second and newer course by Club Life Design is The Power of Instagram course. This course consists of 8 modules with over 80 videos (all modules, videos, and a review are outlined in the chart below) with the goal of teaching businesses and aspiring creators to harness the power of Instagram to monetize their business and grow their community.

In the screenshot below you can see what the backend (where you find the modules and downloads) looks like.


What’s Included in the Power of Instagram Course

In this section of our Club Life Design review, you’ll find an overview of everything included with The Power of Instagram course. Unlike other courses where the material is constantly added to different sections, because this creator course is meant to be done in the order it’s presented, any additional material is added to the end and other sections shouldn’t change. As of September 7, 2021, this course list is fully up to date.


Who is the CLD Power of Instagram Course For

Club Life Design’s Power of Instagram course initially seems to be designed for those looking to grow and monetize their Instagram accounts, as the name would suggest. However, I actually think that the course could benefit from a rebrand and be advertised more as a business development course with a focus on Instagram and photography.

At the end of the day, The Power of Instagram creator course truly does provide valuable insights and actionable steps to grow and monetize your Instagram account, but what I think is even more valuable are the business and marketing insights that are included in this process.

If you’re a business owner looking to harness the power of social media or a creator looking to monetize and grow your accounts, this is a fantastic course!

This CLD course focuses more so on the business side, with a bit of info on the creative side. However, if you’re hoping to improve your creative skills in photography and videography, I highly recommend the Lost Creator Academy instead or in addition to the Power of Instagram.


Pros of the CLD Power of Instagram Course

  • An official certificate of completion when finished
  • Lifetime access to the Facebook community where you can ask questions and connect with likeminded people
  • Chances to win one on one sessions with @mariefeandjakesnow and @explorerssaurus_
  • Every post in the Facebook group gets a response from the CLD team
  • Provides actionable steps to start and grow a business and an Instagram account
  • Live sessions with the CLD fam
  • Students get priority for future retreats in Bali (no discounts mentioned though)

Cons of the CLD Power of Instagram Course

  • Once you’re done that’s it and there is no guarantee of new material being added
  • Not for you if you’re looking to really improve your photography and videography
  • Would love to see more behind the scenes and in action shots as opposed to just two people talking to the camera with overlays
  • No discounts on new Club Life Design courses for existing members
  • Little focus on blogging and driving Instagram traffic to websites – if you’re a blogger, check out Wanderful

Club Life Design Discount Code

Looking for a discount code for one of the Club Life Design courses? Click the button below to check for discounts or sales.


Ready to Join the Club Life Design Family?

If you’re looking to harness the power of social media to grow and monetize your business, come and join the CLD family!


Club Life Design FAQ

Does Club Life Design offer payment plans?

Yes! All of the courses are available via payment plan. You can pay in 4 payments over four months instead of a one time payment.

How long will I have access to Club Life Design courses?

Lifetime! Course access is forever so you have all the time in the world to work through modules.

Does CLD have a money back guarantee?

Yes! If you take the lessons and apply what you learn and you don’t see results, you can get a full refund.


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Author: Alysa

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  • Hi Alysa,
    Thank you for your blog and reviews about courses and products. What the final opinion about this course as I am thinking to join? Is it worth 300$?

    • Hi Vesta! Thank you for your comment and I’m sorry it wasn’t clear. I think that this course is great in terms of helping you achieve a business mindset and grow with a like-minded community of people. It can help you begin to implement a strategy that, with time and consistency, will help you become a successful business owner or creator on Instagram. Don’t expect overnight results but if you implement the strategies that they teach, I actually do think this is a great course with resources that can be transferred to other socials as well. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions. 🙂