What is Successful Dropout anyway?

“Innovators always defy the status quo, undo the traditional, and then create something that’s absolutely amazing. The world is never the same again.”

-Deodatta V. Shenai


Successful Dropout exists to put freedom back in your hands and to demonstrate that there’s a million-and-one ways to build a successful career and life without jumping through all the hoops society says you have to.

No college degree or high school diploma? You can still earn six figures, you can still build a multi-million dollar company, you can still land your dream job and you can still bootstrap into the life and career of your dreams.

Dropping out or even contemplating the idea can be a very lonely endeavour. Your friends and family may not understand or support you and you may feel alienated from certain circles. You may feel panicked that you’ll never amount to anything or worried that you’ll never be able to build a successful career.

Enter Successful Dropout

The Successful Dropout community is made up of hundreds of individuals that are on the same journey to get off the conveyor belt, defy the status quo, become the best version of themselves and succeed in business and in life without a college degree.

See, here’s the thing about earning a college degree – the value is just not there anymore!

In fact, it’s estimated that only around 5% of students should go to a four year college. Five percent!

Not to mention student loan debt which is at an alltime high of over 1.5 trillion and the fact that students earning their bachelor’s degree graduate college on average after six years with $35,000 in debt.

Only an estimated 45% of college graduates are even working in job that requires a bachelor’s degree, which means years of study and thousands of dollars are wasted!

Everyone and their dog is going to college these days, and a college degree is supposed to help you stand out from the crowd right? But when everyone else is also earning a degree, you’re no longer that special. In fact chances are good that you will roughly be the average of all of your fellow college graduates.

Want to really stand out from the crowd? Then do more than college.

All a college degree is, is a signal to other people that you’ve spent the time and money to learn a bunch of things that supposedly qualify you start a career in the real world.

But you can start building that career and your own signal RIGHT NOW.


By getting out into the real world as quickly as possible and taking on real projects that give you real experience. This experience can then be showcased online through your social media, in a community like this, on your own personal website etc.

In this way, you build your own signal, your own “college” degree.

The writing is on the wall: the college degree is losing it’s value.

So what now? If you’re dropping or opting out of college, what do you do instead?

Well the good news is that you’re already saving thousands of dollars and 4 to 6 years of your life. That’s a pretty good start!

The next thing you need to do is figure out what to do with your life.

Do you want to start a business? Do you want to land your dream job? Or are you not sure yet and you just want to explore the possibilities?

Whatever it is, we’ll help you get there, and you can start by engaging with one of the sections below!

Whatever you do, you should not be intimidated by the fear of defying the status quo. Instead, you should be intimidated by the fear of being average.

Successful Dropout is for the outliers, the innovators, the rebels, and those who dare to dream and act on their dreams.

Start a business without college

Why build someone else's dream when you can build your own.

Get a job without college

Skip the debt, don't waste your time. Circumvent college and get a job.

Get skills without college

Learn things that are actually applicable in the real world.