It is always interesting to me the number of ways there are to make money using the Internet. For example did you know you can make money with drop shipping? Many Internet marketers are not familiar with this business model so let’s take a quick look at how it works.
Basically drop shipping is where you act as a middleman between the manufacturer and the customer. The customer purchases a product from you and receives the product from the manufacturer. You get paid for making the sale. This is one excellent way to start an eBay Business.
This is great, because:
1. You do not have to store the products. This makes it a popular business model for Internet marketers. As a matter of fact most Internet marketers do not really have any place to store products anyway.
It becomes cost prohibitive if you have to go out and rent a storage unit to keep products in. It also takes away the advantage of working from your home if you have to leave home to conduct business. You do not have to worry about that at all when you sell products as a drop shipper.
2. It’s inexpensive to get into. When you look at all the expenses of starting an offline business most ordinary people cannot do that.
Why would you want to pay for rent, utilities, employees, and so on. You can have a legitimate business from the comfort of your own home where you sell products at retail pricing and then let the drop shipping manufacturer take care of the rest.
3. Focus on Internet marketing. This really is the key to making a lot of sales. The key here is getting traffic to websites and having a great sales page.
In the offline business world you would have to do various forms of advertising such as yellow pages, newspaper advertising, direct mail, or possibly radio and TV ads. With drop shipping you can focus your budget on promoting and marketing your products without worrying about storage or shipping.
4. This is a profitable business to be in. Because you are able to control your overhead you can make a lot of money in the drop shipping business.
It is important is to find products that are competitively priced and allow you to sell them at a high margin. The good news is there are literally thousands of drop shipping companies with millions of products available for you to promote.