How to Make Money Online With Drop Shipping
In this article I want to talk about a way to make money online that anyone can do once they understand it. I am talking about making money on the internet with drop shipping.
For you drop shipping is a type of retailing where you do not keep your products in stock, but instead pass the order and shipping details to a wholesaler, who then dispatches the goods to the customer directly. You make your profit on the difference between the wholesale price you are billed and retail price you sell it for.
It sounds easy enough so how do you get started.
First of all you need to find a product that people are going to want to buy. A quick way to do that is look at what people are searching for online. You can do a keyword search here to see how many times that word is being searched in a particular month: http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion
The more a word is being searched the more it may contain a product that will be in demand. Let’s do one for the keyword phrase “baseball” without the quotation marks. This brings up over 500,000 searches at the time I am writing this. By looking at the list you can see potential products to sell including baseball bats, baseball cards, baseball equipment, baseball gloves, and so on.
Next we need a place to provide the products. Do a Google search for the words “baseball equipment affiliate program” and one that comes up in position one is baseballwarehouse.com. When we go to their website we see that they do have an affiliate program. Clicking on that link shows us that they are eager to have people like you selling their products and all you have to do is fill out a short form provided by Commission Junction who manages their affiliate program for them.
They are going to provide you with the products, collect the money, drop ship all products for you and even allow you to provide a coupon coded with your affiliate number for phone orders. You make money on all of your sales and never handle the product. This is the beauty of drop shipping. No warehouse needed, no office staff, no inventory, nothing!
In the case of baseballwarehouse.com if you have a website they will provide you with banners and links to place on your site leading to your affiliate site which generates business for you.
This approach will work for any product you want to sell and have drop shipped for you. A key point for you to make money online with drop shipping is to find several companies to partner with and then find out who you like to work with. Obviously your commissions are important, but other considerations on who you drop ship from is things like quality of products, how reliable they are, and how easy they are to do business with.
If this appeals to you then get started today and find a few good companies to partner with and start making money online with drop shipping.