If you want to start your own business but you don’t have the space or money to buy your own stock, then you may want to sell other peoples products online as a way of making money.
This method of online money making is known as affiliate marketing and it is probably the most popular way that work at home people earn an online income.
How to sell other peoples products online
Step #1 Find a suitable affiliate program.
First of all you will need to find a business that is offering an affiliate program. An affiliate program is where a retailer invites website owners to sell their products for them via their websites. There are literally thousands of them available so there will definitely be plenty that are suitable for you.
Be sure to pick a program that is in an industry that you have an interest in. This has a number of benefits including the fact that you will be in a better position to interact with your website visitors and you will be able to establish yourself as an authority on your chosen subject quickly.
Step #2 Build your website and attract visitors.
The affiliate marketer (that’s you) then builds his/her website.
This normally done with WordPress as that is one of the most user friendly packages available today. If you’ve never built a website before, don’t worry as there is a free 10 part course that will show you how to build a website even if you have zero prior knowledge.
Attracting visitors to your website is easier than you think. Web users search for things via search engines like Google. They type into Google a phrase that relates to the product they are looking for or the problem they have.
What the savvy affiliate website owner does is to find out what keyword phrases potential customers in his industry are using and then incorporate those into their own webpages.
Targeting those keyword phrases and using a little SEO expertise will result in your pages attracting people who will be interested in the products that you are promoting.
Step #3 Make the sale and earn a commission.
You do not actually make the sale yourself. All your website is doing is referring interested visitors direct to your retailer’s website and it is there that the sales transaction occurs.
You will be able to track what sales have come from the customers you have referred due to a little piece of code that your visitor picks up when they are on your site.
Once the sale is complete, the retailer will pay you your commission.
The 7 benefits when you sell other peoples products online
There are a number of benefits associated with affiliate marketing:
- You don’t have to buy any stock.
- You don’t have to store stock anywhere.
- You can pick an industry or topic that interests you.
- You are not responsible for shipping or dealing with customer returns.
- You can work when you want to.
- You will be your own boss.
- You can earn a full time income from doing this.
So why not give the free course a try?
If you want to learn how you can develop your affiliate business further then take a look at the additional training and tools that are available here.
If you have any questions or comments about how to sell other peoples products online, just drop them into the comment box below and I will answer them ASAP!