So, You Want to Make a Million Dollars Online?
Chapter 1: Business Owners Can Prosper
Part II: Resell Products From Other Companies
By Kevin S. Taylor, MBA
Developers and entrepreneurs are on a move from traditional marketing like telemarketing, printing, and direct mail, to more effective reselling of products and products’ rights. The latest trend is to sell arguably tangible items using the World Wide Web.
Electronic resale items with simple duplication methods along with instructions and rights to reprint, reproduce, or resell have become another facet of e-commerce and has sparked continually improving digital rights management. Some of these items may include computer software, Kindle or electronic reader-ready books, manuals, articles, and a plethora of other items that can be retrieved by downloading without having to physically ship an item.
E-payments are electronic payments made through a web browser for products and services using credit or debit cards, or electronic checks; but, are sometimes processed by a third party escrow agent or company. There are a variety of third party payment systems such as Clickbank. These resellers are known as Affiliate Marketers and they pay for a product with resale rights. In many cases, these affiliate companies actually assist you to market your product. The author; however, has found much more cost effective means of marketing online digital items while using traditional online payment gateways such as authorize.net.
When the product has been paid for, the buyer then owns the item, and in many cases also owns the right to resell the product. The product price follows certain price guidelines and the reseller keeps the amount he is able to sell the product for. This price includes the affiliate commission, so products sold this way are profitable for both the vendor and the reseller. This type of sales has been around for generations in one form or another and is often referred to as multi-level marketing.
Nowadays, resellers are in every type of businesses and perform one of the most important roles in selling digital and intangible products worldwide. But for the resellers, these products would, in most cases, be limited to the vendor’s online and physical location. However, it is noteworthy to add that some larger companies have actually divided up territories for resellers when they reach the point where the number of resellers begin to encroach on others geographical areas.
When you become a reseller, you earn an immediate commission on the sale. The sky is the limit to the number of intangible products and digital goods you can resell. Your business can be as big or as small as you want it to be. Get involved immediately, to take advantage of the early train. It is also imperative to note that an online merchant can be affiliated with any number of resellers thus creating entire online mega warehouses of digital rights multi-level marketing associations.
Next chapter look for information on how to go about Selling Advertising Space on your Website!