Creative Ways to Sell Products Online

Street vendor in Tamsui District
Flickr: Arabani
One of the easiest ways to make money on the internet is to sell products – either for a company or from your home. If you thinking about doing this, you may be drawn to the idea of selling on eBay, Amazon, or someplace else along those lines. You are more than welcome to do that, but you should note that there are plenty of other ways to make money selling products on the internet. You just have to think outside the box. Here are a few suggestions you can keep in mind.

Product Reviews
Rather than actually putting out sales copy for a product, you could put out a video reviewing its features, benefits, etc. This will give people information about the product because they can actually see it in action. You could throw an affiliate link in the video description for people to click on, and then you will make money when people click on it. If you don't want to make a video, you could post a written review to Ukritic and still make money through affiliate linking. You will just have to make your words speak for themselves.

Free Classifieds
Ebay Explained 2006 (KLCC)
Flickr: LiewCF
It doesn't cost anything to post a product for sale on Craigslist, and this could bring a whole new set of customers for you to work with. You would be dealing on a local basis at this point, but you could sell all kinds of merchandise while still using the internet. This won't work for places that don't have large coverage in Craigslist, but it will work for most parts of the country. You just have to hope that people are willing to pay for whatever it is you have.

Consignment
Most people think of consignment shops as in-person establishments, but you can find them online as well. In this case, you basically pay someone else to sell your stuff for you. That person takes a percentage of the profits and you get to keep the rest. It may work in your favor, but only if you have god products with high profit margins.

It is a lot easier to sell products online than most people realize. You just have to figure out a way to do so creatively, in reference to your own abilities and time constraints. Test out the ideas above and see if any of them work for you. If so, you can thank me later for the awesome suggestions I just provided for you ;)



About the Author: Jenna Elder operates an ecommerce store, and she also runs a successful account on Ukritic. She enjoys helping other people make money online.