A common way to start an Internet business, or simply start making money online, is selling a product online.
On the Internet we can sell any product, just a matter of that the client ordering, cancel via credit card or through any other form of payment (by bank deposit via bank transfer, etc.), And then send the product to your physical address, or you can download it via a website.
However, selling online is not the same to sell through traditional media, why, some products can have high demand on the Internet, while others it is unlikely that someone decides to buy via this medium.
There are basically two types of products are often sold on the Internet: digital products and physical products, see below each of these alternatives and related tips:
1. Digital Products
More digital products are sold online are digital products based on information (info product), the main ones are the software (software) and eBooks (electronic books), although it is often sell the audios, videos, web templates, etc.
The advantage of selling digital products is that these products do not have to be physically sent to the client, but the latter, after making the payment, you can proceed to download from a website, which allows us to avoid shipping costs, and also gives the customer the opportunity to get your product immediately.
These digital products can be created by ourselves, can be non-digital products, or may be digital products with resale rights, let’s look at each of these alternatives:
Own digital products
Own digital products are digital products created for ourselves. Unless we are good programmers, the easiest thing here is to create or write an eBook.
For this, it is not necessary that we be great writers, just enough that we have experience, knowledge and passion for a particular topic.
Nor is it necessary to have to write a great work, a novel, or a 200-page eBook, just enough to write a practical manual, a guide, a course, a story, a book of poems, a recipe book, etc..
For example, if we have experience and knowledge on dog training, we could write an eBook about how to train dogs. Or, for example, if we are passionate about the topic of business, could write an eBook on how to start and run a profitable business.
If to start selling online, we chose this alternative to sell our own eBooks, advice is that when you create it or write it, we focus on what will be our target, trying to create a product that will really be helped. Another tip is that we take our time to choose the title, because it will depend very much the success of our eBook.
Others digital products
Others digital products are digital products created by other people, which we sell, usually at the pre-subscribe to any program or affiliate system.
Once subscribed to a system of affiliates, every time we sell a product, receive a commission or a percentage of sales, fees may vary depending on the affiliate system or product can go from 5% to 75%. Some systems are known affiliates of Amazon and ClickBank.
If to start selling online, we chose this option of subscribing to a system of affiliates and third parties to sell digital products, a council that is before deciding on a membership system, much information on the system, look for references, and analyze whether the products they sell are really quality.
Digital products with resale rights
Digital products with resale rights digital products are created by other people, which when purchased, acquired the right to sell them without having to pay any commission.
An example would be the packages of eBooks abound on the network, which to buy, get the right to sell any of eBooks including, whenever we want, and keep the total sales.
As in the case of affiliate systems, if we decide on this option to start selling online, we must try to resell the products are of good quality.
Whether you choose to create our own digital products, we subscribe to some form of affiliate, or selling digital products with resale rights, as to where to sell these products, we create our own website or online store, we sell in marketplaces or auction sites such as eBay or eBay, we sell them through the use of email marketing, or, in the case of digital products themselves, we can sell them at special sites that are responsible for helping with this task such as Lulu or ClickBank.
2. Physical products
The alternative to selling online is to sell physical products, among them apparel, discs, spirits, crafts, jewelry, gifts, decorations, etc.., Products which can create or produce ourselves, and previously purchased from a vendor.
Unlike digital products, physical products should be sent to you once it has completed the purchase, which requires us to incur shipping costs, and labor and time consuming.
However, not all products have the same physical host on the Internet; some can have a high demand, while the other one is likely to decide to buy.
There are basically two types of physical products often have success on the internet: safe products and genuine products, let each of them:
1. Insurance Products
If you just started selling to the Internet, we must ensure that our physical product is a safe product, i.e. a product that the customer has the assurance that once you get your hands will not feel disappointed or dissatisfied. For example, if a customer buys a book on the internet, once you have it in your hands is unlikely to have any dissatisfaction, complaint or grievance with which you purchased the book, whereas if I bought a piece dress, once who is in his hands is possible that the garment does not fit you, or you do not like the texture of the fabric, being dissatisfied with the purchase.
Once we have sold our products have created enough insurance and consumer confidence, we can just proceed to sell other types of products (which was precisely the strategy that they used Amazon started out selling only books, then all kinds of products).
2. Original products
Another type of product is well received on the Internet are original and unusual products, i.e. new products that are not usually found in the physical markets. An example of genuine could be the pet accessories, such as houses, crates, beds, clothes, costumes and toys.
Another example of original products themselves may be products of a country or region, found that consumers in countries or regions where they live. An example of these products could be local crafts.