Setting up an Internet Business? Consider Drop Shipping

Written by June Campbell

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* Isrepparttar company a manufacturer or wholesaler? Some businesses offering drop shipping arrangements are resellers. They have set up accounts with drop shipping companies. You, in turn, will be reselling for them. You will make better profits if you set up your own drop shipping account directly with a supplier rather than with a reseller.

* Doesrepparttar 117736 drop shipper charge you an account setup fee or a monthly fee based on monthly traffic counts or some other criteria? Most (not all) companies charging a set up fee are resellers. If there is a set up fee, is it in exchange for a value-added service such as access to an admin web site or specially printed labels for your company's orders?

* What doesrepparttar 117737 company charge for shipping and handling? Ifrepparttar 117738 cost is too high, your customers will abandon their shopping carts if they thinkrepparttar 117739 expense is out of line.

Your Product Mix

A web site selling a narrowly defined range of products will be easier to administer, and easier to promote than a site containing an array of products. For example, a site selling lady's sportswear will be more attractive to search engines than a site selling men's, women's and children's clothing of all descriptions.

And finally, choose items that are neither too inexpensive nor too heavy. Experienced drop shippers say that products of over $20 and under 70 pounds work best. If you want to sell lower priced items, group them together in a package and sellrepparttar 117740 package. The shipping costs will appear to be more reasonable. Alternatively, promote products that carry similar shipping costs, or that will not add torepparttar 117741 shipping cost.

And lastly, much success in your new business!

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June Campbell is a self-employed writer. Her work has been published internationally in a multitude of print and electronic publications. Prior to making a career change in the mid-nineties, June spent close to twenty years working as an addictions counselor and clinic director in Canada.

Rites of Passage

Written by Elena Fawkner

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Then you learn aboutrepparttar secret marketing sites. Aha! That's where allrepparttar 117735 good stuff is, you figure. So you pay your $60 lifetime access fee to two or three ofrepparttar 117736 really best secret sites, confident that you're entering an exclusive club just for those who are REALLY successful in their Internet businesses.

What you find, of course, is more ofrepparttar 117737 same stuff that you've already read, it's just that now it's all in one handy location.

=> Phase III - Paralysis by Analysis

You finally accept that you really do have allrepparttar 117738 information there is to have sitting right there on your computer. You just have to use it.

Only problem is, it doesn't matter how much time you spend reading, rereading and absorbing all ofrepparttar 117739 information,repparttar 117740 fact is you still don't have a site, you still don't have a product and you still don't have a business so what are you reading all this Internet marketing stuff for?

You've reachedrepparttar 117741 point where you have so much information, all of it telling you to do something different, that you don't know where to start or in which direction to turn - paralysis by analysis, in other words.

=> Phase IV - The Dawning of Realization

So you take a step back (or have a dummy spit - whichever you prefer). Thoroughly fed up and disillusioned, you decide that this whole Internet business thing's nothing but a crock - a quagmire of false promises made by unscrupulous con artists out for a quick buck. There's just no way to make money onrepparttar 117742 Internet. It's all a big con.

You go back to watching television inrepparttar 117743 evenings and having actual conversations with family members. After a few days pass, though, what you read in those interminable Internet marketing ebooks and at those secret sites starts to germinate. Independent thought actually starts to flourish. Suddenly, you realize you were missingrepparttar 117744 woods forrepparttar 117745 trees.

You reluctantly accept there really is no business in a box. You're going to have to create it for yourself. You come to understand thatrepparttar 117746 only way to make money onrepparttar 117747 Internet is to do *everything* you've been reading about. All ofrepparttar 117748 contradictory advice wasn't contradictory at all - it was cumulative! There IS no one way of doing this. You need a solid, content-intensive web site to attract visitors. You need an ezine to keep in touch with them. You need products to sell and quickly (affiliate programs! you astutely think to yourself). You need to create your own products. You need to market and to advertise. You need to get good search engine rankings. You need a lot of sites linking to yours. You need to write and publish articles to get your name out there.

All ofrepparttar 117749 things you've been reading about were true after all. You just have to do them *all*. The light has finally dawned.

=> Phase V - Where You Need To Be

In a sense, Phase V brings you right back to square one - how am I going to make money onrepparttar 117750 Internet? But unlike Phase I, you now know what it's going to take.

What you need to do now isrepparttar 117751 hardest work of all. You have to come up with a rock solid idea for your web site. Only when you have this can you begin to build your business. That's why you never got anywhere in Phase I. You went out looking for ways to make money with your computer but you had no context. What'srepparttar 117752 point of signing up for and promoting affiliate programs when you don't even know if they're going to fit with your site? How are you supposed to think about writing information products if you have no idea of your subject?

Once you have your good idea, everything else falls into place. You can get to work creating your web site, publish your ezine, decide which affiliate programs to promote, create your own products and all that goes along with these things.

So, when you find yourself back at square one, don't despair, congratulate yourself! You're exactly where you need to be.

=> Phase VI - Just Do It

Now it's time for action. The past weeks and months have not been wasted. They've exposed you to all ofrepparttar 117753 things you need to do to establish and grow your online business. But at some point you have to stop reading and start doing. Only then doesrepparttar 117754 real learning begin.

That time is now.


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