General Description: Until quite recently, people who wanted to sell products were limited to catalogs, craft fairs and brick-and-mortar stores. No more. The Internet empowers you to sell and market your products to a global audience 24/7 in a myriad of formats.
For example, you can:
- Set up a website to sell your unique crafts, products and inventions.
- Develop an online catalog targeted to a specific market niche (i.e., cigar enthusiasts or dachsund lovers.)
- You can either sell products that you own or you can sell as an affiliate by linking to other sites that handle the actual order fulfillment (and you receive a commission on the sales).
- eBay Merchant - Recycle your "treasures" though eBay or work as a "trade assistant" to help other people sell their goods on eBay.
Options for Flexibility: Selling on the Internet can relieve you of the long-hours associated with being a traditional retailer. In general, the more you automate your systems, the higher the degree of flexibility you'll incorporate into your work.