Is Affiliate Marketing Better Than eCommerce for Beginners?
This video will attempt to analyze whether Ecommerce or affiliate marketing is a better choice for beginners trying to start out in internet marketing. While Ecommerce has become the hot new idea in 2017, it may not be suited for everyone and hopefully our video can give you some insight into the two completely different methods.
Running an ecommerce store requires a lot of work and a lot of different skillsets. Your a web designer, copywriter, customer service agent, you have to manage the payment processors and ship your orders. All of this on top of driving traffic to your store and bringing customers and driving sales.
In Affiliate Marketing your only job is to create content and drive sales. With Affiliate Marketing there's also 0 risk to you and you can do it either for free or just a couple Dollars.
I feel like affiliate marketing is similar to how many stock trading platforms have a play account where people can test the waters before diving in.
Affiliate Marketing allows you to try out and test various niches and products, it allows you to see what sells and what doesn't, what methods work and which don't, all without having to shell out any money on inventory and without having to interact with any real customers.
I'm not saying that you can't jump right into ecommerce, you absolutely can and many people do and are successful, but I sort of view affiliate marketing as a pre-requisite to starting your own ecommerce store.
You can figure out if you even enjoy it, if your even good at it, etc before making a monetary committment.