USA Delivery Address No Longer Required
Updated August 2017: Appealing for a USA delivery address was relevant at the time I wrote this post – because our ecommerce products can now be bought and delivered in the UK. Thanks to those who offered help. The rest of the post is still relevant!
Affiliate Commissions vs Time Spent
I wrote last time that blogging didn’t seem to serve much of a purpose for my online business, as my ecommerce business has been built mainly on Facebook.
As if to mock me, a tiny commission (under $5) dribbled in during the week from a product review post I wrote well over a year ago. I know the product well, and enjoyed using it – but the reward in relation to the time spent writing the review probably had me working, on that day, for about a dollar an hour!
Nevertheless – it served to remind me that I can use my blog to write about ecommerce products – which are generating considerably more than that on a daily basis, and with far less effort.
So for a while I shall use my blog to concentrate on the real purpose of my e-commerce stores – which is how store owners can make product sales or purchases. Without product sales no-one earns anything.
My Affiliate Stores
The ecommerce stores are well established in the USA, but here in the UK (as of March 2017) we are still in “team building and supplier finding” mode. Nevertheless in February 2017 with ecommerce I earned more online commissions than I had earned in any single month for a long time.
Although most of the suppliers in my store are USA suppliers, we’re starting to see UK suppliers now. For instance, if you click on the image on the right to look inside this shop, then scroll down the list of suppliers, you’ll see RocketDog, a shoe supplier in the UK. I particularly noticed them because their head office isn’t far away from somewhere I visit.
Not The Usual MLM Products
Family members may soon find they’re receiving RocketDog shoes and slippers for gifts – etc etc – instead of the products of other MLMs they’ve received in the past. (A welcome change for some of them – my sister was weeks before she told me she was allergic to the ingredients of one health product I bought her.)
In my ecommerce store we have a wide enough selection of products that there’s no need to keep buying one product range month after month and stockpiling it – one of the criticisms of the average MLM.
Apart from our monthly qualifying order (starting from $50 depending on your company rank) – chosen from a HUGE selection of products – we don’t need to buy any products unless we have sold them. No stock holding. The product vendor will despatch direct to the customer handle finance and everything else. All you do is make a purchase, or find a customer who makes a purchase.
You CAN just be your own customer if you wish, which is what I have done so far – but several of us are starting to look into product promotion now.
- Some people are successfully using drop-shipping, with the company’s free drop-ship training course. But that’s not for me. I don’t have the time, and there are other options that appeal more.
- There are products in our stores that are cheaper than on e-Bay…. AND you will earn commission when you sell / dropship them
- Direct sales – for instance, I have a health-related Facebook page, and as time permits I will intersperse products I promote on there, amidst the health topics I’m already posting.
- Other people are promoting a particular store – for instance RocketDog above.
- One enterprising team member has chosen a particular supplier and is building a Facebook page around that niche to make product sales. He will be sharing his product posts over various other social networks using a social media tool
At one time our orders were being delivered to the USA and brought over by team leaders as they visited the USA. Check out the pile of parcels generated in just ONE day, by our UK team. (The image was taken from a Facebook video that panned round a room used to store these parcels – there were far more than shown.)
Now we can buy them in the UK!
So to anyone who fears that this is not a genuine product based business – check out the parcels. Goods are being bought and sold!