How to Sell Drones Online without Cash Outlay

Are you passionate about flying drones? Do you know much about them? If so, you can turn your drone hobby into an online business?

Today I am going to show you exactly how to sell drones online, without needing to invest a large sum of money.  A way whereby you won’t need a warehouse. You don’t even need to hassle about shipping arrangements or customer complaints!

The best part is that whether you know anything or nothing about the internet (or online business), you or anyone else, can still learn this method.

Have I got you interested?


Let’s start by checking out the star of the show, the drones.

The Amazing Rise of the QuadCopter

Drones were used by certain university researchers to test out ideas in various fields.These include fields such as flight control, navigation, and robotics.

Picture of a drone with a camera attached

The military also had their fair share of using them in surveillance missions. One drone, in particular, played a major role in a drug bust by monitoring a drug trafficker’s operations.

Let’s not forget about Amazon (the largest online retailer) jumping on the drone-wagon as well, They recently used a drone to fulfill one of their customers delivery.Check out the video below.


It has become common nowadays to use drones for a variety of purposes. Many folks around the world have taken to using drones to record their outdoor adventures.

This opens the door for someone like you to build an online business.

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Targeting this market can be the start of a really exciting drone business. Let me explain more in the next section.

Your Online Drone target market

As I was doing my research into drones, it was amazing to see how many people out there enjoy using these drones.

Whether you’re into:

  • River Rafting
  • Snowboarding
  • Ice skiing
  • Mountain climbing
  • Skateboarding
  • Horse riding
  • Or even just watching an outdoor fire dance,

these drones do a magical job of capturing amazing aerial photos and videos.

For your business to be a success, all you need to do is get in front of this audience and help them.

Help them to:

-learn more about the different types of drones.

-decide which one is best suited for their needs.

learn various features by giving thorough and engaging drone reviews.

Your main goal is to become the ‘go-to’ site for drones. If people want to know anything about drones, your site should be the one they will type in, in the search bar.

Trust me this is not an impossible feat. I have seen people build an online business from selling Football snack helmets, VR headsets, Digital Photography, Stock Trading, Video Games, and Movie Reviews, just to name a few. The list is endless.

If they can do it, I believe so can you…

Now I can hear you saying to yourself? How do I start an online drone business if I don’t know anything about building a business?

Glad you’ve asked…..Coming up….Your Answer.

 Affiliate Marketing is a Great Way to Sell Drones online

Don’t get me wrong. It’s NOT the only way. There are other ways of making money from drones.

One example is, you can use eBay or Craigslist to purchase drones. Then, find buyers and make some profit from the sale.Selling on eBay can be frustrating

The problem however, with this kind of model, is that you would have to outlay cash to buy the stock and then find reputable buyers. Furthermore, in a case like this, you are up against Amazon as your competitor. People would rather buy directly from them.Things can end up being pretty frustrating.

Affiliate marketing, on the other hand, does NOT require a huge cash outlay.This model simply allows you to earn commissions from drones purchased by people using online retailers such as Amazon.

Let me show you how affiliate marketing works.

This is how affiliate marketing works

(a) You have a website that blogs about drones.(learn more about building websites here)

(b) You sign up with affiliate merchants(such as Amazon).Sign up is FREE.

(c)When someone visits your site, they simply click on the affiliate link of the respective drone that they are interested in buying.

(d)The link takes them to Amazon to complete the purchase.

(e)You then get paid your commissions.

 That’s it , that’s how affiliate marketing works.

 Notice TWO very important things

1.You did not have to buy any drones to make money.(No Cash Outlay).

2. Amazon is your friend and not your competitor (They pay you).

 That is pretty cool don’t you think?

I am sure that you are probably asking, “How do I get a website and learn more about affiliate marketing?”

Check this site called Wealthy Affiliate. It’s where I learned everything on how to build a solid online business. Their registration is FREE and upon sign up, you get TWO FREE websites as well as access to 10 FREE lessons to get your business off the ground.

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Take Your Drone business to Higher Levels

While some drones are purely remote controlled, others allow one to sync an onboard camera with your iPhone or Android devices.This gives the ‘pilot’ an awesome real-time view of the flight.

The more advanced ones are capable of ‘automatic takeoff and aerial navigation’. All that is left for you to do is just press the ‘home’ button and it will find its way safely back to you.

You can then just sit back and watch its recording over and over again.

So, why am I telling you this?

Because apart from the different types of drones and the various features that they offer, there is another way that you can leverage your drone business.

Here are some additional ideas that you can use in your blogs to scale the business.

 You can blog about:

  • Accessories such as VR Headsets
  • Suitable carrying cases
  • Spare rotator blades
  • Various battery packs

You can end up with some really nice profits from the sales of these items alone.

The great part about an online business is that it gives you the flexibility to monetize your site in many ways.

Check out this video of the top 5 most popular drones.


 Does Amazon have to be the only Affiliate Program?

Absolutely not. I used Amazon just as an example.

Drone prices varies. For a mediocre radio controlled starter drone you’re looking at $20, whilst for the PHANTOM PRO Quadcopter, it would cost you $1,799.

The Phantom Pro Quadcopter
The Phantom Pro QuadCopter

Since your income is based on commission, various affiliate programs offer different commission rates and this is something you would need to learn.

If you had to do an online search, you would see the tons of affiliate programs out there (with their respective commission rates) just for drones.

Have a look below. I’ve typed in ’drones +affiliate programs’ into the search bar. 

How to find affiliate programs for drones


If I had to dig a little deeper, I would find that some of them actually offer better commission rates than Amazon. My point is that you are not restricted to just Amazon to pay you.

 Are you ready to Start your Online Business

Building an online business offers you the possibility of having a solid passive income stream with very little start-up costs.

Sure, it takes hard work and some time, but it would be the same thing if you were starting a traditional business. Am I right?

With affiliate marketing, you can follow a model that is tried, tested and is working for thousands of people.

It’s exciting. You can learn how to sell drones online from knowing absolutely nothing about website building to having the opportunity to learn how to sell online and achieve success. I started my online career this way.

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The best part is that there is a whole community of like-minded people to help you through this process.The skills and techniques can easily be learned.

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Any questions or comments?

Would love to hear from you.

 Take Care




8 thoughts on “How to Sell Drones Online without Cash Outlay”

  1. This is actually an interesting idea lol. Another one thats worked well for me is dropshipping. Really easy to get into and maintain.

  2. Hi Roopesh,

    Thanks for the informative sharing on how to build an online business with selling drones!

    I found it to be quite comprehensive with you providing quite a bit of step-by-step guidance. I like how you also had given advise about the different affiliate marketing programs available!

    And may I add as well, the drone industry is definitely a growing industry and quite a bit of people can profit from having such businesses!

    • Hi There

      You are very welcome.

      Glad that you enjoyed the article. Absolutely, the drone industry is something that one should look into. I too think that it will be of more benefit if they were into this hobby already.It would make it easier to talk about in the blogs and things would be more fun than just ‘another job.’

      Take Care


  3. Wow, you have a ton of commentary on this page! Way more than some I have seen! Amazing job with this and I hope my site will eventually look just as amazing! I have several pages, but I did not put “too” much content (which could be good or bad), but by looking at yours, I may have to do some revamping ! Nice work! Good ideas!

    • Hello Jennifer
      Thanks for your kind words. Really appreciate it.
      I think you will certainly get there with your site.Just keep things simple and be consistent.
      All the best and take care.

  4. Hi Roopesh
    Fascinating article about drones, do they work in high winds? I was thinking a mountain climber or bush walker having one, and using it at the top of a mountain to get some aerial shots. How far can they go up, a thousand metres, or is that too high?

    • Hi Greg

      Thanks for the compliment. I read a story that a guy flew his drone up to 11,000 feet!

      So, yes I think you will definitely be able to get some good aerial shots on your journey…




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