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.
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.
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
- Ice skiing
- Mountain climbing
- 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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Any questions or comments?
Would love to hear from you.