How to Sell Online without Inventory

There are untold possibilities of wealth that come from online entrepreneurship. More and more people are realizing how well they could do and how successful they could be if they started to tap into the online market themselves, but it definitely comes with its challenges, and that is one reason many people are still not doing it. One of the main challenges people face is that they think because they don’t have enough capital or a collection of amazing products, they will be unsuccessful. Fortunately today, this doesn’t have to be the case if you learn how to sell online without inventory. That’s right! You too can learn the process of selling inventory in just a few steps. Keep reading and I will show you how you can start a risk-free online business without any startup money or even products of your own.

1. Start with a Website

The first key to success with any online business that wants to sell without shipping their own inventory is to start a website. The website you create will be a place visitors can learn more about the products they want to buy and eventually, through you, be able to place an order. There are three main ways of setting up your website for success. This article should help you decide what type of business structure you want to learn. Choose which route you would like to take, and then create your website. You can even make a site for free and get started as early as today!

Your website will be your money-maker. As more and more people visit your site, the more likely they will convert into real customers and line your pockets!

2. Funnel Traffic to Your Website

The key behind any successful business which is selling online without inventory is to get as many interested people as it can to its site to buy its products. Just having a website is not enough for people to start flocking to it. You will need to put your site out there in front of people so they will actually visit. Not only do you want thousands of visitors, you want them to be completely interested in your niche so they will actually buy something. This requires time and training, all of which I and a community of other entrepreneurs can provide you here. The more interested people you get to go to your website, the better you will be able to sell.

3. Keep Growing Your Business

After some initial sales, you may be feeling pretty good about yourself, and you should be! It’s a great feeling to make your first sales without even needing inventory. Your journey doesn’t end there, however. To keep your business thriving, you want to continue investing time in making it grow. The best way to do this is by joining a community of other online entrepreneurs who have made millions selling online.

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This is my profile at This is one of the best communities online for learning how to make your online business profitable, no matter what you are selling. By joining a community like Wealthy Affiliate, you can tap into expertise from people like me and many others who have already gone through the challenges of how to sell online without inventory so you don’t have to.

Take the Next Step

If you are interested in taking the plunge into a successful career selling online, make sure you follow these steps. I am also always available to talk to, so make sure you leave a comment below or message me if you have questions about what you should do. What are you waiting for!? Get started on your online business today!

12 thoughts on “How to Sell Online without Inventory

  1. Its amazing to see how far along affiliate marketing has come. This is a great article for someone who may not no about affiliate marketing or how it works. I think its an awesome way to start out as an online entrepreneur. It gives you the freedom of low overhead to start as you don’t need to handle products but allows you to expand into your own ecommerce down the road.


    • Mack,

      Affiliate marketing has come a long way and it is easier than ever for anyone to get involved. All it takes is a little knowledge of how to get started and the will power to continue working through the hard times. I truly believe that anyone that wants to be successful just need to put forth a consistent effort and they can make it.

  2. Good advice on how to sell online without inventory, many people hesitate about starting a business simply because having inventory scares them. It is not easy to keep track of your inventory in any type of business, so your information on how to do this without inventory will help many people.

    • Couldn’t agree more Jeffrey. Lots of people would like to get started selling online with an online store or something similar, but inventory is something that scares them away because of the cost and the time it takes to track. Wealthy Affiliate is a great place for those people to go because they can avoid both the cost and the time of tracking inventory.

  3. Hi Taylor, I agree with you that it is great to make sales online without inventory. I also agree that Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to get started building your web presence and learning this business. In the past, I had done some eBay sales and found it cumbersome to store inventory, pack and ship, and keep up with everything. It is much easier being an affiliate and WA is the place to do it! Looking forward to your continued success.

    • Thanks NathanG and I couldn’t agree more. Wealthy Affiliate is the place to learn how to sell online without inventory and get paid at the same time. There is also no cost to get started and that mean not having to worry about buying inventory and ship it. I have known countless people that have wanted to start businesses, but because of the barriers to entry and the high cost they haven’t pursued that dream further. Wealthy Affiliate is the way to go if cost are an issue for you.

  4. Hi Taylor,
    Your article on how to sell online without inventory is very good. For a little while, I was a drop shipper which is another way to sell online without inventory. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to do with lots of catch 22s i.e. to get a good supplier with a good quality product you already need to show sales of similar products, and with Amazon, you also need to have a decent sales record for them to put you in the “Buy” box. In other words, you already have to be selling something in order to sell something!
    Affiliate marketing when done right is definitely better, and Wealthy Affiliate definitely teaches you the right way.

    • Ed, 

      I haven’t been involved in drop shipping myself, but I have had countless friends try their hand at it. They have come back with similar stories to yours. I definitely think it is a learnable trade though. Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to learn the basics of what you need to be successful at getting traffic to your site and also helps you with selecting a niche which would help you with drop shipping. I’d definitely recommend taking a look at Wealthy Affiliate for assistance in choosing a niche as I believe that is important to get right before moving forward with drop shipping.

  5. Hey Taylor,

    I want to say that this is a great post about how making money online works. It is not as complicated as most people assume. I applaud you for introducing people to Wealthy Affiliate, for I also feel this is the best and most cost effective community to teach you all that you need to start your own online business. Great work here Taylor!


    • Thanks Christopher. 

      I used to be of the belief that making money online was extremely complicate and that it took a 4 year college degree to do successfully. That just isn’t the case. Yes, it does require a little bit of knowledge to get started, but the Wealthy Affiliate platform is great for those that want to get paid to learn more about making money online.

  6. Building your own website is the best way to earn an income online. It’s not easy and it takes a lot of time to make your website shine in the search engine, but it’s all worth it, because the amount of money you can make with a website is amazing! The potential is basically limitless…

    • I couldn’t agree more. Create your website can be ver lucrative, if you know what you are doing. That is where a lot of people get tripped up, not knowing where to go to get this knowledge in the first place to be able to be successful online. Wealthy Affiliate really is a great resource to help people get that knowledge to succeed.

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