Dropshipping Vs Affiliate Marketing: Which Online Selling Method Makes More Money Online

Mika

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There are a lot of similarities between dropshipping and affiliate marketing. Both of these are online selling methods that do not require you to manufacture products or procure products in order to sell products. Both of these methods do not require you to invest in products in order to sell products online.

Since dropshipping and affiliate marketing are similar in many ways, a lot of people have this question in their mind:

Dropshipping and affiliate marketing, which online selling method will help you make more money?

Well, the answer depends on what you are selling, how you are selling, how much money you are spending on marketing and promotion.

While affiliate marketing may not require a website to sell products, you need a website to sell with dropship method and you might have to spend a lot of money on website maintenance.
 

AmaliaTG

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I am team Affiliate Marketing, actually for me I don't spend money to promote my affiliate products. Upon promoting affiliate products one needs to consider the quality and affordable products that people can buy. Also the channels that you use to promote your affiliate products like Instagram, Facebook pages and YouTube. And they are all for free. Only when one is using Email marketing and Facebook ads marketing is when you will be charged few dollars. I make $100 at minimum per month using affiliate marketing.
 
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Sherman198

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Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest ways to make money, if it's done with the right and bright technic. If you promote the right products that creates or add values then this may help you get your traffics attention, with this you may be receiving your commissions without having to deal with the company, so far they are not withholding your commissions but in dropshipping after receiving order, you may need to contact the company to know the address of the buyer.
 
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btaliat

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Drop shipping is not to be compared in making money. There are a lot of hindrances when it comes to drop shopping which makes it less lucrative when compare to sffksite marketing. Before a transaction is completed on drop shipping, many would have been done on affiliate marketing.
 
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sincerem

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Its not a necessity to dropship.using a website, you can forget about website building and go for a rented one lime dropshipping at shopify or even Amazon, eBay, Alibab, Jumia etc. They're the options of dropshipping. Even Facebook marketplace is there to dropship for, just buy ads directly from Facebook and start dropshipping things are made easier this days online.
 
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Yugocean

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I am in favour of whatever is best. Dropshipping is however more actively requires Cost Per Action. While affiliate marketing even have Cost per Click (CPC) and Cost per Mille (CPM). Some of my friends and known people are trying dropshipping, but not successful. I am trying to find a way to train them.
 
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Alexandoy

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Affiliate marketing is a more formal means of earning by promoting products. Dropshipping is the informal way because you can promote the product to your friends or followers in social media and earn a commission when you get a sale. Affiliate marketing is for a long term because you can still earn from the product that you promoted as long as there are buyers.
 
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Chibson

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on a normal day I would say that it is affiliate marketing because I have seen a lot of people making money from it on monthly basis. I don't really know much about dropshipping because I haven't seen people making money from it and how exactly they do it. I will take her fleet market in any day any time over dropshipping but that does not mean it is more profitable.
 
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