Some people view online business as something to be feared, the unknown catalyst for making money. Truly, in the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, "There is nothing to fear but fear itself." This applies directly to business as well as to life. If you would like to start up an online business, what's stopping you? You could be a little like me and fear is what is putting a damper on your ideas of owning and running your very own business. I would like to take the time to alleviate those wide eyed fears and help you realize that there really is not much to fear in the world of dropshipping.
First of all, with dropshipping, there should be no fear of having excess inventory. If you find a dropshipper, through a drop ship directory, they will simply send the product to your customer directly from the dropshipper's facility. In fact, if the dropshipper is willing to blind drop ship, they will put your company name on the delivery label so it appears that it came directly from your company instead of directly from your supplier. This means that you do not need to bother yourself with cumbersome bundles of product, because inventory is not required.
You can be relieved to find out that there is very little additional cost to running a drop shipping site except for the time you are going to have to put into it in the beginning. You do not even need to have any employees or a physical store in order to run your business. The two things you are pretty much going to have to have in order to run your drop shipping site are a reliable Internet connection and a computer. If you have the two necessities and some background knowledge of how to run a business, you should be sitting pretty good. Computer skills would be a definite and sure plus to running an online business. It would not take much knowledge, just enough to be able to turn it on and navigate a bit; it would not hurt to know how to type either.
I realize there are some individuals who may believe that there is no possible way they can come up with a product that is good enough and a strong enough niche to make much money for them. My advice is to find a product that will fulfill a need for someone and that is very appealing to that particular group of people. Also, make sure that your competition is not too aggressive. It is not impossible to find a great niche to sell. There is someone out there who is in need of a specialty product and has been searching for it all over; be there to sell to them. You are really not out that much if you have to go and try again with a different product and a different site. You really will not be out that much money if you decide to start over. You will, however, need to purchase a new domain name for about ten dollars or so. You may also need to pay another supplier a small application fee, if it is applicable.
The unknown is not something that you should be too afraid of, embrace it, learn from it. Please realize that, with dropshipping, the only thing there really is to fear is the fear you feel when you are first getting started. Try to place behind you those fears that are not always so rational. You will succeed if you are trying all that you can try, even if your success comes in the form of newly acquired knowledge, you have succeeded.