The home based business industry has always been center around selling and recruiting. Anyone from any walk of life is welcome to participate. Countless have trashed and bashed mlm to seek success in Ecommerce. And there have been 4 different attempts to bring it into the home based business industry.
1. it's common for people to leverage 3rd party entities.
2 Affiliate or MLM.
3. You can work independently on or offline.
4. You can also dropship and move products without inventory.
If you're considering this option as a source of income. The best thing you can do is take it serious. Never get comfortable. I have witnessed many who have done well with ecommerce but they got comfortable. They are worse off now because they didn't think like a true business professional. In any business or profession longevity has to be the first priority. Putting away money is the best way to take care of your business. You always want to take care of your business so your business is there to take care of you. It's a tough discipline that is either overlooked or it's just simply not taught.
I've personally done Ecommerce and have had successful sales and I've also had some nightmarish experiences with it to in the process. Most bad experiences come from lack of education and preparation. Ecommerce made a some noise in 2013 and sounded strong throughout 2014 as of late it's not heard of nearly as often due to the majority of the "recruiting" programs are no longer around. People hate selling and recruiting yet the majority will not participate in something unless it has that side included.
I'VE ONLY WITNESSED ONE SUCCESSFUL
As far as huge success worth talking about Tommy Rodriguez is the only person that I know of that has stuck with Ecommerce to the point of creating the true successful lifestyle that only a few really get to taste of.
From my experience most attempt e commerce because they don't want to sell or recruit and the fact that they think it's easy and there is no real work involved. I believe it's important to embrace what it takes to become successful instead of evading it. Success is always going to be hard work regardless of what profession you seek it in. If you plan on participating in e commerce commit to the learning process.