I put up an inexpensive website (if you need one, contact me privately and I'll send you the link to the company I use) and got my sellers permit. I asked different companies if I could list their product on my site and then contact them with the sale. They then ship to my customers. How does it work? Usually they'll give you a discount on their product and then you charge full price from your website. Is this better than an affiliate program? Yes, because you know the sales are coming through on your site. With an affiliate program, you're not sure if your hard work is getting back into your pocket.