Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: What Is Ecommerce?
Ecommerce, also known as electronic commerce or internet commerce, refers to the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet, and the transfer of money and data to execute these transactions. Ecommerce is often used to refer to the sale of physical products online, but it can also describe any kind of commercial transaction that is facilitated through the internet.
QUESTION: What Is Dropshipping?
Dropshipping is a business model where you sell someone else’s products. If you receive an order, you place that order with your supplier, and then the supplier would ship it directly to the customer.
That's the simple version of dropshipping.
Some have made changes, like asking a supplier to manufacture products with their own private labels but it's still the manufacturer or supplier who ships the item.
QUESTION: Is Dropshipping Dead?
Is dropshipping dead? Put simply no its not, Dropshipping has been around for years and online E-commerce is booming. It's not dead, Dropshipping is growing by millions a year, but you need to do it correctly if you want to make money from it. Thats why at Crystalline Media we teach Brand Building; unlike the traditional way of dropshipping you commonly see today we don't build spammy stores with random products. We focus on teaching our students how to build actual long term brands that have a reputable name and even provide our students with a Private Supplier that they can use to get 5-7 day shipping on any product that they are selling.
QUESTION: What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketers are paid for referring new clients and customers to other businesses, products, or services, often through tracked links posted in blog post, web pages, emails, or social media posts. This relationship can take multiple forms. You may partner with a brand launching a specific product and receive a percentage of the revenue generated by your referrals. Or, if you work with websites like Amazon, you receive a percentage of whatever purchase a follower makes through your referral links, even if they don't buy the product you were specifically recommending. Affiliate marketing is a form of self-employment that has low initial overhead and doesn't require a person to produce, stock, or ship product inventory. Affiliate Marketing is one of the best Ecommerce business's to start today and we teach Affiliate Marketing in depth at Crystalline Media.
QUESTION: What Is a Social Media Marketing Agency?
We all know how social media is a big thing today. Every business, irrespective of its size needs social media to market its product or service. And it’s advisable to hire a social media agency to market your business efficiently. If you have a Social Media Marketing Agency, business's will pay you monthly for your help with growing their online/social media presence.
A social media agency promotes, markets and advertises your business on all the social media platforms, popularly on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter and LinkedIn. Social media is a part of Digital Marketing and has more aspects under it. Every business wants to achieve an objective through social media. Once the client communicates that to an agency, the agency plans a social media strategy to achieve that goal.
A Social Media agency does:
1. Social Media Marketing
2. Search Engine Marketing
3. Search Engine Optimization
4. Email Marketing
5. Social Media Account Growth
QUESTION: What Is Personal Branding?
Personal branding is the conscious and intentional effort to create and influence public perception of an individual by positioning them as an authority in their industry, elevating their credibility, and differentiating themselves from the competition, to ultimately advance their career, increase their circle of influence, and have a larger impact. Examples of personal brands would be Models, Athletes, Singers, Artist, Influencers, Youtuber's, Etc.