I just need some quick advice guys. Basically I want to start my own online store, and eventually create my own brand. In this day and time, I think the real smart move is to have your own products, start your own empire, get your own thing going, instead of being the middle man. Thats where the real money is, and thats what I am aiming for. But first, dues must be paid. The brand thing will have to come with time, and I know that. I want a good quality reputation first. My niche involves all types of products, but I want to be known for quality products. Its gonna be a store that sells all kinds of these products including all kinds of brands as well. My question is what do yall think is the smartest first move? Use amazon products and be an affiliate for them for now until I get a good reputation? Dropship from quality companies and be the middle-man first until I can establish my own brand? Or get some more start up money and buy wholesale? Basically where should I get my first products from to start up this store? Any advice is welcome guys. Thanks in advance.