The difference between affiliate marketing and dropshipping is that with dropshipping you are actually selling goods (even though they are not shipped from your warehouse). With affiliate marketing, you are just promoting someone else’s products.
Both affiliate marketing and dropshipping are similar in that they don’t require a lot of capital to get started.
If you know how to do SEO and build websites – or how to use email marketing or social media channels – to drive traffic to your affiliate offers or your dropshipping store you can make money online without risking a lot of money to get started.
See all questions and answers in my affiliate marketing FAQ