One of the oldest methods of monetizing your online content is through setting up an eCommerce store. Before computers could play videos or anyone even thought of placing ads on a blog, people were buying and selling goods through online forums. Fast-forward to today where people run $500,000 eCommerce stores directly though Instagram. No buying a domain name. No building an email list. Nothing. The downside? Social platforms can change their algorithms at the drop at the hat, leaving once successful eCommerce businesses out in the cold.