If not, how do I find a source for products that I could sell myself that I can afford to use?
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
It sounds to me like you are looking to become a manufacturers rep in some form - is this correct? There are sites like replocate.com which advertise businesses looking for agents or distributors. However, like any business you need to do your due diligence and become satisfied that it is for real and that you can actually distribute the product.
JEKM also offers product distribution opportunities. JEKM imports a range of quality Australian merchandise which may be of interest to you plus advertises Australian companies looking for local reps. Check out www.jekmagents.com/agent.htm.
Good luck with your search
globalsourcedirect.com is a good wholesaler, but they are not a drop shipper.. you would have to make the upfront commitment to buy a quantity of product and then sell each item. Best to see if any items interest you. If you find some, go on ebay and check completed listings / current listings to see if you can actually make a profit..
Don`t forget to inlcude listing fees / shipping supplies / shipping fees into your research! There`s more to it than just the prices shown.