I will be talking about the difference between manufacturer and own-label brands, but before I get going I want to make sure you understand that I am not including counterfeits or imitations as own-label brands. Nor will I be talking about products being manufactured on a low budget, only to be known as the worst in their field.

I will only talk about leading brands and reliable, identical products without a designer label or logo. There are thousands of such products. In fact, with that many being produced in factories which contract for the corporate brands, those same factories have the power and the skill to produce comparable products for themselves and others.

They already signed confidentiality and possibly non-compete contracts. But they will still have the knowledge to manufacture similar products for themselves or others who will abide by the legal technicalities they have to follow. Or, they may produce something totally different, using the same materials and skill set when working for another.

It varies from material density to the capacity of chips in electronics to the structural integrity of metals to any other wide range of factors in product design, there are plenty of manufacturers using the best when producing products for their own use or for private label or unknown suppliers.

An own-label brand does not mean it is trash, it means they are just as good, even better including their cost and value compared to their designer counterpart. Sure, there's garbage out there. But in most cases the junk is produced with sub-par materials and sold as counterfeits.

Even though I have never been to China or India, I have visited a number of factories here in the USA and I have I have compared the boxes and packaging at the end of the production lines. Most of the time own-label brands are exactly the same as their manufacturer brand counterparts, duplicated in every way, just wrapped in a different package.

Obviously, for the seller the own-label goods offer a higher profit potential, compared with the leading brand names. Why else would the biggest names in retail happily offer brand names right next to their own-label products, and promote them more than the internationally famous brands?

Profit, duh. If they can source the goods at half the price of the name brands and sell it at least 20% less, they are still bringing in a healthy profit on that item. Plus, they have more room to work with if they want to place a certain product on sale. They can even offer a deal on a name brand and still offer their own brand. It is a win-win situation.

There are thousands upon thousands of own-label brands available from global sources. Take a walk in your local dollar shop and look at how many names you have never heard of. And they sell hundreds of products every day. Honestly, some are meant to be tacky just for that market. Now take a walk through leading retailers, from Best Buy to Jewel-Osco to Walgreens, to Home Depot and Lowe’s, you will see a mixture of own-label brands right next to name brands.

There are thousands of companies out there devoted to manufacturing private label products for buyers. I am looking at a magazine with a complete color page ad offering unheard of prices that would make you feel disgusted if you knew the true cost of everything. The leading marketers promote their less than $10 products for $29.99, $49.99, $79.99 and even $99.99 – and thousands sell day and night.

I am not advising you launch your own line of penis enhancement pills. Or breast enhancement pills. But it does make you think of what is possible if you find the right connection.

So, forget about the name brand apparel, consumer electronics, gadgets, etc. thinking that only brings in profit for the people who manufacture and distribute them and start working with something no one has ever heard of, but something you can make a living off of.