To be a distributor, you first need to develop your downstream retail channel. Becoming distributor is not difficult, but how do you retain and grow is the issue to confront. Manufacturers and importers are all the time looking for new distributors, however to satisfy them you need to keep selling their products in your downstream retail channel. So, if you have good command over a market, tell that to concerned manufacturers. If the manufacturer does not have anyone in your market, chances are he/she will be interested. Though manufacturers insist on some investment, one can always run a successful negotiation on the back of selling strength.
Once you master at least some command over downstream retail channel - visit vanik.com and join as distributor (Its free). Next, you need to tell the world about your services. So, post an advertisement offering your services at Vanik.com - the service is free. Not only free, Vanik staff will help you create a good ad copy. As registered member of Vanik - you will be able to contact any manufacturer or importer looking for distributors (there are so many at vanik.com). That's how you can start your distribution business at little capital.