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Sold 1 Couch, Made $1K: How Alex Makes It In America With High-Ticket Dropshipping [Exclusive Interview]

by Denis K. | | 8 min read
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You might have seen tons of success stories, but THIS one: Alex is killing it! She’s a mother, she’s a project manager, she’s a martial arts enthusiast (she’s only 29 by the way), and she’s doing charity and she’s already a high-ticket dropshipping store owner – a mix of tasks only the most ambitious ones can handle. So, why can’t YOU become a successful business owner? It’s easy to learn from this exclusive interview with Alex, joining us today from sunny Florida.

Our pleasure, Alex, very much welcome and congrats on making a significant high-ticket sale with Amazon recently.

Could you tell us a bit about your journey with Sellvia and your overall experience in high-ticket dropshipping?

Hi, thanks for having me! It’s great to be here. My journey with Sellvia has been incredibly smooth so far. You guys set up my Amazon store, and it’s been an easy ride since then. I’ve sold items like shirts and sweaters before, but diving into high-ticket products really changed the game, it’s skyrocketed!

I sold one couch and made $1,000 – that’s amazing, I love it! 

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Recently, I started with high-ticket dropshipping through Sellvia. I got the package for it and I’m really happy to say it’s going well!

So far, I made my first high-ticket Amazon sale last month in December. I’ve been actively using Amazon ads and offering coupons to attract customers.

The results look good and I’m excited about what’s coming next!

That’s fantastic! Did you have any prior experience in ecommerce or digital marketing?

No, this was all new to me, I kinda just took a plunge to see what would happen. And you’ve helped a lot, so I do appreciate the support. I’m a project manager by the way, I work in tech, work a lot with soft engineers and stuff, so my experience was more behind the scenes, never tried doing a business on my own.

I decided to give ecommerce a try and found Sellvia’s support very helpful.

Outside of work, I enjoy martial arts, Pilates, and spending time with my family. My husband has been incredibly supportive of this new venture.

Now that’s impressive: you do so many things at once!

And how has becoming an online entrepreneur impacted your life and what was your family members’ reaction to that?

My husband is really very supportive of me trying this ecommerce journey of mine. I was nervous at first to tell him, cause I thought he was going to be like: “That’s crazy Alex, you shouldn’t be doing that, just focus on your work, like, you’re great at work, you don’t need that”. But he’s like: “No, no, no, you wanna try it? So go for it, I support you 100%, have fun!” And I really appreciate that.

When I sold my first couch he was like: Oh, wow, you did it!”

In general, ecommerce hasn’t drastically changed my life yet, it’s more like a hobby, but it’s given me the way to entertain myself and do something to focus on besides my regular job when I’m bored.

My goal is to sell more, grow this into my primary source of income, so I could just hang out with my baby all day long!

With about a year of your work and our support, what have you learned during this time?

The learning curve has been steep but rewarding. I’ve picked up digital marketing skills, especially in online ads. The social media package setup for Facebook and Instagram by Sellvia was a great help.

You guys have a lot of packages that are of help and honestly I wanna do more packages to keep growing faster. I’ve also recently checked out your Guide on Holiday Marketing, I liked it. And now, I’m excited to see how my TikTok shop will perform!

Just recently, Alex has also purchased some more services for promotion:

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That’s just amazing, and we’re glad to have helped you with some of the tasks, by the way, good job on going on TikTok. It’s a very rewarding platform for ecommerce now!

And can you share the promotional methods which you’ve found the most effective?

Amazon ads have been really effective in my strategy.

I want to say I do a lot of the Amazon ads, the campaigns that they have. I feel like those work. It brings people to the Amazon store that I have so they can shop there.

The other thing that seems to be working as well is getting on Facebook and gaining followers or seeing what’s trending.

And as people have items similar to what I’m selling, I say, ‘Hey, you can also buy it at my store if you’re looking for it,’ and it seems to be working.

Great strategy! You can always find groups of people on Facebook, for example, who possibly share interest in your products and offer them special coupons.

So, moving on, before choosing Sellvia, you were exploring options like Shopify. What made you give your preference to Sellvia?

What drew me to Sellvia was the extensive support and guidance. You also have a lot of documentation and videos to help me navigate through the processes, like advertising, for example.

Shopify does not have that. Shopify’s like $1 for the first 3 months, and after that it’s like $40 a month (very much more expensive than Sellvia), but they don’t give you any help or any support.

Unlike Shopify, where you’re pretty much on your own, Sellvia walked me through the ecommerce process, from store setup to advertising strategies. I mean, with Shopify you have to do everything on your own, you have to create your store yourself from scratch, and you gotta upload your own catalog items, and do your own descriptions.

With Sellvia almost everything is ready and all I have to do is just attract people to my store, just promote it and that’s it. And even HERE you guys have a package to help me promote if I don’t have time to do that on my own (although I’m learning to do that right now).

Wow, seems like you’ve already started diving deeper into ecommerce like a pro! We’ll send you some free materials to help you on your way.

Just a quick question: ecom these days still sounds like a dream for many, so is it all worth it from your perspective?

Oh I’m so happy about having started my own ecommerce store, absolutely! In the beginning I was a little nervous, but then I made my first sale, only after a few weeks after getting a High-Ticket Package, that’s already a great return on investment and now I’m honestly enjoying it and having fun.

Now I’m just like: I’m just gonna keep selling more and more and more! My dream is to make it grow non-stop.

So yes, the most thrilling part has been seeing the results – like making back my investment with just one couch sale!

So you’ve told us about your husband’s support, but what about your friends? What was their initial reaction about starting your ecommerce business?

When I first shared my plans about starting an ecommerce business, the reactions I received were a mix of surprise and excitement. My friends, particularly Raven, were incredibly supportive. I remember giving Raven one of the first sweaters I sold. She was immediately impressed by its quality – it was warm, soft, and fuzzy, something she genuinely loved. In fact, the sweater was such a hit that I ended up buying one for myself!

This positive feedback sparked a wave of enthusiasm among my friends and family. Both my sisters, inspired by my venture, expressed their interest in opening their own online stores. Raven, too, is considering diving into ecommerce. It’s heartening to see my journey influencing my close ones positively, encouraging them to explore their entrepreneurial aspirations.

What was the main driving force behind starting your business?

My main goal is eternal business growth and financial independence. I’ve always just wanted money coming in, flowing in constantly. With that I can just be free, take care of my family, do important things in life. I also started a nonprofit for kids and I’m now focusing more on that. Actually, I’m a workaholic, you know, always want to keep my hands on a little bit of everything.

I hope to soon start making at least $5,000 or more a month.

Ecommerce is a step towards making a difference in these children’s lives, and I care about that.

Alex, no words, that’s just amazing. You’re doing a great job, not only helping your family, but your country in general with your activity.

Any final words for our community?

First of all, patience is crucial. Ecommerce is a journey!

For example, if it’s Amazon, then it takes time for the algorithm to promote you. With time your sales will start coming in.

And I just love getting those notifications from my store like: “you’ve just sold this item, ship it now”, and I’m like: “Yay, cool!” You see, success doesn’t always come overnight, it’s a process you need to push.

Trust in Sellvia! The support and results are genuinely remarkable. If you’re considering it, take the leap.

Alex’s journey illustrates that with passion, determination, ambitions and learning, achieving success in ecommerce is not just a dream but a reachable goal. So, why wait? Follow the example of this amazing woman and start your high-ticket journey today and carve your own success story. With Sellvia by your side, it’s 10 times easier.

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by Denis K.
Denis is a copywriter at Sellvia. Having graduated from the Faculty of International Business as a specialist in advertising, he explores the rapidly changing and evolving digital marketing industry and feels committed to sharing his findings with a wider reader’ audience.
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