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How To Run Your Own Online Store While Working Full-Time?

by Roman P. | | 7 min read

Have you ever felt the thrill of starting your own online store, only to be hit with doubts and uncertainties because you’re already committed to a full-time job? Fear not! Today, we’ll dive into the world of combining dropshipping with your day job, debunking myths and answering all your burning questions.

In this article, we’ll delve into the world of dropshipping and explore how you can successfully run your own online store while juggling the demands of a full-time job.

Can you combine the two?

So, you’ve taken the plunge and launched your online store, but now you’re juggling it with a demanding nine-to-five. Are you in over your head? Absolutely not. In fact, there’s a vast community of folks just like you who successfully navigate the balancing act of work and dropshipping. Many have started precisely where you are, only to transition into full-time entrepreneurship once their store gains traction. So let’s check out their stories!

Anne’s journey


Anne, a 38-year-old single mom from France, proves that moms truly are amazing. Despite juggling a part-time job as a children’s animator and caring for her two kids, she decided to venture into the world of online business.

Anne faced common challenges — limited space at home and the need for flexibility. That’s when she discovered dropshipping and began her online business quest. She researched products, seeking items that resonated with her personality and values. Then, she explored platforms. Sellvia caught her attention. Anne’s first sale came from a friend — a double victory! He purchased two items from her store, and Anne felt a surge of happiness. It was the start of something remarkable.

Anne’s story reminds us that determination, smart choices, and a supportive community can turn dreams into reality. Whether you’re a single mom or anyone seeking work-life balance, Anne’s journey inspires us all.

Tom’s achievements


Tom, a 30-year-old from Israel, embarked on an extraordinary adventure in the world of ecommerce. His story is one of determination, unexpected success, and a dream fulfilled.

Tom’s journey began when he stumbled upon dropshipping discussions. Despite having no formal education in ecommerce and having a full-time job in IT as a system admin, he decided to explore this promising avenue. His poor English didn’t deter him; instead, he focused on learning and improving.

I will be my own boss

After achieving success, Tom decided to leave his job as a system admin.

Sunit’s remarkable journey


Sunit Das, a 29-year-old electrical engineer from West Bengal, India, embarked on an unexpected path — the world of online business. Despite his demanding full-time job, Sunit wanted some extra income. He searched Google and YouTube, searching for viable options. That’s when he stumbled upon a discussion about dropshipping on a forum. This piqued his interest, prompting him to delve deeper into the concept. And so, his journey into dropshipping began.

Initially, Sunit set up a store using Shopify and relied on Oberlo for order fulfillment. However, despite his efforts, sales were lackluster, and paying the $50 monthly fee to Shopify was a challenge for him at the time. After a few months of struggling, he made the decision to close that store and explore other dropshipping platforms that didn’t require monthly fees.

Sunit’s turning point came when he discovered Sellvia. Despite having no internet technological background, Sellvia enabled him to open his dropshipping store and achieve stable monthly sales. It became a must-have tool, automating the dropshipping processes and making his business easy and time-efficient.

Sunit was able to combine his job and his business, until February 2020, when he lost his job because of the pandemic. After that, Sunit went all-in on his dropshipping business and made it his primary source of income. Sunit’s story inspires us all.

Finding time

Worried about juggling your day job and a dropshipping side hustle? No sweat! It’s totally doable to rock both. Just set aside 1-2 hours daily, and you’re golden. No need to stress about time — it’s all about balance. The beauty of running a dropshipping business is that it can be seamlessly integrated into your existing schedule.

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Whether you choose to do it before or after work, during your lunch break, or even on weekends, the flexibility of managing an online store allows you to work around your full-time job commitments. Say goodbye to distractions; carve out dedicated time for your online business without missing a beat at your 9 to 5.

Growing your online store

Once your online store is up and running, it needs constant attention to do well. While a couple of hours each day is enough to handle basic stuff like orders, answering questions, and updating products. But as you get into it, you might feel like putting in more time to grow your business. That could mean trying out new ways to market, making your website better for getting sales, or adding more stuff to sell. How much time you spend on your store depends on what you want for it.


But the cool thing about having an online store is it’s open all the time, so people can buy whenever. It works 24/7, and you don’t even have to pay any attention. So, there’s no set time to check on your store. Whether you like to keep an eye on it in the morning, at night, or whenever, just keep it consistent. Checking regularly for new orders, questions, and problems helps keep things smooth for your customers.

How to avoiding conflict with your day job

As your online store gains traction and you start making money, you may worry about it conflicting with your full-time job. In such cases, there are several options available.

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You could consider outsourcing certain tasks to freelancers or hiring virtual assistants to handle aspects of your business, such as customer support or order fulfillment. Or, you could  simply partner with Sellvia, which offers you comprehensive marketing services to help scale your business while minimizing your time and effort investment.

What does Sellvia have to offer?

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So, what can Sellvia offer you? We always try to make doing business easier for our clients, which is why we will take care of your business for you:

Store management


We automate all the deposits so that you can do almost nothing; orders will be processed themselves. This means you can focus on your day job while your store runs smoothly.



When you need to pick up the pace with the store, this is where more time will be required from you. But don’t worry! With our SMM, SEO, emails, marketing pack, and Amazon pack, everything is on autopilot. You don’t have to do anything at all. Just set it up and watch your business grow.

Product packs

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The easiest way to boost sales is to offer the right products at the right time, that is, to be up to date with trends. That’s why we release product packs. They are curated selections of products that are trending, so you can always have what customers are looking for.

High-ticket dropshipping


Do you want to immediately follow the path of least resistance and make the most money with the least amount of effort? Then you need high-ticket items. These are products that sell at a higher price point, giving you a larger profit margin per sale. It’s the smart way to increase your earnings without extra work.

Discover the secrets to ecommerce success together with Sellvia

With Sellvia, you can easily manage your dropshipping business alongside your day job, making it a hassle-free way to earn extra income.

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by Roman P.
As a copywriter at Sellvia, Roman helps aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs around the world learn how to launch and grow their online businesses. He has a degree in economics, which gives him an edge in understanding the ecommerce industry. Roman creates engaging and informative content that empowers people to achieve their full potential.
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