Yes, you can definitely do this with a 9-5 job, but the beginning might be a bit hard to juggle because you have to set everything up the right way to be successful. For instance, you need to dedicate a lot of time to figuring out what your niche would be, building your website and contacting suppliers.
I have seen some Drop Ship Lifestyle students sign up and make their first sale within two weeks because they were working crazy hours to get everything set up, and I've seen some take months to make it happen.
If you're coming into this with no prior experience, my guess would be that you should be ready to invest about 50 - 60 hours to following along with our course.
This should be enough time to brainstorm niches, do your market research, build your demo store, get approved with some suppliers, have them uploaded to your site, and start getting some traffic.
Alternatively, you could outsource the web design work to our team (this is the part of the process with the biggest learning curve), and that would likely cut off 10+ hours of time.
I know it all sounds like a lot of work upfront, but the payoff is worth it! After you're all set up you should be able to manage your store in less than an hour each day.
Check out this blog post where you can read why starting a business from home is possible - https://blog.dropshiplifestyle.com/4-reasons-starting-drop-shipping-business-home-possible/
Check out your YouTube video that goes into more detail about how much time you should expect to invest in the first months of joining DSL - https://youtu.be/k0_6XzmCHe4?list=PLA_KE_rP-Xgn6gPEbuJVC1_ZGhlviXrCj
Our FULL courses include step by step instructions on how to start, maintain and be profitable with your drop ship business. Our advanced packages include access to our online videos, community forums with drop ship professionals and newcomers, our Shopify Design Course, Private Coaching Calls, access to our Supplier Directory and much more! You can see what is included in all of our packages at this link - https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/ecommerce-courses/
If you haven't already I suggest you check out our free resources and our different packages -
Also, go through some sessions we did with some of our most successful members here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA_KE_rP-Xgk3s7onrFgEWyAR9MwNWO-S to see if Drop Ship Lifestyle is right for you.
Also, check out this link to our FAQs page where you can see the start up costs associated with starting a drop shipping business if you are from the US - https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/whats-typical-startup-investment-drop-shipping/
If you are from outside the US, but want to create a US based store check out this link for the associated costs - https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/drop-shipping-outside-the-us/
Check out our Blog - https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/blog/
Here’s our YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/dropshiplifestyle
Check out our FAQ page - https://dropshiplifestyle.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
I hope this is helpful in starting your journey to creating your own eCommerce business! If you have any questions or would like some further options please don’t hesitate to reach out again.
Have a great day!