How to Start an E-Commerce Company While Working a Full-Time Job

Starting a business is tough. I’ve been in the e-commerce industry for over 10 years, but I can still remember the early challenges I faced. One of the most difficult parts is trying to manage time and focus. How do you support yourself while also making the time to start a new business? When you’re done working, the last thing you feel like doing is grinding it out in the startup world.

Before I got started in e-commerce, I was a mortgage broker. I felt like I couldn’t truly commit to a startup until I quit my job, so I emailed one of my favorite authors about my situation and, to my delight, he responded:

Keep doing your job while you start your own gig doing something else. -Seth”

That one comment gave me the courage to get started. My hope is to pay it forward in this article by teaching you some of the important things that I’ve learned after starting three of my own companies while working a full time job.

Solve the simple problem first

I’m a huge believer in keeping things simple and focusing on solving one problem at a time.

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