As far as dropshipping. You can make a little money but not much.
Stick it out for a while and try to start a relationship with a distributor or manufacturer and talk them in to dropshipping for you. If you can do this, you can dropship for the same price as buying in bulk. (it's not easy) Most manufacturers are not permitted to sell online or even to a dealer, only distributors. Most distributors can only sell to dealers. If you can find manufacturer or distributor looking for a way around this, you may be in luck. Sometimes manufacturers will even tell you about one of their distributors that are dropshipping for selected dealers. (you must have dealer liscense) and maybe even a real storefront.