Guest post by Connor from FreeeUp.com
Are you looking to grow your Amazon business? Do you dream of the day you will start making a six-figure income? It is most certainly possible to make a good living on Amazon; but like any other business, Amazon is time-consuming. You can’t expect to just put together a store with a few products and expect it to sell fast. There are many other tedious tasks to complete; and if you really want to scale up your business, you may want to consider hiring some assistance.
A few freelancers to help you with these repetitive jobs will make a difference in your business and allow you to focus on the bigger and important tasks. You can find freelancers from sites like FreeeUp or Upwork; with expert skills for Amazon.
So what types of freelancers are you looking to hire? Let’s dive into the different types of freelancers you should consider hiring to help you grow your business and increase profitability and sales.
1. Customer Service
Customers are the most important part of any business; when we provide positive experiences for buyers, it will dramatically impacts business growth. With that comes more customer questions and conversations for your business. Though it’s of course a good thing, it becomes overwhelming and time-consuming for one person.
If you want to maintain good experiences and relationships with your customers; hiring a freelancer is the best solution. An experienced specialist should know how to handle your customers while you manage the higher level problems in your business.
2. Inventory Management
If you want to continue to grow your business and maintain sales, you have to make sure your products are in stock at all times. While you are juggling everything else, you may be struggling to keep track of your inventory; an inventory manager is your answer.
Hiring a freelancer that is experienced in inventory management can really help you keep an eye on stock levels and make predictions about anticipated increases in sales volume. The key is to never be out of stock. It’s important to note that if your business account is managed poorly, it may lead to suspension from Amazon.
3. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants can be a life saver and can definitely save you a lot of time doing the most tedious tasks for your business. And if you want to be successful on Amazon, they will help you get to where you want to be.
Virtual assistants will keep you on track by scheduling your meetings, organizing your calendar, and taking care of any day-to-day administrative tasks. The best part about all of this is you can often find non-US workers at very affordable rates who possess excellent administrative skills.
4. SEO Expert
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the best ways to get organic traffic to your Amazon listings. SEO is another job that is very time-consuming and can take a lot of time, especially when you have no idea what you are doing.
With experienced experts your pages will always be up-to-date with Amazon’s latest search trends. When you have great SEO, your business will benefit from it. Hire a freelancer to take this tedious task off of your hands.
5. Social Media Manager
Nowadays, social media makes a huge impact on any kind of business. Pay attention because this is something you should consider if you are selling your own products especially. As a business, you should be on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. These social media platforms help to bring brand awareness to your business and possibly increase your sales.
Like every task listed here, social media can take up most if not all of your time – hiring an experienced social media expert is always a great idea. A good social media manager will know what it takes to build a social profile that gets you more likes, follows and clicks. Depending on your business, specific social media platforms will help you get to where you want to be. It’s best to take advantage of this opportunity now in order to reach a new audience.
Branding and great content are two things that will help your business to stand out from your competitors. First and foremost, branding. Do you want to draw in more customers? You have to make sure your storefront design is up to par. Online shopping works the same as window shopping – if you promise a good experience from the get-go, you will gain new and loyal customers for your store.
In addition to great branding, great content is needed. Meaning, don’t you dare think uploading blurry or grainy shots to your shop is okay. The best way to showcase your product is to provide your customers with high-resolution photos of different angles. If you have a lot of products, taking photos of each and every one can definitely take up all of your time. Consider hiring freelancers who can design your profile page and optimize your images.
7. Project Manager
When you outsource the above tasks, you are giving yourself more free time to concentrate on bigger issues. However, there is one last role you need to get off your plate – project management.
Project managers are people who oversee everyone else. So while you are occupied with the important parts of your business; a project manager can really help to keep the business in line. A project manager will handle most problems; they will lead workers and keep them motivated, overseeing all functions while ensuring that everyone is on schedule.
When you decide to hire freelancers for little tasks, your Amazon business will surely boom in no time. Remember, investing a little in your business can go a long way. And before you know it, you will be making that six-figure income.