Like any kind of business, an Amazon store can be a real headache if you try to juggle all of the tasks yourself. From customer service to social media traffic to product sourcing, all of these can take up a lot of your time – when you should be really focusing on the bigger things to grow your business.
Time is precious, time is money. So, hiring an Amazon freelancer can really benefit you and your business. Making the decision to hire an Amazon freelancer to help in each area of business operations is one of the best and first steps to grow your Amazon store.
Are you starting or trying to scale your Amazon business?
Keep reading as we share the top 10 tasks you can outsource to an Amazon freelancer:
1) Handling Customer Service
Customer service is one of the most important parts of growing your business. While customer service is typically handled by Amazon, your customers may still reach out to you with specific questions such as questions about your product, shipping and return information, etc.
If you want to have good customer service, it’s crucial to respond to any inquiries as soon as possible in the most helpful way. As a business owner, you should not have to worry about handling that as it can be very time-consuming. Hire an Amazon freelancer to handle this aspect to help free up your time.
2) Product Sourcing
You should consider hiring an Amazon freelancer for product sourcing. A freelancer who is an expert at sourcing can really help you out big time. While you focus on the important things in your business, this product sourcing expert can find you suppliers of goods or services and help you get the right product at the right price.
3) Store Set-Up
Why waste time setting up your store when you can get it done quickly with the help of an Amazon freelancer? Consider hiring an expert who can set up your store while also making sure it drives traffic.
4) Listing and SEO
Posting and updating listings on Amazon can be very tedious. From picking the best image to writing the description; having that helpful hand can really be worth it. Especially if you have to keep moving a lot of products.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is, of course, an important part for your business. If you want to be seen at the top of the search results, then you must know how to optimize your listing content. SEO can take a while to understand and master; luckily there are professionals you can hire who can complete this for you effectively. It can really make a difference when you have your SEO cards right. If you want to be successful in your Amazon business, hire an Amazon freelancer to help you get you to where you want to be.
5) FBA Management
If you do not want stock to run out, hiring a freelancer to manage your FBA inventory is recommended. Without any worry, they can help you track your shipments to Amazon and the current status of each shipment in the Shipping Queue.
6) Amazon PPC
This task can be very daunting and time-consuming. A Pay Per Click (PPC) campaign is a popular way to attract targeted visitors to a website and convert them into buyers. Learning it yourself will require a lot of trial and error before you actually get it right. But if you are looking to get it done right in a short time so you can start making real money instead of losing it, hiring an Amazon freelancer with expertise in Amazon PPC is a good choice.
7) Metrics Management
Your Amazon seller metrics are the backbone of your business. In order to be successful, an Amazon store owner needs to always monitor performance, logistics, and sales metrics. This part of the business can get really complicated especially if you are not knowledgeable in the details. If you want to get the job done well, hiring a freelancer with a tracked record of success is needed.
Bookkeeping can be very repetitive and not fun especially if you are not a fan of numbers. If this is you, why waste any more time when you can hire someone who truly knows what they are doing and can take care of all the tedious bookkeeping tasks? Find an Amazon freelancer who specializes in bookkeeping. They can really save you the extra time each week.
9) Inventory Management
Having the right amount of inventory is very crucial. For instance, having too little stock can result in ending up with a stock out and damaging your rank while having too much stock can result in Amazon storage fees. Consider hiring an Amazon freelancer to help you manage your inventory. They can take control of ensuring your stock levels are always on point.
10) Product Photography
For any kind of business, having high-quality visual images of the product is essential. We are visual people, and having blurry photos is not going to cut it. If you want to become successful selling your products, you will want to share high-quality product and lifestyle images with your customers. Consider hiring a freelancer that has professional experience with product photography. This will not only help your products shine but to save you a big chunk of time trying to get everything right to create quality images.
Don’t waste any more time on the tedious tasks of your Amazon business. There is only so much time in one day and only so much one business owner can do. Whether you are just starting out or reaching for an increase in sales, hiring an Amazon freelancer to take care of different tasks will only help you continue to grow as a business.
If you’re ready to take action on the path to success, you can start hiring an Amazon freelancer for one vital task by signing up at FreeeUp. It’s free to join, and you can meet an Amazon freelancer within 24 hours who can start helping you scale.
[This is a guest post written by Connor Gillivan at FreeeUp]
Connor Gillivan is the CMO and co-owner of FreeeUp.com, a rapidly growing freelance marketplace making hiring online simpler. He has sold over $30 million online, has hired hundreds of freelancers to build his companies, is a published author, and is the owner of ConnorGillivan.com. He currently lives in Denver, CO.