Travis is back online in Argentina so we decided to talk about we’re using virtual assistants, freelancers, and contractors to help out with the more tedious and mind-numbing tasks of running online stores. To help with his relocation abroad, Travis also hired a new sewer to help with production and a content writer to help with blog posts. Terry finally got his first sale on Amazon after being listed there for weeks.
- Updates from Terry: First Amazon sale (finally)
- Updates from Travis: New hires and settling down in Argentina
- Using Virtual Assistants, Fiverr, and oDesk
- Photoshop, product photography, lifestyle photography
- Blog post formatting, posting, and syndication
- Email marketing, coupon codes, and outreach
- Competitor, market, and backlink research
- Should you outsource social media?
Mentions in the Episode:
- Bailar Dancewear
- #Baller leather
- Fiverr product photography gig
- oDesk freelance photo editor
- Klaviyo, an e-commerce email platform
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Charging more on Amazon seems to be a good strategy. We had our bags listed there at an 18% ($35) premium to cover Amazon’s fee. Didn’t matter. We still made fairly consistent sales.
I’m curious if it’s because people don’t bother to Google a product after finding it on Amazon or if the trust/convenience of Amazon (esp Prime) is that important.
Interesting, could be the latter especially if folks have one-click enabled?
Thanks for the share Fred you inspired me to do exactly finally do it (it was just speculation before). Will report in a future episode how it goes
Nice. Looking forward to hearing about it. Ideally, it can be a win-win for you (more sales, same margin) and for customers who love Amazon.
BTW, Thanks for the Fiverr link. I just hired him(?) to do ~40 product photos. Turned it around in a day for ~$1/image. Freed up our graphic designer to do other work. Bookmarked 🙂
Nice! I’d rather bash my head against a wall than mask white backgrounds for 40 pictures in photoshop 😀