How do you hire an Amazon virtual assistant for your Amazon FBA business? And when is the right time to hire an assistant to grow your business? In this I will go over everything you need to know about hiring Amazon VA's.
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How An Amazon Virtual Assistant Can Help You Grow Your Amazon FBA Business - Audio file
How An Amazon Virtual Assistant Can Help You Grow Your Amazon FBA Business-Video transcript
Hey guys and welcome back to my channel. In this video I would like to go over how an Amazon virtual assistant can help you grow your business, so be sure to watch all the way through so you don't miss any of the important details as we do have a lot to cover.
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Now, 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 virtual assistant can really benefit you and your business. Making the decision to hire an assistant to help in each area of business operations is one of the best and first steps to grow your Amazon store.
Now, keep watching as I am going to kick things of by sharing with you the top 10 tasks you can outsource to your Amazon assistant.
The first task you could outsource is 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.
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 this task as it can be very time-consuming. Hire an assistant to handle this aspect to help free up your time.
Next up, You should consider hiring an Amazon freelancer for product sourcing. An assistant 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.
Task number 3 is your store set up. Why waste time setting up your store when you can get it done quickly with the help of an Amazon assistant? Consider hiring an expert who can set up your store while also making sure it drives traffic.
The next task you could outsource is your product listings and search engine optimization. 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 are moving a lot of different products.
Now, search engine optimization 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. S E O can take a while to understand and master; luckily there are professionals you can hire who can complete this for you effectively.
FBA management is the next task on my list. If you don’t want to run out of stock, hiring someone 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.
Now, before we move on to the next task on my list. As you can see, there are a lot of steps involved in building an Amazon business. And I wouldn't recommend piecing together everything by simply watching videos on YouTube. This is why I suggest investing your time in a great free training that can guide you through this process.
I recommend this training because this is the best training on the market and one that I have personally gone through. They walk you through every aspect of what it takes to start, grow and scale your Amazon business.
This training will build off of what I talk about inside my videos so I left a link for you in the description and if you're serious about selling on Amazon I encourage you to check it out!
Moving on to task number, Amazon advertising. This task can be very daunting and time-consuming. A Pay Per Click 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 amount of time so you can grow your business even further, hiring an Amazon virtual assistant with expertise in Amazon advertising is a good choice.
Metrics management is another task you can outsource. 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 an assistant with experience in this field is needed.
Now, 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 assistant who specializes in bookkeeping. They can really save you a lot of time each week.
Inventory management is task number 9 on my list. 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 rankings 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.
The last task I want to mention is 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 an assistant that has professional experience with product photography.
This will not only help your products shine but save you a big chunk of time trying to get everything right to create quality images. Now that you see how versatile virtual assistants can be, let’s go over the a few more advantages of using one.
We all know time is one of your most precious assets as a business owner. As such, it is imperative that you use it wisely. If you’re not careful, menial tasks can overwhelm you to the point where you lose sight of the big picture.
And therein lies one of the key benefits of using a virtual assistant: when you outsource the little stuff, you have more time and energy to devote to the things that truly matter.
Now), we’re all about finding cost-effective solutions to our problems. And in this case, a virtual assistant will cost you a fraction of what it would to hire an in-house employee.
Much of that is due to the fact that your virtual assistant works remotely, meaning you won’t have to pay for any of the overhead costs that you normally would with an in-house employee, such as utility and electricity bills.
Their remote status also affords you the opportunity to hire someone from overseas, where wages are significantly lower. Speaking of remote work, think of all the space you’ll save! An off-site employee means you don’t need to provide an office, chair, desk, or computer.
And since virtual assistants are classified as independent contractors, you don’t need to provide benefits, like paid time-off or medical coverage. This also means they are responsible for their own taxes, which is a huge weight off your shoulders.
Now, managing a virtual assistant does come with its own set of challenges that are uniquely different than having an on-site employee. Here are some things you need to be aware of.
First, you’ll need to establish how often to pay your employees. Will they be paid once a week, bi-weekly, or monthly? After you figure that out, you’ll need to select a method of payment.
If you’re using a foreign assistant, you might consider using an international money exchange platform. They charge nominal fees for currency conversions. PayPal is a popular option and it works well for overseas payments.
If your virtual assistant is working abroad, make sure to familiarize yourself with their native holidays and customs. In the Philippines, for example, they have something called 13th-month pay, which is basically an end-of-year bonus. A simple Google search will provide you with this information.
Also make sure to communicate your expectations very early on to avoid any misunderstandings down the road. Things you may want to clarify include working hours, weekly check-ins, and deadlines.
Providing regular feedback for the purpose of continual improvement is absolutely essential. A good rule of thumb, particularly if you’re working with a team, is to praise in public and criticize in private. You should also make it a point to be readily accessible to answer any questions.
What about time tracking. There are multiple different software programs you can use for time tracking, and I don’t have any specific recommendations on this front. If you’re worried about your assistant slacking off, look for a program that takes regular screenshots.
Choosing the right virtual assistant ultimately comes down to knowing what qualities to look for. I recommend you screen candidates based on language proficiency, knowledge, experience, friendliness and responsiveness to name a few.
Keep in mind that you may end up having to train this person in the specific processes you use, so make sure they are easy to understand and take directions well. You’ll also want to keep time zone differences in mind when scheduling trainings or check-ins.
If you are looking to use them for critical tasks like ad management, search engine optimization or listing optimization, make sure they have the experience and ability to do these jobs effectively.
If they can’t, or they are learning on your dime, they will end up costing you much more than any savings you may realize. Just as I don’t advocate using an inexperienced bookkeeper for your business, I don’t want you to try and save money on a task like this by using an untrained assistant in a role that directly impacts your business’ success.
So, 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 virtual assistant to take care of different tasks will only help you continue to grow as a business.
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