There are a lot of things that are part of running an Amazon business and YOU don't NEED to do them all. As an entrepreneur we often feel like week should have our hands in all of the cookie jars. In reality, your time is better spent looking at the bigger picture and deciding where to take your company instead of on menial day-to-day tasks. This is why outsourcing to a virtual assistant (VA) is an excellent option for many business owners.
In 2015, I took my background Amazon work and outsourced it to a VA. It was one of the BEST moves I did for my business. It freed up my time to focus on other things including writing a book and growing my Amazon business to six-figure sales. Below are three reasons why YOU should consider hiring a VA for your Amazon business.
- Take it off YOUR Plate: Staying on top of your Amazon account is an important task to keep your business running smoothly. I know how time-consuming it can be to reconcile shipments, request refunds, etc. I would always wait to do these things until the number of tasks I needed to do became overwhelming. By handing it off to a well-trained VA, you're guaranteed to have those tasks done each week.
- Productive Sleep: My VA is based in the Philippines which is 13 hours ahead. While I'm sleeping, she'll be processing the various Amazon background tasks she has been trained to do. Work gets done while you're sleeping that could take countless hours out of your week. My VA makes me more productive by taking those things off of my plate. It's nice to wake up to a bunch of reimbursement emails from Amazon. That's money I made while sleeping.
- Your time is VALUABLE: As a business owner, it is important to focus on the big picture. If you are reconciling shipments and other background Amazon tasks then you aren't focusing on the big picture. Handing off these tasks will allow you to focus on the jobs that make you more money. If you are doing a task that is less than what you can make as an hourly wage be selling on Amazon then it's a task that you should be handing off to a VA to do.
At the end of the month, I'll be launching a course called YOUR Amazon FBA VA. In this course, I've added everything you need to hire and train a virtual assistant (VA) for your Amazon FBA business. I'll be launching an early-bird special in the next few days so keep your eyes open and make sure you like my Facebook page.
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Where are you hiring a VA for $40 a month?
I pay my VA by the hour. She didn’t work for me full-time until 2 weeks ago. I was paying her $5 and hour to do my backend work and it took her 2-3 hours a week. I hired my VA from Upwork.com. It’s a great place to find VAs if you aren’t ready to take the plunge to hire one fulltime.