Scott and Nathan talk about how FreeUp got started in 2015 after Nathan and his business partner Connor Gillivan spent 6 years making bad hires for Portlight. Portlight is their million-dollar Amazon store that they launched out of their dorm rooms while still in college.
Nathan spent a lot of his time posting projects, interviewing applicants, hiring, and onboarding remote workers to take care of Portlight operations. He and Connor went through many difficult and some humorous experiences with these hires, which you can hear about on their YouTube series on hiring remote workers.
Through all that trouble, Nathan kept thinking that there must be a better way for eCommerce companies to hire more talented people. When he couldn’t find one, he decided to create one, and so FreeUp was born. The idea behind FreeUp is that business owners should not have to spend their precious time finding and interviewing candidates, only to end up with a group of workers that is not composed of the most reliable people.
FreeUp takes care of all that work and allows business owners to hire more talented people. FreeUp finds freelancers online who have not only the desired skillsets but also the right attitudes and strong communication skills needed to make working with remote freelancers a breeze. The marketplace is rapidly growing as more business owners realize how much these workers save them. FreeeUp currently vets hundreds of worker applicants each week to find the top 1% to offer to over 2,000 signed-up clients who need to hire more talented people.
Listen to the full episode online direct here on successhackers.net and learn what Nathan has to say about his success algorithm to hire more talented people and how he shares it with other entrepreneurs. Nathan also shares his top Success Hack, best social media tool, favorite daily habit, and recommended business book, so don’t miss that. You can also download the episode from iTunes.
Nathan Hirsch is a serial entrepreneur and expert in remote hiring and eCommerce. He has been selling online for over 7 years and has sold well over $20 million worth of product through his eCommerce business. He is now the co-founder and CEO of FreeUp.com, the hands-on hiring marketplace connecting hundreds of online business owners with reliable, pre-vetted remote workers. FreeUp is redefining how businesses are able to hire remote freelancers online. He can be found on leading podcasts, such as Entrepreneur on Fire, Eventual Millionaire, and many more, speaking about online hiring tactics. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida.
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