FreeUp CMO Connor Gillivan talks about building million dollar Ecommerce companies on the Dorm Rooms to Conference Rooms podcast with Sabah Ali and Dan Tieman.
Dan Tieman & Sabah Ali are the hosts of Dorm Rooms to Conference Rooms. They are college entrepreneurs and bloggers interested in sharing tips and tricks from successful entrepreneurs like Connor Gillivan.
Connor Gillivan is a serial entrepreneur at 27 year of age. He co-founded his first company from his college dorm room. He was selling textbooks on Amazon, and has since built it up to sell over $20 million. After hiring over 60 people for that business, he co-founded FreeeUp, the online hiring marketplace that makes the process of finding reliable freelancers easier for Ecommerce businesses. His book, Free Up Your Business, is an Amazon bestseller. It talks about the secrets to building million dollar Ecommerce companies from his own experiences building his companies.
Connor started a company in college that is now at a multi-million dollar sales level. He build a company with 60 people who all work remotely. And today Connor is the CMO of a unique and fastest-growing remote hiring hubs.
A few highlights from this episode 38:
- Connor’s journey from the beginning
- His first business during college
- What dropshipping is
- How he co-founded FreeeUp
- His responsibilities at FreeeUp
- His best selling book, Free Up Your Business
- How he hit Amazon bestseller
- Where FreeUp is going in the future
Quotes from Connor:
“We were selling all kinds of products — you name it we were probably selling it at one point.”
“It allows you to have inventory online without actually holding it, which gives you a great opportunity to test different products.”
“We came to the conclusion that we didn’t like the solutions that were out there, because of the time it took.”
“Writing a book and being able to offer advice to other people in the business is what we wanted to do.”
“That’s what I am strategizing, figuring out the best way to continue to get consistent sales.”
“Each Friday of every week I would spend about 4-5 hours of writing.”
“This year we are on pace to do around 3-4 million dollars in sales.”
“We have around 1500 clients signed up on our platform.”
“Our goal is to keep growing it consistently.”
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela– Click to Tweet this!
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Don’t forget to check out Connor’s blog, ConnorGillivan.com, where he shares his knowledge about starting eCommerce businesses, growing as an entrepreneur, and navigating the startup world. Check out his best selling book as well, Free Up Your Business: 50 Secrets to Bootstrap Million Dollar Companies, available on the site and on Amazon. The book is filled with the secrets that he and FreeUp CEO Nathan Hirsch learned over the past 7 years that they have been working together on their Amazon store Portlight, and gives the steps that entrepreneurs can take to scale their businesses to pull in over $1 million in sales.