Peter and Nathan talk about how Nathan got into eCommerce at the perfect time as a novice seller on Amazon. They also discuss how Nathan built himself up as an entrepreneur and built up his Amazon store Portlight into a million dollar winner with the help of
Nathan has been in a great position to take note of the many mistakes that have been made as eCommerce as an industry has grown. Peter notes that there are still many mistakes being made at this late stage as the industry continues to evolve.
Nathan points out the biggest mistake that online business owners make, which is not diversifying. This is of course also true for any business, and Nathan explains what happens when businesses rely on one source and how they can manage this to avoid glitches that can be devastating to an otherwise successful business.
Some businesses will find a single supplier or a single person to run their store. Everything could go swimmingly for some time, but then the business could suddenly lose that person. All in an instant, the monkey wrench falls into the well-oiled machine and everything comes to a grinding halt. Diversification in supply and hries is so important to make sure that your business continues to run smoothly even when something goes wrong in one area. Hear Nathan explain how you as a business owner can ensure that the cogs keep turning by following his tips for hiring online.
As Peter points out, necessity is the mother of invention. Nathan is also the co-founder of FreeeUp, the solution that he created with Connor Gillivan to respond to the need for reliable online hires. FreeUp provides a pool of pre-vetted skilled online freelancers who specialize in eCommerce tasks. FreeUp also provides a hiring service that matches business owners up with the online hires they need. Nathan and Connor spent many long hours in the early years of Portlight trying to find online hires who they could depend on. They invested so much into posting projects, interviewing people and onboarding new hires only to get left in the lurch. FreeUp is designed to take most of both the hassles and the risks away so that businesses can focus on growing.
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 freelancers. 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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