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Episode Info: Are you an Amazon Seller that is looking to outsource a lot of your repetitive tasks so you can concentrate on growth? If you are like many sellers who are either just starting out or don’t have the capital or space for in-office staff, you understand how overwhelming it can be to do everything you need to do every day while also trying to concentrate on growth. An effective method of dealing with this conundrum is hiring freelancers to help you out with repetitive but critical tasks so you can free up your own plate for the big-picture strategies. In episode 132 of the AM/PM Podcast, host Manny Coats sits down with long-time Amazon seller Connor Gillivan, who is also the CMO of Freeeup.com. His website functions as an optimized database of qualified freelancers who are matched to your needs based on data you provide to eliminate the arduous task of going through applicants yourself. Connor has been an Amazon seller since 2009 and now generates over $1-2 million in revenue for his drop-ship Amazon FBA business. He first got started with his current business partners in his college days, identifying a great opportunity to sell in the textbook space by offering better buyback exchanges and turning around to sell the textbooks on Amazon. After growing his Amazon textbook business into additional categories for over 3 years, Connor and his business partners discovered the tediousness of running the business. They were not being able to concentrate on growth when they themselves had to fill orders, check the inventory, customer service, and various other administrative tasks. They had gotten part-timers to help from college, but it quickly became evident that they needed help around the clock to get to where they wanted to be. He was introduced to then-known-as oDesk (now Upwork) and tried finding freelancers to help out, but found the talent lacking, especially the cheaper they got. It was his experience with oDesk that Connor and the others decided to delve into the outsourcing industry. Connor and his partners created Freeeup.com in the hopes of disrupting the reputation and effectiveness of eCommerce businesses using outside freelancer help to take care of the mundane parts of the workday. Instead of employers having to post jobs and sift through applications of people who may or may not be right for the job, Freeeup.com takes applications of candidates fRead more »

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