“Where can I find good people to help with my business on eBay?”
It’s one of the most common questions we see on the eBay for Business Facebook page, and the eBay Community boards. So what’s the answer? That all depends on your goal. You might be looking for assistance with short-term, one-off tasks; or, you might need ongoing support for your burgeoning business. In this two-part blog series, we’ll explore how to approach finding help for both of those situations.
Where do you find short-term help with eBay-related tasks?
If you’re running a one-man or one-woman eBay show (and you want to keep it that way), consider these options to keep your overhead low and avoid the costs associated with a full-time employee.
Need some more options?
With freelancers and VAs, you can hire someone to get your social media channels off the ground (if the more inexpensive models above don’t work), do your accounting, create a business logo, troubleshoot IT issues, or manage your customer service. Check out these VA companies (no, they’re not all based in another country). And, consider companies like Upwork for freelance help in over a hundred categories.
You might say, “hiring short-term help will cut into my profits.” True, but if you don’t have time to list your items for example, you wouldn’t be profiting anyway, right? Also, sometimes you just need a little help with the mundane stuff so that you can get to the things you’re more passionate about.
We know some of you have discovered other ingenious ways to find short-term help with your eBay-related work, so please share in the comments below. And, in Part Two of this series, we’ll tackle the subject of hiring long-term help for those of you looking to take your businesses to the next level.
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