When it’s time to hire someone to help out, you could hire a person to do the things you don’t like to do — or you could hire help to free you up for more important things that will grow your bottom line.
I think both approaches are OK. After all, if you aren’t happy with your day-to-day work, why own a business?
Most online sellers hold on to product sourcing and hire a listing person or a photographer. Others have family members bring them products. Before you hire help with your business, figure out the reason you are bringing in another person, and hire accordingly.
How to hire outside help! Our guest is Shari Smith, an Education Specialist Trained by eBay known on eBay as Top Rated Seller gino4603, with shooting star feedback.
Deciding when to hire someone to assist you can be a sticky wicket. Sometimes you hesitate because of budget, or it could be something else altogether. There are tasks that only the entrepreneur can do; those differs from owner to owner and may be industry specific as well. I’m a broadcast consultant. My experience is what I sell to clients. There is no one on my team with my radio station ownership experience, etc., so I choose to hire people to do the other stuff. Some sellers, for instance, have honed the skills of product sourcing: knowing, either by instinct or from experience, what to buy and for how much. With few exceptions, they usually are on the mark. Product sourcing may not be the thing to outsource if you have that “sourcing gene”. Instead, you may want to outsource your listing duties, for example. IF you’re thinking about hiring an assistant, take stock of your own skills first.