Running a business is a hard thing to do. You can’t expect to enter the market and expect everything will run smoothly. It also requires effort to keep the business running. When you’re new to the Amazon FBA business, you probably handle it all by yourself with the one-person army spirit. Now, as you keep generating revenue and your business takes off, you also feel the need to hire skillful people to help you push the bar higher. Hiring is a tedious process, but the result is rewarding.
Tom Wang is an eight-figure entrepreneur based in Vancouver. He has scaled his life from being a corporate employee to owning a multi-million-dollar beauty brand Sdara Skincare in just three years. He’s running a team of 20 employees committed to driving his business to new heights. So here are three things that Tom wants you to keep in mind before you start diving into resumes.
Why you need to hire
Tom emphasizes the need to have a positive outlook on hiring new resources and not thinking of it as money going out. “Don’t think of it as an expense. Instead, think of hiring as people that can actually help you make more money for your Amazon business or any other business that you have,” says Tom.
The second reason to hire is that most people create a lifestyle of working around the clock when they’re working as a solopreneur. However productive they might be, they end up overwhelming themselves and lose focus on the actual growth. They become too busy with all the clerical work that could be done by someone else.
Hiring will help you outsource the work that you personally don’t enjoy doing and become truly independent, in the sense that you enjoy your work. Onboard the people who knows how to perform a specific task better than you, and watch your company grow.
How you can hire
First, determine whether you want a person working at your office or a virtual assistant. The best place to hire a local team is LinkedIn, as the network is vast, and you encounter people who are actually interested. If you are hiring a virtual team, you can register yourself on online job portals and fish through candidates and applications online.
You can also opt for hiring employees on an hourly basis. That way, you will have to pay just for the work being done. This is an excellent strategy for those who don’t need full-time assistance. It’s also crucial that you hire the right team that contributes to your growth and has a like-minded approach. Here are somethings that you should look for in a new hire:
- Hire someone with experience.
- Ensure that your employees fit within your company’s culture.
- Hire people who are better than you, strengthen your weaknesses, or do things you don’t want to do.
Whom to Hire
If you’re a visionary, hire someone good at integration, and vice-versa. You can start by filling in the position of customer service agent. “If you have Amazon FBA business and it’s scaling, and you are starting to learn the hiring process, then a customer service representative would be the first position you would want to hire for,” shares Tom.
“Hire slow; fire fast. It’s tough, but you need to learn how to let people go. Firing people is never fun and one of the toughest jobs. However, you have to do what is best for your business,” continues Tom.