Tips & Tricks
Shopify has provided thousands of entrepreneurs with opportunities to create scalable and profitable online businesses. As someone who holds the record as the youngest retail store owner in the UK, my passion for retail is huge, I love the fact that with Shopify, more and more people are making money through buying and selling products.
This article is going to show you step by step how to find Shopify virtual assistants at salary rates that every entrepreneur can afford.
We all have 24 hours in a day and only 7 days a week, whether we are President Trump, The Queen of England, Elon Musk, or John and Julie who live down the street from you. The fact is, we might only have limited time, what we do with that time, how productive we are with it, and whether or not we're spending it on the right things, is all something we can manipulate by applying outsourcing leverage.
Now, personally although I am a fan of freelancing, I believe for businesses to get serious, and certainly, for long-term solutions, you really need to outsource and hire virtual staff/virtual assistants who work solely for your business. Or if you can't afford that, at least part-time.
I hear you saying "Mike, we can't afford to go spend $2k a month on a new employee", and I agree with you. On top of that, I think it's crazy in this day and age to do that. DON'T SPENT THAT TYPE OF MONEY!
However, the true beauty of the world we now live in is the fact you can hire part-time Shopify virtual assistants for as low as $150-$200/month working 80 hours per month!
Rates, of course, vary from virtual assistant to virtual assistant, a good ballpark figure, however, is between $200-$250/month part-time and $350-$550 per month full-time. (80 hours and 160 hours per month).
You can, of course, download the ultimate salary guide for hiring virtual assistants for a fully comprehensive guide to paying virtual assistants and remote staff.
Now the beauty of doing it this way as opposed to going through a third party outsourcing company is this:
From the start have clear expectations set. Super easy to do, just make sure you do the following (include in job post also)
Ok, so you've posted your job and hired your virtual assistant and now what? Well, you need to make sure the relationship works as the aim of the game here is not a short-term fix, this is about creating a system and having it work wonders for you.
Here are some tips:
Look for opportunities, look for gaps in the market, have your competitor copy competitors and source products based on that.
Now, this might seem super simple but I literally made a great deal of money in the retail business in very short time periods simply by walking into shops, watching them for several days, sourcing the products, negotiating leasing deals and doing the same thing in different locations.
Yes, this is Shopify and not physical retail stores, but the principles remain the same. Don't try to reinvent the wheel, just use your eyes and common sense to find opportunities. They surround us!
Why not hire a virtual assistant to source/find and evaluate opportunities for you, or better still, outsource the tasks such as listings and data entry and free up your time so you can concentrate on product sourcing and opportunity spotting?