This is Part 4 of the series with Nathan Hirsch of FreeeUp.com who is sharing some fantastic information about using FreeeUp. This episode is exclusive to the YouTube viewers and anyone who is watching rather than listening. In the video, Nathan is walking through an example of using FreeeUp because it’s great to actually see it in use.
From the start, it’s simple to use. There is a dashboard with billing periods on the left side. Billing periods are Wednesday to Tuesday and you get billed automatically every Thursday. You can see your worker and the hours that they work. If you click ‘View Details’ you can see the notes from your worker about what they worked on so you can see what they did.
On the right side, it shows how much you’re spending, how much each worker is.
You can also see the total hours billed for the billing period and how much you’ve spent in the billing period. You can filter through different billing periods on the left.
Under the workers tab you can see a list of all your workers and their hourly rate so you always know what it is. Anytime you need a worker you just click ‘Request a Worker’.
A pop-up will appear and you enter the details of what kind of worker you’re looking for. For example, U.S. or non-U.S. based, schedule requirements, price range, one-time or ongoing, how quickly you need the worker etc. When you’ve done that, click ‘submit’ and a ticket gets created.
You can also view all your tickets, and anytime FreeeUp fills a ticket you will get notified by email. The worker will introduce themselves and you can make contact via a number of different platforms so you can communicate easily.
If you click on ‘Pricing’ there is an infographic about the ballpark pricing figures for different skillsets. This can help you get an idea of what you will pay for lower level, mid-level, and expert workers.
The lower level workers are more suited to when you’re bringing your own SOPs and they follow them. Mid-level might specialize in one or two things but you’re not hiring them to run your whole business. And experts are top-level talents, consultants and people that do discovery phases, audits, and game plans. You can pick what level of worker you want there. The more information you can provide the better.
FreeeUp has a great affiliate program. Any clients that you refer to FreeeUp, you will get 50c for every hour billed forever! You can get your affiliate link or introduce them straight to Nathan or his team, or have them mention your name on signup and you will still get credit for that. You will be able to see the details of people you have recommended in this section too, along with how much you’re making from the hours they are billing.
There is also a ‘Partners Page’ that details the different people FreeeUp works with. They have a number of partnerships with top notch eCommerce companies to help you out in those areas.
The last section is ‘Payments’. FreeeUp is currently working on totally revamping this section. There are three different payment options: ACH, credit card or the retainer.
That’s the inside of the FreeeUp portal and we try to keep it pretty simple.
I find that the two tasks that take the most time in my Amazon business are the product research in the raw phase, and then contacting Chinese suppliers. FreeeUp has people that are already trained in both of those areas.
For the Chinese sourcing, there are plenty of pre-trained, mid-level, or expert-level workers using FreeeUp from China that do this already, all day. For the regular sourcing, most people hire lower level workers, especially if you have a system for doing that. There is no set way to source products and do product research when using FreeeUp, but there are different consultants that you can hire that have their own systems or help you create the system too.
There are many workers already familiar with Amazon systems and the usual tools like Jungle Scout, Keyword Inspector, and Merchant Words. Some clients will hire the cheapest worker at $5 per hour, and want to teach them from scratch and save money long term. Or if you pay $1-$2 more per hour you can get somebody who already knows Amazon and has a lot of product sourcing or research experience and has used the standard software.
The further you get on in business, the more time you spend, the more you realize the value of your time. The few dollars you save doing it yourself is too painful after a while. Nathan has been a client himself so he knows what client’s like and hate, and built FreeeUp to be what clients really want and need for their outsourcing platform. The system is straightforward to use and from the video, you can see clearly how it works. The best way to know is to get yourselves over FreeeUp.com and have a play around with it!
You can find out more about FreeeUp here: https://freeeup.com/how-it-works/
Or check out Nathan’s book here: https://freeeup.com/free-up-your-business/
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