I need someone to help me develop a long-term strategy to expand my online selling income streams based on a dropshipping model.
I currently have an eBay store and I source products from Amazon with some success. But as Bill Gates observed, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
I am somewhat lost in the sea of courses and tools available on the web. I have a family and a full-time job which limit the number of hours I can dedicate to learn the trade fast enough to grow my business and replicate it.
I need to minimize the learning curves associated with gaining the skills I need to turn my single, self-managed eBay store into a professionally managed, diversified online selling operation in multiple markets.
I want to expand my business to multiple eBay Stores, Amazon Marketplace and Shopify Stores in the next 6-12 months. It's time to turn my entrepreneurial efforts into a professionally run business. I need systems and processes that will stabilize my business and support future growth.
I am looking for individuals who help me develop thoughtful systems and processes and a disciplined, profit-oriented approach to doing business online.
The selected candidates must be willing, if necessary, to cooperate with other freelancers to complete the project in a faster or more efficient way.
I would like freelancers who can offer guidance and/or expertise in TWO or more of the following areas:
1. Niche, Keyword and Competitor research using tools like Terapeak or alternative methods.
2. eBay listing through managed options like Inkfrog, directly through File Exchange, and/or other bulk lister tools like Hydra Lister.
3. eBay Listing and Store optimization, promotions management, email marketing and customer service.
4. Amazon Marketplace management with a dropshipping focus. An FBA model experience is desirable but not required at this moment.
5. Shopify stores management with a dropshipping focus.
6. Managing online stores through VPN with static IPs, to prevent account linking and minimize damages if one account falls below standard or gets banned (applicable to eBay and Amazon).
The goal of this project is to create an outline of the necessary steps to systematically create, maintain, grow, diversify and replicate a dropshipping business using the eBay marketplace as the starting point.
Focusing on four levels –Process, Purpose, People and Price– the outline should include a TABLE of CONTENTS with the Processes as the main topics.
The PROCESS should include a summary of its PURPOSE, a description of the skills required by the PEOPLE assigned to achieve it AND an estimation of the PRICE, both one-time and recurring, involved in reaching the goal. Please check the attached template.
These proposal could be the foundation of many more projects in the near future.
Interested in applying? In your cover letter, please provide a link to a sample of your work, and tell me in 2-3 sentences about your experience in areas relevant to this project and why this particular enterprise sounds interesting to you. I am located in the USA and am online from 8 am untill 10 pm PST.