On this installment of Follow the Data, we chat with Ashley Armstrong on the topic of virtual assistants and how they can explode your Amazon business.
Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. With so many responsibilities while running your own business, certain aspects are best left delegated to others. Enter the virtual assistant. Virtual Assistants can simultaneously make your life easier while helping you grow your business exponentially.
Ashley Armstrong of www.AmazAuthority.com joins Cam Yoder on the Follow the Data podcast to share her savvy experience as an Amazon consultant. Topics we dive into include where to find virtual assistants and best hiring practices, when to start considering adding a virtual assistant, and what tasks should you be delegating to others.
While this may seem like a tactic used only by advanced sellers, it’s not as difficult as you might think! Check in with Cam and Ashley on this episode of Follow the Data for an invaluable discussion on the subject!
There’s plenty to unpack from our in-depth conversation with Ashley. Be sure to listen to the podcast or watch the video to pick up tips and tricks from an accomplished eCommerce consultant. Whether you’re just getting started on Amazon or an established pro, there’s a ton of helpful insights to take your business to the next level.
• A look into Ashley’s Amazon journey. (1:27)
Trust us, you’ll want to hear Ashley’s fascinating journey. From authoring Amazon best-selling books and creating her own probiotics to her role assisting Amazon businesses reach their full potential.
• Why, when, and how to use virtual assistants to scale your eCommerce business. (7:26)
Being an entrepreneur requires a multitude of skills that don’t necessarily fall under the same umbrella. So how do you ensure all aspects of your business are hitting their potential? In the long run, virtual assistants can take your business to the next level. Ashley breaks down her experience and advice on how to use virtual assistants to maximize your business.
• For beginners, what core tasks should entrepreneurs be delegating to virtual assistants? (16:59)
“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” – Jessica Jackley, entrepreneur.
Ashley gives her valuable insight into the specific tasks early-stage sellers should be looking to assign to others. Ultimately, utilizing specialists to perform tasks can do wonders in terms of boosting your efficiency.
• Advice for entrepreneurs who have reservations delegating aspects of their business to others. (40:47)
A huge draw of entrepreneurship in the first place is the allure of controlling your own success through hard work and wise decisions. But that same mentality can cause sellers to have reservations delegating aspects of their business to others. Ashley perfectly states the importance of letting go, and explains the overwhelming benefits of virtual assistants.
• Tips for finding virtual assistants and how to avoid rookie mistakes. (46:27)
Don’t know where to start with connecting with a virtual assistant? No worries! Ashley’s got you covered with a few of her recommendations on where to find top talent to work with across many categories.
Be sure to sign up for Ashley’s FREE five-day challenge to improve your listings for the holidays. Also, you can connect with her on Facebook and her primary website.
Follow the Data is a Viral Launch podcast for eCommerce sellers exploring the depths of the Amazon marketplace. Join your host Cameron Yoder, Amazon Expert, as he leverages the data we’ve accumulated here at Viral Launch from tens of thousands of product launches. Alongside various guests, he will help you understand the big picture when it comes to selling on Amazon and the best practices for how to grow your Amazon business.