Hiring a Dropshipping Worker – Why you need one and where to hire one

Hiring a Dropshipping Worker – Why you need one and where to hire one

There are many mundane tasks associated with running a dropshipping store, such as

  1. product import, listing creation, and customer service.
  2. FB Ads campaign management.
  3. product photography/videography and editing.
  4. product video ad creation.
  5. influencer research and outreach.

Doing everything by yourself is possible. However a successful dropshipper spends more time driving sales and revenue. To be successful, you need to learn to delegate operational tasks away to free up time for that single most important task.

Therefore, seeking external help is advisable when you feel you are about to be overwhelmed by the nitty-gritty of dropshipping.

As a rule of thumb, when your store hits 50 ~ 100 orders per month, you probably need full-time help. A warning sign is when your customer support queries start to pile up.

You can choose to hire a contractor full-time or part-time. If the workload does not justify hiring a full-time contractor, you can hire part-time or on-demand contractors easily on an online gig or freelancing platform, such as Upwork or Fiverr.com.

A full-time contractor is also called VA (virtual assistant). We shall discuss VA hiring in another article.

Tips for hiring a dropshipping worker

Hiring someone competent for a job is a skill to learn. We have a few tips here on how to hire a competent dropshipping worker.

  • Understand a job well before you delegate it to others so that you know how to assess someone else’s work.
  • Be rigorous in your interview process; prepare a list of screening questions to assess their skills and experience.
  • Evaluate their past jobs and seek the views of their ex-employers before offering them a job.
  • Give them simple tests to check their work quality.

As the saying goes, if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. Many online workers charge very little: $2-3/hr and usually produce sub-par work. Avoid hiring them.

Where to hire dropshipping workers? (platforms)

The following is a directory of the search links we use to hire our workers. We have set the filters to yield the best results, but feel free to adjust them to your needs.

Job Platform Cost Search link

Shopify store manager

Upwork

$10 and below per hour

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$10 – $30 per hour

url

$30 – $60 per hour

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Facebook product video ad creation

Upwork

$10 and below per hour

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$10 – $30 per hour

url

$30 – $60 per hour

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Facebook ad campaign management

Upwork

$10 and below per hour

url

$10 – $30 per hour

url

$30 – $60 per hour

url

Influencer research and outreach

Upwork

$10 and below per hour

url

$10 – $30 per hour

url

$30 – $60 per hour

url

Shopify store manager

Fiverr

$50 to $100 per job

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$100 to $150 per job

url

$150 to $200 per job

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Facebook product video ad creation

Fiverr

$50 to $100 per job

url

$100 to $150 per job

url

$150 to $200 per job

url

Facebook ad campaign management

Fiverr

$50 to $100 per job

url

$100 to $150 per job

url

$150 to $200 per job

url

Product photography and editing

Fiverr

$50 to $100 per job

url

$100 to $150 per job

url

$150 to $200 per job

url

Influencer research and outreach

Fiverr

$50 to $100 per job

url

$100 to $150 per job

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$150 to $200 per job

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A directory of independent services for dropshipping business

If your budget allows, engaging the service of a reputable independent service provider often produces better results.

Service providerServices

EnVizzon

Amazon virtual assistant

Innova Digital

Content agency

Shelf Studio

Packaging and brand expert

highlandfoto

Product photography

POW! Photography

Product photography

SpeedyPro Photos

Product photography

Whiskey Media Studios

Product photography

Hunter Video Ads

Product video ads

Viral Ecom Adz

Product video ads

Jeff Wong

Jeff has spent 12 years architecting data analytics and offering consultation services for clients in the b2b, telco, healthcare and e-commerce industry. He likes to blog about the problems online businesses are facing nowadays and share creative and inexpensive solutions.

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