Bonus Episode – The Importance of Building a Relationship with Your Virtual Team with the Founder of Freeeup – Nathan Hirsch


If you aren’t your virtual assistant’s favorite client, you have a problem. Nathan Hirsch, co-founder of Freeeup, joins Carlos on the show to share why you need to outsource, and what you can do to keep your contractors happy. From the hiring process itself to what you can and should outsource, Nathan is a fount of knowledge and he’s sharing it all.


Hiring is one of the most stressful practices in business. You spend all this time and energy trying to find the right person, get them trained, and then incorporate them into the team, but what happens when it doesn’t work out? Nathan shares his go-to interview questions and hiring best practices. 


Communication is of course the key to lasting virtual relationships with your team. Not all communication should just be about work. Get to know your teams. Pop in on their birthdays or when you think of a funny anecdote or joke they’d appreciate. You’re building relationships with real people on the other side of the computer screen. 


The other key to hiring success is clear expectations, goals, and feedback. Listen as Nathan gives suggestions on how to bolster your team and generate a healthy environment of competition and success. 


Hiring is a scary process, especially when you’re a brand new entrepreneur or you are thinking of bringing on your first team member. Before you hire, take the time to listen to a master team builder and implement his words of wisdom. What issues have you faced in hiring? How did you overcome this? Let’s all learn from one another!


In This Episode:

[00:35] Welcome Nathan Hirsch, the founder of Freeeup.

[01:20] How did Nathan and his business partner keep the sale of Freeeup quiet? 

[02:43] Was selling Freeeup an emotional endeavor? 

[04:50] Why you need to be the favorite client of your virtual assistant or team. 

[08:05] How they managed continuing education for the team at Freeeup.

[10:24] What are some of the bad decisions Nathan has seen Amazon sellers make? 

[12:20] Learn the best way to build and communicate with your virtual teams. 

[15:59] Best practices for hiring your team. 

[18:15] Who handled hiring for Freeeup?

[22:26] How do you embolden your employees to ask the hard questions and give feedback?

[26:22] Creating and giving bonuses, what does that process look like?

[28:32] Learn how to figure out which tasks to outsource and when.

[29:56] What changes does Nathan see for freelancers in the coming years? 

[33:18] Nathan shares his favorite book and why.

[34:52] Connect with Nathan. 

Links and Resources:

Wizards of Amazon

Wizards of Amazon Courses

Wizards of Amazon Meetup

Text “Amazon” to 69922

Wizards of Amazon on Facebook

Wizards of Amazon on Instagram

Wizards of Amazon on LinkedIn

Wizards of Amazon on Twitter


Start with Why by Simon Sinek 

The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner

Nathan on LinkedIn
Nathan on Facebook
Nathan on Twitter

Nathan on Instagram

Email Nathan at nathanhirsch2@gmail.com

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Amazon Advertising Expert & Founder of Award Winning PPC Ninja Software

Nick Shackelford

World’s leading e-commerce and Facebook marketer. Co-Founder of GeekOut

Dima Kubrak

Amazon Seller, Founder of ASAP Warehouse & Sellerise Amazon software

Destaney Wishon

Amazon Advertising Specialist & Co-Founder of Better AMS

Mike Jackness

8-Figure Amazon Seller, Co-Founder of Ecom Crew & the Ecome Crew Podcast

Norm Farrar

Growth & Profit Strategist – Founder of Lunch with Norm. A.K.A. The Beard Guy

About the Show

Welcome to the Wizards of Ecom podcast. The official podcast of the Wizards of Ecom and the Wizards of Amazon Meetup group. The goal of this podcast can be summed up simply:

#SelllersHelpingSellers . While the slant is heavily towards Amazon FBA and Private Label, the podcast shares actionable tips and tactics for all areas of online selling.

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Carlos Alvarez

Carlos Alvarez


Wizards of Ecom & Online Seller Cruise

Wizards of Ecom founder, Carlos Alvarez, leads the Meetups using his 20+ years of online selling experience to help Amazon retailers get the most out of the platform. He knows networking is key to online selling success; bringing the Meetups to Teachable gives sellers that can’t attend the events a chance to engage with group and learn the important topics and tools discussed that day.

Noemi Bolojan


Wizards of Ecom & Online Seller Cruise

As an Amazon private label expert and PPC consultant with over 4 years of experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge to the Wizards of Ecom podcast. Having been in the trenches, testing and refining strategies, I’ve spent countless hours perfecting my craft.

As the host of the Wizards of Ecom podcast, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with some of the brightest minds in the industry, gaining valuable insights and a unique perspective on what works and what doesn’t on Amazon.

As a self-proclaimed data geek, I’m constantly analyzing trends and metrics to identify opportunities for growth and improvement. My perfectionist attention to detail means that every strategy is tailored to unique goals and informed by the latest market insights.

Join me on the Wizards of Ecom podcast and take your business to the next level.

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