Outsourcing eBay Listing Services
Should I hire somebody for listing products on eBay. Yes. Full time or part time? Depends on the volume of work.
Data Entry type of jobs are the easiest to outsource but be careful with the quality of English and grammar you desire. If you are going to provide the text, then it’s less of a worry but if you want the data entry person to formulate and write the Title and Body Text, then you need to hire a little more carefully. People with good English cost a little bit more but they are still half the price of local data entry people. If your volume of work justifies it, you may hire multiple people to create eBay listings for you.
Would you require image resizing or editing? If so, make sure you let the freelancer know that beforehand. Not everyone can handle images and eBay has gotten very strict about it’s image size and quality guidelines.
You may want to do a test run of 10 to 20 hours. See what kind of information they need from you, how they create the descriptions, can they adjust picture sizes, make the page look better and list accurately. If the test run requires that you adjust your methodology, then do so. If it shows the provider being reluctant to use common sense, encourage him as quite often it is a fear of making errors. If it still does not help, then maybe you need to find a new provider.
One of the reason data entry gets outsourced so often is that you prepare your part of the work during the day and then send the files to the outsourcer on the other side of the world. They do the data entry / create eBay listings while you sleep. When you wake up, your products are already listed and people are bidding and buying them already.
If your products are price sensitive, your freelancer can also do price comparisons for you. You’ll be surprised how good lower cost staff can help you do more business.
As you get comfortable and start doing more business at a lower cost, you may want to explore additional items to add to your website or upload the same products to other marketing portals like cutratestreet.com, Amazon, Rakuten etc.