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The Amazon Files, hosted by Kristin Ostrander, Amazon business strategist and one of the founders of Mommy Income, hits the airwaves every Tuesday with the real truth about selling on Amazon. This show isn’t about sugar-coated reality. It’s real truth - the good, the bad and the ugly - shared with practical action steps and strategies to help both new and experienced sellers tackle the world’s largest retail sales platform.

May 21, 2018

What does your ideal Amazon FBA business look like? Are there tasks you are currently doing yourself that you know you can delegate, but fear that you’re not earning enough or feel like you aren’t established enough to begin outsourcing? Imagine what your life would be like if you could achieve all of your business goals and dreams and make more money in your Amazon business while working less hours.


On today’s episode, we’re sharing one simple, yet powerful Amazon FBA growth strategy that can help you grow your business, get farther in your business journey, double - or even triple - your revenue, and spend more time with your family. We explain how dreaming big helps you push your business to the next level and how outsourcing various tasks can help you achieve your goals. We also share how to identify which tasks you should consider outsourcing and how to vet and train virtual assistants as well as debunk the myths, misconceptions, and excuses that are preventing you from taking action to build a strong support team.


“If you want freedom - it doesn’t matter if you are a multi-hundred-dollar business or multi-million-dollar business - having employees buys you time.” - Kristin Ostrander


This Week on The Amazon Files:


  • The importance of dreaming big.
  • How outsourcing can help you scale and grow your business.
  • Tasks you should outsource and tasks you should do yourself.
  • How resisting to outsource tasks can impede your business and revenue growth.
  • The importance of identifying your “stuck points.”
  • How hiring a VA can impact your revenue.
  • How to train new hires.
  • Understanding that you don’t need to have everything figured out before you begin outsourcing.
  • Finding trustworthy people to work with.
  • Strategies for vetting new VAs
  • Overcoming the fear of losing money by outsourcing.
  • Dealing with taxes, liability, and insurance when hiring an employee or contractor.
  • How outsourcing household tasks can impact the growth of your business.
  • The importance of identifying what you want in your business.
  • Creating a list of your daily, weekly, and monthly tasks to help you identify things you can outsource.


Resources Mentioned:

Focus on Money Making Tasks by Hiring a Team Member - Hiring Guide Workbook


Are you ready to take your business to the next level and double - or triple - your current revenue while working less? Are you ready to put your fears of outsourcing aside and begin growing your powerful team so you can focus more on the things you enjoy, things that will make you more money and grow your business, and give you the freedom to spend more time with your family? Head over to to grab your free hiring guide workbook that will help you build an amazing team for your Amazon business.


Get Your Amazon Reimbursement Money Back!


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Grow Your Amazon Business!

Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of The Amazon Files, the show to help Amazon seller along their business journey one step at a time with your hosts and Amazon experts, Amy Feierman and Kristin Ostrander. If you enjoyed this episode, head over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave us your honest review. Don’t forget to share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media! Visit us on Facebook each week for a live discussion on how to grow your Amazon business and check out our website for even more resources.