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Episode 052 - Connor Gillivan
Growing a college Amazon business into a successful enterprise.
Connor Gillivan is a 27 year old serial entrepreneur and an expert in eCommerce and online hiring. He co-founded his first eCommerce company out of his dorm room in 2009 and scaled it to sell over $20 million on the Amazon Marketplace. While scaling, he and his co-founders started outsourcing operations and became experts at hiring online.
In 2015, Connor co-founded and became the CMO of FreeeUp, an online hiring marketplace specialized for the eCommerce and digital marketing industries. He and his co-founder wanted a better way to hire reliable remote workers without having to spend hours upfront recruiting and interviewing. Today, FreeeUp serves over 2,000 online businesses and is rapidly becoming a favorite destination to hire online.
Connor is a best selling author with his book titled Free Up Your Business: 50 Secrets to Bootstrap Million Dollar Companies. The book shares secrets that he and his business partner have developed over the 7 years of working together and outlines how entrepreneurs can scale their business to over $1 million.
Connor owns his own blog, ConnorGillivan.com, where he writes about starting eCommerce businesses, growing as an entrepreneur, and navigating the startup world.
Connor Gillivan also founded Ecombalance.com a monthly bookkeeping service for Ecommerce Sellers/agencies and OutsourceSchool.com where he teaches his hiring processes
Ian Farrar and & Connor Gillivan Discuss:-
- Virtual Assistants
- Becoming an author/li>
- Scaling up
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