E370: Offload Your Tasks as Your E-Commerce Business Grows

Wearing many hats as an e-commerce seller isn’t easy, but letting someone else take over a task you’ve been doing for years could be much harder.

If you’re looking to grow your business, though, you will eventually need to hang up some of those hats to focus on your high-level goals. 

In today’s episode, Kevin Sanderson of Maximizing Ecommerce joins me in breaking down some of the struggles and the rewards of offloading workload from your shoulders and fine-tuning your focus as you scale your business. 

Kevin is an Under the Hood alumni. He was our guest in a two-parter, where we talked about how to stop being a bottleneck to your own business and how to delegate tasks to offshore VAs.

Today, we’ll be talking about why you should never compare your Chapter 4 to someone else’s Chapter 25, some clever tricks we use to filter through hundreds of job applicants, and effective ways to offload your tasks and delegate them to a team that you trust. 


  • Why you should give your endeavors some time before giving up – 3:00
  • Looking back at our first Under the Hood session – 9:11
  • How to effectively offload and delegate your tasks – 12:17
  • Simple and effective ways to filter job applications – 17:04 
  • Why most of us obsess over the tiniest tasks – 27:24
  • What Kevin is up to these days – 33:54
  • The value of investing in a team you can trust – 40:09
  • Never put in your phone number if you’re online looking at insurance quotes – 43:34

I had a great time talking to Kevin. Check out his awesome content over on Maximizing Ecommerce and tune in to his podcast and YouTube channel.

If you’re interested in having me look under the hood of your e-commerce business in an hour-long coaching call that we turn into a podcast episode, head over to ecomcrew.com/underthehood to sign up.

Speaking of sign-ups, EcomCrew Premium closes tonight! 

Premium membership grants you access to our community of like-minded sellers, unlimited 1-on-1 email support from me and Dave, and a growing library of HD video courses and webinars to help you grow and succeed in e-commerce. Sign up for Premium now. 

Did you enjoy this episode? Don’t forget to leave us a review over on iTunes so we can help more sellers like you.

Until the next one, happy selling!

Michael Jackness

Michael started his first business when he was 18 and is a serial entrepreneur. He got his start in the online world way back in 2004 as an affiliate marketer. From there he grew as an SEO expert and has transitioned into ecommerce, running several sites that bring in a total of 7-figures of revenue each year.
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