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Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast

Sep 19, 2019

Nathan Hirsch on developing a marketplace for freelancers and VAs - MAF220

My guest this week is Nathan Hirsch, founder of Freeeup, an online marketplace for freelancers and VAs.

We talk about how he built Freeeup and how he helps companies find the right freelancers to help them grow their businesses.

Welcome to episode 220 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

We chat about:

  • Why businesses need to outsource
  • How FreeeUp Came about
  • How FreeeUp works
  • The freelancer filtering process
  • Who FreeeUp is for
  • The challenges Nathan faced
  • Lessons Nathan’s learned
  • Business results achieved

Who is Nathan Hirsch?

Nathan imagined he’d have a steady job for 30 years, just like his parents did. Working 50-hour weeks at summer jobs, however, he learned he didn’t like working for others.

He viewed college as four years of building his own business before graduation. Nathan sold textbooks cheaper than elsewhere and set up a referral programme and was so successful the school asked him to stop.

He used Amazon to sell products, settling on baby items. Aged 20 and overworked, he realised he needed to find help. College students and sites like Fiverr didn’t work out, which led him to set up his own freelancer marketplace.

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What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

I’m Roger Edwards, a marketing guy and keynote speaker from Edinburgh. Talk to me if you want to cut the BS and complexity from your marketing strategy.

The MAF Podcast is a 30-minute radio show you download from, iTunes or Spotify.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entrepreneurs and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So, you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

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