Would it be better for my smal business to contract out it's digital market / SEO or to bring on a partner to handle it.
I've been looking to hire a local advertising firm to handle the digital marketing of my brand. I live in a city that does not have a lot of options to choose from and worry about the quality of the work. I've reached out to a few local business owners for recommendations but they also do not know anyone. The local business man that I know don't have the relevant knowledge to be able to help me scale my business. On this websites there are only 12 entrepreneurs in my city which is why I am asking this question here.
I sell items that I manufacture in Mexico that are marketed online in The United States on Amazon, EBay, Etsy, and Houzz. I'm on track to do well over 250K in revenue in my first year. I have developed the manufacturing capacity to well over this, at this point in time. This is not a private label brand, I went out and found the various shops, and worked with them on developing and improving the quality of my own products. In my niche I sell the highest quality products for a premium. I am currently adding some new product categories to be able to offer a complete line of hardware. Next year I am looking to start another brand of hardware that would be in a completely separate niche in the market.
I've had businesses in the past that were interested in being able to purchase wholesale from me, but I didn't have the capacity at the time and regrettably had to turn them down. However, I am now at a point where I can start to do wholesale. I am making catalogs and will reach out to businesses later this year. Which will range from several different business types based on the businesses that contacted me in the past.
I have gotten to this point with very minimal web presence, I have spent less than a thousand dollars advertising. I did not feel compelled to so because of the production issues in the past. I have a basic understanding of this area, but I want a professional to do this so that it is optimized. I want to continue to find new products to market online and I have found several different opportunities that I would like to pursue, but I need to finish of my current brand before I start to work on the new ones.
I have been building this business on cash flow and I really can't afford to bring anyone on. I'm at a point where I need to increase revenue by 30% before I would consider this business a success.
How hard would it be to find someone who would be interested in handling the digital advertising, seo and could they be remote?
Thank you in advance for any advice.