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Best place to hire commission sales reps

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by xtopzi, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    Hi guys,

    Any of you who've had success with commission only sales reps can tell me where to look? I've tried a few websites but most of them haven't gotten me any applications yet. The only thing that's REALLY worked for me is CL but trying to get posts through is just such a pain.
     
  2. Alinea

    Alinea Junior Member

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    What's the copy look like? Not sure what they will be doing, but instead of using "sales rep," you could say something like "market demonstrator" or "client presenter." You don't want them to be selling, you want to be promoting or marketing ;). Getting away from the salesman stigma should help get you more applications.
     
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  3. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    Its a homebased telesales job though - calling warm leads to close over the phone.
    I think most freelance callers prefer the term "independent sales contractor". I'm not targeting elite cold callers but rather just people with some B2B sales experience looking for some extra hours from home, or even students.
     
  4. Alinea

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    Oh okay, well it shouldn't really matter what the term is because you should be describing what they'll be doing anyways. You can try using different titles to see what results you get. Client arranger, promotions officer, etc., both which you can say arrange sales or appointments over the phone.
     
  5. timothywcrane

    timothywcrane Power Member

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    I have often used local newspaper ads to fill in term telemarketing positions, and I have found that the word "closer" seems to most effective. I found that terms such as demonstrator and such lighten the load and bring in more interest, but a lower follow through rate. You WILL get less response with the word closer, but should wind up with more go getters showing interest.

    Remember, the turnover rate for commission sales reps (and telephone closers) is extremely high, no matter what you do. Try to focus on quality applicants that you do not have to babysit from the beginning, and even if you have a small staff, you can sit back and see sales.

    Just getting tons of applicants is just a bunch of paperWORK to review.

    I know CL can be a pain in the Arse. Have you tried LinkedIn?

    Theres also the bulliten board at your local grocery store. Sometimes jewels are forever left rough, forever retaining their value. ;)
     
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  6. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    Thanks for the awesome post Timothy.

    I know that the turnover rate is high. I have a full set of documents for them to read through an F.A.Q. and get parts of script so they have everything they need to get started. Because of this, it only take a couple of minutes to set up invoicing and email accounts for new applicants and I have high dropout rates calculated in.

    I might look into newspaper ads and see what it brings in. LinkedIn is a great idea too, though lately sending messages to group members has been bugged.
     
  7. apexbeat

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    I would suggest creating a CL ad and paying someone to post a bunch?
     
  8. edvelez502

    edvelez502 Newbie

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    Hi Xtopzi,

    I will be glad to help you with this.

    The first thing I would need to know is what type of product are you selling?

    The experience and skill set vary greatly from account to acount. By knowing what skill sets you are looking for I can help you more effectively. For example one person sells cable tv and another person sells mortgages. Both may be great in their area but we need to consider how their experience will translate to your product/service.
     
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    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    Now you are being a spammer
     
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  10. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Come on Dude, you have made 4 posts on BHW, all of them bumping old threads. WTF?
     
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    macdonjo3 Elite Member

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    Commission only? In your dreams.

    The best people are going to be base + commission.