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Having terrible time trying to hire sales people, anyone else have same problem?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by mandude, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. mandude

    mandude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I am trying to expand and have been looking for months to hire sales people. I cannot find anyone reliable. Maybe I am too picky. It would be great to get someone who has sold advertising or SEO in the past. I see insurance sales people all the time, but I dont know if I can afford to waste my money on them if they have no idea how to get these kinds of sales.
    Anyone hire sales people before to sell SEO? Where did you go, how was your luck? I tried sallesgravy too, didnt have any luck, no body returned my calls or emails!
     
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    How about your target market ? I would suggest choosing freshers and entry level people because they have that urge to prove and enjoy the experience.Also they will work on commission basis,which is good for you.
     
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    I was never able to find anyone reliable enough to work on a comission basis :/

    Where would you suggest finding these kinds of people?
     
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    Hi, How about getting targeted leads through google adwords? I have been expertise in google adwords and have some internal support.

    As you know google adwords is pretty much targeted and converting is very easy. If you have solid product, i can drive sales easily.
     
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    OP, I have one word for you: Veterans.

    Everyone is LAZY AS FUCK these days. They want handouts. Kids out of college think they deserve/are entitled to a 6-figure salary without proving they know shit. Then you have the lazy fucks that don't want to work because they can sit at home and play XBox and collect unemployment and renew it each month by clicking on a single button online (thanks fucking govt - assholes).

    So, back to why hiring Veterans is the way to go:

    1. They WANT to work. They WANT to fit back into society so bad.
    2. They are disciplined and easy to train. If you just SHOW them, they will retain 100% of the info.
    3. They will show up on time and work. They won't be playing on Facebook or texting. They work. back to being disciplined.
    4. They are honest. They won't bend/alter your script or how you tell them to pitch the clients.

    Also, once word gets out that you hire veterans the local community will blow you. Seriously, watch how many local businesses retain your SEO services JUST BECAUSE you hire veterans. Want to get featured by every news outlet in your local area? Contact them and tell them you are hiring veterans.

    Try it. PM me if you have any questions.


    • You get amazing workers that WORK.

    • They give you 110% at ALL times

    • They want a career - they will start at the bottom and prove their worth

    • You can easily convert your top sales reps into team leaders, managers, etc (they lead teams in fucking battle -- leading a team of SEO reps is a cake walk to these guys)

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    Everyone faces this problem. Every week I get calls to my company from different seo agencies that offer their service. They all say the same thing and when I ask them a couple of questions concerning on-page, of-page optimization they have nothing to say... It is very important to hire people that not only have experience in sales, but also have experience in SEO and could answer all questions from clients. Good luck with your search, mandude!
     
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    Awesome!

    I live in a country where serving for the military for 3 years is a must, so its harder to "tell the difference" but i can definitely tell you that the above tip is just pure gold.
     
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    Your problem is you are trying to find affiliates or sales people when you should have a training course and material for experienced sales people to evolve and follow to the book.

    Picture Xerox, there 1990 sales training force was ultra advanced, and it transformed anyone willing to get sales into selling machines. The artform is long dead, there are no schools to teach this. Its a art mastery on a god level, and only a few can master it. I recommend looking at the sales training of door to door business of reputation, then go into advertising and management studies. From there go into deep sales psychology (studying emotions to make great sales copy) on your target market. You'll get more sales knowing what makes someone bust out their wallet to buy, rather than derping in the dark like most businesses do. Don't copy the Farmer's insurance route, rather study the market, outsmart your opponents (not undercutting prices but triggering buyers based on persona behaviors), and repeat. It's the standard now, you can't spam instagram or facebook and be like "rank your site today on Google!" It's also a no brainer to try teleivision Ads in certain business areas. Los Angeles, etc to see if anyone would even attempt to call you for business. If you understand your perfect clientele then you'll get clients from your TV listings. This is hands down the easiest way to find "clientele" engaged with you. Again, you need to study your market. Think: I'm a business owner searching for SEO, where would I go if I don't know Google, what would I do for SEO, how am I feeling right now, my real goals for such a service? My expectations?
     
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    So a young vet that was just avoiding gun fire and surviving in a desert doesn't have a flexible mind and can't quickly process info? I tell ya what...if they made it back home they sure as hell can...I can promise you that.
     
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    Great Post.








    Shoutout to unGagged: If you ever want my money, get people like netmoney1 to speak at your conference, no guru BS just straight taking and good advice.
     
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    He can train them so they know exactly what their talking about.........

    The problem he faces is trying to nickle and dime bag salespeople

    if you are going to have commission sales people...pay them 100-200% of the initial sale

    You'll get killer sales people overnight and make more money from the volume and lifetime customer value
     
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