I believe there are a few key points to success in 2017 that someone new to sales should be aware of and focus on. Using available sales technologies like CRM’s, social media, creating your own content, and offering a customized experience to your customers are basic things for salespeople to be making part of their process.
If you want to be a professional and earn a professional income, you need to give a lot of thought to your personal brand and learn how to promote it effectively!!
One of the things I do every so often to keep myself motivated in sales is to read through my customer reviews. I have been in sales for 16 years now and the best feeling for me as a professional salesperson is to receive a genuine, positive customer review. Of course the relationship you build with your clients is rewarding, as is closing the sale and knowing they now own your product, and that they were willing to put their trust in you. However, when someone takes the time out of their busy lives to write a review for you, to me that’s really special!
If you’re new to sales and you want to establish yourself in your sales career right now, then you need to have a great follow up strategy for both sold and unsold customers. Remember, your sold customers are your best resource because these are people who have already agreed to do business with you and likely will again if you take care of them, but the only way to do that is to follow up regularly.