Equity vs. Salary: Why the First Deal You Close Needs to Be Your Own

Hubspot Sales

Sales compensation is a tough subject for most sales development reps and account executives. In sales, you’ll spend most of your time booking meetings as a rep or building relationships as an account executive. Sales Compensation

Inside Sales vs Outside Sales: Pros & Cons

Xactly

Sales careers are often overshadowed by myths of being a high-risk and overly-competitive career choice; however, many sales reps will tell you that the job offers quite a bit of freedom when it comes to your earnings. Or, keep reading for more sales plan ideas.

Factor 8 Is Hiring Inside Sales Trainers!

Factor 8

Factor 8 is hiring bad-ass sales coaches! If helping reps improve is your favorite part of the job, you love to train and call coach, and you agree that inside sales is harder than field sales…read on! For the first time in ten years, Factor 8 is offering a chance to join our amazing team of high-energy, expert Inside Sales Advisors and Trainers as full-time trainer employees or contractors. Not field sales you guys, not customer service.

Which Type of Sales Job Is Right for You?

Hubspot Sales

Just like Girl Scout cookies come in many different flavors, sales jobs are incredibly varied. Rather than learning from direct experience which type of sales job you love -- and which ones you’re ill-suited for -- use this comprehensive guide. What to Look for in a Sales Job.

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The Extra Risks Required for Fast Tracking Your Sales Career

DialSource

Depending on the person, it doesn’t take too long in a sales rep role to start getting hungry for advancement. Maybe you want to be involved in bigger deals and are focused on improving your salary. At DialSource, we want to support sales reps as they grow and develop.

Confidence Overcomes Most Shortcomings Except For…

John Barrows

If you have an ego you’re not going to get very far in sales or in life in my opinion. This is true in all aspects of life and especially in sales. When I ran sales in a prior role I had a bunch of inside sales professionals reporting to me. Being the VP of Sales?

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How to find, interview and hire great sales people [ 22 Interview questions included ]

OnePageCRM

That’s the cost of a sales rep mis-hire, according to research by Dr. Brad Smart of Topgrading Inc., a firm that helps companies assess sales candidates. Based on our studies, the average cost of a mis-hire can be six times base salary for a sales rep, 15 times base salary for a manager, and as much as 27 times base salary for an executive.” But how do you identify a great sales hire? Ongoing coaching is a powerful driver of sales success.

How to Write an SDR Job Description

CloserIQ

At any given time, there are thousands of sales job descriptions on sites like Glassdoor and ZipRecruiter. To attract people who will become sales superstars , you need the job description to fit. 8) Include information about salary and benefits.

How to Apply For and Get a Better Paying Job (Part One)

Mr. Inside Sales

Furthermore, these six figure earners are much better at applying for and landing better paying jobs and are far more inclined to negotiate better salaries and over all commission plans than their peers (says a study by PayScale.com). s of sales, sales managers, etc.,

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12 Best Job Boards for Sales Roles

CloserIQ

But the truth is that some boards are more useful than others when it comes to sales jobs. Job searchers can search based on field, salary, city, job title, and company. Users can search for openings, post their resume, and find resources for career development in inside sales.

22 Things We Learned About the Sales Industry in 2017

Hubspot Sales

Every year at InsideSales.com Labs, we dig through thousands of data points to identify how the world of sales has changed. Sales Org Structures Are Changing. Inside Sales Is an Unstoppable Trend. This is the Year of the Sales Development Rep. Sales Trends

The Best Sales Job Boards for Finding or Filling a Sales Job

Hubspot Sales

Just in case you're thinking the grass might be greener on the other side, we've scoured the internet to identify the best sites for sales jobs. Not finding the perfect sales position for you? Try searching these boards -- some sales-specific, and others more general. Sales Job

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SaaS Sales: The Ultimate Guide

Hubspot Sales

This guide will teach you the basics of SaaS sales. From commission to sales cycles, models, and metrics, you’ll learn the different ways of selling this unique software and what you can expect from the job. What is SaaS Sales? SaaS Sales Salary. SaaS Sales Cycle.

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Show Me the Money! A Guide to Creating a Scalable Sales Compensation Plan

Openview

We’ve all heard Tom Cruise’s famous line from Jerry Maguire, but showing your sales team members the money is often a complicated equation. In this guide, you’ll find tips for designing sales compensation packages that yield results and actually scale. Sales

Why a Low Sales Turnover Rate Could Mean Trouble

Sales Benchmark Index

The turnover rate for sales reps naturally increases in February/March. Sales leaders reach out to their HR partners to understand turnover. This is for direct field sales reps. Inside sales is worse at about 15%. Base salaries are too high.

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Should Marketing Be Compensated On Revenue?

Pointclear

James Obermayer, Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting is a regular guest blogger with ViewPoint. If this is true, and no one has refuted me yet, why isn’t marketing management (and everyone in the marketing department) compensated in some manner on revenue the same way sales people and sales management are paid? Revenue just from sales leads generated by marketing.

How to Identify your Team’s Most Effective Prospectors

LeadIQ

It doesn’t matter what you call the role: the sales development rep (SDR), the business development rep (BDR) or the inside sales rep (ISR). Measuring a sales development rep’s effectiveness matters. Many sales managers know this. By: Doug Dzina.

12 Sales Metrics that Matter Most-Harvard Business Review

HeavyHitter Sales

Here’s one of my recent Harvard Business Review articles titled the THE 12 SALES METRICS THAT MATTER MOST.     Sales is both an art and a science. However, the number of salespeople who achieved one hundred percent of quota varied greatly by sales organization.

How to Identify your Team’s Most Effective Prospectors

LeadIQ

It doesn’t matter what you call the role: the sales development rep (SDR), the business development rep (BDR) or the inside sales rep (ISR). Measuring a sales development rep’s effectiveness matters. Many sales managers know this. By: Doug Dzina.

Simply Speaking Bad Hires Cost Small Business Sales – Part 1

Increase Sales

Small business sales are continually pummeled because of bad hires. The small business owners or those in sales management more often than not do not have a formal hiring process. Replacement of an employee can range from two to seven times his or her salary. Sales Management

Are Your Sales Reps Cold Calling? They Should NOT!

Quota Factory

You may have sales reps or account executives that are responsible for closing business. So assuming that you also have sales (business) development reps (SDR) who qualify opportunities for your business. The post Are Your Sales Reps Cold Calling?

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Sales Rep Turnover

SalesProInsider

” What manager longs to hear those words from a sales rep? Those words typically don’t make a sales leader’s day. I will share the good, the bad, and the ugly of sales rep turnover. The numbers were about average for the industry, but higher in our sales area.

The Proven Process for Developing a Go-to-Market Strategy

Hubspot Sales

Pick a sales strategy. It generally includes a business plan outlining the target audience, marketing plan, and sales strategy. decision makers for every sale who have a say in whether a product is purchased. Choose a sales strategy. The Inside Sales Business Model.

The Ins & Outs of Variable Pay Compensation Structure for Sales Teams

Sales Hacker

On top of that, why are sales people some of the few employees subject to variable compensation structures? Do other roles have employees that are all equally internally motivated while sales just attracts the classic “slimy” stereotype that everyone loves to hate?

Performance Management Friday — CPOD

Partners in Excellence

I’m shifting gears a little, today I’m focusing on a key sales management metric. It’s important for sales people to understand this–it’s part of the way senior managers look at organizations and how they invest in the sales function, sales people should understand this. The other shift, is this metric is more of a trailing measure, like sales and order performance. Performance Metric Friday Sales Effectiveness Sales Management