Market this Pen!
Marketing involves important skills that are necessary to proper salesmanship and effective business. You won't get rich quick with these skills, but you will begin to build your business and you can add to your skills by learning more applications and applying these in digital marketing environments. If you did the Sell me this Pen! exercise you know how to close in a sales situation. But where are your leads? Who are you going to use your sales skills on? You must develop markets.
Develop Markets (Market this Pen!) teaches the basics of marketing. All that is required is that you have some sort of social life. And that means you have a couple hundred contacts in your cell phone or a couple hundred linked in contacts. Starting with that, you can learn to market. Since you'll always need to meet new people, you can start on a social life right away and apply these insights later!
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Training & Qualifications
I am an entrepreneur. You don't get to be an entrepreneur without being able to do sales. I covered some of my experience in the "Description" field. I do not want to waste your time by repeating myself; so I'll give a little more background.
I've been in sales since I was 13. I started door-to-door for Olympia Sales -- they were a great company! They put ads in the back of "Boy's Life" magazine -- the magazine for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at the time. The ad said I could get one dollar per item or prizes. After doing the math on the items, I decided to take the money! When my packet arrived, I found they increase the pay to two dollars per item! They gave me receipts, catalogs, and some literature.
My parents would not "pass around" my catalogs like they did with my sister's Girl Scout cookies because this was directly profiting me. Nobody in my family wanted to buy my products because it was for me and not for some organization. So, I went door-to-door in my neighborhood. Later, I rode my bike in the surrounding towns all day long and worked my little butt off! After that, I worked my Grandma's neighborhood and other relatives' neighborhoods. Then, when Olympia Sales shipped my items, I would deliver! I even paid taxes! I had my own business at age 13!
I kept doing sales for a while, got a couple real jobs, joined the United States Army, and then got into entrepreneurial work (using my sales skills) until I got into the financial industry (where I used my sales skills) and now I'm back in my own business (teaching meditation, doing sales coaching, and other services). I've managed to make a reasonable living for myself with my sales skills and I think I can help most people improve their salesmanship. And I help people with sales fairly often though my sales coaching program.
Availability & Preferences
I'm usually available on Thursdays but I can be flexible with notice. I'm almost never available on weekends.