A challenging aspect of a salesperson’s job is business development. One way you can simplify the business development process, however, is through outsourcing. In today’s episode of The Sales Evangelist, we’re joined by Tom Ancona, founder and chief strategist at ROCKyourcompany.com, to discuss how outsourcing can lead to new business development.
The first step to outsourcing: visualize.
- Think about your goals. If you had a team of people to execute everything you want to do, what is that vision?
- Work backward from that vision to determine who will get you to that point.
- When outsourcing, the words “you get what you give” could not be more accurate. The results and work you get are directly related to the instruction and information you provide.
Develop your vision:
- Pretend you’re talking to a recently hired assistant – be descriptive in what you want. The more details you provide, the better the project will be.
- If the project requires platforms like Sales Navigator, have at least a baseline understand of the software or platform.
Hiring the right candidate can be a challenge.
- Selecting the right candidate might not be easy, especially at the beginning. It takes experience to find the right kind of people.
- The solution? Do your homework. Read their feedback from folks they’ve worked with. Read both the most recent and most relevant reviews to see into their current headspace and how they’ve finished similar projects.
- Meet with them and ask tough questions about your expectations. If they give intuitive answers and understand what you’re asking, you’ve found a good candidate.
Understand how freelance platforms operate:
- When you purchase projects on platforms like Upwork or Fiverr, some have an escrow account. You allocate the money before each project, but you have to approve the project before the money is transferred. This gives you a level of safety in that a freelancer has to complete the project.
- Don’t hand over passwords to your most valuable assets until you’ve worked with somebody for a while.
Tom’s major takeaway and special offer:
- If you’re not doing it now, look at outsourcing as a potential way to break out in your marketplace, as you’ve never done before.
- If you’re looking to improve your sales game with free downloadable templates, visit tomancona.com/tse for a free template download for you. To schedule a meeting with Tom, visit Meetwithtom.live to view his calendar.
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