How to Qualify Your New Sales Leads? 5 Signs that a Lead Isn’t the Right Fit

How to qualify new sales leads?

 

Not all of your sales leads are equal in terms of quality. Even when it seems that at first glance they match your Ideal Customer Profile.

In this article, you’ll learn how to qualify new sales leads from the moment you first reached out to them all the way through to your first call or demo. With this information at hand, you’ll be able to spot which leads aren’t a good fit for your product and whether you should still pursue them or rather shift your focus to more promising contacts.

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How to Hire an SDR to Handle Cold Emailing at Your Company?

How to Hire an SDR to Handle Cold Mailing at Your Company

When you’re about to hire an outbound specialist but know zip about cold mailing yourself, you might find yourself stabbing in the dark. Should you hire one specialist or split the job into two positions? Where do you look for candidates? What questions should you ask them to assess if they’ll do a good job prospecting and reaching out to prospective clients?

I believe this blog post will help you maneuver through the hiring process and find a good Sales Development Representative to handle cold mailing at your company.

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How to Generate B2B Leads Online the Outbound Way?

How to generate leads the outbound way?

 

Generating new B2B leads in a crowded online space is a tricky game. With competitors on your trail and constantly modified search engine algorithms, you have to struggle to provide a growing number of visitors to your website each month. And also make sure the traffic is of high quality.

But you can also reverse the scenario and instead of waiting for the leads to come to you, you can reach out to them first. What is more, you decide who you want to contact. That’s the idea behind generating sales leads the outbound way. Curious how the process looks like? Read on.

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How to Effectively Manage a Sales Pipeline to Grow Your Customer Base?

How to Effectively Manage a Sales Pipeline to Grow Your Customer Base

A few weeks ago I wrote about how to build an outbound sales pipeline . However, creating a sales pipeline is only one side of a coin. The other one is to manage it effectively, so your customer base keeps growing.

The first step to manage your sales pipeline more effectively is to analyze sales reports. A look at your sales stats should give you a hint on where to start. Here’s how you can identify and fix the cracks in your pipeline or remove any possible clogs.

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How to Build a Sales Pipeline to Turn Your Outbound Leads into Customers?

How to Effectively_Manage a Sales Pipeline to Grow Your Customer Base?

 

In business, nothing can be left to chance. Otherwise, you won’t make much progress. When it comes to sales, in order to turn more leads into customers, you need to set your internal guideposts that will make the whole process more effective. That’s what a sales pipeline is at its core.

Let me show you how to build a sales pipeline from scratch following this six-step tutorial.

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What is Upselling and Cross-selling and How to Apply These Techniques in a SaaS Sales Process?

illustration of upsellin or cross-selling in b2b

 

Although an e-commerce sales process greatly differs from the sales we usually cover here, I believe there are some tactics that can be taken from it and applied to your own SaaS sales process. For instance, upselling or cross-selling on the order value. Let’s see how you can use e-commerce’s tactic of upselling and cross-selling to boost your sales.

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How to Manage a Sales Team to Make Prospecting Predictable?

How to Manage a Sales Team?

 

Outbound emailing requires a lot of research into a target group and A/B testing before it can take off and become truly predictable. It’s not unusual that a sales team (ours included) loses its motivation before that happens. Either that or they lose focus and target prospects ad hoc, just to get their numbers right. There is something that helped us. It is a proper goal setting.

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Expert RoundUp Vol. 1 – Conversational Marketing: Can it Boost Sales?

Lately, I’ve spent some time observing new trends in sales and marketing. I couldn’t help but be drawn to “conversational marketing”, a novel idea introduced by Drift, a platform that offers all-round solutions for staying in touch with customers and leads.

The term itself seemed really interesting to me. After all, cold emailing is a form of starting a conversation, so if something like “conversational marketing” gets blog coverage, it’s even better for cold emailing and similar technology that enables brands to stay in touch with their leads.

So I popped into a chat with Mark Kilens from Drift who’s worked extremely hard on Drift’s Conversational Framework. I also reached out to lead generation experts and asked them to say a few words about the rise of chatbots and conversational marketing.

Let’s see what they had to say about it.

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These Are 6 Tips to Shape Outbound Sales in 2019

A picture of a person flying a rocket with 2019 on it

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019. The end of the year is fast approaching. 2018 has flown by and with year-end closing in, it’s time to start making plans for the future.

Looking back at the passing year, we can definitely say that there’s been a lot going on; from a worldwide concern about personal data protection, through a data-driven approach to selling, to an all-bound lead generation and “smarketing”.

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