Job Location: Home
When I'm selling: 9-5ish
How I'm selling: Cold Calls!
What I'm selling: Craigslist Poster
Calls made: 600ish
"Interested Peeps" i.e. hot leads: 5+
Time on job: 1 week. 1 day.
So I recently left my position at as a marketing/tech guy at a auto dealership down in DC. It was a big ol pain and very stressful dealing with a lot of the corporate politics. Then being away from friends in family kinda sucked to. Not to mention I was living in a place with no tv, no internet, and barely any cell phone service. So I decided to pack my bags move back to my place in PA.
I was laid off for a month or two and decided I needed to "get back in the game". Found a guy I worked with about two years ago and we were in discussion to bring me on as a CTO/Project Manager/Marketing Director. I should probably mention this is a business of ~ 50 people. Long story short, the money just wasn't there so I just told him I'd work as a sales guy if I could do it from home. He agreed and gave me quite a generous base salary and a very good commission package. Here's the terms:
- Work 20 hours a week (yes, I'm part-time. It's what I chose)
- Sell at least $900 in reoccurring income per month. Which is honestly just one package.
That's it! That's all I have to do. The problem is that I need to come up with all the contacts myself. Not really a big deal. I do have 40k contacts across the USA that I'm cold calling. But the problem is getting interest!
. Most of what I'm hearing is "not interested" or "already have a service". Obviously there's advantages to the service we provide, but nobody wants to hear it.
I my next steps if I don't sell anything after a month were going to be:
- Start driving to dealerships and meet them in person
- Start a micro site and SEO the crap out of it to generate leads
- Hand write "thank you" letters to directors and gm's that would ultimately make the decisions about the product
What advice can somebody give me that's been in this position?