Sales may be a game of numbers, but for some (like me), it can be an even greater test of emotional fortitude in the face of nearly certain rejection. It's 2017 and I'm selling paper. Seriously. It's not exactly like The Office, but pretty damn close. I am selling a "service" that nearly all businesses … Continue reading Sales: A Numbers Game of Rejection and Perseverance
I took the leap yesterday and started a monthly newsletter called Mystery Tin Monthly. The experience was enlightening, and humbling, to say the least. I finally decided to put my money where my mouth is, so I started my own Mystery Tin newsletter. I previously wrote a post about what starting a newsletter can do for an artist, but … Continue reading Starting A Monthly Newsletter
No matter what your blog's area of focus is, everything from creative fiction writing to business blogs, before you can sit down to write a good blog post, you need to nail down exactly what it is you're selling. It could be a product. It could be a service. It could be your perspective. Whatever that … Continue reading What Am I Selling?
I've had a few "door-to-door" sales jobs in my life, and the truth is, I didn't like them at all. I believed in what I was selling (sometimes) but for some reason, the unsolicited business proposition always felt a touch pushy. Yucky. My first door-to-door sales job was the summer between Junior and Senior year … Continue reading Learning from the Lumps