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Old 08-26-2011, 02:18 AM   #184 (permalink)
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Good to see everything going reasonably well for you, a nice lesson in perseverance!

I remember from earlier you had decided small businesses were the easiest to work with. Its an easy trap to fall into - small businesses seem easier because you get easy access to the decision maker, but believe me in the end they are a pain in the arse, not the least because that same business owner is used to making all the decisions and probably doing 90% of the work him/herself, thus becoming an interfering SOB who micromanages every dam thing you do.

Also, especially in the current climate, money is tight.

Now owners of larger businesses are used to PAYING people to do things they need done, and though money may also be tight, its relative, so your fee is much less significant.
You need to learn to get past the gatekeepers - pitching the fucking secretary is a waste of time, but once you get that down and start dealing with larger business owners, you will really find it much more enjoyable.

Also, these businesses have a lot more weight in a portfolio than hakeems kebabs.

If the current job market is anything like over here, there are probably loads of low level sales jobs going atm, if you have a bit of time, apply for any B2B based one, if its %com pay only, then you have a very high chance of getting into an induction day and trial week. You really dont want the job, but even a few days of proper sales training in a busy B2B office will do you wonders, and really help get over the rejection block after being told to fuck off 10 times in your first hour of cold calling!

Also, looks like your online stuff is taking off as well, without being too specific, what are you doing for this, im guesssing not the amazon of FB stuff you started earlier?
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