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How To Successfully Sell Online Without Selling Yourself Out: Be the Sun

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I've never read a book on sales. They seemed corny. Like many people, I always looked down on the concept of "selling." It seemed like something lower than..

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Robin Good's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:06 AM



We often manipulate people in order to sell something to them.


According to James Altucher, investor, author and entrepreneur, this is sad, as you really don't have to approach selling in this fashion, if you want to get the maximum results.


Here's a few of the wonderful things he suggest you should really invest in, to sell drastically more:


a) Friendship. Nobody is going to buy from someone they hate. The buyer has to like you and want to be your friend. People pay for friendship.


b) Say NoIf you reduce the supply of you (through “No”) then the demand for you goes up and you make more money (and have more fun).


c) OverdeliverPeople want to do business with people who give them presents. Over-delivering is a present. And it makes you feel good. Give and you will receive.


d) It's not the productStop going to BS entrepreneur, get-rich conferences. In the long run nobody cares about your product. In the long run, it is the entire holistic view of your offering, your service, you, that you are selling. 


But there's a lot more good advice than these four points.


He suggests for example to get rid of bad customers, to sell the dream they will experience and not the product, as well as to realize that your very best customers are your existing clients.


If you, like me, don't feel good about selling, marketing and pushing products like most people do online, then you will get a fresh breath of oxygen by reading in full this excellent article.


"Be the sun and you will become abundance."


Excellent read. Highly recommended. 10/10.


Full article: http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/21/the-ultimate-cheat-sheet-for-selling-anything/ 

(8 mins. reading time)




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Tom Hood's curator insight, February 2, 2014 8:42 AM

As Dan Pink says, we are all in sales now.  Whether we are selling  our ideas, our brands, or real products and services, we are all in sales. 

 

This is a great article about  what  'selling' should be. Robin Good's insights combined with this excellent article  resonated with me. I think we all need to think about sales in a new light, one that truly focuses on the relationships, trust, and helping others succeed in this crazy and exciting world we live in.

 

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sales-push.com's curator insight, September 23, 2014 9:10 AM

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Is Your Content Curation Truly Useful or Is It Just a Marketing Tactic?

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Mariale Peñalosa Arguijo's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:41 PM

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Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, October 19, 2013 4:43 AM

Good questions but I think digital curation has different dynamics and also purposes. What do you think?

Olinda Turner's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:05 PM

Totally agree with the concept that sometimes less truly is more. One of the hardest skills to develop is to sort out what is truly important.