CommissionCrowd Blog - The Home Of Independent Self-Employed Sales
CommissionCrowd Blog - The Home Of Independent Self-Employed Sales

Welcome to CommissionCrowd's blog: Featuring interesting Independent sales related articles, member interviews, news, tips and featured commission-only sales opportunities.

CommissionCrowd Blog - The Home Of Independent Self-Employed Sales

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Sales Innovation Expo Winner 2016 - 'CommissionCrowd' - Overall Innovation For Sales

www.commissioncrowd.com The expectations have already been set extremely high by overall show winners; CommissionCrowd... Judged by an expert panel from companies such as Smart Insights, Coca-Cola, KPMG and Sage, the competition was fierce. The Awards mean that the innovation and cutting edge design of our winner's products and se…

Alexander HowardAlexander Howard

Jyssica Schwartz: How Sales Made Me a Better Copywriter

Your image is everything when you're starting a business. You can't hope to sell a product without first finding an audience. And more important than getting yourself known, you'll need to rouse people to take action. There's a reason that copywriting has been referred to as the only essential skill you need to be successful online. Devel…

Alexander HowardAlexander Howard

Five Challenges All Self-Employed Sales Reps Face

There's plenty of incentive to work as an independent sales agent. It's a much more personalized experience, allowing you to set your own hours, zero in on your target markets, and search through a wealth of opportunities. Unlike careers with set salaries, there's no ceiling for how well you can do in a particular month. This provides a u…

Alexander HowardAlexander Howard

Interview With an Experienced Independent Sales Representative

Name: John Northwood Industry: Interiors industry covering retail, manufacturing, project specific contracts, sales, management and customer service Specialist areas: In my current role as an independent sales agent I specialise in Wallpaper and Fabric sales and work UK nationwide Years of experience: Scarily this will be my 42nd year…

Ryan MattockRyan Mattock

Why You'll Never Find Great Self-Employed Sales Professionals on Gumtree or Generic Job Websites

Here at CommissionCrowd we see the same question asked time and time again across a number of forums and business related communities on a daily basis. That question is: “Where can I find self-employed sales people who will work on a commission only basis?” Some of the most common responses come from people who mean well, but have had…

Ryan MattockRyan Mattock

Sales Hack: Yesware Email Productivity Tool For Sales Agents

Welcome to the fourth installment of our 'sales hack’ blog series where we report on the best new online productivity tools for the modern day sales professional in the lead up to the launch of the CommissionCrowd sales platform. If you’re one of Google’s half a billion Gmail users and use email to communicate with your prospects on a dai…

Ryan MattockRyan Mattock

Cool Sales Hack: Sales Prospecting in LinkedIn Groups

If you’re like the 259 million (June 2013) users who use LinkedIn each day then you might enjoy this week’s Sales Hack. If you’re not already actively using LinkedIn groups to find relevant connections and conversations then you’re missing a trick. There are 1.4 million groups available and this number increases every day. Groups are a…

Laura McGregorLaura McGregor

Is Social Selling Killing Your Business?

You’ve heard it all before, your friends and family use social media to keep in touch, post funny pictures of the family pet and videos of your baby’s first steps, but being social online should be strictly kept to after business hours for recreation…. right? I mean come on, prospecting for new business is all about picking up the phone…

Ryan MattockRyan Mattock

4.5 Mistakes We Made When Building A Commission-Only Sales Team And How to Avoid Them

I’ve set out to write this post to help companies learn as much as possible about the mistakes we made back when we were first time Principals, recruiting, training, managing and retaining independent sales reps for our sales team. And since we began developing CommissionCrowd we’ve spoken to a lot of freelance sales agents across the gl…

Ryan MattockRyan Mattock