Does marketing make you feel like a sleazeball? Do you cringe every time you have to “sell yourself?” Does the thought of putting a price tag on your work make you queasy?
You’re not alone. I used to be like you. I used to think sales were just for douche bags + sleazeballs. But I was wrong. Horribly wrong. Like, face palm wrong. That’s not to say there aren’t douche baggy + sleazeball ways of selling, but when you learn how to sell properly, you’ll feel sleazeball free!
So, my dear, I’ve collected my tips on how to sell without feeling sleazy.
How to Sell Without Feeling Sleazy
Sell Without Feeling Sleazy :: Tip 01
Be confident in your product/service.
The first tip to sell without feeling sleazy is to be confident in what you’re selling. Chances are you’ve raved about stellar products you’ve used before, so think of your own product or service in the same way. You are doing yourself + the world a disservice if you don’t hustle your buns to sell what you believe in. If you’re not 100% behind your product than find a way to make it better. Up your customer satisfaction with some added bonuses and top quality content.
Sell Without Feeling Sleazy :: Tip 02
Talk in your own language.
You don’t have to take on the persona of a sleazy salesman to sell yourself properly. So, to sell without feeling sleazy, just talk to your customers as if you’re talking to a friend. No need for jargon or pages + pages of sales copy. Find what works for you and challenge yourself.
Sell Without Feeling Sleazy :: Tip 03
Perfect your elevator pitch.
An elevator pitch is a clear + succinct phrase that tells people who you are and what you do in under 30 seconds. Take some time to perfect yours so that you can sell without feeling sleazy. If you want to go deeper into learning to craft your elevator pitch, check out Jump, a digital guide for newbie coaches + creatives.
Sell Without Feeling Sleazy :: Tip 04
Just listen to people + have conversations. Ask questions so that you can find out what your customers need so that you can serve them as best you can. The more you let others speak, the more they will reveal.
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