If you want consistent, predictable revenue for your SaaS then there’s one thing you’re going to need to build:
Don’t roll your eyes yet… Let me set the record straight.
In 2008, when I moved to silicon valley, sales teams were considered evil.
Tech companies pursued the unicorn: A product that would “sell itself”. (Yes, I’m using sarcastic air quotes).
The likes of Facebook and Instagram fed false hope that you could build a platform with non-existent revenue, burn through rounds of funding and monetize it later for billions.
The idea of hiring people to sell for you (aka: a sales team) wasn’t cool.
Times have changed.
People have woken up from the myth and discovered – surprise, surprise – that you have to work damn hard to make a buck!
Aaron trains sales teams and tech companies on outbound prospecting.
He knows the inner workings of a high-performing sales team, and he knows that they ARE necessary. “Build it and they will come” doesn’t cut it.
I gave him the microphone on the latest episode of the Escape Velocity podcast and asked him to dispel sales myths and talk through every stage of building a sales team that grows with your SaaS.
Whether you love the idea of a sales team or you still feel like it’s evil, this is a great episode where you will learn:
- Why even introverted founders MUST work sales
- Why good sales teams don’t just sell
- How to minimize translation in a sales message
- How to handle lead nurturing
- Working teams for a common goal
- How buyers need help from sales teams
- Working up from phase zero (non-existent sales teams)
- The scary side of success
The dream of a unicorn tech company still exists today.
But as a SaaS coach, it’s my job to help founders grow their business and increase zeroes on their balance sheet.
Which means I help you through the hard truth:
You need to sell.
Tune in the episode here and let Aaron Ross, a master of sales strategy, convince you why it’s what you need to do.