Your ability to excel in life largely depends on your aptitude to successfully sell your product, service, or convictions to your end users.
It’s been said that even God and the Devil need good salespeople. Selling is the single most important job of any business, and it trumps every other thing.
Here is a fact: businesses fail fast because their ideas weren’t sold quickly enough and in quantities great enough to the right market. In this article, we will look at proven ways you can sell your products and services to those who need them.
Define your sales ‘why’
The ‘why’ of any salesperson is critical to confronting his or her market and making sales that create an impact. Your sales ‘why’ is the source of motivation that compels you for a higher purpose in your sales experience.
This ‘why’ will define what you do, and how you do it in achieving your sales goals and targets. Like someone said, ‘When you want to make your “why” so big that your “how” becomes easy.’ How big is your sales why? The size of your ‘why’ has a way of affecting the level of your commitment to whatever solution that you are selling.
And as you know, every success in sales requires unwavering commitment from the salesperson. So, your line of business is not the problem but defining your ‘why’, and staying committed to selling the solution the right way. When the ‘why’ is big and motivating enough, your drive to make that sales happen becomes irresistible.
Believe in your solution
If you desire to do well in business, you must be prepared to sell the solution that you unapologetically believed in. It’s difficult to sell any product or service that you don’t truly believe in. You must first believe in your solution if you want others to believe in it too.
Believing in your offering means that you have wholly bought into the product yourself. You will fail at selling to someone else any solution until you are completely sold. If not for any reason, you should believe in it because you know that your solution will better the life of whoever it was designed for.
In sales, when the product or service you believe in meets the right market (those that need it), selling becomes fun. Your prospect is never the problem but you. If your product or service is not selling well, you are most likely the ultimate barrier to making that sale. To the degree that you believe in your product, you will take action. And to the degree that you take action, you will be successful in selling others.
Understand your customers’ needs
People don’t buy from you because they understand what you sell—they buy from you because they feel understood. It’s instructive to carefully research what your target market wants and is willing to buy.
The problem with sales most times is taking a solution that does not meet the needs of your target market and you still expect them to buy. That is like trying to squeeze water from a rock. But the right product to the right audience is like selling a glass of water to someone dying of thirst in the Sahara Desert.
All that matters is what your customers care about. You can’t sell to the people what they don’t want or need. If you focus on what your solution offers the market, and how it will meet their needs, you will succeed in the selling business. But when your focus is just on the customer’s money alone, you will fail.