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Old 25th October 2012, 10:07 PM   #1

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Default Hiring Sales Reps

Hi, I am new to the forums, but have been in the marketing/advertising arena for several years.

I am about to make the jump and start me own advertising business. My issue is that I know the biz very well and am good at what I do, however I am not a salesman.

I intend to hire a few independent contractors to work 100% commission. I know these type of people are out there, I am just having trouble finding them.

Does anybody have any experience with hiring like this and has anybody successfuly started a new advertising business and went straight to hiring reps?

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Old 9th December 2012, 11:12 PM   #2

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I see a lot of ads for these types of opportunities on classified sites and personally think you're going to get a low response rate as people are rather skeptical these days and need money to pay bills so can't risk speculating.

I'd recommend giving some sort of low base pay and adjust commission accordingly. Maybe do a trial basis where they work just off commission initially so you don't waste your time with crappy reps but then offer some sort of base pay otherwise going to be hard in my opinion.

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Old 3rd November 2013, 12:42 PM   #3

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I would recommend to give these people some kind of a referral code, which when presented to you by a customer means that the supposed advertiser has done his/hers job.

I could be up for a job like that, I bet I can find you customers online. Contact me with details on what is you business, where you operate, website (if available).

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Old 3rd November 2013, 01:08 PM   #4
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I've used Indeed.com, they are wayyy better than Craigslist. More qualified people too.

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Old 10th December 2013, 11:30 AM   #5

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Try elance, they have a whole section on freelancers marketing websites.

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Old 30th December 2013, 11:12 AM   #6
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Craig list works for me -

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Old 9th January 2014, 02:21 AM   #7

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I also think craigs list is a wonderful source.

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Old 13th January 2016, 06:02 PM   #8

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I was also looking for the same person someone to sell my Web space ads off commission. Or also if anyone here thinks they could sell them pm me for more details.

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Old 2nd June 2016, 01:30 AM   #9

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its the best idea but you cannot just believe them blindly.be really careful before trusting then

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