Samantha Hamilton

Are you responsible for selling your own products and services? Do you love, loathe or just do it?

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Melanie Gray

Melanie Gray , Managing Owner at MyCL (My Computer Lab)

I am responsible for selling services for both my two businesses.

I really don't like it and I suppose I don't really 'sell' my services.

I do as much marketing as I can without being too 'salesy' and I try to be helpful.

I don't like marketing either but I have to do it or else how are people to know my businesses exist?

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Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt , Owner at Startup Chucktown

I am responsible for selling my own products and services. I would say for me it swings between love and loathing. I love interacting with customers. I'm great at being able to assess their needs quickly and get a sense of what motivates them. I believe that I can quickly articulate the value of my products and services clearly. I'm also great at selling because I show my passion for my products and present things as a storyteller. I don't struggle selling things in person.

What I loathe is selling online. It's a bit newer to me and I'm still wrapping my brain around the marketing and advertising pieces. However, conveying your passion and story online is more difficult, not because I can't write good copy, but because of the limited attention span of customers while on mobile devices. I feel like it is harder to break through to customers because of distractions and multitasking.

This year I'm really trying to up my game selling online.

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