Samantha Hamilton

Asked this question on 8/7/16 -Entrepreneurship

Are You Responsible For Selling Your Own Products And Services?

Melanie Gray

Melanie Gray Managing Owner at

Top 10% Accounting

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?

Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt Owner at Startup Chucktown

Top 10% Training and Development

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.