16 ways to sell

Poor sales — not product — is the number one cause of failure for new businesses.
— Peter Thiel
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16 Ways to Sell Template

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What are the 16 ways to sell?

Entrepreneurs want to make sure they build something that customers will pay for. The best way to do this is to create your product or service at the same time as you try to sell it. This is known as the 50 PERCENT RULE - while you’re launching your business, spend 50 percent of your time trying to make your product or service better, and spend the other 50 percent of your time trying to sell it to your customers. Check out each article by following the links! We broke out the sales types into traditional and digital marketing methods.

Digital Marketing is the act of promoting and selling products and services by leveraging online marketing tactics. Some digital marketing mediums are:

Traditional Marketing is a conventional mode of marketing that helps to reach out to a semi-targeted audience with various offline advertising and promotional methods.


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How do you use the 16 ways to sell for your business?

As you look at the 16 Ways to Sell your product or service, think of which ones you would use, and when. We’ve also created four key steps to help your marketing and sales strategy succeed.

  1. Set your sales goal. You need to set the # of sales (e.g. 10? 100?) you want to make and a deadline date (June 30) that you want to make them by.

  2. Brainstorm how you would use each of “16 Ways to Sell” below.

  3. Pick the 3 Ways to Sell that you think are best for you and your business.

  4. Go out and test each of these 3 Ways to find the best one! Then focus on it.