Online Sales Representative for a Startup in the Publishing Industry (Salary and Commissions) - an Exciting Opportunity for Experienced Sales Rockstars [CLOSED]
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We’re looking for an experienced salesperson to join a startup helping content creators turn their existing content into bestselling books.
The job is for candidates who speak excellent English, have outstanding communication skills and are comfortable speaking English via Skype.
Publishing Parrot turns existing content like blog posts into bestselling books. Our clients are content creators like bloggers who want to build new income streams and spread the message about their work through new formats and markets.
**About the Role**
You’ll receive a list of potential clients (popular bloggers). Your job will be to research each potential client and their blog. Then you'll write a highly-personalized, valuable email to encourage them to try our services. This email will include your own ideas how to turn their blog into a book. You’ll receive a rough template that you’ll be free to adapt to your own style.
If you run out of potential leads, you’ll also be responsible for prospecting, that is looking for new potential clients. Since you’ll receive a base salary and a commission (we sell services that cost on average a few thousand dollars), the more effective you are, the more money you’ll make.
We’ll communicate primarily via email and a project management tool. Skype is also a possibility (both for internal communication as well as with clients).
In your application, please sell yourself using no more than ten sentences. Tell us why you’d be a great fit for this position and how you can help us take Publishing Parrot to the next level through your skills. What are some unique sales methods you have used before? What specific skills and experience make you the best choice for this position? Your ability to sell yourself is more important than your resume.
Record a short video (2 minutes max) introducing yourself and explaining how you meet the job requirements. Upload it to YouTube as an unlisted video and include the link in your application.
We’ll interview the most promising candidates. The best candidate will join our team for a fully paid test period of one month. In the initial stages you’ll report directly to the founder who'll be available for any questions you might have.
Checking if you read carefully: please start your text application with the following sentence: “Parrots are cool animals.” (this sentence is excluded from the ten-sentence limit)
We’d like to grow Publishing Parrot into a fun company of creative, ambitious people who enjoy helping content creators spread their message through different formats. This means that we’re looking for dedicated and reliable candidates who are passionate about reading and writing.
You need to have experience as a salesperson, ideally selling online services. You need to be proficient in English and have great communication skills as you'll be the first person interacting with our potential clients.
We particularly appreciate . You need to be comfortable taking initiative as we’d like to work with candidates who can provide value without being given instructions for every single task. If we hire you, this means we trust you to make your own decisions and your own mistakes.
If you deliver great results and provide immense value to the company, I'll be thrilled to pay you a ton of money and promote you as the company grows. This is a long-term position for serious long-term-oriented candidates only.
I, the founder, value my freedom A LOT—and I don’t want to steal yours. This is why the job is 100% remote and flexible. I don’t care when and where you work as long as you get the job done. Digital nomads or semi-nomadic candidates are more than welcome to apply.
VERY IMPORTANT: You need to be flexible when it comes to different topics and styles. Since we’re working with a wide variety of clients, you might be working with an author of a Christian blog, an atheist, or a controversial self-help blogger whose views might not agree with yours. If you aren’t comfortable working with people you might not necessarily agree with, please don’t apply. We’re looking for highly-adaptable professionals only.
Please offer your hourly rate in USD for a full-time position (40 hours a week) on a contract (meaning you’re a self-employed contractor). You’ll receive a base salary and a commission. We’ll pay via PayPal (or another solution if you prefer) monthly according to hours worked and any commissions accrued.