Hire a friend, family member or associate as a sales rep to build your sales team fast
ver had friends and family members looking for ways to make some extra cash? Well, you can provide them with an opportunity to not only make extra cash, but also start a new career if they put their mind to it and put in the work.
And perhaps the best thing about it is that you will be able to expand, close more sales, while also helping the people you know and love, have more money in their pocket.
Some people say, “business and family don’t mix”, so take care to hire those in your family that would appreciate a good opportunity and not take advantage of the “family member” status. Hiring a family member is easier when you are either, just building your team, or when you have many team members already.
When you are just getting started, having a family member on your team that helps bring in sales will allow you to focus on building the business, not just working in the business. During that time, you must make sure that you build good systems so that your family member can help you work out the kinks while you are growing.
Once you have built a streamlined sales system and you already have a well defined sales team, this can also be the time to bring in experienced family members that would not have been a good fit for chaos in the early stages. When you bring in a family member during the later stages of your sales growth, you should have an interview process is place that will filter out those in your family that are not right for the opportunity.
Working with family members is not right for everyone, but at different stages in your business, hiring family can be the perfect springboard for your sales department.