So my plan is to put all my time and effort for the next 30 days in initially recruiting and managing a commission-only based team of telemarketers, and once I get a few sales I will hire a few full-time on an hourly basis. I will be selling web design, online marketing/SEO and content writing packages and once I get a client I'll just outsource the work to reputable freelancers on freelancer/odesk/elance.
Just by building my portfolio on freelancer with about 80 reviews (about 10 of them negative) I had to do a lot of bidding, and I learned that getting clients is all in the numbers and how you talk to them to close the deal (except through freelancer it's all chat-based). Also, while working in customer care I had to upsell inbound customers and found that out also.
So my plan is to dedicate my time on interviewing, recruiting and managing a team of telemarketers to reach my sales goal of $10,000 in sales (probably about $4,000 to $5,000 in profit) after paying commission and outsourcing expenses. After the first few sales I might pay for cloud call center software so I can manage productivity and check in on live calls just for quality control.
If I achieve this it would be ground breaking as the most I've ever made in a month was almost $2,500 while working for Rogers, where about $700 of it was from wireless activation sales bonuses and a ton of overtime work.
Anyways I haven't really posted anything like this on a forum, but for some reason something in the back of my mind told me to do it here.
So in order to achieve this, I will have to set SMART goals for daily and weekly achievements.
Tomorrow I will reply with my update on my achievement for this first goal.
1st Goal: By the end of Monday, interview at least 15 candidates from oDesk on Skype and hire at least 8. Requirements: must be able to call USA or Canada, and be passionate and not interested just for the sake of getting awarded a project. Each candidate must also be able to make 50+ calls a day on average.
Will let you guys know on the progress by the end of tomorrow. My goal of hiring at least 8 is because most of them would end up giving up from it being commission only, then all I will do is end the project if they don't do anything. But the chances are that least 1 of the 8 would be dedicated. So if I do this every day for the first 4 to 7 days I should have a dedicated team that rakes out daily high ticket sales.
If anyone has any recommendations on low-cost solutions for call progress tracking and call whispering/barging in please let me know