Best 114 Quotes & Tweets on Sales

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1

Don’t sell, educate. Don’t network, make friends. Don’t try to grow your audience, create value for your existing audience.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

2

Work on a product you’d buy yourself, then go sell it to everyone like yourself.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

3

Competing with everyone: $10/hr Competing with a few: $100/hr Selling a product: $1,000/hr Building equity: $10,000/hr Making a market: $100,000/hr

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

4

Stop selling, start storytelling.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

5

Before you ask for readers, write the article you wish you could read. Before you ask for the sale, create the product you wish you had. Before you need support, be the supportive friend. Before you need love, be the loving partner. Always give value before you ask for value.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

Learn to sell. If you're a designer, you sell a lot. If you're an engineer, you sell. If you're a founder, you sell. If you're a VC, a lawyer, a painter, a podcaster, an accountant, a comedian… you sell. Learn to sell!

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

7

Overrated goals: -Get a high-status job -Build a big social media following -Hit the bestseller list one week -Raise lots of money from investors Underrated goals: -Get a flexible job -Build a big email list -Write a book that sells every week -Earn lots of profit from customers

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

People often ask “How do you convince customers to XYZ?” Answer: I never try to convince anyone to do anything. There are plenty of people who *want* to do something, *want* to try something, are *ready* for a change. Sell to those customers.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

9

Three skills that pay lifetime dividends: • Being able to effectively sell • Being able to effectively write • Being able to effectively public speak

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

10

Email tip: If you know someone is very busy, occupied, focused on other things, the best way to get a chance at a piece of their time is with a very short email, not a very long one. I understand the tendency to go into detail, but it works against you. Think about the receiver.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

11

Most salespeople would be better at sales if they studied the buying process more than the selling process.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

12

People buy stories not products.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

13

The question “why do you want this job?” is also a sales tactic. The candidate will be forced to articulate good reasons out of politeness - and the desire for internal consistency will make them believe these reasons.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

14

1. Find a problem 2. Tell a story 3. Sell a service 4. Deliver a result 5. Build a product

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

15

Top three life skills everyone should learn: • How to be an effective writer • How to speak confidently in public • How to be a persuasive salesperson

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

16

If people pay $5 for a Starbucks, they will pay $5 to learn something from you. The main difference is that everyone knows about Starbucks but very few people know about you. That's what you need to work on. The opportunities will follow.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

17

Even if you’re not in sales, you’re in sales. You have to sell your ideas, your point of view, your suggestions, your value, your…

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

18

The online course arbitrage. People will pay $10-20 for a book, but those same people will pay $1,000-2,000 for the same information in a live video format. The lesson: People want more than information. They also want inspiration, accountability and friends to learn with.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

19

Nasty dark pattern: Sending a cold sales email w/ a subject that starts with “re:” suggesting we’ve talked about this topic before. Tricking and misleading people isn’t sales - it’s shit.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

20

People overestimate organic social media’s ability to drive direct sales, and underestimate its ability to build a lasting brand

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

21

Marketing = Asking Sales = Answering

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

22

Long-term marketing: Brand building that endures over time. Short-term marketing: sales-focused activations that increase revenue. Both are important. Long-term marketing builds brand equity. Short-term marketing cashes in the equity you’ve built.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

23

How to sell a product overnight: Build up an audience for years 🙃

Steph Smith

Steph Smith

@stephsmithio

24

Practicality is how you sell a product. Emotion is how you sell a brand.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

25

Build until you can sell once, iterate until you can sell twice.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

26

The harsh irony of organic social media marketing: The best way to leverage social media as a marketing tool is to rarely use it to explicitly market what it is that you’re selling

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

27

How do you know if someone will buy it? You sell it. There's no other way to know.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

28

How to build a good business: Build an awful business. How to write well: Write terribly. How to sell well: Sell badly. If you won’t tolerate bad, you can't get good.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

29

A lesson from sales: "Time kills deals." Jump on good opportunities as fast as possible.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

30

If people want to buy your product because there's you behind it, you're in an uncontested market space. The competition becomes irrelevant. Nobody can copy you.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

31

Selling your first product will teach you more about your customers than years of market research

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

32

If you’re a creator, don’t ask for donations. Sell a product.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

33

Sell time to buy experience. Sell experience to buy time.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

34

I wish, just once, a salesperson would cold email me asking if I had time for a 3-hour phone call. Everyone else is asking for “just 15 minutes”. Stand out!

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

35

The person who can cultivate a sense of hope in others can sell almost anything.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

36

Everyone's a salesperson. Every tweet's an ad.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

37

Sell your time to yourself. Sell the product of your time to everyone else.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

38

Marketers are applied psychologists. The best ones don't sell products. They sell people on their future selves.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

39

Quickest way to spot an enterprisey software company? They can't just sell products, they must sell "solutions".

DHH

DHH

@dhh

40

Good design gives you as much competitive leverage as good sales or technology.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

41

You have to build your audience before you start selling your product

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

42

The first product you’ll ever market is yourself. If you can’t sell your own value, you won't be able to sell anything else.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

43

If people want to buy your product because there's you behind it, you're in an uncontested market space with no competition. Nobody can copy you.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

44

Build things that help people build things. Sell things that help people sell things.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

45

How to make selling easier: Build something you believe in.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

46

Your happiest customers are the best copywriters. Use their words in your copy and showcase their success stories/praise to let them do the selling for you.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

47

Building is getting easier, selling is getting harder.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

48

Science shows that 95% of buying decisions are driven by subconscious emotional triggers. (Yes, even in B2B purchases) If your approach to selling is rooted in facts and logic, you may be missing 95% of the story.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

49

Paid newsletters are over-rated: it’s grueling work, your best thinking is stuck behind a paywall, and selling products is much more profitable

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

50

The science says that a $10 product sells significantly more when priced $9.99. Yet, I prefer pricing my products in multiples of $5. A $9.99 price makes me feel as if the seller is taking advantage of a bug in my brain. I prefer if my customers don't experience that feeling.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo