One of the questions I hear from many people is whether or not they have what it takes to be a successful reseller. My first is, “what does it take to be a successful reseller?”
Humans come with a wide variety of skills and personalities. It is difficult to say who would be successful and who wouldn’t as the success depends to a large extent on the effort put in. Obviously there are some attributes that make the job a lot easier.
Have an outgoing nature is certainly going to help. If your shy or not very outgoing you are going to find it difficult to find new customers. With and outgoing nature comes that ’selling’ attribute. The more experienced you are at selling the more successful you are likely to become.
However, those attributes are more important for those just starting out. If you already have a business, say selling computers, then you are already a reseller. Our product becomes another one to add to the list.
All the standard working attributes apply. Reliable, honest, hardworking with an ability to work comfortably with computers. In others words, more than 50% of the population could be resellers if they put their mind to it.
If your heart is in what you are doing and you have a belief in your products, that is half the battle. The other half is being able to transfer that belief and enthusiasm to your potential customers. In between, is the ability to acquire new customers. That is a skill, not a trait, that can be learned, over time.
You tell me – can you become a successful reseller?