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Everything you need to know about sales, selling, business development, lead generation, prospecting, closing and more! Recommended books are linked in the menu and sidebar. Read our rules before posting or commenting. Selling, recruiting and blog spam will result in an immediate and permanent ban.#### Description

#Welcome!

This community exists to provide everything you need to know about sales from lead generation to closing the deal. The goal of this sub is to promote communication. /r/Sales provides insight from sales professionals within various industries and experience levels.

#Resources

We have listed below a list of very helpful resources that might assist you in better understanding the workings of this sub, as well as other resources regarding tips and tricks on hoaning in on more of your skills as salesperson.

  1. Best of Thread

The best of /r/sales thread contains gems of information and advice which has been brought to you by the community. This advice can help make you a better sales professional. This is an excellent resource for both veterans, and beginners with introductory questions. There is over a million dollars worth of insight and knowledge just waiting to be learned there!

  1. Wiki Page

Check out the wiki page for a list of both resources, and the sub's do's and dont's.

  1. Search Function

Use the search function! You will most-likely find what you are looking for simply by using this feature.

  1. Getting Started With Sales

So you want to get into sales? Read these threads to get started: First Sales Job, Conquering Failure, Ideas For Young Reps. Also, if you haven't by now, visit the Best of /r/Sales thread.

  1. Networking

Networking with each other is a great way to exchange leads. A few useful threads can be found here (archived thread), and here.

  1. Traffic Stats

Interested in this sub's traffic stats? Feel free to check them out here.

#Rules

Vague posts that do not contribute to any discussion will be removed. This includes posts asking questions which have already been answered, and or those that can easily be found by using the search function.

  1. When Asking For Advice

If you are asking for advice, include as much information and detail as you possibly can. Failure to do so may lead to removal of your thread.

  1. No Selling of Any Kind

This is not a place to sell any of your stuff, including your services. /r/forsale is where you should post those things. This is also incorporated into our zero-tolerance abuse policy. Selling results in an immediate, permanent ban, no exceptions.

  1. No Self-Promotions

This is not the place to promote your business, or your services. Any and every post promoting a business, or services you offer, in any capacity, will be removed and will result in an instant, permanent ban. This includes, but is not limited to: affiliate codes, coupons, promotional offers that benefit you, selling your services or contacts, et-al; no exceptions!

  1. No Recruiting

This is not a place to recruit sales people. There are other subs for that. A good starting point would be this guide. There is a zero tolerance policy for violation of this rule, which carries an immediate, permanent ban. NO EXCEPTIONS!

  1. No Spamming

Spamming, or blatant self-promotion, will result in an instant, permanent ban; no exceptions! Spamming is a zero-tolerance police, so be forewarned.

  1. Minimum User-Karma of 10

Your account must have at least a minimum of 10 user-karma in order to make a post. If your post gets auto-removed, the moderators may approve it themselves after review, or you may contact them directly and request a consideration.

  1. No Affiliations With Submissions

By posting here, you agree that you have no connections to the sites where your submissions originate. This is a zero-tolerance rule, violation of which carries an instant, permanent ban; no exceptions!

  1. No Blogspam

We do allow articles, but we do not allow blogspam. Any post that looks like blogspam will be removed. This will be under the moderator's discretion, and may include an indefinite, permanent ban; no exceptions!

  1. Report Abuse

Please use the "report" button on any spam, or malicious posts. This helps ensure this sub stays as spam, and abuse free as possible, and that the community remains a valuable source of sales content and advice. If you have a feeling a post may violate a rule, or seems abusive, in any way, please report it immediately, or contact the moderators directly.

  1. Common Sense

Please, use common sense. Posts or comments that do not contribute directly to a sales topic, or aren't generally viewed as sales-related, will be removed. Reading the rules of a sub/community is reddit common-sense-ethic 101, so remember to read the rules for this sub before posting or commenting! Failure to do so could result in moderator action(s), including a permanent ban.

  1. No Memes

Memes are not welcome on this sub. We understand the need for lighthearted discussions that lead to everyone having a better interaction, but memes fall closely under zero effort posts. Please, avoid posting any and all memes, OC or otherwise. An image with text superimposed is considered a meme, and is not acceptable. First violation is a 5-day ban, second violation is a permanent, indefinite ban.

  1. No discord channels

Any attempt to create, advertise or recruit to a discord channel will result in an immediate, permanent ban; no exceptions!

Auto-moderator is in effect. Posts from accounts less than 24 hours old will be filtered out automatically. Message the moderators for approval if you are having issues.

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