So you think you are good?
How about hiring some more of you then.
The more people selling your product the more money you would take in.
Only one way of making sure this is true is to only pay out commission for deals done and paid for, otherwise there will always be a cost for staff.
If you pay by the hour then there is really no incitements for the seller to sell anything at all only the risk of getting fired and that can be stalled for some time with excuses to get more free money. (unfortunately you will find that sometimes it’s virtually impossible to get any applicants if you only pay commission. then try a mix of hour/commission.)
So how to get someone to work for you?
Make very sure you know the rules in your country so you don’t end up getting on the wrong side of the rulebook. Usually there is networks of business people already up and running who will and can help you for a small fee to get you up and running.
Once you hired someone put it on paper so both parties know what to be expected of the other, and if you have plans on using your new-found seller in other capacity aswell (like going out with the trash, cleaning up in the office e tc.)
A seller shall sell and only that, this way you make sure there is no excuses what so ever for low results and if the results are good you will just hire someone who do all the small stuff around you. Your only focus should be in getting the seller to go out and sell as much as you can.
If you do this for the first time you will find out that there is a lot of things that you never thought about concerning your product / service make sure you write them down and address them and use this as a template for training coming sellers since they will usually have the same questions as the first had (unless the issue is a thing you can work on and get out-of-the-way).
For you the product /service is self-explanatory and maybe that’s the case. More often than not however its just that for you but for the seller there are a lot of background information missing leaving them clueless why you do and say somethings about the product /service. write this down to and explain it so they will be on par with you and your way of selling.
So should you hire yourself?
Once you see this you can also see that hiring different people with different backgrounds will benefit your company way more since the mix of experiences will be much wider and therefore your sales staff can connect and create rapport on a wider base and close more deals.