The Skout Deals marketing platform is revolutionary. In the process we have created a great entrepreneurial sales opportunity where you can truly make uncapped commissions and build a client base that provides ongoing residual earnings. Whether you are a seasoned sales veteran, someone with a desire to get into sales, or just wanting to use your sales skills to supplement your income, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.
Earn a residual commission on every sale (some conditions apply)
Stay local, go national.
Whether you target small local merchants or large enterprise accounts, we have tailored solutions for both.
Your Schedule. No boss.
Work when you want, where you want. It’s your business.
We’re on call to help.
We’ll give you all the info and support you need to be successful.
What does a Sales Skout do?
Sales Skout’s find merchants that are looking to grow their business, and help them do it.
You’re our feet-on-the-street, even though most of the time you’re calling from your office chair. You’re responsible for helping merchants decide whether Skout Deals is a good fit, leading them through the process, demonstrating the product and answering any questions they may have. You’re dedicated to their success, providing suggestions and building a partnering relationship.
And don’t worry, we’ll provide you all the resources you need to succeed.
On top ofthat, you’ll be joining the Skout Deals family on the ground floor. You’ll be representing a revolutionary mobile marketing platform, unlike any other.
I’m a deal finder, through and through. One day I was on Google looking for “Best Shopping Apps for Deals” and up popped Skout Deals and I downloaded it. I’m really glad I did. It’s now my number one go to app to find nearby deals. Love that everything is 25% off or more.
I’ve tried other location based deals app before and hands down Skout Deals is the best. There is AWESOME DEALS and it’s easy to find things. It feels like I’m actually walking through the mall without leaving my sofa.
Recently I was introduced to Skout Deals and it’s now my go-to deal finding app, What I like about Skout Deals is it’s all nearby deals with real savings from local businesses. We have already saved a ton. Our best deal I found was 92% off, I couldn’t believe it.
Skout Deals is hands down the best of the coupon apps I have. I love there is no clipping required and after I save them they remind when when they are going to expire. I belong to a coupon Facebook group and more and more we are sharing deals we find on the Skout Deals app with each other.
How much sales experience do I need?
Ideally a year or more. However, if you do not have sales experience, but do enjoy helping others, have a passion and desire to succeed at sales and think you have what it takes, we encourage you to apply as well.
How much technical expertise do I need?
You need above average. You’ll be using Skype, connecting with prospects via social networks, performing online demos, answering technical questions, preparing PowerPoint presentations, entering data into our CRM and deploying personal email campaigns. If you don’t use a variety of apps and social networks regularly, this is probably not for you.
What will I need to learn?
You will need to learn about the product, the sales process and become proficient with the various technology tools required to succeed in your role, such as our sales CRM system, demo software, etc. This includes technical information, as well as how to identify ideal clients and best practices.
What kind of training do you offer?
We provide an extensive Sales Training based on best practices along with technical training materials through our online Skout University, or “Skout U”. When ever possible, we try to streamline the process with written and online training resources allowing sales representatives to learn at their own speed.
Most of our training is self-guided online, or one-on-one, or small groups, over Skype with your Sales Manager. Your Sales Manager provides ongoing coaching and any internal support you require to win more business. We also encourage communication and collaboration amongst your peers.
How will I be evaluated?
There is no quota. However, we reserve the right to terminate our relationship with Sales Representatives who do not adhere to our code of conduct. Primarily, we want to make sure Skout Deals is being presented in the right way to the merchants.
What kind of companies are a good fit for Skout Deals?
Merchants of who have one or more “bricks and mortar” locations. Big or small. They sell to consumers directly with walk-in traffic, and are actively engaged in marketing their product or service. We offer turnkey solutions for small merchants and can provide custom solutions for large enterprise merchants.
How much work is it to onboard a company?
It depends. For small to midsize business that are posting their deals through our self-service online platform, very little if any additional effort is required. For large enterprise accounts it varies, depending on solution requirements, agreement negotiations, and system integration complexity.
What is the best way to sell new business?
Networking and cold-calling. Reaching out personally to entrepreneurs, business owners, marketing managers, and influencers in your target market and getting them excited is the best way. By developing relationships with them they’ll help you build and grow your book of business. Most of our Sales Skout’s are able to do this from their home office. Larger enterprise accounts may require in-person meetings at various stages. Or, if your style is to be a face-to-face salesperson, regardless of merchant size, that’s fine too. You decide.
How long is the typical sales cycle?
It varies, sometimes it can as long as a single call up to a couple weeks for small to midsize merchants. For larger enterprise accounts it is typically a month or longer, plus time to integrate.
How does the compensation plan work and how much can I earn?
We pay a generous residual commission on every sale, with bi-montly payouts. In terms of how much you can earn, it varies based on full-time or part-time efforts, experience, sales skills and closing ratios. For successful full-time sales people it’s not unreasonable to attain a mid-to-six figure income in the first year. In year two or three, with residuals, there is definite potential to earn a six-figure plus income.
How do earn commission when merchants sign up for the forever-free plan?
Initially you don’t. However, the forever-free plan is a great tool to take the risk out of a merchants buying decision and shorten the sales cycle. It’s a win-win. As an added incentive, for the first 30-days on our forever-free plan we automatically upgrade the merchant to our Premium Pro Plan with all the “bells and whistles”. Our hope is the Pro Plan works so well for them that they want to sign up for a paid subscription after their trial ends.
It’s important to note that downgrading to the forever free plan has very limited features and most merchants who are serious about growing their business, or have multiple locations, are best suited with a paid plan.
What is the selection process?
Our goal is simple, “to succeed together”. It’s very important to us that we find people with the entrepreneurial spirit and sales ability who can represent the brand and fit in into our culture well. We are selective.
We’ll review your resume If we like what we see, we’ll schedule a initial interview to learn more about you and answer any questions you may have. If it seems like a good fit, we’ll have you sign and NDA and provide you additional information regarding the opportunity and compensation.
If you are excited by what you see and want take the next step, an interview with a regional sales manager is arranged. If they agree you’re ideally suited for the role, you’re hired.