In sales, it is important to be continuously learning, honing your skills, and staying relevant. Reading a sales blog daily can be a good way to keep the wheels turning. Here are nine thought provoking sales blogs that are both inspiring and educational.
1. Sales Hacker
Sales Hacker is a thought leadership blog for sales professionals. The CEO of Sales Hacker, Max Altschuler, also contributes to the blogs. Max has been published by the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Money, and more. In addition to the blogs, Sales Hacker also offers webinars and online courses which can be helpful.
Recent recommended read: Everything You Need To Know About Building & Scaling Your Sales Process
2. Grant Cardone’s Blog
If you have been in sales long then you have most likely heard of Grant Cardone. His blog is a great one to check in on because he gives excellent advice but also talks a lot about real world situations. A lot of his blog posts are promoting his sales books or videos, but they are written in a way that is inspiring and will leave you questioning if you are giving it your all.
Recent recommended read: The 21st Century Way of Selling
3. HubSpot Sales Blog
HubSpot has an excellent blog list to sort through, with topics that can be helpful to almost anyone. The topics and content are very relevant to today’s buyer and they offer great advice on finding creative ways to reach your audience.
Recent recommended read: 7 Ways to Add Personality to the Sales Process
SalesFolk claims to be the leading cold email experts so it is no surprise that a lot of its blogs are aimed primarily at email topics. There are some helpful email insights that I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise, and they also cover other relevant sales topics.
Recent recommended read: 7 Ways to Fix a Long and Boring Sales Email
5. The Sales Blog
The Sales Blog is written by Anthony Iannarino, an international speaker, author, sales leader, and entrepreneur. I like this blog because in addition to sales advice, there are great topics on personal development. It will keep you thinking about building your own brand.
Recent recommended read: Transparency Creates Trust
6. Jill Konrath’s Fresh Sales Strategies
This is a great sales blog with relevant topics to stay up to speed in the digital age. She also interviews sales authors and reviews their latest books from time to time which is helpful in finding new reading material.
Recent recommended read: Selling in a Digitally Transformed World
7. Partners in Excellence
This blog is written by Dave Brock, who owns his own consulting and services company and who has a strong background in sales and marketing. I like this blog because it covers a wide array of topics, and Dave is known for having a thoughtful, provocative, and engaging approach.
Recent recommended read: New Ideas Don’t Have to be ‘New’
8. No More Cold Calling
The main idea behind this blog is to learn to build business through referrals and other means besides cold calling. There are a lot of good topics covered here and some great ideas to gain more business through referrals, social selling, etc. There is also a lot of good advice around account-based sales.
Recent recommended read: How to Identify Strategic Accounts for your Account Based Sellers
9. Art Sobczak’s Smart Calling
I first found out about Art Sobczak from a sales manager that I had in the past who insisted that I sign up for his email blasts. I have been a follower of his blog ever since. Art’s blog is a great resource for cold calls, inside sales, and sales in general. Definitely a good blog to gain some confidence before picking up the phone.
Recent recommended read: 11 Quick Prospecting Tips for Greater Results
These are a few blogs that I have been following but they are subject to change. Find some blogs that speak to you and make a point to read a couple daily to keep things fresh. What are some good blogs that you have come across? Feel free to comment below!