Who should Become an SMS Reseller?
Becoming an SMS Reseller is not a get rich quick scheme. By the same token, it’s not a work from home program or quick way to build a business. A successful SMS Reseller requires individual or company that possess at its core, marketing knowledge. The potential SMS Reseller should have a client base and other sources of income in the marketing field or other. Also, they must be willing to take the time to build their business one piece at a time. Consistency and hard work are key requirements to succeeding as an SMS reseller.
A basic understanding of the industry and SMS technology is also important. Likewise, if you’ve never used a smartphone or sent a text message this may not be the business for you. To clarify we’re not saying you must come in knowing everything about SMS, but you should have a basic understanding. Usually, motivated self-starters are the most successful. These personality types put in the effort to quickly learn the system and get out selling the product. Afterall, if you’re not closing new clients you’re not making money.
Common SMS reseller companies.
A good portion of our resellers already have businesses in existence are are looking at ways to expand their current brand. We’ve compiled a list of common businesses types that incorporate SMS marketing services.
- Marketing Companies
- Marketing Consultants
- Advertising Agencies
- Web Design Firms
- Search Engine Optimization companies
- MLM Companies
- Merchant Service Providers
- Software Companies
- Media Companies
- Resellers of other technical marketing products
If you or your business does not fall on this list, don’t be discouraged. By the same token it’s only meant to suggest those who are best matched to succeed in mobile marketing sales. At the very least, you need to be able to convey technical information or instructions without sounding too technical or confusing. In other words, sell technology without sounding too technical. You need to talk to them in terms they understand. These end user advertisers that use SMS Alerts, Contests, Coupons, and Mobile Websites need expert advice. In other words, guidance to steer them in the right direction to mobile marketing success.
A few final thoughts for an SMS Reseller.
The most successful people in this industry are those who have existing clients that rely on them for marketing and advertising help. This client base can be educated as to the value of mobile marketing. Furthermore, it’s easy to show them how SMS can fit in their marketing plans. If you do not have an active client list, down line, fans, followers etc. it is going to be very difficult for you to sell SMS Marketing. The guy that just wants to go door to door to restaurants, bars, salons and such are destined to have those doors slammed in their faces 9 times out of 10.
They may have success here & there, but more than likely it will not be consistent. In fact, if you decide to go down this path, you will need to make sure that you work with a company that can provide your business the materials & sales training that have made them successful. Again, partner with a provider who will guide you to ensure your success and keep you on track so you can ultimately profit within your 1st month.