Daily Deal Websites Hiring Salespeople

Internet Coupon Sites HiringA recent article published on the FINS website indicates that many daily deal companies, such as Groupon and LivingSocial, are hiring salespeople.

According to the article, the two companies, along with KGB deals, plan to hire about 1,700 salespeople over the next six months.

“Last month, we hired 200 people, three-fourths of them in sales,” Eric Eichmann, the chief operating officer of LivingSocial told the source.

These employees will be tasked with convincing businesses to offer deals on their products in exchange for marketing exposure.

According to the article, some salespeople working for the companies operate remotely, giving them flexibility. Managing a remote sales force can present a number of challenges to sales managers as their lack of proximity can make sales coaching and training more difficult.

However, if one looks for certain traits when hiring salespeople to work remotely, such as personal drive, independence and the ability to be a self-starter, they will likely bring on quality sales reps, according to Barrett Riddleberger, the CEO of Resolution Systems, Inc.

Sales assessments are also a good way to ensure that a person is cut out to work in sales.