A common (if not highly politicized) argument against outsourcing is the idea of giving away work and that it’s a mark of laziness (or worse, corporate greed). What they don’t tell you is that this argument is based on the idea that work itself is pretty scarce. In reality, there’s actually far too much work needed just for trying to keep a complex business process simple.
Likewise, the work of an outsourced lead generator doesn’t necessarily imply that you’re sacrificing your own livelihood. There is a lot that needs to be done in the B2B sales process. There’s only so much that a single sales team can do to nurture leads and research prior to appointments without an additional burden of minor tasks.
Because when minor tasks take up a major workload, you’ll have a major problem.
Does it feel like your product is just a little too ahead of own time? Don’t worry. You won’t be the first. It’s likely you’ve read about one or two other success stories that tell you this is really just a bump in the road.
Don’t just settle for the pep talk though. You still need a solid marketing and lead nurturing strategy to help you manage through tough times. Ideas that seem too forward thinking are not easily accepted and you might even have to tone it down until the market looks more favorable.
The element of surprise can be a little overrated sometimes. Whether it’s surprising your prospects with innovative marketing styles or surprising competitors with an unlikely method for generating sales leads, neither will work if you’re going to rely on the surprise alone to bring you success.