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21 Must-Read Sales Blogs (and their best 3 blog posts)7 minutes read

Sales are fundamental for every business and organization.

Statistics show that traditional sales tactics remain effective and their value should never be underestimated.

At the same time, however, new forms of sales techniques are emerging as businesses become more digital, connected and automated.

By 2020, Gartner predicts that 85% of customer interaction with enterprises will be automated.

With business increasingly being conducted online and new models such as software-as-a-service and crowdfunding emerging, the sales world is changing.

From email conversion rates to PPC and optimized landing pages, there are many approaches, techniques, and innovations to keep up with.

Whether you’re a hardened sales veteran, startup founder or marketer looking to broaden your horizons, here (in no particular order) are 21 killer sales blogs and posts you should have on your radar.

DiscoverOrg 

DiscoverOrg is one of the leading global marketing and sales intelligence tools used by people all over the world for growth acceleration. Make sure you read their blog for value-adding information

SalesHacker

Learn the latest B2B Sales tips, tactics, and strategies from the world’s best Sales Professionals. Take your sales career to the next level!

Hubspot

Inbound marketing platform and content marketing heavyweight Hubspot’s sales blog is predictably full of great content, covering everything from the customer lifestyle to why you’re closing sales wrong.

Close.io

CRM platform Close.io’s informative blog has great sales content on a range of topics, from cold calling to hiring sales staff and closing prospects for B2B, SAAS and beyond.

Predictable Revenue

The blog of Aaron Ross, former Salesforce director and author of the award-winning, bestseller Predictable Revenue covers everything from Salesforce optimization to energizing your sales force.

Marc Wayshak

Marc Wayshak, the bestselling author of “Game Plan Selling” and “Breaking All Barriers” has been sharing his valuable insights on his own blog for a long time now. His content provides simple and proven ways to become a better sales strategist resulting into the growth of your business.

Saascribe

A great Saas focused blog and community, created by Alex Theuma, that features numerous blogs posts, podcasts, videos and resources covering all aspects of SaaS for startups, with a lot of content on sales.

Funnelholic

Sales blog from Craig Rosenberg, co-founder of sales, research, advisory and consulting firm TOPO, featuring numerous guest posts and covering a range of useful sales topics.

Top Sales Dog

Research-based and field-tested sales training ideas to help you prospect more effectively, close more sales, retain more customers and deliver more value from sales training company from the Rapid Learning Institute.

Your Sales Playbook

Great tips, techniques and ideas from sales veteran and trainer Paul Castain, from cutting to the chase with prospects to why 98% of cold calls are a waste of time.

Score More Sales

Experienced B2B technology sales director Lori Richardson’s blog features an array of useful content on sales productivity, lead generation and specialization.

CloserIQ

CloserIQ is a Sales Recruitment Agency that fills in the gap between top sales talents and amazing startups. They write on almost all facets of sales including inside sales, sales management, sales development, sales strategies, sales operations and much more.

The Center for Sales Strategy

This blog from sales performance consultancy The Center for Sales Strategy features a wealth of great content on everything sales related, from digital and inbound to finding and managing sales talent.

Growbots

Sales hacking and automation blog from outbound sales automation platform Growbots covering everything from life hacks and sales email tips to sales pipeline advice.

Inside Sales Experts Blog

The blog of sales consultancy, The Bridge Group Inc’s, shares insights and ideas on best practices for inside sales pipeline generation and quota attainment, including trends, tips, models and metrics.

Contactually

Some very useful tips, tricks and tools covering everything from building relationships and nurturing leads to following up, from CRM provider Contactually.

The Sales Blog

Illuminating regular sales tips and insights from B2B sales trainer Anthony Iannarino, from hustling playbooks to how to stay motivated.

Pipedrive

Prospecting platform Pipedrive’s blog features guest contributors and a range of useful posts covering B2B sales from inbound to prospecting and generating leads.

Inboundrocket

Inbound marketing specialists Inboundrocket’s blog covers a lot of content such as creating effective landing pages and copy, how to convert visitors and lead generation ideas.

InsightSquared

Sales performance analytics provider InsightSquared’s blog has a lot valuable conten, including podcasts with sales professionals and blog posts covering the sales process from every angle.

Pure B2B

The blog from lead and data provider Pure B2B features useful B2B resources such as using social media for generating leads, email marketing and how to stop customers unsubscribing.

RightHello

Prospecting and lead platform RightHello’s blog has a wealth of useful resources on sales, from sales for founders to working with international clients and managing sales development.

SalesHandy

The blog from sales tool provider SalesHandy has a range of sales posts, from recommended sales professionals to follow on social media to upcoming sales trends.

Persistiq

Outbound sales platform Persistiq’s blog is filled with interesting and useful outbound sales posts, covering all aspects of the sales process from sales hacking and leads to following up.

 Source:  https://foundersgrid.com/21-must-read-sales-blogs

By Chris Osborne

I'm the founder of Kintu Labs - A remote startup studio creating small companies that users love:
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