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February 21, 2017

The Top 5 Sales Blogs You Should Be Reading

This article lists the five must-read sales blogs to keep you on top of thought-provoking musings from sales gurus.

Rhys Metler

In recent years, sales blogs have matured into a reliable, arguably superior alternative to the columns in your favorite business publications. Of course, without a ‘gatekeeper’, separating the wheat from the chaff can become such an endeavor that the time invested costs more than any nuggets of wisdom you might prospect from the good sales blogs. Fortunately, this article will do some of that work for you, with five must-read sales blogs to keep you on top of thought-provoking musings from sales gurus, hot tips related to new game-changers, and advice for developing your sales game suitable to any level of expertise.

#1 Salesforce.

As one of the biggest providers of CRM software and related sales platforms on the market, you’re probably familiar with the company. But hidden behind the powerful software company is an equally potent contender that stands out from the mass of afterthought sales blogs every company seems to run. Stop by every few days for the latest tips from well-known industry leaders.

Check out their blog here.

#2 Predictable Revenue.

Aaron Ross, author of the bestselling award-winner “Predictable Revenue”, offers unique insight into sales news, original case studies, and of course fresh sales tips on an infrequent basis. While updates only show up every few weeks, Aaron Ross offers a lot you won’t find on other sales blogs–definitely worth reading the backlog then subscribing via email or RSS feed, so you won’t miss anything.

Check out their blog here.

#3 Sales Benchmark Index.

The group of executive-level thinkers behind the Sales Benchmark Index sales blogs definitely feels more purposeful and focused than the groups behind other sales blogs. The group offers insight into all aspects of sales effectiveness through daily posts. You’re missing a lot if you’re missing out on this.

Check out their blog here.

#4 Sales Pro Insider.

Updated every few weeks by Sales Pro Insider, Nancy Bleeke, another unique voice in the sea of sales blogs. The infrequent updates make this an easier follow than some of the other sales blogs on the list, which can risk getting a bit repetitive with their daily updates. When Nancy Bleeke updates, you know she has something different and interesting to say–not just a retread of whatever she said yesterday.

Check out their blog here.

#5 Smart Calling Blog.

In 2010, Art Sobczak’s Smart Calling was recognized as the top sales book of the year. It should come as no surprise, then, that his entry in the realm of sales blogs stands equally strong against the competition. Whether you’re looking for advice on cold calling, inside sales, PR management, motivating yourself, or anything else directly or tangentially related to sales and marketing, this should be on your list of sales blogs to read. Sobczak updates every few days, just often enough to keep your attention without drowning you.

Check out their blog here.

Of course, you should keep reading the SalesForce Search blog if you’re not already a regular visitor. Whether you’re a top-level decision maker, the leader of a sales team, or someone just looking to get into sales at the ground floor, you’ll find tips tailored to make you better at your job and insight into the sales industry as a whole.

Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.