Jake West’s Blueprint from College Kid to Sales King: 8 Years, 1,300 Sales, Unlimited Lessons

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Last Updated: December 24, 2023
Unveiling success: the Jake West journey in door to door pest control sales - from bugs to riches.

Hey there, sales enthusiasts and door-knocking dynamos!

Door to door pest control sales isn’t just about your pitch but understanding the needs of homeowners and presenting  solutions that resonate with them.

The best sales reps know that every door opened is an opportunity to educate, offer value, and, ultimately, close a sale.

I was joined by Jake West, a seasoned pro who’s turned knocking on strangers’ doors into an art form and a lucrative career.

Jake’s story is like watching someone level up in a game, hitting higher scores each season. He went from 265 to over 1,300 accounts by constantly challenging himself. It’s a clear message: Aim high, then aim even higher.

Key Takeaways

Jake discussed the pest control industry in detail and how it has helped transform his life.

His insights on the bugs to riches journey can redefine your sales approach and skyrocket your sales numbers.

1- The Goal-Setting Game Plan

Ever wonder how someone keeps upping their game? Jake’s secret sauce: setting ambitious yet achievable goals has been central to Jake’s success. By systematically increasing his targets each year (from 265 accounts to over 1,300), he didn’t just dream big; he mapped it out with daily, weekly, and seasonal targets. It’s like he’s saying, “You gotta know where you’re heading, or you’ll end up somewhere else.”

2- Lean on Your Tribe 

Jake’s shoutout to mentors and resources like D2D University highlights an important lesson: Don’t go it alone. There’s so much to learn from those who’ve walked the path before you. It’s like having a GPS for your sales journey.

3- Customize Your Pitch

Jake’s strategy adapts like water. If a customer throws a curveball, he switches up his pitch. It’s about reading the room (or porch) and tweaking your approach. It proves that one size does not fit all in sales.

4- The Value of a Supportive Community and Resources

Nobody climbs to the top in isolation. For Jake, mentors and platforms like D2D University were game-changers. It’s like having a roadmap in an industry where you’re often left to navigate blind. Seeking advice and soaking up wisdom can turn rookies into pros faster than you can say “door-to-door.”

5- Bouncing Back with Style

Rejection? Hostility? Just another day at the office for Jake. Instead of getting bogged down, he uses these challenges as fuel to do better, proving that a thick skin and a positive attitude are your best allies in door-to-door sales.

Ready to break free from the mundane and ignite your sales career?

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Grab your copy and learn what it feels like to go on a journey that promises professional success and personal fulfilment beyond your wildest dreams. 

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The D2D Business Bootcamp is your golden ticket to discovering innovative strategies to lead, motivate, and manage your sales team effectively. As an executive coach and consultant, Sam Taggart and his team of experts will provide you with hands-on training and invaluable insights that can transform your approach to sales and leadership.

 

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Sam Taggart

I knocked doors since I was 11! Never bought into the whole hourly normal job, and used direct sales to be the vehicle to create MASSIVE success. I Started the Direct Sales division for Solcius as their VP building it up to have 70+ sales reps nation wide. In 2018 I left to pursue a greater mission to unify and uplevel the Door to Door industry and founded the D2D Experts.

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