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How To Build Your Technology Expertise To Drive Clients And Commissions

Posted by Mike Lieberman on Jul 24, 2019 7:21:00 AM

You’re a HubSpot Shop and while the community is great, the platform versatile and the ongoing retainers make the agency business much easier, is that it?

What I mean is, if you can grow your agency by working with HubSpot, can’t you grow even more by working with other technology companies too?

The answer is a resounding yes. If it fits your agency mission and vision, then yes. Of course, this means your mission or vision is to be the biggest or most successful HubSpot Partner than that helps you answer this technology question.

But if your mission is to be more than just a HubSpot Shop, then adding new technology partners to your portfolio is a NEED to have, not a nice to have.

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Topics: marketing technology, sales technology, Technology Practice

Who Are The Next HubSpots And What You Should Be Doing About Using Those Tools Now

Posted by Mike Lieberman on May 15, 2019 7:15:00 AM

We first met HubSpot back in 2009. At the time, I pledged to Pete Caputa, that Square 2 would be HubSpot’s best partner. Almost 10 years later, we get a lucrative commission check every quarter from HubSpot and every quarter I look back 10 years and kick myself for not pursuing similar deals with other technology partners.

While I can’t go back in time and do it differently, I can try to look forward today at who might be the new HubSpot over the next ten years and make sure we have partnership agreements and an operational model that helps these new companies the same way we helped HubSpot over the past 10 years.

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Topics: HubSpot, marketing technology, sales technology, Technology Practice

How To Generate Over $100,000 A Year In Passive Income From Tech Commissions

Posted by Mike Lieberman on Jul 11, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Drift, Crayon, Terminis, Accelo, or Yext. You might have heard of some, working with others and unfamiliar with the rest. There are now 125 HubSpot Connect Partners for you to work with. Click here to check out the visual representation of the Connect partners.

How can you possibly make heads or tails out of so many technology options? How can you organize them, prioritize them, provide services around them, sell them to prospects, learn them, train clients on them, install them and most importantly use them to produce better results for your clients?

Maybe you only work with a handful? But which ones? What does that mean for your agency? How do explain it to clients?

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Topics: marketing technology, sales technology, marketing automation software, CRM software

How Is Your Inbound Marketing Agency Responding To The Changes With Inbound?

Posted by Mike Lieberman on May 9, 2017 7:10:00 AM

If You Thought You’d Be An Inbound ONLY Agency, You Might Have Been Mistaken

What? There are changes? We just became Platinum (insert HubSpot Partner Level here). We just got our fourth client and we’re starting to get the hang of it, how can there be changes?

The world of marketing is in a chaotic period and change is the only constant. If you thought what you did today was going to be what you did for the next 10 years, you might have miscalculated.

Look around you. There are new tactics, new tools, new software, new techniques, new agencies and new client requirements almost every single month. If your inbound marketing agency isn’t built to deal with these monumental shifts in the ground beneath your feet you might be in trouble.

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Topics: sales enablement, inbound marketing agency challenges, marketing technology

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