Zipsmart.comBased on my experience their system isn't that great for employees or their customers

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Zipsmart is a company that sells online advertising to companies. Based on my experience their system isn't that great for employees or their customers.

The other Zipsmart job review written here in 2011 was correct. I wish I would have read something like that before I started working with them.

Here's how Zipsmart works after you join their sales team. You are one of many people that are hired that week- maybe 10 or so. You get familiar with Zipsmart's scripts and system, this takes a couple days. Then, you start calling business owners. It's slow going because the product is another advertising product and most businesses get plenty of calls like this.

Once a month there is a group call from the owner of Zipsmart Jake Ackerman. He talks about all the improvements and how great the company is, there are about 20 people on the call.

My impression is that there was about 20 reps and around 2-4 sales per week. To even make the lower amounts they advertised, you'd have to do at least 2 sales per week. So, Zipsmart always hires new reps to keep the calls going.

A big part of their compensation is based on residuals. But since many customers don't see a lot of value and drop out after a month or two, it's hard to grow the residual side of things.

It seems like Zipsmart has been doing this for quite a while. I wonder if there have been hundreds or thousands of sales guys who worked for a few weeks or months with very little or nothing to show for all the hours they put in.

Zipsmart isn't a scam that steals your money to work for them. But they misrepresent how much money you can make and how many sales you can make a week. I doubt they have anyone who has made even $50K a year, let alone $150K a year.

Here's the latest ad. Very similar to the ad the other [redacted] reviewer left in 2011. If Zipsmart is such a great opportunity, why would they need to post ads every week? They would hire a few reps, those reps would make a lot of money, and they would only need to hire new reps every now and then, not every week to replace the last ones that left. Steer clear of Zipsmart unless you want to waste your time.

Zipsmart Employment Ad for May, 2012:
Excellent pay plan. B2B sales. Management Opportunity. Highly marketable service. Work from home. Must have high speed internet and a computer.

This is a commission only phone sales position. If you're not comfortable with that please don't apply.

If you can sell and you're good on the phone you can easily earn anywhere from $50, 000- $150, 000/year. This is a real job and it does pay EXTREMELY well, but you have to be able to make at least 50 calls a day and close over the phone. This job is not for everyone.

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