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Are you a Hunter or Farmer?

ยฟHunter or Farmer?
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Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Absolutely love the hunt, and with the tools available these days you can get to the right person at the perfect company fit in minutes.ย 
FarmingU
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
I agree, with nowadays tools you can find the DM in a couple of clicks, but in my case I enjoy more building a relationship with the customer through time rather than open the relation from the beginning :)
Beefany28
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
I feel kinda both..you def gotta keep the hunt going, but also farm your seeds you planted! Soooo
Th
Theloanemperor
Opinionated
+1
Loan Officer
thats the key to sales; plant as many seeds as possible and then nurture them until they come to fruition. And keep planting seeds, never stop the front end of the pipeline.
drendo
Politicker
+8
Enterprise Account Executive
Farmer, but thats literally my job. I sell to orgs that already have some of our stuff and I want them to buy more stuff and become multi-mil customers. It's a different kind of sell, and it suits me better. Tried the farmer stuff and my anxiety held me back massively. Huge propsย  and respect to those who do it, and do it well.
FarmingU
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
I am the same as you, I sell to orgs that already have bought some of our products, and I feel more comfortable creating trust and make them growth. I truly admire my hunter colleagues, they have that special way to detect needs and close new deals that I envy, in a sane way :D
MoskitoFunk
Account Manager
It is hard to say one or another. Depending of the client and timing you may be farmer or hunter but once you smell blood you have to kill it!
FarmingU
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
Letยดs see what type of savages we have here
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Ruthless hunter ๐ŸฆŠ
FarmingU
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
hahahaha you Foxyyy
Philly_Bro
Good Citizen
Strategic Account Manager
Big Fan of Farming, my org focuses more on the hand-off after 6-12 for cross-selling, and upselling. I personally prefer the farmer role. I think it suits my personality better and is a lot better for my own sanity when it comes to burnout.
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Question:
Who is easier to teach to be the other hunters or farmers??
FarmingU
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
Great question, I think farmer is easier to teach, hunters require some interpersonal skills that are difficult to teach. What do you think?

CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I'm a hunter and have been my whole career. That being said in my current role there is upsale potential that I certainly take advantage of.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Iโ€™m a hunter gathererย 
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Shephard of both.
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
only ever been a 'hunter'ย 
BigMeech
WR Officer
+11
Coors Light Advocate
I voted for hunter, but I am currently both. Have a mix of current customers I am responsible for growing, as well as new logos I have to hunt.
paddy
Arsonist
+9
Account Executive
At least for my company, I find it harder to qualify and close the farmed inbound leads we get because they're super trash, unqualified, and are extremely flakey. I am baffled by the amount of people who blindly fill out forms and request a demo of our product when they don't know what we do or what they want.ย 
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
farming is for marketing
FarmingU
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
good marketing is discovering needs and satisfying them with products or services in a subtle way... so if farming is marketing and marketing means selling, I may be a marketeer

Artemis
Politicker
+7
Business Development Representative
I've only ever been a hunter. My org is UK based and does not have a lot of brand recognition in the US, aka 0 inbound leads. Every single meeting I book is outbound.
swizard
Celebrated Contributor
+9
Sales Evangelist
A little bit of both - depends on where is the lowest hanging fruitย 
YoureMuted
Opinionated
+1
AE
Yes. I'm in a hybrid role and responsible for both.
Mb
Mbeezy4sheezy
Good Citizen
+1
Sr. Enterprise Account Executive
Hunter 100%....lose majority of motivation after the first deal is closed
TheLouisvilleSlugger
Good Citizen
Account Executive
Hunters are more sought after, make more money, and get more rewards
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
I'd like to say I can do a bit of both.
bababean
Old School Bravo
+1
Academic Consultants
On the current role actually both, but working on a more towards the farmer end of spectrum role.
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+6
BDR
Why not be both?
Th
Theloanemperor
Opinionated
+1
Loan Officer
Hunter gatherer babbyyy! Don't even get leads from my company, 100% self gen.
SpanishAE
Good Citizen
Account Executive
Always hunting babyย 
7
Hunter / Farmer is dead. Debate me!
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