Jun 15, 2021
People in underrepresented
communities might feel imposter syndrome when selling in major
industries. In today’s episode of Selling in Color, founder and CEO
of Make Money Your Honey, Amanda Abella, tells us how she
overcame her imposter syndrome by learning she’s been selling for far longer
than she thought.
Amanda had been selling most of her professional
- After graduating college, Amanda went six
months without finding a job. But a friend gave her the book
The Art of Nonconformity
by Chris Guillebeau, and it opened
her eyes to what she could do in life.
- She wanted to be a writer, so she took an
opportunity to write financial articles.
- She got a job in recruiting but continued
writing. In 2012, all of her internet friends quit their jobs to
- Amanda was hesitant to follow suit, but she had
to get over those fears before doing the same.
- She hired her first coach, and that woman
helped her realize she’d been selling her entire
How did Amanda get involved in sales?
- She started a coaching side-hustle in addition
to her writing work. But Amanda soon realized she couldn’t easily
scale a freelance writing business.
- She created Persuade to Profit, which is now
her signature sales training program.
- The takeaway? You will never worry about money
again if you know how to sell.
Amanda kept training, learning, and putting herself in
- Most female coaches teach you marketing launch
strategies and how to warm up leads, but people have become way
savvier to that. What they often don’t teach is sales.
- Amanda understands why women are uncomfortable
in some traditional sales environments, and she realized she could
be a translator and teach the mindset of sales to
- Amanda started a community around it and now
has a free Facebook group for women coaches and course creators
that organically grew to 1000 people within three
Amanda’s advice to step out and find a place in
- Reach out to people who bought your stuff and
ask them how their purchase was - they're always shocked when an
actual human reaches out to them.
- A lot of people experience imposter syndrome,
and everyone has had a really crappy sales experience. (Just think
of your high school friend DMing you to join their MLM.) But with
the proper training and coaching, you can develop a feeling of
confidence that can fuel success.
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