Value First: A Guide To Product-Led Sales

Fred Melanson is the co-founder and CEO of Bliinx, the revenue engine for product-led sales. In today’s episode, he weighs in on the role of sales in PLG companies, how Bliinx engages with its users, and the recent shift among salespersons. He also shares some actionable steps for companies that are looking to switch to a product-led sales motion.






Show Notes



[02:00] Some misconceptions about product-led growth and sales



[04:12] How sales and product-led work together in organizations that combine both



[09:10] When is the best time to reach out to users



[12:10] The qualification metrics by Derek Skaletsky of Sherlock



[14:18] Fred’s observations about salespersons in product-led companies



[17:28] How to measure the success of a product-led sales strategy



[21:20] On getting buy-in, having data to track, and acting on that data



[25:25] Fred’s advice on keeping things simple and providing value for users






About Fred Melanson



Fred Melanson is a McGill University graduate who started Bllinx out of frustration for the current ways to scale business relationships. Bliinx was among the 29 companies that had made the cut for Batch 26 of 500 Startups’ seed program.



Fred likes listening to podcasts while walking his dog in the morning.






Links



How I Built This with Guy Raz 



The SaaS Podcast 



Sales Transformation Podcast 



Millennial Sales Podcast



Notion



Mero



UserPilot



Hugo



Lemlist



Userflow



Mixpanel



Amplitude



Heap



Snowflake



Flinks



Asana



Customer.io



Segment



Census



High Touch






Profile



Bliinx



Fred Melanson’s LinkedIn



Value First: The Product-Led Sales Podcast