Software Sales and Business Development Consultant
Sell AI powered custom chatbot software across multiple industries.
I started The Bot Forge 2 years ago as I realised a digital agency which specialises in creating custom voice and text-based chat experiences would provide a USP creating software solutions with this new exciting technology.
The Bot Forge has created chatbots in a number of roles for sporting events, financial regulations software, legal firms and charity organisations to name a few. As well as implementing chatbots we also have our own proprietary chatbot monitoring platform and other software products related to conversational UI. We are also Google technology partners. Our chatbots can be deployed into a number of channels: website, FB Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Assistant, Alexa, IVR systems and more.
Our chatbot solutions are based on a SAAS model with initial development and implementation costs ranging from 2-100K depending on the complexity of the project and scope of the requirements. SAAS costs are then charged to the customer on a monthly basis.
THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN
I’m an engineer and although I’ve got some good clients so far I’m not the best promoter of my own work. I’m better off creating new products and solutions and advising on a technical level. I also know that I’ve handled enquiries from large companies, local councils, universities and digital agencies over the last year or so which points toward a growing demand for the technology as it becomes more popular and widely known. In my view there is massive potential here and we now have the experience in the technology to impact this space.
WHAT THE BOT FORGE NEEDS FROM YOU
Well, you need to be someone with a background in B2B software or system sales who lives on LinkedIn, who’s not terrified to pick up the phone and keeps up to date on the latest technologies. You don’t have to be a developer but I don’t want you to run a mile if I mention Machine Learning or NLP. I also need you to work with me to develop our pitch – and be able to build relationships with clients to learn what they want and shape our chatbot solutions.
Someone who potentially already has a host of contacts and can introduce the technology to new clients. If you have advice/ideas about marketing or new products then I’m happy to collaborate.
I don’t need all your time – just some of it although this may depend on what new business you can bring! It’s up to you how much time you want to put into it.
WHAT I CAN OFFER YOU
As it stands I can only offer you something that’s exclusively (or primarily) commission-based. This will include implementation costs and ongoing monthly SAAS fees. I can make that commission generous, though: I want you to do brilliant things for The Bot Forge and be rewarded well for it. Realistically, you probably won’t be able to make a full-time income at the moment: However it depends on how many large chatbot projects we get in; this could change quickly.
I can set you up for success by sharing everything I’ve learnt about the technology, the outcomes of the conversations I’ve had so far, and pointers about who I believe the best prospects are.
To sum up: I’m totally open to your ideas for how this could work.
(If you want to check out The Bot Forge and learn more about chatbot technology, visit https://www.thebotforge.io)