(I made a video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMwyZeol6mw)
I was the world's worst salesman. I was positive I would never ever ever make it in sales.
I would start businesses and they would fail. I would try to learn by selling for other businesses but I was too afraid to talk to anyone and I would get fired. I would try to walk into businesses cold but I would just cry in my car. I would get some traction in a business but then it would fail because I was dependent on others to get clients. I had no clue how to connect with the people I wanted to connect with. Sometimes my businesses would get far enough that I would have other people work for me but then they would lose their jobs.
Nimble is a big part of finally KNOWING I can reach out and connect with anyone in the world. Nimble has given me super powers. I am Batman and Nimble is my utility belt.
When I was moving from horrible to competent I often chose Nimble over food. Much better to fast for a couple of days and have the $15 to continue with Nimble.
Here are 4 reasons why:
1.) If you do ZERO social selling...it's still the best CRM in the business.
The tagging system is worth the price of admission alone. I used to always ALWAYS have to create all these custom little fields...what a nightmare.
2.) The stay in touch feature beats endlessly adding follow-up tasks. I used to repeat the mantra "never touch a record without adding a next action". It was such a pain to manage not-gonna-buy-right-now leads--so many people would fall through the cracks. Want to spend a day contacting past customers? Instant. Want to focus on this vertical? Instant. Want to only see records for this crazy tag I thought up on the spot. Instant. Couldn't live without it.
3.) Email integration. The widget in Outlook and Gmail is fantastic. People say don't let your email be your 'to do list' or your contact manager. Exit your inbox, open CRM, look at 'to do tasks', go back to inbox, send email, write in CRM, close CRM back to email....ugh. Sorry but the inbox is the center of my world--Nimble doesn't fight this fact. Any message I send is automatically appended to records. It's amazing.
Update: they have greatly expanded the email integrations. There is a group messaging feature (which I don't use) but I work on all the email response I send folks and then keep them saved in Nimble.
Due to the recent updates of Nimble I now no longer have to pay for Yesware or Tout App. I love combing Nimble with Quickmail.io as they work great together (at least for me!).
4.) When you are trying to find new people to reach out to in a company-- using the Contact Widget with LinkedIn works like gangbusters.
I am not a power user. I can't pretend to be a big "social seller". I never write content. I hardly ever tweet. I never go on Facebook. But I still couldn't live without Nimble to manage and connect with prospects. People are actually more open to being contacted now than ever before...you just have to do it right. Some people won't pick up the phone or email but will respond to your tweet or your whatever that Nimble will help you manage.... If you have to use Salesforce buy a Laptop and install Nimble in secret.
Updated A year later: Still the best CRM around. The new features are great. It's now uncontested the best for 'works in your email' CRM and of course the best CRM around. If you only use email and phone and no social media -- it's still the best CRM for your money.
I am no longer worried about dying poor and alone because I will never, ever ever make a sale.
Sales really has changed a lot: No one picks up the phone. No one wants to meet just to meet.
You need to reach across the void and let your prospect know a real live human being is trying to contact them. Email and phone are OK, but if I send an email + retweet one of their twitter tweets and maybe follow them on Instagram and maybe add them to a "business" circle on Google+ --they get it. I'm not a robot. I'm a real person trying to connect with another person.
And....other CRMs are such a pain. You are constantly fighting with yourself to use them.