Up until a few weeks ago, I had a few Gmail plugins that I used religiously to help make my outbound sales process that little bit easier. I used Sidekick, WiseStamp, Rapportive, and a couple of other plugins. I never thought of using any others until a couple of weeks ago. Since I've recently started to conduct more outbound sales, I found that organizing emails and leads was a little bit difficult. Tracking multiple leads on multiple domain names became quite a task in itself. In my previous article about Gmail plugins, NamePros user @Jen-Sin had mentioned a plugin called Streak that looked to be the answer to my problem. A couple of weeks ago, I started to research Streak, and now I wonder how I've managed without it! This is just a personal point of view, but I think that the Streak plugin offers some excellent tools that can be applied to outbound domain sales; best of all, the basic package that I'll cover in this article is free. Streak is a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) plugin that can be used by an individual or a team of people to manage outbound sales of any kind, but I find that it is set up well to use with domain name sales. The plugin uses a series of labels and pipelines to allow you to easily sort your sales emails into separate lists with separate statuses. You'll notice from the colorful screenshot above that the Streak sales panel has a number of customizable panels to monitor outbound sales leads that you've contacted. Sent and received emails can be placed into certain folders that also allow you to include notes on the leads. I'll take you through a scenario of a recent domain sale that I conducted using Streak. I can't reveal the domain name, but it is a two-word generic .COM that I sold. I gathered leads by looking through sources such as LinkedIn and Google to compile a list of companies and people within those companies who I needed to contact. Then, I sent each one of them a custom email from my Gmail account. Usually, I would do nothing more until a lead replied. With Streak, I was able to create a custom "pipeline" and add each name and email to the pipeline. Along with Streak's built-in email tracker (similar to Sidekick), I was able to monitor when the emails were opened. If I received a reply (positive or negative), I was able to place these into specific categories. I was also able to easily monitor the contacts who didn't reply, so after a week, I sent a follow-up email to each one via the pipeline I had created. The Streak plugin turned my disorganized inbox into something I could easily track. Needless to say, I sold the domain name to one of these leads on the second email I sent to them. I truly believe that Streak helped me to achieve the sale, or at the very least, it made the sales process easier. This is only my opinion, but Streak is a Gmail plugin that I will be using from now on. One word of advice: if you are a Sidekick user already and plan on installing Streak, I would be cautious. A combination of Sidekick and Streak left by inbox with more than a few bugs.