Frequently Asked Questions

An Aspireship is a new kind of online training program designed as a bridge to advance you to a new step in your career. Whether you’re just starting your career, looking to level up to a more senior position or are wanting to make a move from another industry or job type, an Aspireship can help you get there.

The SaaS Sales Foundations Aspireship is our flagship course, which we call an “Aspireship,” designed to teach you how to be successful in SaaS sales. This Aspireship is ideal for aspiring (and even current!) SaaS SDRs, BDRs, Account Executives and Account Managers. 

The Customer Success Foundations Aspireship is our second course, designed to prepare you for Customer Success roles in the SaaS industry. This Aspireship is ideal for aspiring (and current!) Customer Success Managers.

We’ll be adding more Aspireships soon!

Aspireships are 100% online training programs, taught by current and former Founders, CEOs, VPs, Directors and training experts at fast-growth SaaS companies. Our curriculum is broken down into three main areas:

  • Live and On-Demand expert video interviews
  • Quizzes and Assessments
  • Virtual Job Simulations

The curriculum can be completed on-demand, on your schedule. Once you fully complete the Aspireship, your Final Assessment will be graded. If you pass, you'll earn a verifiable certificate and the opportunity to be added to the Aspireship Talent Network. 

We’ve designed the learning process to be completed in as little as 5 hours per week for 4 weeks or less. We encourage everyone to take notes, to review the notes, and to not rush or cram. Most grads finish within 2-4 weeks of sign up. 

In the tech industry, you need to understand the most common business models, terminology and industry best practices to maximize your chances of landing a new role and succeeding on the job. Last but not least, tech companies strongly prefer candidates with tech / SaaS experience. Aspireship is the fastest and most effective path to bridge the gap and get you hired.

If you’re unsure if sales or customer success is the right path for your next career move, we’ve got you covered. You’re free to explore section 1 of both programs prior to diving deeper, but after section 1 we strongly recommend committing to one program at a time. 

While both careers are customer-facing and involve consulting with customers to find solutions to their most important business challenges, sales is all about acquiring new customers and performing against a quota. On the flip side, customer success is focused on building long-term relationships with customers and nurturing them to success. 

Which one sounds like you?

Aspireship has two tiers of service available for our learning platform:

Forever Free - Forever access to the Aspireship video library, Intro to the SaaS Sales Process and Aspireship Live! at no cost.

Unlimited - Full access to SaaS Sales Foundations, Customer Success Foundations, live interview prep sessions, certification, assessment retakes with tailored feedback, peer support, tech tools and free access to other Foundations Aspireships to continue exploring careers for a one-time investment of $180, which will be refunded if you accept a position with a hiring partner through the Aspireship Talent Network.

Aspireship also offers 1:1 coaching for individuals seeking additional help through the interview process. You can view the details and pricing of coaching sessions here.

Core to our mission and ethos has always been to democratize access to opportunity based on merit, and not a candidate’s ability to pay expensive tuition in order to improve their lives. In support of that mission, we pursue every opportunity to keep the costs of our programs as close to $0 as possible. 

The primary way we’re able to do this is through the support of Hiring Partners in the Aspireship Talent Network, who pay to recruit candidates through the network. Candidates who choose to accept a job through the network have the option to receive a full refund on the cost of Aspireship Unlimited, or can choose to turn their $180 into a pay-it-forward scholarship to give free Unlimited access to another candidate.

No. We don’t believe in taking a percentage of your income and do not utilize income sharing agreements (ISAs) of any kind.

Our hiring partners cover a wide array of SaaS solutions--anything from fitness to automotive to customer support to education, ads and marketing to medical software and so much more!   

For an overview on SaaS sales compensation, click here. For an overview on Customer Success Manager compensation, click here.

No. Success in life is never guaranteed, so we don’t like to make blind guarantees either. When you earn your spot in the Aspireship Talent Network, it is still up to you to take the steps required to earn your next opportunity.

With that said, the vast majority of Aspireship graduates land a job within 60 days of graduation.

Aspireship is accessible to anyone who wants to sign up, as we believe in providing opportunity to as many people as possible.

However, your performance throughout the SaaS Sales Foundations Aspireship is essentially your application to become certified and earn admission into the Aspireship Talent Network.

No, we do not require a formal degree for you to take SaaS sales foundations. Our candidates come from all education levels and experience levels!

If you’re looking to earn a certification or land a new job, the SaaS Sales Foundations Aspireship is the right place to start.

Upon login, you’ll see the SaaS Sales Foundations class list load automatically. Just watch the WELCOME video and dive in.

If you’re here for ongoing learning at your current job, there isn’t a right or a wrong place to start! Check out Aspireship Live!, the video library or dive head first into the SaaS Sales Foundations Aspireship to get a taste of how Aspireship can help you.

Rest assured, even though you are learning on-demand, our mission is to help you finish what you start and land a new role in SaaS. We monitor your progress, host 'Launch and Learn' sessions to help you connect with our team and will even send email alerts as you near the final assessment. 

If you have specific questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected].

We consistently hear from current SaaS SDRs, AEs, CSMs, and professionals at all levels that Aspireship has been very helpful and all are welcome to explore the video library, take SaaS Sales Foundations, Customer Success Foundations, and engage in the community.

Upon completing and passing Customer Success Foundations or SaaS Sales Foundations, you’ll automatically receive a verifiable certificate to display on LinkedIn and beyond. The certificate is included with Aspireship Unlimited.

No, we do not.

Yes. Head on over to the Aspireship Video Library to explore 70+ hours of on-demand content. We add to the library on a regular basis. This content is available to you at no additional cost. In addition, we’ll be adding new Aspireship programs and learning resources in the future to help you explore new roles as your career progresses.

Yes, SaaS Sales Foundations is available worldwide, and we’ve served candidates in over 100 countries! International candidates have full access to all the same resources as candidates residing in North America, with one exception. Job opportunities through the Aspireship Talent Network are currently only available to candidates residing in the U.S. and Canada. This may change in the future as we onboard new Hiring Partners who are seeking candidates in other countries.

No. While Aspireship Unlimited members have access to free monthly group interview coaching, full access to Aspireship Foundations courses, and more, 1:1 coaching sessions are available to everyone with a free Aspireship account.

 
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