Best sales jobs?

ChrisFarleyChrisFarley Posts: 20subscriber
edited April 2015 in Sales
What are the best sales jobs today? I am currently working my lawn care business on the side while I pursue a real career as one of the best salesman in my area. Any advice?

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  • ChrisFarleyChrisFarley Posts: 20subscriber
    Well I could, currently I am still in college, so the lawn care is just money on the side for me. I am looking at getting into sales and then i am going to invest.
  • LiveWiseLiveWise Posts: 5subscriber
    I would highly recommend BookWise.  There are several people that have are already set for life because of their sales abilities.  I will be set for life in the next few years.  You ask how that can be done.   BookWise is the largest and fastest growing franchise of bookstores.  The company has been growing at about 15-20% per month and has a less than 1% drop out rate.  It will soon be going into Canada and will be entering other countries as well.  There is a 100% money back guarantee too--after 1 year, if a person`s life is not better, then they can get 100% of their monthly fees back, minus commissions--and you keep everything.  Worse case scenario is that you will have twleve great items off your website, 12 e-books, 12 audio books, tax training, business training, and everything else and all your money back.
     
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    LiveWise1/12/2008 5:24 PM
  • DBeaversDBeavers Posts: 0subscriber
    Chris,
    If I read their post correctly, every job KJC listed was B2B or business-to-business selling. I have to agree.  I`d much rather be selling regularly in volume to a number of customers that I see repeatedly over the long-haul, rather than primarily selling retail to a much larger number of buyers.
    I prefer the "relationship" style of selling, as it suits both my products and my personality.  I started my business from home over 20 years ago, and have a large number of clients who have been ordering from me for 15 to 23 years.  The life-time value of a customer`s business can be huge if you have the prospects of selling to them again and again over a lifetime.
    My field in promotional advertising, all those t-shirts, ink pens, coffee mugs, business gifts, golf balls and accessories, calendars and countless gadgets for use in home or office, that keep a business`s name/logo in from of the buyers and prospects for an extended period of time.  So, once a customer has bought and is satisfied with their merchandise and the process, I can expect to receive additional orders from them.
    It doesn`t matter whether you choose to sell industrial paint, medical equipment, promotional advertising, mechanical tools, or sheet metal - B2B sales can provide you a career for life.  And if you choose selectively, you can do it self-employed and never have to worry about office politics, pink slips, bad bosses, mandatory retirement, juggling work vs. family priorities, etc.
    Just my opinion,
    DennisDBeavers1/13/2008 5:21 AM
  • DaleKingDaleKing Posts: 141subscriber
    What are the best sales jobs today?
     
     
     Chris, I was in sales for over 10 years. I sold everything from vacuum cleaners to yellow pages advertising, and I can tell you with absolute certainty, there is no "best" sales job. A job - any job is what you make of it. Every successful salesperson in any industry will tell you that they have the best job in the world. It`s all a matter of personal preference and application.
     
    However, if I were you, I`d select an industry where I could work indoors and the customers came to me, such as department stores, furniture stores, electronic stores, etc. Door to door sales is tough. I did it successfully for many years, bit it`s brutal. If possible, try to get a job that ties in with your personal interests. But again, it all boils down to personal preference.
     
    One last thing, if you`re going to get into sales, take it seriously. Learn everything you can about sales and sales pyschology. It`s an education that will pay you dividends for the rest of your life. Trust me on this. I continue to use my sales background in my business every single day. In that regard, I highly recommend that you read the following books:
     
    1. "Compelling Selling" by Philip R. Lund
     
    2. "The Closers" by Jim Pickens and Ben Gay
     
    3.  "How to Master the Art of Selling" by Tom Hopkins
     
    4. "Secrets of Closing the Sale" by Zig Ziglar
     
    5.  "The Psychology of Selling" by Brian Tracy
     
    Dale King
    DKing1/13/2008 8:59 AM
  • GetAGripGetAGrip Posts: 14subscriber
    Snake Oil is for sure your best bet!
  • tds2ntds2n Posts: 1subscriber
    If you`re in college, make sure sales is the route you want to go, and not something you have to settle for. Fact is, the majority of marketing and business grads will end up in sales positions, these are really just over saturated, generic degrees. If you really want to make consistent money and have the ability, consider degrees that will give you good money out of the gate.
     
     Medical and Engineering, which are your more typical areas. Also, there are other `diamonds in the rough` I went to a school that pioneered a concrete degree; they had a job demand of 200 positions with only 60 graduates. Most of the grads I know say it`s hard work, but they start off with a minimum of 50k and usually get company vehicles, that`s just bottom-entry level. Sorry for the tangent, but if you aren`t too deep within your major, just make sure sales is a career route you really feel is best for you.
     
    I graduated two years ago with a double in Advertising and PR. I opted for a sales job at a company that I heard was paying very well. As soon as I hit the sales floor, I excelled and hit a nice pay check. I continued to do well and consistantly remained within the top five of the company, well above hundreds of other reps. Now, I`m so burnt out I can`t even stand showing up in the morning.
     
    It`s as if I`m having the exact same conversation over, and over, and over, and over... etc. Also, as soon as I find a way to successfully exceed my quota/metrics they raise them. Maybe some of you more seasoned sales-people can tell me. Is it common for companies to raise your base pay when they promote you, while setting unrealistic quotas? I think I`m working for a company that`s becoming increasingly cheap and shady. I`m looking for a way out, but don`t know if I`d go back to sales or not..
     
    Anyway, I guess I`m slightly jaded, point is: just make sure you`re making the right move, you can make good money in sales, however, "money isn`t everything".
    tds2n9/2/2008 2:19 AM
  • iyazamiyazam Posts: 33subscriber
    I think selling recognition products to companies is a big thing.
    When I say recognition products I mean - plaques and other related products such as:
     

    Stickers - to put on company envelopes or boxes, stickers that say for example: "Top 100 Companies In New York.."  

    Custom prints - for trade shows
     
    The list goes on......
     
    Follow your local newspapers and magazines and search for recognitions: top companies, top employee of the month, top real estate agents.....its endless!
     
    For product ideas check out http://www.awards.com/ 
     
     
     
     
  • SheaalyseSheaalyse Posts: 0subscriber
    Hi Chris,
    I have been in sales for 17 years; in multiple industries, and have always risen to the top.  However, what I`ve found is that in each sales job, although I made a lot of money, the only way I could continue making that money would be by continuing to work!  As I thought about this, I learned about residual income, and realized that building a stream of passive, residual income was the only way to REALLY enjoy retirement!  As a result, I did alot of research on companies offering this type of income opportunity, and came across one that aligned with exactly what I was looking for.
    Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad Poor Dad) teaches that there are 3 key ingredients to a successful income opportunity:
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    2.)  Product!  The product must NOT be discretionary, but necessary.  In other words, it must be something that people truly need, and will continue to pay for as a result of that need.
    3.)  Compensation Plan!  Any company can get distributors to sell their products; but how many of those distributors will become multi 6 figure and 7 figure earners?  The compensation plan is key to growing a truly successful organization; in which individuals getting involved and working the business can realistically win on every level.Chris, I admire your tenacity, and hunger; and and am looking for individuals like your self to join my organization. The company I am apart of has each and every one of the characteristics I mentioned above. 
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  • Fr3shjiveFr3shjive Posts: 0subscriber
    How can you tell the difference between a legit sales job and some MLM bull sh!t?

    I've been doing collections for over 5 years now and want to move in to an industry where Im paid more based off of performance. I was consistantly a top collector but now Im looking for something that is performance paid and I know in sales they'll definitely pay you for your performance.

    Do you guys have any suggestions on where I might look for an entry level sales position? Im in southern California and looking for some real sales work.
  • chrisganderchrisgander Posts: 0subscriber
    Some great thoughts are shared... i personally believe that it totally depends upon your choice and expertise.
  • galewinters11galewinters11 Posts: 1subscriber
    A lot of people opt to sell medicine to doctors (med reps), while others sell home appliances or electronics. However, if you are looking to improve your skills as a sales agent, I suggest that you try your hand at selling insurance. As we all know, insurance is one of the hardest services to sell because of its bad rep, but if you can develop the skills needed to sell insurance, I'm sure you will succeed in being a great salesman.

    Long Term Care Insurance Alabama
  • CeceMHillCeceMHill Posts: 3subscriber
    I used to think that real estate sales were the place to be but now I think that pharmaceutical sales are much more lucrative. Once I'm done selling a few atlanta real estate units, I will probably switch to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • AdvicefromRickyAdvicefromRicky Posts: 1subscriber
    If I had to return to any of my old jobs it probably would be working as an estate agent, this was before the recession and I made a fortune. Unfortunately we all know how this story ended.
  • jasonburtonjasonburton Member Posts: 0subscriber Member
    Engage in contruction and building firm, or startup a new small business about furnitre or specifically a door store just like the site http://caldwells.com/interior-doors/glass-doors .
  • GavinGavin Posts: 0subscriber
    I agree that book "How to Master the Art of Selling" is very good.
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