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PrimeChoice 11-12-2012 10:57 AM

Does anyone here know anyone who got RICH in Sales?
 
If so, will you please, please be my friend and see that I am of that age where all of my life goals (eg-getting married, having a kid, house) are now driven by cold hard cash.

So if your dad is in sales and started @ the bottom, but now has a boat and beach front estate, please let me know.

Thank You

krz 11-12-2012 11:45 AM

What the english?

If you can sell and want to make serious cash become a cold calling stock broker for a boiler room.

PrimeChoice 11-12-2012 11:58 AM

where do you do this krz? Where are these jobs? Are they in Boston, New York?

PrimeChoice 11-12-2012 12:03 PM

Besides, I am not looking to be a stockbroker. I only want to sell somthing and be a top sales executive. All I have found is a website called sales jobs.com

SlapShot 11-12-2012 01:48 PM

If you don't have the intiative to spend some time researching sales jobs (how to get them, how to excel at them), you probably don't have the right personality to be a top sales exec. The best salesmen I've known were driven beyond belief, and were rewarded with mid-6 figure salaries.

chrischris 11-12-2012 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by PrimeChoice (Post 7011122)
If so, will you please, please be my friend and see that I am of that age where all of my life goals (eg-getting married, having a kid, house) are now driven by cold hard cash.

So if your dad is in sales and started @ the bottom, but now has a boat and beach front estate, please let me know.

Thank You

Nope........

Fuji 11-12-2012 02:08 PM

It really depends on what your expertise is. I work in sales part time, but I work in a field that I'm extremely knowledgeable in. I also work on commission which I think is a huge part of working in sales. It's a somewhat stressful job for the fact that upwards of 75% of my job income is based on performance on how well I do.

Some of my family do work in a lot better paying industries than I do, and they make a nice living for someone here in Canada. If you want to PM me to discuss more feel free!

-Fuji

sureshs 11-12-2012 02:15 PM

Commission in sales can be several times the base pay. For the same education, experience and level in the company, I know salesmen who made 350K while the others make 100K.

But be prepared for humiliation if you don't meet your "targets." I have seen salesman being told on Monday that they need not come to work next Monday if their target was not met - the termination letter would be mailed to them.

Fuji 11-12-2012 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by sureshs (Post 7012584)
Commission in sales can be several times the base pay. For the same education, experience and level in the company, I know salesmen who made 350K while the others make 100K.

But be prepared for humiliation if you don't meet your "targets." I have seen salesman being told on Monday that they need not come to work next Monday if their target was not met - the termination letter would be mailed to them.

That's a good way to sum it up!

-Fuji

SlapShot 11-12-2012 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by sureshs (Post 7012584)
But be prepared for humiliation if you don't meet your "targets." I have seen salesman being told on Monday that they need not come to work next Monday if their target was not met - the termination letter would be mailed to them.

We recently lost a sales manager to workforce reductions - he blew his annual target out of the water on one large deal (I think it was $25 million per year or thereabouts) and he is going to have to fight to get the $75K commission that comes with it. Big money can change hands, but you've got to always be working if you want the top honors.

r2473 11-12-2012 02:27 PM

Ya, I know "Rich". Good guy.

He's known around here as "Dick" though.

sureshs 11-12-2012 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by SlapShot (Post 7012624)
We recently lost a sales manager to workforce reductions - he blew his annual target out of the water on one large deal (I think it was $25 million per year or thereabouts) and he is going to have to fight to get the $75K commission that comes with it. Big money can change hands, but you've got to always be working if you want the top honors.

What surprised me it the money/level ratio. In most big firms, every department has a similar ladder structure. For the same rung in the ladder, a sales guy can make 3 to 4 times what a guy in another department makes, which may be higher than what some of the top people in other departments make.

When moving from one job to the next, the "rolodex" is the key. I knew a guy who lost a job and a potential new employer openly told him to produce his rolodex during the interview - which I believe is a violation of business ethics. You are not supposed to try to steal your former customers, but that seems to be a prerequisite to get a new job. Quite a lot of questionable things go on in sales.

LeeD 11-12-2012 02:55 PM

What's your question?
Friend of mine was the 1st Burton Snowboard rep. He made over 5 mil from that one alone.
Gotta get lucky, have lucky timing, and be at the right place at the right time.

krz 11-12-2012 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by PrimeChoice (Post 7011569)
Besides, I am not looking to be a stockbroker. I only want to sell somthing and be a top sales executive. All I have found is a website called sales jobs.com

Thought you wanted to make money?

I know a guy who makes 6 figures...






a month being a broker. All you have to do is hammer people phones 500 times a day.

SoBad 11-12-2012 04:41 PM

Everybody is lazy and greedy nowadays. Nobody wants to move a finger anymore – just ride that donkey down the mountain slopes and hop onto a Benz here and now…

PaulC 11-14-2012 10:35 PM

Steve Job was a sales and marketing guy selling his partners Apple I.

Mark Cuban started out as a software salesperson.

The important thing is that: they both got goals, ambitions and visions beyond the short-term profit-margin thinking of an average salesperson.

MAXXply 11-15-2012 05:16 AM

Do yourself a favour and watch "Glengarry Glen Ross" and think to yourself whether you wanna be any of those guys.

krz 11-15-2012 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by MAXXply (Post 7017573)
Do yourself a favour and watch "Glengarry Glen Ross" and think to yourself whether you wanna be any of those guys.

ABC. Always Be Closing.

That movie is classic.

MAXXply 11-15-2012 05:28 AM

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Originally Posted by krz (Post 7017574)
ABC. Always Be Closing.
That movie is classic.

More classic lines - Alec Baldwin to Ed Harris:

"You see this watch...It's worth more than your car..."
"You wanna wife and family? Well F#$% YOU!!!"

Power Player 11-15-2012 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by MAXXply (Post 7017573)
Do yourself a favour and watch "Glengarry Glen Ross" and think to yourself whether you wanna be any of those guys.

Have to be honest with you, that is nothing like sales nowadays. I am talking Business to Business. Now if you are talking Residential style..sure, there are all types. Either way, that movie is awesome.

B2B sales is all about building relationships and finding out if you are a potential solution for a problem. If you are not and you state that instead of lying to try and close a deal, you will find that many times you become a trusted consultant who makes far more $$ due to a strong referral base.


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