Probably too often.
If you ask a successful salesperson the same question, however, it’s likely they’ll spend the next hour telling you all of the reasons why they love their sales and marketing job.
Some will say they didn’t love the job until they got good at it. Others will tell you they’ve always loved it, and that’s why they’re good at it.
The reasons they love their careers in sales are many, and we’ve made a list of a few below. If any of them sound like you, then an entry-level sales position could be exactly what you’re looking for to put you on a path to financial success.
Learning new things
Some people just love learning. They’re the ones who’re always asking questions and seem to have a genuine interest in hearing and understanding the answers they’re given.
This is a great quality to have in sales, as every customer and every company you deal with will have unique challenges. The better you understand them, the more likely you’ll be able to develop a solution that meets their needs.
Meeting new people
Most successful salespeople are the kind of “people folks” everyone likes as soon as they meet them. This is because they are good at quickly assessing the person they’re meeting and adapting their approach to make them feel comfortable. This is an important skill that extends beyond the first meeting. A successful career in sales depends largely on repeat customers, so developing trusting relationships is crucial.
Work more, earn more
Most outside sales positions pay based on all or partial commission, meaning how much you earn depends on how hard you’re willing to work. This may sound scary at first, but it’s actually one of the top reasons successful salespeople love what they do.
Once you start seeing results for your hard work, you won’t be able to imagine yourself in any other line of work!