As jobs are shipped over seas and as regulations and high corporate taxes make it difficult for U.S. companies to compete we continue to see downsizing, lay offs, and a difficult jobs market in the United States. This disastrous situation is exacerbated by gigantic government deficits and growing debts that suck up all the capital that might otherwise be used to create private sector jobs. This trend is not likely to change any time soon as American continues to follow the same economic course of suicide and vote the same politicians into office. Even if you are one of those that have been laid off due to cut backs and downsizing there is still a place in the American workforce that is always begging for help. That place is sales.
Virtually all American companies are seeking growth in their top and bottom lines. Nobody is in a better position to help them with that growth than a sales person or sales manager or other sales leader. Sales and sales management are learned skills. Yes, some personalities tend to be more comfortable in sales, but almost anyone can learn to be successful in this field.
Thousands of companies, big and small, are recruiting every day. If you learn to sell, study the books that have been written about sales and sales management and are willing to take a lessor sales job in order to gain experience, the door will be open to you. Talk to people you know who are in sales to learn more about how to qualify, and what to study, and what to look for in a sales job.
As an example, at lunch today I talked with a middle aged man who started working for Zeek Rewards as an independent sales person (straight commission) just 4.5 months ago. He has given it a full time effort since that time. This is an affiliate marketing program. In that short period he’s created $76k of income from the effort. That shows what can be done. Anyone can join Zeek Rewards. There are hundreds of similar opportunities out there.
In Utah there are dozens of Call Centers looking for customer service reps, and people to handle in-bound and out-bound communications. Jobs go begging because people consider this work to be below their dignity (or because of their fear of rejection or of talking with strangers). We become good at what we do and we overcome our fear by doing. If you are in a desperate financial situation, these are jobs that are there for the asking.
I recommend you look for a situation that allows you unlimited potential (no cap on sales), a territory with large potential, employment if you can get it, and a residual or repeating income. If you can get a territory with existing accounts you’re even better off.
You can sell stocks, real estate, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, printing services, bonds, tires, copiers, art, security systems, pest abatement,food, clothing, automobiles, motorcycles, boats, bicycles, warehousing, maintenance programs, and a million other services and products. Look through the yellow pages for companies who might need a sales person. Your local Chamber of Commerce can give you a long list of local companies you can talk to. Ask for a fact finding meeting to explore together if there might be a way that you can help them to dramatically increase revenues.
Ask for the owner of the company. Then ask him/her: “Do you need help building your revenue streams?” If they can’t offer a salary, you can offer to work on a straight commission situation (with a contract as an independent representative or as an employee with benefits). Ask if they have a market they haven’t been able to penetrate, open territories, smaller accounts that get ignored, telemarketing that needs to be done or that needs to be organized, a web presence that needs to be created, etc. There is work to be done at every company.
Rather than sit at home hoping a job will find you or that you’ll replace the job you had doing what you’ve always done, open yourself up to sales. You can learn it on the job. Every company needs to sell something or they don’t stay in business. Some of the best earners in the world are sales people.
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