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RE: RvF, what do you guys do for a living? Any salesmen here?
I sell consulting services in Finance and accounting although I came from a college educated and then Corporate Finance career.

I could have been making a stable income, stayed in Fiinance or Accounting and done fairly well. However, I got into this to infuse some ballsiness and challenge into my life. Interestingly enough I got into it as I was cold approaching obsessively as well.

3 years later, I haven't looked back. I make more money than I ever did, have more time off, have a great relationship with my boss, and am generally looked up to as one of the top salespeople. Coming from a desk job more or less, it has been enlightening and made me very happy.

I'm not sure I'll do this forever but it's possible I may start my own business in the far future.

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08-19-2017 10:40 AM
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RE: RvF, what do you guys do for a living? Any salesmen here?
Cobra, let me know if you do. I'm sure you could find some use for a investment banker.
08-19-2017 12:16 PM
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RE: RvF, what do you guys do for a living? Any salesmen here?
So I am interested in a entry level part time retail pharma rep position, but I was thinking of the driving I will have to do in the winter here in Alberta Canada.

Is it worth it to put your insurance premiums on the line for an outside sales job considering the roads are shit (snowy, icy) here for 7 months of the year?

More driving = higher risk of crash in winter.
08-29-2017 11:24 AM
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RE: RvF, what do you guys do for a living? Any salesmen here?
(08-29-2017 11:24 AM)sonoran_ Wrote:  So I am interested in a entry level part time retail pharma rep position, but I was thinking of the driving I will have to do in the winter here in Alberta Canada.

Is it worth it to put your insurance premiums on the line for an outside sales job considering the roads are shit (snowy, icy) here for 7 months of the year?

More driving = higher risk of crash in winter.

Are you a man or a mouse?

But there are much better sales gigs here in Alberta than Pharma... Oil is still profitable.
Headhunting HR is okay I hear... Plenty of opportunity for a hungry salesman.
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08-29-2017 12:29 PM
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RE: RvF, what do you guys do for a living? Any salesmen here?
(08-29-2017 11:24 AM)sonoran_ Wrote:  So I am interested in a entry level part time retail pharma rep position, but I was thinking of the driving I will have to do in the winter here in Alberta Canada.

Is it worth it to put your insurance premiums on the line for an outside sales job considering the roads are shit (snowy, icy) here for 7 months of the year?

More driving = higher risk of crash in winter.

Important Lesson: While you are sitting around avoiding risk, some other more masculine male is already making a killing driving around on those snow, icy roads selling goods as an outside sales representative.

All theory is masturbation, get out there and experience.
You can learn about types of tires, chains and routes to make this weather more suitable for your commute.
If you would of started 5 years ago, you might be a 7-figure Salesman right now.
and if you start right now, you might be a 7-figure Salesman in 5 years.
Then look out the window and see all those people you consider crazy lunatics for driving around on the snow and ice.
Those people might be 7-figure Salesmen.

TLDR: Go out and get it or sit back and watch someone else get it, cuck-style.
08-29-2017 12:52 PM
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RE: RvF, what do you guys do for a living? Any salesmen here?
Relevant video from another topic/thread:





Bottom line: unless you're lucky enough to inherent significant wealth, you're going to have to make some significant sacrifices should you be serious about financial success.

It's not easy. To get to that 7-figure range, you're up against people who are extremely aggressive, extremely well polished, and almost unimaginable productive. We're talking about people who will wake up in the morning and be cranking for 20 hours straight (actual work, not Facebooking/social media while at "work"), and who are smart enough to do that work at a very high level while being great at the bullshit necessary to kiss ass.

Should those small "what ifs" stop you then you aren't mentally ready to enter the arena.
08-29-2017 01:33 PM
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RE: RvF, what do you guys do for a living? Any salesmen here?
How to sell Ebook by Will Freemen of RLD is invaluable and unlike any other sales book out there. I am 100% commission sales here and it is the most risk/ reward approach you can take. Couple points, not all sales is the same this is why Will Freemens book is invaluable it goes into detail on the different types of sales careers. Stay away from car dealerships and call centers. Not only is it soul sucking but you'll develop bad habits. Sales is the #1 best ROI skill you can build. 1-5 years down the road, sell a product with more margin... Keep repeating of cash out. It beats anything else out there.... Read Wall street playboys blog for more details on why sales is the #1 skill. Even in business it's the #1 skill and #1 asset. 100 Google's die every year because the founder is a tech nerd with no social skills and no ability to pitch his product. Steve Jobs wasn't a genius, he sucked at programming, but the guy could sell anything, don't take my word for it read his autobiography. But few can handle sales so do enough homework to be honest with yourself. It took me a full first year in sales to make any $$ scraping by on $800/month. But then in month 12 I made $7000. It would've been higher but the margins sucked at my company. I didn't know any better and you won't either, you've got to jump in both feet. Change jobs when the time is right. plan as if you won't make any $ the first year even busting your ass 7 days a week. In sales the hiring is different, you're the first round NFL pick and everyone wants you. I will NEVER go back to being a replaceable cog in the corporate wheel. I will NEVER need a resume again, in fact i didn't use one the last switch i made. And if I make another switch and they ask for a resume I'll tell them we aren't a good fit; corporate cog is a broken system so I'm not going back to that. Next step for me is self employment, when I'm ready I'll be one hell of a salesman. Hope this helps.
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RE: RvF, what do you guys do for a living? Any salesmen here?
I run an electronics repair shop and get $15 hourly plus 1% of store gross sales. This amounts to roughly $40,000 annually. I could be doing better, which is why I'm focusing on getting CompTIA++ and Network++ certificates. I've also only been in the industry for 1.5 yrs without any prior experience, so I feel that I'm doing well enough for the moment having started with zero knowledge.

I could also probably get a lot of work as side gigs but for the moment I've got enough going on outside of my workplace, including remodeling and repainting my apartment.
05-03-2019 04:07 PM
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RE: RvF, what do you guys do for a living? Any salesmen here?
Software Engineer here, working in Virtual and Augmented Reality presently.

I started learning web development, got hired at a consulting company for web dev and by luck ended up getting put on VR and AR (HoloLens) projects for enterprise clients. Been at the same company since graduating college (2.5 years).

Was difficult getting started, but my route has been undergrad in Finance, took a coding boot camp junior summer of college, practiced coding as a hobby until I graduated. Interviewed and got an offer starting work during my last quarter of college.

As far as getting into the VR/AR space, all that was learned on the job and via YouTube (I still use YouTube daily at work lol). I predominantly work within the Unity IDE with C#.

There are surprisingly a lot of VR opportunities/work out there for enterprise and defense-related clients.

Working for a consulting company, it's an interesting mix of engineering and sales surprisingly. Often Engineers have to be interacting with potential clients to speak to technologies in depth. Those with a tech background or are planning on going into tech and are interested in Sales, starting a career in consulting might be a good mix of both worlds and give some opportunities to pivot from engineering to sales etc.

Any questions feel free to send a PM.
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