Top 5 Reasons to Work in Sales

Post by
Haley Piper

What do you think of when you think of a salesperson? Maybe you think of the man you deal with when you go to purchase a new vehicle or the woman with all the pamphlets who knocks on your door just as you’re sitting down for dinner. This might be the negative perception you have of the sales industry, but that’s not all a career in sales entails.

A career in sales could provide the opportunity for a flexible work schedule, a flexible work environment, and a financially fruitful profession.

Here are some reasons sales might be the perfect opportunity for you:

Flexible work schedule and environment

Unlike most corporate jobs that require strict hours and staff to report to an office, as a sales associate, you have the flexibility to create and follow your own schedule. You can do your work during the hours that work best for you in the area that works best for you. That could be your living room, a coffee shop, or even your car.

This kind of freedom allows you to get everything done for the day, while also guaranteeing time for other priorities such as going to the gym or attending your child’s basketball game. Imagine what you could do with that kind of work flexibility!

Opportunity to become financially successful

The magical words of sales: Limitless Earning Potential. In sales, it is up to you to guarantee your financial success. In a corporate, salaried job - no matter how hard you work, you take home the same paycheck every month. In sales, the harder you work - the bigger the paycheck, and the more money you have to take care of yourself and your family.

Always networking and meeting new people

As a sales associate, you’re meeting with and talking to new people all the time. Sometimes you’re trying to win over a new client, or maybe you’re talking with other salespeople at an event. Either way, you’re meeting new and interesting people all the time. You never know when one of these people could lead you to your next opportunity, your next warm market, or teach you something new.

Always learning and growing

Speaking of learning something new, a career in sales provides the opportunity to always be learning and growing. In a normal, corporate career, you learn the skills it takes to do your job - and then you just keep doing that. But in sales, you’re always learning new techniques. Sales is like a language, everyone speaks differently, creating unique sentences, using different vocabulary, and sales is no different. Everyone has their own way of doing it. The more you network with other people in your field, the more knowledge you acquire and can create the sales technique that works best for you.

You are in charge of your own levels of success

Just like with your earning potential, you determine the level of success you gain in your career. You are in total control of your work and your success. If you want to hit a certain amount of sales to pass a milestone or keep climbing the ladder  - you can do that. If you’re content with where you are and just want to maintain business - you can do that.

It’s all in your control.

So, is a career in sales for you? Speak with PFA today!