If you are thinking “I Hate My Sales Job“, I’ve got good news for you, you have options! Read on for a plan to get out of your rut.
First of all I want to tell you that it’completely normal to not like your jobs. Thousands of people in all sorts of professions sleep-walk through life hating their job.
And not just people in sales positions. People in well-paid professions like doctors, dentists, engineers etc.
I don’t want you to be one of those people! Changing employer rarely is an option because I the grass isn’t really greener on the other side.
That’s why you need to find another way. I have a suggestion that you might find interesting and today I want to share that way with you.
But let’s start by talking about why you actually might not like your job and why it’s normal, even likely to feel so.
BTW, I love hearing from my readers, so feel free to share your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below this post.
Why You Probably Hate Your Sales Job
Many people who are in sales got there by an accident. Sales is a so called “universal” job that doesn’t necessary require an education, or you can at least do it with different backgrounds.
Sales is more about personal qualities than education. In short, you can learn how to sell, but if you don’t have the necessary personality traits, you will likely not like it. This will lead to less sales and of course less money and less job satisfaction.
The fact that you don’t need an education is of course a great thing for natural sellers. Sales jobs offer great income and to natural sellers they offer great career potential with next to no education requirements.
But if you are not a natural seller, the story is a bit different. You will probably hate trying to convince people to buy .
A good sales person is usually outgoing, extroverted, tough skinned and isn’t afraid of rejection. Determination and confidence are very useful traits when you are in sales.
If you are on the other hand introverted, shy or exceptionally kind and empathetic, you might find the whole sale process hard or even repulsing. You might feel like you are invading people’s personal space and manipulating or leading them on.
Also, if you have values that go against consumerism etc. selling physical stuff can be so against your values that you simply can’t enjoy it. And you shouldn’t.
But if you are something in between, you can still hate your sales job for several reasons.
One of the biggest in my experience is that people just don’t value sales people who are doing customer service.
I haven’t seen clients act so rude in any other profession towards employees than in sales and customer service.
People tend to pour their own personal issues on sales employees. They complain, make you jump through hoops and expect you to keep a smile on through it all or otherwise they will complain to your supervisor or not finish the deal.
I honestly can’t understand what kind of mental issues you have to have to attack employees who have nothing to do with your problems.
The other thing people in sales that aren’t exceptionally good at it hate, is the financial insecurity. The base salary is usually pretty low and you rely on sales commissions or bonuses.
If you are not getting any sales, for any reason, be it your own skills or seasonal variance etc. you might find it very stressful to make the ends meet.
Finally, the same things that makes sales a good occupation for natural sellers is the reason why it is a very unstable career. When times are tough, bad and average sales personnel will likely be let go.
Companies only want to invest in good sellers and they are willing to pay them a lot because the produce profit to the company.
But if you are barely making any sales, the company isn’t probably going to see you as much of an asset.
Unlike in many occupations where trained professionals are hard to find, average sales people are very easy to find. There’s just too much meat for the grinder so the only way you are going to keep your job secure in sales is by actually being good at it,
But I have good news for you. You have skills you can use to your advantage to carve an alternate path that can offer financial freedom.
You Have Useful Skills
Look, since you are in sales and don’t really like it, I take it that you have kind of drifted through life without really knowing what you want to do for a living.
There are tons of people who were like you. But that have found a way out of their careers they didn’t really enjoy, and I’m here to show you how.
You have a ton of skills you can use to create a business of your own, with minimal financial risk. I’ll talk more about the business model in a second.
The fact that you have a sales job already tells me that you have all the skills you need to create a successful business of your own.
Even if you aren’t a great seller, that’s likely because of your personality traits. The business I’m about to show you, allows you to use your skills without directly communicating with people face to face.
Since you are in a sale position, you have gathered a ton of useful knowledge you can use to your advantage.
Even if you are not good at it, you will have learned a lot more about the selling process than most people in other occupations.
You have probably it’s all about listening to your customers problems, creating trust and the find the best solution to their problem.
It’s not about trying to pressure people into buying or conning them to buy on false pretenses.
You understand the selling process, which is a huge asset. You have also probably had to write a lot of emails, contracts and documents.
This is something that will come in handy as well.
How Take Advantage Of Those Skills
So how do you take advantage of those skills to get out of you sales job? Through online business.
You see, thousands of people are earning an income online through websites that are created over topics they feel passionate about.
I learned about the potential of making money online a few years ago. I wasted a ton of time trying it on my own.
Then couple of years ago I found Wealthy Affiliate. It’s a platform that teaches you how to create an income producing website in almost any niche by creating search engine optimized content.
I followed their training last year to create a website about strength training for seniors. By the end of the year it was producing consistent income.
The best part is that the work I put in earlier last year is still producing results on income. I haven’t focused on that site for over three months but the monthly income just keeps rising. It’s working for me on automation. I only stopped working on it because I want to focus on this site.
I bet you can understand what kind of asset this kind of income producing website is. Once it’s set up, it produces income for years to come, like real estate rental.
You can check the Wealthy Affiliate review for full scoop but in short the system works like this:
- You create a website in a niche you like writing about
- You do keyword research about topics people are searching for
- You create content around those keywords
- People find that content through Google
- You offer a solution to their problem
- You include affiliate links or ads within your content
- When people click those links or ads, you earn a commission
This can be repeated over and over again. A single post or a page rarely produces significant income, but if you have hundreds or thousands of them, you can earn a full time income or more.
You see, the income model is cumulative. At first, you don’t earn anything because new sites won’t really rank on Google.
Over time more and more of your content starts to rank on Google. You start to get sales. At some point the income will grow exponentially as your authority really picks up.
But I’m not going to lie to you, it takes some serious effort to get there. Depending on your niche and keyword research you need to create at least 50 to up to several hundred blog posts.
But it’s possible to do this if you really want it. You need to think of it as working for a better future.
Here’s A Plan For You
I decided to make you a short plan you could follow, if you want to get out of the sales job you hate.
Like I said, this takes time, it’s not a quick fix. But the sooner you start working on it, the faster you will see results.
The more time you can invest in the business, the faster you will see results as well.
Also remember that the income model is cumulative, you won’t earn any income in the beginning so you have to pay the bills through other means.
That’s why I don’t recommend you quit your job. Or if you must, get another one that allows you to work on your own business.
Here’s my suggestion for a plan:
- Keep your job, or find a another job that pays the bills but doesn’t take up all your time
- Join Wealthy Affiliate
- Join my free 7-day course to fast-track your progress
- Follow the training at WA. Aim to accomplish a lesson every day.
- Once you have finished the training, the work only begins. Aim to write a blog post every single day.
- Within months, you will have an income producing website
- Depending on your niche, work ethics and even luck, it can take anywhere from six months to several years to earn full time income.
- Once you can afford it, you can choose quit your job. Start working on your online business full time.
- Either sit back and enjoy the passive income or keep growing the business indefinitely.
That’s pretty much all there is to it. The training is proven to work. Everyone who has followed the training, took action and stuck with it have achieved profits. Some earn nice side income, some fortunes. Everyone’s story is different.
It’s my mission to help you succeed, so if you do decide to join Wealthy Affiliate through my affiliate link, I will earn a small commission (no extra cost to you) but you will get something much more valuable.
You will get my full support. I will personally offer you my help any time you feel stuck. I’ll I expect from you is that you put in the work and don’t make up excuses. Deal?
I’m sorry you hate your sales job but I want you to know it’s completely normal and that there are options out there. If you have any questions or even if you want to share why you hate your job, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
My aim for this post was for you to get excited, to realize there are more options than you might have realized in the world.
I hope I managed to shine some hope on you and I really hope you will consider the opportunity I shared with you.
The reality is that you can learn the skills for free, but you will waste tons of time and effort if you don’t have a step-by-step process to follow. I know I did.
WA is proven to work but it takes time and effort. I’m sure you can handle it but I don’t recommend quitting your job until you are earning enough through your business to pay the bills.
I recommend this opportunity to everyone really because the working life is changing rapidly. Whole occupations are vanishing due to automation and digitalization. The economy is changing.
The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has shown how fast you can lose your only source of income if you are completely dependent on your job. You need to diversify your income sources.
You can’t simply rely on employment alone. A smart person will build assets that will allow them to choose when and where to work.
That’s why I seriously recommend you consider this opportunity or find some other way to produce passive income. I haven’t found one that doesn’t require significant capital to invest like real estate, stocks etc.
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