People choose sales careers for different reasons. Many think that they'll get rich in a few months' time. Others choose sales because they truly enjoy meeting new people, while others simply get addicted to the feeling of accomplishment they experience after making a great sale.
Almost everybody can sell a product if they have the right attitude. If you are having doubts whether a sales career is right for you, please consider the following:
• Sales is extremely exciting. If you want a job that is never boring, then choose sales. Sales allows you to meet new people in different places. In this industry, you get to meet all kinds of people in different levels in society.
It is also a great career choice for people who love to travel. And don't think that this is just for people who sell real estate. Many times, makers of products hold meetings or annual conventions so expect some traveling no matter what you are selling.
• Sales can equal huge profits. Apart from the basic salary package that you get, you also get commissions based on the price of the product or property you sell. Ever hear of those stories of sales people raking in thousands or even millions of dollars monthly? That IS possible depending on the product you sell and the drive you have to market it!
• Sales allows flexible schedules. One of the best things about getting into sales is that many times, you dictate your time. Say you are a single mom who needs her mornings for her family, well, with a career in sales; you can easily just meet people in the afternoons or on schedules that YOU want.
• Sales gives you a sense of accomplishment - Closing a sale is not just a matter of promoting something and getting payment. Many sales people really get a feeling of accomplishment after they close a sale because they know that it was they who made the sale happen!
Getting your Sales Feet Wet
If you feel that you have great composure which can put customers at ease, a good listening ability, and an empathy that is great for building relationships, then a career in sales is not a bad idea at all.
If you're just getting into sales, choose a product that you identify with... one that you truly believe in yourself. This will make the selling process easier and will put you at ease with whomever you talk to while promoting your product.
By the way, learn how to accept rejections. It will happen whether you're a beginner or a veteran; some people will turn you down even before you speak. Don't be discouraged right away. Move on to your next prospect. Remember the reasons why you went into sales.
If you're persuasive enough, then you will definitely get that feeling of success and accomplishment that even if you didn't make that sale, you know that you did your best. Bear in mind that first impressions last and you just got to build a nice, proper and warm relationship with your clients!
Ryan Stewart has coached hundreds to pharma sales success (and he's done it all for free). To jump-start your pharmaceutical sales career go to [the website pharmaceutical-sales-representative.com cannot be found].