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    Is everyone really making over $100k?
    Ben Hamilton
    May 24, 2023

    Do people exaggerate?

    Everywhere I go online it looks like sales people all make six figures. Because I make 60k and I’m working my ass off.

    Jeff Graber
    May 24, 2023
    Jeff Graber May 24, 2023

    I own the business and my inside sales team consists of three people. One has only been here since March, so she makes a lot less, but the other two makes over $100k.

    I can’t stress this enough: Selling is Selling. You can sell small kitchen appliances or you can sell six-figure automobiles, but selling is still selling. If you learn to sell, you can learn to sell anything. That’s why Will’s content is as powerful as it is. There are very few scenarios in which it does not apply, and when you find one, it’s usually because of a specific to that industry, which you can learn relatively quickly.

    So it might be that down the road you wind up selling something else that pays more, but the fundamentals of selling are the same.

    Will Barron
    May 24, 2023
    Will Barron May 24, 2023

    Hey Ben, it likely depends.

    In our Salesman.com Academy PRO program essentially everyone is making 6-figures. But there is some selection bias there.

    If they weren’t in a job that had that commission opportunity and they weren’t putting in the effort to get to those numbers then they wouldn’t have joined the program in the first place.

    Outside of that bubble, it also depends.

    Are you talking about people selling tech and medical devices? Or every salesperson on the planet?

    James Wykes
    Jun 30, 2023
    James Wykes Jun 30, 2023

    Hi Ben, I think it depends on the company you work for as well. I’m on low $60K before bonuses, but the bonuses are paid quarterly based on profit margin and meeting targets rather than per sale – super hard for me to work out.
    Other reps in my company are on $80k before bonus but they have higher targets and are in more competitive markets.

    Ruben Preston
    Jul 7, 2023
    Ruben Preston Jul 7, 2023

    I’m doing > $500k but I’ve been in the business for a while.

    It’s sometimes the job/industry you’re in as much as your skillset.

    Michelle Dixon
    Jul 14, 2023
    Michelle Dixon Jul 14, 2023

    I make six-figures but only after going through the Academy training and doing a bunch of self-development.

    If I can manage it, practically anyone can.

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