Sales and TelemarketingThere have always been salesmen, even back in the days of the Roman Empire. Nowadays they just use the phone and email to contact their potential clients. Many, many companies hire remote salespeople to market their products. It's cheaper than having them in-house. Often these companies reward salespeople on a per-transaction basis. The more you sell, the more money you earn.
Of course for this to work you must like talking to people, enjoy trying to push a product and not take rejection personally! This is a great job for some people, and a really awful job for other people. Only you know if you're a great fit to sell things.
There are all sorts of things you can sell. You can sell Avon cosmetics, or Tupperware storage systems. You can sell Shaklee health products or Sharper Image filtration systems. If you have an interest, there's probably a company out there who would love to have you as their salesperson. Just check the papers in your local area, check monster.com and other online websites and look through the sales jobs that are offered.
Remember, in sales there is nobody to blame but yourself if you do poorly and nobody to congratulate but yourself if you do well. Yes, you have to find a product you really believe in to sell. But the saying goes that a really good salesperson could sell ice to an Eskimo. It all comes down to your powers of persuasion and your dedication to closing that sale. It really can make you millions - or it could make you no money at all. It depends on your drive.
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