Starting a career in sales can be a good career move because it can open up many doors if you seize the right opportunity. But you could get overwhelmed because there are so many sales opportunities to choose from. We don't want you to miss out on what could be your ticket to success: merchant sales.
Easy to Get Started
Trying to find potential buyers at the beginning of your career in sales can be difficult. But it's not as hard in merchant sales as you may think. You just need to know one person who owns a business or one person who knows a person who owns a business or—well, you get the picture! Consider all your professional contacts and any friends or family members who fit this description. If you need encouragement, there’s even a cell phone test to help you find sales clients.
Those who enjoy working independently will love having a career in merchant sales. Although you’ll still be part of a team, which is great for support, you’ll be able to go out on your own and make your pitch to potential clients.
If you have the right qualities to be a successful salesperson, how much money you could earn is practically limitless. In this field, you have so many opportunities to grow your clientele, promote new technologies and POS systems, and ultimately, help business owners make their lives a little bit easier—all while you make a nice profit that can give you financial security.
Recurring Residual Income
Merchant services is one of those rare sales jobs that allows you to earn monthly residual income. As your base of merchant customers grows, you get commissioned each month based on how much credit card volume your customers’ businesses process. So, depending on your commitments or need for work-life balance, you can take summers off or slow down during the holidays and still make a sizeable commission.
Anyone already in sales will tell you that it’s not the typical 9-to-5 job. For some people, this flexibility is not appealing. But for many others, it’s a definite plus. While you may not have a structured routine, you can create your own schedule that works just for you.
Develop Transferrable Skills
You can develop many transferable skills when you're working in sales, such as becoming better at interpersonal communication and multi-tasking. Gaining this experience can help you down the road.
Interested in starting a career in sales? Here’s how to be a successful merchant sales agent.