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What are the most common sales jobs?

Besides retail, automobile, food, real estate, insurance, financial services, advertising and medical sales what other sales jobs are common? - by Thomas
Manufacturers reps, Distributors, Brokers... people that take the product from the manufacturer and sell it to the retailer. - by SpeedRacer
The model is changing -- the manufacturing age has changed, with the move to LABOR becoming a commodity (third world labor is far cheaper), manufacturing left North America! And, while sales jobs are still here for the most part if a product can be sold on price, through what we might call The Walmart Model, that sales position is gone, which brought about what we might call The Distribution Age ... still dominant over sales jobs but not for too much longer!

It is during the period of development of The Distribution Age that non traditional sales boomed, like what Mitch is involved in, what you may know as Network Marketing. There has begun a huge push back to "cottage industry", with sales and marketing moving out of the expensive office overhead into spare bedrooms, for obvious reasons. After all, if labor is a commodity that provides a PRICE ADVANTAGE then overhead is another way to cut costs!

However - consciously trying not to make this a supper long post - with The Information Age we are seeing changes, with sales positions that may be referred to as "Intellectual Information Distributors" becoming the future. While there are still boatloads of sales jobs in manufacturing and distribution representation, the advent of technology development at a faster and faster pace means the average business person and consumer are stuck with what is generally known as apposed to what is possible.

It is a reality that you can now do on your computer what formerly only large corporations could do - but this is unknown. And, since Walmart sells yesterday's technology on price, you can't find out from them as a consumer or small business person, nor can you from Staples/Office Max/Business Depot or any of the BIG BOX stores for supplying business.

Intellectual Information must be distributed. People need to know and those who are sharp will get very wealthy as a result. And a paradigm will result ... want to be ahead (a question for all) or do you want to know what applies to the past (like where most jobs have been in sales as apposed to where they will be!)? - by Gold Calling
The model is changing -- the manufacturing age has changed, with the move to LABOR becoming a commodity (third world labor is far cheaper), manufacturing left North America! And, while sales jobs are still here for the most part if a product can be sold on price, through what we might call The Walmart Model, that sales position is gone, which brought about what we might call The Distribution Age ... still dominant over sales jobs but not for too much longer!

It is during the period of development of The Distribution Age that non traditional sales boomed, like what Mitch is involved in, what you may know as Network Marketing. There has begun a huge push back to "cottage industry", with sales and marketing moving out of the expensive office overhead into spare bedrooms, for obvious reasons. After all, if labor is a commodity that provides a PRICE ADVANTAGE then overhead is another way to cut costs!

However - consciously trying not to make this a supper long post - with The Information Age we are seeing changes, with sales positions that may be referred to as "Intellectual Information Distributors" becoming the future. While there are still boatloads of sales jobs in manufacturing and distribution representation, the advent of technology development at a faster and faster pace means the average business person and consumer are stuck with what is generally known as apposed to what is possible.

It is a reality that you can now do on your computer what formerly only large corporations could do - but this is unknown. And, since Walmart sells yesterday's technology on price, you can't find out from them as a consumer or small business person, nor can you from Staples/Office Max/Business Depot or any of the BIG BOX stores for supplying business.

Intellectual Information must be distributed. People need to know and those who are sharp will get very wealthy as a result. And a paradigm will result ... want to be ahead (a question for all) or do you want to know what applies to the past (like where most jobs have been in sales as apposed to where they will be!)?
What does this all mean for the future of professional selling? :dun - by Houston
Well, from where I am sitting it is great news for sales people. Here is what I see from this vantage point;

As technology moves faster - which is already happening - clients and prospects are still stuck on what is generally known and accepted, yesterday's technology. That creates an opportunity for the sales person who can get in front of the prospect.

The same challenge exists with gaining the relationship in the first place, which is why great prospectors are also really great earners throughout the history of selling and always will be. However, that is not the point, The Technology Gap already exists.

It is already possible to have more technology running in your Small Office or Home Office (SOHO) than the huge corporations that boast the use of proprietary systems that cost them millions to create and have - any no one knows it ... is this not an opportunity? Meaning you can have a million dollars of technology running on any PC (XP or VISTA) that will do as much or more in terms of marketing and sales as systems of the biggest companies in the world!

That is why I keep saying; "Technology is the great equalizer!"

Since THAT GAP is widening, we - those in sales - cannot be replaced. We are needed to open their eyes to what is possible. However, no matter how great your system is, no matter how powerful the shift in thinking, what is called a paradigm, getting in front of a prospects or building a relationship with them online using technology to show technology, like webinars, it is just as tough as it allows was.

Professionals - those who master communication and sales skills - will always be needed. As much as Frank Rambuskas would wish us to beleive that it is possible to communicate the need for a meeting via marketing and avoid selling, the truth is; it is tough to build a relationships. And it is worth it because those relationships pay dividends for a long time!

I would not skip the time and effort to look at technology as your future in concerned - this advice is for any and all that read this far. If you are excited to see an example of the future working today, simply use the website template below to tell me who you are, I am the only person who will contact you;

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