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100% commission sales roles

I recently turned down working with my friend on real estate acquisitions in a 100% commission sales role. The OTE was higher than my current role but I didn't want to leave my base behind. Anyone here in a 100% commission role?

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Rallier
Politicker
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Account Executive
I donโ€™t ever trust a companyโ€™s OTE. They always overinflate it
salesnerd
WR Officer
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Head of Growth
Yep, make sure you ALSO ask what the average earnings are on the team. I've always provided that information to candidates, but if the company doesn't offer it up... red flag.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Needer of Life Alert
Are they offering a ramp period?

I've never had a 100% commission role mainly because I don't trust face value OTE offerings. I'm personally comfortable with a base, and that doesn't make me any less of a savage.ย 
Chep
WR Officer
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Business Development Team Lead
AMEN
Prizrak
Politicker
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Disruptor of worlds
I've done it. Its tough. If you have side income or money for 6 months you're good. When I did it they gave me 6k for 3 months to get started. And then I had enough sales by the 3rd month that i was over my 6k. If they don't even offer a few months grace to build a territory... I wouldnt.ย 
I_cant_read
Catalyst
+5
Ent. AE
Almost did when I was 19, but realized if I'm not getting paid for my time then the company has no care, investment or skin in the game for me to succeedย 
softwaresails
Politicker
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Sales Manager
OTE is always inflated. I prefer high base and then uncapped commission.ย 

I found itโ€™s easier to attract high quality proven sales reps with a higher base.ย 
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Work/life balance goes out the window with these roles, and keep in mind those OTE numbers are based off their absolute best performers. It most likely took years of grinding and networking to make those numbers.

No base, no way for me anymore.
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
That's a dangerous game. Maybe ok for someone younger with no expenses.ย 
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Might want to ping @JordanBelfortย on his current experience as highlighted in his comment on this thread:ย  https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/100-commission-sales-peeps
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