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$100k base. One sales role for the rest of your life. What's your choice?

You never get promoted, but you are paid $100k base for the rest of your career and an appropriate commission structure based on the role you choose.


Do you hop into a closing role forever, or do you kick back and hunt like a BDR for the rest of your days? Or, do you hop over to the dark side and build sick content that attracts dope demand gen funnels and makes all of the sales teams really happy?


Pick your poison.

I'm going to go with
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Rallier
Politicker
+10
Account Executive
What kind of sick person put BDR? Are you okay? Do you need help?
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
3 folks like the chase, but not the kill. As a good friend once told me "know yourself"...and they clearly don't like the trenches!
thegrinch
Politicker
+7
SDR
LOL I considered putting BDR. If its the same pay, you can get a lot more of your time back in a BDR role. It's much easier and requires a lot less work.Β 
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I'm with you. You could offer me $300k to be a BDR and I'd still say no.
screwyoubant
BDR
If you offer me $300K to be a BDR (staying where I am, watching Netflix) I would also walk your dog while the AE believes he's/she's God, dear Wolf.
Justatitle
Politicker
+11
Mid Market AE
AE with no more outbounding. Just feed me leads and let’s closeΒ 
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
This
Justatitle
Politicker
+11
Mid Market AE
aka utopiaΒ 
Kiona
Opinionated
+2
Head of Business Development
AE all day! Nothing is better than landing the whale, or the shark, and i still feel all tingly when I land a guppie.Β 
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Bottom feeders still pay the bills!
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
AE til I die.

Seriously I'm going out in a glorious fashion πŸ”₯
heronious
Good Citizen
+1
Senior Account Executive
individual contributors 4 life because it is life
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
BDR Manager.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Great wrinkle, great choice.
HoldemCaulfield
Politicker
+8
Sales Training & Enablement
Build hella good content and rule all reps from the dark side.Β 

But seriously, since I've been in a sales rep's shoes, I'd probably relate well to them, and listen to them more than a normal marketing person does (in my experience) with things like "that's not on our content calendar" or "we're just really going to pump some dollars into our new SEO campaign to get you some good leads this quarter."

I think it's also good to get into roles that have a lot of friction typically to understand how you can improve the process between the two teams. This was similar for me moving into Sales Ops from a BDR - Manager - AE role and then finally into Enablement. It gave me a really good picture of how all teams operate and also is a great skillset to take to other companies or to utilize professionally.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
I've been across the entire org, even reported to the CMO, and I totally agree. Context and experience build great marketers, enablement, and ops team members.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
I said AE but I think once I stacked up enough commission I'd be tempted to relax into a lower commission, lower stress role like AE.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
The good 'ole "I took a backwards move to take some of the stress off" move...love it.
wheremydawgs
Executive
+4
Sr. Enterprise Sales Executive
I do what I do because I do it. AE for life..
Beans
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
Grind life.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Grind it up, @Beans, but don't get ground up.
TeamNZbattler
Opinionated
+4
Account Manager
I would be tempted to stay at my current role as an AE. Territory is half the North Island of NZ so get to visit heaps of nice places.Β 


Endless funnel of building activity, all I do is to meet and greet new people and teach them our products and pass them off to the inside sales team who do the rest.
heronious
Good Citizen
+1
Senior Account Executive
door closer over door opener 100p
slaydie
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
AE all day! I crave the thrill
The.Machine
Politicker
+6
Sales Development Lead
Unpopular Opinion but I'll go with BDR.Β 

Put in a fixed amount of time each day and still get results. Getting time back is my priority
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Popular with me!
Ba
Bandido
Politicker
+3
Client Director
There are a lot of sales roles that have bases well above 100k which nullifies this question.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
It does not nullify it, it qualifies it. Would you do one job on that list for the rest of your career for a $100k base?
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