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Sales is the fastest way to become “rich”

Sure there are other professions (bankers, doctors etc) that are high six figures + earners but in tech sales you can relatively quickly earn over $100k within a relatively short period of time. 

Unlike many other lucrative fields where you have to start with a ton of education, money and overall credentials, you can sometimes just start sales with charisma and good work ethic. But high pay doesn't come for free. You have to believe it's going to go well and work really hard, day in, day out. 



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poweredbycaffeine
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
*Sales is the fastest way to earn a lot of money (earning a lot and being rich are often not mutually exclusive)

Lots of sales professionals, like doctors, lawyers, bankers, etc, have shit money practices. If you're interested in more on the topic, here's more:  https://www.scottoeth.com/intrinsic-value-blog/2016/12/1/paw-vs-uaw

First place I read about it was Millionaire Next Door
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
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Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
This, too many people in sales and recruiting live fast and loose for far too long. 
Diablo
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AE
Second that 
Gyro25
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BDR - Enterprise and Partnerships
Never thought about that before. Good point. I'm definitely living pretty below my means currently. 
GrizzleMcThornBody
Arsonist
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EVP - RevOps
I've never seen a profession where you can earn your value other than sports. Sales allows that.

If you kick ass, you can earn more than the league minimum of NFL players. Sales is amazing.

You can absolutely be rich in this profession if you know what you're doing and can execute.
1nbatopshotfan
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Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
Disagree, it’s still rich parents. Can’t really beat that one. 
E_Money
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Outbound Sales Manager- US
Rich before you're born. Definition of starting off on the right foot

Incognito
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Master of Disaster
Winner
CaneWolf
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Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Mmm, no, it's still finance.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
You have the opportunity to make a lot of money, yes. 
sugardaddy
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Head Of Sales
OnlyFans can do it faster 😂
Incognito
WR Officer
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Master of Disaster
Depends on the content
sugardaddy
Politicker
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Head Of Sales
You know what I mean!
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ryan_howard
Acclaimed Answer
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Director, Business Development
Still a sales job. Just selling your body and dignity.
sugardaddy
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Head Of Sales
You’re right!
Sunbunny31
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Sales Executive
Since I was unlikely to get that fat sports contract, here I am.
Jewcan_Sam81
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Account Executive
Preach, easiest job to make a lot of money very easily. It’s a hard job in a more emotional way, but in practice it’s really the most lucrative profession for people that have a lack of real credentials
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payton_pritchard
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RSM
Definitely agree that it's the easiest path to meaningful money without needing any hard skills
Justatitle
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Mid Market AE
Sales is a way to make large sums of money with a low barrier to entry. Typically if you work harder you make more. Takes years to get good at it and to see the $$$ though. 
E_Money
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Outbound Sales Manager- US
AND without spending time and $$ on 6-12 years of extra schooling 
JDialz
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COO
Can confirm.
boogieman
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Buy SHIB... wait, don't... wait, maybe do. 
This is not financial advice. 
I don't own SHIB. Never owned. Will never own.
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