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braintank
Politicker
27
Enterprise Account Executive
$81,344.61. Hoping to crack the 3 digit mark soon.ย 
JuicyKlay
Politicker
2
AM
What are you selling???
braintank
Politicker
10
Enterprise Account Executive
Enterprise security SaaS. Everybody needs it and the cost of doing nothing is HUGE.
BullDawg
Politicker
3
AE
Threads like this are what keep me going.... Iโ€™m in a cyber security startup selling to enterprise clients right now, and Iโ€™m in the early stages of building my book for this company.ย 

read this comment right as Iโ€™m starting my first prospecting block of the day - thanks for the extra motivation to get moving!!!ย 
braintank
Politicker
3
Enterprise Account Executive
Security is the best industry to sell to hand down! Just make sure you and your brands are doing it the *right* way. No FUD, no ambulance chasing, focus on delighting customers and generating word of mouth amongst practitioners.ย 
Nairobi
Politicker
0
SR. BDR
I think I got into the wrong security. I'm in physical security and it doesn't seem as promising... or I'm just at the wrong company which could totally be that.
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
0
Account Manager
Now THAT's a market you want to sell in
GreenLeader
Contributor
2
Director of Inside Sales
Ambulance chasers in info sec learn quickly that it's the path to destruction.ย ย 
braintank
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
Agreed. I cringe every time I see a new AE or BDR post about "how we could've stopped X".
kiraugais
WR Officer
2
I work on the WR product
Holy-macaroly ๐Ÿ˜ต ~ indeed, what do you sell?
SalesGal
Politicker
2
Account Executive
I need to change industries...
popepius
Politicker
2
Enterprise Sales Lead
That's unreal and awesome.ย My frame of reference is so far removed from this so I'm super curious (just a way different enterprise sales role & industry) โ€“ what does working a deal like that even look like from prospecting to closing?ย 
billy
Good Citizen
1
Sales Executive
Was that a check for the quarter or for one month?
braintank
Politicker
6
Enterprise Account Executive
That was 1 month. It was the commission for one deal. That's post-tax.ย 
LordOfWar
Tycoon
2
Blow it up
Woah, post-tax? Man's humble not posting his pre-tax amount. Kudos!
slaydie
Politicker
2
Account Executive
This is WILD! I don't even make that much post-tax quarterly....and barely annually! Hat's off to you!
Salesymcsalesface
Member
1
Sales Executive
Was this an anomaly or do you hit close to this regularly? Curious if this was a one-hit wonder and your usual month is way less. Either way, this is the dream.
braintank
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
This was certainly a stand-out month and the culmination of a year-long deal. On average, I net about $15k per month.
LordOfWar
Tycoon
26
Blow it up
$34,643.03 so far, but I've got one scheduled this year that will be at least $85k, if not more.

I scraped by for years, worked shitty jobs and got into sales but was losing deals due to failing products and company policies/gov't restrictions. Seeing these numbers on my earnings spreadsheet feels surreal. The whole last year feels surreal actually. We bought our first house, have baby no. 2 on the way and are set for a few years financially. I just started at this new job in fall 2019, so to anyone struggling out there, keep pounding, keep working, you will succeed.
Wolfof7thStreet
Valued Contributor
5
AE
Amazing, and like the last few people said super inspirational. Definitely still grinding to keep things stable and cant wait for this
LordOfWar
Tycoon
3
Blow it up
It is a total grind, had so many rejections and product failures that took me really low at times. Keep at it, believe in what you sell and you will succeed.

Try to have fun too, that helps through the low parts. Even when I was making shit money I still loved what I did.
Wolfof7thStreet
Valued Contributor
2
AE
Love this perspective, thank you! Any advice for how you make it fun? I honestly enjoy my role today but definitely have down days/weeks/quarters like the rest of us and love to hear different people's perspective on this!ย 
Wolfof7thStreet
Valued Contributor
1
AE
Im actually going to make a thread for this too!
LordOfWar
Tycoon
3
Blow it up
I got into an industry I liked supporting orgs I was a member of so that was easy. I also got to travel the world, so even a shitty day was a day in a country I had not been to much if ever before.

If you truly believe you have the best solution for a customer then focus on helping see and understand their problem rather than pushing a product. So many buyers are pressured by bad salespeople, I treat every call as a genuine conversation and assume they won't buy from me until they at least want to have a beer with me.
Wolfof7thStreet
Valued Contributor
2
AE
" ย assume they won't buy from me until they at least want to have a beer with me."ย 

This is amazing, definitely going to be living by it
LordOfWar
Tycoon
3
Blow it up
Gotta build that rapport before even thinking pushing for a close. Has to be genuine too, I've been on the customer side of bad rapport building and it hurts more than it helps.
Hoffman
Good Citizen
2
Account Executive
This is awesome!
LordOfWar
Tycoon
2
Blow it up
Thanks, feeling pretty good about this year!
MagicFan1998
Politicker
2
Account Executive
This is so motivational. Thank you!
LordOfWar
Tycoon
3
Blow it up
Gotta stay positive, you've got this!
popepius
Politicker
1
Enterprise Sales Lead
Dangggg man. What industry are you in?ย 
LordOfWar
Tycoon
2
Blow it up
B2B and government sales - manufacturing.
Riffraff
Good Citizen
0
Sales Director
Iโ€™m in government sales also, long sale cycles but worth it. What are you manufacturing?ย 
LordOfWar
Tycoon
1
Blow it up
Textile products, lots of PPE this last year.ย 
I_cant_read
Catalyst
16
Ent. AE
75k, made in one day... beneficiary of an outrageously stupid but great ramp comp planย 
braintank
Politicker
0
Enterprise Account Executive
No shame in taking advantage of the plan. That's what smart sellers do!
SDMHGWarrior
Tycoon
12
CEO
$833,000 - long story but I closed a HUGE deal I had worked on for 3 years. They had to pay up front so I got commiss all in one month. That was a goooood year.ย 
wahmsales
WR Officer
0
SDR
The taxes on that must have been crazy!
paddy
WR Officer
10
Director of Business Development
$15k. Not much but for my age holy shit I'd never seen that kind of money before. Wish I was wiser with spending it but live and learn my friend
braintank
Politicker
8
Enterprise Account Executive
I remember my first $10K commission check. My boss pulled me into the office to congratulate me and tell me how proud he was of me. Was a pivotal moment in my career. The sudden realization of "holy crap I could be rich!" Set a goal to buy a house by the end of that year and squirreled away $40K for a down payment. Ended up selling that house a few years later and pocketing $100K in profit.
LordOfWar
Tycoon
2
Blow it up
I remember the first time I got like $2k in commission and the lightbulb went off too.

I used to be so envious of people in gov't sectors making decent coin with a stable job. Then I realized I can make what they do in a couple of months and setup my own financial security rather than work till I die.
Tres
Politicker
2
Account Executive
$20k here, same thoughts about the amount and using it
paddy
WR Officer
0
Director of Business Development
I used mine to travel because I was like 22 but oh well, it was worth it
CoorsKing
WR Officer
9
Retired King of the Coors Knights
Biggest one I remember was around $80K pre tax.ย 
WCK
Notorious Answer
3
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
I am in awe at y'all. This is goals for me lol.
CoorsKing
WR Officer
1
Retired King of the Coors Knights
Just got lucky. SaaS contracts can suddenly balloon when more use cases get added in. That plus I was maxed out on accelerators helped.
SheWOLF
Opinionated
3
Director
"pre-tax" always such a beautiful number. That's fantastic!ย 
CaneWolf
Politicker
7
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Never had monthly commission structures but $130k in a quarter pre-tax was pretty fucking dope.
LordOfWar
Tycoon
1
Blow it up
Probably got a nice little tax refund too. I get boned up front but get a nice surprise come tax time.
LordOfWar
Tycoon
2
Blow it up
Same here, every paycheque I get is taxed as if that is what I make every time, so commission gets hit extra hard. It is nice to have "extra" forced savings at the end of the year that I didn't account for though.ย 

I've used it to splurge a few times.
CaneWolf
Politicker
0
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Taxes working that way is so infuriating. WHY corporate tax software doesn't account for that is beyond me.
LordOfWar
Tycoon
1
Blow it up
I had to update my HR team when I hit my unemployment and pension max as they kept deducting. We use a 3rd party payroll company and they still got it wrong.

I learned a while ago to track your own income otherwise you might be leaving some on the table.
aiko
Politicker
6
Sr. Account Executive
18k in one month. 17k the next month. 5k the third month ๐Ÿ˜ฅ. The rollercoaster is real.ย 
LordOfWar
Tycoon
2
Blow it up
I feel this one, my comp resets in March and doesn't ramp back up until late summer.
breezyboiii
Politicker
1
Sales Boiii
hahahaha shieetttt, literally going through on this ride right now.ย 
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
6
โ˜•๏ธ
$18K as a BDR. Earned on a 7-figure deal I wrangled in for my AE.
CaneWolf
Politicker
1
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
That is absurd. I didn't make that much for several years on an AE on my own deal.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
3
โ˜•๏ธ
1% on all closed business as an Enterprise BDR! Had a few other smaller ones, but this was also our second-largest deal of all time--not a common thing to happen. Though, a peer of mine made ~$25k on the biggest deal along with maxing out his accelerators.
CaneWolf
Politicker
1
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Ha, I had a $10k annual MBO. This is mindblowing.
Tres_Comas
Politicker
6
Account Executive
$137,016. Selling enterprise security into a F100 organization. Still to this date the only 6-figure commission check I've earned.ย 
BlueJays2591
Politicker
4
Business Development Manager
23k. good money but nothing compared to some of the numbers people are posting
mmsells
Politicker
4
Account Executive
$35k commission one month, most of it came from an upsell opportunity
thegrinch
Politicker
4
SDR
7k commish on top of 4.2k base as an SDR
SalesHead
Opinionated
0
Manager, Enterprise Sales
a $7k month as an SDR is great! Congrats!ย 

thegrinch
Politicker
0
SDR
Thank you so much. It was the one month I was on a ramping quota so I tried to make the most of it :-)
Dealdaddy
4
Enterprise Sales Rep
ย $196k, but again, the culmination of a year long engagement. One deal basically made my entire number
EQSales
Opinionated
3
VP of Sales
last deal as an IC was q4 $18MM global deal that took better part of 2 years, on a $2.5MM quota (of which I had closed $1.6MM). let y'all do the math
Bloodhound
Good Citizen
3
Recruiting Manager
I've got $37k coming next month (as long as these damn clients pay their bills). If I wasn't on a Draw commission it would be even better but such is life.ย 
BenitoBlanco_
Opinionated
3
Regional Account Executive
We got the news this month that basically our entire company is being laid off, so I decided I was going to stick it to the acquiring company laying us off by running my check up.

It's looking like I'll end up at around $40k commission this month.
DonDraper
Politicker
2
National Sales Manager
Think it was around $23K - very jealous of the $75K plus ones on here.
LordOfWar
Tycoon
1
Blow it up
You'll get there, and hey $23K is still an amazing month!
JJASBE
Catalyst
2
Director, Solutions Sales
$118k
Aaronlovessales
Opinionated
1
Financial advisor
What do you sellย 
JJASBE
Catalyst
0
Director, Solutions Sales
SaaS.ย  However, this was in a previous role. Though this is easily attainable when you sell to very large businesses.
Go_Dukes
Good Citizen
2
Enterprise AE
$79,000 and some change. With my base salary added it was over 83k for the month. Going to be hard to top thatโ€ฆ
FatVeinyTip
Arsonist
2
Account Exec
$9374 Black friday telecom sales
SheWOLF
Opinionated
1
Director
$45k best month ever.ย 
Littlesaleslady
Valued Contributor
1
Territory Sales Manager
$25k on one deal, 500 users on security saas solution. Client was a bank, go figure lolย 
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Commission after resigning

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Lower % commission paid upfront or higher % paid monthly for 12 months?

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Lower upfront or Higher over 12 months?
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Fenderbaum , ย  dolladollabillsyall , ย  Toolegittoquit ย  and 121 people voted
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FEELINGS- Your commission is annual (ARR) but the customer paid monthly (MRR) and if there is a churn in the next few months, the company will deduct by increasing your quota and taking the equivalent amount $$ from your quota in the next month.

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