I have a few friends that are doing two full time outside sales roles at once (in different industries.) Anybody else doing this? Is it manageable?

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How do they do this? Do they stay off LinkedIn to hide their profiles?

Manageable if you are fine with frequent ~12 hour days

Seriously, How do they handle LinkedIn? How long have they kept it up? Eventually you’ve gotta drop the ball at one or both jobs right?

Now I'm more curious as to how your friends do it.

“Hello sir, can I sell you some office supplies? No?” *Walks out door and walks back in* “Hello sir, can I sell you insurance?”

Jokes aside.. I have thought about it, especially after hearing stories of software folks working two gigs from home. I think sales is a different beast and because it is such an identity based role it may be a lot to juggle. It’s probably doable in the short term but it could blow up in your face. Part of me wants to know why? I could understand if you got paid by another company to supply leads or references because you have a mutual customer base. Just put that effort you would spend selling a second product into selling one product.

Try it out and let us know how it goes. Very curious!

I have no idea how people do that. Honestly it seems impossible. Not to mention what happens if one of the jobs finds out?

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