I'm still new to the sales world, and I really want to make as much as possible. What sales industry is most profitable? I don't have a family to get in the way so I'm fine with long hours.

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SAAS. Software as a solution. Lots of money to be made and typically working with new technologies which can be fun

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Software sales has the highest margins (digital product). But there’s money everywhere

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SAAS for sure. Tons of companies with different solutions to sell and always looking to grow their sales teams.

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I agree with SaaS. There are many opportunities, and much higher margins then selling a product.

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“A family to get in the way” …. Family can be a significant motivator for many. I sincerely hope you don’t aspire to be a people leader.


That all being said - comp is just one puzzle piece in maximizing your earning. No sense having a huge bonus plan if the company sells a shit product that no one wants. Take lessons from the last recession and think about who does well when the market goes down because we are close to seeing another down turn.

Also, think about your skill set- can you sell tech? Healthcare? What market plays to your strengths? What buyers can you speak well with? Then, research the companies that align and check out their comp structures.

Yeah, it never sat well with me when folks talk about families getting in the way! My children are the reason why I'm here.

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Information Security.

I have wondered this as well. I would really like to get into sales but I feel like its so much hustle and grind. I don't know if i have the time for it with my family but its such good money.

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