In Support of Commission-Based Sales

In Support of Commission-Based Sales

The mindset of today’s sales professionals has changed. Today, the big focus is on salary over commission-based sales. Is this focus impacting the motivation of sales professionals? I’m here to tell you why the answer to that question is a resounding YES.

This week I am offering my thoughts on how the move to a straight salary has had a major impact on our sales professionals. Should the focus on salary be here to stay? Download this week’s episode and let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Limiting Your Potential

Things are more expensive than they were 30 years ago, that’s a given. Today it seems the focus is more on a general salary than a reward for a great performance. Listen at 2:00 as I give a different perspective, and addresses how we are limiting our potential and impacting our motivation.

Motivation through Straight Commission

Way back when, most sales jobs were 100% commission. If you didn’t sell, you didn’t make money. Today, straight commission accounts for only about 17% of jobs. At 4:50, I offer my view on how commission-based sales jobs are a great way to keep you accountable and honest.

Ditch the One-Size-Fits-All Approach

Different industries require different sales approaches. Different sales tactics yield different results. Listen at 8:30 as I discuss why it’s important to ditch the idea that one specific salary/commission model is right for everyone. What matters is finding what works for you and allows you to live up to your potential.


What are your thoughts on commission vs. salary in sales? Let me know in the comments below!


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