Cons of Being a Salesman

Here are the disadvantages:

  • Monthly earnings are not based on a fixed salary and are often based on commissions. If you are not a go-getter and you're not good at handling failure, your income will suffer as a result.


  • Being a salesman is not as easy as it may seem. If you have already chosen to be one, then it is essential that you make the most out of it and give it your all. There are some simple yet powerful habits and attitude that you need to develop to make you a better salesman. Though they may sound simple, they can also pose as a disadvantage for those who are not willing.


  • A salesman's job is dependent on the company's marketing department. You salary will be based on the quality of leads they can give you, the commissions they pay out, and their selling strategy. Your earnings may be limited if the company doesn't have an effective strategy.


It is essential to invest in your growth if you want to succeed as a salesman.  The winners in the sales field never stop learning. Seminars, books, newspapers are just among the many options to educate yourself and improve your sales resume. In time you will see the importance of managing and optimizing your time by delegating administrative jobs to your assistant.

To wrap it up, the different facets of being a salesman may be viewed as an advantage or a disadvantage depending on the individual's point of view. Someone with the right attitude and is optimistic will see a failure as an essential ingredient to success.