Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
Aside from all of that, I'll give you the same bit of advice that I received while on my job search. If you start working in sales you'll always work in sales. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but it doesn't appear to be what you want for yourself.
This is my general understanding of people in sales, though there are outliers, this is what I want to avoid. Why build up a business and then throw it away? In two-three years of selling and broking you are bound to be making an easy 100k-200k yearly depending on the market. Most of your commission comes from fixed assets and the rest of the year is focused on tackling challenges (this is after acquiring a client base). You are free to play golf, eat out, take long vacations and etc.. after you have established 7-10 years of business with retaining your clients.
And most clients do stick with people they are familiar with. Smart ones shop around for someone better, but most people are willing to stick with what they have if its good enough.
Irregardless working as a rep is admirable and can net you a great lifestyle and a lot of money if you are good and persistent in picking up clients, I know a guy who makes at least $200k all from mutual fund management. Everyone I know that does this in my area has lived in my area all there life.
On another note: I got an interview with someone for a Stock Market Analyst position, looks decent. Is more of a research and report and provide analysis for the news. Over the phone what was said to me was that they needed someone with talent in researching, analyzing, being able to pick up on trends, good writing skills, and identifying opportunities in the market. In a sense I would be doing a lot of research and reporting on the stock market that gets published and sent out to investors/subscribers. I think its a good opportunity, hopefully I can make the best out of it.
I'll keep you guys filled in! Appreciate the support.