If you are considered guru in sales and if you have proven track record in selling, you can consider starting a career in sales consulting. Here are the compelling reasons why you should sink your teeth into this endeavor:
1. It’s very lucrative. More and more people these days are more than happy to spend thousands of dollars to pull up their sales and revenue. Most of them are very open to the idea of hiring sales consultants who can help them improve the selling skills of their sales force. Depending on the type of clients you have, you can earn as much as $25,000 per project or close to $100,000 per year.
2. It’s very easy. Compare to having a 9am-5pm job, being a sales consultant will not require you to report to office on a daily basis as you can offer your expertise using your phone or the internet, although some clients will occasionally require face-to-face meetings. This means, you can have more time with your family and with other things that you are most passionate about.
3. No initial investment required. Unlike when starting a new business, sinking your teeth into sales consulting will not require you to shell out money for your initial investment. All you need to get started is a reliable computer and internet connection (if you are targeting ebusiness owners).
4. It’s easy to attract clients. Selling sales consulting services is relatively easy due to the existing demand both in the online and offline arena. If you are really good or if you have already made a lasting mark in this field, you may not even need to advertise as your clients will be the one who’ll come to you.