The Automotive Sales industry is full of very talented sales people that are struggling to make ends meet since the down turn of the economy in October of 2008. This article will be the first in a series discussing the difficulties that these people are facing and how they can over come them.
I have been in the Automotive sales and sales training industry for over 25 years. I have seen some very good times along with some down times but I have never seen a decline in over all sales as bad as this past year. The biggest problem that these sales professionals face is how to justify the long hours,usually 10 to 12 hours a day,the pressure to perform at high levels and the daily grind that comes with this industry for half the money that they are use to making. Automotive sales professionals are use to making on the average of $80,000 to $120,000 a year depending on what type of franchise they are selling for.
When you consider that less than 1% of the total population makes over $100,000 a year you can see how this industry can become very addictive. What career options are available to these people? What career could they change to and replace that type of annual income with out extensive training and added expense? Real Estate? I don’t think so. Real estate brokers,if possible, may be in a worse situation than automotive sales people. Mortgage Broker? Not a chance! They depend on Real estate brokers and they are both wondering what career is next for them.
The answer is Internet Marketing. There is no recession on the Internet! In the next 2 years 70 million people will be looking to start a full or part time home based business. This transformation from the traditional business model of brick and mortar to the Internet business model will be the greatest transformation of wealth in history. Anyone can start a home based business. No matter what your level of Internet experience is.
The 3 groups of people I mentioned before,Automotive,Real Estate and Mortgage Brokers, all have sales experience which gives them a bit of an upper hand or head start when getting started in Internet Marketing. Automotive sales professionals are already use to using a CRM tool with an automated email responder for the initial follow up after the first contact with the prospect. The only thing for the automotive sales person to do is plug into a system that does all the work for you. How easy can that be?
With a fully automated system that includes several income streams,cutting edge technology, professional up to date training from the industries leading income producers and marketers that will teach you how to use the marketing tools that are needed to be successful in Internet marketing, anyone can start making money from the comfort of their home on a full or part time basis. This is exactly how I began in this industry and I have been able to match my full time income working part time out of my home office.
All it takes is drive and determination and you can turn your part time business from home into a full time six figure income and fire your boss!