Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc., today announced that, according to an online survey of auto salespeople conducted throughout 2013, the majority decided to become a car salesperson because of the income potential.
An informal survey posted on joeverde.com asked: “What made you decide to become a car salesperson?” The survey was open to car salespeople for the entire year. 323 people responded as follows:
The income potential: 28%
I love talking to people: 20%
I love cars: 16%
I was referred to the car business: 14%
I could start working right way: 12%
I was laid off from another industry: 10%
The same survey question was posted on the site in 2012, and returned very similar results. 294 people responded. And again, the top response at 28% was: “The income potential.”
“Regardless of your motives, one thing I can promise you is that selling cars will be the highest paying, easiest work you’ll ever do… or selling cars will be one of the lowest paying hardest jobs you’ll ever have!” said Joe Verde, president of Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc.
“Before I started selling cars, I was a very positive and disciplined person. Once I started selling cars, I fell into the traps and quickly became not only an average producer; I wasted five years because I didn’t know what to do to sell more cars.”
Famous for being the 8-car guy who transformed into the 38-car sales professional, Joe Verde, president of Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc., is the author of five popular books for dealers, managers and salespeople. As well, Verde is a highly sought-after and dynamic Leadership, Management and Sales Training figure in the automotive industry. Joe Verde is also a leading innovator of virtual sales training. In 2003 he created the Joe Verde Training Network®, one of the first online training venues for auto dealers.
“For my first five years, selling cars was one of the biggest struggles in my life and the most frustrating five years I’ve ever spent doing anything. I only earned $23,000 my best year,” he said. “We had no training in my first dealership, no support and I learned just about everything you could possibly learn about how not to succeed in sales. I worked hard but that was not enough. I didn’t get the education I needed to succeed. I quit selling cars after my first five years and then I spent two years learning how to sell professionally.”
“When I started selling cars again I sold more units and earned more money in just my first seven months back in sales, than in my first five years combined!” Verde continued.
Verde strongly believes that any car salesperson can earn over $100,000 per year and lays out his personal experiences and steps to success in his book: “Earn Over $100,000 Selling Cars Every Year.” To order a free copy visit: www.joeverde.com/store.
Joe Verde Sales & Management Training Inc. has been helping auto dealerships throughout North America dramatically increase their sales for 29 years and is well known for producing results. From complete workshop, online and in-house training programs; to materials on Leadership, Sales Management, Professional Selling, Closing and Negotiation; JVSMT coaches sales and management teams to greater success, increased sales and profits, year after year.
Joe Verde’s introduces new courses regularly through their virtual training on JVTN® which features dozens of online courses that are complete with Leader Guides, tests, reporting and certification for salespeople, managers, finance, and service, plus hundreds of hot topic chapters on almost every situation a salesperson will encounter in sales.
To request a free demonstration, visit: jvtn.com or call (800) 445-6217. For information about Joe Verde workshops and training products, visit the Web at joeverde.com.
Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc., founded in 1985 with its corporate headquarters in Southern California, is consistently rated the number one automotive sales and management training company in North America for producing immediate and long-lasting results for its customers.
Joe Verde’s training team holds live training workshops across North America, and he personally pioneered Virtual Training with JVTN® in 2003. He has authored several books, and since the recession has written, sold and distributed hundreds of thousands of copies of: “A Dealer’s Guide To Recovery & Growth”, “Manage Your Career In Sales – Goal Setting For Salespeople”, “Earn Over $100,000 Selling Cars – Every Year”, “38 Hot Tips On Selling More Cars” and “How To Sell A Car And Close The Sale Today” in the automobile industry, to help dealers, managers, and salespeople continue to grow and improve year after year.