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Start in sales if you want to become an entrepreneur later on
If you really want to be successful as an entrepreneur, you need to start out in sales in order to know how to actually sell and make money. You can start off with a different job and certainly become successful as an entrepreneur, but you will be successful much quicker if you were to start off in sales and bring over your skills.
Sales professionals get paid a great deal of money if they're good at what they do, because they're making the company money, and that means they're pushing the business towards success more than anyone else in the business. If you can help build someone else's business, by using sales tactics, you can always bring that over and do it for yourself. If you don't know sales, apply for a sales job and start getting the skills to do it, and you will be happy you did
Now, I'm not talking about working at a clothing store and selling t-shirts or working at a restaurant and being a waiter. You're selling something but you're not an actual salesperson. You'll need to work in a niche where you're selling higher priced items and you need to make that sale. If you have the right person training you, who is usually a veteran of the business, you'll see yourself gaining plenty of skills in order to push your own business towards profits
You'll become tenacious with your business
If you were to get an actual sales job, learn from everyone in your position, and then push those tactics into your own business then you'll be more tenacious than 99% of your competitors. Remember, you only need to beat about 25% of your competitors to be successful online, and you're in the top 1% of them if you know how to do sales the right way.
You'll become more persuasive
Good salespeople can sell anything to anyone, just like in the movie "Wolf of Wallstreet". You can sell holy water to the Devil if you're good enough in sales and the Devil will come back for a 2nd and 3rd purchase because of what you told them lol.
You don't have to trick people into buying, you just need to be persuasive, and that usually means you tell them the benefits of why they should have your product or service and what will likely happen if they don't own your product. If you can build a scenario in their head where they can't live without your product or service, you'll be successful in a short amount of time
You'll understand realistic goals and always hit them
When you're in sales, you know what a realistic goal is, and you'll build your way up to achieve it in time. Sales professionals know they're not going to start off and make an extra million dollars in their first month, but they know they can get there over time if they do everything right. If you sell a recurring subscription product, you can use your sales knowledge to keep people coming in and purchasing in order to boost your sale over time and compile your profits
You will understand better of what the market wants
Salespeople usually know what their customers want and what they hate, and you will know exactly what to sell when you become an entrepreneur running your own business if you have sales skills. I learned sales overtime and I was never lucky enough to get a high ticket sales position, but you can get in there and sell stuff that people need, and you'll be able to listen to them along the way. If you're not listening to your customers, you won't know what the market wants, and that never happens with sales professionals. They talk with their potential clients and know what they're interested in, then compile a list in their head of how many times people said they wanted product A or they wanted product B, then they'll push the best product they have that hits both A and B
If you can get a sales job, and actual sales job, before you start out on your own journey then you will likely be more successful because you'll know what to sell and how to sell it to people. Salespeople get paid a lot because they make a lot, and a good sales professional can sell anything to anyone. How successful do you think you would be if you had 10 sales professionals selling your products? Well, start off doing this on your own and you can bring them on later
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