I have a question about a career in the merchant bankcard business ?

I am a 33 year old male and I just laid off from my banking job and I am considering getting into outside sales selling credit card machines and other services to small businesses. The job is 100% commission and it is extremely appealing to me. The company basically sets up appointments for me and I got out and sell small businesses on saving money on their merchant account . Im scared to try it because Im not sure if its a secure income. On the other hand, I dont want to go back to work a 9 to 5 job because I like the freedom that being an independant sales gives me. Can someone tell me if outside sales is a lucrative career ? What about the competition ? Can you make consistant income from it ? Is the merchant bankcard business a good business to be in ?

Asked By: Black Jack - 8/6/2007
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It is risky job. You just have know if you're ready to take the risk. Even if it seems lucrative because of the 100% commission thing, it's still up to your skills as a salesman. You should definitely clear all clouds with your employer. If your company is still a start-up company, then struggles are expected... More
Answered By: claudi - 8/7/2007
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well consistancey in pay and commision would be faulty so it really depends if your good or not unless its a stable company that your working under i think you should ask them the rest of the questions after all theres no harm knowing more about it
Answered By: idakadoozie - 8/6/2007
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