The job is selling windows to warm leads. That is, a call center does the spade work, qualifies the prospects and sets the appointments. Our job is to visit the home and close.
The product is Windows (actual see through holes in your house, not XP or vista). The pay is commission only, but they pay you £250/week ($350) until you are on your feet and making at least that in commissions. The average sale is around £5k ($7k) and we make 10%.
This is actually something I would normally never go for (commission only), but after speaking to 2 of the guys who have been there for around 6 months, they are making very good money and working only around 3 hours/day. Neither of them came from a sales background, but said the training was first rate and they find their job both enjoyable and easy. Neither have an incentive to lie to me, as they have deep rooted relationships with my family member and I trust them.
I have done my research and asked around a lot as I do currently have a (very poor) job that pays around £300/week which I will be leaving behind with no prospect of return if it goes badly. I also have a mortgage with bills to pay, but no kids.
One of the guys I have spoken to on the subject has actually just retired from being a prison officer and he is a well respected, honest man with a lot of integrity. He decided to take this up in his spare time just out of interest and he says he has never had so much money, and that he wishes he had done it years ago.
My question is, what can I expect? This setup maybe a little different because the lead is already warm and already ready to let a stranger into their home and sell to them.
Any advice would be much appreciated. I respect this community and selling in person is something which really interests me. I have read a couple of books from people such as the main man Claude Whitacre, but I just can't wait to get my feet wet.