Pros And Cons Of Being a Car Salesman

Being a car salesman can be an exciting and dynamic job with great potential for growth. If you consider yourself a people person and are passionate about cars, this may be the right career path for you. However, before delving into the profession, understand the pros and cons to determine if it is suitable for you. Read on to find out more from Gumtree.

Pros of being a car salesman:

  1. As a car salesman works on commission, the salary at the end of the month is based on the hard work and effort they have put in. They also have the opportunity to earn bonuses or other supplements to their salary.
  1. A car salesman does not have to sit behind a desk the whole day. Instead, they meet new people and deliver vehicles every day.
  1. Being a car salesman requires mental stimulation and a command over excellent communication skills. Thus, there is hardly any physical strain involved.
  1. Once you have established yourself, you can build your list of loyal customers who will recommend you to family and friends.
  1. Dealerships can provide training, while other employees and colleagues will give you tips and tricks to make sales.

Cons of being a car salesman:

  1. If you have a dry month with no sales, you will not earn a commission. For car salesmen who work at dealerships who do not offer a base salary, this can be a very tough situation.
  1. Things can get difficult if you have days when there are no customers or only those who are ‘just looking’.
  1. Some commissions are so small that you cannot pay off your bills unless you make more during the month.
  1. Even though this is a flexible profession, you may be required to work nights or during the weekends.
  1. Being a car salesman can be a very stressful job as the salary you earn is dependent on several variable factors such as customers.

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