If you’re used to receiving a bi-weekly paycheck, you know that it comes with a good deal of security. While you could theoretically lose your job at any time, the risk in a salaried role is on the employer. As a result, in most companies with a salary pay structure, the executives at the top are the ones earning the lion’s share of the company’s net revenue.
With commission jobs, each trader or salesperson carries their own risk and their pay is directly connected to how much they sell. Taking a commission-only job can be a bit nerve-racking if you’ve never done it before, but with great risk comes great reward.
Commission-only jobs aren’t a great fit for everyone, but if you are competitive, self-motivated, outgoing, and resilient, it may be the best career move you’ll ever make.
Commission-only jobs can vary in structure and the percentage traders or salespeople make on each sale. The percentage offered may be negotiable or make increase with tenure. Be sure to look out for commission jobs that have an annual cap on earnings. The best commission jobs have no limits on earning potential.
If you hate the idea of being tied to a desk for 40 hours a week, you’ll find that commodity trading jobs or other commission-only jobs offer a great deal of flexibility.
Commission-only jobs are never boring. There’s really no such thing as the day-to-day routine in a trading career. You’ll be meeting new people, developing relationships, and solving new problems every day.
If a commission-only sales or trader career sounds like it might be the right fit for you, contact us today. At AIFP, trader trainees are hired into a 24-month paid internship with the expectation that they will be hired on as an trader after completing the program where they are taught the ropes of commodities trading and begin building customer relationships.
Pending a positive performance review at the completion of the internship, trainees are officially hired as traders and receive the same 100% commission pay structure as the rest of the team. Want to know more? Let’s talk!
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