Kay-Viktor Stegemann wrote:
It should be possible to post a job like this here on Proz. But of course you should define this job well and make it attractive. There are good salespeople out there, but an offer that simply says "Get us jobs and then you'll get a commission" would be only attractive if you are a top-notch company with a top-notch product or service that is not difficult to sell. Otherwise, good salespeople will go elsewhere where they get a big car and fat travel expenses to visit a bunch of potential clients or trade shows or conferences every day. That's how it works. As translators we want our work taken seriously, and it's the same for salespeople. Selling is hard work that needs to be taken seriously and to be compensated well.
I absolutely agree! Selling is hard work and it needs to be compensated well, but as with everything, there are nuances and layers. We'd definitely not be able to offer an attractive proposition to top-notch salespeople that make high six-figure incomes (but also have to put in long hours and lots of travel). We think our offer could appeal to someone who would enjoy working part-time, from home, and make a mid-range 5-figure income.