I've recently stumbled into an opportunity to be a sales rep for a wholesale wine distributor. 

 Draw against commission, with bonuses at dollar marks, a pretty extensive hunting ground (basically all of coastal North Carolina north of the Wilmington area) that is demographically well suited for wines and like products, a travel expense allowance, I set my own hours. Cold calling on business all over eastern NC promoting the wines, beers and hardware that the company wholesales, and doing a lot of wine presentations at tasting events for the retailers.

 I've a very strong history with business-to-business sales and have always done well with that industry, and I'm very comfortable with public speaking/presenting.

 I've a very strong knowledge base in wine production to pivot off of, but my wine product knowledge is not nearly as strong as it probably should be for this job. 

 Has anyone here done this before? Is this really a viable way to make a decent living? 

Views: 99

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

My experiences trend more towards professional wine drinker, than on the sales end. 

But I'd be happy to try and help out on the product knowledge end of things where I can. 

RSS

Latest Activity

Shane replied to Milo Morris's discussion Gay Republicans in the group Out to Build Bridges
"I don't care about those other countries. If you don't want to talk about women being fat and ugly, don't. You're the one who brought it up."
1 hour ago
Jay D replied to 2risewhenfallen's discussion Does the universe have powers?
"There are three things you can do. - Accept that you have a job that makes you unhappy - Change the situation at work so it s mor acceptable to you - Leave the Job and get something new. You not wanting to quit is not the universe. Its more likely…"
1 hour ago
Salt Dragon replied to Milo Morris's discussion Gay Republicans in the group Out to Build Bridges
"Its all a farce.  The politics of exclusion for Trump exclude everyone but himself.  He's ready to lynch anyone who gets in his way and is admired for shaking up the status quo when he wants to become it himself.  Somehow the…"
2 hours ago
Salt Dragon replied to Salt Dragon's discussion Advice re abusive boyfriend of ex
"thanks, good point that rings so true."
3 hours ago
Richard Schwier replied to 2risewhenfallen's discussion Does the universe have powers?
"You're in deep, dude. And it's not all that unusual, I'm guessing.  I don't have a lot to offer beyond "don't quit", but here's the thing:  I do think you can pray or at least centre yourself.…"
4 hours ago
J. D. replied to 2risewhenfallen's discussion Between Revolution and Apathy in the group The Great Debate
"If only political matters were unimportant enough to be ignored, and we could just go about our lives without the actions of the politicians impacting us in any real way.  But, that is a pipe dream.  What politicians and leaders do matters…"
4 hours ago
2risewhenfallen posted a discussion

Does the universe have powers?

The definition of universe of course is open to your interpretation; could be your god, the physical universe, or maybe just your immediate environment/sphere of influence. I'm 27 and nearly 2 years into my career. I'm not happy. In fact I think I'm starting to loose my mind. A windlowless basement, unreliable car, no friends, no relatives around, and no woman isn't helping. I'm in no less financial debt than I was before I took this job. I'm no healthier. I've been called dumb too many times…See More
6 hours ago
2risewhenfallen replied to 2risewhenfallen's discussion Between Revolution and Apathy in the group The Great Debate
"And the title was taken from a lyric from the band If Hope Dies. Hope that's not plagerism. That would suck for me. "
6 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service