So I've been doing door to door sales for Comcast for about a year. I had a very slow start due to starting in the late fall/winter and working in neighborhoods where the people are very slow decision makers. I like the job I have, it's a great company to work for. I swore I'd never do it but the base salary, benefits, perks, and vacation time makes it worth it.
That being said, the other day my boss talked about letting me go because I wasn't hitting numbers. Like I've been making sales, but not hitting quota. Sometimes people want just tv or internet and if that's all they want, then it's better than nothing, I'm not gonna push a home phone or home security system on them if they don't want it because it might get them to not buy anything at all.
Part of my biggest issue as of late is that even though I have over 300 houses in one of my territories, I still have to get a permit to work in my next territories. If you get caught without a solicitor's permit in some towns, the fine is very hefty. Also with the 300+ turf! the people either aren't home or the ones who do act interested at first, keep saying come back, gotta think about it and then by the 4th or 5th time I go back, they get mad and are like I don't want comcast, leave and don't come back. It's a total waste of my time. Now I've had my good weeks and my bad weeks so that's where the base salary is handy.
My issue isn't that I'm not putting in the hours but just not hitting the numbers and it's frustrating because I wanna make as much money as possible. As of late, there have also been quite a few times where orders would fall through after doing everything right.
How do you make it successful?
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I did door to door sales back when AT&T upgraded U-verse. We sold to existing customers. Based on the demographics I had to figure out a lot like the times people would be available. Some people were retired, some worked, etc but most people were not interested in upgrading their service lol. Door to door sucks whether it is new customers or not. Nobody likes someone knocking on their door trying to sell them something. The perks are good but sometimes it seems seasonal when it comes to making sales.0