Sales is brutal, especially if you are just handed a stack of D&B's and have no sales training. If you have a decent product, and you are taught how to sell, you can make good money. I started as a commodity broker working for a bucketshop. I was fortunate - I pushed hard on a trade, and despite the ridiculous vig, my clients and I made a fortune. My first year I made about 70K in commissions - and that was working from 6-6, bag lunch at my desk. I had zero experience in sales and didn't know what a commodity was. My second year, I made about 175K in commish in the first 6 months, and about the same being in the same trade as my clients. It IS possible. It's just highly unlikely that you will succeed.