I Can't Make Enough Money on Commission
Posted June 21, 2013
WRAL Reader Question
I work at a commission job and I'm not getting clients, low paying p/t job, utilities in jeopardy, trouble paying bills, the further I go the more behind I get.
How can I get out of debt with a commission job and no clients and a low paying p/t job?
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This is about the math. With money going out and nothing coming in, eventually the piggybank is dry.
Money problems are often resolved by increasing income, reducing expenses, or a combination of the both. In your case it appears you have little to no income flowing in. That's the logical crux of the problem.
It might just be either the product you are selling is not something people want at this time or maybe selling just isn't your thing. I don't know.
You might just need to draw a line in the sand and give yourself 30 more days to make the commission job a success. If you can't in 30 days then you'll need to go look elsewhere for income. Even a combination of low paying parttime jobs would be better than a high paying commission jobs that pays nothing.
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