At this very moment I work for a licensed hvac company as a in home sales consultant. I am paid only commission which is 15% of the gross sale. I am a 1099 sub contractor which makes me self employed. I have been in the construction business for several years and at one point started a handyman business for plumbing, electrical, and hvac repairs. With in the last year I got into sales starting as a performance based pay technican. At this point I no longer do any service or install but instead meet in home with prospects looking to install HVAC in their home. Since becoming a salesman my career has changed and my future outlook has changed as well. I went from a 35000 yr salary to 150000. Because of how I am payed the company I work for has basically given me a platform to be a business owner. I find this very neat because I wanted to become a contractor and focus on making sales while my employees did the work. One thing I am confused about is if I will hold on to my skill set and start a hvac business in the future? I could start a company at some point and focus on sales and mame a million dollar company or do I want to learn sales and managment so well and see what ventures that leads into. Either way the business I currently run and I am looking to develop is Home comfort sales consultant. My main custome base is given to me from a hvac company. My profit is 15% of the gross sale. My expense is fuel, some marketing material, and daily lunch. I believe I can write of a lot of my personal expense and I intend to learn to. My goal is 300,000+ a year with a current for cast of 150,000 as a minimum. I would like to expand and pull my own leads in but I want the prospect to understand that I am independent consultant and I do not own my own company. I would like this because of a making a higher commission and be more valuable to my company. I would like sell attic insulation, new windows, doors, electrical panel upgrades, water heater replacement, and other home improvments. I want to commit my self for 1-3 yrs and develop a strong base where eventually most of my leads come from referals where I get a higher commission and higher closing ratio. I have only recently moved from NC to Los Angeles, CA. The area gives me a huge demographic of all ages and cultures to potentially serve. I accept leads as North as Santa Barbara to South as the OC. I am also becoming a territorial manager where I will start to mostly serve only west LA. You can check out my blog LAHEATANDAIR.COM but it is very vague at this moment since I just started it. I want to use my blog to be truly interactive with my customers and offer something different. I took a entrapenur class a few years ago and have been reading business development books which causes me to view even my own life as a business. So I view my current job as a business venture and I am looking to use it to grow me and use the extra cash to become a investor. As I get my secure in my assets I want to really become a entrapenur. I always look into these different ideas but sales is very high paying and I believe it will serve my needs and lead me where I need to go.