10 Online Classes to Kick-Start Your Sales Career if You Have Zero Experience

You’ll be pleased to learn that breaking into sales is a lot easier than getting into other fields. Unlike other industries that include that terrifying entry-level “needs 2-5 years of experience” clause on the job description, many sales roles do not.

That being said, it always helps to be at least one step ahead of the game when considering a new career.

So, if you’re a recent grad, career changer, or just a confused job seeker, we know the perfect online classes to dip your toes in sales—whether that means learning what the role entails or getting to throw “proficient in Salesforce” on your resume, we’ve got it all.

So you’re not a sales-y person. No problem! Learn the basics of how to get into the right mindset, how to gather information about your customer, and then how to execute a successful sale, all in one hour. You’re practically there.

Cost: $35
Length: 1 hour/ 28 lectures

When a class says all you need is “a willingness to learn and take action,” you know you’re in the right place. No matter whether this is your first job ever, or your first new job in a while, this course will give you the experience and the confidence to go after that sales position.

Cost: $50
Length: 48 minutes/ 13 lectures

Not every company uses Salesforce, a program focused on customer management, but having this on your resume could be a huge boost. And, you don’t need any previous experience or coding knowledge to take it!

Cost: $20
Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes/ 16 lectures

We talk a lot about negotiating your salary, negotiating a raise, and even negotiating work-from-home days, but in sales, your job is to negotiate (and win).

So, brush up on your tactics with a class focused on the start to finish, from preparing, to closing the deal, to picking up lessons for the future.

Cost: $49
Length: 7 weeks of study, 75 minutes a week

Wish you could get all the key tips and tricks for kicking butt in sales? Now you have it—this class will cover preparing your best presentation (even how you should dress) and adjusting to obstacles, challenges, and objections along the way.

Cost: Free
Length: 2-3 hours