How’d you like to make $1.49 million a year… or more? There is a way, and it’s simpler than you may think. Learn how to sell.

Michael Masterson has been saying it for years: Knowing how to sell is one of the most financially valued skills you can possibly have. And here’s the proof. According to research from AdAge and executive-compensation research firm Equilar (reported by MarketingCharts.com), high-level marketers earned an average of $1.49 million in 2007. (That includes salary, bonuses, stock options, and stock awards.)

Of course, these marketers work for major corporations, including Target, Netflix, and Dell. But if you aren’t lined up to interview for a CMO position at a Fortune 500 company, don’t worry. It’s possible for you to make much more than a measly $1.5 million. Just start your own business.

That’s because the ability to sell is what’s behind the success of every monster company. Do they have smart, forward-thinking people manning their businesses? Sure. Innovative product ideas? Absolutely. But they wouldn’t be anywhere if they didn’t know how to make sales.

Once you’re an expert at selling, the sky’s the limit for how big you can grow your own business.

[Ed. Note: Learn how to sell, and the world is your oyster. Couple that with your own online business, and there’s no telling how much money you stand to make. Get step-by-step instructions for creating your own business… plus plenty of secrets from master marketers..]