How to become an insurance agent
What it means to be an agent
An insurance agent is a freelancer's insurance company, receiving fixed remuneration for the conclusion of insurance contracts with clients acquired by the agent to the firm.
If you decide to try yourself in the field of insurance, then you need to determine several factors: how much time are you willing to spend on an agent, are you ready to constantly learn something new, will the insurance your main job or an additional income, will you represent only one company or several, etc.
First you need to decide with the insurance company, whose representative you are planning to become. Usually these agencies already have specialists trained to work with future employees. The training you will be most likely free. By the time it will take from one to several months. This is enough time to learn the basics of insurance, the technical aspects according to the paperwork, to get some psychological preparation.
You will then begin to work with potential customers. Methods find them to share with you, your task will be to select appropriate methods for themselves and their embodiment in life. Ways actually not so much, they are divided into active and passive. Passive refers to advertising in media and Internet, to active personal meetings with the people for direct contact. Each methods has its pros and cons, and the choice of a particular method depends on your goals.
To make good money in the field of insurance agent, you must work hard, develop your communication skills, to expand their horizons. In addition, experience shows that the most profitable to be a universal agent, that is, to cooperate with a number of companies, offering its clients a wide range of services for insurance agencies. Just be sure to ask, if not prohibited by your company policy to cooperate with competing organisations. Remember: the job agent is not easy money. If you plan a lot of quickly here to make money, don't have to struggle do not start — will be disappointed.
Be prepared also to unflattering remarks addressed towards your insurance Agency and you personally. Everyone is different, the mood of the people is also different, and you should not pay attention to what they say around. But you get to plan your day, schedule and income.
Work insurance broker
There is also the question, is there a career in the insurance agents? Generally, in most companies, career growth reflected in the growth of interest received by the agent from transactions, in addition, have the opportunity to become the coordinator of the group and to train new staff.
Podnatorev in this field, you can access your insurance firm, becoming a broker. And if you were only representative of a private Agency providing services to transactions, and financial costs you did not, then the insurance broker is required to execute documents as a legal entity to rent the room, hire an accountant and agents. And now you no longer work at attracting customers, and control the work of their employees.
In summary: the prospects of work as an insurance agent there is, but before you make a decision on cooperation with insurance companies, weigh for yourself the pros and cons.