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post #196 of 269
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You're a bad friend getting his hopes up like that.



Mea navis aericumbens anguillis abundat.
post #197 of 269

As a fairly new SF member, I'd just like to thank everyone for how informative and amazing this thread is.

 

You're all scholars and gentlemen and I'd like to offer you a glass of scotch. 

post #198 of 269

...And probably sell you an insurance policy. 

post #199 of 269
I am expecting the results of my licensing exam in the mail next week!
post #200 of 269
You ready to finally start earning some real money?
post #201 of 269
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You ready to finally start earning some real money?


State Farm probably told Piob they'd pay in wine.

 

 

 

 

and that they'd front him the money for the exams (its not a loan!), and he could pay it back later when he sells his policies.

post #202 of 269
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You ready to finally start earning some real money?

I am! I have heard one can make up to as much as $2500 a month!
post #203 of 269
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I am! I have heard one can make up to as much as $2500 a month!

 

Tangential, but I always like when bots post about these WFH jobs where you can make limitless money and they give an example that is in that range...


More on topic though, is $2500/mo even enough for your wine fund?

post #204 of 269
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Tangential, but I always like when bots post about these WFH jobs where you can make limitless money and they give an example that is in that range...


More on topic though, is $2500/mo even enough for your wine fund?

Well, that's 30k a year, and I'm pretty sure I spend less than 20k a year (if we only count what I buy for home.)
post #205 of 269

Just signed on to SF. Saw this thread. Wanted to put some updated info into the mix. For a young person with nothing to lose? A retired person with nothing to lose? This is fine, if you can make quota. If you can't, bail before the 4-month reserve period is up and call an aggregator. They can set you up as independent agents, with less commission splits initially, but placement at full commission later on. These aggregator arrangements can run from only $200/month on up to over a thousand, depending. So, do a little more research. Try this - go indie, build a book for subsidy income for a year, then approach a major like Farmers or Allstate, etc. All your ducks will be in a row and they'd be happy to acquire an agent with proven sales and a workable market. Start with the license on your own, then do your homework, then choose your placement. Don't go for the golden carrot a recruiter dangles, sign up, and then subject yourself to being misled, manipulated, disregarded, and kicked to the curb with zero support or budget before you've even started to sell. There is no paid training, by the way, and yes, a subsidy is a loan, which goes against your credit. There is one awful aspect no one will mention, either because they're not subject to it or they've never actually worked for a major: the gender and ethnic bias is off the charts in this industry. In district offices around the country, you will find female staff and managers who are pathologically biased against other women. Women are almost never encouraged to buy an agency. This offer is left almost exclusively to the men or to married couples, regardless of net worth or proof of funds. So, for women to succeed, they still have to be ten times as fast and sharp as the men, especially in the Mid-west, where racial and gender biases are still the secret rations of the ethnically privileged. No amount of insurance can change that or cover the damage thereby. So, approach insurance sales wisely, cover your bets, know when to fold. Apply what you've been taught about insurance to yourself and be realistic. Set up your own risk retention strategy before you enter the field.

post #206 of 269
Thank you for your thoughtful post. I recently wrote my exam and am eagerly awaiting the results.
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Originally Posted by Caricol Agency View Post

Just signed on to SF. Saw this thread. Wanted to put some updated info into the mix. For a young person with nothing to lose? A retired person with nothing to lose? This is fine, if you can make quota. If you can't, bail before the 4-month reserve period is up and call an aggregator. They can set you up as independent agents, with less commission splits initially, but placement at full commission later on. These aggregator arrangements can run from only $200/month on up to over a thousand, depending. So, do a little more research. Try this - go indie, build a book for subsidy income for a year, then approach a major like Farmers or Allstate, etc. All your ducks will be in a row and they'd be happy to acquire an agent with proven sales and a workable market. Start with the license on your own, then do your homework, then choose your placement. Don't go for the golden carrot a recruiter dangles, sign up, and then subject yourself to being misled, manipulated, disregarded, and kicked to the curb with zero support or budget before you've even started to sell. There is no paid training, by the way, and yes, a subsidy is a loan, which goes against your credit. There is one awful aspect no one will mention, either because they're not subject to it or they've never actually worked for a major: the gender and ethnic bias is off the charts in this industry. In district offices around the country, you will find female staff and managers who are pathologically biased against other women. Women are almost never encouraged to buy an agency. This offer is left almost exclusively to the men or to married couples, regardless of net worth or proof of funds. So, for women to succeed, they still have to be ten times as fast and sharp as the men, especially in the Mid-west, where racial and gender biases are still the secret rations of the ethnically privileged. No amount of insurance can change that or cover the damage thereby. So, approach insurance sales wisely, cover your bets, know when to fold. Apply what you've been taught about insurance to yourself and be realistic. Set up your own risk retention strategy before you enter the field.
post #207 of 269
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Originally Posted by Caricol Agency View Post
 

nothing to lose?...golden carrot...secret rations...ethnically privileged

 

good points in this post

post #208 of 269
It's rather hilarious that this thread is ranking high enough in search results to bring in so many random new accounts to evangelize the virtues of becoming an insurance agent.
post #209 of 269
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Thank you for your thoughtful post. I recently wrote my exam and am eagerly awaiting the results.

Pics or it didn't happen.

 

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It's rather hilarious that this thread is ranking high enough in search results to bring in so many random new accounts to evangelize the virtues of becoming an insurance agent.


It is a self-fulfilling circle jerk.

post #210 of 269
Threak still delivering.
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