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Should I quit my job to sell insurance from home?

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Answer #1 | 27/12 2013 16:11
I was in the insurance business for 30+ years. Selling insurance is very difficult and like brain surgery and rocket science, not for everyone. Selling for State Farm is a plus, especially if the agent can provide you with a list of prospects, former policyholders or some other qualified list of names and numbers. IMO, if you try selling insurance, you will learn "very fast" whether it is something you will want to do. Expect rude rejections, hang ups and profanity when cold calling. Get the agent to work with you. He may have tips and suggestions that would make you more successful. Ask for a draw against commissions. The agent knows how difficult the job is, otherwise he would not be talking to you about it. Selling insurance is subject to the 90/10 rule. 90% of the money is made by 10% of the people. Good Luck! (and you may feel brain surgery is easier)
Answer #2 | 27/12 2013 16:32
Working under an established agent to start is a plus. To "apply" yourself when you first start out is working 60 to 80 hour weeks and working evenings and weekends (unless you are doing business insurance). Be aware that 95% of all agents wash out in the first year.

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