working from home as an insurance agent

Working from Home as an Insurance Agent

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Have you ever considered working from home as an insurance agent? Many people don’t know that it’s a valid option and a great career choice!

Commissioned insurance sales lets you decide how much you want to work to earn the amount of income you need, and you’re doing so while helping other people. Everyone can benefit from insurance and, as an agent, you can help people find the coverage that best suits them at a great rate. Your job is help your clients identify their needs and become a matchmaker for the best solutions for their unique situation.

Working from home as an insurance agent also opens up many doors in terms of marketing – you spread the word about your services online at the same time you are working through traditional channels.

There are even established companies that will engage you to work from home for them, such as Live Ops. you can also seek opportunities through other sources. A quick search on FlexJobs for 100% telecommuting jobs on the keyword “insurance” got 114 results.

If you already have experience in the insurance industry, you may want to consider establishing yourself as an independent agent. While you may be doing more legwork for your clients than if you are contracted with a specific company, you may also find that the increased freedom pays off for you as well as your clients.

working from home as an insurance agentRegardless of whether you opt to work as an independent agent or as a contractor with a company, you want to check out  Randi Glazer’s 12 Strategies for Surviving a Career in the Insurance Industry – a great resource for anyone involved in insurance.

While Ms. Glazer worked for large companies, the vast amount of experience and wisdom she shares in her book can benefit anyone working in the industry, whether they’re in a small agency, part of a large corporation, or even working independently. When working from home as an insurance agent, you could be in any of these situations.

I found Ms. Glazer’s book easy to ready – while it’s brief, it is compact and filled with wisdom for working in the industry. In addition to the fundamental ideas she presents, I particularly appreciated the real-life examples she provides. Let’s face it – it’s one thing to understand in theory how as situation should be handled, but it’s an entirely different thing to hear someone retell when it happened to them, what they said and did, and how the other (real) people responded in the situation. For this reader, it’s Ms. Glazer’s sharing of her real life, professional and interpersonal experiences that bring value to the book.

In her book, Ms. Glazer covers a wide array of work related issues. The following really stood out to me:

  • Handling interactions with colleagues, and great advice on turning what could be negative situations into positive results for all
  • The differences between leading and managing (and yes, you need to udnerstand this even if you work in an office of one!)
  • Finding and really embracing your niche in the insurance industry
  • Trusting your instincts while valuing the expertise of others

If you’d like to learn from Randi Glazer, you can click here to follow her on Twitter. Ms. Glazer also writes a wine blog  (very cool!).

Of course, you can find her book on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. In fact, this book is available through the Kindle Unlimited program, so if you’re a member – check it out.

This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.
Any opinions expressed in this post are mine, alone.