As independent insurance professionals at Symmetry , we love what we get to do every day. In this blog post, we'll highlight the top five reasons you should become an insurance agent.
One of the biggest responsibilities and opportunities for insurance professionals is the chance to protect individuals and families through insurance products. Maybe someone is caring for a spouse or children; maybe they are facing financial obligations to creditors. Often, it's a mixture of the two. By using insurance products to structure benefit payments in the event of a client's death, disability, or unforeseen critical illness, you will be provided life-changing protection.
Insurance agents make a difference in the lives of their neighbors, friends, and other customers.
As an insurance agent with Symmetry Financial Group, you will have the chance to become involved in your community as a trusted and respected resource, while building and marketing your business. Through that process, you can build relationships that have long-lasting benefits, both for your personal life and your professional career!
One of the things many insurance agents enjoy, particularly if they are coming from a different career, is the vast amount of flexibility they have as insurance professionals. Rather than having to punch a time clock twice a day and find busy work to fill up your time, you get to handle your own schedule.
Of course, your success is driven by the effort that you put into your work. So, don't mistake the flexibility of being an insurance agent with a license to not work. Success is not automatic, and one thing successful agents all have in common is their dedication to putting in the necessary hours to help their clients.
In most 9-5 jobs, there aren't many opportunities to advance or increase your income. Maybe you will get a cost of living wage adjustment once a year, but opportunities to make significantly more may be out of reach. When you are an insurance agent, you have an almost boundless opportunity to earn more. Finding more clients and protecting more needs means more financial rewards for you, in addition to the satisfaction that comes from helping others.
While earnings as an insurance agent are highly individual, depending on a variety of factors, including geographic location, types of products sold, and the amount of work you put in, there is potential for motivated agents to earn a comfortable living.
Most insurance professionals are compensated with commissions and bonus opportunities, plus rewards programs including carrier-sponsored trips to destinations across the globe.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics , the top ten percent of insurance agents in the United States earn more than $125,000 annually! Of course, most entry-level agents will not approach that level of earnings in their early years, but it can be motivating to know that the opportunity to earn is there.
In an age when more and more jobs are becoming automated, requiring less human interaction, insurance agents still play a critical role because most clients want to discuss their options with a trusted industry expert. Insurance agents now have more options than ever before to connect with their clients. While the sale of insurance has traditionally been done in the home, agents are now able to schedule appointments with clients online through video conferencing. This allows agents to connect with a larger audience while still maintaining the valuable human connection.
While there are no guarantees in any industry, it is hard to imagine a future where insurance isn't needed, or where the role of the insurance agent would be completely phased out. People will always have a need to provide for their loved ones' needs. Life, disability, and critical illness insurance offer options to provide protection.
As good as it feels to help people plan to protect what's most important to them in the event of an unforeseen disaster, that pales in comparison to the feeling you get when you get to see the fruits of your labor in action.
To be a good insurance agent, you'll need to become comfortable talking about uncomfortable situations in the abstract, and dealing with them if and when certain events come to pass. Nobody ever wants disaster to strike, of course. But when it does, you’ll know that you did your part to enhance the lives of your clients - and their loved ones.
When someone dies unexpectedly, the insurance death benefit that was provided can help family members continue their lifestyles without struggling financially. Similarly, if a client becomes disabled or is diagnosed with a critical illness, the insurance benefits you sold them will not help them get better physically but can remove the financial strain and emotional stress that can come from not knowing how his or her bills are going to be paid.
You’ll experience all five of these reasons to become an agent when you work with Symmetry Financial Group . We’re committed to sharing the wealth of opportunity with life insurance agents as they help protect families when the unexpected happens. At Symmetry, we’re proud to stand apart from other life insurance companies serving our nation.
One of the biggest things that make us unique is the fact that we don't offer any of our own products. Instead, we are independent. This means that we have access to high-quality life insurance, disability income insurance, critical illness insurance, and annuity products from more than 30 different well-known insurance companies. This gives us the flexibility and reach we need to truly meet our clients' individual coverage needs.