With passive income products and services, as long as you satisfy your clients’ requirements, you continue to earn money. November 30, 2014 at 10:45 pm Incredibly, you can get very low cost or cost-free leads. I always feel selling life insurance veru cumbersome and difficult. You never know what you’re going to see! You’re very welcome Venkat! Use Situationquestions to gain context into the buyer's needs and circumstances: Ask Problemquestions to identify specific pain points or worries that your pol… I do not have any experience in this field but my prospective employer seems to see something they like in what I do have to bring to the table. Very helpful!! An insurance agency that doesn't have goals, or doesn't track its production numbers, is not likely to be very successful. Contact, Workshops There’s a great person that you should subscribe to on YouTube. I disagree with your observation here: “No one ever had a mid-life crisis and became an insurance salesman”. This means they’re actively visiting “prospects” (people who are potentially interested in buying an insurance product) on a day-to-day basis. This is very informative. You’re selling trust. Specializing in Medicare Supplements only, he has thousands upon thousands of clients, making MILLIONS a year in commission. You’re selling ideas. Its just happend for me through ur edition. We have excellent system to start brand new into an business owner in this industry as independent broker. Added, the number of prospects for Medicare are projected to DOUBLE from 2020 to 2040. And the great thing is that insurance agencies have tested and vetted sales and marketing systems that are proven to work. There’s incredible sales opportunities selling Medicare insurance. There is no better way to show prospects you don’t give a %&#! Tamilnadu.India, October 28, 2014 at 10:31 am Technology has created a very unusual situation in the business world. Nowadays, they just plain-old stink because you can get fined, or have your license potentially revoked. It’s true. The article has helped me to concentrate with more focus in future for my own development . Are you looking for guidance on how to sell insurance successfully? At the end of the day, it IS realistic – with enough time and dedication – to earn a passive six-figure income from these products for YEARS… without having to sell new insurance policies. The technique is based on asking incisive questions to identify a problem, then causing tension by discussing the negative consequences that may occur. Thanks for the great content ideas. What’s funny is that in doing these interviews for my best-selling book on top producers, I’ve come to find that there is MORE in common with successful insurance agents than there are differences. | #, Good luck! I appreciate your sincerity in laying out all that is needed for one to succeed in this career. | #. If the people who failed out of this business spent time researching the best place to start their career, they may still be in the business. One call closing gets buyer commitment on the first meeting. Keep up the good work. Where can I get more information, ideas, videos, blogs…?? That’s the great thing about learning how to sell insurance. No. I teach a system of seminar marketing for final expense agents on how to get final expense business without spending any money on leads. Hi. Plus, they rarely have management directing their day-to-day lives. This article has given me much hope despite many negativity surrounding the industry from alot of reviews. I would add #22, continues improvement. I’ve talked thousands of new agents. You are paid on performance, and not simply “showing up.”. They may even make phone calls and set up appointments for the following day. What’s unique are the people we deal with. For example, I have 4 kids that all do activities. The first step to getting your insurance license is to do pre-licensing. More and more agents are interested in how to sell insurance over the phone. | #. One key to selling life insurance successfully (or any type of insurance) is to minimize the potentially extreme highs and lows of the rollercoaster and remain consistent in your approach to sales… Learning how to sell insurance successfully means you must decide on what product works best for you. After finishing my military career this is definitely a new environment, but I’m up for the challenge. Hoping for more. I'm a little stuck as to what to do after I receive my license. Another vital character trait in selling insurance successfully. When you’re new, you have a unique advantage of being able to relate to clients as an outsider. Asking this information upfront helps determine if the sales call is worth our time. For agents working in career shops like New York Life, this compensation program is common. I was scared at such low retention rate but I believe I’m a bright and smart young adult to be successful in the long run. My mom owns her own private insurance brokerage and she mainly sells auto/home insurance for private and commercial clients. 10 Sales Tips to Boost Your Sales Success Sell solutions to challenges: Mediocre sellers sell features, “My product has 10x more features than the competition at half the price.” Or, “I follow … Selling to groups provides scale and leverage difficult to match in a 1-on-1 market. Must success to you in what you do John. Be reckless. February 18, 2016 at 3:16 pm Hi John, i love your tips. I started to think of different ways to do things. Remember, many of the people who get to that point of success simply are here because they just never gave up on themselves. While doing more activity is the simplest way to increase production, you may also consider targeting a more lucrative market. Thanks John You’ll prime their brain to think about their loved one. I was just offered a job in an insurance company here in Nigeria and your tips are quite excellent. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and encouragement. That way you can better understand how to mimic those behaviors and experience your own success. Even to this day, you have agents that will go out and actually prospect cold for appointments, whether that’s house-to-house or business-to-business. If you’re selling non-1-call-close products like annuities, you may spend time after appointments developing proposals for your prospects. You never know what you’re going to see! When someone is ready to buy, let them do it. We’re not going to survive with a bunch of price-checkers. Because of that, they respect people that call on them because they understand the nerve it takes to do so. Great quote at the end of the video! I think this goes beyond #14. The intriguing stories used, gets the points of the book across and the reader thinking. Thanks a lot to sharing your experience..Now I’m very confident to sell insurance policy to anyone……looking forward to more tips, New agent thanks alot the tips were very useful. People will actually relate better to you if they feel like you’re still on their side. Let’s talk about some of the different ways one can make a living learning how to sell insurance. Every day is a battle in the field with your prospects. He talks commonly about how people in this business fail out because they don’t fully commit. While business influencers like Gary Vaynerchuk understandably give these passive income opportunities significant flack, the truth is the insurance business is the ORIGINAL passive income opportunity. Would I be able to start my own business like that or would I initially have to with one company and gain some experience before working for mom's brokerage? Here is what you need to know to be successful. For 9 years… nine years… Ben sold this way until a manager noticed his talent and told him: “Stop. Don’t discount that there is a process. Need some ideas for selling value? The beautiful thing about learning how to sell insurance is you can level up your career as you gain experience and confidence. If you have contempt… if you DON’T like the people you’re selling to… OR if you don’t like people in general…. Great article just want I need to get into the insurance biz,thankz alot. I’ve had the young agent concerns for weeks now. I’m at a position where I’m effectively semi-retired, and I’m young (35 years old as of February 2020). I have read your article regarding on how to be effective in selling insurance and all I can say is it’s perfectly awesome. Pick the straight commission route as quickly as possible. Successful insurance agents are aware of the price for success. It’s rare to find life insurance leads that are low-cost and high quality. Long-term care is designed to pay a nursing home or assisted living facility if the insured requires 24/7 hospitalization. Thankyou, this article is very informative. Many career agencies like New York Life and Northwestern Mutual utilize this insurance prospecting strategy to find new business opportunities. These 5 character traits – a service orientation, self-discipline, consistency, persistence, and an activity-orientation – are all you need to have long-term success in learning how to sell insurance. That business was recruiting insurance agents to sell final expense and other products. Given enough time and focus, you can literally passively generate six figures in income from selling insurance. Selling is as much an art as it is a science. Hi John, thank you very much for the tips they really helped me a lot. Hi David, Matt F. here; I've read two of your books, watched several of your YouTube videos & find the content very insightful & inspiring. Written by John F. Carroll on June 14, 2016. Remember that your biggest competition is the man looking back at you in the mirror. Then, I’ll share my opinions on which is compensation program is best for new insurance agents. Now, is it easy to just flip the switch and make it rain money? In Corporate America, your employer holds the puppet strings to your career. In fact, there is more pressure to do so now than ever before. Because it’s designed to give new agents a financial boost in getting up and running selling insurance. Thanks! If there exists objections, we rebuttal any concerns and continue asking for the sale. I love direct mail leads for final expense. Because the number of presentations determines their financial position over the long haul. Carriers In fact, it’s a good idea to research what the best paying insurance jobs are as a part of your due diligence. If you’ve always wanted to own your own business… if you’ve wanted the benefits of entrepreneurship provides like freedom and income maximization… the insurance business offers it. And I always wonder how possible it is to just walk up to someone or go to offices yo sell insurance. They apply themselves with a simple product, see the people, and rinse and repeat. What if you come across a cross-selling opportunity? It’ll make you look inexperienced to someone who has followed the market for years. And top producers discipline themselves to accept that. After the client agrees our product is the superior choice (they tell us that), we make the offer and close. And if you are one: Follow these 21 tips to be an inexperienced but insanely successful insurance salesperson: According to insurer Qantas, obviously, if you dress more professionally clients are more likely to take you seriously. Wait until you can chalk up a year’s worth of experience selling your primary product before looking to cross-sell. I know that I love this job. Wishing all the Best. Surviving means being persistent despite the odds. Thanks, looking forward to our talk, available tomorrow morning 08 to 10 (Pacific). One we build rapport, formally introduce ourselves, and collect preliminary information, we present and position what we offer. This book really help me a lot interacting to others since i am a shy type, quiet person. Just depends on how you work the details out. You’re told when to work, who to work with, and what to say, regardless of whether or not you believe in the company’s mission and products. That way they know if they hang up they’re opening the door to a bunch more calls from you… I have no idea if that’d work but it’s worth a try. Indeed John, if one truly love what he or she does for a living, no matter how peanut the income may be, u sure will succeed. Hi Bernice, Thanks for the feedback and I wish you the best of luck in the business! I’m 1 1/2 yrs into this industry and I can relate to your 21 points. Thanks,I shall introduce this to our new marketing agents. While frustrating at times, I decided that selling insurance was still a LOT better than selling something that I didn’t believe in. But when you’re the sharpest dressed person in the office your coworkers and your boss will take you more seriously and most importantly, you’ll take yourself more seriously! To succeed in insurance sales, one must be a self-starter. 1.how do i get the potatial prospects To help young insurance salespeople be successful and encourage hiring agents to consider young and inexperienced applicants, pop over to this site to find an agency who is a role model for others. I truely appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge with all of us. According to learnbonds, if you want to relate to a more mature and professional audience, follow the stock market. It can free you to do so much that you would not normally be able to do when you work for somebody else. (brand new agent). My ambition to be rich as an insurance agent if I work hard learn skills do u think I will start earning 6 figure salaries before I hit 40 ? Reliance life insurance. I see this as a new support. thanks John sir, im’new to the industry though still finding it hard to know how to ask my first questions on insurance in Nigeria. When I got back in the insurance business, I vowed that I would follow what always had worked and stop screwing with the system. Have an answer for every possible question. Business assets can also be at risk when owners or key persons in the business become ill or pass away. Let’s talk about how an insurance salesman gets paid. -John. Selling is hard if u talk & impose your beliefs. The insurance industry happens to be amongst the industries that are highly regulated in the United States of America and of course all over the world. Blog. I'm preparing to take my Life and Accident Insurance Exam this upcoming June. So I decided to leverage a lead generation system that put me in front of interested prospects. which questions can i ask the client? All these daily battles add up month over month, year over year. If your inexperience makes you feel inadequate as a salesperson then find a way to get around it. I have joint an insurancr company and .this article has helped me a lot…now I clearly know how to handle my clients… Thank so So soo much! It hasn’t been easy selling insurance policies here in Nigeria. September 22, 2014 at 3:08 pm This is an insurance marketing organization that may be a good fit on helping you learn how to start selling insurance. The second way is the “multi-call close.”. Unfortunately I have fallen down the same path and I am starting to believe price is what sells insurance, WRONG time to change. Once agents finish their appointments, they go home or to the office and process paperwork and applications. Im starting the insurance business based in Kenya. Get into the business market. Don’t spew features on your clients; identify their needs and satisfy them. They are: These products don’t pay a high commission the first year. It’s part of the process. – the more people you talk to, the more opportunities for business. And I know agents across the country in different niches that sell different insurance products. Exide Life Insurance India, September 6, 2014 at 2:11 am | #, Hi John. There’s one agent selling insurance successfully named Christopher Westfall. These policies are “simplified issue.” This means no medical exams required. You can write your own check. Read books about sales, listen to sales audio tapes, go to seminars about sales. Whereas, with Medicare, you’re probably going to get paid $1,500 total if you can keep it on the books for six years. Therefore, it’s VITAL that YOU interview the insurance agency, as much as they interview you. You also can decide which market is best to target. I can’t thank you enough. After reading this article, my inner man is renewed. November 11, 2014 at 11:08 pm Every company is different with how they sell and close. I’m very interested in reading more information that you have provided. Even when I failed out of the business, I persevered. You want prospects to see you know your stuff because you’re a bit worried about it yourself. The disappointment we all face, the rejection we experience. Of course, it depends on the product sold. Do you express agreement by saying things like, “Gotcha”, “Right on” or “For Sure”? As an insurance salesperson, your purpose in life is hitting your activity goals EVERY DAY. –FE Telesales Glad to hear Trevor. September 30, 2014 at 10:30 am As a young or inexperienced salesperson, there’s always an impulse to demonstrate your knowledge. Once again thank you for your help. Venkat Like the same baseball team? If you want to be successful, you must force yourself to do the things that successful agents do, and unsuccessful agents won't or don't do. Working for Corporate America, I found I was selling a product I didn’t like or believe in, but I had to do it anyway to support my family. Then, I tell and show them reasons why my insurance product is the superior choice. Compared to Medicare Supplement leads, direct mails great, but telemarketing works well, too. In many cases, total commission over time for renewal products is GREATER than first-year commission from first-year payout driven products. This is a great read! September 12, 2015 at 2:09 am I found it very refreshing and I will like you to keep on transforming life through your amazing ideas. During each sales call, we spend time getting to know the prospect. And the great thing is there’s not a lot of competition in seminar marketing, as most people list fear of public speaking above fear of death. Beyond 1-on-1 sales, you can prospect for insurance in group settings. Second, since your sphere of influence is more inclined to help you, many will provide more referrals than your average prospect. At first, I just did what I was told, like a good soldier. However, there are definite pros to doing it, so let’s dive in. If you know a young insurance salesperson please pass this article along to them. November 12, 2015 at 5:41 am The good news is that a career in selling insurance is a fantastic opportunity, providing the EXACT opposite from a corporate job. The ONLY reason that I’ve gotten to this point is because of the hard work I put in up front. its an interesting one and I hope I will b able to practice all .thanks once more, September 8, 2015 at 1:08 am and faith in yourself! It happens more commonly than you’d think. By the end of this section, you’ll have a better idea of what kind of insurance marketing works best for your goals. I briefly mentioned him in “Part 5” of this guide. Simply put, Medicare Supplements cover much of what Original Medicare doesn’t. Let’s break down the top  reasons to start a career selling insurance. Thanks so much – Already put this site on my list of daily visits! Sriparna Guha Roy As a reminder, seeing insurance prospects IS the cornerstone to success of insurance salesmen. Thanks I now have tips on how to make it in the industry as a young marketer. Like How to anticipate less and to overcome anxiety/fear when marketing as a new female agent. If you don’t do that, the potential for failure is HUGE. think I can really do it now . Nice! As a new agent, it is overwhelming learning even one product, let alone multiple products. As a sales rep, it’s important to constantly want to learn new strategies and techniques that can help you in your selling efforts. They weren’t dealing with the best of the best or the VIP clients. | #. You may even consider asking to do a ride-along to see how the business is like in front of prospects. Whether you want to make an average or exceptional income doesn’t matter. If your prospect doesn’t use those terms it’s harder to earn their trust when you do. You can do the same, too, for many insurance markets. And as you imagined, multi-call closing takes several meetings before achieving commitment. After you’ve qualified someone by asking if they follow the market, ask something like, “What sectors do you think are going to do the best in the next quarter?”. Thanks!! I appreciate the nice words, too. You can research different insurance agencies very quickly. What’s unique are the people we deal with. How to Be Successful in Life and Your Career Let these six recommendations help you achieve success. I believe you have are doing a great thing for yourself, other agents, and our country. Convince them you will and the job is yours. In this brief, to-the-point book, you’ll learn 101 ways to be successful in selling yourself, a … The most successful agencies are those who understand the importance of how time management impacts their business. You’re very welcome. hope you will help me. There’s a lot of examples of insurance salesmen with mediocre intelligence doing really well, because they work hard. You can only spend about 5% of your presentation as a consultant and 95% would apply to the #21 sales tips described. I have recently moved to a new area and dont know anyone, I found the marketing tips very helpful. You haven’t crossed over to the “insurance salesman” side. | #. Before selling insurance, I never had a real job. dea sir I just wanted to rebut your idea of the mid-life crisis thought processes. Sell insurance to business owners.”. I am 42 and have been looking for a career change after 17 years in a manufacturing management position. Hoping I can catch on and not get replaced. It just depends. | #, Thanks Ms. Norbert. That’s fine, as I wasn’t comfortable with it either. I am hoping to start with Symmetry Financial Group this week I hope I made the right choice. Everything in that book is just as relevant today as it was 75 years ago. Ultimately, I failed out of the business inside of a year. -John. Do you do any videos? Glad you liked the article. Keep well Nadeem safe . thanks alot, September 16, 2015 at 4:35 pm Now, if you don’t have preset appointments, agents will work purchased or self-generated insurance leads. Prepare yourself and go get it. What kind of video would you like to see? Medicare products like Medicare Supplements or Medicare Advantage, and, It’s a mass market with millions of prospects. The ability to determine your own schedule. Let’s detail them all. Funny it is, you mention my favorite book “How to Win friends and influence people”. The mortgage protection market is great because we target prospects experiencing a major life event. You can sell term insurance to all different kinds of markets. He gets referred business from a couple of a Fortune 100 companies. Get Your License Beautiful article just going into insurance marketing business but am afraid to face people. | #. I’ve seen excellent results cold prospecting to businesses. Hello John, It’s a shame people are buying insurance based on price and not protection Their sales processes are sealed tight and rock-solid. And that is my common problem. Insurance exams are extensive, so take it seriously and study hard. My goal is to do a warm transfer so we can quote them right away. In some circumstances, they’ve preset their appointments. I failed at my job interview today to be a car insurance salesman. Nityanand koli-LIC OF INDIA See u in MDRT 2017 Orlando USA . operations are to be ignored, but solved through a free-exchange of ideas. And important personal relationships can permanently break. For example, maybe you’re selling final expense and interested in annuity sales because the first year commission on average is multiples higher. (You can read that article here) It’s been one of the most popular articles I’ve … I started thinking I was SMARTER than the sales and marketing system that I was taught. If at all possible, get lunch with them to talk about their experiences. Just started in the insurance industry and this article has help me a lot. I have an interview tmmrw and this gave me some insight. Please reach out if I can continue to help in any way. I have a special respect for Insurance industry and proud to join this industry. Below are 4 selling insurance tips I’ve discovered I’d like to share with you. The Ronald Reagan reference is great. Then, you take a test at a local testing facility. Either way, you decide how to go about doing so. The opposite of a first-year commission-driven product is a renewal-driven product. Keep learning and pushing forward and you’ll have your own successful agency when all your buddies are still trying to figure out how to get a job! It takes time, investment, and energy. Read “How To Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. Company can identify this need and provide a solution that can protect the business, its assets, its staff and of course its owners. In fact, every single policy I write is double-checked by the owner of the agency.”. It’s definitely a funny video, with a couple great points. The con is that it is cold calling! Thanks a lot John. I’ve been in restaurant management and the restaurant just closed! I’ve witnessed a lot of new salespeople shoot themselves in the foot because they didn’t know when to shut up. December 12, 2014 at 11:28 pm Thank you John! Develop an ACTIONABLE plan to follow through. The second part of an insurance sales presentation centers around fact-finding or “pre-qualifying.”. I’m 21, started in the insurance industry at 18 but came back now after college. I had long used these and many other tips in my earlier years in the field and they helped me to become an outstanding producer. 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