When you’re thinking about becoming an independent agent, your mind is full of “what ifs.”
One should be: What if you don’t make a change?
What if you’re a producer (whether captive or independent) and your agency is sold, or the principal agent retires or dies? What if your commissions get cut? Or your rates go up?
Does this agent’s experience sound familiar to you?
Other what-ifs are about the uncertainty if you do make a change:
- What if you can’t get appointed with enough carriers to have options for your customers?
- What if you can’t get in front of enough prospects?
- What if you can’t meet a company’s production requirements and you lose a key carrier?
- What about the time it takes to build up your income?
- Do you have enough savings to get through the inevitably lean first year?
As you saw with Justin, Firefly can solve many of your what-ifs. You can get lots of carriers, no production requirements, high commissions, and lots of options for your customers.
But some of your what-ifs are solely up to you to work out. For example, whatever path you decide to take, your success will depend on your ability to to get in front of new prospects regularly.
You might love to run your own agency, but if you lack the financial resources to get it off the ground, it would be a bad idea to try it.
Yes, there are lots of challenges to being a successful insurance agent. One of our founders says this is a good thing. After all, “If it were easy to run an agency, everyone would do it!” But you don’t have to figure it out alone.
We’ve talked with hundreds of people who’ve asked themselves the same questions as you. This means we have the experience and information that you need.
So tell us what your own what-ifs are. Ask us what Firefly can do to help.
We’re not going to tout ourselves as “the biggest” or “the best.” (How can anyone say that without knowing what you want, anyway?)
We will answer you honestly, and we’ll ask you some additional questions so you can make the right decision for yourself.
That’s our promise to you. We look forward to hearing from you!
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