Growing Your Business: What You Get as a Farm Bureau Agent
April 27, 2018
A lot goes into starting your own business, and when you decide to become an insurance agent, it’s not just about being your own boss, setting your own schedule or contacting potential clients. Although all of these things are important, there are many other components new business owners might not think of on their own. That’s why Farm Bureau Financial Services provides new agents countless opportunities for support when they’re building their insurance business from the ground up.
With Farm Bureau, you won’t have to stress about every single detail at the start of your new business because we’ll help you through it. We want you to focus on what matters most - protecting your clients’ livelihoods and futures. When you’re starting out and for the years to come, our team of insurance professionals will be by your side to answer any questions and challenges you may have.
Financial Support for New Agents
Along with the commission you’ll receive from selling insurance, our developing agent commission program also pays agents for completing property-casualty and life insurance goals. This is our way of helping you settle into the insurance industry and hit the ground running.
Did you know that on average, a first-year Farm Bureau agent makes 56 percent more than other sales people?* Because our agents sell multiple lines of insurance, there is a potential to earn more by being able to help clients with a variety of insurance needs - auto, home, life, fixed annuities and more.
Agency Managers Provide One-On-One Assistance
When you become an insurance agent, it’s important to have a professional mentor who can help you through situations. Farm Bureau assigns each new insurance agent an Agency Manager who will be there to answer any questions or provide additional resources you might need. Forming a great relationship with a mentor not only lets you get to know more people within the insurance industry, but, additionally, it allows you to always to have someone to turn to when you’re in need of advice.
Your Personalized Agent Website
We provide a personalized website to each of our insurance agents to help your potential clients learn more about you and the insurance products you offer. This website is a great opportunity to showcase your involvement in the community, highlighting how you are helping members in your local community. After all, being a successful insurance agent revolves around helping your friends and neighbors.
Another reason to start a website with a personal agent profile is because many consumers search for insurance options online before reaching out for more information. If you have a website, you’ll have all the information potential clients are looking for. Be sure to include these top 5 things insurance agents should put on their website:
- Elevator pitch
- Quality content
- Examples of your work
- Contact information
Ongoing Training for Continual Support
As a new agent, your Agency Manager will be your main source of new information, but we have many other training options as well. When you join Farm Bureau, you will always know the latest trends in the insurance industry and stay up-to-date with any important information.
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned agent, there’s always an opportunity for you to learn something new at Farm Bureau! We provide our insurance agents with online learning courses and in-person training opportunities, including Academy Training, to help you take the next step in growing your business.
Join an Encouraging Team That Wants to Help You Succeed
When you combine our financial, marketing and training support and your hard work, you will have all the tools you need to grow a successful insurance business at Farm Bureau. If you want to join a company that sets you up for great results and will support you along your journey of becoming an insurance agent, consider joining the team! Now is the perfect time to get started as an agent since we’re offering new team members a $5,000 sign-on bonus when they earn the Series 6 and 63 licenses during our Agent Development Program. Click “Get Started” below to learn more about the endless opportunities.