8 Ways Being a Farm Bureau Agent Improves Work-Life Balance

June 11, 2021


For many, each year seems to get a little harder to maintain that perfect work-life balance, as well as continue to grow and excel professionally. At Farm Bureau Financial Services, we understand how crucial that balance is, and that’s why being an insurance agent at Farm Bureau allows you to manage your business with flexibility. Here are 8 ways becoming a Farm Bureau agent improves work-life balance.

1. You Can Control Your Own Schedule

Late nights at the office or quality time with your friends and family? You have the flexibility to choose what’s most important to you when you become a Farm Bureau insurance agent. Farm Bureau agents are their own bosses and create their own schedules, so balancing work and home life is easier. Some days will require more or less hours than others, depending on client/member needs and deadlines, but the hard work is offset with the freedom of having a flexible schedule.

2. You Will Be Able to Build Relationships

Flexible work schedules mean Farm Bureau agents don’t have to spend every moment in the office. They spend less time traveling and chasing leads and more time building relationships within their communities. And, because some of this may happen from the comfort of home, you will have more time with your loved ones.

3. You May Have More Money to Spend on Hobbies

Farm Bureau agents are paid a commission on the products they sell, so there is no limit on how much an agent can earn. It’s a simple principle: The more you sell, the more you earn. Don’t forget, the cash bonuses you qualify for may be the perfect opportunity to invest in a hobby you enjoy outside of work or on an experience with loved ones.

4. You Have the Opportunity to See the Country and World

The top 15% of our agents qualify for incentive travel, including All American, Super All American and Pacesetters, some of Farm Bureau’s most exclusive clubs. Membership in these clubs is reserved for the best of the best, as agents will enjoy incredible destinations like New York, Montreal and the Bahamas. When you become an agent, you and your loved ones won’t want to miss out on these exclusive benefits.

5. You Will Meet a lot of People

Farm Bureau agents are considered leaders within their communities by networking, building relationships, volunteering and getting involved in the neighborhood. What does this mean for you work-life balance? When people recognize you as a trusted resource within the community, you’re able to streamline the process of gaining client/members, freeing up time for the people and hobbies you love.

6. You Will Continue to Learn and Grow

Farm Bureau values continued education and engaging in meaningful professional learning experiences. It’s the reason why we invest in the training and education of each new agent. Our agents come from all types of professional backgrounds, from sales and marketing to education. No matter what your experience may be, when you choose to join our team, we’ll equip you with the right tools and resources to learn the ins and outs of insurance.

7.  You’ll Never Work the Same Day Twice

Goodbye to set hours and “typical” days! As a Farm Bureau agent, your day could range from identifying gaps in coverage through a Farm Bureau SuperCheck to arriving at the scene when the unexpected happens. But no matter where the day takes you, you’ll enjoy an exciting business centered on protecting your community members when they need it most.

8. Building a Successful Business Is Exciting

Increased levels of job stress and unhappiness can quickly lead to burnout. When you join the Farm Bureau team, our hope is that you feel a great satisfaction from the work that you do, and thus, it leads to a happier and more fulfilling life.

Take Charge

From the Farm Bureau family to yours, enjoy YOU time! To take charge of your business and life, connect with us to learn how you can get started as a Farm Bureau insurance agent.