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Best way to get more insurance clients

How to attract new insurance clients for insurance agent

Being an insurance agent is not the easiest job in the world by any measure. While a good salary in most places, being an insurance agent can be very taxing, tiring, and redundant at times. And while it’s great and quite enjoyable to get to meet and interact with new people frequently, if you are responsible for getting your own insurance clients and leads then the job could easily become quite difficult and discouraging – especially for those that work strictly on, majority commission or their job depends on consistently new clients.

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Here are some TIPS that work if you’re an insurance agent looking for new clients.

1.    Cold calling – while by no means the easiest or most enjoyable, it can be effective. However, in consideration of modern telecommunications and law, it’s important to ensure you are not attempting to contact anyone on a ‘do not call list’. This leads us to our next point and suggestion.

2.    Rely on third party approved lists, and determine whether or not your employer or management at work is willing to pay for it. Do your research, and come up with a proposal to attempt to sell the idea to management if the idea seems valid. And if you’re on your own, try to find package deals and explore your options, always considering other quote offers. Sometimes, the internet can be your best friend.

3.    Referral is a huge tool and benefit to doing good business as an insurance agent, so do your best to always dress and behave professionally, going above and beyond for each of your clients. Send a kind holiday card, check in on things, and don’t try to upsell your current, loyal customers if avoidable.

4.    Network with other professionals and insurance agents like you. Whether it’s splitting commissions, sharing ideas, or relying on one another for updated information, you can never have too many friends.

5.    Attend local, relevant meets of fellow insurance agents to explore your options, network, and meet with prospective, future partners, clients, or lead systems and contacts.

6.    Consider creating your own website or blog, and adding it to your business card.

7.    Last but not least, while it might seem ‘old fashion’, consider the investment of placing an ad in the local newspaper and or phonebook. Believe it or not, plenty of people still use both of these enough to most likely make them a worthwhile investment for you in the long run.

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Is insurance adjuster a good job? Is it the most stressful hard job?

Determining whether or not an insurance adjuster is a “good job” is quite dependent on the individual him or herself, the field of insurance they’re operating in, and often the geographical assignment areas involved.

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For some, employees love being a car-insurance adjuster, as they often get to travel, do “investigation-like”, work in examining a vehicle or accident scene, collecting witness testimony, interacting with law officials, and more!

Some adjusters on the other hand that work with say house-insurance, or even corporate insurance might find their jobs especially emotionally taxing, redundant, and frequently very stressful. Understandably, the more money that is involved, the higher the likelihood that the job will be more stressful.

Of course, determining whether or not being an insurance adjuster is the right job for you also depends on your personality. For example, your social skills, communication and professional characteristics, willingness to both give people the benefit of the doubt, as well as call someone (a client or subject) out in the event in which they are caught lying, exaggerating, or perhaps attempting to create insurance fraud.

Many people try and stick to many types of jobs for different reasons. For those that are educated in business or other relevant academic-studies based on public policy or law, might find this type of work especially insightful, and even beneficial to enhancing their legal knowledge. On the flipside, someone with extended or continuing education in the areas of law and policy might especially enjoy their job, and find themselves at an advantage – as well as in a position to be frequently promoted to higher, or leadership roles.


According to statistics, insurance adjusters in the United States make a median income of approximately $45-55K per year. Unfortunately for some agencies, individuals are forced to work overtime or on holidays without special pay. Of course, as in most cases, an hourly rate is most desirable. It’s also worth noting that like with most careers, pay can be based on the entity, government, or organization, the nature of the business, and it’s revenue or employee capacity.

Ultimately, whether or not being an insurance adjuster is the career for you might also boil down to who it is you’re representing (or what side your own), your internal sense of ethics, morals, and perhaps the ability to separate your work-life from your home life. Such a principal is noteworthy since some insurance-adjusters are on-call, or work unruly, and even double-shifts if necessary during, for example, extreme climate conditions – might it be winter weather, or other natural disasters, in which would understandably sky-rocket insurance claims within the same period.

It’s not a widely known fact, but a lot of people actually start off pursuing a career as an insurance or policy adjuster for the sake of getting experience in law and policy, to further their careers in a different direction later on in life.

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