If you happen to be one of the myriad of the unemployed, you can rest assured that you aren’t alone. Or, rather, you can be secure in the knowledge that you’re not alone, but it’s hard to say that anybody without a job is honestly “resting assured.” Particularly if you’ve fallen on hard times as an insurance agent, banker, lawyer, or somebody who’s worked in the finance arena before, you really should consider trying to sell life insurance.
Particularly for those of Gen X and before, there’s certainly a bit of a stigma surrounding the life insurance agent. Prior to the advent of technology and the life insurance boom, they were stereotyped as shady characters with briefcases going door to door attempting to peddle their wares. Even worse, the wares that they peddled were often tainted – in the seventies particularly, there were a rash of life insurance agencies that turned out to be scams. So it’s no surprise that life insurance agents don’t have the best reputation in the world when it comes to being reliable and selling good products.
The flip side to this, though, is the current reality. Life insurance hasn’t just become more reliable, it’s also become more complex and more of a necessity. Millions of people are purchasing life insurance these days, and the complexity of it means that they need a trusted agent to guide them through the loopholes. Another thing about life insurance is that it’s one of the few insurances that really requires interpersonal interaction with an agent – most home and auto companies have gone largely online in the current era, allowing clients to choose what they want with a click of a mouse.
The thing about life insurance is that it’s much more nuanced, and people are generally a lot less knowledgeable about preparing for what might happen in the case of an accidental – or eventual – death and the monies that need to be secured in order to keep their loved ones safe and their debts paid. This is where a good life insurance agent is invaluable – and better yet, the life insurance companies are hiring.
It’s true. Even in this shaky job market, life insurance companies are scooping up agents by the thousands in order to better market their wares to a burgeoning market. So if you’re looking for a second job, or even a primary job to help get you through these tough times with some cash in your pocket, consider selling life insurance. Better yet, you’ll be able to help folks in need who might not otherwise be able to navigate the loopholes of insurance on their own. It’s a service to you and a service to them!