is it common to buy your own life insurance leads when employed at a life insurance company?
I read job reviews of 3 people complaining about paying for their own life insurance leads, after being told that the company had leads. I interviewed before with this company when I knew nothing sales leads and training companies who specialize in being a better sales agent. Does this make sense?
Asked By: adam d - 10/12/2011
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
As a life insurance agent, you are considered an independent contractor. That means that you are responsible for the cost of running your own business. This does usually include leads. I only personally know of one insurance company that actually provides leads for its agents: American Income Life and their affiliates... More
Answered By: Amaya Forever - 10/13/2011
Additional Answers (3)
Well, it is - but buying leads doesn't make you any more successful. There's a ripoff artist outfit out there, that actually recruits YOU to buy THEIR leads at $20 a pop, and sell for their company!! Look, life insurance sales has about a 95% washout rate. It's just d**n hard.
Answered By: mbrcatz - 10/12/2011
You will lose so much money trying to buy leads for life insurance. I agree with the other poster, life insurance is really just too hard of a sale. I do property and casualty. Think of the people you know really quickly in like 10 sec. How many of them would you guess have life insurance? Now think of those same... More
Answered By: JonahsWhaleFakeName - 10/12/2011
Unless you are getting a w2 you are not an employee so yes very common to buy your own leads
Answered By: Calvin C - 10/12/2011
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Work At Home Jobs Make $87/HR, Jobs Seen On TV. Jobs Hiring Now
Drive Your Car - Make up to $600 Per Weekend. Work When You Want.
Up to $47/hr Part-Time Job Openings. Free Schedule, No Scam. Start Now
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.