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Is a Life Insurance Agent a lucrative career in 2013?

I am debating becoming life insurance agent. Good idea or bad idea? It would be a career change from a software sales representative. I need to make about $150k in the coming years.

Asked By: Holy..cow! - 2/20/2013
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Answered By: StephenWeinstein - 2/20/2013
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Opinion: It sucks to do this for a living. Imagine calling people for 50 years trying to sell them this? 150K a year ? HA? What drug sites have you been looking at? Did you get an email or a call to sell insurance - that's a scam silly goose.
Answered By: Silly Goose - 2/20/2013
 
It is a good job, but you have to work very hard. Do not get disheartened, if response is not good from a number of persons. Keep on trying, you will succeed. Learn the systems, various schemes thoroughly and should be in a position to reply An advantage is that you may get commission on the future premium paid by the... More
Answered By: smahadevan39 - 2/20/2013
 
It is very difficult being a one product (life) agent and in the current down market $150K p/yr is not a realistic commission based salary especially for a newcomer to the industry.
Answered By: Bill - 2/20/2013
 
That's a reasonable expectation if you're good...just not out of the gate.
Answered By: Insurance Pickle.com - 2/20/2013
 
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