If you are just looking to make big bucks and aren't interested in helping people improve their financial future don't bother. Be prepared to work long days the first few months to get yourself established. Limited income in training, but worth it in the long run.
Answered - Advisor (Former Employee) - Fort Worth, TX
1. Have $15-25k in savings. Your first two years will be tough, and there will be times that you have nothing left after payroll and office expenses.
2. If you're an introvert by nature, be ready to fake it until you make it. A huge part of your job will be prospecting, so you had better learn to be at ease with talking to rank strangers.
3. You will be licensed as a fiduciary. That's a big deal - too few in the industry are. Take it seriously. Do the right thing at all times.
Answered - Financial Advisor (Former Employee) - Virginia Beach, VA
Be honest, and open minded.
Answered - Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) - Fort Worth, TX