Pros: can earn lots of money from commission, flexible schedule, monthly bonuses, can become licensed for anything whenever, lots of companies to work with
Cons: no leads, 100% commission, no benefits, you are pretty much on your own
In this job you need to develop a client base for people with insurance and investments (financial advisory). Unlike most jobs in the industry, you can work with 100s of companies instead of just the company you work for (and compensation is not reduced). However, working on full commission is difficult. Especially when you are in charge of doing everything. – more... That means you call/ meet clients to book appointments, meet face to face to offer financial consultations, and make recommendations based on clients needs. This is the hardest part of the job because you need to do everything you can to meet people interested in doing insurance/ investment business with you. The plus side of this is that if you can build and maintain a big enough client base, their is a lot of potential compensation.
The best part of the job by far is the co-workers. The team of people I work with are brilliant and hardworking. They are very helpful in giving advice and assisting with sales. They are very much so team oriented. This allows you to work with others who are licensed to do something that you can't do. Management is also great and there for you whenever you need it.
If you like working in this field than this is a much better position than any company can offer because you are independent. It's just like I tell my clients... "I work FOR YOU not for some insurance company, therefore I will spend my due diligence in finding the perfect product for you." – less