How Can You Consistently Close ‘9 Out Of 10’ Life Insurance Prospects?

While most agents and advisors seem to think that closing sales with ‘9 Out Of 10’ people you see is impossible… if you know the ‘insider secrets’ it’s actually very easy! 

During my 7 years as a personal producer I was able to consistently close ‘9 Out of 10’ people I met with. That is one of the reasons my son Jeremy and I are being called the ‘9 Out Of 10 Guys’. (My Media Consultant, the legendary Forrest Wallace Cato came up with that phrase when we first started the Insurance Pro Shop in 2000)

And, ‘No’, I wasn’t a pushy salesperson. I didn’t use any of the traditional 101 closing techniques still being taught today. My lapse rate was below 5%. 

And, I didn’t replace other insurance policies in the home.

By the way, if you talk to most of the leading producers in our industry you’ll find that they are closing sales with ‘9 out of 10’ people they meet with.  It’s because they know and practice the ‘insider secrets’ I’m about to reveal to you. So, what I did wasn’t really anything special.

However, the fact that my sons and I have been able to help ‘9 Out Of 10’ agents and advisors to become significantly better at identifying and attracting the ‘RIGHT’ life insurance prospects to them, and those agents and advisors are now closing a much higher percentage of their life insurance sales calls, is what makes our training unique and very special.  Read More

If You Want To Sell More Life Insurance… Then Start Making A Difference!

If you want to truly succeed today selling insurance, annuities and your financial services, then it’s time to for you to focus on making a difference in your clients’ lives, instead of just making a sale!

“Approach each customer with the idea of helping him or her solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service.”
Brian Tracy

You can make a difference by using all that you are, all you have learned, and all you have experienced, to help your clients to better their lives.

You can be better, and you can make the lives of your clients better. Read More

Stop Following The Herd… “Become The Life Insurance Sales Leader You Were Meant To Be”  And You’ll Start Making Real Money!

From the time we’re old enough to walk, we’re told to work hard, think for ourselves and above all else, never succumb to peer pressure.

Yet, as we grow older and less confident in ourselves and abilities, we find it’s easier to simply follow along with what everyone else is doing – a phenomenon known as the “Herd Mentality!”

This “Herd Mentality” is obvious when it comes to the fashionable clothes we wear, the expensive cars we drive, the number of credit cards we use, the large homes we buy and where and how we invest our money. Like clueless cows led to the slaughter – we simply follow what everyone else is doing.  The result is we all of a sudden wake up one day to discover that we’re in debt and broke.

The same phenomenon is also apparent on how we are building our financial practice. We are simply following what everyone else is doing… calling on our friends and family, cold calling businesses, running ads in the newspaper, using direct mail, purchasing leads or learning the latest, hot, new product or sales concept.

If these insurance prospecting and sales ideas actually worked for most people, then why are 90% of today’s agents, advisors and planners struggling year in and year out to make a mediocre living.

If you’re tired of struggling like the rest of the herd,
then you must stop following the herd.
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There Are Only Two Ways To Acquire Wisdom! Ben Franklin Told Me So!

Ben Frankin said…

“There are two ways to acquire wisdom; you can either buy it or borrow it. By buying it, you pay full price in terms of time and cost to learn the lessons you need to learn. By borrowing it, you go to those men and women who have already paid the price to learn the lessons and get their wisdom from them.”

Find the people who have already done what you want to do! Then get their input, advice, and guidance… and follow it! You will save yourself the months or years, and the thousands of dollars it would cost to learn what you need to learn by trying to go it alone.

Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Download my free report.

Jeremy Nason, RFC is the co-founder of the Insurance Pro Shop™ -“The first affordable, full-service insurance marketing and sales resource center for today’s Financial Pro, and Found Money Management™a system dedicated to helping Middle-Income Families to ‘Live Debt Free and Truly Wealthy!’ For more articles visit his blog!

Why Found Money Management™ Is The Leading Life Insurance Sales System In The Insurance Industry!

Would you agree that most financial advisors are indeed lucky today, if they are able to earn $30,000 to $40,000 per year (after expenses) selling cash value life insurance?

What if in 30-60 days from today you could be earning $30,000 to $40,000 per month, instead of $30,000 to $40,000 per year? What would it mean to your family… your career… your life?

Do you really want to double and triple your income in 2018? Then you must understand why most financial advisors are struggling today selling cash value life insurance (or any product). And, why so many advisors are investing in the Found Money ManagementTool Kit.

The main problem today is that most financial advisors were never taught an effective marketing (lead generation) system that would identify and attract a consistent flow of the ‘IDEAL’ life insurance leads to them. When they first entered this business, they were taught to approach everyone they knew (Project 100), to make some sales appointments and they were given a script to memorize, to ask for referrals. For a few advisors this worked and they’ve gone on to be very successful in this industry. Read More

How to Make Your Life Insurance Sales Soar In 2018

During the past four decades, many of the major insurance companies, investment houses, banks, marketing companies, agencies, agents and advisors appear to have forgotten what made the financial services industry ultra-successful throughout the past century. They’ve gotten away from serving middle-income families, and are now focused on chasing after the more affluent prospects. Just look at the new and hottest life insurance sales ideas, sales systems and products. They all revolve around finding people that already have large amounts of money, and then trying to convince those people to invest in cash value insurance, annuities, or in the stock market. The problem is that 90 percent of the financial services industry is chasing after 20 percent of the population, so there’s a lot of competition.

An advisor trying to increase their life insurance sales would be wise to put him or herself in the middle of the middle-income market. If you talk to the leading life insurance producers, they’ll tell you that becoming successful in life insurance sales is about building a “bread and butter” market. It’s about serving average people, to bring in consistent sales. They’ll tell you that’s how they built their business, and it’s why they are consistently at the very top of the industry.

Here are just a few of the reasons why you want to be working in the middle-income market: Read More

How To Be In Front Of Your ‘IDEAL’ Life Insurance Prospects!

Ever since we introduced the Insurance Pro Shop in November of 1999, we’ve been helping agents all across the country, to recognize that prospecting doesn’t have to be hard, frustrating or expensive. If you’ll take the time to learn the ‘Insider Secrets’ to properly and effectively market your services in your local community and make a few minor changes and apply some simple techniques… “You can be in front of more of your ‘IDEAL’ life insurance prospects in one month than most agents will see in an entire year.”

Some agents have quickly grasped our message, immediately applied the techniques we recommended. In a matter of only a month or so, they’ve been able to double and triple their commissions and/or fees to $15,000 – $30,000 or more per month. For other agents, it’s taken six months, to a year, to double and triple their monthly income. And, unfortunately there are some agents who are still struggling, because they’re afraid to make any changes. So, they continue to do what’s easiest and most comfortable for them right now.

The simple truth is that within the next two to six months, each and everyone of you can double or triple your income, if you’ll recognize that this, or any business you’re involved in, is about your ability to consistently attract your ‘Ideal’ prospects to you. Your success in business is ultimately determined by your ability and willingness to market yourself and your services to your ‘Ideal’ prospects.

Let’s Get Down To The Critical Issues… Read More

How To Find Your Ideal Life Insurance Clients!

Every week we get a call from a successful financial advisor who is earning a gross income of $100,000 or more per year. They are calling us because, while they are making a good living, they are tired of traveling all over the county and state selling their annuity and life insurance products. They are tired of working 60 hours or more each week chasing their leads all over creation.

Are you in the same situation as these advisors? How many more people could you see, (or how much more free time would you have) if most, if not all your clients were in your local community?

How much of your hard-earned money are you spending on life insurance leads, preset appointments, direct mail campaigns, dinner seminars, etc. trying to get leads? How much more effective would these lead methods be, if the people you were contacting immediately recognized your name as the financial expert in their area?

How much of your precious time are you spending on the phone following up on those leads, trying to set an appointment? How many more appointments could you set with those prospects, if those people already knew about you and the valuable services you provide? Read More

Priceless Life/Sales Advice From My DAD!

When I first entered sales, I asked my father for some sales advice and what the best selling technique was to be successful.

He replied, “The two most important parts of the sales process are your ability to:

  1. Ask The Right Questions!
  2. Shut-up and Listen To The Client!”

Asking the right questions is the number one sales technique that you can use and it makes all the difference in the world. Your ability to provide your clients with the right solution to their problems is the key to your sales success. And to find the right solution, you need to ask the right questions. When you ask the right questions, your client will tell you exactly what you need to do to make the sale.

Unfortunately, when I talk to a struggling agent or advisor, I find they are making the mistake of telling their clients about the features and benefits of their products before they understand what the client is looking for. Your clients buy for their own reasons, and you won’t learn what those reasons are, unless you first ask questions and listen to them.

A successful sales call should be about 30% asking questions and talking, and roughly 70% listening. Remember, you have two ears and one mouth. That means you listen twice as much as you speak.

Why is it important to learn how to structure your sales questions:

You use questions to gain or maintain control during the sales call. If you use questions properly, you can lead your clients to where you want them to go. The proper use of questions also helps you to isolate areas of interest. Ask the right sales questions to help you find the right solution.

By asking questions, you will find out what the prospect is interested in. If you know what they are interested in or need. You can then provide the solution they are looking for and better position them to buy.

You use questions in sales to help acknowledge a fact. When you state a fact in the form of a question, and the response is positive, you have an agreement.

Use sales questions to receive minor agreements. Selling is the sum total of a series of yeses, that lead to the final decision to own or use your service. A minor agreement will also define the area(s) in which they have the most interest. Not everyone buys your products or services for the same reasons. By asking questions, you will find out why they will want what you have to offer.

Use sales questions to arouse and control emotions. Emotions are the thinking that you must arouse in the prospect. If they can’t get excited about what you have to offer, they will not buy. They have to feel that they must own the product.

Use sales questions to isolate objections. You must isolate their objections to understand the real stumbling blocks to the sale. A skilled salesperson knows the prospect will have objections to buying their product or service. But, they also know that most objections are just a reaction and not real. You need to find the objections that are important to the buying decision and focus on what is most important to the prospect. To do that, you have to use questions.

You don’t answer objections by telling. You answer objections by asking questions. The key to handling objections is best done when you ask the right questions that allow the prospect to positively answer their own objection.

The truly amazing part is that if you want to take his sales advice, learning to ask the right questions is one of the easiest skills you can learn and master, to immediately increase your sales and income.

Take the next step and download our free report now! How To Close ‘9 Out Of 10’™ Sales By Asking The ‘Right’ Questions! and learn a skill to make this business really fun and easy!

Jeremy Nason, RFC is the co-founder of the Insurance Pro Shop™ -“The first affordable, full-service insurance marketing and sales resource center for today’s Financial Pro, and Found Money Management™a system dedicated to helping Middle-Income Families to ‘Live Debt Free and Truly Wealthy!’ For more articles visit his blog!

Five Ingredients of Superstar Insurance Professionals

In the past 30 years we’ve seen a dramatic reduction in the sales force for the insurance industry. Agents are leaving in droves and there are very few companies that are bringing in new agents. This, at first, would seem to be good news for many of us… less competition.

However, the reduction in the sales force isn’t over yet. Our companies are still having trouble competing with the banks, investment houses, internet sales, television personalities and other distribution channels. Profit Margins are shrinking and our companies are still being forced to cut expenses. One of the easiest ways for them to cut expenses is to get rid of the low producing agents and only work with the most profitable agencies and producers.

So, the big question is whether you will still be here 5 years from now?

If you want to be a survivor and enjoy long term success in this industry, you’re going to have to make some major changes. You can no longer afford to be just an insurance agent selling insurance, or a financial advisor selling investments, you must become a true sales professional.

Being a sales professional means knowing you’re a salesperson, and making the customer’s needs primary. You cannot help people if you can’t get in front of them, and then get them to take action.

Most of the insurance agents and financial advisors entering this business did so because of the opportunity for exceptional financial rewards. However, the most successful agents and advisors soon discovered if they wanted to succeed it wasn’t about the money, but the service they were providing… Making A Difference In People Lives! 

Industry super-achievers, such as Ben Feldman and Mehdi Fakharzadeh have had a real passion for this business. They all have had a sincere belief in the industry and how it helps people.

What can we learn from them?

Ben Feldman pointed out that… “Most people buy not because they believe, but because the salesman believes.”

Mehdi Says: “Your Success Depends On How Other People Respond To You. Others Hasten Your Rewards. They Can Also Block Your Progress. Cultivate Sensitivity Towards People. Place Yourself In Their Shoes.” Remember The Golden Rule: “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.”

Here are five ingredients that all the industry legends have, that enabled them to build a successful lifetime career in sales. Read More