Specialize In Solving Your Ideal Prospects’ Problems!

How much easier would your life be if you could find and attract your ideal prospects to you instead of cold calling, buying leads, etc. to end up in front of people who have never heard of you?

How many more appointments could you set and sales could you close if people felt they were meeting with the local expert who can help them to solve their most pressing financial problems?

If you want to attract the most prospects to you; set more appointment with the people you talk to; and close more sales with the people you meet with; then you must provide a service that addresses an immediate problem, need, and want that your prospects have today. And, by promoting yourself as a specialist in a specific area, the automatic perception is that you are an expert in that area!

If we are talking about Middle Income families, (pre-retirees) what are the biggest concerns and the biggest priorities most of these families have today? Maybe it’s getting out of debt; reducing income taxes; reducing their family expenses to improve their cash flow; having enough money each year to take a vacation or buy a new car; saving to buy a house; saving for college expenses for their children; or saving for their retirement?

Unfortunately, very few Middle Income families see buying insurance to protect their family as an immediate concern, need, or want. It’s not on the top of their list of priorities. They see all insurance as just an additional expense that they can’t afford! And, they don’t see the need for a financial planner, an investment advisor, or higher investment returns, because they already have access to a 401k, IRA, Bank CD, etc., if and when they ever have any money to invest.

The reason our “Found Money Management” system is so effective and attracts so many more prospects is that it does NOT focus on products or investment returns! Instead, it clearly addresses the immediate concerns, needs, wants, and priorities that Middle American families have right now! And, it does it all without asking them to spend any additional money or change their current life style!

All of the marketing, prospecting tools, and training we provide in this system are designed to establish you as the specialist and foremost expert in helping families to ‘find the money’ to spend, save, invest, insure, and plan wisely for the future, to “Live Debt Free and Truly Wealthy!”

If your want to attract the most prospects, then you must specialize right now! And, you must specialize on the immediate concerns, needs, wants, and priorities that people have right now!

Please, take a few minutes to look at our Found Money Management ‘Advanced’ Life Insurance Sales Tool Kit. Your long-term success in attracting prospects and making sales is directly related to your ability to market your services to a specific market segment that has immediate concerns, needs, wants, and priorities that you can solve for them.

Yours In Success,
Jeremy & Lew Nason
‘The Nine Out Of Ten Guys’

You Must Have An Agenda You Follow During The Entire Sales Cycle!

…To Close More Life Insurance And Annuity Sales

Your prospect has made an important decision, they have decided to meet with you. Congratulations, you’ve made your ‘first sale’ to the prospect. You sold them on the reason for the appointment. Now, you want them to become your client. So, what do you do? Are you going to wing it like most agents and advisors? Or, do you have a set ‘step by step’ agenda for that appointment?

What do you want to accomplish at this first meeting?

  • Do you want to make a good first impression… gain their trust, respect and build their confidence in you?
  • Do you want to help the prospect to see and understand the problems he/she has, so that they will buy into the solution you can provide them?

One of the best ways to make a good first impression is by following a set, ‘step by step’ agenda throughout the entire sales cycle. You want to send a POWERFUL message to your prospect: “This meeting was important enough to justify advanced planning on my part.”

You are a professional financial services advisor. Having a well-rehearsed agenda reveals your preparation. Prospects and clients will know that you respect their time. An agenda demonstrates what they can expect throughout the process; you are thorough, leaving nothing to chance.

What’s included in your agenda?

  • Do you tell your clients how you work, what they can expect from you, what it will cost them, and give them a brief outline of your credentials?
  • Do you have a series of ‘thought provoking questions’ that gets them to think and talk about the problems their family and they face today and in the future?
  • Do you have a set sales presentation (s) that demonstrates how your product and/or service will help them to solve their problems?
  • Do you summarize what they have told you they want and need at the end of the sales presentation to show them you were listening to them and you understand their problems and concerns?
  • Do you tell them that you are going to take all the information they gave you, back to your office and review it, so you can come back with your best recommendations?
  • Do you present a written summary of the first meeting with written recommendations?

If you are not closing 9 out of 10 sales calls, is it because you don’t have a set, ‘step-by-step’ agenda?

How do create a ‘step by step’ agenda? You can do it by experimenting (trail and error). Or you can invest in our How To Close ‘9 Out Of 10 Sales’… By Asking The ‘Right’ Questions… Videos! And, the scripts, questions, simple presentations, and closing presentations are all there, written out for you.

Yours In Success,
Jeremy & Lew Nason
‘The Nine Out Of Ten Guys’

What’s Preventing You From Earning… $100,000, $200,000 or More Per Year Selling Life Insurance?

In our role as trainers, coaches, and mentors, everyday we get calls from agents, advisors, and planners who are frustrated with the amount and quality of their current life insurance leads. They are working long hours chasing people and struggling to make a decent living. It’s the same old story on every call. Every one of these people tells us that their biggest problem is that they just don’t have enough good leads and they can’t set enough good appointments! They are all looking for an inexpensive and quick, great lead generation method, (or a place to buy leads) that is going to provide them with a consistent flow of prospects that need and want their products and/or services. Everyone of the agents we talk to wants a consistent flow of prospects… “Who all have the money and are ready to buy right now!”

Is that your problem? Is that what you are looking for?

You probably don’t want to hear this… But, unfortunately you are looking for the wrong things! And, it is why there are so many scam artists out there taking unfair advantage of struggling agents, advisors, and planners. There is no lead program, lead company, or ‘single’ marketing method that is going to provide you with a consistent flow of the ‘Right’ prospects… “Who all have the money and are ready to buy right now!”

If there were such a program or system that generated a consistent flow of prospects that all have the money and are ready to buy right now, wouldn’t every Insurance and Financial Services Company in America (and the world) be using it? Consider, if there were such a program or system, companies wouldn’t need to be paying out the high commissions and fees to agents, advisors, and planners. All they would need is a salaried employee to take and process the order. Every one of these companies would get rid of you in a heartbeat, if they could. And, they’ve been trying to get rid of you for years!

Finding and attracting prospects “IS YOUR JOB” if you want to earn $100,000, 200,000 or more! Setting appointments and selling those prospects is also your job! It’s why companies are forced into paying you those high commissions and fees.

If you are serious about earning $100,000, $200,000 or more per year…

  • Then YOU must become a specialist in solving a specific problem, for a specific group of people!
  • YOU must establish a marketing and branding system that is going to consistently help you to find and attract those people to you. The people who ‘need’ your services!
  • Then it is your job, as a salesperson, to help those people to see that you understand their situation, and have a solution to their problem, so they will ‘want’ to set an appointment with you and then follow your recommendations.
  • Finally, it is your job to help those people to find and reposition their money, so they’ll want to buy from you right now.

A good marketing and sales program… is going to provide you with multiple lead generation methods and ‘step by step’ process to help you to find and attract prospects with a specific problem to you. However, most people aren’t ready to buy, when you’re ready to sell. So, you’ll also need to implement multiple methods, to stay if front of those prospects, until they are ready to buy. That’s why monthly newsletters, seasonal greeting cards, articles in the newspaper, being a guest on a radio show, etc. are so important. It’s the only way for you to generate a consistent flow of the right prospects!

And, a truly great marketing and sales program… is also going to provide you with all the scripts, tools, and training you need to convert those prospects into a sales appointment and then into a sale. Plus, help you to build your image and brand to gain the trust and respect of prospects, so you become the trusted advisor people want to see, instead of just another salesperson people want to avoid!

Learning how to properly market and brand your services isn’t an option… “IT IS YOUR JOB”… if you want to earn $100,000, $200,000 or more per year!

That is why we created the Found Money Management Life Insurance Marketing, Prospecting, & Sales ‘Tool Kit’, with 3 months of one-on-one training, coaching, and support!

It is why the top producers, we worked with last year, earned over $1,000,000 and many others who were earning $40,000-$60,000 per year, within a year, are now earning $150,000-$350,000 per year.

We know that your past experience with companies, IMOs, FMOs, and others probably makes it hard for you to believe we can really help you earn $100,000, $200,000 or more per year!

However, there is a reason why we are the ONLY insurance marketing and sales training organization that has over 40 endorsements from some of the most respected and trusted people in this industry, with hundreds of written and video testimonials from very successful agents and advisors.

Yours in success,
Jeremy Nason
“The 9 Out of 10 Guys”


Do You Ever Have Doubts?

One of my jobs at the Insurance Pro Shop is to help agents come up with the best recommendations for their clients. It’s an awesome responsibility. And one I don’t take lightly!

All of us in the financial industry have a huge responsibility. Every time we meet and talk with a client we are guiding and advising them on their financial lives. It is a huge burden to have on your back. We are dealing with people’s livelihood. If we don’t do our jobs correctly we can leave families devastated. On, the flip-side, when we do our jobs well, we give families hope, and a bright and secure financial future. Hopefully, you recognize this and truly care about the people you are meeting with. If not, I challenge you to rethink being in this industry.

If you do truly care about people, and are anything like me, there have been times when you have second-guessed yourself. Some questions and doubt might creep into your mind… Am I really doing what is best for my clients? Is that fixed rate annuity at x% good enough? Would they be better off investing in the market? And the questions go on and on! If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, take pride in that. It means you care and are doing your best to put your clients in the best financial position possible.

It you are concerned about whether you are doing a disservice to your clients by recommending a fixed rate annuity at x% or having them put their money into cash value life insurance, then let’s look at the S&P 500, because it is the most common benchmark used to evaluate and compare investment returns.

In 1999 the S&P 500 ended at 1469.25. In 2016 the S&P ended with a historic high of 2,238.83. If you were to average the return over those 17 years, the actual average return is about 2.51%. (and that is ignoring annual fees!) So, if you had sold them a 3.0% fixed annuity they would have made more money.

Remember, by law we are required to remind our clients over and over again, “Past Performance Is Not An Indicator Of Future Results!” We have no idea what the future holds. No one does. We can only hope the market will do well, but we can’t be sure.

Also remember, for many people, this is the only money they have available to them for their retirement. Can they afford to lose any of it? If they lose money, what would that do to their retirement income? If their income goes down, will they need to start taking some of their investment principle? If they start taking their investment principle, could they eventually run out of money? Is it worth that risk?

If you want to make sure you are doing right by your clients, you need to have a real conversation with them. If you are doing a ‘1-size-fits-all’ approach, you may want to rethink what you are doing. Are you actually doing what’s best for your client? It is crucial to find out what their goals and priorities are.

I know one of the biggest issues I have seen recently when helping agents on their cases, is that the client’s original agent ignored or didn’t take the time to find out what the client actually needed or wanted… growth, liquidity, safety, guarantees, lifetime income, minimize income taxes, etc! Instead the agent put them into one of the hot new ‘income rider’ variable or index annuity products. While these products do guarantee an income, the income is based on them never needing or touching the investment principle. Is that providing what most people actually need and want?

This brings me to my final point, how can we know what’s best for them? Half of the time, our clients don’t even know what they really need or want. Many times, they don’t even know what kind of questions to ask you. There is slim to no training out there for the average family on their finances. Our country is sadly, very ignorant on their financial situations. So, if they don’t even know, how are we supposed to figure out what is best for them? Simple, ask questions! Get them thinking, and find their needs and ultimate desires.

There is much more to selling annuities than just offering ‘income riders!’ Do a proper fact-find; ask them all the different questions so you can find out their desires and tailor a plan to meet their exact needs and wants. The best part about doing this, you will close significantly more cases, and you won’t get replaced. Plus, people will refer you to everyone they know!

To find out more on how you can help your clients, the different approaches you can take, what questions to ask them, and how to truly be a hero to your clients, give us a call!

Toll-Free 877-297-4608 or Direct 770-443-2852

By Alex Villa, CTA
Insurance Pro Shop

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“I have been working with Jeremy Nason at the Insurance Pro Shop on Annuity & Life cases for the past couple years with great success. In a nutshell, I have found that my IMO’s have tunnel vision when it comes to case design. And to be blunt, most are not good at it. They tend to focus primarily on pushing product. Jeremy, on the other hand, is the polar opposite of an IMO and he uses both his creativity and case design experience to maximize the benefits for the client in a simple, easy to understand, illustration. He does a great job of comparing the client’s current plan to the “new proposed plan” that we developed in a collaborative manner. As a result, his process helps the client see clearly the major differences between what they’re currently doing and what they should be doing, if they want to live a safe, secure, comfortable retirement and meet their overall goals and objectives. I have found that when I use Jeremy’s system and his easy to understand two page illustrations, the majority of the time I end up making the sale.”
Andrew Maisch – NJ (10 years) March 2016

How To Sell More Cash Value Life Insurance!

Do you want to sell more cash value life insurance? Would you like to be selling 3-5 cash value policies every week? Then, you must first understand this: ‘Why Do So Many Agents Struggle With Selling Cash Value Life Insurance?’

Unfortunately, there are a lot of reasons why most agents struggle with selling cash value life insurance. Here are just a few of the reasons I’ve found when talking to agents. However, as we’ll discuss later in this article, there is one objection that almost every agent routinely gets from his or her prospects that stops them dead in their tracks.

They have fallen prey to the ‘Buy Term and Invest The Difference’ Myth!
There is so much negative publicity out there about cash value life insurance that most agents are afraid to even try to sell anything but term insurance. Mainly, it’s because they don’t know how to overcome the prospects confusion about the validity of cash value life insurance. And, yet there is a simple solution. The fact is that most good life insurance companies have illustration software that will compare their products to ‘Buy Term and Invest The Difference’ and it clearly shows that cash value life insurance is a much better buy. Do the comparisons for yourself and become a believer.

They don’t understand how cash value life insurance really works and how their prospects will truly benefit by owning it.
Most agents, who are trying to sell cash value life insurance, don’t really understand…

  • The incredible power of tax deferral.
  • How cash value life insurance can provide a tax-free income in retirement.
  • That because of the disability waiver of premiums and the death benefit, cash value life insurance is the only self-completing college funding and/or supplemental retirement savings plan!
  • That it’s creditor proof.
  • It doesn’t count as an asset when you apply for college financial aide.
  • By over funding a cash value life insurance policy, up to the MEC guidelines, it can become “investment grade life insurance.”

These are just a few of the outstanding benefits that make cash value life insurance a very unique savings vehicle and an exceptional buy!

The most amazing part of all this is that the majority of agents who are trying to sell cash value insurance don’t believe in it enough to own it themselves.
They have all the same objections that their prospects have to buying cash value life insurance. How can you sell something you don’t really believe in and own yourself? If you want to sell cash value life insurance, then do your homework. Learn everything you can about cash value life insurance. Become a believer…and then buy it yourself!

Overcoming The Most Common Objection
To Buying Cash Value Life Insurance!

While the above are a few of the major reasons why so many agents struggle with selling cash value life insurance, they are not the primary reason. Consider; what’s the most common objection a prospect gives you for not buying cash value life insurance? Isn’t it: “I can’t afford it!”

The problem is that most sales people just expect their prospects to somehow come up with the additional money needed to buy their product or service. However, if the prospect is like most people today, aren’t they just barely making it financially? Aren’t most people today just a paycheck away from financial disaster? So, in effect aren’t most salespeople asking their prospects to make a very difficult decision? ‘What do I have to sacrifice in order to purchase your product or service?’

If you want your prospects to buy your products or services, then you must help them to ‘Find the Money.’ Help people to reallocate their dollars, to get what they need, without them making huge sacrifices and/or changing their current lifestyle.

Where can you find the money, so that your prospects can afford to buy cash value life insurance?

  • How about raising the deductibles and waiting periods on their current insurance policies?
  • How about removing unnecessary and/or expensive riders or maybe canceling unneeded policies?
  • Can free up money by refinancing their home and lowering their monthly mortgage payments?
  • Can they take equity out of their home to eliminate credit card debt or an auto loan, to free up those payments?
  • Could they reallocate payments currently going into qualified retirement plans, college funding vehicles, etc.?

It all boils down to helping your prospects to set better financial priorities! Helping them get what’s most important to them!

Do you want to help people to ‘Find the Money’ to save more for their retirement, fund their children’s college education, pay off their home early, reduce or eliminate debt, while reducing their income taxes and protecting their family… using cash value life insurance?

Then isn’t it time for you to check out our Found Money Management Life Insurance Marketing, Prospecting, & Sales ‘Tool Kit’

Yours in success,
Jeremy Nason
“The 9 Out of 10 Guys”

Are You Making This Critical Mistake When You’re With Your Prospects?

Are you talking too much, trying to be ‘interesting’, instead of being ‘interested?’

Most of the agents I talk to are trying to impress their prospects with what they know, what they’ve accomplished, the great companies they represent and the competitive products they offer. However, as the TOP Sales Professionals know, to make more sales, it’s all about you being interested, and not about being interesting.

Being Interested Closes More Sales

During your sales calls, (fact-finding) are you asking probing questions? Are you interested in and really listening to what your prospect is saying? Or, are you thinking about what you’ll say next while the prospect is talking to you?

If you ask enough probing questions and really listen to what your prospect says, you’ll discover what it is they really want and they will tell you exactly what you must do to close them. Most agents tend to do all the talking and never listen long enough or carefully enough to find out what the prospect truly wants. Consequently they miss the real sale.

Being Interested Creates Trust

Prospects need to feel that you understand what they ‘Want‘. (Notice I didn’t say, “need!” People don’t buy what they need! They buy what they want!) Only by asking questions and listening, will the prospect feel that you understand their situation, trust you, and have the confidence to follow your recommendations.

The best salespeople know they have to diagnose a situation before they can prescribe a solution, just like physicians do. How confident would you be with your doctor if you walked into his office with serious concerns, and he asked you only one or two questions before immediately writing a prescription or sticking you with a needle? You’d have zero confidence in his abilities!

How good are you at diagnosing the prospects situation, before you prescribe solutions? Do you take the time to ask questions to build credibility in your expertise and your recommendations?

The answer to the above question goes a long way in determining your sales success — or lack of success. It’s what separates the Top Producers from the average producer.

“People don’t buy when they understand;
they buy when they feel understood.”

By the way, being interested and asking questions is the best way to… ‘get people to come to you’ for help with their finances, insurance, investment, retirement, etc.

Yours in success,
Jeremy Nason and Lew Nason
“The 9 Out of 10 Guys”

Why Most Selling Systems Are Worthless

There are several exciting and dynamic life insurance selling systems available today that will help you to close large life insurance sales. There’s the LEAP, Missed Fortune, Infinite Banking, Tax-Free Retirement, and Circle of Wealth Systems, along with the various ‘College Funding’, ‘Equity Management’ and ‘Mortgage Early Payoff’ sales systems, just to name a few. All of these systems may be fine ways for you to learn how to sell lots of life insurance, once you are in front of a prospect. Regrettably, the vast majority of these systems are primarily just a sales system… and NOT a real marketing, or a lead generation system. Yes, they’ll give you one or two ways to generate leads that had worked for the creators of the system, like running ads in the newspaper, sending out postcards, or buying leads. However, the lead generation methods they use do not work for everyone, in every part of the country. And, they tend to be very expensive to implement. And, no matter how good their selling system is, if their lead generation method (s) doesn’t put you in front of the ‘Right’ high-quality prospects every day, the system is almost worthless.

It’s the same with many of the career life insurance companies. They have some of the best life insurance products, and they provide you with good training on how to sell their products. Unfortunately, they do not have a good marketing system that puts you in front of good prospects, every day. Their idea of marketing is for you to do a ‘Project 100’, and try to sell 100 or more of your family, closest friends and other people you know. And then when you are done contacting those people, and you’ve made a few sales, you are supposed to have a ton of referrals to keep you going. However, it rarely works out that way, for most people.

Now, I agree, there are a few people who will purchase one of these sales systems, or join a career company and will have phenomenal success. But, as we all know, 85 percent of the agents and advisors in this industry are struggling to make a mediocre living. But, it doesn’t have to be that way for you!

So, how do you get off to the quickest start selling life insurance and keep it going.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were one, or maybe two marketing strategies (lead generation methods) that will work for everyone, in every area in the country? But, would you agree that everyone’s situation is different? Some people have more money behind them for marketing, than others. There are people who are already well known and respected in their community or are active members in various civic groups. Some people are good speakers, love to talk in front of groups, or have an outgoing personality. There are people who are good on the phone and those that absolutely hate it.

And, there are some parts of the country where newspaper ads or postcards work great. There are some communities that are flooded with seminars or educational workshops, and others that don’t have any. Some communities are struggling financially, more than others. In some towns, you can hold educational workshops in libraries, other don’t allow them at all.

And, the worst part is that what may work today… May not work tomorrow!

Are you getting the point?

If you want to get off to the quickest start possible selling life insurance and keep it going, then you must have several marketing systems available to you, with all the tips, tools and training you need to make these systems work for you.

And, you’ll need one more thing… A Coach!

It’s very difficult for most people to determine and choose the best marketing method for their situation. There are too many variables. Too many mistakes you can make. And, what if you waste a lot of your time, and all your money by choosing the wrong method, or doing it wrong?

An experienced coach can help you to analyze your strengths and weaknesses to help you to determine what marketing program will work the best for you, short and long term based on your situation and area. And, they can help you to fine-tune the process to minimize any costly mistakes.

We can all benefit from the outside perspective of someone watching our moves closely, especially if that person has the skills and experience in the activity that’s being coached. A coach can provide you with the structure and accountability you need week after week to discover and fine-tune the best marketing methods to guarantee your success.

Do you want more Insider Sales and Marketing Secrets? Download our free book and be added to our weekly newsletter, where all these tips and secrets can be yours!

Are You Waiting Too Long?

Every year, since opening the Insurance Pro Shop in 1999, we’ve had hundreds of calls from agents who are looking for help. They have been recruited by an organization that offers leads for selling mortgage insurance or final expense insurance.

The majority of these agents have been struggling for months and are now down to their very last dollar. Their credit cards are maxed out! Many of them are on the verge of going bankrupt! And, they are looking for a miracle!

In a last ditch effort, they are calling us. They need to make a lot of money in the next 30 to 60 days, or they will be forced to leave the business.

Unfortunately, at that stage of the game, there isn’t much we can do to help. Even if we helped them to make a sale the very next day, it would take about a month for them to get paid on the case. And, it takes roughly 15-30 days to learn and really implement just a few of the fundamental marketing and sales success strategies, to start to generate the right leads, to close more and larger sales. The problem is that there are no overnight, magic cures!

The sad part is many of them told us that they had been following us for months, but felt they couldn’t afford to take the time or money to get the training they needed. So, they continued to struggle along, hoping things would turn around until it was too late.

However, there were a few people that called us in time for us to help them! Read More

Getting You In Front Of The Right Prospects… Isn’t Something Someone Else Can Do For You!

Many of the agents and advisors that call us don’t seem to understand, or want to hear, that for the most part getting you in front of the right prospects isn’t something someone else can do for you!

Yes, you can and should outsource parts of your prospecting/marketing campaign, like direct mail. You can’t make a $100 per hour doing a $10 per hour clerical job. But, you and your immediate organization must do the basics and coordination of an effective prospecting/marketing campaign, if you want to grow your business and position yourself for long-term success!

Let ‘s see if we can explain it in a different way, to help you to become the prospector/marketer you need to be, to “Have More Of The ‘IDEAL’ Prospects Than You Can Possibly Handle!Read More