Career in Insurance

Empowering Homemakers to become Insurance Advisors

Homemakers, the unsung heroes of every household, possess a wealth of skills and talents often underutilised in the professional arena. While managing the intricacies of home, they may seek opportunities to contribute financially without compromising their family responsibilities. One avenue that offers both flexibility and earning potential is venturing into the realm of insurance sales. In this article, we shall explore how you, as a homemaker, can leverage your strengths and seize the opportunity to thrive as an insurance advisor from the comfort of your home.

Homemakers as Insurance Advisors

The First Step –  Embark on your journey as an Insurance Advisor by tapping into the power of your existing network – family, friends, relatives, and neighbours. Begin by reviewing your phonebook contacts and initiating conversations with them. Your personal connections represent your natural market and can potentially become your initial clients and sources of referrals. Leveraging these existing relationships adds a layer of trust that can facilitate meaningful interactions.

General insurance offers extensive coverage, securing almost everything from a needle to an aircraft. The array of products within General Insurance comprises high-demand and essential policies such as Health Insurance, Motor Insurance, Home Insurance, Cyber Insurance, Travel Insurance, etc., which are essential & offer protection against uncertainties.

Thus, the scope to establish and expand your business in the insurance sector is vast.

Benefits of Becoming an Insurance Advisor

Becoming an Insurance Advisor provides the flexibility, growth opportunities, and financial independence you’ve always sought.

Flexible Schedule: As a homemaker, you juggle numerous responsibilities within the household. However, the flexible nature of the insurance advisor role enables you to tailor your work hours to fit seamlessly into your routine, diverging from the rigid 9 to 6 workday structure. This empowers you to manage time efficiently while handling family and household duties.

Potential for Growth: Engaging in insurance sales provides you with the opportunity to develop and refine essential skills such as communication, sales proficiency, problem-solving, negotiation, relationship-building, and customer service. Additionally, you’ll gain insight into a wide range of general insurance products. The experience you acquire and the client base you establish have the potential to propel your career advancement within the General Insurance Industry.

Financial Independence: Becoming an insurance advisor provides a reliable source of income that can contribute to your household finances and savings goals. As an insurance advisor, you earn a commission not only when a customer buys a policy through you but also when they renew their policy. Year-on-year renewal of insurance policies ensures continuous earnings.

Use of Technology: The advent of Digitization empowers you to seamlessly work from home, at a local café seamlessly, or while travelling, eliminating the constraints of the traditional office environment & accommodating your family priorities. Additionally, it equips you with a wide array of digital tools and enablers, ranging from Portals, Apps, Bots, Microsites, etc., which enhance efficiency and productivity in serving clients effectively.

Noble Profession: As an insurance advisor, you will work closely with clients to understand their needs and provide the best possible insurance solutions. When you help them make the right choice, you enable them to financially protect themselves during difficult times like an accident, hospitalisation, etc.

Learning Opportunity: Working as an insurance advisor exposes you to the nuances of the insurance industry, including various types of policies and coverage options. This learning experience can be intellectually stimulating and empower you to make informed decisions about your own insurance needs.

Reward & Recognition: As you excel in your role, you often receive accolades and incentives for your outstanding performance, along with the opportunity to be rewarded and recognised across various domestic and international forums.

What are the Eligibility Criteria to Become an Insurance Advisor?

In order to start your journey as an Insurance Advisor, you must meet the following criteria

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have a minimum education till the 10th standard
  • You must have a PAN card and an Aadhar Card

Closing Thoughts

Remember, it’s never too late to start something new. The resilience of Homemakers in balancing household responsibilities with professional aspirations exemplifies the essence of true entrepreneurship. Becoming an insurance advisor presents a valuable opportunity for continual learning, maintaining connections, and earning income while making a meaningful impact on people’s lives. I personally recommend all homemakers to explore this rewarding avenue, where they can leverage their skills, experiences, and networks to thrive professionally while contributing to the financial security and well-being of individuals and families.

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