Originally Posted by dosomething410
Okay, I've decided to look into a side business / possible career change. I'm just starting to gather information about becoming an insurance agent. Here is my frustration. I cannot find the basic material that covers the state pre-license exams. Everyone wants to offer a course for $80 or more. Surely the information has to be available at no charge somewhere. I'm in Kansas. Does anyone know where I might find this?
Also, I've enjoyed reading some of the threads and plan on checking regularly to provide supplemental education (real life examples). Does anyone have any other advice for someone who is extremely green?
Every business venture starts off with an investment. That investment can be time or money spent. You can scrap the interwebs to find every tid bit of information on insurance through blogs, videos, free training that you can get your hands on spending hours and hours of your time to research that information.
Or you can spend the $80 or w/e price amount to learn from someone that's already done all that for you and developed a course or a training regiment to go through.
It's no different than the business you're trying to start. You want people to buy policies "Pay you" for the valuable information you provide them, and that you took the time to learn so you can assess their needs properly. If you're not ready to make the investment, then you're not ready to be a business owner. Just being honest.