California – Best Insurance Agents Rating?

The rating means how we rank the state for independent and semi-independent agents that broker insurance cases. California Gets and Deserves the top rating of 2nd. What a great marketing opportunity this provides not only for recruiting but for outside product sales targeting agents with sizable incomes.

California insurance agents were researched and analyzed over and beyond normal boundaries to prepare this direct marketing insurance report. We closely evaluate our immense insurance database, looking for trends, statistics, and figures. We looked at the records of 140,000 California Department Health, Annuity, and Life Insurance Agents. Next we put them through a series of numerous computer data programs. Only then was it was determined how many of the 140,000 broker business. By brokering, this means agents who willing place business outside their primary company as semi-independent agents or are fully independent brokers.

The first step is to match up this information with the demand from our clients: insurance company recruiting directors, regional recruiters, brokerage firms, wholesalers, independent marketing firms, state managing general agents and other classifications of insurance marketers.. Next we factor in economic, demographic, and educational data. Last, and certainly not least, we evaluate feedback received from recruiting firms that recently marketed their products to California insurance agents.

California is an amazing close runner up to Florida as the ideal recruiting state. California insurance agents rank as champion in this category. That is the ratio of total licensed agents to those that independently broker of insurance products. California insurance agents are overwhelmingly open minded to offers from insurance advertisers. The experienced California insurance agents are keen to above the ordinary products to broker the prime products to their clients. Slightly over 53,000 insurance brokering agents call California home.

The number of supersized career life agencies with 50 to 350 agents is surprisingly small in California. Especially when comparing it to other larger states. In particular the New England area states. The factor of less large career agencies keeps agent turnover distinctively lower than normal. Also in California metropolitan southern areas, traffic congestion plays a major role. This directly effects how far an agent will reasonably travel to reach a client. It also effects their office locations, attending a seminar, or feeding the gas tank.

This has a rebound result. The amount and percentage of personal producing General Agents in California, that are home based far exceeds all other states.. This distinct characteristic is especially true in the metro Los Angeles area. The majority of California’s small office General Agents have worked their way into the top earning brackets of insurance salespeople nationwide.

For recruiting California insurance agents there are two areas where top agents are not relentlessly pursued. The first is the Central area, which we distinguish as zip sectional centers 930-939. Second, less competition of recruiting California insurance agents is found in the northern part of California. The northern area encompasses zip sectional centers 940-960. These California insurance agents do not receive the extensive intruding telemarketing, unwanted email blasting, irritating faxes, or dull mailings their southern counterparts are overwhelming and consistently blasted with.

However to retain your producer, your product must remain strong. In turn, this requires your sales marketing letter for obtaining leads to recruit agents to be superior to any competitors. Of course maintaining a strong agent relationship is unmatched for retaining agents when your smartest competitors are relentlessly hunting down your best producers.

Here is a very unique reason, yet overlooked, California agents make you more money. Look at the average cost of owning a home in just about any up and coming area of California. Compare these housing costs to some upscale cities in southern states, or even Texas. The price is often triple! Currently, It is now estimated the 1/3 of the homes in the Metro L.A. dollars sell for a million dollars or more. This means that California insurance agents require being more open-minded to upgrading ways to increase their insurance income. It is a simple matter of survival. California agents need to make money and lots of it. Translated to production, it provides an unparalleled need to write mighty premiums and policy after policy.

California is a treasure chest for recruiting marketing experts seeking profitable rewards.

On the reverse side, look at the less experienced and mostly captive California insurance agents. If the newly recruited California insurance agent ends up making $40,000 or less during their four years, count him or her long gone. In the vast majority of states, real estate agents desiring higher income make the transition to selling insurance. In California it is the opposite. Just selling one million dollar home every 3 months would translate to $60,000 at a minimum. How many California insurance agents do you know that net over $50,000 income their first year? (It won’t take a calculator to figure out). That is the best reason to forget the rookies, and go for the pros.

With over 50% of the agents residing in the largest 5 counties, concentrating recruiting on the other counties will increase your results. TIP: The Metropolitan Los Angeles area, zips 900-919, receive over 65% of agent marketing list order requests. Leave L.A. The exception is when your sales marketing letter to California insurance agents is not for contracting agents, but for selling them other products. Segmenting your list to reach only the most affluent areas, directs targeting that is tailored to your marketing audience.

Not All Insurance Agents Are Created Equal

Agents have fiduciary duties to their clients requiring the agent to collect all relevant details of the risk to be insured. That involves asking several questions as to the characteristics of the risk which the insured wants to place insurance against. All the collected information needs to be translated to the underwriter of the carrier which the agent wishes to quote/place the policy so the underwriter can appropriately approve and bind coverage.

If an insured withholds material information, asked of him from the agent and the underwriter, who then proceeds to place the policy enforce, the burden falls on the insured in the event of any uncovered claims arising from the omitted information. If it is the agent that withholds material information or does not ask appropriate questions, the burden falls squarely on the agent’s shoulders. The agent should have asked the right questions, collected the insured’s response and submitted those answers, via the application, to the underwriter and/or carrier. This is where all agents are not created equally.

Insureds seek out an agent that they feel comfortable in handling their insurance needs, whether it be personal insurance or business insurance. Insureds that receive a warm fuzzy feeling from an agent the first year are less likely to change from year-to-year unless the agent makes an egregious error in his fiduciary duties, such as placing a policy that does not match the needed coverage (usually not discovered until a claim is filed and not paid). That is Marketing 101: spend 90% of marketing money attracting a client and 10% keeping the client. Unfortunately, some agents use all means necessary to attract and retain their clients even if that means acting in the agents best interest instead of the insureds interest.

I encounter this problem more often than I like to recall. I am no different than any other agent when it comes to soliciting new business from my community. I shake hands, kiss babies, attend social functions, and join networking clubs for the sole purpose of obtaining new clients. That means I have to impress someone greater than their current agent is doing. The difficulty is when the current relationship has been well established over a several year period and the incumbent agent has been doing business as usual. Business as usual means the agent has established a rapport with his client well enough where the agent completes the application for the client assuming he knows exactly what the client needs and the specific characteristics of the risk. “Oh sure, Mr. Client, this new property purchase is just like the other 3 we insured for you last month. I’ll get that taken care of for you.” No other questions. No other information requested or supplied. The client is thinking how great it is that all he has to do is call his “great” agent, tell the agent he just purchased something similar to past purchases, and BAM, all done. Covered. No more time wasted on silly details.

Let us continue with that same client and say I meet him at one of the many functions I described earlier. He and I go through the usual introductions, getting to know what our respective professions are and how business is currently going. He gets one of those warm fuzzy feelings about me based on how I conduct myself and how I answer his inevitable insurance questions. He says, “Can you take a look at my policies for me?” I obligingly say yes. When I receive his current policies, I go through my usual due diligence asking what is the use of the property, what are the primary operations of his business, etc. Once I feel I have a market that can compete against his current carrier, I email the needed applications over to his email and ask him to complete and sign them.

Here is where I find out what kind of relationship he has with his current insurance agent. If he shoots back a reply like: “My agent fills these applications out for me and just submits them.” I realize I have an uphill battle with this prospective client. He has been groomed to have the agent handle everything for him without having to lift a finger. I appease the prospective client by allowing him not to complete the application but I proceed by asking the needed questions in order to properly quote and, hopefully, place the policy. If I get a reply like: “Why do I need to answer all these questions? My agent just does all this for me.” Depending on how I feel about the prospects attitude, at this time, I may just tell him that he is better off staying put with his current agent and carrier. If I feel there is an opportunity to interject some reason to win over a more rationale mentality, I proceed.

More times than not, in those circumstances, I find that the prospect’s agent has not performed his fiduciary duties of gathering proper information and making, what could be, an expensive recommendation, a recommendation that may not sit well with the client. The agent feels that if he comes back with a price more expensive than the client is accustom to, the client may not take the policy. Therefore, the agent not only looses the policy commission but possibly the client, also. The agent may feel the client will “shop” his rate for a lower price. Conversely, what a good agent will do is “groom” his clients from the beginning by having prospective clients self complete ALL applications making sure not leave any section answered or at least addressed no matter how minor or trivial.

In this situation, I also find that the incumbent agent has not forwarded to the carrier all relevant facts about the risk so as to keep the premium down. The agent thinks he doing the client and himself a favor by “saving money” for his client. What clients do not understand is when premium is paid for an insurance policy the contract is bound between the insured and the carrier. If a claim arises in the policy period that is not covered due to erroneous information on the application, the carrier has the right to deny coverage for the claimed loss. The client is then out-of-pocket attorney fees and replacement cost of the lost property. My calculations usually come back where the loss is much greater than what the correct premium should have been. The phrase, “you can pay me now or you can pay me later” seems true when it comes to misplaced insurance policies.

As an ethical insurance agent who likes to sleep uninterrupted at night, I hate “competing” against agents who do not understand the harm they are doing not only for their clients but for the industry as a whole. Once I explain to a prospective client why I need the information I am requesting, which his current agent has never asked for, it makes me appear, in the eyes of the prospective client, to be incompetent or unaware of what is needed by the prospect. The prospect feels I am throwing him a curve ball to confuse him by attempting to make the other agent look incompetent. He is right in that I am attempting to make the other agent look incompetent but not by confusing the prospect.

As you request quotes from your current insurance agent or a prospective new insurance agent, make sure he asks you a lot of questions regarding the insured risk. If you feel he does not ask enough or appropriate questions, feel free to volunteer any information you feel relevant to properly secure the insurance policy. Remember, once the carrier has accepted your risk and you agreed to pay the premium, you gave all control over to the carrier. If you have a claim, the carrier has the right to investigate, accept, deny and adjust coverage as they see fit. It’s your money, protect it.

The Roles and Responsibilities of a Life Insurance Agent

Many people are still under the impression that the polices are still practiced the old ways and are uncertain about taking an insurance policy for the simple fact that they feel they will have to go through a lot of formalities for this. Now days the process of getting an insurance has changed and it is made a lot easy to get a policy. There are two ways by which you can get a insurance policy. One would be by getting it yourself via the insurance broker website and the other option would be to hire a good agent to finish the deal for you.

Now a days, there are many people who are choosing as a career option because the income is steady and good. When you have decided to choose life insurance as a career, you need to be aware of few key aspects. Life insurance agents also referred to as sales agents. There are many people who don’t like to be called insurance sales agents because of the word ‘sales’. Like any other sales person, the insurance agent is also a sales person for the company.

t the same time the agents are not merely sales persons unlike the sales persons they do not try to sale or push off the product the insurance agents also give good advice to their customers. So, it can be concluded that the insurance sales agents can be termed both as a sales person and a financial adviser. And because of this many feel that they will need to have a financial background to become an insurance agent. This is not a must but it is often preferred if the person is well-informed about the finances and the finance domain. An agent will have to gratify a wide range of customers.

The job of an insurance agent is not only to give financial advice or sell insurance to individuals, but an insurance agent often deal with not only individuals but families and corporate businesses too. There are two categories of insurance agents, the first category is the one who deals with captive insurances and the second category is the independent agent. When you wish to pursue your career as a agent then you can choose the category you will want to specialize in. Many people prefer the second category of the independent insurance agent.

There are many general policies that a agent can sell in addition to the policies and there are:

Casualty insurance
Health insurance
Disability insurance
Long-term care insurance

Life insurance agents may also be found selling other financial packages such as variable annuities, mutual funds and other securities. The opportunities for the are endless and sky is the limit. The earning potential varies from one agent to another agent. The more the agent sells, the more that life insurance agent will earn. An agent must be aware of the market conditions very well and he or she must be able to guide the customer properly.

If the customer has asked for the best term life insurance prices, a insurance agent must strive hard to give that customer what he or she wants. Respecting the sentiments of the customer is very important. Some customers may not be able to afford the whole insurance prices so they may ask for the term life insurance prices. The main goal of the agent is to sell the insurance policy that is right to the customer.

Selling the term life insurance policy to the customers is sometimes very easy because of the low term life insurance prices. However, when the customers ask about the investment part, most agent fumble and get nervous. Although the term life insurance prices are low, there is no cash value accumulated at the end of the term period.

In a situation like this a life insurance agent should be ready to offer a solution of other saving scheme. A life insurance agent should be thought all the selling techniques in how to handle customers who are apprehensive and not sure if they really want the policy, the agent should know how to convert this objection into deals. Captive agents are constrained by the rules and regulations of the company. These terms and conditions should first be conveyed to the customer.

Insurance Agents – How Does Yours Measure Up?

Insurance agents can be some of the most important people you’ll ever do business with. They will help you protect your property, your assets and your finances. The work of an insurance agent has the potential to save you from financial ruin.

You could go through your whole lifetime and not need the services of an attorney. You could live and die and not have to use an accountant. But you can’t live in “the real world” without insurance agents.

But remember…it’s YOUR responsibility to learn which coverages are right for you.

Have you ever heard a story from a friend or relative who filed an insurance claim, only to find out that the coverage their agent promised was not there? I hear those stories ALL THE TIME, and at the WORST POSSIBLE TIME…AT CLAIMS TIME!

I began my insurance career as an agent in 1973. I kept my agent licenses active until 1992 when I became an insurance adjuster. During that period of time, I sold nearly every kind of insurance imaginable. That gave me a depth of experience in insurance sales. But all of that experience did not make me an expert in insurance. I learned risk analysis and sales techniques. But I don’t think that I ever had one minutes’ training in how to handle a claim. When my clients had a claim, I gave them the company’s phone number and told them to call it in. We occasionally filled out an Acord form, which is a standard industry form for filing a claim. That was all we did.

The best agent is a person who has spend time studying insurance, not a person who is an expert in sales. The largest percentage of insurance agents of all types are sales people, not insurance experts. Your agent may or may not be an expert in insurance. You’ll have to simply ask your agent what his education level is.

There are a lot of colleges and universities that offer degrees in insurance today. In our area, the University of Georgia offers degrees in Risk Management and Insurance. It’s a pretty well-respected program.

Agents can also become experts in insurance by going through continuing education, such as the Certified Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) education program. Life insurance agents can achieve the Certified Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designation. There are other designations available to agents, but those two are the most widely accepted educational programs.

Agents in most states also have to complete a state-required number of Continuing Education hours each year in order to maintain their insurance licenses. If they don’t complete the hours, the state cancels their licenses.

An agent has a duty to you, called the “fiduciary duty.” That means that he must keep your financial well-being first in his priorities. If an agent sells you an insurance policy because it has a higher commission than another policy, he has breached his fiduciary duty to you.

Agents usually carry a type of liability insurance called “Errors and Omissions” liability insurance. Errors and omssions (E&O) is the insurance that covers the agent’s company, or the agent individually, in the event that a client holds the agent responsible for a service he provided, or failed to provide, that did not have the expected or promised results. This protects agents and their clerical staff from liability due to negligent acts, errors and omissions while conducting their business. It will protect the agent from problems like the following examples:

1. loss of client data. The agent simply loses your file, physically or electronically.

2. system or software failure. Computer at the agent’s office crashes and all data is lost.

3. negligent oversell. The agent sells you coverage you don’t need, or sells you coverage limits higher than necessary.

4. claims of non-performance. This is a broad category but needs to be. This could include charges that an agent did not sell the proper policy, or the proper amount of coverage.

The number 4 example above is the most prevalent and most dangerous for agents. Here’s why.

People today have multiple insurance exposures, like:

auto physical damage

auto liability

uninsured or underinsured motorists exposures

homeowner physical damage

homeowner liability

excess liability

businessowner physical damage

businessowner liability

home-based businesses

life insurance needs

health insurance needs

disability insurance needs

Any one of the exposures listed above can effect any of the others. They are intricately woven together in each of our lives.

Any agent doing business in the modern world should do an insurance analysis of any prospect’s present insurance and his future insurance requirements. To fail to do so is an invitation for a lawsuit.

What does this mean to you?

First: If your agent makes promises to you about coverage, and your claim gets denied, you can make a claim against the agent’s Errors and Omissions Liability policy. You may have to get an attorney involved, but that only increases the chance that your denied claim will get paid.

Next: In my never-to-be-humble opinion, ALL agents selling ANY kind of insurance should perform a Insurance Needs Analysis for the prospect PRIOR to selling the policy. In addition, I believe that an agent should carefully explain the findings of the Insurance Needs Analysis to the prospect PRIOR to selling the policy. Once the explanation is complete, the agent should require the prospect to sign off on the policies that are sold, and sign off on the policies and coverages that are not sold. “Signing off” simply means that the prospect states that the agent has explained all coverages, and he either accepts or rejects any given coverage.

Both parties..the agent and the policyholder…benefit in this transaction. The policyholder has a complete explanation of the policy he’s buying and its relationship to all his other insurance. The agent sells the right coverage, and significantly lowers the risk of a lawsuit or claim against his E&O coverage for selling the wrong coverage.

Here’s what an insurance analysis procedure should look like.

1. Personal Information Collection: get as much information about the insured and his family members as possible.

2. Get Copies of Existing Policies: the agent should actually read the existing policies.

3. Analyze Insurance Needs: determine the correct coverages needed and the correct policy limits.

4. Recommendations: what should be purchased and prices.

5. Application and Sign-off Analysis: fill out the application and have the insured sign off on the analysis form.

6. Deliver the Policy: An agent should deliver the policy in person and explain it again, not just send you a copy in the mail.

Even after all of the training and education that any insurance agent acquires, the agent is still not an expert in how to handle an insurance claim. I’ve had lots of people tell me that they were going to get their agent to help them with their claim. Later, they figured out that the agent didn’t know much more about the claims process than they did. As I wrote earlier, agents can become experts, but their expertise is customarily in the sales and needs analysis areas of insurance…not claims. For most agents, learning the claims process would be a waste of their time, since most agents are not licensed to handle claims.

Sure…some agents will be given a small claims settlement authority by the company they work for. Some agents will be able to settle claims up to about $5,000.00, and then only in the property side of the claim…such as a small water loss or a theft. But, for the most part, the insurance company concentrates claims handling with the claims employees and independent claims adjusters.

The most important strategies you should take from this article are:

1. Interview EVERY insurance agent to find out their level of expertise. Only do business with the most qualified, educated and experienced agents. Let the inexperienced agents practice on people who don’t care about protecting themselves the right ways.

2. Don’t always chase after the lowest premium. You get what you pay for. You’d be better served to pay a higher premium if a highly qualified agent takes care of you. You don’t drive the cheapest car you can find, do you?

3. Never be hesitant to call the Department of Insurance of your state if you have problems with your agent. Agents are regulated for a reason.

If you’ve had bad experiences with insurance agents, how about telling us about it?

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Choosing The Right Insurance Agent

Personality of the Insurance Agent

Have conversations with prospective agents. Explain your situation and ask for a quote. Simply asking does not mean you have to work with them. This is a chance for you to get a feel for how they work and if you’re comfortable with them.

There are 2 types of Insurance Agents:

A. Independent Agents – These are people who own a small business who represents or an affiliate of a number of insurance companies.

B. Direct Insurance Agents – A direct insurance company sells directly to you without an agent, typically online.

Best choice:

Go with the Independent Agent since they have the opportunity to offer you a best match price and coverage for your needs. They have all the data that they can compare between insurance companies. They sell a variety of insurance and financial products, including property, life, casualty, health, disability and long-term care insurance. They are your one-stop-shop for insurance needs.

2. Credentials

A knowledgeable insurance agent can give advice when deciding what coverage and limits a client needs to protect their family and investments. An insurance agent who have credentials has attestation of qualification, authority or competence, and guaranteed professional in the field of insurance industry.

Nice to Have:

CFP – Certified Financial Planner.
CLU – Chartered Life Underwriter
CPCU – Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter
ChFC – Chartered Financial Consultant
PFS – Personal Financial Specialist
CIC – Certified Insurance Counselor
ARM – Associate in Risk Management

Licensing

Before buying an insurance from an insurance agent, make sure that the agent has a license to sell insurance. It’s like a patient consulting a doctor and the doctor is required to get a license before they can provide prescriptions. Each state requires insurance agents to hold a license to sell policies. Some states require separate licenses to sell property and casualty insurance versus life and health insurance.

3. Client Feed Backs

While you’re checking whether the agent is licensed, also check to see if they’ve had complaints filed against them. For the company, you can check the NAIC’s CIS or call your state insurance department. The insurance department can also tell you if any complaints have been filed against the agent. You also might check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any consumers have filed complaints – or compliments – about the agents you’re considering.

4. Ask Questions

It is okay to ask questions when looking for an agent. In fact, you should be asking questions when deciding who you want to work with. Some good questions are:

What are your areas of expertise?
What is your reach? Are you local? Statewide? Nationwide?
What is your experience in my industry? How many years have you been writing this type of insurance?
Do you have any client references?
How long have you been in business?
How many companies do you represent? Which ones?

Of course there are lots of factor to consider when choosing an insurance agent. Take note of the most important things when trusting someone to provide you with the best coverage for your business needs. You always have an option to switch agents, but it is much better to do a research beforehand to find the great insurance partner.

How To Make Money Using an Udemy Online Teaching Course

A few decades ago, it was hard to find a good teacher. The only option that you had was to look for one in your area because the Internet was not available at that time. Nowadays, the internet has made it a lot easier to learn from the comfort of home. If you have been thinking of taking a certain course to hone your skills, we suggest that you check out Udemy. Let’s find out how people make money on Udemy by launching courses through websites. Read on to know more.

What Is Udemy?

Basically, this platform brings both students and teachers together. As a matter of fact, Udemy is one of the top platforms for online courses. It offers a lot of free tools and support for instructors to develop courses and make money from them.

Udemy allows anyone to create a course and offer it to everyone across the globe through its platform. Nowadays, the platform has more than 15 million students from more than 190 countries. Moreover, it has courses in more than 80 languages.

Launching a Course

If you want to submit a course on Udemy, you may want to follow the steps below. We will talk about each step in detail so you can get started without any problem.

Sign up

First of all, you may want to go to the home page of Udemy and sign up for an account, which will cost you nothing. As soon as you have signed up, you can access tons of free as well as paid courses.

Course creation

After signing up, you can hit the “Teaching” button. The “Create a course” button will show up that you can press to create a course and become a tutor.

Udemy revenue model

For course creation, Udemy won’t charge you any fee. On the other hand, for selling, you do have to consider the revenue model offered by the platform. Let’s find out more about the revenue model.

Instructor promotion

After a lead generation, the entire revenue goes to the course instructor. For instance, if a lead is generated through the coupon code given by the course creator, the instructor will get the revenue.

Organic traffic

If the course buyer comes to the platform through organic traffic, 50% of the revenue will go to the course creator. And the rest will go to the website. So, there is a lot of money to be made even if you don’t use other means to get the word about your courses.

Other revenue sharing model

This revenue sharing ratio can be between 25% and 97%. Actually, the ratio is based on the fact whether the customer comes to the platform via deals, ads or affiliates. So, based on these factors, the revenue can be more or less.

Resources for Udemy

Udemy helps you throughout the process. Whether you are going to create a course or you want to promote, the platform has resources for you. Udemy offers tons of free resources that help you make your course a success. As a matter of fact, the free resources on this platform are on the list of the best advantages of Udemy, as they help you make money from your course without too much struggle.

So, if you have been thinking of creating a course and publishing it on Udemy, we suggest that you take into account the advice given in this article. Just make sure your course is interesting and it can help your students learn new things. And that’s all you need in order to sell your courses and make a lot of money.

Ideal Solutions To Success Online

If you have ever spent time looking for ideal solutions to success online, you could find yourself very frustrated. You found that there are basic ways to succeed in this line of work. You know that online work isn’t hard, physical labor. Working online is easy in that there isn’t a lot of physical work involved. People who work hard as builders, factory workers, office personnel and in administration, must work hard and produce good results or they no longer have a job. Online work isn’t hard physically. However, it takes tenacity, perseverance, and a little knowledge to be successful. Perhaps herein lies part of your annoyance. Let’s look at some things that bring frustration into your ideal online performance. The items are not listed in any particular order of difficulty or ordered frustration levels.

Number 1, Building a Website

The number one thing that frustrates many people and keeps them from being successful online is building a website. This one thing kept me from being successful online years ago. When you find the right training building a website can be really easy. You don’t have to know HTML to build one today. You can learn how to make a website at certain locations on the Internet. There are places where you can learn how to make a free website.

Number 2, Finding a Domain Name

The best way to relieve frustration from finding a domain name is to first find the niche you want to promote. The name of your site needs to match the niche you have chosen. So, the way you keep this from being frustrating is to identify your niche, and then write a list of 10 to 15 names that describe your niche. It’s like choosing a title for a book, the title must tell what the book is about. Same with your domain name. It must tell what your niche is about. I prefer to stick with a .com. It’s just a personal preference that you don’t have to adhere to.

Number 3, Getting Site Ready

Until you learn, getting your site ready for search engine optimization can be really frustrating. Actually, it can be next to impossible if you don’t have the proper training. Again, I have a page for you to review that explains the ins and outs of preparing your site for SEO. Again, you can write articles, use social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The big question you need to ask is, “Where are you going to get the training and knowledge on how to make these ideas work for you?”

Number 4, Getting Traffic

The number one goal for any marketing site is to drive traffic to it. There are many ways to do this, but the only way I choose to do this is by writing good content for my website. What if you can’t write, or at least you think you can’t? Many sites offer training on how to write.The training on a few sites is phenomenal. Every bit of the training is to help you build a site, monetize it and then drive traffic to it. You can learn so many ideas on what to write that you will never run out of something to write about. Getting traffic is almost done for you. All you have to do is follow directions.

Number 5, Training

Before I found a helpful site, training was my nemesis. The lack of training defeated me every time and cost me money. The training I have gotten has given me a handle on success. I have learned how to succeed because I have been trained well. Following are a few things I have been able to find online:

Certification Courses: 5 Levels

1. Getting Started

2. Build Your own Traffic Producing Website

3. Making Money!

4. Mastering Social Engagement

5. Achieving Maximum Success Through Content Creation

Each level has several courses and the training available to make you successful! I repeated most of the lessons. Some were simple but needed more exploring. Others were new to me and my then limited expertise. I can’t believe how much knowledge is packed into these lessons. Yet the progress from one step to the next is given in easy steps for those who aren’t technologically proficient when they begin the courses.

You Get All the Training

Every site that I tried before this would promise they could teach me how to be successful. What they taught me was that I needed to hire a group of professional online gurus to help me build a successful online business. I paid good money to learn this, too. Their ads said that even a monkey could learn how to use their program. I guess that I’m not as smart as a monkey because I couldn’t begin to understand what they were trying to teach me. “You’ll never believe how easy it is to make money online,” their ads read. I learned the hard way, out of pocketbook hard way, that paper will lie still and let you write anything on it. At least the paper they wrote on did! I was never able to follow more than the first couple steps. Not nearly enough to learn anything. However, all that has changed now. Since I found this site, I have learned how to be successful online. All I’ve done since I’ve been here is grow and grow. That’s where I am. That was what I was looking for in the first place. Can I tell you that I found a place where you can work at your pace, make the amount of money you want to make, and work when and where you want to.

Work for Yourself

The best boss you will ever have is YOU. Working for yourself online doesn’t require lots of energy. You don’t have to have a specific location where you go to work. With today’s technological advances, you can work from nearly anywhere. I prefer to work at home with my family nearby. That’s where you can find yourself, too. Are you ready for the change? Are you ready to be your own boss? Then don’t wait! Visit me to begin today!