Part Time Jobs When Getting Started

Aug 5, 2016

  1. MarcusP617
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    I was recently laid off from a salaried position in the workforce where I was making about 45K annually.

    I have a strong desire to work for myself as an entrepreneur and independent agent without clocking in and working a 9-5, so I am going to utilize my 2-15 and start practicing as an agent.

    That being said, I do have a mortgage to pay and do not underestimate the work that will go into establishing consistent business. In the meantime, I'm thinking of getting a part-time job where I can work evenings. I'm 25 years old with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management, and all of my post-secondary experience has been in B2B sales. While I begin my insurance career, I'm open to any suggestions (hotels/hospitality, warehouse work) -- can anyone relate to my situation and recommend jobs I may want to look for to work part time while I utilize the first portion of my day to practice insurance?
     
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    Walgreens has overnights shift leads that start at 29K. You work 8 days and get 6 days off. CVS works week on week off also and pay more. Most factories in NC have rotational shifts were u work 2 or 3 days on and get a 3 days off. Dock workers work weird hours like 11 pm to 6am maybe you can look that up. Newspaper route u work at night, if you have a nice car maybe you could do lyft or UBER but as a last resort.
     
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    Usually have good flexibility with Cash job's, Waiter Taxi and so forth.This is what I did my first year and half. Also help's not taxed
     
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    I would find a part-time job in retail sales, preferably with a commission component. You kill two birds with one stone:

    * Earn extra lead money
    * You keep honing your sales/closing skills while earning money! That way you're always in "Sales" mode

    Keep at it, never give up on your goal, and soon you'll be quitting that part-time job and building a massive business in insurance.
     
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    I was a bartender at night, insurance sales by day. Something in the service or interaction industry is a great place to be. Anything where you need to talk to people all day or night will help you in your insurance career.
     
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    I found the same thing with Taxi, Any Tip based Job will have that effect
     
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    I was working as caregiver on a private case during the weekends, just replacing the other 2 ladies who were 3 days each. 24 hours shifts. This particular case was very easy. You can try to find such job through employment agency or someone you know.
     
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    Get a night job as a hotel auditor. You will have a lot of down time and can work on your insurance marketing.

    Where in Florida are you? I know the state well and have some connections from Pensacola to Sarasota and can give you better advice if you want to private message me.

    Good luck in your quest.
     
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    Find a part-time job that will insert you into the lives of your target market. Bartender is an excellent gig because people always talk to a bartender. Servers are the same way to a lesser extent. Pick the restaurant based on your target market.

    Very few cities in the US have a strong presence of taxi cabs. Not easy to strike up a meaningful conversation when your back is turned to someone. Also, bartenders and servers build relationships with the regulars that come into the restaurant. I actually got my career in insurance because of a regular who came into the restaurant I worked at.
     
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    Which market would be the best for a part time
    agent to get started in?
    P&C is out, I would think.
    FE might work, term over the phone and online maybe.

    I never sold Med Sup, would that work?
    Payroll deduct?
    DI, annuities?
    Looking for in put from successful agents that may
    have started part-time.

    Shooter
     
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