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Build A Business That Clients Need

Build A Business That Insurance Clients Need

As a health independent insurance agent, you know that standing out in a competitive market is essential. Relying on purchased leads or the reputation of a big brand location can limit your potential, drain your finances, and waste your time. Instead, focus on building a business that is uniquely yours by creating your own stream of leads and doing something different. Here’s how you can build a thriving business without limiting the need to purchase leads.

Leverage Local Events and Festivals

Local events and festivals are prime opportunities to connect with potential beneficiaries face-to-face. These events allow you to build trust, showcase your expertise, and generate leads in a community-focused setting.

  • Sponsor Local Events: By sponsoring community events, you gain visibility and demonstrate your commitment to local well-being to your community. This positive association can help attract potential clients.
  • Host a Booth: Set up an informative and engaging booth at festivals. Provide educational materials, interact with the crowds, and collect contact information for follow-ups. Have giveaway swag to attract beneficiaries to your booth.
  • Participate Actively: Attend events as a participant, not just a vendor. Engage with attendees, join discussions, and be visible and helpful. Building relationships is key to gaining referrals and repeat business.

Build a Strong Online Presence

Your website and social media profiles are often the first places potential clients will look. Ensure they are professional, informative, and reflect your unique brand.

  • Add an Appointment Scheduler to your website: If clients have taken the time to find your website, be sure they can easily schedule an appointment to meet with you as well. Websites such as Calendly can make scheduling a breeze.
  • Engage on Social Media: Regularly post valuable content on your social media channels. Engage with your audience by responding to comments and messages timely. Go further and participate in relevant online groups and discussions. For more information on utilizing social media to its fullest potential, see our Facebook Toolkit.

Create Original Content

Producing valuable content positions you as an authority in the insurance industry and attracts potential clients. Consider starting a blog, producing videos, or hosting webinars that provide useful information to your audience.

  • Blog Posts: Write about common insurance questions, industry updates, and tips for choosing the right plan. Educational content can drive organic traffic to your website.
  • Video Content: Create short, informative videos explaining a range of topics in an easy-to-understand way. Share these on your website and social media channels.
  • Webinars and Workshops: Host online and in-person workshops to educate the community about insurance options. This showcases your expertise and allows you to gather leads from participants.

Stand Out with Unique Offerings

Differentiate yourself by offering unique products or services that other agents may not offer.

  • Specialized Plans: Offer options for ACA and Ancillary plans in your portfolio. Having a comprehensive selection of plans to choose from allows you to serve a broad range of client needs.
  • Innovative Services: Provide additional services like plan reviews, wellness consultations, or workshops on navigating health insurance.
  • Follow-Up Care: After helping a client choose a plan, follow up to ensure satisfaction and address any questions or concerns. This ongoing support builds trust and encourages referrals.

Building an insurance business that’s uniquely yours involves creativity, dedication, and a focus on standing out. By leveraging local events and festivals, creating valuable content, maintaining a strong online presence, offering exceptional client experiences, and providing unique offerings, you can generate your own leads and build a successful business without relying solely on purchased leads or big brand names. Embrace the journey of creating something truly your own, and watch your business flourish.

At National Contracting Center, we are committed to assisting agents at every stage of their careers. If you are a contracted agent with NCC, feel free to contact your sales development manager to discuss further. We’re here to guide and support your success!

If you haven’t yet contracted with NCC, click here to join us and start enjoying our benefits!

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