Independent agencies naturally require more effort and time to succeed in the insurance market. They don’t have the same stability that Nationwide agents have. Once you go independent, you need to put in the extra effort in selling your product. But we realize that can be time consuming when you have to deal with backend tasks at the same time. And before you know it, you’re spending more time micromanaging than you are actually doing business.
Ann Marie, in her testimonial about her experience with Edge, talks about her transition from a Nationwide agency to an independent agency and how her Ambassador was an essential piece in the smooth transition.
Having been the brainchild of professionals in the insurance agency market, Edge knows exactly what your pain points are and how best to solve them.
Here’s how Edge can help you become a successful Independent Agency:
Pre-trained Professionals at a Fraction of the Cost
We train our employees in-house and on the house. Businesses often spend too much time training new employees on the basics of working in the office consisting of mostly front-end tasks. We bypass this costly and time-consuming process by training our Ambassadors ourselves in both front-end and back-end duties so that they can hit the ground running when they start working with you.
The last thing you want as a business that’s competing with other businesses in such a crowded market is to put your faith in a new hire only to later find out that they severely lack in both soft and technical skills. You don’t have to worry about that with us. At Edge, all our Ambassadors go through the Edge Academy– our training program consists of a 30 day, in-depth, comprehensive training process with the use of state-of-the-art technology and best industry guidelines.
To learn more about how we train our Ambassadors for you, click here!
We provide you remote employees at a significantly lower cost that can be onboarded to your business in a matter of days. In general, hiring an Ambassador will cost you 70% less, and will only take 3-4 days to onboard to your agency.
Don’t worry about those tasks that you thought would only take minutes but end up taking hours anymore. Our Edge Ambassadors will deal with those while you deal with the other part of your business: making sales.
Since our Ambassadors work with you virtually, they are available during your specific working hours, irrespective of your time zone. We have cultivated the work-culture here at Edge in such a way that every Ambassador has a specific time in which they sign in to work because different agencies operate in different time zones.
So it doesn’t matter whether you’re on the East or West Coast, Pacific or Eastern time, we’ve got you covered.
Seamless Integration with your Workflow
Our sales have grown exponentially since the beginning of the pandemic. Since 2020, our team has grown by 1,500%, and our sales have gone through the roof by growing 850% during the same time period. This is partly because we were able to anticipate the increase in demand of remote employees as a result of the pandemic, and the quality of our Ambassadors. Our Edge Ambassadors have a proven track record of satisfying all of our clients’ needs. We understand that there might be times when the Ambassador and the client, for whatever reason, might not work well together.
Keeping you in mind, we decided that if you ever want to change your Ambassador, it won’t cost you a penny. You just begin with our new Ambassador with the same monthly package as before!
We have loads of cases where one client has onboarded multiple Ambassadors. So, just a heads-up: don’t be surprised if you’re so impressed with our Ambassadors that you end up wanting more. Don’t worry if one of our Ambassadors isn’t able to help you become a selling agency; just know that we have an Ambassador that’s going to be right for you.
Spanish Speaking Ambassadors
But what if your main clientele is Spanish speakers? What if you’re having to go through the difficulty of dealing with Spanish speakers because you don’t speak the language? What if this disconnect between your clientele and your agency is causing you to spend more time on tasks that aren’t converting into sales?
Don’t worry, we’ve thought this one through at Edge as well. If you’re in the market for a Spanish-speaking employee, but are finding it hard to find one specific to your insurance agency who also meets your standards, we’ve got you covered. We would take care of all that by matching you with one of our Peruvian Ambassadors to help you navigate your Spanish book of business.
Taking all of this into consideration, ask yourself why you haven’t onboarded our Ambassadors yet. Edge Ambassadors just make sense. Not only do they prove to be a smart financial decision, they also keep you relevant in the years to come.