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Considering becoming a financial advisor? Are you a new financial advisor? Or looking for a new career? Being a financial advisor or financial planner will challenge you, reward you handsomely, and lead to long-term financial success. Being a financial advisor is a great career, but be warned, it's not for everyone. To be successful in the field of financial services you may have to change your attitude, increase your knowledge base, and work harder than you've ever worked before.
How do I know this? I've been coaching financial advisors and planners since 2004 and I've come into contact with very successful advisors and those teetering on the brink of failure. One thing I know for sure, if you start out with the advice outlined below AND the desire to do what's best for your clients, you will do well as a financial advisor.
Here are my tips on becoming a successful financial advisor.
Go with a great firm with a good training program and a reputation of high ethics and integrity. Society has had enough of the Bernie Madoff's of the world. Consumers are looking for a trusted advisor. Make sure that's you. So, do your homework, ask questions, and go with the best.
Be willing to put in some long hours initially. You'll have to create a foundation that includes:getting prospects, meeting centers of influence, attending networking events, gaining investment knowledge, and a myriad of other things. Hopefully you have a supportive family, because you'll need their help in the first few years.
Be productive with your time. When many new advisors first start out they tend to be very busy but sometimes they are busy for all the wrong reasons. You will make the most progress if you are engaged in ACTIVE marketing tactics versus PASSIVE tactics. Active means being on the phone, talking to people, attending events, holding events, public speaking, and generally taking action rather than sitting at a desk and moving papers around.
Be a go-getter! Recognize that all business models in the financial advisory field have basically one thing in common: you are your own boss. It's up to you to bring in the business. No one else is going to do it for you. So be determined and take complete control of your business and your life.
Create your own personal brand. Get a handle on your 30 second commercial. Don't sound like every other advisor out there. Be creative with your spiel and stand out from the competition. Talk about a target market rather than helping all consumers with all investment issues. Be funny and be yourself. Too much seriousness makes a boring presentation.
Be willing to be an educator. This means being knowledgeable about the markets and investment opportunities, but it also means listening and asking good questions. Many advisors are too focused on doing all the talking in a one on one meeting. Be interested in other people and let them do the talking. Ask questions and go deeper. Get a handle on your communication skills.
Find a support group. No, not as in alcoholics anonymous but rather a financial industry group like the Financial Planning Association or NexGen (or NAPFA for fee only advisors). You will meet others who are entrenched in the industry who can guide you and provide tips and information you would never come into contact with otherwise.
Last but not least, you need a Business Plan. That brings me to why I have written this article. Too many advisors start out in this field without a clue about how to plan their own success. I have created a Business Plan system based on the financial achievement of my most successful clients. This program has 4 sample financial advisor business plans and a six day course to help you write your own custom plan so that you stand out from the crowd.
Purchase the Two Page Mini Business Plan for Financial Advisors today and discover how successful advisors achieve their financial goals using Suzanne's four sample financial advisor Business Plans
- How to create motivational GOALS
- How to develop proven growth strategies
- How to select marketing tactics to attract new clients
- How to make your brand stand out
You need a written Business Plan in order to create the life you want
This is what you get with the Two Page Mini Business Plan:
1. Two-Page Mini Business Plan™, PDF Template – For brainstorming and hand-written notations
2. Two-Page Mini Business Plan™, Word Template – To create your final Digital Business Plan for saving and printing as needed
3. Seventeen Page Instruction E-Book - The Six Step Guide to Writing a Business Plan That will bring you the income and free time you've been seeking!
Here are the Bonuses you get for ordering today:
Sample Business Plans with Goals:
BONUS - 4 sample financial advisor business plans with various business models
BONUS - Sample - Financial Advisor - Wealth Management Business Plan example
BONUS - Sample - Financial Advisor- Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Business Plan example
BONUS - Sample - Financial Advisor- Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Business Plan example
BONUS - Sample - Financial Advisor- Registered Representative Business Plan example
BONUS - The Success Book Daily Action Planner - How to focus on your goals
BONUS - Marketing Activities Idea Bank - loaded with marketing ideas to build your business
BONUS - Marketing Calendar Spreadsheet - enter all your marketing tactics into the color-coded excel calendar to plan your activities efficiently
BONUS - Marketing Return On Investment Spreadsheet - measure your marketing results to determine what you should do more of and what you should let go
Important BONUS!! Custom emailed E-Course for Advisors - Written for advisors by Suzanne Muusers - coach to successful advisors -this ecourse is all about how to build a profitable, branded advisory business. This six day automated E-Course is emailed directly to you and will give you tips, tools, strategies, and unique ideas advisors can use to write a Business Plan of true value.
"Before using this Plan, I spent unfocused time on activities that made me feel busy. Now I have detailed goals that are firmly entrenched in my mind and I use the daily planner to take focused action. I get out of the office and meet with prospects in a focused strategic manner rather than burying myself in my practice. This has lead to bringing in more assets under management which allowed me to hire additional staff."
WHY was this program created?
My name is Suzanne Muusers. I'm an ICF-Member Business Coach for Financial Advisors. I have been coaching successful advisors since 2004. I found that my clients were reluctant to complete the typical thirty-plus page business plan, so I developed this two page Business Plan program with sample business plans based on various advisor business models. Advisors can quickly pinpoint the strategies and activities needed to grow their practice. This program contains everything I have learned from coaching successful advisors for many years.
What does this program cost?
Regular Price $199.95
$59.99 (US Dollars)
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Sample Business Plans • Tax Deductible
6-Day E-Course • Fill-in-the-blank Template
If you hired me for six months to work on designing a winning business and marketing plan you would spend over $3000.00. By purchasing this program, you are learning in a week what it took me years and years to discover. You will cut years off your learning curve with the sample plans provided.
My Personal Guarantee!
If you're not completely satisfied with my program after completing the plan and using the tools — I'll return your money!
I'm 100% confident that my package will be the absolute best, most complete and most useful system to create a plan that gets results.
More than that, I'm confident that if you employ all the techniques and resources I share with you, you'll gain a noticeable amount of new business over the next year and beyond.
So if the system isn't everything you were expecting, and all my tips and resources don't produce the results you were looking for, just ask me for a refund within three months of your purchase.
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Bonus Reason to purchase today! You are purchasing this program to improve your business, therefore your purchase is 100% tax deductible. That makes this an even better deal -- you really can't lose!
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About the Author:
Suzanne Muusers is an ICF-Member Business Coach who has worked with hundreds of successful clients including independent financial advisors, investment executives, and finance career professionals since 2004. She helps clients develop their Value Proposition, Ideal Client Profile, and Branding Approach so that their marketing message appeals to affluent clients