Why You Need Office Hours at Home

 In Insurance Industry Insights, Opening an agency with AAI, Tips for Independent Insurance Agents

One of the many reasons why being an independent insurance agent is appealing is that work can easily be done at home. Working at home allows people to have much more flexibility in where, when and how they work. While this is great, insurance agents will still need to set a routine if they want to maximize their productivity.

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Office Hours Create Routine

Setting office hours may sound difficult, but setting aside the same time each day helps to put your brain into work mode. Because you are an independent agent, these hours can be anytime during the day. You don’t have to sit in your home office from 9 to 5; you can work an hour in the morning, take the kids to school, watch your favorite television program, work for a few more hours, then be done for the day.

Working consecutive hours or being around in the morning isn’t what’s important. Having a dedicated work time every day helps you make the most out of your day and boosts concentration.

Do I Need a Dedicated Home Office?

If you are planning on working at home long term, you should have a space set aside specifically for work. In the digital age, most work can be done on a laptop, but having a desk and storage space can help you stay organized.

Sitting on the couch while working can also be a distraction. It is tempting to turn on the television or take a quick nap if you are comfortable. Having a dedicated desk space can eliminate these extra distractions.

Succeed from a Home Office

At Affordable American Insurance, many of our agents have home offices. Whether you are bringing work home after hours or don’t have a physical office outside of the home yet, we are here to help. Contact us today for more business development tips that can help you get started as an independent insurance agent.

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