In this digital age, it’s important to have access to top-of-the-line resources and tools so that you can better run and market your business. Whether your looking to network, get organized, improve management, or have greater accessibility to the tools you need, there’s an app that fits your need. Below are not only some great apps that will help you become a stronger agent with Empower, but they’re also free!
1. Social Media – Facebook
It’s important to develop a web presence, and what better way to start than through social media. According to the Pew Research Center, 68% of all U.S. adults are on Facebook, which is substantially higher than any other social platform. Not only are more and more Americans creating Facebook accounts, but 76% of those who are currently on Facebook report visiting the site everyday. Moreover, while it began as a means for young adults to network, Facebook is increasingly becoming a multi-generational outreach platform as more and more older adults are joining. For instance, 62% of online adults, who are aged 65 or older, now use Facebook, which is a 14% increase since 2015.
In short, Facebook grants you access to a large audience of Americans. Don’t shy away from this opportunity. Create a Facebook page for yourself or your agency and start promoting your services!
Do you own your own agency? Do you have several downline agents? Bitrix24, available via web, iOS, and Android, is the program for you. It offers an internal social network that allows you to collaborate and communicate with your agents with ease. From daily to-do lists to complex projects, this software enables coordination, as well as delegation, to ensure that the job gets done. There’s also group chat and video, as well as a meeting scheduler! In addition to enhanced internal communication, Bitrix24 also offers excellent document management with secure storage, multi-user editing, and a shared server. Marketing is another way in which Bitrix24 stands out as agent’s best friend. With Bitrix24, you can access your email directly from the program’s dashboard and conduct email marketing.
More importantly, Bitrix24 makes CRM easy. Not only does the calendar allow users to make appointments with clients directly, but it also has a virtual call center. That’s right! You can call clients from the Bitrix24 portal and log, as well as record, phone calls. Last but not least, Bitrix24 has a customer database that enables automatic lead assignment. If you don’t have a CRM, then give Bitrix24 a try.
As an Empower agent, you have login information for not only our agent portal, Lead Maximizer, Comparative Rater, etc, but also for every carrier that you’re appointed with. That’s a lot of passwords! However, you don’t need to ever waste time figuring out or resetting your logins and passwords with the LastPass mobile app (iOS or Android) or browser plug-in. LastPass includes a password vault, and strong password generator, and a browser. Additionally, the app offers a Secure Notes feature that encrypts important information.
TeamUp, available for download on iOS and Android, is great not only because it’s free but because it is user-friendly. You can easily set your schedule, turn on notifications, and integrate with other applications through iCalendar feeds. You can export, as well as import, to Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Yahoo Calendar, and any other application with .ics capability. TeamUp also works with the Slack integration application.
These are just a few of the reasons why Empower Brokerage promotes TeamUp calendar. Call us toll-free at (888) 539-1633 to get your custom calendar link set up. Once your calendar is created through Empower Brokerage, you’ll be one step closer to being enrolled in out pre-set appointment lead program!
5. Empower Brokerage Insurance Quotes and Tools
Above all, every Empower agent needs to download our app, available on iOS and Android. It has everything you need in the palm of your hand! The in-app quoters cover life, senior health, disability, and individual health insurance. Even better, the app offers quick access to the ACA Express Engine! Lastly, the app’s dashboard includes links to contracting and e-tickets, as well as a link to our website’s agent portal.
It’s the best tool for an agent always on the go. Just slip it into your pocket or purse, and you’re ready to assist any consumer shopping for insurance that you may meet.