STATE FARM® AGENT OPPORTUNITY
Running your own business as an independent contractor requires commitment of time, energy, and resources. Few opportunities offer the level of support provided by State Farm.
How does compensation work?
You can earn commission, potential travel, and other compensation by helping customers. This is a business opportunity for which you, as an independent contractor, have the potential for both profit and loss.
What does it cost?
Startup costs and expenses vary based on business decisions, location, and cost of living. There is no minimum or maximum amount of capital that will be needed by you to set up and operate your business; the decision of how much investment you make into your business is your decision as an independent contractor agent.
Becoming a State Farm agent was the best career decision I’ve ever made.
State Farm product training
With about 100 products to offer, you’ll need an understanding of what they are and what each product can do for customers.
Business management and team leadership
Running a business and leading a team are big responsibilities. Get the training to sharpen your skills as you step out into an opportunity like no other.
Field development: a hands-on experience with an agent
While the sign may have your name on it, you’re not in this opportunity alone. Agents and State Farm staff are available to mentor, consult and help you prepare early on, and along the way.
From Athlete to Agent | State Farm®
(IMAGE) We see scenes from sports fields and gyms and then we see Monique Ambers walking out of an office. (Text on screen) Beyond the Game: State Farm® Agent Opportunity and the Athlete (Speaker: Monique Ambers) Because it's a goal that you want to reach, and you're going to do whatever you need to do to reach that goal. You have to prove that you should be here. (IMAGE) Blake Miller is seen on screen. (Speaker: Blake Miller) When you get a direct result, there's no-- there's no in-between. You either win or you lose. (IMAGE) A hand is seen holding a baseball, and then we see Byron Wilkerson. Next, we see him sitting on a bench near an athletic field. (Speaker: Byron Wilkerson) Perseverance, hard work, discipline-- those things that are built into professional athletes' daily routine, they really start to pay dividends when you're in business for yourself. (IMAGE) We see Andrew Shull seated in some empty bleachers, and then we see him in an office. (Text on screen) Andrew Shull State Farm Agent, McKinney, TX Former Pro Football Player (Speaker: Andrew Shull) As an athlete, I think you have that will to win. I'm one of those people that I never like to lose at anything. I always had a plan. I always knew I wanted to be a State Farm agent. It just fit my personality. (IMAGE) We see Byron Wilkerson on an athletic field, and then in an office. (Text on screen) Byron Wilkerson State Farm Agent, Plano, TX Former Pro Baseball Player (Speaker: Byron Wilkerson) The rewarding thing about being an athlete is when your hard work, your preparation meets an opportunity. And when you succeed in those moments, that's very gratifying. (IMAGE) We see Andrew Shull walking into a State Farm office. (Speaker: Andrew Shull) You definitely have to be self-disciplined to run a small business. You're always going to face adversity, just like you did in any arena. Being able to meet that adversity and stare it in the face and overcome is something more-- you get a lot of satisfaction from doing that. (IMAGE) We see a container full of basketballs in a gym. Monique Ambers, dressed in business casual, chooses one. (Text on screen) Monique Ambers State Farm Agent, Sacramento, CA Former Pro Basketball Player (Speaker: Monique Ambers) It's about having goals, and our goal was to have the team under 10 points. If we didn't-- I mean, sometimes we didn't. Then it's OK. And guess what? With the next quarter, we need to make up for that. That's exactly what I do as a State Farm agent. We get our goals for the year, and then we break them down into quarters and make sure that we stay on track. (IMAGE) We see Byron Wilkerson walking into a State Farm office, where he is greeted by Blake Miller. (Text on screen) Blake Miller State Farm Agent, Austin, TX Former Pro Football Player (Speaker: Blake Miller) State Farm fills a void. The competitiveness, the routine, the structure. Those are all things that you miss when you get out of sports. (IMAGE) We see Andrew Shull speaking to several men in an office, and then we see him speaking to the camera. (Speaker: Andrew Shull) The great thing about being a State Farm agent-- a small business owner, is you get to be a coach and a player. I still love doing the player day-to-day activities. I still love sales, but then I get to dictate and exactly align my business where I want it to go. And I love that part of it. (IMAGE) We see Byron Wilkerson speaking. Next, we see his office signage, and then we see him speaking in his office. (Speaker: Byron Wilkerson) State Farm is arguably one of the best American brands out. And then all I have to do is do my part, work hard, be honest, and try to serve the people in my community. (IMAGE) We see Blake Miller speaking. (Speaker: Blake Miller) When I was a college coach out recruiting, a lot of the time when somebody walked in with a Notre Dame shirt on, or Texas, or USC, they immediately commanded respect. And I feel like with State Farm, when I put that State Farm shirt on, that's what I have. We're the biggest, we're the best. (IMAGE) We see Monique Ambers speaking, then interacting with others. (Speaker: Monique Ambers) I think the recognition comes with the high performance. At the end of the day, it's seeing the customer leave here happy, and that I felt like I actually helped them and educated them. To me, that's all the recognition I need. [MUSIC PLAYING] (Text on screen) State Farm logo
State Farm agents are independent contractors who hire their own employees. State Farm agents’ employees are not employees of State Farm. Agents are responsible for and make all employment decisions regarding their employees.