I’m Rick Altig with the Altig-Orlovic Agency. I started with American Income Life when I was 21 years old. I have been with the Company for 29 years, so you can probably tell I’m turning 50 this year. I was a 21-year-old when I started and the opportunity seemed so exciting then. As we fast-forward to today (29 years later) we find the opportunity is way better than when I started. Someone can walk into our business, learn the presentation, get into the field, and start making money after their first couple of weeks. What’s really exciting is our bonus structure and the compensation plan. Agents are receiving up to 50 percent of the sales they make. Up to 50 percent – that’s hard to believe! Even when an Agent makes just a few sales a week, he or she can make $1,000, $2,000, or $3,000.
The reason I got into the business years ago, and why many people are doing the same today, is because of the leadership and management opportunity. What is exciting today is that you can walk into a management position. If you have the ability to lead and attract other people to our business, the Company begins compensating you in a great, great way – up to 50 percent of whatever your Agents make. So what’s exciting to me is that 29 years ago this seemed like a big opportunity. With the expansion of Torchmark and American Income Life, the opportunity today is bigger than it’s ever been.