Can I Be a Public Adjuster Part-Time??
One of the most common questions I find myself frequently being asked is whether or not you can be a public adjuster part-time.
Is this a career path that requires your full-time commitment or can it be done alongside something else?
To give a quick and simple answer, I’ll only say this: I’ve been a public adjuster for twelve years.
Out of those twelve years, I’ve also been teaching tennis full-time for ten. So, you probably can figure out the answer right there.
But for those of you looking for some additional tips, make sure you buckle in and enjoy the ride.
Be smart when you starting Public Adjuster career
Starting your own business is no child’s play.
Sure, some jobs will be way easier to start than others, but no matter what you’re thinking about doing, do know that it’s not going to be super easy.
For starters, you’ll need to secure enough funds not only to be able to start your business but also to ensure that you’re covered until you get your business off the ground.
That’s why I would actually advise you to keep your current full-time job and become a part-time public adjuster first.
That way you can rest assured knowing that you still have a steady income coming your way until you manage to find work and start earning money as a public adjuster.
Learn how to organize and optimize your time
As mentioned earlier, I was working as a tennis instructor before I decided to pursue my PA career.
What you may not know is that – at some point in my career – I actually became the tennis director.
After doing that for some time, I decided to open my own tennis facility, while still working on building my PA career.
Since I usually had tennis classes in the afternoon, that provided me with plenty of time to commit full-time to my PA work in the morning.
So, if you learn how to organize your day properly and you create a schedule that works, you can actually keep your current job and commit to becoming a full-time public adjuster if that’s something you’re interested in.
Grow your network
Another great thing about doing public adjusting as your second job is the fact that you’ll be able to grow your network of contacts.
I’d say about 10% of my PA clients came from my tennis job.
So, keeping your current job while starting to grow your PA career can actually really help you out, especially in the beginning.
One of the most difficult things when building your PA career will be finding work.
So, you can use the opportunity of having two jobs to spread the word about your PA services and thus grow your network of clients.
Consult with other experts in the industry
Next, no matter if you’re looking to pursue the PA career as a full-time or part-time endeavor, do know that you don’t have to do it entirely on your own.
What this means is that you can and actually should look for other experts in the industry that can provide you with some useful information.
Look for online courses that will provide more insight and consult other experts from the industry about any questions and concerns you may be having. Since we’re living in the age where there are plenty of useful resources just a few clicks away, why not use it to your advantage?
Steadily improve your financial health
As mentioned earlier, when you’re first starting out your PA career, you probably won’t be signing as many claims as you will once your business starts growing.
That’s why it’s actually quite a good idea to work as a public adjuster part-time and steadily grow your finances.
However, once your career takes off and you compare the amount of work you put in both of your businesses, chances are you’ll actually reconsider making public adjusting your full-time job.
When you compare the amount of money per hour you’re making as a PA as opposed to your full-time job, you’ll be able to clearly see which option is the more profitable one.
Don’t let your insecurities stand in your way
Now, since you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering whether to try and make your PA career a full-full time or a part-time endeavor.
And while nobody but you can answer that question for you, I’m only going to say this: don’t give up on becoming a PA just because you’re unsure of which way to go.
What you should do instead is start building your PA career as soon as possible.
Start off slow and gradually work your way up.
Make sure you are really doing your part and putting in the necessary work into your PA career if you want to reach success.
And once you’re happy with where you’re at as a PA, you can come back and reconsider your full-time/part-time decision.
The most important thing is to actually start it, instead of just sitting around thinking about starting it.
The career that allows future growth
In the end, no matter if you’ve decided to make public adjusting a part-time or a full-time job, do know that it will leave plenty of room in your life to pursue other interests as well.
Since as a public adjuster, you won’t really have strict office hours, you can use any time you’re not spending on building your PA career on pursuing other things you may be interested in.
That’s why it’s safe to say that public adjusting is a great career path that leaves plenty of room for further growth.
Just because I chose to make public adjusting my full-time job doesn’t mean you need to do the same. That being said, it is a great career choice if you’re looking to become your own boss, have entirely flexible working hours, and make some good money in the process.
It’s time to take full control of your claims. Of your business. Of your life.
A community can help you get there faster. It can offer support during these tough times. Inspiration. Guidance.
Together, we can get you to where you want to be.
What are you waiting for?