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Advice - Door-knock like crazy now.  You're in Florida and in about 4 months when it's 90+ degrees with 100% humidity, you'll be finding every excuse not to.
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B24 - Thanks for the help. I think you’re right. I’m going to try switching the times I go out. I usually go from 9-4. Wasting time and energy hitting houses when no one answers.

Hacksaw - 100%. Between the rain and humidity, I doubt I’ll be door knocking as much.

Ron - Didnt even think to get name and address and try to google numbers. I was just trying to get it at the door

Learned a lot in one day on a forum board lol. I’ll post my stats tomorrow with the new time frames and see how the ratio compares.

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Originally posted by Nutthinfancy Nutthinfancy wrote:

What’s going on everyone. New FA here. 66,7, 2-15 licensed . Figured I’d join for some entertainment and support since I’ve only been in the game for about 5 months now and already spend my nights curled up in fetal position wondering when my knuckles are going to heal from knocking on doors.

Where my Jones people at!


Just be careful a few guys here.  They PM you like crazy asking for nudes. 
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Originally posted by WarPig WarPig wrote:

Originally posted by Nutthinfancy Nutthinfancy wrote:

What’s going on everyone. New FA here. 66,7, 2-15 licensed . Figured I’d join for some entertainment and support since I’ve only been in the game for about 5 months now and already spend my nights curled up in fetal position wondering when my knuckles are going to heal from knocking on doors.

Where my Jones people at!



Just be careful a few guys here.  They PM you like crazy asking for nudes. 


Why do you change your usernames on here?🤷🏿‍♂️🙌🏿
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Originally posted by ClarenceBeeks ClarenceBeeks wrote:

Originally posted by WarPig WarPig wrote:

Originally posted by Nutthinfancy Nutthinfancy wrote:

What’s going on everyone. New FA here. 66,7, 2-15 licensed . Figured I’d join for some entertainment and support since I’ve only been in the game for about 5 months now and already spend my nights curled up in fetal position wondering when my knuckles are going to heal from knocking on doors.

Where my Jones people at!



Just be careful a few guys here.  They PM you like crazy asking for nudes. 


Why do you change your usernames on here?🤷🏿‍♂️🙌🏿


Because he was previously banned
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Beeks .. we should be friends. Like BFFs.

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Beeks .. we should be friends. Like BFFs.


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Originally posted by ClarenceBeeks ClarenceBeeks wrote:

Originally posted by WarPig WarPig wrote:

Beeks .. we should be friends. Like BFFs.


Sister, you were banned. Are you still banned? ✌🏿🙌🏿👨🏿‍💼


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Originally posted by B24 B24 wrote:

Nut, one of the things I found was that doorknocking in the later afternoon/evening (4-7pm) and Saturdays 11-4pm was WAY more efficient than knocking during the day. Obviously that will depend on where you knock. I live in a sleepy New England town. If you are in a retirement community, obviously it's different.

But I had the same experience as you. I could knock from 9am-4pm and get 5 contacts. Or I could knock from 4-7pm and get 15-20, because WAY more people are home. 

Then you can spend you mornings going to businesses.

Also, pay close attention to where people work in your area. If you have a couple of really large businesses in your area, focus your LinkedIn efforts on those people. 

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B24 - man you’re a life saver. I crushed it today...until the damn cops showed up and told me to leave lol. I got 9 contacts in one hour. I guess my permit with the county isn’t good enough for the city. I’ll have to file for a permit with the city before I go back out and DK.
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Originally posted by B24 B24 wrote:

Nut, one of the things I found was that doorknocking in the later afternoon/evening (4-7pm) and Saturdays 11-4pm was WAY more efficient than knocking during the day. Obviously that will depend on where you knock. I live in a sleepy New England town. If you are in a retirement community, obviously it's different.

But I had the same experience as you. I could knock from 9am-4pm and get 5 contacts. Or I could knock from 4-7pm and get 15-20, because WAY more people are home. 

Then you can spend you mornings going to businesses.

Also, pay close attention to where people work in your area. If you have a couple of really large businesses in your area, focus your LinkedIn efforts on those people. 

Started knocking a few weeks ago....didn't do any mornings, mostly because so cold - even if people were home, they weren't going to want to open their door to talk. Typically getting about 70-80% contact rate. I have found that folks who are already in retirement are a lot more stingy with their phone numbers, so switched to "younger" neighborhoods to get my phone percentages up. I can circle back and work the older ones when I am not pushed for minimums. I'm in a rural area, so there aren't a ton of RING cameras. Although even with the RING doors, it's about 50/50.

Didn't think you could use LinkedIN for first phase - we were told had to wait on LinkedIN until after Can-Serve.....
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What B said...
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Originally posted by ejincognito ejincognito wrote:

Originally posted by B24 B24 wrote:

Nut, one of the things I found was that doorknocking in the later afternoon/evening (4-7pm) and Saturdays 11-4pm was WAY more efficient than knocking during the day. Obviously that will depend on where you knock. I live in a sleepy New England town. If you are in a retirement community, obviously it's different.

But I had the same experience as you. I could knock from 9am-4pm and get 5 contacts. Or I could knock from 4-7pm and get 15-20, because WAY more people are home. 

Then you can spend you mornings going to businesses.

Also, pay close attention to where people work in your area. If you have a couple of really large businesses in your area, focus your LinkedIn efforts on those people. 

Started knocking a few weeks ago....didn't do any mornings, mostly because so cold - even if people were home, they weren't going to want to open their door to talk. Typically getting about 70-80% contact rate. I have found that folks who are already in retirement are a lot more stingy with their phone numbers, so switched to "younger" neighborhoods to get my phone percentages up. I can circle back and work the older ones when I am not pushed for minimums. I'm in a rural area, so there aren't a ton of RING cameras. Although even with the RING doors, it's about 50/50.

Didn't think you could use LinkedIN for first phase - we were told had to wait on LinkedIN until after Can-Serve.....

Well, yeah. What are you gonna say to them? "Hey, I'd love to connect, I'm almost a financial advisor!"

Everything I said above was in reference to being an actual financial advisor (although I suppose the door knocking advice would be the same).
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“Can Serve”

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“Can Serve”

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I don’t serve. My BOA serves. I fucking SELL .... 🤙🏿👨🏿‍💼
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Originally posted by B24 B24 wrote:

Originally posted by ejincognito ejincognito wrote:

Originally posted by B24 B24 wrote:

Nut, one of the things I found was that doorknocking in the later afternoon/evening (4-7pm) and Saturdays 11-4pm was WAY more efficient than knocking during the day. Obviously that will depend on where you knock. I live in a sleepy New England town. If you are in a retirement community, obviously it's different.

But I had the same experience as you. I could knock from 9am-4pm and get 5 contacts. Or I could knock from 4-7pm and get 15-20, because WAY more people are home. 

Then you can spend you mornings going to businesses.

Also, pay close attention to where people work in your area. If you have a couple of really large businesses in your area, focus your LinkedIn efforts on those people. 

Started knocking a few weeks ago....didn't do any mornings, mostly because so cold - even if people were home, they weren't going to want to open their door to talk. Typically getting about 70-80% contact rate. I have found that folks who are already in retirement are a lot more stingy with their phone numbers, so switched to "younger" neighborhoods to get my phone percentages up. I can circle back and work the older ones when I am not pushed for minimums. I'm in a rural area, so there aren't a ton of RING cameras. Although even with the RING doors, it's about 50/50.

Didn't think you could use LinkedIN for first phase - we were told had to wait on LinkedIN until after Can-Serve.....

Well, yeah. What are you gonna say to them? "Hey, I'd love to connect, I'm almost a financial advisor!"

Everything I said above was in reference to being an actual financial advisor (although I suppose the door knocking advice would be the same).

My bad for not being clear - my LinkedIN statement was referring to this post by NUTTHINFANCY.....not your comment b24

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Thanks Ron. It’s going. 

I feel like it’s inefficient but I have had some good conversations with people. Usually get 3-7 contacts per 100 houses. I’m still in the “trainee” stage at Jones so I’m kind of restricted on what I can do right now. I have to hit 250 contacts before the 26th. I’m sitting at 190 but I have about 55 contacts from my LinkedIn I’m about to drop in to hit this number. It’s not that door knocking is hard, it’s just inefficient and feels like your playing slots at a casino. You don’t really know who’s behind the door and no way to target specific people. The hardest part is knowing when people are home. For every 10 doors I usually get 1 or 2 who answer. 


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Quick update since you guys last heard from me. I’ve had a lot of shit happen at one time. My father unexpectedly passed away a few weeks ago,I caught the flu,had my LYP postponed twice due to everything that has happened. Went into a bit of a depression.

Made a decision that I’m not giving up. Went back out door knocking. Resigned from Edward Jones before my lyp so I wasn’t hooked for 3 years. Became friends with a guy that runs his owns an RIA in the area. Has been mentoring me throughout all of this hardship and has now offered me a position with his firm with a base salary until I get my book going. I believe this is the right move. His knowledge of the industry and knowledge of what I need to succeed will give me more than anything Jones is able to provide. Plus my commission split just went through the roof...I went from a bs 5-10% payout at jones during my first years to a 50% start and then 90% once I hit certain aum

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Originally posted by Nutthinfancy Nutthinfancy wrote:

Quick update since you guys last heard from me. I’ve had a lot of shit happen at one time. My father unexpectedly passed away a few weeks ago and I caught the flu. Almost got into a physical altercation with the “field trainer” and had my LYP postponed twice due to everything that has happened. Went into a bit of a depression.

Made a decision that I’m not giving up. Went back out and started door knocking. Gathered 400 contacts total. Resigned from Edward Jones before my lyp so I wasn’t hooked for 3 years. Became friends with a guy that runs his owns an RIA in the area. Has been mentoring me throughout all of this hardship and has now offered me a position with his firm with a base salary until I get my book going. I believe this is the right move. His knowledge of the industry and knowledge of what I need to succeed will give me more than anything Jones is able to provide. Plus my commission split just went through the roof...I went from a bs 5-10% payout at jones during my first years to a 50% start and then 90% once I hit certain aum

Hey, sorry to hear about your dad and the other shit. Life happens. But it sounds like you landed on your feet with a good opportunity. Don't waste it!
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Appreciate it B24. Do you have any experience in the RIA world? Is it more challenging to close prospects without the large firm name?

I feel like if I do the same thing I’m doing now, It shouldn’t be that different.
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Sorry to hear about your dad.

How long were you with Jones?
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