In the next 20 years or so, about 25 – 30 trillion dollars are expected to be transferred from the funds of baby boomers to millennials. This means that millennials will soon be managing the world’s finances in its entirety.
Baby boomers have a lot of wisdom to impart given their experience in handling finances. So with that in mind, here are some of the tried and tested solutions that experienced financial advisers have executed in their careers in order for them to be at the top of their game.
Get the right credentials
You don’t need hundreds of thousands to start a financial planning business. In fact, you can start a business with less than $10,000 in capital. What you need to invest greatly on is your credentials.
Experts recommend that you get the CFP certification since it’s the gold standard in the profession. If you have a CFP board certification, you can work as a freelance financial adviser or become part of a wealth management firm that trains employees with old and new tactics in handling financial wealth.
With a CFP certification, you’re letting your customers know that you’ve undertaken the necessary steps to become a legal adviser, and have the skills to provide them with sound financial advice.
Know the basics of investing
A lot of people go to financial advisers to get investment tips. If you want to be a good financial adviser, you must have a decent background in investing and FOREX.
FOREX is a global market where all the currencies trade, making it a great place for those who want to make a living through spreading profits. It is the largest market in the world where foreign currency trading exceeds $5 trillion every day.
Trading presents many challenges to an individual entering financial markets for the first time. The success statistics aren’t particularly encouraging; with most of the evidence suggesting that a professional’s trading career is unstable and expensive. This is where financial advisers come in. Advisers must be able to help their clients minimize losses.
Sustain a clear vision
Successful financial advisers always think about the long-term. They know what needs to be done not only for themselves but for their clients as well. Writing and recording your vision in your own voice is a great way to constantly remind yourself of the goals you have set for yourself and your customers. Top advisers regularly utilize this technique, which allows them to persevere when the going gets tough.
Aspire to open your own company
One of your ultimate goals as a financial adviser must be to open your own firm. After all, the best financial advice that you can give to someone is “attain financial freedom,” which means earning independently and being successful. There’s no better way to show your clients that you’re successful in life by letting them know that you own and operate you own company.
Build your own client base
Clients are your lifeline. Experts suggest that in order for fledgling advisers to build their client base, you must do as many informational talks as you can whether in the form of online videos or at events and conferences. In theory the more inspirational talks you give, the bigger chance you have of expanding your client base over time.
Experts say experience is the best teacher, and this is true for the most part. However, by keeping these tips in mind, you will be able to avoid the most common downfalls that fledgling financial advisers experience in their early stages of their career.