How To Become A Successful Freight Broker

How To Become A Successful Freight Broker

by George Stewart
     
 

My name is George A. Stewart, I am 43 years old, I worked 12 years as a store manager for Burger King Restaurant, a truly dead end job. Just like most jobs in the market today I used to put in plenty of hours that unfortunately, did not translate into money. I understand that everyone has bad days at work; for me it was not an ordinary occasional dissatisfaction

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My name is George A. Stewart, I am 43 years old, I worked 12 years as a store manager for Burger King Restaurant, a truly dead end job. Just like most jobs in the market today I used to put in plenty of hours that unfortunately, did not translate into money. I understand that everyone has bad days at work; for me it was not an ordinary occasional dissatisfaction but a genuine mismatch. Working for long hours and under constant stress was taking a toll on my health and to make matters worse I was earning $36,500 per year, which was barely enough to feed myself, my wife and three children. Most of the time, I felt like I was dangling from a cliff.
My turning point was the day I met a certain customer in my restaurant who seemed to be doing very well despite the hard economic times the whole country was going through. After a little chitchat, I found out he was a freight broker and that he was earning a decent living while working a few hours.
At that point I did not know anything about freight brokerage or that a profession like that even existed. I therefore decided to do some research about it and the more I learnt, the more my interest grew and within a matter of weeks I was completely hooked up. Before I knew it, I took time off work to begin my training in freight brokerage.
After my training, I decided to quit my job at burger king and took up a job as a freight agent working under an established freight broker. My job included looking for new clients, taking orders and matching shippers with carriers. In one year or so I felt that I had enough experience and contacts to start my own firm. I then applied for the required licenses at FMCSA and started small.
Starting my own firm was definitely not easy but I found it much better than working at burger king. My first client was a contact I had made from working as a freight agent. After a lot of hard work I finally started getting more clients, and in 6 months I could finally relax because my business had finally taken off. I was earning around $120,000 every year, which, I must confess, was really good for starters. Now that I can work for fewer hours per day, my stress level has gone down and health wise, I am on the road to recovery. I can take better care of my family and also spend a lot more time with them.
After reading this book, if you get the interest in learning more about this business, you can also visit my blog at freightbrokertrainingguide.com/

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045475129
Publisher:
CSBA Publishing
Publication date:
09/07/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
241,557
File size:
2 MB

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My name is George A. Stewart, I am 43 years old, I worked 12 years as a store manager for Burger King Restaurant, a truly dead end job. Just like most jobs in the market today I used to put in plenty of hours that unfortunately, did not translate into money. I understand that everyone has bad days at work; for me it was not an ordinary occasional dissatisfaction but a genuine mismatch. Working for long hours and under constant stress was taking a toll on my health and to make matters worse I was earning $36,500 per year, which was barely enough to feed myself, my wife and three children. Most of the time, I felt like I was dangling from a cliff.My turning point was the day I met a certain customer in my restaurant who seemed to be doing very well despite the hard economic times the whole country was going through. After a little chitchat, I found out he was a freight broker and that he was earning a decent living while working a few hours.At that point I did not know anything about freight brokerage or that a profession like that even existed. I therefore decided to do some research about it and the more I learnt, the more my interest grew and within a matter of weeks I was completely hooked up. Before I knew it, I took time off work to begin my training in freight brokerage.

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