Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I am a 22 year old fresh college graduate that has been working at an insurance firm doing internal wholesaling for the past few months. If I continue with this program, in about 2 years I will be looking to become an external wholesaler. However, I have always wanted to become a financial advisor and I only went this wholesaling route to get the salesexperience so a wirehouse/bank can hire me. As of right now, I have my Series 7, 63 and Life&Health licenses and will begin CFP classes shortly.
Being so young, would the bank route be a smarter choice to go? I don't mind and WILL prospect like a monster on top of walk in referrals, but I do not come from a wealthy family nor do I have wealthy contacts. If I were to go with a big bank and not a local one, how much would I expect to gross in years 1-3? Will I be forced to sell certain products that are UNSUITABLE for clients? What if I chose to leave the bank for a wirehouse when I become a little older? Thanks in advance!