Think about all the jobs that the Internet is helping to make easier: insurance agent... um... butler...
Okay, maybe the web isn't improving that many jobs, but it certainly is taking care of helping out insurance agents: now, in seconds using just a couple of clicks of your mouse, you can get quotes and agent referrals for any kind of insurance you want.
It's ridiculously easy to get insurance quotes without ever dealing with an insurance agent. Say you want some California insurance for your auto or home or business. All you have to do is go to a place like Netquote.com: They'll have links set up for you to click on to choose the kind of insurance you want quotes for. You type in your ZIP code and answer a few questions, and you've got your insurance quotes, right there.
I just did it right now -- it took less than a minute and I got five different referrals to agents or insurance companies, with names and addresses and the ability to click through and contact them immediately in some cases.
Which means I've got time to fire that butler I hired.