i know of several companies that offer a fit. I am surprised that you were not told how to or actually placed in a company. i am a successful freight broker who offers a training class on the weekends( as i actually move freight now and have been for years)
either way...i see good information on this thread. Freight Brokering is not as tough and rough as it was depicted by others on this thread. Rome is not built in a day, but if you are willing to put forth effort and have any previous experience you can make 5k sitting on your duff with little to no effort. My book of business is in excess of 20million now and it took a while. A little luck but basically bangin the phones for numerous days on end until i got a yes then a few accounts later....success.
I am a professional trainer and have trained in multiple businesses. Car biz, Mortgage biz, Oil and Gas and now freight. If you have a passion for the phones and like people. I can show you how to make them say yes....i train over 200 people a month and i have numerous success stories a month.
lemme know...i will assist here for free. I pay a referral fee for my class.
there are lots of places to get leads. i dont sell them but i teach my students the best way to find them. i will not charge you. best of luck and let me know...NSMDC is a good place to start. look at their catalogs for ideas. i say find a shipper on thomas net...say 50mil plus then google the address then look around. try a list of comodities that rock...year round freight then seasonal. keep a wide range of folks from scrap to dry, reefer freight and OD ...get good at it all but pick your poison, get in good then if you can and your contract permits...go get their customers or consignees
lemme know brother, i can def help and show you how i rock over 10m a year