Home Based Travel Agency
Some facts about a Home Based Travel Agency
(These facts are excerpted from Kelly Monaghan's
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This is no get-rich-quick scheme.
Those who make large sums of money selling travel work very hard and earn every penny. How much money a person makes and
how hard they have to work to make it, varies from person to person. Some people have more time to devote to their travel
business than others. Some have more drive and determination than others. Some folks are natural salespeople; others will
have to work harder to hone their skills. It may sound like a cliché, but how much money you make is up to you. I certainly
can't predict how much you'll make, but I can guarantee you that if you think you can make a small fortune working just a
half hour a day while watching television, you'll be
It's a business.
The statistics tell us that the majority of new businesses fail in a year or two. There's no reason to expect that your
travel business won’t meet the same fate. The saving grace is that, if you follow my strategies, you will not lose more
money than you can afford in a failed venture. Also, if you decide being independent is not for you, you should have
enough of a track record to make you an attractive employee for a local agency. It's quite possible to use my strategies
knowing you'll earn just a few hundred dollars a year. If that's fine for you, then everything's okay. Of course, you
can also seek to make selling travel a moneymaker. And that's fine, too.
It's a service business.
Whatever else you are selling, you are selling customer satisfaction. If you have never worked in a setting in which
you had to "please the public," you may be surprised at how much people will expect from you and how readily they'll
blame you for things over which you have no control. Believe me, if the toilet in the luxury hotel in Nairobi backs up and
overflows, it's your fault!
Things go wrong.
Most people who go into business have at least some bad experiences. I certainly can't guarantee that you won't have
some of your own. You may just accept problems as a natural part of life. I think that's a healthy attitude. On the other
hand, you may decide that the kinds of problems that tend to come up in this business aren't worth whatever you're getting
out of it. So be it. For those who are truly serious, my home study course discusses in depth some of the things that can
go amiss and some ways you can protect yourself.
It involves selling.
No matter how glamorous travel may be, to make real money at it you have to sell. That means looking for new customers,
finding out what their travel needs are, presenting them with attractive options, answering their questions, dealing with
their objections, and, above all, asking them to part with their hard-earned money.
I happen to have a background in sales and marketing. In fact, over the years I have trained hundreds of salespeople
in a variety of industries. I know from experience that
selling is a skill and that like any skill it can be learned. I also know from experience that not everyone is cut out for
selling. It's not so much that they can't, it's just that, for whatever reason, they find out they don't enjoy it that
much. You may be one of those people.
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