How To Start Your Home Based Agency

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How To Start Your Home Based Agency

  1. 1. Home-Based Travel Agency How You Can Get Started
  2. 2. How to Start & Succeed as A Home-Based Travel Agency <ul><li>Decide what kind of travel agency you wish to promote </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a Short Business Plan Telling What You’ll do </li></ul><ul><li>Select Ways to Publicize & Advertise Your Business </li></ul><ul><li>Raise Money to Start Your Business </li></ul><ul><li>Start Your Business by Taking the First Step </li></ul><ul><li>Test Various Marketing Methods for Best Results </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce New Products whenever You Can </li></ul><ul><li>Expand Your Business to the Income Level You Seek </li></ul>
  3. 3. Decide what kind of travel you want to promote: <ul><li>List the places where you have traveled before. </li></ul><ul><li>List activities you like to do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(ski, scuba, tennis, golf etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examine your lists and decide on a couple of them </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to promote. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Making money is a joy when you have fun at what you're doing in your business. </li></ul><ul><li>You do a better job when you enjoy your work; </li></ul><ul><li>Your customers sense your enjoyment and become more loyal to you - that is, they spend more money. </li></ul><ul><li>Your business prospers while you have fun. </li></ul><ul><li>Making money can become boring if you don't enjoy what you're doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Bored business owners transmit negative messages to their customers, leading to declining sales. </li></ul><ul><li>Your whole life takes on a depressing tone when you don't enjoy what you're doing for a living. </li></ul>The person who enjoys what they are doing, you'll find:
  5. 5. Prepare a Short Business Plan Telling what you'll do <ul><li>Make 2 two-page business plan, can tell you more about yourself and your future than you might ever think. And writing such a plan can be fun because it will show you what you'll be doing for the next few years </li></ul><ul><li>---and how much money you'll be earning. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Select ways to publicize and advertise your business <ul><li>Make a list of everyone you know, Christmas list, people you already do business with etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Get business cards made up, pass them out to everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell everyone you come in contact with that you are a travel agent. </li></ul><ul><li>Find specials in your field of travel to promote. </li></ul><ul><li>Write press releases announcing the opening of a new business </li></ul><ul><li>Start with classified ads, they cost the least and the response to them is often greater per dollar spent than display ads. </li></ul><ul><li>Run as many as you can afford. </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment with 1 inch display ads and expand into larger ads if you have had good response. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Raise money for your monthly bills. <ul><li>You need money to start any business--even your own home business. </li></ul><ul><li>You can get by on very little cash. </li></ul><ul><li>You can get by with little more than a computer and a telephone line. </li></ul><ul><li>Credit card lines of credit </li></ul><ul><li>Relatives and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Bank loans, SBA etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Start your business by taking the first step. <ul><li>Register your business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City Business License </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DBA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find a place to do business at home </li></ul><ul><li>Contact money sources for the funds you need </li></ul><ul><li>Make the first sales contact--- </li></ul><ul><li>Sell your product to your first client. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Test Various Marketing Methods for Best Results </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce New Products or Services </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever You Can </li></ul><ul><li>Expand Your Business to the </li></ul><ul><li>Income Level You Seek </li></ul>
  10. 10. When you expand your business to bring in more income, follow these simple rules: <ul><li>Stay in the business you know. </li></ul><ul><li>Use temporary help when possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Give good customer service. At all times. </li></ul>
  11. 11. There are 3 main advantages of a home-based business: <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>A.     You can take it with you. </li></ul><ul><li>B.     It will provide a steady income for you and your family. </li></ul><ul><li>C.     You'll have time freedom to do what you want to do while the money keeps rolling in--day after day!! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 12. Eleven Sure Steps to Home-Based Wealth <ul><li>1.       Set income goals for your business </li></ul><ul><li>2.       Watch every penny of spending </li></ul><ul><li>3.       Keep a daily, weekly, or monthly income record </li></ul><ul><li>4.       Get good accounting advice from a CPA </li></ul><ul><li>5.       Have a competent attorney available for advice. </li></ul><ul><li>6.       Make each day as productive as possible </li></ul>
  13. 13. Eleven Sure Steps to Home-Based Wealth <ul><li>7.       Work the needed hours </li></ul><ul><li>8.       Add new products on a planned basis. </li></ul><ul><li>9.       Keep improving your relations with your customers. </li></ul><ul><li>10.   Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in marketing your area of travel </li></ul><ul><li>11.   Market to your strengths. </li></ul>
  14. 14. You can succeed in your own home business!!! I see people do it every day!!

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