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