Finding your first customer in your new travel business

A brilliant question we always get asked is, will I be able to find any customers if I start a travel business. The very simple answers is YES! And here is how you get started. You’ll be amazed how simple it is to find your first every customer!
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How To Make Money From Your Business Idea.

Have you ever wondered how to make money from your business idea? Anyone can have one, but how do you ensure that it will become a success?

When starting a new business venture, earnings are expected to be minimal to begin with but with hard work and dedication you will be able to enjoy a career where you make money and live comfortably by doing what you love!

Here are some tips you can use to help make this happen:

Stick to what you knowThis may be the case for some business owners when setting up their own company and of course it most certainly helps if you have a bit of background knowledge in the industry you are venturing in to. However, with The Travel Franchise there could be a number of ways that you may have prepped yourself for a career creating perfect holidays for customers! Perhaps you’ve had some experience as a travel agent, maybe you studied in some form of business management or travel and tourism many moons ago, it could be as simple as just being well-travelled yourself. If you have a passion for a particular place or feel you’d get something back from providing the perfect holiday for friends and family, then this business may well be for you!How To Make Money From Your Business Idea. Have a clear business planIn any new business venture you will need a strategy and a clear plan. When you set up a new business alone, no one will tell you how do it. One of the luxuries of running your own business is that you can completely become your own boss with your own targets and expectations. However, if the thought of starting out as an individual scares you slightly, perhaps because you lack the experience in that area of business, it can be reassuring to know that you have the backing, information and a ready-made business plan from the experts to get you up and running! Stand out from the crowdAny new business should find their niche or specialty; something you can offer that the competition can’t. By making yourself individual you will then have access to a target market that others may not be able to approach. The Travel Franchise can help you find your USP. Whether you wish to specialise in a certain area of travel by providing a honeymoon and wedding service or focus specifically on the Far East, you don’t become just another travel agent. There is the opportunity to develop your own very unique business should you wish to. Network – It’s not what you know but who you know, a well known adage that couldn’t be more accurate! When starting your new business, it is always important to network and get to know people in your industry. The more contacts you have the more opportunity there is to make more money and possibly expand your business. In the case of the travel industry, everybody goes on holiday so simply talking about your business and getting your name out there could increase sales. We hope you found this article helpful, whatever industry you may be branching out in to. If you would like to find out more about starting a new business please feel free to get in touch.
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Can you make money running your very own travel business? Well here are a few facts which might answer this question for you. Travel is the worlds largest legal industry. Over $7 Trillion is spend on travel worldwide each year
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Travel Specialist or Travel Consultant?

Thinking of starting your own travel business but not sure if you should specialise or if you should sell all holidays to all people? Check out our recommendations below and find out which is best for you.

Should I specialise in certain types of holidays?

YES! In our experience, when you specialise you learn more about your product. It helps you become more knowledgeable, more excited and more passionate about that particular holiday. It could be a destination or a type of holiday. Here are just some examples of areas new Travel Consultants have chosen to specialise in within the last few weeks:
  • Luxury Back Packing Holidays
  • Tours of India
  • Culinary Holidays in France
  • Corporate Travel
  • Holidays to Dubai
  • Cruise Specialists
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • Activity Holidays
  • Educational Holidays
  • Florida Holidays
Although fewer people may want to go on a specialist holiday, it is often easier to make yourself stand out, be unique and get yourself noticed. When you promote yourself as an expert it makes people focus on you, your knowledge and service, not about price. It is also often easier for you to improve your product knowledge when you only focus on one thing at a time. The result is you can sell more holidays!

Should I sell all holidays to all people?

YES! Over 54 million passengers will leave the UK this year. You only need a very VERY small percentage of these customers to make good money. If you choose to sell everything it means every single person is a potential customer. Think: How many people do you know who will go on holiday this year? With The Travel Franchise you can be as competitive on price as any other travel company. During training we will teach you lots of new ways of finding customers and making yourself stand out.

Summary:

Question: Should I Become a Travel Specialist or Travel Consultant?  

Answer: YES

Selling holidays is not really selling. It’s about passion, excitement and giving advice. Your role as a Travel Consultant (whether you specialise or not) is about giving the best possible advice to your customers. You are adding value to the buying process. So whether you sell a typical package holiday or a specialist holiday to the Amazon, people will buy from you because of YOU and what you have added to the process. Of course your pricing will be good, but YOU are the most important part. At the Travel Franchise we teach you how to be the best at what ever you choose to sell. We will also help you work out what is the best option for you. Of course – once you join The Travel Franchise you can sell both. You may choose to specialise, but remember you can still sell ANY holidays or travel services your customers may ask for. Basically you have the best of both options. Want to know more about The Travel Franchise? [Click Here To Watch Our Online Presentation]

Top 5 Franchise Considerations

Thinking of buying a franchise?

Whether it’s a travel franchise or any other franchise, these are our 5 top things to consider.

1. FRANCHISE SUPPORT

After the initial training how much additional support do you receive? This could be the number one factor in the success of your business. Are you left alone or is there a team of people to support you with developing your business, training, coaching, marketing and everything else you will need? Can the franchise demonstrate this to you?

2. DO THEY HAVE A PROVEN TRACK RECORD?

How long has the franchise been in business? Can they clearly demonstrate their success and can you talk to other franchisees who are successful?

3. CAN THEY DEMONSTRATE HOW TO MAKE MONEY?

Every franchise will of course tell you it can make you money. However can they clearly show you exactly what has to be done in order to achieve the level of income you want? Also does this look believable and realistic?

4. FRANCHISE TRAINING – DO THEY PROVIDE ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE?

Does the franchise provide enough training? At the end of your training will you feel equipped and confident enough to start and run your new business?

5. DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE FRANCHISE PRODUCT / SERVICE?

If you are not completely sold on the product yourself, there is no way you will be able to sell it to other people. Is it a product you would buy? Do you think the company selling it is the best company? Is it a product other people would buy from you rather than you have to sell it to them?

Top Tips for Success

As a successful franchise business, we have built what we believe to be a recipe for success. Here are our top 5 tips for create a success franchise business and these apply to any business, not just ours  

1. Take Massive Action

The results you get are directly proportional to the work you put in. If you want to get massive results you need to take massive action. It sounds logical, but you will be amazed how many people do not do this. Example: You want to be the number 1 supplier of a product in your local town, you need to  dominate the town and be there when anyone turns around!

2. Work The Numbers

You don’t need to be great at maths. Keep it simple. If you know that you can sell your product (lets say holidays) to 25% of everyone who makes a holiday enquiry with you, you need to take 4 enquiries to make a sale. If you therefore need to sell 4 holidays to hit your target income, you will need to talk to 16 potential customers.

3. Be Prepared to Get Uncomfortable

Running your own business isn’t always easy, if it was, everyone would be doing it! Sometimes you need to be prepared to do the things which aren’t easy, the things which others aren’t willing to do. It’s what will make you successful.

4. Plan for it to be HALF as good as you are imagining

We all get carried away when making our business plans. Also, you can’t always plan for things which you don’t know about. To ensure you have enough money set aside, assume your business is only going to be half as successful as you first though in your first 6-12 months. Hopefully it will be twice as good, but it is better to be prepared. Certainly we will teach you and show you how to achieve great things.

5. Follow the Plan

You are buying a franchise because you want to copy an existing proven model. Therefore listen and learn from the people who have a proven business model. Don’t try and make changes until you have tried it their way. Make you business successful and then start making changes if you want to.