This is a great question. Some people who come through our training start their travel business either part-time, or alongside another full-time job. Choosing to dedicate their spare time to building their travel business, which can often include weekends and evenings.
You decide where and when you work, how much or how little. The flexibility gives you the freedom to make it work for you, to mould the travel business around your lifestyle and the potential demands of another job.
A phased approach for some people works really well, as it gives them the opportunity to build an initial customer base, get familiar with the systems, suppliers, tools and the time they need to start to seeing the commissions come through.
This approach can also give some people the confidence they need to start reducing hours elsewhere, or transition towards becoming a full-time personal travel consultant.
- Ben handed in his notice as Marketing Manager for McCarthy and Stone just 16 weeks after he sold his first holiday. He said “I started the travel company around my full-time job, but to be honest, it’s gone so well I couldn’t keep doing both.”
- Husband and wife, Andy and Nicki, reached the Money Back Challenge (where you can earn your full franchise fee back) despite only working part time. Both started alongside full-time jobs, with Andy running an estate agency and Nicki in the NHS.
- Mike and Sean, best friends for over 17 years, achieved amazing success with their travel business, despite both maintaining their full-time roles alongside. Mike works as an Independent Financial Adviser and Sean works within the entertainment industry.