Ami thought that joining The Travel Franchise and becoming a Not Just Travel home-based consultant would be a fun part-time hobby that could give her some extra income.
But her rapid success means she’s now working full-time running her agency and hit £1.5m in sales in just under 18 months after achieving her biggest booking yet: £47,500.
She also won our unique Money-Back Challenge, where we refund your franchise fee if you achieve a specific sales commission in a year.
The refund meant she could treat her family to a very special holiday last Christmas.
“It’s changed my life completely. It’s a job I love and I’m getting paid to do it.”
When Ami first researched Not Just Travel, she admits she had never heard of the brand before.
“But when I attended a conference I was gobsmacked at the scale of its operations.
“Since I joined in January 2022, it’s clear that it’s going places fast.”
But was it plain sailing from the start? Having dedicated 20 years of her life working for family businesses, like many of our consultants, Ami had never worked in travel before.
“The training was intense – there’s a lot to take in, but in the travel industry you never stop learning, even if you’ve been a consultant for 30 years. It’s exciting.”
So, it’s good to know that help is always at hand
“It doesn’t matter what time or day it is, NJT’s business development managers are there every step of the way.”
So how has Ami managed to find so many customers?
“Friends and family are really supportive and social media is great, but the biggest way to get business is word-of-mouth. Once somebody’s booked a holiday with me, they are really happy with the service and then pass on my details to their friends.”
Ami is also opening a stall at a local market twice a week and getting her logo put on her car.
Ami, who’s also a mum admits she often works evenings or weekends, but manages to fit everything around her family.
“It’s another way of getting my name out there. It just means they have to help with the housework a bit more – what’s not to like about that?”