Independent Travel Agents

Written by Diane Sievert
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Thanks to modern technology, independent travel agents can work from their homes, and earn above average incomes. If you put in the time, and you make the right connections, you can earn up to $50,000 a year or more as a travel agent, all from the comfort of your own home.

One of the best ways to grab attention as at-home travel agent is to create opportunities to interact with your community. Independent travel agents often begin their careers by selling travel products to their friends and family members, and then expand the business. One of the best ways to expand any business is to market your products online. The Internet allows you to reach millions of potential customers for very little money.

Tips for Independent Travel Agents

A common mistake independent travel agents make is underestimating the power of the Internet. When you reach as many people as you can reach with the Internet, you don't need to sell high cost products. In fact, you can sell very affordable travel packages, and still make amazing commissions when you sell more of them.

One of the best ways to increase overall sales is to specialize in a specific type of travel. This helps with direct marketing efforts. If you decide to spend money on advertising, you can place your ads in magazines and other publications that most effectively reach your target audience. You can also increase your presence in the travel community by joining trade organizations. This is a great way to network, and it helps to create beneficial industry contacts.

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