One of the biggest deterrents for budding entrepreneurs is the risk involved with starting a business. From inventory to overhead costs, the price of business ownership is too high and too risky for many people.
As a work from home travel agent, however, you can own a business with minimal risk. Here are just some areas where you will see reduced risk as a travel agent:
Unlike many business owners with brick-and-mortar locations, travel agents have no inventory to hold on to. You do not need to worry about refreshing, balancing or marking down inventory, since you’re selling your expertise and services. With no inventory, your risk is minimized, while your chances of success increase significantly. You can focus on building a customer base, providing a superior customer experience and creating destination packages, instead of being concerned with moving product.
In 2009, the average startup cost for businesses was $30,000, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Overhead costs make it difficult for businesses to get off the ground, much less break even or turn a profit.
You will have minimal overhead costs as a home-based travel agent because you won’t have to worry about renting out office space. You’ll be working from home, so your real estate and utility expenses are already covered. You also won’t have to worry about transportation, since you won’t be regularly commuting to and from work. This translates into minimal startup costs, so you can more easily and quickly start making money.
With no inventory and minimal startup costs, a home-based travel agency is the perfect solution if you’re interested in owning a business with minimal risk. You can focus your attention on providing a great customer experience and start making a net profit quickly. For more benefits of becoming a home-based travel agent, watch our video here.