Jumat, 04 Desember 2009

Thinking Of Setting Up Your Very Own Home Based Travel & Tour Agency?

I'm sure that many people have the interest in setting up their very own home based online travel agency nowadays even though the whole world is facing a grim economic future. I do not own a home based online travel agency but after experimenting with a number of travel and tour affiliate programs, perhaps I should seriously consider setting up one at home since it is quite profitable in the long run. Yes, such business ventures require lots of patience and it would not flourish overnight. It takes time and lots of guts!

If you have dreams of setting up such a business, do heed the following advice:

  • First and foremost, you have to come up with a good game plan to guide you. Develop a winning marketing plan and do not think big just yet. Start small perhaps by targeting your local market first.
  • Second and just as important with the first one mentioned earlier, seek knowledge and skills related with the travel and tour industry. Go for paid trainings and make sure that you have all the knowledge and skills necessary in order to run a successful home based online travel agency.
  • Third and this is something that is quiet tricky. Develop a well designed website that is attractive and inviting. If you cannot do this on your own, you can always hire web designers to do it for you. Nobody knows for sure which website design works best for any type of business. So this is a little tricky and requires a lot of testing, trial and errors. This could be the most frustrating stage of developing any type of online business!
  • Fourth and will forever be impacting your business is market trends. Other than managing your business, you also have to keep up with the latest news and travel trends. Find out what is hot and what is cold by reading travel related news all around the world. By doing so you are assured of being a step ahead of your competitors.

Good luck and I wish you all the best!

Saidul A Shaari is the principal and founder of Sahabatul Ventures, specializing in helping aspiring home based entrepreneurs establish and setup their online businesses cost effectively. An enterprising business individual who turn half ideas into real money making opportunities.

He is also an avid blogger, loves to share his opinions on the Malaysian political scene with everyone on his Malay women in Malaysia blog. Loves traveling and frequently shares his past and dream vacation destinations or any other wonderful travel destinations on his Wonderful Places blog. He is currently helping his cousin on his new DUKE on Sports blog, highlighting sports all around the world.

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