But before you head on over, here are 5 things you should know before visiting Iceland.
I like to say that the initial investment to getting started can range from pocket change to several thousand dollars. No money changes hands. You agree to find clients and book their travel.
The agency agrees to allow you to use their IATA number with suppliers and to collect and disburse commissions to you according to an agreed-upon formula, which is negotiated when you and the agency draw up your contract. The problem with this scenario is that it can be difficult to find an agency willing to take you on.
But even experienced agents can find it hard to locate an amenable local agency. But there are a number of very good reasons to take this route. In fact, many experienced agents and even former agency owners have chosen to start their home-based ventures in this fashion. I examine the reasons in some detail in the home study course but among the most important are: You can be up and running in a matter of days in many cases.
Usually those deals will only make financial sense to experienced agents who can produce volume quickly.
All host agencies — the cheap ones and the expensive ones — perform one very important function for the independent contractor, home-based agent. Most host agencies have a list of so-called preferred suppliers. Because the host agency through the hard work of its outside agents brings a supplier considerable sales volume, the supplier rewards that host with a better commission rate.
They browse through the website come-ons of a bunch of slick hosts and pick one more or less at random. A surprising number want nothing at all. So why do the upfront fees vary so widely? In theory, the more you pay the more you get — in terms of training, support, and miscellaneous hand holding.
Some agencies that charge nothing my have lower commission splits. In fact, there are some host agencies that charge a sliding scale for sign-up fees: On the other hand, it seems that some host agencies are charging a given fee because they think they can get it.
The host agencies, to give them their due, have a valid interest in discouraging those who will not become productive agents and a high sign up fee is a good way to do that. A productive agent will quickly amortize his or her upfront investment.
In addition to any costs of signing up with a host there are an array of miscellaneous expenses that are common to starting up any business, although a home-based agent can keep those to a minimum. Probably the must-have accessory is a business card and these are very cheap.
However, once you want a business checking account and you will sooner or later you will have to register with the county courthouse in your business name. Hopefully, many of these initial outlays will be quickly recovered in commission income.
I suppose I could say that one essential start up cost is my home study course and that, given its low cost, it is a true bargain. But would I be that presumptuous?
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