We took a poll. And here are what our agents had to say were the five best things about starting their home-based travel agency: 

5. Travel is flexible

Travel itself is a flexible industry. There are high
seasons, where almost all of your clients will be looking for deals (summer
holiday with the kids or grandkids, over the Christmas/New Years break), but
there will also be down time. During this down time, you can do what you want: exploring
ways to grow your business, spending time with family and friends or, of
course, travel! 

4. Agent perks

Becoming an independent travel agent gives you a few perks.
With your newfound negotiating abilities and network of vendors, you will be
able to take advantage of travel deals for yourself as well! 

3. Make your own schedule

You’re the boss. You answer only to your clients. So if you
want to be available only on certain days or certain times, that’s your
prerogative. Kids got a soccer game each Thursday afternoon? Be there without
guilt! Husband earned a long weekend from his company? Take that Monday without
fret! When you work from home and for yourself, you can be as flexible as you

2. Obtain work/life balance

Much like making your own schedule, working from home allows
you to have a work/life balance you may not have gotten before. Instead of
spending an hour in the car on your daily commute, wasting your lunch hour at
the water cooler or staring at the clock from 4-5pm, you can get what you need to
get done quickly from home and carry on with your life. More efficiency, less

1.  Unlimited earning

Like lots of sales job, the earning potential is limitless with
hard work. At Outside Agent Link, our agents earn top commission in the travel industry—80%. Depending on how hard you want to work, you can sell group,
corporate or individual travel and make a great living, providing for your
family as the breadwinner or simply contributing more as a part-timer. Your
earnings are really up to you!