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Go Solo: 5 tips from Travel Counsellors


It's not the destination, but the journey

Michelle Thake has been self-employed for twelve years. She runs a successful travel franchise in Essex called Travel Counsellors.

With a fair few business miles under her belt, she's well placed to help those just starting out on their freelancing journey.

  1. Know your product and engage in training updates at every opportunity - the travel industry changes at a rapid rate so it's important that I am aware of the current trends, destinations and issues.
  2. Manage your time effectively - work out a daily plan to reply to emails, work on enquiries and marketing.
  3. Get out there and network - only you can do it and competition is fierce,  meet your potential customers and don't wait for it to happen.
  4. Know your market and adapt your marketing campaigns/offers accordingly - use your friends and family to help promote you and your business, ask for referrals at all times.
  5. Self-belief and a positive attitude and mindset will help you to achieve your goals - DREAM, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE

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