Are you the life of the party? Accustomed to organizing parties or activities for your friends or college organizations? Or know at least 15 people who are looking for some fun in the sun for Spring Break 2008? That’s all it takes to qualify for a free trip with the best companies arranging SB tours. Plus, the more additional people you get to come along for the biggest party of the year, the more cold, hard cash you can earn on top of your free trip.
It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not! Actually, it’s as simple as ONE-TWO-THREE:
1) First, decide where you want to go. Interested in attending a classic Spring Break location, like Daytona Beach or Fort Lauderdale? Want to party with MTV in Panama City, or with Mickey in Orlando? Or maybe you are looking for something more exotic, like Jamaica or the Bahamas? Of course, you can always practice your Spanish if you go to Cancun or Mazatlan…..
TIP: When looking to become a campus rep, keep in mind not only your personal preferences, but what will "sell" at your school. The more exotic places may sound more intriguing, but they are also more expensive and you may have trouble making your minimum if your student population is on a tight budget.
2) There are 10 or more tour companies that have "rep" programs, so research the tour companies going to your destination and decide which tour you would like to promote. Stick to established firms with proven track records and good reputations….after all, you don’t want to be stuck holding the bag for some fly-by-night company that takes your friends’ money and doesn’t provide the promised services.
TIP: Remember, being "real" works. Choose a company and destination that you are truly excited about yourself, and you will have an easier time convincing others to come along. But if you have any doubts about the company, others will pick that up, regardless of what you may be saying. In that case, signing them up will be like trying to push a rope uphill.
3) After finalizing your arrangements with your designated company, promote, promote, PROMOTE! Fortunately, the companies make it easy for you, because they provide marketing materials like advertising posters, promotional brochures, suggested copy and camera-ready artwork for newspaper ads, etc. Talk it up with your friends and organizations, and have them talk it up with their friends. And don’t worry, you don’t have to handle the money arrangements—the companies will take care of the business end, and the contract with be with the travel corporation, not with you. No legal commitments, no need to be responsible for the money, or anything like that. Just let everyone know about the party you are arranging, make it sound irresistible, and sign ‘em up for the best time of the year!
TIP: In your enthusiasm for promoting your trips, make sure not to over promise. Be VERY clear yourself about what IS and IS NOT included in the tour packages you are representing, and make sure that your customers are clear as well. Integrity is very important in this business, because people are paying in advance for something they haven’t seen. They are trusting you when you say the hotel will have specific accommodations or that the party card will get you into a certain number of places, etc. If you get a reputation for overselling or for not delivering on your promises, people will not sign up for your tours.