Here is a post from the WHAM Message Board from someone that was in an MLM company and has taken a bit of a hiatus due to personal circumstances.
Okay there are some that are doing great with the MLM travel companies. But what I realized since I first signed up in July, when I was all gung ho, is that I AM NOT QUALIFIED to handle people's travel plans. YES, I took the "test" the company offered. YES I went online to every different cruise line, Disney etc and was taking courses through them. BUT I DO NOT KNOW what I NEED to know to be a SUCCESSFUL Travel Consultant.
About 3 mos into signing on with the company I was with, I found out about "host companies". SO then I went online applied for the Travel Institute and got my books and was going to study, get my REAL certification and do it the RIGHT way.
But my dad passed, lots my mojo, and actually had someone wanting to plan a trip last month, and I realized HOW UNDER QUALIFIED I was. "those" companies make you "think" you are a real travle agent, with your little ID card they send you. But do you REALLY have the knowledge YOU NEED, to assist and help your customer the way you SHOULD be doing??????
If I ever get my mojo back and want to get into the travel business, I will get my REAL certification, and find either a host agency or a brick and mortar.
I don't want to really bash those companies, BUT they are sending out people that have no idea what they are doing. YES the training is there, but it's all scattered all over the place. And after recieving all my books from TTI, I realized how much MORE you NEED to know to get into this business. It's ALOT ...A TON more than just signing up for webinars.
So basically I am posting this, so that if there is someone that is truly interested in working from HOME as a travel agent: go to the travel institute website, sign up for their course, you can finish it in under a year, take your certification test and move on from there by checking out host companies. There are a ton of great ones out there.
Telling you this because I wasted,,hmmm lets see the $300 to sign up, the $59.95 a month after that. I DID sell a cruise, was working on a couple others that did not pan out. The cruise I sold, THANK GOD was a friend so I wasn't TOTALLY embarrassed as I would if it would have been a complete stranger. HEre I am selling a cruise, when I never been on one, didn't know anything about them, the terminology etc.
Just be careful before you dive in people. My advice, take it or leave it!