It’s really important to know how to structure your travel business from the start to the finish right. It’s always good to have the angles in mind but you have to have a step-by-step plan on. How to get there right action is only discipline. By the actions you take so let’s talk about on how you can take your first step today in your travel business.
First and foremost where you’re at in your business, if you have a client already, if you got 10 clients or you’re just learning how to do this you’re very first time, you need to have two things inside of your travel business. The first thing as a virtual assistant, and the second thing is a bookkeeper. This can also be a virtual assistant but there might be some real. And travel services that offer bookkeeping services look into that as well too. You must have a bookkeeper upfront well the majority of your time. As a traveling CEO should be spending networking, and you want to be talking to potential clients.
All the meanwhile business needs to be conducted on a daily basis a lot of manual from the start you were responding to emails, tracking your invoices, managing lead, setting appointments, and your bookkeepers so it’s good to make sure that you’re keeping track of all the appointments that you’re setting, following up with leads managing the invoices, making sure that the products in the results are getting serviced.
Bookkeepers really help you manage and stay on top of what’s your budget. How much you can afford to spend? how much you can invest back into the business? and then also you want to live right you want to be able to actually go in travel so you want to make sure you can afford that as well to the second thing you want to focus on is when you’re going out and getting these virtual assistant, and these bookkeepers.
You need to make sure your protected legally. So make sure you have individual contract with each and every single one of these, in virtual assistants and in bookkeepers. And which will need later on in the in the scale of your business do you have to make sure you have a contract and this is really important. I recommend you go and talk to an attorney or another legal representative local to your city. In the reason why this is important, because every state has different laws. And if you’re going to be doing international business as a international traveling CEO, you really need to make sure that inside of the contract you can uphold where the jurisdiction is going to lie. I should anybody not fulfill their end of the bargain. This is something that I actually almost made a mistake of when I create a generic template of a contract and gave it to all of my virtual assistant. I almost got myself into a really big buying and it’s just a big headache. Time is your most valuable asset. You don’t want to be wasting time so make sure that you’re preparing yourself, both in protecting legally and getting yourself to step by step process to move.
For now we’re going to be getting into what you can do to scale your travel business. How you can actually grow your business exponentially? We’re going to be wanting first is a website designer now. As a traveling CEO you can build your website on the go with the laptop lifestyle right, but it’s always good to have a professional who’s really skilled in creating that quality website. You can go to wix.com, squarespace.com, and any of these websites WordPress. But it’s always good to have somebody who’s really technically skilled in creating a website, will not only guide you and create the website in your brand in your image with the law, so give you tips you know different call to action different areas that you can actually place.
So I’ll services that you might have not fought before like we always look for Mentor in business maybe use some of the contractors as mentors to in different skill sets that you’re under developed in this will help you grow as a traveling CEO Natalie and building relationships with your contractors but also relief relinquishing some of that trust right as a CEO we always have a tendency to be Superman right we want to do it all we want to be at all but that’s where you’ll fall short every single time you have to trust your contractors and the job let them do the job guys don’t be at all don’t try to be at all let them do what they’re good at that way you can continue to do what you’re good at which is traveling networking and being the boss.
We’re going to be talking about next is copywriting. I like to call them ghost writers .It’s in a very who’s going to be writing your copy you can independently contract freelance writers. If you want to have really good copywirters, check out guru.com or freelancer.com or even true answer.com. All of these websites are really competitive, not only with their pricing, but went through their services in the quality of those services. Different ghost writers for each and every one of my blog post content creations and and truthfully trying to these create landing pages some of these guys are not only technically skilled with copyright but they understand that in order for them to be worth more. They have to have more skills. So sometimes you’ll find it a copywriter who has overlapping skill sets. This is a great addition to your team you’ll be able to truthfully have the best team moving forward. If you can find the right first, make sure you’re interviewing them on Skype, on FaceTime, or on some type of video chat, you want to make sure that you have the prior responsibilities understood by both you and them.
How to actually exponentially grow your travel business? Make sure you’re never Outsourcing what makes your business branded. As you if you are understanding what your key competencies are, you’ll never want to outsource it was right. Cause that’s not only what you love to do, it’s what you’re great at so let’s say you’re a product design and management company it would be a very bad idea in my opinion. And highly recommend just doing this to outsource internal project design or internal project management, because if you’re relinquishing your best competitor you’re competitive service that’s going to easily make you vulnerable target to any competitor who can see that maybe the quality of your work isn’t right. Because it’s being outsourced that’ll maybe turn into a poor relationship you’ll have the client should they be talking to your competitors. I want to make sure you don’t fall into those traps that although they seem appealing and they seem easy.
So make sure that you’re not outsourcing your key competencies in your travel business. Let’s say you’re going to be doing Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Although it’s easy right to find a Search Engine Optimizer out there on the website that you can freelance or contract. If that’s what’s going to make your travel business and your brand, spend the time. If you have to make your travel business the best, it can be at one thing ‘never outsourced’ it.