Time flies when you’re having fun.
Can you believe our upcoming photography expedition in Thailand will be our 108th live event?
Seems like yesterday I started writing about ways you can get paid to travel. Yet that was nearly 10 years ago.
Since then, we’ve been all over the map — Greece, Paris, Rome, India, Hawaii, San Francisco, Ecuador, Spain, Morocco, Panama, Beijing, South Africa, Australia, Bali and more.
53 cities in more than 15 different countries.
And the truth is, I’m not really doing anything that you can’t learn to do.
Of course, in my case, I pay professional writers and photographers to teach our attendees how to break into magazines and stock agencies with their stories and their photos. But there’s quite a bit of money to be made in creating your own tours – and leading them yourself.
If you’re the kind of person who loves to travel — and you’re relatively organized — then chances are you have what it takes to develop tours for others.
Your travel costs are covered. You get to take trips to places you love or have always wanted to go, and you get paid to share the experience with other folks who share your interests.
What’s more, you could make an extra $3,000 to $10,000 for your “trouble” – a nice little pay-out for a trip you would have gladly paid for anyway.
And you can arrange it so you don’t actually have to spend lots of time with people in tow.
Cynthia Morris is our resident expert in the tours arena and the author of Leading Tours for Fun and Profit.
I’ll give you the details here below. But first, here’s her story (I suspect you’ll identify with it)…
As Cynthia puts it: “When I first came up with the idea of creating niche tours, all I really wanted was someone to pay me to go back to France every year.
“I figured: I love France. I know all these cool places most tourists don’t get to see. And I bet there are a lot of other people out there who want to travel like I do – see the country in a way typical tourists can’t.
“I imagined I’d create my own tour. Design the schedule. And advertise it online. If all it ever did for me was bring in enough money to pay for my trip, I’d be a happy camper.
“But as it turns out, my first tour not only paid for my trip to France that year, but I had enough money left over to extend my stay for two weeks AND buy myself a brand new MacBook.
“Since then, I’ve been addicted to the fun, travel, and money. I profit between $3,000 and $10,000 on every tour – depending on where I want to go and what I want to do there.”
Cynthia shares all her expertise in Leading Tours for Fun and Profit, where you’ll get all the tools you need to plan and pull off your own grand (and profitable) adventures.
And if you decide that creating your own tours is right for you, leading just two to four a year could mean an upwards of $40,000 for you. Just for having fun traveling the world and taking other people with you.
Now, of course, it’s not all fun and games.
The people who profit most from running tours are typically organized… and enthusiastic about the places they’re going. They love to travel and they’re willing to put the time in to create a unique travel itinerary that others will enjoy.
But if you can do that, we’ll detail the contacts you need on the ground, the places where you can get free advertising space to fill your tour, and more, here.
The formulas you need to turn a $3,000 to $10,000 profit on each trip are all inside our Leading Tours for Fun and Profit program.
It’s certainly a fun way to see the world. I can vouch for that.
Here’s to 108 more… and your own success leading tours!
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