While their are many travel business reviews available I would like to compare the few top opportunities today.
Who are they, what are their differences, how are they similar, how much investment is required. What common thread binds the top ones all together. It is no coincidence that all the top reps have been involved in a few of the top companies. Let us start by listing the main travel business opportunities: Coastal Vacation Club, DFI Decide Freedom International, CWB Coastal Wealth Builders, P1D Platinum 1 Destinations, GRN Global Resorts Network, Reverse Funnel System. You may find that Coastal Pays You very well or you may like GRN or even P1D.
Global Resorts Network GRN has been around about 3-4 years. Nearly twenty thousand Google searches occur for this company monthly. Buy in at $ 1,495 or $ 2,995. The $ 2,995 package is for a lifetime. Allows member the privileges of lifetime deep discounted travel. The $ 1495 package is is a 3 year membership while the more expensive package is for a lifetime. Members pay from $ 299 – $ 699 weekly for vacations. Profits are $ 500 or $ 1000 on memberships sold by the rep and on any sales of the reps brought in directly underneath you. Pretty good payplan.
Advantages: Online booking, 2 levels to buy in at, nice residual payout, good quality, two places to market – opp seekers and retail end users, duplicable websites/movies, no 2 up sales, paid on first sale
Disadvantages: Vacations not transferable – only good for you, the most you can earn per sale is $ 1000, and it is only good for the end user or the opportunity seeker.
Reverse Funnel System: An individual Marketing System within Global Resorts utilizing there own marketing. About sixteen thousand people Google search this company every month. Plan on having a big marketing budget to get your company started. There are cheaper yet better ways to market. For better alternatives just Google search the one word term WebMarketingAndLeads.
Coastal Vacation Club: 14 year old association. About 59,000 people Google search this opportunity monthly. Buy in $ 1,295 or $ 3,995 or $ 11,000. Each package is a lifetime membership. Allows members and people they share with the privileges of lifetime deep discounted travel. The $ 1295 level enables some cruise and stays, a carnival cruise, unlimited weekend get-aways and week long condo stays. Members pay from $ 199 – $ 350 per week each vacation. The $ 3995 package is a level one and two combo pkg- which adds unlimited Cruises, Disney Vacations, and International Travel. Platinum members enjoy all-inclusive resorts and much longer cruises and vacations. Profits on each sale are $ 1000 or $ 3200 or $ 9705 per sale. Check out http://coastalincome.com/coastal and choose a level to see what what they have to offer.
Advantages: several investent levels and profit levels, ongoing income and team leverage through 2-up qualifying sales, solid product, Multiple markets (opportunity seekers, retail users, fundraisers, business sales, incentive markets) good cookie cutter websites/videos, Each trip can be given away to anyone, to any associates, two-up sales-by making sure your new people get qualified, Profit margins from $ 1000 to $ 9705, marketing can be successful no matter how much you have to spend, tons of free training and resources available through the board of directors and 2 training sites
Negative: New reps make nothing on the first 2 sales
Coastal Wealth Builders CWB: Sub-group within Coastal Vacation Club having their own systems and sites. About 220 people google search this company monthly. You could consider these as part of the number of people that are looking at Coastal since that is what they sell. They pretty much follow the official marketing systems in place and do a nice job training their people. Most of them use both the official system and pay extra for additional CWB created websites.
Decide Freedom International DFI: Sub-group working Coastal Vacation Club and using there private group techniques and sites. About 110 people Google search this company monthly. You could technically add these to the Coastal Vacations count since they also market Coastal Vacations. They utilize some of the official marketing systems in place. They promote seminars held by Dani Johnson who is a great trainer in network marketing (I suggest hearing her at least once in your life also). However, I would advise against sending your possible recruits to a Dani event UNTIL after you have brought them in-because I have met people who have lost their potential recruits to other coastal directors at such events.
Platinum 1 Destinations P1D – Coastal Synergy Group: Opened for business Jan 08. By the end of 2009 about 5,000 people google search this company monthly. Profit margins up to $ 7500. While searching for more information about this group I encountered many inactive links to their websites which inhibited my research. I do know that as the synergy group they were another sub group in Coastal Vacations and grew their team greatly. In fact I was actually a synergy member in 2005 when they represented Coastal Vacations-but opted to go with the official Board of Director approved sites and training. The leadership of the synergy group opted to develop an entirely new product in 2008 totally separate from Coastal. Synergy members were grandfathered into this new system, unfortunately, I have come across several members who joined the synergy group and had no knowledge of the approved official Coastal Board of Director training and were left hanging and looking for ways to work their businesses or forced to work a new system they didn’t buy into. You should also know that most of the successful P1D synergy group travel agents and P1D testimonials were former members of the Coastal Vacation Synergy Group. In fact, I have even heard them interchange their Coastal Testimonials.
Coastal Vacations was founded around 1985, have never altered their pay structure, have the highest available profit margins up to $ 9705 per sale. They also govern themselves with a board of directors but maintain individual responsibility by staying an association of several hundred thousand memberships. They have a few notable sub-groups within Coastal such as DFI and CWB. Sub-groups have advantages and disadvantages(a disadvantage is like what happened with the synergy group). Obviously more people Google Coastal Vacations than all other travel based opportunities any where on the net. The Coastal Board of Directors also has a cookie cutter set up with complete websites, 800 tele-services, auto responders, movies, lead generating methods, approved lead vendors etc… The board of directors has a beautiful system in place negating any need for extra groups and whatever costs/risks associated with them. If you work this business according to the fully approved systems in place then you will see that CoastalPaysYou extremely well. In fact CoastalPaysYou so well that many people have seen fit to quit their day jobs after starting their Coastal Vacations opportunity. Want more info from a Coastal veteran who uses the Official Coastal board approved system? Want to partner with 6 and 7 figure earners? Want to learn the secret marketing techniques that most leaders do not share? Contact Ed Przybylski from Ohio.
Global Resorts Network GRN has been around four years, never changed their pay plan, have profit margins from $ 500 to $ 1000 per sale. It is a great company, good product if marketing only to an end user, limited markets (only for end users). It is nice that you make an additional $ 500 -$ 1000 commission on every sale that a personally sponsored rep makes but that means that without that pay plan you could be making $ 1000-$ 2000 on each sale. If you would like to contact a GRN rep email me and I can put you in touch with a GRN rep who is a 7 figure earner in the travel industry.
Platinum 1 Destinations P1D is a couple years old and earns decent incomes. It is hard to tell what their future will be though since nearly all of their success stories are from people who were in coastal vacations. Although new company start ups come and go by the dozens every year they have lasted their first year intact. We will see where their future lies.
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