170 – How Can a Blog or Podcast Boost Your Travel Sales?

The most effective way to market your home based travel business is to get out of the house and get involved in your community. People will purchase their vacations from you but only after they get to know you, like you and trust you. The best way for people to get to know you, like you and trust you is for people to meet you in person. They will trust you after they spend some time getting to know you. Eventually they will buy from you and if you do a good job they will refer you to other people.

A blog or podcast is the second best way for people to know, like, trust, buy and refer you. With blogging and podcasting you can reach out beyond your local community and get people to know you, like you and trust you. These are people you have never met. There is a reason blogging and podcasting are called social media. Many people don’t get it – they think they can simply create an advertisement using blogging or podcasting. This is old media. New media is really about the, “know, like, trust, buy and refer” process. Listen and learn what social media has to offer for growing your business.





Mark Murphy, in the “Travel Pulse” writes an editorial on how a blog can impact your travel business. Check out Marks editorial in the August 21st edition of the Presidents Letter.

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Travel and Leisure Magazine’s 10 places to visit before you’re 10 years old.

Zen Class Nirvana Travel Organizer at Zen Class Travel.

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Check out Lorenes travel agent website at www.sharptonguedconsulting.com.

Check out Blubrry. It’s a great place to be a listener. You can comment on podcasts you listen to and you can sign up to be friends with the podcasters on the Blubrry Network. Go over to Blubrry, sign up and become my friend. I would like to get to know all of you!

Would you like to get more information about the travel business, about life and about business in general? Check out my personal blog at http://www.hometravelagent.net/WordPress/ Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast. You can email me at barry@hometravelagent.net or email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com

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