Dec 22, 2023

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Here's Why Being a Fora Advisor is One of the Best Part-Time Jobs for Moms & Dads

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At Fora, we love parents. And we have a thriving parent community: many of our advisors are parents, as are several Fora HQ members. (See why being a Fora Advisor is one of the best jobs for moms.) We know that motherhood and fatherhood is a full-time job in and of itself and, frankly, we don’t know how moms and dads do it. 

But we also know that many moms and dads out there are looking for a side hustle, perhaps to make a little extra money, or to pursue a passion project. Now is the era of remote work, after all, as evidenced by the proliferation of part-time job searches on many a job site.

Parents, we see how you juggle it all, and we’ve got you back. You’re in luck, because being a Fora Advisor (a.k.a. the modern travel agent) is one of the best part-time jobs for moms (or dads, or any caregiver): it’s flexible, it’s remote, it’s fun and it welcomes you into a vibrant community of people who love travel just as much as you do. 

Read on to learn why being a Fora Advisor is one of the best part-time job opportunities for moms and dads. Then, sign up to become an advisor today. 

First things first: being a travel agent is a great part-time job for moms and dads because it’s a flexible job

As a mom or dad, your schedule is jam-packed as it is. And unexpected childcare snafus inevitably arise: colds, pink eye, scraped knees, school functions, bake sales…the list goes on. A part-time gig for mothers (or any working parent) needs to be flexible, of course. But many of the purported “best” part-time jobs for moms and dads are anything but.

At Fora, when we say we’re flexible, we mean it. We empower anyone — working moms and dads, single moms and dads, stay-at-home parents and all care providers included — to build their own business selling travel on their terms. That means you can work whenever and wherever. It’s one of the best work-from-home jobs we know of. The opportunity for this type of flexible schedule and work-life balance is also one of the reasons being a Fora Advisor is one of the best jobs for stay-at-home moms and dads.

What does this look like in practice? To join Fora, all you need is a love of travel — no travel-agent experience or skill set required. We teach you everything you need to know about how to become a travel agent. Our web developers build you a personalized landing page for attracting clients, and our social media manager creates beautiful templates so you can market yourself and drive bookings. Fora’s in-house copywriters also create content you can repurpose to further drive business.

Our self-paced online training program will teach you everything you need to know, from the ins and outs of booking hotels (and cruises, travel insurance, rental cars, villas…) to how to get clients. In other words, you can get cozy and work from home (or anywhere).

Each week, there will be various live trainings, webinars and office-hour sessions, which you’re more than welcome to attend if your schedule allows. If not, totally no worries: you’ll be able to access all the session recordings via Portal, our all-in-one integrated tech platform that houses our training materials, as well as your client information, booking data, commission status and so much more. 

Fora’s training is designed to be a choose-your-own adventure. Nothing is mandatory. You can really go deep, or just scratch the surface. Our training works with you and for you. No need to skip daycare pick-up to attend a webinar, or forgo quality family time to squeeze in a booking bootcamp. You do you.

Another reason being a Fora Advisor is one of the best part-time job for moms and dads: it’s fun and fulfilling 

We’re here to debunk the notion that part-time, stay-at-home jobs for moms and dads have to be boring. As a Fora Advisor, you can make some solid extra income and have fun while doing so. 

A travel agent is a designer of sorts: you craft vacations and experiences for clients, often facilitating once-in-a-lifetime memories — and all from the comfort of your own home. But in keeping with the theme of flexible work with legitimately flexible hours, here, too, you can be involved as much or as little as you’d like. 

Maybe designing elaborate itineraries for an exotic escape brings you joy — you can lean into that aspect of advising. Or maybe you’re more about the little things: requesting a welcome treat and an accompanying note to greet your client upon their arrival, say, or scoring your clients free daily breakfast at their hotel (all perks you can snag automatically thanks to Fora’s travel partnerships). 

Or maybe you just want to be the designated hotel booker when your kid’s soccer team travels for a tournament (learn more about why group bookings are great ways to rake in a nice chunk of commission). Or, maybe you’ve already been booking allll the hotels for your mother-in-law, your friends, your kids’ teachers, etc., and want some compensation for your time. 

And when you join Fora, that compensation is invisible to your clients (i.e., your mother-in-law, friends, kids’ teachers, etc.). Travel agents get paid largely by commission, meaning the hotel (or cruise, or travel insurance company) pays you a percentage of your sale. No need to worry about awkward money conversations with your friends and family. Everything happens behind the scenes. 

Even better, our in-house finance team ensures you get paid what you’re owed — as quickly as possible — so you don’t have to worry about invoicing hotels or following up. We take care of all that. Translation? You get to focus on the fun stuff.

Joining Fora means joining a welcoming community

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Fora HQ members at Live Forum 2023

Working as a Fora Advisor may be a part-time job, but you’re automatically inducted into a full-time community of fellow advisors, travel experts and HQ members who have your back around the clock. Everyone is there for each other, and everyone is cheering each other on.

Words like “community” are often haphazardly thrown about in the word of remote work and online jobs, but we take community very seriously, and actively work to ensure our advisors feel welcomed, heard and supported, even when most of our advisors work at home. At the end of the day, you’re building your own small business, after all, and that’s huge! Having constant support during this endeavor goes a long way.

All advisors and HQ members have access to our community app Forum, a treasure trove of travel advice, trip feedback, Fora announcements, exclusive deals and more. Forum is also where advisors can organize local meet-ups.

Fora may be largely remote, but the connection within our community is authentic. We also host IRL events throughout the year to facilitate those special face-to-face moments. Don’t miss our recap of Live Forum 2023, our biggest in-person event of the year — one filled with workshops, networking, partner dinners and ample cocktails, of course. 

Again, as a Fora Advisor, you determine your own schedule. But if you’re craving a unique community unrelated to kids, the PTA, your 9-to-5 or your partner’s work, we’ve got you. Everyone’s welcome here.

Sound intriguing? Sign up to become an advisor today.

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