Dec 22, 2023

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Why Being a Fora Advisor is One of the Best Side Hustles for Stay-at-Home Moms (and Dads!)

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Side hustles are having a moment, and various side hustle ideas have proliferated across the internet (pet-sitting, babysitting, dog-walking). Let us help you narrow down your options: becoming a Fora Advisor (a.k.a. the modern travel agent) is one of the best side jobs out there, especially for stay-at-home moms and dads. At Fora, we make the travel agent side gig fun, flexible and fulfilling. (Read more about why being a Fora Advisor is one of the best jobs for moms.) The only requirement? A love for travel. And let’s face it, as a mom or dad, you’re probably already planning and booking all the trips for your friends and family. Why not make extra money doing so? 

Read on to learn why the flexibility, the chance to monetize your love for travel and the opportunity to build meaningful connections make being a travel advisor a great side hustle for the modern SAHM. 

Want to join our travel-obsessed community? Sign up to become a Fora Advisor today. 

Fora’s flexibility allows you to build your own business — on your terms

Being a stay-at-home mom (or stay-at-home dad) often means adapting to unpredictable schedules. Part of the beauty of being a travel advisor, however, lies in the freedom to determine your own schedule. Whether it's organizing a family trip or curating dream vacations for clients, the power to set your own hours is a game-changer, especially when around-the-clock childcare is part of your reality. In other words, you can make travel advising as part-time or full-time as you wish.

Luckily, Fora’s self-paced, asynchronous training program is designed to help you do just that: Fora fits around your schedule, and not the other way around. Our online course teaches you everything you need to know about how to become a travel agent (like how travel agents get paid). But you call the shots: there are no sales quotas, minimum bookings or mandatory Zoom meetings. (Although you’re welcome to attend any and all of the live training sessions, and everyone gets access to the recordings.) 

In other words, you can soak up all the material (more on that below) in between daycare drop-offs, after story time, at PTA meetings or from the comfort of your home — at any time that works for you. A side hustle is not meant to take over your life. It’s meant to add to it. 

Fora empowers SAHM’s (and SAHD's) to make good money doing what they love

We’ll say it again: if you love travel (and have internet connection), you’re most of the way there. As a travel advisor, you're not just selling destinations, you're crafting experiences. This work-from-home job allows you to monetize your passion and share the joy of exploration with others. New to the travel industry? Not to worry: Fora helps you build up your travel-agent skill set.

Indeed, we give you all the know-how — from booking hotels (and so much more) to building your book of business to leveraging AI in your workflow — to turn your love for travel into a lucrative side hustle, so you an start earning extra cash from your own home. We also dig into the nitty gritty of the travel industry at large, covering the ins and outs of specific destinations, the benefits of Fora’s preferred partnerships and how to make money as a travel advisor.

In addition to our training, we provide the tools and tech to make planning and booking a breeze. Our all-in-one booking platform, for instance, takes the headache out of booking hotels. (And the last thing stay-at-home moms and dads need is a headache.) We’ve made the process far easier and more efficient, so you save time and energy — and can focus on the fun stuff. (See Fora’s YouTube channel for more insight on what being a Fora Advisor can look like.)

You can be as hands-on or hands-off as you’d like. Maybe you want to make some commission off of all the hotel rooms you book for your kid’s soccer team. We’ve got you. Or maybe you want to plan a detailed itinerary for your colleague’s Indonesian honeymoon. We’ve got you there, too. 

Whatever your experience, travel style, schedule or bandwidth may be, Fora is here for you. We make it simple and seamless to pursue a money-making travel advising side hustle you love, on your terms. 

Building relationships and a sense of community makes travel advising a great side hustle for stay-at-home moms and dads

Fora Advisors at Live Forum 2023

In the world of travel advising, connections are everything. Building relationships with clients, hotels and fellow advisors opens up a world of opportunities. The travel advisor side hustle not only provides a source of income for stay-at-home moms and dads, but also a chance to connect with like-minded individuals from around the globe (something not possible with other common side hustle ideas like freelance writing or proofreading, say).

For one, the Fora Advisor community is exceptionally diverse — our advisors come from all walks of life, from all over the world. When you sign up, you’ll get access to our community app Forum, a fun, collaborative space where advisors and Fora HQ members alike share tips and feedback, organize regional meet-ups and cheer each other on. Plus, Forum is the go-to outlet for the latest and greatest happening within our community, whether that’s upcoming FAM trips, exclusive partner deals or exciting in-person events. (See a recap of Live Forum 2023, our biggest in-person event of the year.)

As a Fora Advisor, you’re also welcomed into a community of travel partners around the world: hotel general managers and sales directors, small-business owners and entrepreneurs, local guides and tastemakers. These relationships make all the difference, especially when planning trips. When you know exactly whom to call when planning and booking a trip, the entire process is far more seamless — and more fun. Plus, putting a face to the name helps ensure your clients are treated like VIPs, and being associated with Fora carries with it some serious credibility. (We’ve been cultivating these travel-partner relationships for years.)

Speaking of relationships, crafting special experiences for clients makes for some wonderful connections. Being a travel advisor is rewarding — you’re facilitating memories for others, and, in many cases, making their dreams come true. You get to flex your creativity muscle, something other popular side gig ideas floated about, like data-entry or transcription work, don’t afford. Getting to know your clients, and then designing vacations for them, opens up an entirely new community, one in which you are actively making a difference in others’ lives. 

Want to join our travel-obsessed community? Sign up to become a Fora Advisor today. 

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    Fora Travel

    We empower anyone with a passion for travel to transform it into meaningful revenue. Sign up to become a travel advisor today.