Always wanted to live in Hawaii, or Bali or anywhere in the world for that matter and thought what type of employment would allow me that kind of lifestyle. I can say with 20 plus years of experience that a timeshare career can offer you that way of life. But… there is always a but, there are some things you should be aware of.
There are many types of employment opportunities in the Timeshare (Vacation) industry. Whether your talented for sales, marketing, gifting, host/hostess, or management, you are sure to find your place. There are several opportunities in the industry that will hire and train applicants that have no experience in the industry.
In my earlier blog I talk about how I had found a great beach job in the Caribbean. The resort was Villas Jasmin in Costambar, Dominican Republic. My job was to hand out V.I.P. invitations to tourists on the beach.
This type of job is called OPC (Off Property Consultant) and you guessed it, for a timeshare resort.
Before I get in to the OPC work I want to talk to you about the misconception about timeshare.
Every time someone asks me what I do for a living, I tell them that I have a resort job in Hawaii and their immediate reply is “how can I get a job like that?”
The job I’m talking about is a Resort Ambassador job at a top resort. How would you like to be able to choose your new job from 5500 resorts in 85 countries?
Today I can pick any location I want to discover by working at a resort in that area. Free housing and airfare provided as well as an executive income to boot!
The Benefits Of Owning Vacation Ownership.
In today’s economy it makes plenty of sense to own a timeshare. Have you checked out the prices of vacation homes lately? It’s just out of reach for today’s average families.
Most families really have 2 to 4 weeks vacations a year making the vacation home more of a burden the rest of the year. Let’s not forget that an average family will only use the vacation home only a percentage of the time while they bear 100% of the cost of purchase as well as 100% of the maintenance costs.
Red Week, White Week or Blue Week?
Did you know that owning a blue week sometimes has more advantages that a red week? Well it’s true.
What I am about to tell you is not something you will hear of at any Timeshare Resort. I should know, I spend over 20 years selling timeshares. You hear of people complaining that Timeshares are a ripoff or they simply don’t work. Those are the people who just don’t know how they work or bought at some undesirable location. If you had the choice in 2 locations for your vacations, which would you choose, Hawaii or Manitoba?
Given The Choice Take The Exit Program.
The vacation ownership industry offers many lucrative employment opportunities if you know where to look or know someone already in the business.
There are always positions available for good sales consultants, TO’s (closers), as well as managers. If sales is not your cup of tea, then the marketing department is always on the lookout for phone reps, promotional agents or OPC’s (off property contacts).
Now if you’re like me and sales is no stranger to you then may I recommend Exit sales consultant. Sure your commission is less than a TO’s but then again the Exit program usually sells for about 80% less than the TO’s full program!
When The End Is Near You Will Be Offered An Exit Program.
During any vacation ownership (Timeshare) sales presentation whereas a closer is unsuccessful at closing a full sale, an Exit or Trial Program is then offered.
Exit or Trial programs in the vacation ownership industry come in different forms. Some programs offer a number of weeks to be used for a fee. That fee is over and above the initial Exit program purchase price.
The purchase price for an Exit program will range from $495 to $5000 and sometimes more. Whereas the use of a week will range between $250 and $800 per week and that’s not high times (X-Mas, March break, etc.).