Many parents struggle to manage their children’s schedule while keeping up with their work commitments. Apart from the daily school drop off and pick up, there’s also the school carnivals, Book Week parades, Christmas concerts, canteen duty and other events and activities that many parents would love to attend, but can’t because their workplace just doesn’t support flexible work arrangements.

That’s why many working parents have joined Travel Counsellors. Instead of working set hours within an office or retail store, Travel Counsellors can set up their work day to suit their lifestyle. Here are five reasons why being a Travel Counsellor is a great option for parents and caregivers:

Total Flexibility

Working around your child’s schedule can be tough and when the school run is added to the equation, it can get even tougher. Being a Travel Counsellor means you have total flexibility at work. You decide what hours you work, when you take your breaks, and when you start and end your day. For many Travel Counsellors, this flexibility in work is the most important thing as it helps them to fit running a successful business around their family life.

Spending time with the kids

Children’s lives are usually jam-packed with school activities, play dates, sports training sessions and dance classes. Being a Travel Counsellor means you can be there for your kids – whether it’s being at home if they’re sick or watching them rehearse for their next big dance event. It’s these precious moments that many working parents regret missing out on once their kids grow up!

Work at your own pace

Don’t let office hours hold you back. As a Travel Counsellor you set the working routine that works for you, your family, and your clients. Working 9 - 5 isn’t for everyone. Some people are night owls who prefer working late at night, while others don’t mind waking up early to get a head start on the day. Find out when your most productive days and hours are and go with that.

More time for yourself

Working set hours in an office or retail store doesn’t allow much time to pursue hobbies or personal interests. Working from home means you can schedule your day to allow for time out to yourself. Go to that yoga class at 11am, hit the gym at 2pm, or enjoy a long lunch at a café with friends – how you spend your time is totally up to you. Scheduling personal time throughout the week not only improves work/life balance but also has productivity benefits too.

Get chores done during the day

When you work from home and you have a few minutes to spare here and there, it’s great to get the small jobs done and out of the way. From putting a load of washing on, to starting that slow cooker recipe in the afternoon, working from home has its advantages. Instead of rushing home from the office to frantically cook dinner, help with homework and get the washing off the line, you’ll be able to relax in the evenings. When you finish your work day, you have more time to spend with your family.

If you want to start your travel business with a company that puts people at the heart of everything they do, take a look at our Opportunities page to find the right start for you. 

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