Lila Fox was a consultant engineer until a few years ago; on the side, though, she had maintained a travel and lifestyle blog. Travel was an important part of her life – “In the most general sense, I think travel makes you a better human being,” she says – and she was flirting with the idea of making it a full-time job and actually selling travel. That would mean a jump from the known into the unknown, though.
Her blog eventually got her writing articles in local and national publications, and she increasingly saw the value of getting into the advising space. Through Century Travel advisor Cassie McMillion Deifik, she was connected to Michael Holtz and Erina Pindar of SmartFlyer.
“We hit it off talking about the exciting dynamic of selling travel today. I gave the idea some deep thought,” says Lila, “and I decided to give it a go with their support.”
The transition wasn’t always perfect. Here are some of Lila’s key tips: