So I have been working in Vacation Rentals for about 1 month now. It is a commission only job, meaning I get a small percentage of the vacation rentals I secure. There wasn’t a ton of training or support when I started. It was mostly…..here is the owners list, here is the contract and here are a few leads …and go.
They have sent me quite a few leads, and some of the leads show a bit of interest, some say they are going to book and don’t, some write and say they booked elsewhere, and most just don’t even write back!
These cases make me want to send a follow up email stating that I spent a good 4 hours searching for those places I sent and did NOT get paid for that 4 hours!! How rude are these people!?
I suppose I am just frustrated because I feel like I keep trying and trying and I have yet to make a cent. And its mega stressful because, we are quickly running out of money!
B is working a really great job doing photography for an up and coming company here in PV. He gets a paycheck every 2 weeks and that covers exactly what our rent is per month. So, my job is to make enough money to pay for our bills, groceries, and lifey-ness all around. I am not doing that at all. I am using my visa and spending our savings. Augh. So it is very frustrating for me to go in to that office every day and work and work and work and never make a penny!
I still have my part time wedding coordination job, and thank GOD for them because that paycheck is feeding us right now. And I really enjoy that job too. The people are great, and I enjoy helping at their weddings.
I have started to work my rentals job from home as I have a hard time justifying going all the way to the office everyday. I am all set up here in my office, I have free long distance, a great macbook pro, and peace and quiet all day. (As well as unlimited food and coffee that I do not have to pay for).
But still I am making no money at it. The worst part is when I talk to experienced people in the industry about this they say ‘Don’t worry, this is normal, it usually takes a good 1 or 2 years to really get good at this”.
WHAT!? Who can just not make money for 1 or 2 years?? How do these people pay bills?
I am going to keep at it and stay positive. But I refuse to accept that I will work for a year and not make money.
I am going to give it all I have and I am going to make some money doing that.
And if I don’t, well…then I will have to re-evaluate this whole thing.
And as always I will continue to update you all on how things come along.
Oh great news too my good long time friend Zach is coming to visit me!!! I am so so excited! Zach is a pilot, and one of those all around cool and really down to earth, nice people. We have been friends for over 14 years!! Well, with gaps of course. But we have always just, gone for coffee, and sat in the car and talked. We have never had the opportunity to frolick on the beach and go on boat rides together!!! EEEP it is so wonderful when friends visit!!
Happy Friday friends!
p.s – This is the view from my apartment right now. I do not like those clouds.