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Why Coastal Vacations Travel Club?  
July 22, 2012 - 11:41 pm CST


There are literally THOUSANDS of businesses out there to choose from. Most of them are pyramid-type deals or other pie-in-the-sky schemes. With so many choices, why choose Coastal Vacations Travel Club?

What makes it different?

Well, first of all, let's look at some facts: 

According to a recent home business poll, here are the top 10 criteria people are looking for:

Substantial immediate income

Low initial capital

Product Value (can sell itself)
No need to keep product on hand (no inventory)

Easy to use, proven system

Company Stability


Worldwide Appeal

Exponential Growth

Long term income 
That's a pretty tall bill for any one business to fill!

Most businesses meet at least 2 or 3 of these criteria, but very few can meet more than that. Many people have tried program after program, trying to find the perfect one, and finally decide to give up. They lose hope that the "REAL THING" truly exists. 

Well, what if I told you that Coastal Vacations meets *ALL* of the above, and even more? 

We have merged two of the hottest industries today - Travel and the Internet. The result is a business that blows the competition away. Let's take a closer look at that list again as it applies to Coastal...

Substantial immediate income  - $1,000 - $3,200 - $9705 for every new client referral

Low initial capital - Start your very own REAL business for less than $1500 capital up front.

Product value (can sell itself) - The Coastal Package is worth over $15,000, and yet we retail it for just $1,300.

No need to keep product on hand - You mail the order to the shipping center, and they drop ship the product directly to your clients.

Easy to use system - Full training provided by your own personal mentor who has had established success in the business and can show you the ropes. If you can give out a website address and a phone number, you can do this!

Company stability - The Coastal package is over 25 years old, and has been marketed this way for over 10 years. All the companies we represent are at least 15 years old, and are all licensed and bonded, as well as listed with the BBB.

Duplicable - The company offers tools for your success and also for the success of anyone you teach. Systems are already in place, one simply has to plug-in and get started!

Worldwide appeal - The Coastal opportunity is available worldwide. The package can be used by anyone, anywhere.

Exponential growth - Although Coastal is not multi-level, there is exponential growth built in.

Long term income - Once you are a Coastal Director, you are a Director for life! There are no yearly agent fees, no minimum sales requirements, no inactivity penalties.... this business is yours forever. 
But we don't stop there..... there's more.....

No waiting on checks - You are paid directly by the customer, so you get paid FIRST. You then send the wholesale cost into the shipping center, and the package is drop shipped to your client. Because the company doesn't pay you anything, they don't keep track of what you do. There are no 1099s at the end of the year. It is up to you to keep track and report what you make.

No restrictions on marketing - Most companies make you get your ads approved and have to "ok" your ideas before you can use them. Not Coastal Vacations. This is YOUR business. You are completely independent. If you can dream it up, you can do it.

Everyone loves to travel!!! - Travel is the one thing that has universal appeal. Families, businesses, non-profit organizations, retired couples... everybody.... loves this package. Even the biggest skeptic will perk up his ears when you start talking about the Coastal package.

Dozens of effective marketing methods - Our Directors use many different methods.... some use the internet exclusively, some just over the telephone, others solely in person. You can use postcards, seminars, trade shows, newspapers, magazines, the internet, business-to-business... the possibilities are endless! And, as part of your personal training, you will be taught about each of these methods and how to use them. 

There is no better business out there. I know, because I have looked.  I have been in the industry for over 20 years, and have tried just about every program possible. My background is traditional brick and mortar business and I believe this is the perfect business model.  I've been involved with this business and product for 8 years now.  It has saved my family a ton of vacation money.  This is what I do; teach people how to make money from home and have fun doing it.  Come join us, the water is fine. 

Welcome to Coastal Vacations!
Curtis Staggs
Lifetime Coastal Vacations Director and Member since 2004
The Right Small Business/Home Business Opportunity for You  
May 29, 2012 - 1:12 pm CST

The Right Small Business/Home Business Opportunity For You

Are you actively looking for the perfect small business/home business opportunity?  If so, there are a number of factors you need to take into consideration before
taking the plunge and becoming your own boss.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most critical elements when choosing the right small business opportunity for you:

Time Commitment

First, you’ll want to choose a small business opportunity that fits into your current schedule.  If you can only devote a few hours per week, you’ll want to stick with a business model that allows a part time effort to produce moderate income.  Something that requires hours you don't have, won’t just drive you crazy; it’ll also lead to failure and a bad experience.

On the other hand, if you are able to make a full time commitment to a small business opportunity, spending 25 hours or more per week, you can invest in something a
little bit bigger and that takes more of your energy.  Of course, with the greater time allotment, you would expect a greater reward.

Investment Amount

How much money are you willing to invest to capitalize your business?  You must know this fact upfront (and don’t fudge on the numbers); otherwise, you could wind up
taking on an enterprise that you cannot hope to profit from.  Before you sign any contracts (if you’re working as a franchisee or partial owner), make sure you understand what kind of financial commitment you’re expected to contribute.  That way, you won’t be shocked in the future or need to suddenly take out a loan or beg money from a relative.  For those starting a home business, the initial investment is usually low to moderate.

Product or Service

The most successful entrepreneurs work around items for which they have a passion.  Therefore, find a product or service that absolutely delights you.  Then, you can
seek out a small business opportunity that’s part of that product or service line.  For instance, if you’re into antiques, the best business for someone with your personality might just be purchasing and reselling valuable “treasures” (that were others trash!) via online or even live auctions.  You’ll have the enthusiasm to stick with your project, and your small business will inevitably grow because you’ll be devoted to it inside and out.

Family Support

While not impossible, it is true that without the support of your friends and family (especially your spouse), it will be tough for you to succeed in any small
business or home business opportunity, especially one that requires a great deal of energy and time.  Thus, be open and honest with those around you when seriously considering
investing your time and money into running a small or home based business.  Before embarking on a career as an entrepreneur, be certain that the people closest to you will help make your dreams of small business ownership come true.  If they aren’t on the same page, you may constantly be divided between trying to keep your enterprise afloat and trying to satisfy your circle of loved ones.  It will certainly be easier if they're on your side.  
Having said all that, don't let anyone keep you from your dreams.  After you've done your due diligence, go for it.  Carpe Diem.
Remember the words of J. Paul Getty, one of the richest men in the last 150 years, “To build wealth today, you must be in your own business.”
Curtis Staggs
Coastal Travel  
April 21, 2012 - 8:21 am CST

"Coastal Vacations is NOT a seller of Travel and therefore is not licensed to sell travel. Coastal sells Travel and Travel Related Discount Packages that provide discounted access to many travel and travel related companies."

The Coastal Travel Compensation Plan* is very simple. Please take a moment to review the following Diagram since it outlines exactly how you will earn money marketing the Coastal Travel Packages. This Compensation Plan is the only approved way to earn commissions with Coastal; anyone not adhering to this plan will lose their ability to purchase packages from the Coastal Vacations Wholesale Shipping Center!

It is important to understand the meaning of the following words before reviewing the compensation plan:


The Profit received from the sale of a Coastal Travel Packages are as follows:

$1,000 for a Level 1 Package
$3,000 for a Level 2 Package
$3,200 for a Premier Package (Level 1 & 2 combined)
$7,000 for a Level 3 Package
$9,705 for a Platimum Package (Level 1, 2 & 3 combined)

a Package can only be purchased from a qualified Director who is qualified at that Level. The Director keeps the profit and he/she sends the wholesale amount to the Shipping Center for processing of the Package. (The illustration below only shows a commission of $1,000, a Level 1 Sale, however the process applies to all other Levels as well.)


The person you will actually purchase your Package from. This is an individual who has qualified to market the Coastal Packages and purchase them at the wholesale cost from the Coastal Shipping Center. You must complete a total of three sales (your own purchase plus two more) to qualify as a Director; this is a once in a lifetime qualification and is required for each Level.

You will be issued a 'Directors Release' allowing you to purchase at wholesale ($295 for Level 1, $500 for Level 2 & $500 for Level 3) directly from the Coastal Shipping Center. As a Director you may also train other people to become a qualified Director. For every single person you train you will receive the first two sales you help them with as your compensation. You will then provide that person with a 'Directors Release' so they can order product at wholesale as well. It is your responsibility to work with each of the people who were a qualifying sale and profit from helping them qualify in the same manner.

Qualifying as a Director is very simple. Let's use an Illustration to explain; this illustration has two characters in it, the 'Old Pro' and the 'New Guy':

a Vacuum Cleaner Sales Company has a very experienced sales person on the team, the Old Pro. One day the Old Pro says to the New Guy "I will teach you how to sell vacuums." The New Guy is excited and says, "Great, what do I need to do?" The Old Pro says, "It's actually very simple, take your leads and set up several appointments. I will go with you on those appointments. I will do the presentations for you and teach you a few pointers I've learned along the way. Now, since I am doing the presentations and training you, I will keep the commissions from the first two sales. However, during the process, you will have learned exactly how to sell vacuums and will be qualified to do so for the rest of your life! Sound fair?" Ecstatic at how soon he will be profiting from years of experience learned from the Old Pro he declares, "That is incredible, let's get started today!" The Old Pro even offers to assist the New Guy with questions and hints down the road long after the Training experience.

That is it! In the exact same manner, the qualified Director you purchase your Package from will be responsible for training and assisting you to QUALIFY as a Director. As a Qualified Director you will do the same for those you choose to work with.

Now that you understand these basic terms, review the Diagram below as we lay it out for you. Notice the Long-term income derived from an endless number of Training Sales:

Step 1

You personally Qualify as a Director through your purchase and two training sales!

In Step 1 your Director has earned $3,000 and you have become qualified for life to earn the same! Your Director will now go through the same process with Your Training Sales 1 & 2, helping them qualify as Director's also. You will have no responsibility for those individuals. Now it is your turn to earn commissions!

Step 2

You personally earn a $1,000 up front commission on every single sale you make. Make as many as you want.

Step 3

You will now assist each of your sales above who wish to build a business of their own. You do this in the same way you were trained, by simply using the tools provided by the Coastal Associates. You will personally receive a $1,000 commission from every single training sale. As we will see later in Step 4, keep in mind that each of these sales will be an individual you will personally train as well.

[TS = Training Sale]

Now each of your original Training Sales are qualified Directors and will move on to build their own business. However, they have left you twice as many (10) trainees who all need your help qualifying as a Director!

Step 4

Your original five sales have qualified with two training sales each. They are now out of the picture and will now build businesses of their own. In their place through simple duplication you now have 10 NEW training sales to work with. These 10 will turn into 20, the 20 will turn into 40, the 40 into 80 and so on. This continues to INFINITY! For every sale you make, they owe you two more. Through simple duplication you can soon have thousands of Trainees! Thankfully, the Coastal system is simple and easy to teach.

The 10 Training Sales from Step 3.

Become 20 Sales = $20,000 to you! The 20.

Become 40 Sales = $40,000 to you! The 40.

Become 80 Sales = $80,000 to you! This goes on FOREVER!

If you total the sales in this Diagram so far, $5,000 + $10,000 + $20,000 + $40,000 + $80,000 you have earned $155,000 just from training your first five sales! And that's with Level 1 Sales!

If those were all Level 2 Sales at $3,000 a piece you would have earned $465,000!

Almost Half of a Million Dollars!

As you can see Coastal's Compensation Plan is powerful! To make it even more powerful consider that for every single Level 1 Sale you make you have earned a customer. When this customer decides to purchase the Level 2 and Level 3 packages, whether it is days - weeks - months - or years later, they must all purchase it from you ($3,000 commission for Level 2 and $7,000 commission for Level 3) and provide you with two Level 2 and 3 training sales in order to qualify at Level 2 and Level 3 in the same manner that they qualified for Level 1! WOW!
Curtis Staggs
Starting a small business at home  
April 20, 2012 - 10:53 am CST

Starting A Small Business At Home

Starting a small home business is an exciting adventure. You can make a great deal of money and be completely self-sufficient with a small home business.  People make it happen everyday all around the world. The key factor is to be organized and plan for the start-up prior to depending on the business completely. You need to give the business time to grow and flourish before you run it solely for your income needs. Let’s review some of the basics for starting a small home business.

Select a business that you know about or have enthusiasm about and can do a little research and learn. You will spend many hours in your home business and should find one that you can be passionate about. The majority of people spend forty hours a week away from home at their jobs. If you don’t count the amount of time that you sleep, the average person spends roughly twenty hours a week in their homes.  This is half the time that they are at work. Building a successful small home business will take around forty to fifty hours a week once it is up and running. If you are not passionate about the type of business, this can be a recipe for complete disaster. After all one of the benefits of a small home business is getting to work in an area that you enjoy and love a great deal.

Be very realistic about your expectations for the small home business. For example, if you want to make and sell candles be realistic as to how many you can produce and market each week.  Don’t plan to make a profit on 500 candles being sold each day if you’re not going to realistically be able to make that many in your home business. Many people dream too far outside of the box and aren’t in touch with reality when it comes to starting a small home business. You should sit down and realistically think about the business and what type of work is involved. Have realistic expectations of what you can and cannot reasonably do working part time (10-15 hours per week) to start and then full time later down the road.

Review how a small home business is run.  If you have no experience with running a business check out some associations in your area or on the web like StartaREALbusiness dot com for support and training.  Regardless of service or product, businesses are basically run in the same manner. Many business methods apply to a variety of small home based types of businesses. There are traditional methods for keeping various records. You will need to know the basic tax laws for your area and the business license requirements.  Additionally, you will want to accurate business records. There are many different types of software that can help you with the organization and running of your new small home business.  Reviewing the basics of how to run a small home business will enable you to stay organized, focused and set on your goals.

Find out if there is a market for your product or service. What type of competition is in the area?  What can you offer different than your competitors. Many new small home business groups fail because they have not anticipated the competition in the area or the need for their product or service. For example, if you want to start a dog walking home business but the surrounding condo and apartment complexes do not allow pets there might not be a very high demand for your service.

Look for resources for education at your local library, chamber of commerce, and on the internet of course.  You can even enroll in some great online business classes with the local Community College.  Most importantly remember the philosophy that "you don't have to get it right, you just have to get it going."  Pursue your dreams with clear vision and you're sure to see them become a reality.  Good Luck.

Curtis Staggs is a 20 year business veteran and home business enthusiast.  He enjoys mentoring fellow entrepreneurs to develop successful businesses while networking with like minded individuals promoting exceptional opportunities for free enterprise, travel, affluence and well-being.  He is the owner of www.StartaREALbusiness.com

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