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Jennifer Klingsmith’s family isn’t quite like everyone else’s.
“We’ve been married for 31 years, have three biological children and two adoptive children,” Jennifer says.
“We are also a state-licensed foster home. Our family has taken care of over 150 children in our home over the past 31 years. We only take special needs children, and most of them have a lot of doctors’ appointments plus many visits with family members.”
To say she’s busy would be an understatement. But Jennifer takes it all in stride and appreciates every moment she gets to spend with her family.
“We are a large family and do many things together,” she says. “We spend our days with lots of kids’ activities, and we also have our business that we love!”
You read that right! In addition to caring for her large family, Jennifer also finds time to run her own home-based travel agency business from her busy house in Indianapolis.
As a Cruise Planners home-based franchise owner, Jennifer helps clients plan amazing vacations including cruises, all-inclusive resort trips, guided land tours and more. And as her own boss, Jennifer sets her own schedule, so she has the flexibility to always put her family first.
“Some months I work more than others,” Jennifer says. “One summer we had three children under the age of three, plus an autistic boy, in addition to my own five children, but I was still able to work my business. You have to be organized, use a calendar and be flexible, which Cruise Planners helps me do.”
Cruise Planners provides its travel advisors with the tools and support to succeed. Robust, hands-free marketing programs help drive sales and cutting-edge technology allows you to work from anywhere, even while traveling. Cruise Planners also provides comprehensive training and ongoing, one-on-one business development coaching to help you achieve your business goals.
Jennifer admits it’s not always smooth sailing, but she finds tremendous joy in caring for her family while also running a successful home-based travel business with the help and support of Cruise Planners.
“It’s not easy having a large family and working on top of that, but Cruise Planners makes it easy and you make it what you want it to be.”
About Cruise Planners
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation’s largest travel franchise with over 2,500 franchise owners in all 50 states. As a Cruise Planners travel agency franchise owner, you will run your own travel advisor business while having the support and leverage of the nation’s largest travel franchise network behind you. You will earn money helping clients plan amazing travel experiences such as cruises, land tours, all-inclusive resort vacations and more. Our home-based model gives you the flexibility to work your business from anywhere you choose — no storefront is required! As your own boss, you also get to determine a schedule that fits your lifestyle. Work the business full-time, part-time, your time!
- No experience necessary
- Earn money selling amazing travel experiences
- We provide training and ongoing support
- You get industry-leading marketing and technology tools
- You’re your own boss
- Work from anywhere, even while traveling- no storefront required
To learn more about Cruise Planners and how you can start your own home-based travel business, visit cruiseplannersfranchise.com.
Originally published February 22, 2016. Content updated in August 2019.
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