Wine has been savored around the world for centuries. But can you make money while enjoying it? One company is giving wine lovers an opportunity to turn their fondness for reds and whites into an at-home business with flexible hours and the chance to earn some extra monthly income.
Traveling Vineyard, based in Ipswich, Massachusetts, offers aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to become wine guides and organize wine tasting events. With access to dozens of types and vintages that include reds, whites and sweet and fizzy wines, wine guides organize wine tasting parties for their friends and family who then place direct orders for the bottles they like the most. Previous expertise in wine isn’t required, as Traveling Vineyard offers guides everything they need to learn and get started with its Success Kit. The kit includes enough bottles of wine for two tasting events, tasting glasses, bottle carries and other accessories. It also includes a Sommology kit that has everything wine guides need to know to get started. Information on food pairings, wine characteristics and more can all be found in this kit. Order forms, marketing material and a set-up guide are also included to allow wine guides to start making money as soon as possible. Traveling Vineyard also has an extremely helpful support system located in their Massachusetts headquarters that provides guides with any assistance they need, whether its reordering supplies for tasting events, order issues, or even technical issues with their website.
Unlike other home-based sales businesses, wine guides don’t need to recruit more sellers in order to make money. Customers order directly from the company after sampling wines, and wine guides earn money based on their sales. The frequency and scheduling of tasting events is completely up to the wine guide in this extremely flexible business model that allows each guide to create their own work-life balance.
Besides the support system, Traveling Vineyard connects new wine guides with mentors in their area that offer them priceless hands-on experience in organizing tasting events and successfully promoting the products. Traveling Vineyard is also on social media, including Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, and is ready to help wine guides and their customers with any questions they might have.
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