Starting a home based businessThis article explains how to start a business promoting hovercraft. The market forleisure hovercraft is new, and potentially huge, so this is a good time to get involved.It is estimated that there are 1.5 million jet skis in the USA alone, and to capture just 1% of that market would represent a major business opportunity. Small leisurehovercraft are great fun to fly, you can do 180 turns, 360 spins, land to water toland transitions, so they are popular with rental operators in holiday resorts.Hovercraft have been round for 50 years, the first commercial flight was made 11
June 1959, and the invention attributed to English inventor Sir Christopher Cockerell.Leisure cruising hovercraft evolved from small racing hovercraft made by enthusiastsand hobbyists. Leisure cruising hovercraft tend to be heavier than their race cousins,so slower but more durable and easier to control, suitable for family fun and reachingyour beachfront, lakeside holiday home.New manufacturing methods are helping to speed up the manufacturing process toreduce pricing and popularise hovercraft for leisure fun, for example the Hov PodSPX 3-seater Hovercraft is manufactured from High Density Polyethylene; in thepast, race hovercraft have been designed to be extremely lightweight, and handconstructed from thin glass fibre. Hov Pod claim to sell more hovercraft than anyother supplier, and I can believe it. The Hov Pod SPX has a superior design, and issafe and easy to use, thanks to the CAD design approach and CNC engineering.Typical cruise speed 22 mph, top speed around 40 mph, available with choice of 2stroke or 4 stroke engines.The Hov Pod SPX leisure hovercraft is sold and marketed via a Customer Referralscheme that rewards reps or customers who show other potential customers. HovPod Representatives/ Referrers help promote the Hov Pod via unique websites thattrack referrals. You don’t have to own a Hov Pod to get started, you can apply tobecome a Hov Pod Representative by purchasing a promo pack like I did. This packincludes marketing materials and a unique website – people who visit your websiteand make an enquiry are tracked by html code. Reps promote their website and theHov Pod brand, and get paid a small commission for every sale that results throughtheir customer introduction. Hov Pod handle sales enquiries direct, so Reps do notget involved in the sales process, they just promote their websites through Internetor postcard marketing. By keeping pricing lower by selling direct, the productbecomes more affordable and the company sells more Hov Pods, and more reps getpaid more commission. Hov Pods have been sold by dealers in the past, and thecompany still appoint dealers in some areas to support commercial customers. HovPods are used for oil exploration and yes environmental clean-ups to save wildlifefrom oil spills. Hov Pods are also life savers in rescue situations – mud, ice, sandrescues are very difficult and put rescuers at risk. Every year, snowmobiles, jet skis,quad bikes, boats and kayaks run into trouble, and hovercraft make access easy inareas like flooded ground where boats find it difficult to reach – hovercraft just skimacross any flat surface to quickly get to victims in distress or suffering fromhypothermia. Hov Pods have been supplied to the UN and Red Cross. Hovercrafthave no propellers, so operate anytime, low tides are not a problem, and they handlefast running water and tidal streams better than boats. Hovercraft are very popularfor rentals in holiday resorts, or for corporate event entertainment, people love to trythem out, the ride is fun and extremely addictive. All sorts of applications and a widevariety of customers.