Hi Folks, You probably found this forum by doing a google search for Coastal Vacations. You are doing the right thing by doing your research about this business as you should with any biz opp you are considering joining. You are EXTREMELY fortunate that you found this place. There are many experienced directors, such as myself, who post here on a daily basis and our goal is to be able to help you, as someone researching Coastal Vacations, make an educated decision on whether Coastal is right for you and, if it is, who you should join with. For the large majority of us on this forum, we consider ourselves successful. We all represent different teams or groups within Coastal that offer you many options on how to work the business. I belong to the Coastal Sales Center also known as the WeCloseYourSales call center. We have a toll free call center that is staffed with professionals that take our calls from prospects, present the business and then close the sales for us and then send us a check or they use our paypal account or Merchant Account to take the new members payment. They do all of this for us while we focus on advertising and training for our new members. We also have the option to make sales without the call center if someone just wants to use the package for the travel benefits or if they just like making the sales themselves. The call center has been GREAT for me and it can work great for you, too. There are other GREAT teams represented here on this forum also. Others will post in this thread explaining the benefits of their team and they will be glad to answer your questions. The main thing to keep in mind while you do your research is to find a director who you can bond with. I speak with members of my team literally EVERY DAY even after they are qualified. Why? Because they are now my business partners. We bounce ideas off of eachother and try new marketing ideas. We are a team and that is how Coastal is supposed to be. A team effort is what makes us all successful. Good luck in your research and please feel free to ask questions here on this forum or get in touch with us through our links at the bottom of our posts.