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8 Steps to Completing a Successful Pedicab or Rickshaw Tour

What makes a successful pedicab or rickshaw tour?

I believe that if you can answer yes to each of the following questions after the tour, then it was a success:

  1. Would the tour guests be excited to recommend the tour to others?
  2. Did you make a lasting, positive impression that guests will remember for a long time?
  3. Did you fulfill your promise? By that I mean: Did you meet and even exceed the expectations you set in your tour description or wherever your guests first learned about the tour?

The place to start is knowing that the tour experience does not start and finish while the tour guests are actually riding in your pedicab or rickshaw.

The experience begins when they first learn about your tour, and continues all the way through the process of booking and paying for the tour, to being picked up and the first time you meet them, to riding along as a passenger, ​to being dropped off and finishing the tour, to leaving a review for you and recommending you to others.

So what do you need to do so that your answer is an absolute "Yes!" to each of the above 3 questions?

Here they are - the 8 Steps to Completing a Successful Pedicab or Rickshaw Tour:

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Unlock your brake!

What's holding you back?

Find it, and eliminate it immediately, so it stops slowing down everything else in your pedicab business.

The first pedicab I ever pedaled was Big Daddy in West Palm Beach, Florida. One of the things I loved about Big Daddy was the brake lock - a simple tool but one I used every shift.

It looked something like this:

When I parked Big Daddy to drop off or pick up a customer or refill my water bottle, I just pushed the little button and it would keep the brake on so my cab stayed still and didn't roll away.

Now imagine trying to work an entire shift with that button pushed.

The brake is locked. You struggle to haul passengers downhill. Instead of your pedicab being the fine-tuned-money-making machine that you have invested so much time into perfecting, it is slowing you down and making your work nearly impossible.

But instead of simply unlocking the brake, you check the tire pressure and fill them to the ideal psi on each one.​ Then you think "maybe I just need a Red Bull". So you shell out a few bucks, pound it, yet still struggle to pedal.

Then you try a dozen other things to remove the resistance but you still leave the brake lock on, so they all fail completely to help!

Think about your business. What is your "brake lock"? What is one clear thing that is holding you back?

Quit wasting time trying easy fixes on other small problems that won't even matter since there is still that one thing, your brake lock, that is strangling all of your other efforts to build a successful pedicab business.

Stop reading this and go unlock your brake lock now!

Then come back, and comment below and share what your brake lock was and how you eliminated it. Stop Pedaling for a Moment

Why You Should Pause to Examine Your Pedicab Business

I was obsessed with my pedicab business - no matter what I was doing or what was going on in my life, I was always thinking about it.

But I never truly paused to take a step back and examine what was working and what wasn't working, so that I could make bold decisions that were necessary to move my business away from failure and toward long term success.

Don't make the same mistake I did.​

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