This is an independent contractor position meaning you have the right to work whenever you'd like. This can be a side hustle or a full-time career decision depending on the amount of dedication you're willing to put into the role.
This job can be accomplished anywhere in the world with internet access, but you must be a US citizen to be licensed under our brand.
Resorts, cruises and hotels will reward you for every booking you make. You can earn additional commission, free nights, and much more! We are also offered "familiarization" trips so that we can better get to know a specific destination we'd like to sell!
As a Travel Advisor, you are helping people discover other cultures and create amazing memories with their loved ones that they will cherish for years to come!
While this is an independent contractor role so nothing is mandatory, we take our company culture very seriously. All of our advisors come from a place of contribution and want to help each other grow.
We meet multiple times throughout the week (day time hours) for training opportunities, team meetings, 1:1 check-ins, accountability calls and more.
We are looking for the type of team member that wants to be engaged with the team in order to grow their business!
Yes, all of our advisors are full licensed to sell any type of travel including resorts, flights, trains, cruises, hotels, cars, excursion and much more. We can sell to any US or Canadian citizen, but we cannot sell to citizens or residents outside fo those countries.
If you pick up and move to Europe, you're welcome to still be licensed under our brand, but you would have to sell to clients back home.
This is where we truly shine! The first 6 weeks will consist of a combination of videos, quizzes, and checklists to help walk you through the fundamentals of the role. All of this can be done on your own schedule. It will also include a live small-group Q&A session with one of our Sr. Advisors to make sure you understand all of the material.
After that, you will shadow a Sr. Advisor throughout the sales process. Then, you are given a handful of leads to work and they will shadow you to make sure you're comfortable every step of the way!
You will have more advanced training videos and workbooks released to you throughout the first year to keep you learning and growing as you establish this new business in your life!
There is a 120 day probationary period where we will check-in with you periodically to ensure you are on track. If you are not engaged with the program and not marketing yourself to drive leads, then your contract will be terminated and you will be asked to leave the team.
The commission varies widely from vendor to vendor. You will find commissions paid anywhere from 5-35%. The industry average is 10%, but we are proud to report that The Travel Byrds averages 15% due to a focus on working with reliable preferred vendors.
However, you are not required to use any of our vendors. You have complete freedom to book any type of travel you'd like!
This is not a travel position. If you love to travel and that is why you're reaching out, you may want to reconsider. This is a sales role.
You will be selling travel to your friends, family, strangers, and anyone that will trust you with their travel needs. You will be responsible for generating your own leads (and some will be fed to you through the company.)
You will also be responsible for keeping track of your trips in our systems and follow up with the clients when needed.
You will need to be well versed in different areas of the world and will be expected to keep up with international events that will affect world travel.
Overall, the role is different each day and encompasses a variety of activities. That is what keeps it fun and interesting, but sales always comes first. It is the focus of the work we do as a team and you should not kid yourself that you will sit back and travel the world for free. We are hardworking professionals who have an intense hunger to learn. While travel opportunities do arise, they are not the main focus of the role.
There are very few barriers to entry and almost anyone can call themselves a Travel Advisor.
While this is sadly the case, there is a big difference between a professional and someone doing this as a hobby. We will train you to become a true professional and to make incredible money while doing it.
If you try to make a go of it on your own, you will need to write your own terms and conditions, credit card authorization form, insurance denial form, etc. You will need to choose which E&O insurance is right for you. You will need to create a website and marketing materials. And so on and so on.
By joining our team, you will get the fast track by having all of the above given to you, but also by being properly trained to be a travel selling machine!
There will be a one-time initial sign-up fee of $375 which will cover your licensing and onboarding costs. (There is no yearly renewal for your license.)
Then, each month for the first year there is a $79/month admin fee to cover the costs of your technology and marketing package. After that, this fee goes down to $29/month.
These are the only costs you should incur. Your business cards as well as a myriad of other marketing materials will be provided to you for free. All of our systems and trainings are available to the entire team and we love to learn together!
Sometimes advisors choose to do trade shows or take out advertisements and if you decide to go that route, you would incur additional costs to the business, but honestly, that is not something you need to think about until you start bringing in sales and know this is a great fit for you!
We do not get paid until a client travels, which most clients book 9-12 months in advance. Therefore, this can be a labor of love for the first year before you truly see commission start to roll in the door. (However, after you retire, you'll see those remaining commissions still being paid out!)
You need to be confident that you have a nest egg to support you during this time. If you plan to work this role part-time in the beginning, please read the section about part-time work below.
While you are more than welcome to work this role part-time, we are looking for team members who are interested in moving to full-time within a year or two.
Please note that if you plan to work the role part-time, that you will need to put in a minimum of 15 hours per week. Look at your calendar right now and try to map that out. Are you going to work after your kids go to bed? Even if you worked every weeknight from 8-10pm, that would only give you 10 hours/week. I like people to be realistic with themselves so you do not overcommit and waste time.
Secondly, the most common issue with advisors going full-time is described as "I will go full-time when the side hustle produces enough income."
I'm here to tell you that this role (or any other) will never produce full-time income if you're not working it full-time. You need to have a nest egg ready to support you for at least 6-9 months when you make the jump.
Being a Travel Advisor is an amazing way to work from home, make your own hours, and earn a fantastic income all while earning opportunities to travel the world yourself!
Our Travel Advisors are fully trained and equipped to take their clients through the entire selection, booking and traveling process all while earning commission on every booking. They will be your clients to take great care of and serve over and over again for years to come!
We use specialized systems to help find your clients the absolute best price (and commission!) You'll have full access to all of these platforms and go through training on each. You'll also be granted access to our marketing database, booking engine, the full suite of sales training modules, and more.
This is a contractor position, meaning you will not be given a salary, but you will earn commission every time you sell a trip! We work hard to make sure you're equipped with all of the right tools to sell travel across the world and start creating amazing memories for your clients!
Travel Advisor responsibilities include:
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If you're interested in becoming a Travel Advisor, please fill out the form above!
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We are licensed to sell travel in all 50 states as well as Canada. CA Seller of Travel Registration #: 2063964-50; FL Seller of Travel #ST17873