A little more info on our Travel Agent position:
How do I get paid? This is a commission based position. Commission will be based on your overall travel background and sales experience. We do work off a commission scale, so the more sales you have, the higher your commission can go. As an independent contractor, you are paid commission on your bookings after they travel.
Is there a fee to work for your agency? Yes, we do charge a very minimal fee at your hire date, which covers the following: your agency email address, coverage on our Errors & Ommissions insurance, training materials provided by the agency, advertising on our agency website and more. This follows IRS and Department of Labor rules and regulations around Independent Contractors paying for their use of assets within a business they are contracted with.
You will also be required to pay a $50 fee each calendar year to the State of Florida as part of the Independent Contractor requirements for the Seller of Travel certificate we carry in that state. This is paid directly to the State of Florida, along with your application (which we will provide you with from the Florida website). This is a requirement of working for this agency, even if you do not intend to sell to residents of that state.
Do I have access to the agency owner and other team members? Yes! We have a private group Facebook page where all agents can interact, ask questions, take part in training and more, so they are not alone in the process. It's your "virtual office". We are a team and are here each step of the way to help you build a successful business!
Will I be required to recruit agents to be on my team? Absolutely not. We have not nor will we ever operate as an MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) scheme. Travel MLM's are not respected or welcome in this industry and we will never require you to recruit agents to be under you.
What type of training will I receive if I am brought on to the agency as an Independent Contractor? You will be enrolled in our 6 week virtual / self-paced training academy where you will receive instruction in a group setting with all other new agents. Training will take place one time per week and be delivered via printed materials and a live webinar in which your participation will be necessary. Upon successful completion of our training academy, you will then be moved into our main agency group and be ready to launch your business and begin to work with clients.
Application to Become an Independent Contractor with Design Our Travel®: Please do not submit the application if you are not comfortable with or have not met the terms above. Having sales experience is a plus but we are ultimately looking for people who are able to give personal, caring service to our clients and who truly understand the product lines we cary. Please complete all information. Applications with missing information will not be considered. All information is kept strictly confidential.