Your earning potential as a Travel Counsellor

One of the many questions we get asked by people who are thinking about joining our community is ‘How much will I earn?’. The simple answer is that we can’t say for certain what you’ll take home, as your earnings are dependent on your willingness to put in the time to grow and nurture your business. However, your earnings are completely uncapped, so you really will get out what you put in.

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Where your business could go

Although there are never any guarantees, we often find that in their first year, new Travel Counsellors joining with experience in travel sales can expect to earn on par or above the industry standard of around £22-26k. Meanwhile, our Academy Travel Counsellors earn circa £20k in their first year.

However, once their businesses are established and they’ve built up a loyal customer base, the sky really is the limit. The top 30% of Travel Counsellors earn over £50k, with our highest-earning 8% taking home an average of £168.3k!

We’ve previously had Academy Travel Counsellors (who’ve come to us without any experience selling travel), that have seen an almost 480% increase in their gross commission in year four compared to year one!

How to maximise your earnings as a Travel Counsellor

Did you know that 66% of our Travel Counsellors are earning more than the average travel agent in the UK? If you’re wondering how you can grow your franchise to this level, here are just some of the ways in which we can help you boost your business and your earnings.

Take advantage of our relationship managers

Our dedicated relationship management team will coach and guide you to help you get the best out of your business – whether it’s tactics to help you reach new customers in your local area or exploring ways to work with other franchisees, they will help you to take your business up a notch.

Team up with other Travel Counsellors

Thanks to our systems and ways of working, you can collaborate with our franchisees to manage enquiries and enhance your earnings by taking an agreed split of the commission. Your commission splits will count towards your ‘Gold’ target (our accolade for our best performers), which is based on net earnings – and the closer you are to Gold, the more money you’ll be making.

Our ‘TC Teams’ model is perfect for new joiners who want to develop their confidence while still being able to earn commission right from the get-go. Plus, when you’ve built up your pipeline, you can create your own team to free up some of your time to focus on acquiring new customers.

Attend our training sessions

We host regular training sessions to help you market your business and improve your knowledge of products and destinations around the world. Our training will help you grow your customer base and allow you to provide an unrivalled level of personal service that will keep your clients coming back for more – and, of course, make those all-important referrals.

Come to our events

From our flagship annual conference to our ‘TC Together’ roadshows, our events are packed with workshops and seminars to help you get the very best out of your business. We guarantee you’ll come away with a list of actions that will positively impact your bookings – and ultimately, your earnings.

Have the figures we’ve discussed got you thinking about your future? If you’re feeling undervalued and underpaid in your current travel sales role, or simply want the freedom to be in control of your financial destiny, speak to our friendly team about how Travel Counsellors could help you take your earnings in your own hands. With a can-do mindset and the support of our inclusive community, anything is possible. Stop dreaming and start achieving with Travel Counsellors!

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