Work from home selling travel
Sales are described as any sales for which the agency receives a fee or commission. Every outside agent begins at 70 (agent) / 30 (agency) of commission paid by supplier. After that, the following structure will be in place:
75 / 25 of commission paid by supplier if your gross sales reach and maintain $12,500 per year or you remain a franchisee or outside agent for more than two years
80 / 20 of commission paid by supplier if your gross sales reach and maintain $20,000 per year
85 / 15 of commission paid by supplier if your gross sales reach and maintain $35,000 per year
90 / 10 of commission paid by supplier if your gross sales reach and maintain $47,500 per year
(1) You begin with us on July 3rd and by November 11th, you've had gross sales of $13,000. You would be paid 70% commission on your sales through November 11th. You would be paid 75% commission on your sales through November 11th of the next year.
(2) You reach the 80% commission rate on your sales on March 1st, then have major back surgery on June 20th and your sales have dropped dramatically to around $6,000 per year. You would still receive 80% commission until March 1st. Then, you will return to 70% on March 2nd (75% if you’ve been with us for more than two years.
Franchisees & Outside Agents are not permitted for any reason to collect the gross amount from the client and submit the net amount to the supplier. That will result in immediate termination with no refund.
All Credit Cards run through our agency portal will incur a 4% fee of the gross sale. Example: You charge a client a $10 fee for airline ticketing and you are at the 75% commission rate. 4% of $10 (minus 4%) is $9.60. 75% of $9.65 is $7.20. Your Commission would be $7.20.
Commissions are paid by check (unless other arrangements are made) on the 25th of the month. Any fees due Sims Family Tours & Travel will be subtracted from commission check. Commissions will be paid for all franchisees & outside agent's bookings paid by suppliers through the 15th of the current month. All bookings must be reported to Sims Family Tours & Travel on the form located here when they are made.
Example: You book a client on June 25, 2020 for travel dates of December 3-10, 2020. The client is flying (on air that you arranged and charged a $10 fee) to Orlando, staying at the Hampton Inn that you booked and going to Disney World on tickets you booked. You fill out a form for each supplier (air ticketing fee, Hilton for the Hampton Inn, and Disney World). Since we will assume the air is non-refundable, your airline ticketing fee would be paid to us by the 15th of July for the Visa charge. You would receive your pct. of the fee (minus the 4% charge) on your July 25th check. After the client travels, usually but not necessarily within a month, the supplier pays us. If it's by the 15th of January, 2021, it would be on your January 25th check; if it's by the 15th of February, 2021, it would be on your February 25th check, etc.
This example is what you need to understand about getting paid in this business -- it's slow. You make a sale in June of 2020 and might not realistically get fully paid for it until February of March of 2021.
Remember – it’s an eat what you kill business. Sell in volume, and you’ll get paid in volume. Piece meal your bookings, and your commission will get paid in piece meal.