Mentoring Program FAQS

Q: How long does it take to complete the program?
A: The mentoring program is a one-year plan.

Q: What happens after I graduate from the mentoring program?
A: Assuming you meet all of the graduation requirements, you automatically continue under the Brownell Hosting Program, but with higher earnings and lower expenses.

Q: How quickly can I begin selling?
A: You begin selling as soon as you complete the initial training sessions in Birmingham.

Q:  How do I earn money?
A:  You earn money by selling travel, earning commissions on your sales, and by charging consulting fees. Our commissions are among the very highest in the industry.  Additional earnings come from service fees and other income producing transactions.

Q: What is the average income during the first year of mentoring?
A: Mentees are expected to earn a minimum of $25,000 in commissions/fees in their first year. Most mentees exceed this goal. After? We expect mentees to generate sales of 1 million+ by their 3rd year.

Q: May I participate in the Mentoring Program on a part-time basis while I wind down my current career?
A: The Mentoring Program requires a full-time work effort, so it’s best to wait until you can devote 100% of your work time to apply for the program. We’ve learned that one cannot meet the graduation requirements and sales goals on a part-time basis.

Q: Is there a cost to join the mentoring program?
A: Yes, there is an initial start-up investment plus other business expenses in your first year, depending on your business plan. For example, if you specialize in cruises, you will invest more in earning a Master Cruise Counselor certification. Other expenses, such as building and maintaining your website, blog, and other marketing expenses will vary depending on your individual business plan. We suggest you budget between $6,500 and $8,000 for general business expenses in your mentoring year. You will also have business travel expenses, such as attending training in Birmingham, AL, Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas, and the annual Brownell Academy held at various locations.

Remember, you are investing in a professional travel consulting business, and you want to present yourself and your new business in a very professional manner.