Marriage / Employment filter: My wife is finally incredibly happy in her job (a new career), but it hasn't paid a check for 6 months. I want to be supportive, but all I see is her working her ass off and not getting paid. What do we need to talk about / to weigh at the 1 year mark when we assess her getting a job with a salary? (see within for a very long story) [more inside]
For a project I'm working on, I'd like to commission a handful of artists to draw me (from reference photos) in their respective styles. In particular, I'm looking for simple, clean illustrations something like Meg Lovell or Kendra Wells, i.e. bold, cute, characterful. Who are your favourite artists in this sort of style (they can be amateur, semi-pro, or professional), who will also take commissions like this? [more inside]
I earn the store where I work an extra $250,000 over and above the $1,000,000 in gross sales that any other salesperson has previously pulled off. I have accepted a low salary in the past for several different reasons, including shaky health and a related shaky belief in myself, but I have much improved health and much improved self confidence now. And the proof is in the pudding. Even while sick, I have kept business at a high level. [more inside]
Which short instructional videos do it really well? [more inside]
I run a small media company with a staff of five (two people on sales, two editors, one social media person). The salespeople have a low salary, high commission salary structure, and advertising deals are generally in the low-mid 5 figure range. Our social media person is interested in getting into sales, or more specifically, getting compensated for introductions that eventually turn into sales. We're happy to accommodate her but have no idea how to structure things. [more inside]
It's an alphabet soup that doesn't allow for even a relatively straight line between money and banks. The Treasury ultimately provided the money, the Office of Thrift Supervision was supposed to oversee the money, the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission closed banks that didn't qualify for the bailout. But who wrote the check and was ultimately responsible for those banks until they paid the bailout money back?
I'm looking for current amateur/underground artists who have a style similar to late 70s/80s X-Men artists Dave Cockrum and Marc Silvestri. [more inside]
Is there any research on people who pay for publicly available documents that are bound and sold by the government, not third parties? I was fascinated that when the 911 Commission issued it's report, it flew off the shelves when it was bound and sold by the GPO even though the same report was also fully available online. I'm also not referring to services provided by USSearch or KnowX. I mean, I guess, anything produced by the Government Printing Office that is for sale as a bound document (since they are also public documents), but is also available for free online. I would think if people could repackage and sell publicly available documents, that would open a whole world of new publishing opportunities.
I work for a non-profit organization. We applied for, and received, a grant to commission original artwork for our building. We chose an artist who proposed a mural. The contract is signed with the agency that is providing the grant, and work is set to start on the building soon. Problem is? One of the members of the Board found a very similar mural online, painted by a different person. Help. [more inside]
Do the waitstaff at traditional dim sum (yum cha) restaurants get paid a commission on what they sell from their trolley? Or do they need to sell a minimum amount? Why are some quite pushy and others don't seem to mind if you buy from them or not?
My girlfriend has applied for work as a sales associate at two upscale New York City department stores and has been offered a variety of clothing departments to work in at both. She wants to work through the holiday season and to earn as much as she can in that period via commission. Assuming that all departments offer the same rate of commission, can anyone advise us as to which departments would have the highest sales in Oct/Nov/Dec? Or point us to any internet resources with such info? I've been unable to dig up any on my own. Thanks!
I'd like to find an artist to commission who specializes in work that looks like classic engravings; less something like Wondermark / Harper's illustrations and more the decorative and detail work like on an Emperor Norton note. Any recommendations, and if not, where (and how) can I look? [more inside]
A friend of mine is a serious artist/painter who's asked me to be his agent so I was wondering how to structure the money side of the equation? Is there a standard agent's commission based upon a percentage of the price of each painting sold through the gallery or galleries? [more inside]
Do real estate brokers get "discounts" on homes they purchase? [more inside]
How do I hire a graphics person to make a small logo? [more inside]
I want to earn money by joining affiliate programs on reputable sites. How should I go about this? [more inside]
My hope is to find a secure and inexpensive method for collecting my client's B&B guest deposits online, but I am unsure how to proceed?! My newest client is an already existing B&B that wants to attract new guests, in return a portion of the stay rate (aka my commission) will be allotted for me and my services. Works for me in theory, but unsure how to go about collecting the funds... [more inside]
To self-list or not not self-list ... this is the question. Do we list by ourselves thru a discount broker on MLS and use an realtor to help us find a new house or do we go ahead and list thru a standard broker that will do both and pay them the extra % in commission. Details inside. [more inside]
Can I get some guidance on commissioning a black velvet painting? [more inside]
My friend is an artist who lives in Vancouver BC. A big commercial fine art gallery in the US owes my friend a lot of money for art sold but has only paid about 5% of what's owed so far. Any recourse for a Canadian artist trying to get money owed from an American gallery? [more inside]
What is it really like to work (primarily) on commission? I have never worked on commission before and I am worried it will be stressful and full of conflicts. [more inside]
I design websites for a living, as a freelancer. I have a really good friend who I'm thinking of asking to partner up with me and do sales. What do I need to know? How much commission is common for selling website packages? [more inside]
my friend has a photo (not this one, but one that's similar in that there are lots of different characters doing zany things) that she wants turned into a mini painting. etsy alchemy is 'being phased out,' apparently. how could she find an artist who is willing to paint this for her? [more inside]
How can I best induce freelance artists to submit work to deadline? [more inside]
Need advice on hiring an animator to make a short film. [more inside]
Can I discuss with other photographers the rates that various agencies pay me? [more inside]
Is there such thing as a business contract "headhunter" or someone who would find us contracts for our business and take a cut of the contract, then go on their merry way -- sort of like an agent the way actors have agents? [more inside]
[TattooFilter] I've finally decided to lose my tattoo cherry, and have a pretty good idea of what I want, but specific questions remain. [more inside]
Is there anywhere online where I can commission a poem? I’d like to set a price, pick a topic, pick a format, and get a poem in return. Sort of a work-for-hire thing where I own the product. (If I ever did anything with it, I’d always give full credit to the author, but having to deal with royalties sort of defeats the point of commissioning the work.) I know there are places to do this with code (rentacoder) or products (ponoko) or even design and music (crowdspring and musikpitch*), but is there anything analogous for writers? [more inside]
What is typical compensation for doing lighting audits? [more inside]
How do I give an incentive requiring an independent contractor to meet certain goals without creating an employer/employee relationship? [more inside]
I am a freelancer in a sub-genre of graphic design. In a bid to get more clients, I'm attempting (through Craigslist) to hire a marketing professional (or professionals). My general idea is that they would work to get me more clients, and I would give them a percentage of sales resulting from my work with those clients. My question here is what the specifics of the deal should be. My initial thought was 15% of income for life on the clients they bring me. Does that sound reasonable? Too much? Too little? The wrong way to go about it entirely? I really like the commission model, at least for now, because I don't have money to lay out up front and I like that we both benefit or both don't. Is there any kind of standard for this kind of relationship?
How prevalent are unscrupulous tour guides? How do I learn about their back-handed practices? [more inside]
I will be negotiating salary and compensation structure. Starting this month, I will be selling health insurance to companies and individuals. What are some typical compensation arrangements I should be aware of? What other considerations should I keep in mind? [more inside]
What commission should I charge for an agent that's finding me advertising gigs? [more inside]
How much commission should we expect to pay on the sale of a single stock? [more inside]
Where might I commission a reasonably priced vector illustration? [more inside]
What is a fair commission structure for non-sales people who bring in recurring work to a business when it's not covered by their initial employment contract? [more inside]
I am an independent tech contractor, about to pass some work onto my client, where I would be a part of the project's development team. What commission structure is typical? [more inside]
What are commission structures like for software sales reps? [more inside]
How much should an online marketing manager be paid? With a base salary and a 100% trackable sales? [more inside]
What to charge for art? [more inside]
What is the etiquette of dealing with commission (commissioned?) salespeople? [more inside]
One of my clients insists that NO businesses expect to be paid up front, even in part, before beginning work... [more inside]
I want to produce photobooks for sale. I would like to upload them to a printing site where others can go and see them and purchase them without further reference to me. They would deal directly with the printer. But I would like to receive a commission from the printer for each one sold. Does anyone know of a printer of photobooks who would provide this service or of a way I can achieve my objective?
I’ve been commissioned to take a photograph. Their subject, my “vision”. I’m a student/aspiring pro photographer. [more inside]
Tips for commissioning a painting? [more inside]
NASD licenses (specifically series 7 & 63) requires company sponsorship to obtain. Once obtained, you need company sponsorship to maintain the licenses. Is there a company who will maintain your licenses for you while you are not working in the financial industry? Perhaps for a fee on top of the annual registration costs? I believe you have two years from separation with your employer to obtain a new sponsor.
I'm working with real estate agents in three cities I am considering relocating to. I will only buy through one of them, obviously. Should I tip the other two? [more inside]
Best 9-11 'Conspiracy Theory' book for the skeptic? [more inside]
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