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Wasn't sure where to post this, so I apologise if it's in the wrong place.
I'm in a bit of a dilemma, I've been offered a job with some good people I know personally. They're ambitious and trustworthy and I have a feeling that their new company will go far.
The company is involved in tourism, mainly large incentive and team building programmes.
My job will be to create, maintain and market the website for the main company and it's franchises (of which there will be about 5 or so around the world)
I will be paid a small retainer and then get a commission on all sales made by visitors originating from the website, and my web marketing efforts. These commissions will be based on the same commissions that the company's agents receive on a sale.
My problem is that the owners (2 of them) want to split the commission 3 ways, 1/3 for me and 2/3 for them. Now I want this opportunity, it will mean being involved in something I can relate to, it will mean travel, and assuming I do my job properly could result in a lucrative income.
... but i think that a 3 way split is unfair - am I being greedy? I'm doing all the work, creating a site that they desperately need (that they can refer people to for information, in which case I won't get that commission)and marketing AND maintaining it.
I do think I should share my commission with the person in the office who takes on the query I send them (from the site) and closes the sale, but I don't think I should be sharing it with the company owners - this is a marketing tool and not another way for them to make income (they're already making a tidy sum from the actual event)
I'm thinking that I should propose a 60% for me, 30% for the closer, and 10% for the Company (although I honestly don't think they should get any :-) it's more of a peace offering)
I'd really appreciate any advice - in case I have it all wrong and make myself look stupid when I go to them with this,
Thanks in advance,
If yes then don't do it, create your own business model and structure with your expertise and industry contacts.
Set your own criteria and costings = income.
On the other hand - if you indeed do need them - then weigh it up as to who is putting in and where you want to take it...(if you don't go with them are they going to do it on their own anyway?)
How much work would be involved for you - is it worth it?