0% commission that is
I am in Internet marketing and would NEVER ask for a commission on sales following work I've done for a client. There are simply too many variables that factor into conversions. For an Internet marketer to lay claim to a percentage of your sales because he built you a website or optimized it or whatever seems rather presumptuous and actually a bit unethical.
Some questions that come to mind that you might want to ask:
- And at what point down the timeline does the commission arrangement end?
- Are his marketing activities a one-time project or ongoing?
- What activities/tactics will be carrying out for you?
- What if you advertise using channels / tactics NOT performed by your consultant?
- Will conversions (sales) be carefully tracked so as to ensure you are not paying commission on conversions that were not a direct result of his efforts?
- Is he the only one ever going to be working on your site, your brand, your presence with your target market?
Then again, I've not come across any colleagues using this practice so perhaps I'm missing something.
I guess I could see how he might
charge a commission for pay per click and maybe
email campaigns. (But again, I myself wouldn't feel comfortable asking for a commission.)
Interesting subject as I'm sure there are others out there who ask for commission. Anyone else run into this?