October 31st, 2012, 09:41 AM
Looking for programmers who can work on commission
Looking for programmers who can work on commission.
Also need social media people and web designers etc.
October 31st, 2012, 07:12 PM
What do you mean by work on commission? Working on commission is something sales people do; I don't see how it makes sense in the context of a programmer.
November 13th, 2012, 05:13 AM
Well I think a similar model could work for programmers too and it's only fair that they share risk together with the entrepreneurs.
November 13th, 2012, 06:39 AM
It means you don't get paid if the project doesn't generate any profit, E-Oreo.
Why should the developers share in the risk exactly? If they produce what they have been asked to produce, then they should be paid.
If you want someone to get involved with your project and share the risk, then offer them a share of the business, not some imaginary commission that may or may not pay out, based on the merit of your idea and business model, not theirs.
November 13th, 2012, 07:23 PM
The difference is that the job of a sales person is to sell things; so it makes sense to pay the sales person when they sell things, since the amount of things they sell is directly proportional to how well they are doing their job.
This doesn't make sense in the context of a programmer. The job of a programmer is to build things. A programmer could do a spectacular job of building something, but it could still generate little revenue due to someone else not doing their job (like a sales person). It doesn't make sense to punish the programmer for doing a spectacular job.
The programmer is risking their time, probably a lot of it; but if the entrepreneur isn't paying the programmer, what exactly are they risking? Their idea? If a venture fails the idea still exists, but the programmer's time doesn't. So the idea is not at risk.
November 13th, 2012, 10:09 PM
Never said I wouldn't share the business, I might, if there were a convenient way of doing it.
Here's our latest crowdfunding campaign, one of the projects we are working on:
November 24th, 2012, 11:03 PM
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