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  • They share in the overall revenues the website earns.

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  • They are paid per the work done, (content produced, etc)

    9 42.86%
  • They are paid hourly and report hours worked

    2 9.52%
  • They are on a straight agreed upon salary

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    Default How do you pay your employees?

    As the biz grows and the possibility of adding true employees would be involved, I was curious as to how you all (affiliates) compensate your "employees".

    I know starting out, I was helping a forum owner and he told me to get new brands and post them up, set up promotions, etc and I would keep all earnings from the players I signed.

    I know some larger affiliate portals/networks have true employees and pay them a percentage of profits or a salary.

    So how do you handle it with your business?
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    Great question Chips!

    I am the employee and not the employer and am very interested as to how others pay their staff.
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    I use a lot of outsource labor. I usually pay by the hour for copy writers. Programmers, coders, or graphical design guys receive a price per job.

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    Great question! I do most things myself, but whenever I do get help I always pay per task.
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    Thanks, I understand the outsourcing, but what if you were to actually employ someone? This person may be a moderator or someone tasked with updating pages, promos, etc.
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    Most of Casino City's employees work for us full time and are paid a salary plus typical benefits like vacation time, health insurance, etc. plus an equity stake in the business. In some cases we will also pay a share of revenue associated with the work of an individual to tie compensation more directly to revenue performance of a portion of our business.

    We do pay a few employees on an hourly basis, particularly for more junior positions and part-time positions. There are also some situations where our relationship is as a contractor hiring a subcontractor do work for us, and that can be on either a fee for service or fee per labor hour basis.

    Since most of the overall compensation we provide is for straight salaries, I have checked that item in the poll.

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    I'm a one man biz. But I do outsource almost all of my content generation and (to my dismay at this point) SEO type stuff.

    For one, everyone I hire is an independent contractor. They are mostly paid a flat fee (in the case of SEO). I've even got my content writers largely on a flat fee provided they provide a minimum level of content. I do this to prevent authors fromt stretching articles to reach a minimum threshold or from chopping articles into pieces to get more posts.
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    My folks are classified as 'Contractors' instead of employees for tax reasons.

    I have one worker on a monthly salary for doing a set task. Another is on a revenue percentage of monthly income for old accounts that I had before them and all new accounts they sign up for are split 50/50. This means that they do all of the promotion for the brands. They also have access to all of the affiliate accts for verification.

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    I don't pay anyone but if I did it would be per contract. Same way I am paid for my trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GamTrak View Post
    My folks are classified as 'Contractors' instead of employees for tax reasons.
    This was something I brought up to my boss but was told that because what I do is not considered a "job" that would have set price, outcome and be finished eventually (like when you hire a company to re-do your kitchen for a set price) I could not be paid like that. This is because I am given "chores" all month long.

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    With my real business (b2b lead generation, since you ask), I pay full time employees a salary. Part time employees are paid on a 'self-employed' basis as they usually have other income sources.

    With affiliate stuff: I pay a flat rate to people who do content creation, link building and so forth.

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    I hire contractors on a flat fee monthly basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holland87 View Post
    Gamtrak, can I send you a PM?
    Sure thing Holland.

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    Our employees are on a salary. However we do also use freelance workers, who are either paid and hourly rate or a fix fee for a fixed task.

    hope that helps.

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    At present I am my sole workforce. Earlier I had an employee on salary basis plus a fortnight vacation.

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    Mine is all DIY, apart from hiring content writers on a per article basis

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