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Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 09-23-2001 18:40 Edit Quote

Percent of company that is.

A lot of the business coming my way has been for a percent of the company, and cash as the cash comes in.

This seems to be a really awful way to go about the things IMO. I would much rather have the cash. Anyone have any advise in and around this topic. How do you get the cash from the client? How do you determine if a percent of the profit is worth while?


Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Oct 2000

IP logged posted posted 09-24-2001 10:19 Edit Quote

We've had one such offer which we didn't take, personally I would be very suspicious on stuff like this, maby if you would take on x-treamly low paying clients to build a portfolio this might be a way to go.
But if your work is the main source for food on the table... Nope, I wouldn't, try to raise the price and go for percentage + cash, or just cash. "A man's gotta eat" :-)

btw, what's up with the tuts over at gurus, have you checked your hotmail latley?

Maniac (V) Lord Mad Scientist
Sovereign of all the lands Ozone and just beyond that little green line over there...

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Insane since: Mar 1994

IP logged posted posted 09-24-2001 10:58 Edit Quote

Over the years I've acquired 10% of a whole bunch of companies that are no longer with us, in just this fashion. I set myself a couple of rules about it though. First, if I'm going to be working for shares, the job had better darn well be fun, as that might be the only value I get out of it. Second, regardless of how much % you want to give me, I need some money down, sometimes called an "earnest" payment. (As in, the people doing the offering are truly "in earnest" about this job of work, they're the real thing.) If this is my emplyer working this way, I'd get nervous, I work a job like that for the money, that's why I get up each day and go there! Still, I think I remember that Netscape was paying folks like this in the months before they went IPO, and *everybody* became a millionaire! On the other hand, those days are past, and chances are those shares will never make you rich, SO... I dislike working that way, maybe only a few times, think of it as lottey tickets, heh.

Your pal, -doc-

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 09-24-2001 20:35 Edit Quote

I like the idea of 'earnest payment' sounds like the way to go.

I have the feeling that if they are willing to give up a percentage of the company for work rendered the company must not be that strong at all. Otherwise, why would they be so willing to give out percents of the company...

Thanks for the advice.

Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

Insane since: Feb 2010

IP logged posted posted 05-03-2010 08:56 Edit Quote

edit TP: spam removed. freaking spam bots...

(Edited by Tyberius Prime on 05-03-2010 10:25)

Neurotic (0) Inmate
Newly admitted

Insane since: Dec 2010

IP logged posted posted 12-28-2010 12:59 Edit Quote


(Edited by Jestah on 12-28-2010 23:03)

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