Independent Contractors have always gravitated where the money is at, no matter what marketplace. In recent years, many independent contractors have expanded their product offering to the digital media space for many reasons. The digital space constantly changes and is where 97% of consumers search for products and services they need on a daily basis. Think of the last time, you relied on traditional media whether you grabbed a newspaper, yellow page directory or that direct mail piece shoved deep within the junk mail that overflows your mailbox leaving a trail of dampened paper on your porch.
Even though the digital market is the hottest land grab around town, without building valuable real estate on top of that property … it's just a piece of land. In order to take advantage of the many forms of digital marketing out there today, you first need a solid foundation which always comes down to a website.
I have personally worked in the independent contractor (1099 world) for 6 years and the one thing that hasn't changed from then to now is that all independent contractors work off of a commission. What determines their security is the product they sell, the processing of that specific product which determines how much time is committed to administrative work. As we all know to well, the more time that is consumed with processing of orders and jumping through hoops, the less time they have to make money. Finally, one of the most important factors an Independent Contractor must consider is the percentage of commission paid based off of the market price of the product they are selling.
Companies that turn to the Independent Sales Agent community must understand that they are a unique breed of people. They are "Independent" for a reason. They don't like working for others and being told when to come to work, when to take a lunch and when they can clock out. They are paid to complete a job or assignment … nothing more and nothing less. As an Independent Contractor, go where the money is and make the most of it while it lasts. The biggest advantage of contracting in the digital market is that mobile phones and tablets are not going anywhere, anytime soon.
There are some digital companies out there paying their freelance sales agents 25% on the low end to as high as 50% on the high end. The oyster is yours so it's time to make the money you deserve to make.