Let me give you a little background on me 29 Bachelors in management and marketing I have done marketing, promotions, and sales for companies such as Anheuser Busch, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, and a few other companies. I have also owned and operated my own small business which was a stone restoration company, My fiancee has a sister who is also engaged. Her sisters Fiancee started a small tree trimming business which has grown into a full service landscaping company over the last ten years. He has done this solely by word of mouth and mostly residential jobs as well. Because he doesn't have a great mind for sales and marketing (which is fine... everyone has their strong points and weak points) he asked me if I could help him to grow his business and I offered to help. I developed a full professional marketing plan for free, I built a custom website for him for free, and I have met with him several times on ways to run his business more efficiently (i.e. ways to cut costs and run his crew so that their time and energy is maximized). He has asked me to come to work for him doing sales to generate some commercial accounts and wants me to come up with a figure for him for what I think I'm worth. Since he is a friend now and eventually family I don't want to take advantage of the situation but I have already put him in an excellent position to market himself and make a lot of money. AND I built a website for him and hosted it for free. What would you consider to be a fair number assuming he doesn't have the money to pay me a salary? I was thinking 10% of a commercial sale and 5% of residential. He wants to do a lot of 1 year contracts so if i get a 30,000-70,000 a year contract for him, I don't think its too far fetched to obtain 3,000-7,000 dollars off of the sale. I was also thinking of asking for a company gas allowance. Would you guys think this is too outrageous for a family deal? If i were going to work for a large corporation I would probably play hard ball but for total commission only I think what I'm asking is fair. The only other non mentioned factor is I would be driving 2 hours north every time I would be working for him. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.