My partner and I are in discussions about hiring an independent sales rep to market for us. We have grown to where we need an additional hand. He oversees the sales side of the business and I oversee the production. My question is based on pay. What would be a fair percent to pay, do you pay top line or bottm line, and if they stay succeding years would you pay them next year on this years sales, that is 2013 sales pay a percent in 2014. what do you think about a retention bonus, and would you give him or her exclusives rights to market in an area?