[thelist] Finder's fee?

Larry Levenson Larry at SigmaWebStudios.com
Sat Jan 14 09:45:45 CST 2006

I use subcontractors *extensively*, but always retain control of the 
customer and the project. I also control the budget.
This is very different from a finder's fee.

As I understand it, a finder's fee is (or is not) paid to someone who 
brings you business. I pay my subcontractors for their work on a 
project basis. While that makes me one major source of their income, 
it does not make me a "finder" as I usually use the term.

It may be helpful to consider "finders" as "centers of influence" to 
make the distinction clearer.


At 10:14 PM 1/13/2006, you wrote:

>If I don't want a job and I pass it onto my subcontractor, he will often
>pay me 10%. We don't have an agreement, I have never asked him for a fee
>as i feel if i don't want the job i am quite happy to recommend him.
>He's just a nice guy and is happy for the extra work and if its a big
>job its his way of saying thank you.

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