Im expecting to get crap for this one but Im hopeful it will be worth it. I usually photograph amateur racing events when i responded to a craigslist ad about an on-staff exotic car photographer position for a start-up used exotic car dealership.
Basically my goal is 40-50 pictures of each car for use on their website and where they place the vehicle for sale. Once they are sold the photos are removed. Im a die hard car guy so the product is very interesting and based on what i have read my hourly rate is on the lower end of what dealerships pay for on-staff photographers. They are very pleased with the way their vehicles are being represented and I know i can hone my craft to provide even better photos.
Now they want me to produce a video for each car that will be placed on the web along with the photos, provide content for their online presences (facebook, twitter, etc), and manage their blog.
Im looking for input. Currently im 1099 for the services. I would enjoy being actually on staff (w-2) and Im thinking of asking for a raise in hourly rate plus a commission on the profit of each car sold. (Car salesmen usually make 20-30% + a pack (set amount not subject to commission)). That way if the dealership is slow during the winter there is less of an added cost, but when they succeed i succeed.