Question: How do I make sure you are not already talking to the clients I introduce you to?
Answer: During the sign-up process you will submit the agencies / companies (along with at least one specific contact per company) you would like to put on your list of prospective referrals. Within 1 to 2 business days we will let you know which ones are ok to move forward and which ones we are already in the process of talking to and can not be included.
Question: What can I expect in terms of a referral fee check size based on your average project?
Answer: Small Ax has clients that have billed anywhere from $10,000 to $500,000. An average size project would cost around $50,000 depending on several factors. Your expected referral fee check based on this average amount would be $2,500 or 5% of the gross. On the high end, a larger project would cost around $250,000 and your expected referral fee check based on this would be $12,500.
Question: What if I sign up but my friend makes the introduction that leads to Small Ax Creative getting new business?
Answer: Our relationship is technically with you so, as long as you have followed the steps to get signed up and the company / agency was approved under your name, you would be paid the 5% referral fee. How you would like to share your referral fee is up to you to decide.
Question: Is Small Ax Creative open to me making new introductions to clients they have worked with in the past?
Answer: Yes. Absolutely! It all depends on who the specific contact is and where we are in our discussions.
Question: If business comes out of a referral I made several months or years ago will you honor it?
Answer: Cutting anyone out of referral agreement because time has elapsed is not good karma. Most deals take longer that expected. If business comes out of an approved referral you made within 12 months we will honor it. Also, if a deal is in progress but takes longer than 12 months we will honor it.
Question: If business comes out of an agency or company I made a referral to but not the department I introduced you to will I get paid?
Answer: We want to pay you for introductions that lead to closed business. If it was an introduction you made that resulted in another department hearing about us, we will happily pay you a referral fee.
Question: Do I get paid 5% of gross, what is billed to the client, or net, what Small Ax makes in profit?
Answer: You get paid 5% of gross. No funny business here.
Question: Do I get paid on the original scope of business or, in the event the scope grows, what is eventually paid to Small Ax?
Answer: You get paid 5% of what Small Ax gets paid at the end of the day. Like we said, no funny business here.
Question: Can I share your referral program with someone else?
Answer: Yes, please. But remember, we only pay out one 5% referral fee per project.
Question: When will I get paid?
Answer: You get paid when we get paid. Once at the beginning when we get an initial deposit and at the end when the project is done.