This piques my interest as well. My mat is attended only on weekends and I'd like to move her to more of a "pay for performance" schedule. Any comments from folks with experience in a contractor based WDF agreement would be greatly appreciated.
I have been contacted a couple times for people wanting to use my mat for thier w/d/f business. We agreed n terms and I let them. It is simple. To seek out someone I might try an ad in a local paper under business oppurtunities, space for rent, w/d/f business, terms negotialble or something like that.
You should have storage space in return for thier business. Some will clean for you also.
Mylaundromat is fully attended (7 days per week from 6am - 10pm). I have 2 full timers and 2 part timers. Each attendant is paid as a subcontractor (I 1099 each attendant at the end of the year). Anyway, part of their job is not only to keep the place clean, make change, help the customers, handle the drop off dry cleaning, but to also do a WF service. As an incentive for the WF each attendant receives a 50% commission on top of their base salary. We take the price of the WF (to the customer) deduct what money goes into the machines then split the balance 50/50. The attendants keep track of each WF they do in their own booklet. I keep the WF seperate from the register so that I can also stay on top of each attendants honesty. Each day I supply the WF cash box with a certain amount of money for the attendants to use in the machines. So far this system is working great! The only problem we have experienced so far is when we get a very busy WF week the cleaning seems to be compromised. That's where I jump in to keep the flow going.
main street_ Just becuase you give them a 1099 does not mean they are contractors. You even state " as part of thier job" which means they are employees, becuase an independent emplyee has no "job", and how can you have a base salary? I am not IRS, so I don't care, just don't fool yourself.