Paying by the appointment is a good way to do it. They should be considered independent contractors and no worries about minimum wage.
Because when you make a offer and they except it, you will have a fixed lead cost. Someone knocking doors is often unsupervised. Do you really want to have a employee that does not guarantee to produce.If you think you could make $150 a day easy.... why not tell them where to go and pay them $10 an hour? that's only $80 a day, you save money lol
even $10 an hour is high for a canvasser, $9 would be more the going rate, at least here in cali where wages tend to be higher. now you're down to $72 a day.
I don't know how much per day workman's comp would be on the kid, but it couldn't be enough to make it cost you more than that $150/day you think you could rake in doing it yourself
Your results will be much better if you have him knock n the door and speak with the homeownerI am thinking about hiring a canvasser but not to knock on doors.
I want him to pass out flyers to every house that looks like it needs a roof.
I also want him to carry a clip board and write down the address of every house that gets a flyer, and then I’ll have someone enter the data into our Marketing software to build my mailing list.
Give me your feedback on this approach.