My company is on the verge of going live soon and we plan on using the ad networks only to fill unsold ad space. I have some experience in ad sales but will not have the time to concentrate on this after we launch. Has anyone here hired a full time ad sales employee? I know most companies who do this structure it with a low base salary and then offer bonuses based on the amount of ads sold. Any help with this would be appreciated.
What kind of site is it?
You are going to build an advertising page etc, right?
From the advertising page alone you will receive a fair amount of advertising if your rates are competitive and you are targeted.
I think most places pay on a straight commission, although I may be wrong.
It will be a whole network of sites including entertainment, finance, ebusiness, and webmaster related web sites.
Just to clarify, I am not looking for information on companies that can sell ad space for me. I am trying to get some information on how to structure a performance based salary for full time ad sales employees.