An independent sales associate is someone who is self-employed and sells products on a retail level.
Independent sales associates typically work out of their homes or in retail establishments.
Independent sales associates are typically paid commission, which can be based on how many units they sell, how much money they spend on product, or how much commission they can earn from referrals.
Independent sales associates can be paid on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis.
Regardless of their pay schedule, independent sales associates must often be responsible for their own taxes, which usually involves filling out and filing state and federal tax returns, and paying a self-employment