Independent contractor pay should be based upon accomplishing a result, performing a specific job or completing a project. ICs are, in essence, vendors to your company, and their pay arrangements should reflect this. For example, if you contract with a residential landscaping service, you would typically pay the service for completing a “job”—e.g., biweekly yard maintenance or a specific tree trimming project. Your IC arrangements should reflect this same approach. Employees are typically paid for their time and effort without regard to success or completion (though bonuses may accrue for such success). ICs are paid to achieve an end or complete a result. Notably, a larger project can often be broken down into smaller projects or jobs to help break up the overall process and pay cadence. Monthly invoicing from the IC to the contracting company can be helpful in establishing a vendor-type relationship friendly to the IC misclassification evaluation process.