In early 2005, I had the unfortunate experience of being recruited to sell for an independent Kirby distributor doing business in the Salt Lake City area as "Pacific Frontier Inc.". (This may not be or have been their only d/b/a name, as some independent Kirby distributors are known to operate under multiple names.)
This company placed a steady stream of advertisements in local newspapers with promises of high wages ("base pay"). They neglected to tell us that we would be expected to work 10-12 hours per day/6-7 days a week, stuffed into a vehicle to be taken anywhere from 25-40 miles away from the office, and that we were essentially trying to con our way into peoples' homes with the promise of a "free carpet cleaning" and attempt to sell them a vacuum that doesn't perform any better than a high-end retail model for many hundreds of dollars more than it would be worth on the retail market. (The secret to their profit success is that Kirby sells units to their distributors for well under $1000, and the independent distributor often places their initial offer to a potential buyer at well over $2000.)
Most importantly, they never disclosed to anyone that we were not employees. The foul-mouthed "owner" of Pacific Frontier even had a special speech prepared explaining why the sales associates were only paid in cash. The poor people who found a "Kirby salesman" in their home had no idea that Pacific Frontier did nothing even resembling a background check on their recruits, either.
More than one sales associate who stuck it out and managed to sell a unit would find no payout waiting for them, as the excuse used was "the financing didn't get approved". Of course, there was nothing wrong with the financing, just a "manager" who wanted to pocket all of the profit for themselves.
On a side note, as of a few years ago, the Pacific Frontier office at 3521 S 1950 W in West Valley City, UT has been closed and demolished. This company may still be operating in the northern Utah area.