Obeo is a respected company that pays freelancers to take photographs of real estate/homes in their local areas. While the work is not technically all done at home, it would be very flexible! And better yet you do not have to be a professional photographer in order to be considered.
Obeo accepts applications from people worldwide! So this one is not just a U.S. based thing.
What does Obeo do?
Obeo is a company specializing in real estate marketing. They provide interactive virtual tours, real estate photography, online remodeling and redecorating tools and more. According to their website, their main goals are to help their clients get more listings, sell more homes, and also to help future buyers dream what their future homes will look like.
What do Obeo’s photographers do?
If you are accepted as an Obeo photographer, you will get orders from them via email to take pictures of homes in your area. It will be your responsibility to set the appointments to take the pictures, take the pictures, and then upload the pictures to the Obeo website. According to the Obeo website, taking the pictures usually doesn’t require more than 30 minutes of your time and the process of uploading the photos shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes.
How does payment work?
You are paid per house you do, and the exact amount you’ll get is not set in stone. The amount you are paid will depend on the type of photography requested and the general market conditions where you live.
Judging by what I’ve read online, I do believe the amount you are paid is likely worth the time spent. Someone on the Work Place Like Home forum said that many Obeo photographers earn between $30 and $60 or more per picture set.
What skill level do you need?
As mentioned above, you do not have to be a professional photographer to work for Obeo. They will consider amateurs as well as professional photographers. However you will need your own equipment and it can’t just be a plain old digital camera.
What equipment do you need?
Obeo requires that you have :
- Digital SLR Camera
- 18 mm wide angle lens or better
- Off camera external flash
- Cell phone
- High speed internet access
- Reliable transportation
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Dependable and excellent work ethic
If you don’t already own the camera equipment needed, you’ll have to put a lot of thought into whether or not to purchase it just for this job.
What is the feedback?
I have not found anything negative online about this position. I did a little digging and only found good things. The company is respected and most agree the pay is good for what you do.
How do you apply?
If you’re interested, you can start filling out the information on the job application here. Good luck! Please let me know if you have any experience with Obeo in the comments below.
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