I was searching the job ads the other day online and found an ad for photographers. The ad is not online anymore. The company is called CirclePix...here is their link...CirclePix...I answered the ad and got this response....
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, I have had multiple applicants in this area. Hopefully this will explain the basic details and then when we talk I can answer any other questions you might have, feel free to give me a call. The Bergen County area is a great producer for us, it is already averaging 30 shoots per month and still growing. This area is producing a great part time income, and return on investment should come quickly.
CirclePix is the largest nationwide virtual tour provider. We are approaching nearly 400 photographers nationwide. We are looking for an area representative who is an outgoing responsible individual willing to help build his/her area shooting virtual tours. This person would be able to make great money. Each tour takes an average of one hour to photograph. (This includes drive time) We also do virtual tours of commercial properties, "for sale by owners" and businesses which can be very lucrative besides just the residential properties.
The investment for this opportunity is $2,100 (if you already own the equipment or SLR equipment we can approve this investment will decrease to $1,100. The only cameras we approve are Canon and Nikon Digital SLRs. (There are multiple cameras we do approve so feel free to ask if the one you own will be suited for this position). This covers all your new equipment which includes the Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera, Nikon 18-55 mm Wide Angle Lens, Pelican carrying Case, Bogen tripod, Nikon SB600 External Flash, our patented Rotator Arm to take the virtual scenes , Memory Card, Extra Battery, Charger, set up and training. You will be trained so you can be ready to start shooting tours as soon as possible. A good knowledge of the Internet and a personal computer is needed, as well as, high speed Internet access.
We do pay our photographers on a per shoot basis. This will range from $35-$45 per home, depending on what package the customer orders. You can make even more with commercial shoots. Commercial shoots are set up differently. The pay range is$60 to $80 an hour. This territory can be grown into a great producing area in a short time with an outgoing customer service related individual willing to help his/her area grow.
This is a fun opportunity you don't want to miss. Since there are a few people looking at the territory it will be taken very fast. As long as applicants are responsible and customer service oriented it is a first come first serve basis.
You can also check out our website at http://www.circlepix.com to see sample tours and our products.
I called and the hiring manger returned my call. We spoke and he sounded legit, but you never know. He brought up the start up costs and asked about my gear and such and he said everything was fine except I need an 18mm lens, which I would have to get. I would still have to invest $1100 and I'm still not sure for what. He has sent me a contract, but I haven't read it yet.
If anyone has info please let me know.
Thanks for reading this long post!!