Field inspectors get hired to take dozens of photos daily. This industry provides specialized services to major lending, leasing and insurance institutions nationwide. There is currently an extreme nationwide shortage of trained individuals to perform these services on a local level. If you are dependable, own a 1 mega pixel or greater digital camera, and have a computer with internet access, there are many companies that would love to have you work for them as a representative.
Lending, Leasing and Insurance institutions nationwide have vested interests in homes, cars, commercial property, businesses, trucks, RVs, boats, or any entity requiring financing or insurance. These institutions need to have updated and accurate information on the condition of this property continuously. It is simply not cost effective for them to have their own “reps” in every single town (zip code) in the United States. So, these institutions “sub” out this work to freelance “reps” all over the country. Once trained, your services will be in high demand.
There are no educational or work history requirements. However, possess basic computer and photographic skills (basic snapshots as instructed). You should also know how to upload photos from your digital camera to your PC and attach these photos to emails. Your photos will be emailed to the companies that request them.
Equipment you will need is access to an inexpensive digital camera with at least 1 mega pixel of resolution and flash for cloudy days, interiors or evenings (no cell phone cameras), a phone (cell phone preferably, but not required), a PC or MAC with internet access, tape measure, clip board, and transportation to and from assignments. That’s about it. This is a very easy industry to start earning a steady income on your own time.