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Welcome to my photography jobs online review, which can be found at photography-jobs.net. I am not going to beat around the bush with this one – Be warned. This is a bad program, and it is a negative review that I am going to write. Just why is this a scam? What is so bad about it that has earned my distaste? Read on to find out.
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Price: 7 days trial at $1, after which, $27 monthly
From the way it works, the only way to make real money is to scam other people.
Paid photography portal with only basic information.
Scam program. Do not join.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WHAT IS THIS PROGRAM? HOW DOES IT WORK?
Photography Jobs Online is an online program that offers an “opportunity” for people to work from home, making money by selling photographs. I.e. photography work from home selling stock photos. There are no time schedules, you can work at your own pace, and no experience is required to join.
It also makes cock-and-bull claims of full-time passive incomes. How it works, as they claim, is to join as a member for $27 a month, and they will help you look for clients who are willing to pay for your photos.
WHY IS THIS A SCAM?
Photography jobs online sure sound like a legit program at first, even too good to be true. Sure enough, after a few moments of thinking, I am sure you will notice that it reeks of loopholes and scam.
WHY PAY FOR WORK?
The very first thing that pops into mind is, why would you want to pay someone to work for them? Should it not be we get paid to get the work done? Does something not smell fishy over here? Does it not raise the “scam alarm” inside of you?
CLIENT SOURCING – REALLY?
Well, some of you guys may come up with the objection that the membership is for a list of paying clients who might buy your works. Think twice again. If you want to sell stock photos, there are already plenty of these stock photo sites all over the Internet such as iStockPhoto, Shutterstock, Dreamstime, and AdobeStock.
Yes, the above are all FREE to join and reputable companies who have been around for ages. I am sure they have an even larger list of customers than some unknown shady guy. Plus, who would you prefer to work with – A well-established company or a shady company? The choice is clear.
WHERE ARE THE SALES YO?
Another big “scam alert” comes when you think about their business model. They don’t sell the stock photos openly, which means, they have to source for a very large list of possible clients “behind closed doors”.
That marketing effort itself is going to cost a lot of money. If the middleman takes a huge cut out of the cake, the photographers are going to be left with scraps. How does that contribute to a full-time income then?
Also as a business owner, I will choose the photos of seasoned photographers over an amateur. Not just because of the quality, but also clearly written agreements to protect both parties. In the first place, I would have gone for the cheaper stock photo options or approach photographers directly.
So… do they have any real sales from photographs at all? If they are genuinely trying to sell photos, where is the part where they try to attract more actual clients? Have you seen anything such as “if you need stock photos, get a photographer here”?
FULL-TIME PASSIVE INCOME – REALLY?
In the early years of the Internet, I would say yes, you can make a full-time income out of selling stock photos. But today, there are millions of professional stock photos available at affordable prices. So how does a complete newbie to photography with no experience even stand out?
It’s just the cold hard truth today, the market is saturated and only the better ones stand out. The earnings example on their page is over-exaggerated, making money as an amateur photographer these days is just extremely difficult. Plus, if you look at their earnings disclaimer at the bottom, they do not guarantee you will make any earnings at all.
REFUNDS – REALLY?
This, you have to be very careful. While it has a 60 days refund period and is a Clickbank product, Clickbank will only selectively refund in certain situations. As for memberships, I don’t think it is under Clickbank’s authority, and thus, non-refundable.
Do they have testimonial videos? Like a hundred of them? Know that anyone can claim whatever they want to be on the Internet. You can also buy a stock photo of a businessman, name him “John Doe”, make him the chairman of a company, then write a “good testimonial” for yourself.
So we have come to the end of the Photography Jobs Online review. Work from home photography sure sounds great, but as the old saying goes, there is no free lunch in this world.
But please don’t be discouraged, as there are plenty of ways to make money with actual hard work. If you are wondering how, just set up a free blog as your portfolio, create a Facebook page, then post your photography service package on all free classified ads sites such as Craigslist.
Otherwise if you truly still wish to seek a passive income, there are many legit ways to do so. It is not going to be an easy journey though, but still possible.