Like to take selfies? Then do we have a website for you! It is listed on our smartphone job page, under the “picture taking and selfies” category. The company was launched in 2015, and is already on the “Top Chicago Startup to watch in 2016” list. The name of the company is “PayYourSelfie” and you can probably guess what you will be doing. It is a free app to download, and you have to be at least 18 to work for them, but you basically get paid to take selfies, and what is more awesome than that?
In case you are wondering why in the world anyone would pay cold hard cash for your selfie, I can explain. It is all about marketing. Your selfies help their company apply data analytics to uncover valuable insights about consumer lifestyle trends and brand preferences. In other words, while you think they are looking at your smile and that one crooked tooth that moved after you got your braces off, they are actually looking at what kind of jeans you are wearing and the color of your eyeglasses. It shows them in real time what is trending with the masses. And you get to be a part of it, you trendsetter!
Speaking of new trends, (smooth segue, right?) we are on the cusp of having something really cool available to you folks. For the month of march, we added - but have not yet opened-- the cyrptocurrency portal. It’s going to be filled with fun ways to earn bitcoins...lots of fun ways. I can’t wait to tell you about it. Unfortunately, I have to wait, cuz it still is a work in progress. But stay tuned!
Oh, I also wanted to tell you about another photography job you can do. It is on the same portal page (smartphone jobs, category “picture taking and selfies”) and is called Iconzoomer. It is a site that pays for snapshots of the meals you are eating, or the clothes you are wearing, or other products they ask you to take a picture of. It is for marketing, but is a bit different from the selfie site. In this one, you get paid in money, but they will also send you coupons for free stuff, or even donate your proceeds to a charity. The app is free, and it is “international” friendly, so folks all over the world can participate. You need to be at least 18 to work for them, but there is no age limit, and they will send you assignments like James Bond. No, your phone will not explode.
One more photographer’s dreamsite is Shutterstock. You know all those websites that have pictures of a cute little puppy, or a yummy looking ice cream cone, or an ugly old hag? Well, chances are, those pictures were purchased from someone like you. Someone who went around taking pictures of things that they thought were interesting, and so did Shutterstock.com. Check them out!
If none of this speaks to you, go browse through the other jobs we have available. You are bound to find SOMETHING that appeals to you!
Rae Lowery ~ Author
About The Founder
I’m a serial entrepreneur; I have tapped into many fascinating resources that have made huge leaps and bounds in many industries. From being a former wound nurse to creating my two companies; one in Forex trading (Wisdom In Waiting, LLC) and the other in Fundraising through meal planning (Meals On A Mission) then venturing onto building business credit and financing.
Rae is a writer with a children's book series (The Adventures of Charlie) and an At-Home-Entrepreneur.