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For those who doubt the inspection business...

ALS is doing Occupancy Checks aka Drive By's not real inspections..

Pull up to a property take (6) pictures and pull away done(most of the time you dont even have to get out of the car!!) on a smartphone app which does all uploading for you.

50 - 70 per day is EASILY Accomplished in highly densed areas, especially with a high volume company like Screwguard, I mean Safeguard.

Instead of judging people on a single post, which was a question, perhaps you should get all the facts.
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$3/ea. Go for it.
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$3/ea. Go for it.

The OP clearly said $8/ea. Not huge money but not minimum wage either.

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Not judging but here are a few facts regarding Safeguard inspections-

$8 is about top tier for direct to the subcontractor. Most are between $3-$6. It will depend on the amount of subs they have on hand and the zone demographics. They bill from $35 and up (you'd be surprised) depending on the client. The rates they pay have been the same since 1995.

Safeguard does not allow "Drive by" inspections. If there is any part of your mirror or vehicle in the photo, or if it is taken from such an angle as to appear from inside a vehicle, if it is motion blurred, it is rejected.

Their payment/accounting statements are erratic and prone to errors. Working 6 days at 70 inspections per day means a long list of individual invoices to trace and confirm payment on. A 15% margin of error may not be factual, but an eye witness version of what you can expect every few weeks if you are not diligent in confirming your own receivables.

They normally send inspections in clusters twice a month, with others trickling in between that. There is usually a 3-5 day turnaround; if they do not send them to you right away, say 2-3 days, then the turn around is less. Expect to get an inspection on the far end of your zone sent over the day after you just finished a block of inspections in that area, due the same time. In the past, Inspectors have attempted to get the jump on these by adding them to their route the next month, regardless of whether there is an open order, hoping to submit photos once it came in. In other words, complete 51 inspections when only 43 are on your sheet and hope the others pop soon. With the new software and mobile apps, that is no longer an option.

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The OP clearly said $8/ea. Not huge money but not minimum wage either.
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For those who doubt the inspection business...

ALS is doing Occupancy Checks aka Drive By's not real inspections..

Pull up to a property take (6) pictures and pull away done(most of the time you dont even have to get out of the car!!) on a smartphone app which does all uploading for you.

50 - 70 per day is EASILY Accomplished in highly densed areas, especially with a high volume company like Screwguard, I mean Safeguard.

Instead of judging people on a single post, which was a question, perhaps you should get all the facts.
Nowhere is any price mentioned...

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For your review, the OP:

Nowhere is any price mentioned. . .
OP being ALS from a different thread that was closed.

$8/inspection as mentioned.

Just move on

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Not judging but here are a few facts regarding Safeguard inspections-

$8 is about top tier for direct to the subcontractor. Most are between $3-$6. It will depend on the amount of subs they have on hand and the zone demographics. They bill from $35 and up (you'd be surprised) depending on the client. The rates they pay have been the same since 1995.

Safeguard does not allow "Drive by" inspections. If there is any part of your mirror or vehicle in the photo, or if it is taken from such an angle as to appear from inside a vehicle, if it is motion blurred, it is rejected.

Their payment/accounting statements are erratic and prone to errors. Working 6 days at 70 inspections per day means a long list of individual invoices to trace and confirm payment on. A 15% margin of error may not be factual, but an eye witness version of what you can expect every few weeks if you are not diligent in confirming your own receivables.

They normally send inspections in clusters twice a month, with others trickling in between that. There is usually a 3-5 day turnaround; if they do not send them to you right away, say 2-3 days, then the turn around is less. Expect to get an inspection on the far end of your zone sent over the day after you just finished a block of inspections in that area, due the same time. In the past, Inspectors have attempted to get the jump on these by adding them to their route the next month, regardless of whether there is an open order, hoping to submit photos once it came in. In other words, complete 51 inspections when only 43 are on your sheet and hope the others pop soon. With the new software and mobile apps, that is no longer an option.

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All inspectors know no parts of any vehicle is be in any photo. Doesnt mean you can't stick the camera/phone out of the window and take your pictures.
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All inspectors know no parts of any vehicle is be in any photo. Doesnt mean you can't stick the camera/phone out of the window and take your pictures.
But then you are not doing your job as ordered are you?

If you choose to "cut corners" and get away with it, great for you! I would not then jump on an open public forum & advocate that others can also do the same.

Some companies I've heard of can remove and dispose of debris for $15 per CY, and "turn a profit" by simply fly-dumping the debris at the next foreclosure. . .Same principle

Iíve already told you more than I know.
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OP being ALS from a different thread that was closed.

$8/inspection as mentioned.

Just move on
YOU are the OP in this thread. If you want to bring another thread into this, then at the least, quote the topic you are whining about. Oh, that's right. You cut corners so screw the right way to do things.
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Even at $8/each how long is it going to take you to upload them.. Lets assume 10 min each that is still another 12 hours of uploading. So now lets assume you have 22 hours into 70 inspections. That is assuming everything goes right. Because if you wanted to even pull a 10 hour day to do the inspections that is only 8.5 minutes per inspection. If they are all close that is doable.

But, this is only going to gross you $560. Lets assume you drive a good mileage car and you spend $60 in fuel. That is $500 net which comes out to about $22/hr. If you are comfortable working for $22/hr best case then have at it, I am not really eager to work for that.
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