At $5 an inspection, you have to take into account your gas, your time (both traveling to, taking pictures at, and then uploading pictures from home), and wear and tear on your vehicle. What they don't tell you is their "allowable" rate for the extras.
You need to find out what their cyd rate is, their initial cut, as well as their re-occuring cut rates. That will give you an idea of how much money you can plan to lose getting into this business.
Your red flags right off the bat should be:
Low Ball Inspections
On-The-Spot Approvals (Writing, Anyone?)
Probably will have to complete the approvals "On The Spot" meaning you get to drag a trailer full of equipment all around the city, wasting gas. If this falls in the 24-48 hour turn-around, you still have to keep up with their initial inspection demand, then figure out how you are going to complete all of the additionals.
This is just my 2 cents, for what that is worth. Brad had it right when he said, "No". Couldn't be better said.
In situations like this I always recommend a little sun tan oil. Rub it all over your legs that way when your hands are slowly sliding down to grab your ankles for the inevitable there is less friction. As far as lubricant for the orifice that is going to get violated that is your personal choice. For Gods sakes man please please please listen to the veterans on here. Stay the hell off of Craigs list for work in preservation. Craigs list is a great tool for many things but not to get work in the preservation industry!! Why do you think these companies advertise on it?
Love when these companies try to make it look like they are a Christian company. Its like reading a Nigerian 401 scam letter "Dear Friend in Christ" Using the convoluted perception that your company or you are an "honest" company is..........well Karma is a bitc*