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In this Foap app review, I’m going to tell how the platform works so you can share some stunning pictures and high quality videos from your phones camera roll and get paid for them.
Smartphone cameras have come a long way. It is now possible to snap amazing pictures and videos right from your phone that come close to studio quality. Find out how to leverage the Foap app so you can get paid for your efforts.
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What is Foap
Foap is a company that was founded in 2012. The company created an app, which allows you to sell your pictures and videos online as what they call a Creator.
As a Creator, with the click of a button you can take pictures, upload them, and sell them right on the site. Currently the company has over 2.9 million creators.
Here’s a feature story that was done by ABC news on Foap.
How Does Foap Work
With Foap your pictures are put in front of agencies, brands, or anyone who likes your work from all around the world. You simply take pictures or videos and upload them directly from your phone.
You make $5 for each picture that is sold through their marketplace. Foap sells photos for $10 and you get half of the sale amount.
How To Join Foap
To Join Foap simply visit the website or download the app. The Foap app is available on IOS and Android devices and is available in the app store.
It’s free to join and when you join the site as a Creator, you get paid to upload your video and photo content to the site.
How to Make Money With Foap
There are a couple of ways to make money with Foap.
You make $5 for each picture you sell as I mentioned earlier.
Missions and contests
Missions are ways to win hundreds of dollars for a single video or picture. All you have to do is follow the mission brief and then upload the type of content that the brand is looking for.
How You Get Paid
Foap pays its creators once per month at the end of the month. For earnings through the 15th of the month, they’ll pay you out at month’s end. The company pays you cash through PayPal.
How to Sell More on Foap
When trying to sell on Foap as with any site, it can be competitive. After doing some research, I found some ways to help increase your chances of getting your work picked up and making some money.
Here are 5 tips to sell more on Foap:
1. Be Prolific
The more pictures you upload the better. You can’t just upload one or two and expect to make money. Try to upload as many as you can and as often as you can to increase your chances.
The piggybacking method is one that I always recommend in just about anything when it comes to making money. Piggybacking means you find what’s working and try to do it better. No need to try and reinvent the wheel.
Look for the ‘Sold’ or ‘Trending’ pictures and try to snap pictures that are similar to those. No need to outright knockoff someone else’s stuff. That’s not what I’m saying. But try to get as close as you can and maybe try to do it better.
3. Mix it up
Try to upload a bunch of different types of pictures and see which ones get the most traction and do more of those. Try to get as many different types as you can. Vacation. Walking in the park. You name it.
4. Tag your pictures
Add tags to all of your pictures with keywords that relate to the pictures. These are words and phrases that describe your pictures. Try to put in as many tags as you can.
Here’s an example from Canva of a picture that is tagged with keywords.
5. Connect with members
Connect with members of the Foap Community. This is a great place to learn, follow other members and get some tips and tricks. Also, you can learn what’s working and do more of that.
As with most things, remember the 80/20 rule or Pareto principle. And apply it to Foap. Figuring out what’s getting the best results and focus more on those.
It states that around 80% of the results in just about any chosen area, come from only 20% of the things that we do. Meaning that most of the things that we do don’t produce the lion’s share of results. The trick is
Pros and Cons of Foap
- Your photos are put in front of a large audience with a reputable company.
- Foap pays cash directly to your PayPal.
- It is free to join the site as a Creator.
- Missions and contests allow you to earn hundreds of dollars.
- There’s a community where you can get feedback from other members on your photos.
- There’s a community where your content can be rated by other members.
- The site doesn’t pay very well comparatively speaking at only $5 per photo.
- PayPal is the only payment method.
- You don’t get paid right away.
- It’s not easy to get pictures sold on the platform. It’s very competitive and you might not sell anything.
- You might need to invest in better equipment to really sell pictures or videos.
If snapping pictures and videos are things you’re passionate about and hobbies for you, Foap offers a great way to turn that passion into cash in your pocket.
While the site doesn’t pay a whole lot, it is easy to use and a good way to earn some extra income. Their platform puts you in front of a large brands and can help to get your work discovered. It’s definitely worth a try.
I’ve leave you with a brutally honest review of the Foap app from someone who said that they uploaded over 200 photos to the app. Check it out if you have a minute. Enjoy!