Photographer for Ebay Sales
Looking for a photographer of items being sold on ebay. Primarily vintage lingerie and some vintage toys. Photographer would work in their own studio space. They would be coordinating with the person on the ebay website downloading photos and editing copy for the listings. It would be ideal for two people who work in the same studio.
We make images using both cameras and on a flatbed scanner. Tabletop for bras and panties, garment on hanger for fancy negligees, robes and full slips. Pantyhose and stockings are packaged very uniformly and are easy to do on a flatbed scanner, as are bikini bottoms and Size 32 bras. Camisoles, half slips and tap pants usually have both types, details like cuffs, collars, and various tags and labels scanned and the rest by camera. The most complicated photos we do are of the old fashioned stockings from the sixties.
For the best example of the type of photos just google "mrweasle" and our ebay store pops right up.
Remuneration will be calculated as a percentage commission of the sales that you are responsible for posting. Your primary focus is making the images. Other components:
getting the basic info recorded Brand, Style Number, Size and Color, in that order. That is how all the items are sorted.
getting that info into the ebay listing format
getting the photos into the ebay listing format
pricing the item
folding, packaging and labeling the items that were photographed
getting the items to the inventory person
I use the term responsible for because you can do all of the work yourself or you can collaborate with others.
Typical would be making the images, primarily by camera. Your friend Tom does the computer input of the listing written portion, the title, description and such, and is the one who downloads your photos into the ebay site. You split the work evenly and split the income evenly. There are three ways that this can be structured
1) You can be responsible for the job and delegate the listing portion to Tom. You're responsible for his work and if Tom is an assistant that works with you regularly as an employee that's the best way.
2) Tom has a much better studio space that you prefer to work in so he handles the responsibility and the money.
3) We set up two job orders and directly pay each of one half of the commission.
Typical commissions for a listing run 10%-30% with an average at about twenty percent and fairly evenly split between the images and the computer input.
Commissions are calculated as a percentage of the sales price which is either a Buy it Now price or the final bid at an auction. It does not include shipping, taxes or any other charges and before deducting the ebay fees. Ebay fees are generally 12-13%. Unfortunately Ebay holds the money for several days before paying us. You and I, your friend Tom and anybody else who worked on that batch of items can then draw their own share from our account.
Generally the organization has someone to do all of the inventory and shipping so your responsibility ends when you deliver the items to them and they typically would receive another 10%.
And the owner of the merchandise gets anywhere from around 70% to as little as just under 50%.