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Hello and welcome to MMOZ, today we are looking at an online service used to buy and sell photos online called Foap. We’ll be giving you our opinion as well as taking a look at some Foap reviews. So if you have a dream to make it big as a photographer, this is a must read for you! There are quite a few online services now that offer the chance to both buy and sell photos online.
But Foap calls itself “the next wave of stock photography”. Sounds good right? Let’s check it out and see what opportunities this service can offer us.
Foap App Review – First Impressions
My first impressions of the official Foap website are pretty good. The site has a modern, clean feel and there is also a video that explains the earning potential. We see that there are some top names involved with Foap, such as Volvo, Malibu and Mastercard to name just a few.
Foap App Review – How It Works?
The idea of Foap is pretty much the same as a lot of similar photo websites. The site is aimed at two categories of people. Those people who would like to make money online by selling photos and those who need to purchase images. It’s true that thousands of images are sold online each day, so there is certainly earning potential here. But the question is, does Foap deliver the results?
Many people give this service a try because it sounds like easy money. Foap is downloaded as an app for IPhone users and you simply start snapping away and uploading the images. The website has a system of rating your images in order to be seen more frequently. You upload an image and 5 people will rate it to verify if it’s worthy of going into the marketplace. You are also required to rate other people’s photos. The photos that make it onto the Foap Marketplace are then sold at $10 each and the money is split 50/50. You get $5 and Foap get $5. Sounds fair right?
Make Money With Foap – Not as simple as it might seem!
Well unfortunately all is not as plain and simple as it might at first seem. For a start off, it would seem that the best way to make money in this way would be to upload as many photos as possible. This is made rather difficult by the fact that the app isn’t really that good! The upload process on a site like this should be incredibly slick as fast. Instead the process of uploading even a single image is slow and painful!
Understandably this service needs to find a way of rating the photos to ensure good quality. However this process once again slows you right down in attempting to upload several images. There are users on the site that have clearly been using the site for many months as they have thousands of images uploaded. But be aware, in order to get anywhere close to that would no doubt take you many, many months of work.
The main problem with the Foap App is the fact that you can’t upload several photos at the same time. Each image must be uploaded to the app, one by one. During each single upload you are then required to add keyword tags, so that the image can be found. As well as rating other people images too. The process is slow and very boring!
Our experience with the Foap App
In our tests we uploaded as many images as possible in order to test the app. The process wasn’t as easy as I would have expected it to be, however, some things are worth working for. If this process would lead to making money then it would be worth the effort, right? Well unfortunately in our experiment we didn’t make any money with Foap. And it would seem that we are not alone. After having done a bit of further research it would seem that making money with this app is quite rare.
The people making real money with this App are the ones that are working day and night to upload and rate photos. We did come across a couple of people during our research that say they have made the odd $5 here and there. But after watching the video you might be forgiven for thinking that this might have been a bit more lucrative! Of course if you have made money with Foap, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch via the comment section on this page.
Is Foap A Scam?
Foap is definitely not what I would class as a scam and in fact there is definite potential here to make some money. The sad fact is that this application just doesn’t perform as well as it should and makes the process incredibly dull in my opinion. I think there are better ways to make money as a photographer and quicker ways to get your images seen!
Foap Review – Final Thoughts & Recommendation
In my opinion the only people that are really making money from this app are the people that made it. Foap offers no real way to earn long term income online due to the amount of time you would need to invest. If you are looking for a way to make money in the world of photography I believe you would be better to showcase your work on your own website.
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