Want to become a “professional photo editor”? It’s certainly within grasp if you get the right experience under your belt.
Mendr is an Android and iOS app that uses the power of crowdsourcing to match you with users who need to tweak their best photographic moments. With this micro-job app, you can earn a side income with your photography editing skills.
3 Key Features of Mendr
Mendr has two set of users: the masses (who want their photos tweaked) and the editors (who do the tweaking for them).
If you are a user, Mendr automatically matches your photo edit requests to the editors in their pool. You can then trust them to “mend” your photos. But it also gives you more control over the edits you specifically want. Thanks to Mendr, you can also get logos designed for your small business.
There are three key features or steps to using the photo-editing app:
- Submit your request — This is the easiest way as Mendr editors take care of everything.
- Tailor your request — Use Mendr’s menu of tools to specify the exact edit you want the editor to focus on.
- Mendr Match — The interface will match you with an editor and the fee for the job.
Select your photo from your camera roll or upload a fresh one. The re-touched photo is available to you via the app once the job is done. But what does the editor do in the background? And, how do you become one to earn a bit more on the side?
Become a Freelance Photo Editor With Mendr
As an editor, you will use trusty tools like Photoshop, Lightroom, and GIMP to work your magic.
Unlike many other freelance job sites, you don’t have to fight over jobs with bids that won’t even pay for your next cup of coffee. Here’s what the site says:
“As an editor at Mendr, you get to claim the requests you want and the work is immediately yours. Alongside every available edit request, you’ll see how much money you’ll make. Once you complete the job, cashing out is easy via PayPal.”
As a potential editor, there are four things you should know.
- Apply from anywhere in the world.
- You must take a small test to become an editor.
- There are test options for beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
- Re-apply again in two weeks if you fail the tests.
But if you have the Photoshop chops, then it should be a cakewalk. Mendr is a wonderful micro-job site in the ilk of Fiverr and Amazon Mechanical Turk. According to a news report, photo edit jobs vary from $2 to $30.
It’s a great platform to try out your Photoshop skills if you are looking for practical projects to try in the real world. The user rating system keeps editors on their toes and the quality of edits high.
Are you up for it? Have you tried Mendr? How does it compare with other micro-job photography sites out there?