why join paxxie?
be your own boss. do something you love. help others capture their special moments so they can be present.
can anyone become talent?
besides a camera (this can be a phone camera, DSLR, point and shoot, camcorder, drone, etc), you must have a passion for capturing special moments.
how do i sign up?
download the app. after creating an account, go to profile and click on talent profile tab (or click on create talent profile on hamburger menu). to create a talent profile, you will need to upload a minimum of 5 photos/videos into your portfolio but MORE is better! we request that you tag all your photos. in "about my work", talk about your style (i.e. natural vs. posed), your personality and work ethic, specify if you do or do not offer editing, etc. check out our tips for talent! after you create a talent profile, you must be approved by paxxie before your profile is active and visible to clients.
what is tagging and how do i do it?
when our clients search "wedding", they want to see wedding photos, not buildings. we use tagging as a way to categorize your photos so that we can display them correctly depending on what the clients want to see. we recommend at least 5 photos tagged per shoot type. each photo can have multiple tags. you can tag, upload, reorder and delete your photos via the app or the web talent portal. watch our quick tutorials here: app portfolio or web portfolio.
what if i don't have my photos on my phone?
we are working a web solution for creating your talent profile. in the meantime, create a talent profile on the app and upload any 5 photos. then use our web talent portal to upload photos from your laptop! to login, use the same email and password you used for the app. watch our quick web portfolio tutorial. you cannot log into the web talent portal without creating a talent profile on the app first.
are there photo restrictions?
we do not accept portfolio or profile photos with your contact information or watermark. during regular audits of talent profiles, they will be removed from your profile.
i can't upload videos longer than 13 seconds. how do i showcase my work?
please contact us with your youtube channel and we will add it to your profile.
are there age restrictions?
talent must be 18 or older.
what is the recommended resolution when uploading to the portfolio album?
upload photos that are at least 1242 * 2208px. when in doubt, a bigger photo is better. take your photos in landscape format. photos in search results are all displayed in landscape, so vertical photos won’t display as well. if your photos are not stored on your phone, you can also use our talent web portal to manage your portfolio album.
how do you classify amateur, semi-pro and pro?
amateur - enthusiastic about photography
semi pro - portion of income from selling/taking photos/videos
pro - income mainly from selling/taking photos/videos
what do i use for delivery time?
it depends how quickly you can deliver the photos/videos to your client. instant means you will upload them within an hour after event end date. you can use the in-app camera feature and upload each photo/video immediately to the event album. you can also use airdrop on your iphone if your client will allow it.
do you have a recommended hourly rate?
you will see the recommended hourly rate based on the experience level once you start creating a talent profile.
i don't charge by the hour. i have a half or full day rate.
no problem! if you charge $500 per half day, enter $125 as your hourly rate and select 4 hours as your minimum booking time.
what is minimum booking time?
this is the minimum number of hours you are willing to be booked for an event.
how do i get talent approval from paxxie?
i got notified that i was approved but i can't search for myself.
you are visible to everyone else but yourself. if you would like to search for yourself, please log out first.
why should i upload id verification photos?
a government ID helps us keep our clients and talent community secure, build trust in us and fight fraud. this helps us make sure you're really you and that you’re at least 18 years old.
how many photos/videos do i need to take?
the client may specify the minimum number of photos and/or videos they want at the time of booking. if they do not, send them a quick message via the chat feature or discuss it with them before accepting the booking.
do i need to edit the photos/videos?
that will be up to you if you'd like to offer edited content. please note it on your talent profile under "about my work" if you do or do not. it would be ideal but some clients may not require it.
how can i edit the photos/videos?
there are a couple of ways to do this. you can edit with your phone camera before uploading to the event album or you can download them to your laptop/desktop, use any editing tool of your choice, then either upload via the talent web portal or to your desired cloud storage.
what is the service fee?
the sliding service fee is subtracted from your hourly rate. we show the take-home rate when you set your hourly rate. this is retained by paxxie and used to address the app and website operating costs, customer support and processing fees. you will be notified if the service fee % changes.
how do i get paid?
please enter your venmo information by logging into the app, click on profile, go to talent profile tab, click on the gear on the top right, go to payout method. we are looking at adding another payout method in the future.
when do i get paid?
upon successful delivery of content, we will remit payment 24 hours after the event delivery time (instant or 1 hour, 24 hours, 3 days or 1 week after event end).
what happens after i get a booking?
go to your calendar and block it for travel time prior and after the event. reach out to the client and say hello. confirm the event address, ask any questions about the event details and expectations, etc.
why do i get multiple booking requests that overlap?
your calendar is blocked after you accept a booking. when you accept one, you will get an error if you try to accept another booking that has a conflict.
how do i deliver content to the client?
talents have 3 options to deliver clients their content, and must be agreed upon between the two parties prior to event.
- talents can upload to the app event album, which has an easy share/download feature and will have additional add-ons in the future:
- on event detail, use the in-app camera which uploads the photo/video immediately
- on event detail , use the "upload" icon to transfer the photos/videos from your phone to the album
- use the talent web portal to upload photos/videos from your laptop or desktop
- talents also have the option to upload the content to a cloud storage (google drive, wetransfer, dropbox, flickr) and share the link with their client.
- talents also have the option to airdrop (especially for videos > 13 seconds) the contents directly to their clients.
when do i have to upload the photos/videos?
please upload the photos/videos by the specified delivery time of the event. if delivery time is "instant", you should upload them within an hour of your event end time or during the event as you are shooting.
an emergency came up. how do i cancel an event?
upon event booking acceptance, unfortunately, it is not possible to cancel through the app. please contact us with the event details and the reason for the cancellation.
what is "upload identification"?
paxxie needs to verify your identity to ensure your safety as well as our clients' security.
how do i block out my calendar?
from your talent profile, click on your calendar and click on the plus (+) icon on the top right corner to add an unavailability event. this blocks your calendar and the reason is not visible to others. you can use this to block chunks of time for travel, scheduling conflicts or even multi-day vacation. manage your own schedule as you wish!
what does "talent profile visible" mean?
if this is turned on, your profile is visible to clients who are searching or exploring the app for potential events. if this is turned off, you are not searchable and cannot be booked for future events. however, your profile is still viewable to clients who has a future/past booking with you.
how long does the talent application process take?
once we receive notification that you have completed all the items under "approval status", we will review your profile along with your identification. you should hear from us within 48 hours but most of the time we reply within a few hours.
can i upload to my event from my laptop/desktop?
yes! we have a web talent portal. you will be able to select your events and upload photos. watch our quick web event tutorial. unfortunately, you cannot upload videos using the web portal at this time.
should i expect to receive a tax form?
talent who have earned $600 or more in the calendar year will receive a form 1099-misc.
my camera broke. how do i deactivate my profile until i get it repaired/replaced?
on your talent profile, toggle "make talent profile visible" off.