What: WeGoLook pays freelancers to inspect cars, motorcycles, watercraft, real estate and businesses for insurers, banks and investors. 

Expected pay: $15 – $30 per “look”

Husl$core: $$$

Commissions & fees: $15 for a background check

Where: Nationwide, as well as in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. (Terms in this review apply to U.S. workers)

Requirements:

  • Be over the age of 18;
  • willing and able to dress conservatively (no body piercings; bare-midriffs, shorts, t-shirts or short skirts, etc.);
  • submit to a criminal background check;
  • have a smart phone with a working camera. 

Review:

WeGoLook pays freelancers to inspect cars, accident scenes, real estate and businesses. The freelancer will be presented with a “look” that details the pay, where you have to go, and what’s involved. You accept or reject the assignment. If you take the job, you’re expected to complete the assignment within 24 hours. This will involve driving to the site, taking multiple photographs and reporting on a variety of details.

If you’re inspecting a car, for instance, you’d need to get the make, model, VIN number, mileage, body style, accessories, condition of the tires, condition of the interior and exterior. You’d also need to start the car, check the signals, windshield wipers, lights, gears, heat, air, power windows and seats. And you must take notes and copious photos.

Looks typically take between 15- to 30-minutes, which makes the $15 to $30 “per look” pay seem reasonable. However, freelancers report that they are often asked to drive significant distances, which costs both time and money. There’s no obligation to accept jobs, however. So, if you reject looks that are time consuming or distant, you should be able to make minimum wage or more. Pay is remitted within 30 days of completing a look.

Your chance of getting work through this app varies by the number of clients WeGoLook has near your location. If you like wandering around taking photos on your phone, also consider JobSpotter.

What their users say: 

(from Indeed)

It’s impossible to call WGL a job because in my area there are very, very few inspections available. One per week has been the average since I started doing their inspections.They pay quickly but each assignment can be a money loser. WGL works if you happen to be going near the assignment. The average assignment pays $18 with a round trip of 35 or more miles, and takes about 30 minutes.

Go to clients home to photos of client automobile measurements of damage to automobile.Sometimes the claims would be 25 miles out from your home with low pay

If you l@@k at your pay of $20 per assignment and deduct your gas insurance data useage printing costs and taxes and time you are actually losing money on most assignments. It costs .55 cents a mile to operate a vehicle. Factor in the lack of workers comp and benefits and you will see you are getting burned.

When I first started working for them they paid me $25 per look, for the first one, then the pay went down to $20 for the same kind of jobs. The last thing they did was they cut my pay in half because they made a mistake. Very unfair practices.

I love the freedom to accept or decline without being penalized. The only downside is depending on where you live, the assignments might require driving 30 minutes to an hour away.

You need to be comfortable going to parts of your city you might rather avoid. Once you accept a gig they do put a bit of pressure on you to complete it in 24 hours, but as long as you communicate (via email or phone) with the wegolook staff they are accommodating. I once had to call out of a look due to a cold, and I immediately emailed them and asked them to give the gig to another “Looker”. It was no big deal. Another time I had to delay a gig due to a blizzard. At least once WeGoLook contacted me by phone as they were desperate to find someone to take a distant gig, and I negotiated for an increase of pay. So, keep up with the communication and be willing to follow through and this can be an extra income for you!

Pay for assignments has actually gone down. It started at $15 and now it’s $12. $12 while you drive 1-hr Round trip. Gas is on you. Cell phone and uploading photos / data is on you. Wear and tear / insurance on car is on you. You are better off driving for Uber or making deliveries. After your cost you are earning less than minimum wage

Pay is less than $20 to cover time, travel, mobile phone use, materials, skills, and experience

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