There are a wide variety of ways to fulfill the 2 requirements needed to sign up for Dwellsy Lightbox.
- You must have a dedicate page on your business branded website that indicates to Property Managers that you offer property and interior photography, video and/or styling services.
- You must link to www.dwellsy.com/lightbox somewhere on the webpage from Requirement 1. Links from your Facebook, Instagram, etc. or links set as “Nofollow” will not count toward this requirement.
The requirements are not meant to be overly burdensome — you just need a dedicated page and a link to dwellsy.com/lightbox. That’s it. No images needed. No price list required. And you can always JOIN NOW and ADD image content later, so long as these basic 2 requirements are met!
Required: Dedicated Page w/ Dwellsy link
There are only 2 requirements: You must have a dedicated Real Estate or Interiors page and you must link to dwellsy.com/lightbox on that page.
Images – Great to have, but NOT required!
Property Managers will always be more likely to contact you if you have sample images, but a gallery is NOT required to be listed on Dwellsy Lightbox.
Price List – Great to have,
but NOT required!
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Will a blog post about offering real estate services count towards the 2 requirements?
Yes! So long as the blog is hosted on your business domain (not a Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram or other secondary service) a blog post is absolutely fine. Just be sure to enter the link to your blog post in the Website field when you sign up and be sure that your blog post includes a link to dwellsy.com/lightbox!
I don’t have any portfolio images for real estate or interiors, but I want to start offering this! What should I do?
You can sign up with only a single sentence that says “I offer real state and interiors photography / videography / styling and I am a member of dwellsy.com/lightbox.” Then as you build out a portfolio and offerings you can update your page.
Any tips for how to build a portfolio when I don’t have one yet?
Yes! You can start simply by photographing a room or area in your own home! Your home does NOT need to be eligible for entry into Architectural Digest or be fancy in any way. The VAST majority of homes that are rented and/or sold are ordinary homes without swoon-worthy features. In fact, if you can demonstrate that you can photograph an ordinary home or a small space in a way that is inviting, properly lit, and shows the the home in the best possible manner, you will find yourself very popular with property managers and real estate agents!
I need help figuring out what to charge, how to learn to do this, what I need… Who can help me?
Good news! Dwellsy has partnered with Susan Stripling — one of the industry’s most talented and prolific creators of exceptional training content for photographers. Her platform, The Wedding School will have tons of discussions and training on how to add this offering to your photography repertoire. Her platform requires a paid membership to join in, but it also has resources far beyond getting your portfolio ready for Dwellsy Lightbox that make it a no-brainer for any wedding or portrait photographer to join!