$20 Up for Grabs: Calling Early Adopters

Vitaliy Rizhkov
Jun 30, 2016 · 3 min read

Calling all Portlanders (in Oregon). Have you been thinking about hiring a professional photographer? Maybe for a wedding, a family photo, a professional headshot, or to sell a home for your real estate client? If so, read on…

We recently launched PICR in the Portland, Oregon area. PICR offers a new way of connecting professional photographers and clients. Over the last two months, we’ve worked hard to populate our photography platform with qualified local photographers, and they’re ready to get to work. For you.

The Story of PICR
Why PICR? We were working on another product startup when we ran into an unexpected problem: We couldn’t easily find a high-quality local photographer in the Portland area who was both available and fit our budget. The photographer we hired was from out of state and ended up being more expensive than we anticipated. We asked ourselves: Do other businesses or individuals have this problem, too?

That’s when our problem turned into an opportunity. We realized that most photography clients have difficulties finding photographers who are available and fit their budget and style preferences.

Through meeting with over 50 photographers, we also discovered that most of them struggle to find clients. Business and marketing typically wasn’t their forte; creativity was. They wanted to focus on what they did best and loved to do — photography.

Clearly the photography industry had a gap that needed filling. We intended to fill it. We did extensive research and then began building PICR to solve this problem just 11 months ago. In that timeframe, we’ve expanded from nine employees to 30. We have tons of photographers onboard. We’ve got a great platform that’s designed to make it easy for you to find a photographer who fits your needs, budget, and style preferences.

Now We Need You
Right now we are looking for early adopter clients to test our platform and provide valuable feedback so that we can improve PICR and take it to the next level. That’s where you come in.

Here are the client types we are looking for right now, along with where in PICR you’ll find the appropriate type of photographer:

- Real estate agents (commercial > property)
- Brides/Grooms (personal > wedding)
- Families for a photoshoot (personal > portrait)
- Event hosts or coordinators (personal > event)
- Small businesses who need quality pictures for their online presence (commercial > people)
- Restaurants and cafes (commercial > product)
- Retail stores (commercial > product)
- Anyone who is looking for portrait photography (graduation, baby, couple etc) (personal > portrait)

You’ll find PICR easy, convenient, and secure to use. Go to the area with the type of photographer you need, browse photographs from a variety of photographers, pick a photographer you like, check his or her availability, and simply book the photographer by picking the package that suits your needs. If you have any questions, you can message the photographer through PICR or give us a call at (503) 594–4011.

Watch this video to see how PICR works:

To sweeten the deal, you can sign up through the link below and get $20: https://picr.com/?refc=1j2J7Qup

Use this money toward your booking. Even earn $20 for each person or business you refer who signs up.

And remember — Picr is secure and protects both sides. All the money goes directly to an escrow account. We release the funds to a photographer you hire after your satisfaction with the photos and your experience has been met.

So go ahead and sign up for a photography session and share the news about PICR with others — finding a great photographer is now super convenient.

Feel free to post any questions or concerns here. I promise to do my best to answer them all.

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