September 2nd, 2015
Back in March of this year we dropped the yearly reoccurring payment aspect of registering for a listing in the PFRE Real Estate Photographers Directory. We didn’t announce this change until now because it only affected those that had set up a reoccurring registration. We also wanted to make sure that all the reoccurring payments in PayPal got canceled and we were running smoothly on a non-subscription model.
The reason we dropped the directory registration yearly payment is many people didn’t realize the $40/$30 was a yearly reoccurring subscription when they signed up. So some were confused and surprised when the renewal happened. We decide that the easiest solution would be to just drop the reoccurring payment part. This made it a better value for photographers and made it easier to manage for us.
So as of last March you just pay once up front and have the directory listing forever. Everything else is the same. $40 gets you listed highest in the directory than the $30 basic registration. The paying more to get listed higher was a reader requested feature. PFRE contest winners get listed the highest in the directory.
During the directory registration process, you set up a directory account and password so once you create you entry you can come back later and update it. If you leave the registration process without paying you can’t come back later and finish. The account is dead and I delete them.
So after years of refining this directory of real estate photographers I think we finally have it set up so it’s a great value for photographers and it doesn’t take a bunch of my time to maintain.
Update Sept 3: I need to point out a couple of links that apparently aren’t very obvious:
- Here’s where you can register for a directory entry (Pink ad on the lower left sidebar).
- If you already have a directory entry and you want to login and modify it here’s where you login to your directory entry. This login link is also on the right-hand side just below the header on the directory page.