FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Drones4Hire?
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What is Drones4Hire?
Drones4Hire is drone hiring platform that is made up of licensed and insured drone pilots. Drones4Hire is the best and most simple way to hire a licensed professional drone pilot for your project. Drones4Hire donates a small portion of sales to accredited STEM drone and aviation educational programs.
How do I join Drones4Hire?
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How do I join Drones4Hire?
Sign up for a free account at our home page,www.drones4hire.com. This is located in the upper right corner. Our team has made this process very quick and easy with step by step instruction.
Is Drones4Hire safe?
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Is Drones4Hire safe?
Absolutely! Drones4Hire takes security very seriously as we have implemented a verification process for our members. We requiring a FAA license from each pilot, background checks, verifying email verifications, and implement peer-reviews.
Where is Drones4Hire located?
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Where is Drones4Hire located?
Drones4Hire headquarters is located in Kansas City, Missouri metro area. We operate across the US and internationally and have a network of pilots across the world.
How does the process work for pilots?
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How does the process work for pilots?
Please view or “How It Works” Pilot page https://www.drones4hire.com/how-it-works
What are the different job types?
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What are the different job types?
Drones4Hire offers two job types: Commission Free and Commission based. Commission Free jobs are designed with a Yellow notification flag next to this project type on our job board. The price you see for this job is the guaranteed payout for completing this job. Once completed, the total earnings will be sent to your Drones4Hire account. Again, we do not take ANY commission from the job payout total that you see listed. Commission based jobs: Drones4Hire takes a 20% commission fee on all other job types. This fee is automatically deducted from a job total when a client releases your payments for completing a job. This commission fee covers our day-to-day operations, advertising, verifying members, securing information, and storing the images/data for your clients to easily access.
What does it cost to use Drones4Hire?
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What does it cost to use Drones4Hire?
It’s FREE to signup, search for jobs, and submit job proposals.
How are payments handled?
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How are payments handled?
  1. All payments and transfers to drone pilots are made securely on Drones4Hire through Payoneer. Payoneer is PCI level 1 certified.
  2. You also have the option to elect to receive your payouts via PayPal
  3. Commission Free job payments are paid out 1-2 business days from the time of uploading images/data to the designated job via the Pilot Dashboard.
Can I reject a job?
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Can I reject a job?
Yes. When a Client hires you, you have the option to accept or reject the job. All jobs must be accepted or rejected within 24 hours or the job will go to another pilot.
How do I contact the Client?
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How do I contact the Client?
You can easily communicate with the Client on Drones4Hire’s internal messaging system. The communications are kept private between the pilot and the client after a pilot has been hired for a project. Drones4Hire recommends communicating through the Drones4Hire internal messaging system, as this will help us investigate any problems that may arise and keep records of all job correspondence.
Are my profits taxed?
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Are my profits taxed?
If you are a US base pilot, we are required to provide a 1099 tax form to you at the end of the year, if you have received $600 USD or more in a single calendar year. You will be able to input your W9 information via our payment platform.

To read more about the 1099-MISC form, see IRS link here.

May I use my own insurance?
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May I use my own insurance?
Yes. You may submit your certificate of insurance on your Account Details page.
How does Drones4Hire define a Drone Pilot?
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How does Drones4Hire define a Drone Pilot?
We define a drone pilot as a person who has their remote pilot certificate to fly drones for commercial purposes.
Can I sign up as a pilot on Drones4Hire if I don’t have my remote pilot certificate?
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Can I sign up as a pilot on Drones4Hire if I don’t have my remote pilot certificate?
  1. If you are based in the US, the simple answer is no. In the US it is required by law that a drone pilot have their FAA issued “remote pilot certificate” ID.
  2. To get paid in the US you will need to input your information within your pilot profile. You can read more about FAA regulations here. If based outside of the United States, input your respective permit/license during sign up
I don't feel comfortable giving my banking details; may I use PayPal for my payouts?
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I don't feel comfortable giving my banking details; may I use PayPal for my payouts?
Absolutely! When you submit a withdrawal request, you are able to select a bank transfer or Paypal to receive your payouts.
How long does it take to get paid?
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How long does it take to get paid?
Once the job is completed, the client will have up to 2 days to review the uploaded files. As soon as the client reviews the images/data and releases your payment, you will see your earnings in your Drones4Hire account. It’s up to you when, how much you charge, and to what payment method you would like to receive your payouts via a withdrawal request. If using bank transfer ($3 per transaction) or Paypal, your funds will be in your account within 1-2 business days. If you choose to have your payouts sent to your Drones4Hire debit card (coming soon), you will receive your payouts within 1 hour.
Are there any dress code requirements while on the job site?
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Are there any dress code requirements while on the job site?
Commission Free jobs are all completed under the Drones4Hire brand. With that said, pilots will be introduced as a Drones4Hire pilot. Occasionally, pilots will meet with clients at the job site. We ask that you do not have large logos or self-branding on your clothing. Please dress and present yourself in a professional and courteous manor. All other jobs types are not directly done under the Drones4Hire brand and are not held to any dress code requirements. Soliciting clients for work or payments outside of the Drones4Hire platform violates our Terms of Service (see Non-Circumvention in Terms of Service).Click here to read our Terms of Service(Link)
Do I need to sign a contract?
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Do I need to sign a contract?
By signing up with us, you are accepting the Drones4Hire Terms of Service.
Do I need to have my own insurance?
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Do I need to have my own insurance?
No, you can purchase insurance for the job you are submitting your bid proposal from our insurance partner DroneInsurance.com or Verifly. Typical job minimums are $1 Million in General Liability. You can upload your Certificate of Insurance on your Account Details page.
How far do I have to travel?
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How far do I have to travel?
This is completely up to you. You can change your job search preference and travel distance in your Account Settings. We will only alert you of jobs that are within your specified preferences in your Account Settings
What if conditions are unsafe or in a no fly zone?
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What if conditions are unsafe or in a no fly zone?
Safety is very important in this industry. Please check the surroundings and designated airspace for the job location. Please do not submit a job proposal if you do not have a current waiver or airspace authorization to fly in the designated area at the time you submit your proposal. Safely observe the “rules of the air” and follow all standards set by your respective country/region.
If I crash my drone on a Drones4Hire job, will you reimburse me?
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If I crash my drone on a Drones4Hire job, will you reimburse me?
We are not liable for any damages to your drone system or other equipment. Please ensure that you are flying within visual line of sight unless you have a waiver to deviate from this regulation.
Can I search for Commission Free jobs?
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Can I search for Commission Free jobs?
Absolutely! We allow you to search several different parameters and filters to find jobs that you’re interested in completing.
How much do I get paid?
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How much do I get paid?
  1. Payment will vary depending on the type of job.
  2. Payout totals are shown on the job for commission free jobs. You can see your job totals in real-time based on the amount you are submitting on your job proposal
  3. On each job you can see how much you will get paid ahead of time.
  4. For commission free jobs, you receive 100% of what the job payout shows.
  5. For all other job types, you will receive 80% of the total project cost.
When will I get paid?
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When will I get paid?
Your earnings will show in your Drones4Hire account balance as soon as the client reviews the files and releases the payment. The client has up to 2 days to review images and data. When you submit a withdrawal request from your Drones4Hire account, you will receive your payouts in your bank or PayPal account within 2 business days.
How do I get paid?
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How do I get paid?
We pay via Payoneer (direct deposits) and PayPal (confirmed accounts).
How do I upload images/data that I take for a client on Drones4Hire?
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How do I upload images/data that I take for a client on Drones4Hire?
  1. Log into your Drones4Hire account and select Upload Images/Data on the specific job you are working on.
  2. Drag and drop or select the files you want to upload.
  3. Click Save!
  4. You’re done! It’s that easy.
How long does it take Drones4Hire or Clients to review uploaded images/data?
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How long does it take Drones4Hire or Clients to review uploaded images/data?
Although generally sooner, please allow 2 business days for client review.
Do I need to do any editing on images/data?
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Do I need to do any editing on images/data?
If the job description is requesting editing, then yes, please complete the editing of all images/data. Otherwise, no you are not required to perform any post-production on files.

Still have questions?

Contact us at support@drones4hire.com or call toll-free 1-877-577-1782