Do I need a Federal ID number to work for AIS?
It is understood that some Independent Contractors act as a sole proprietorship, meaning that they have no employees and are the only worker providing services. In this instance, a Federal ID number may not be required, and the employee may be instructed to use either a State identification number or their social security number as an identifier. Your accountant or attorney will determine whether or not an EIN is needed for your business.
How much can I expect to earn?
Field Inspectors work for AIS on a fee for service basis, meaning they are paid a set fee for each inspection report they complete. The fees vary depending type of inspection to be completed and its location. Earnings are dependent upon volume in your particular area as well. Our standard Field Inspection fee schedule ranges from $3 to $15 per inspection type and location for our base inspection product.
Our fee scales increase accordingly based on the distance the assignment is located from a major metro region.
What tools/equipment will I need to perform inspections?
What are the necessary skill sets I need?
Do I have to have a high speed internet connection?
Our business operates in a web environment and a high speed connection allows our Field Inspectors to be more efficient than those using a dial-up connection.
Does AIS reimburse me for mileage or other expenses to do my job?
AIS does not reimburse Independent Contractors for any type of business or travel expenses associated with the completion of assignments; all expenses are borne by the Contractor. As a contracted professional, you are expected to supply any and all tools, supplies and equipment necessary to the completion of AIS assignments. However, AIS' fee structure has been set with these expenses in mind.
Will I be able to speak with someone at AIS when I have a problem or issue?
Yes, AIS employs Field Managers that will be your direct point of contact to discuss problems or issues with.
How many assignments can I reasonably complete per day?
The number of surveys you can complete each day will vary depending on your geographical location and the volume of work AIS has in your area. Field Inspectors working in Metropolitan areas can complete several more orders per day than those working in rural/remote areas. AIS' designated Field Manager for your area will be able to provide you with greater input.
How many assignments can I expect to receive?
The volume of your assignments will depend on the area in which you live and your availability to work. You will be assigned a Field Manager that will discuss your volume levels with you. The Field Manager will assign you a specific geographic territory based on your availability and our coverage needs in your area.
How often does AIS pay for completed inspections?
AIS reimburse inspection orders once per month. Contractors are reimbursed by EFT on or before the 15th of each month. Each inspection must pass our Quality Assurance department before it is eligible for payment.
How much time is required to complete an assignment?
The time required to complete an assignment depends on the specific inspection ordered by our client. Our most basic inspection should take no more than 5 minutes once you arrive at the property. However, the time (and the resulting fee) will vary depending on the survey type and supplements requested by our client.