5 Reasons to take a Selfie – and use them in your business

If you read my last blog, it was all about why you need branding photos for your business.  Take a look here if not!  …But what if you’re just starting out and can’t afford them yet, or you’re still feeling a bit too shy to have someone else photograph you?  The Selfie is your answer! 

So here are 5 reasons to take a selfie, and why you should be using selfies in your business…

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1. It’s really easy to do.  

Selfies are so easy, you can take them yourself!!  It doesn’t take long either.  You don’t need any fancy equipment, and you don’t need anyone else.  Just your normal camera phone.  Switch the camera around into selfie mode so it’s facing you, hold it up, and away you go…

2. It’s free.

You don’t need to pay anyone else to take one, and you don’t need to buy anything to do it.  (I’m assuming you have a phone that takes photos!).

3. It’s good for your business.

Use them in your social media and it will help your business to grow – your potential customers and clients will be able to see who you are, and get to know the face behind the business.  People buy from people, and it helps to see who you are so they can get to know you – and then want to buy from you.

4. It’s good for your brand.

Starting to share more photos of you will give your brand a boost, getting you more visible and part of your brand. They can show the real you, and they can show behind the scenes too, wherever you’re working or enjoying yourself, whatever you’re up to, and will really help your audience to get to know you and help make your brand memorable.

5. It’s good for you.

If you’re a little on the camera-shy side, then getting used to taking some selfies, and getting used to sharing them, is a great way for you to get used to being photographed and seeing photos of yourself, before you make the leap to having some professional headshots and branding photos taken of you.

 

So go on, give it a go!

I regularly run a Selfie Challenge in my free facebook group Your Brand Story, to give you some simple tips to take and improve your selfies, and encourage you to start sharing some.  Do come and join in!  The next one starts on Tuesday 3rd September, and I look forward to seeing your lovely photos!

 

If you’d like to download my tips for planning and getting the best from your branding photo shoot, the link is here – many of these tips will also apply to planning your selfies if you’re worried about taking them:

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