How to take photos for social media

Hey there I’m curious, does the thought of taking your selfie make you cringe?

Or when you see someone else posting a selfie – you think “OMG you’re so vain!”

Or  Why do people want to see my face? I look terrible in photos!

Look I get it, maybe you think that letting people get to know you through photos is vain. But what if that’s the deciding factor for someone to choose you over someone else who sells something similar?

What if you’re not allowing yourself to be seen because you are afraid of what others will think of you? (trust me I’ve been there)

Or maybe you think you look terrible in photos? (By the way no one looks terrible in photos, it’s usually bad lighting or bad expression) And I cover this in my Boss Up Your Selfie Course.

Listen, selfies don’t have to be made in vain. They can actually be fun to create if you are strategic with WHY you are using your photos. 

In fact selfies can teach you how to own your own greatness. When you become aware of your body and understand how to control the things that you dislike about yourself you can actually overcome the fear of having your photos taken. Or even getting on video.

You will see yourself BOSS UP and take charge of your brand, and take control over how people perceive you. So if you don’t like the way you look in photos there’s always a solution. 

Selfies helped me to grow my business, get seen, and grow my brand when I didn’t have a big budget to invest in a photographer. I knew that I was the secret sauce to my business and that is why I used my photos of myself to grow my know, like and trust factor.

I was able to book clients on social media using my selfies with storytelling to convert them into buying customers. And this was all done with “authentic marketing”. 

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you were getting messages from people on social media asking you about your services rather than you having to hunt down your next client?

Imagine how your life and business would transform if you had the tools to help you overcome the fear of taking your photos so that you could get seen and connect with people who need your services…

You would be able to grow your visibility

You would attract more leads

You would connect with the right customers 

You would book more clients

If you want to know more about how you can get over the fear of taking your photos for social media, then join me in my online course Boss Up Your Selfie.

Be sure to check out my free downloadable resources HERE


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