Now that you’ve made the investment for a professional headshot, how do you maximize that investment? Whether you are a CEO, a doctor, or a small business owner, there are many ways to here are to make the most of your professional headshot. Here are 10 of our favorite ideas:

1) Social Media

Update your profile pictures on social media platforms. It’s a quick and easy way to refresh your profiles. Updating LinkedIn is a must since it’s such a powerful marketing tool in its own right, but consider Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even Google+ too. Use a smaller web-sized version of your headshot for fast loading even with slower internet speeds.

2) Your Website and Blog

It’s very easy to update social media and forget to update your site or blog, but you want visitors to get the same experience no matter where on the web they interact with your brand. Again, use a web-sized version for fast loading.

The Gallery Studios Web | Top 10 Ideas for Using Your Headshot

3) Your Business Card

If putting your face on your business card seems like a strange idea, consider if you went to a networking event and passed out your card over thirty people. What’s going to make your card stand out or make them remember you? Personalizing your business card with your headshot also puts a name to a face if your card ends up in the hands of someone you’ve never met.

4) Your Email Signature

Use your new image to make your email signature stand out and reinforce the professionalism of your brand. Need help designing a signature? Follow these tips or check out these templates.

The Gallery Studios email signature | Top 10 Ideas for Using Your Headshot




5) Print

If you’re an author or do any public speaking, a headshot is helpful for printing up brochures, creating press releases, posting blog updates, and creating other digital or printed marketing or PR material. If you plan to print, make sure to use print-sized versions of your image. Read more about that in the FAQ’s.

6) Advertising

Whether you’re a realtor or a small business owner or the face of a brand, your headshot can be a great thing to include in any digital or printed advertising, or even a banner for a trade show or event.

7) A Gift

When is the last time you printed out a recent image of yourself and sent it to your mom or even your grandmother? Print your new headshot, add a nice frame and you have an easy and meaningful gift.

8) Your Comments on Other Sites and Blogs

WordPress, Blogspot, and other blog platforms allow you to upload an image that is linked to your comment. They also allow you to connect that comment to your website.

9) YouTube

Include your headshot on YouTube and other video posting sites. Even if you don’t post videos, your headshot will appear when you leave comments on other videos.

10) Skype

With working remotely, co-working from different offices, or meeting with clients through video chat becoming so common, many meetings happen over Skype. Put a face to your name by updating your profile image with your new headshot.

If you’re serious about your career, a professional headshot is important investment. We hope these tips help you make the most of that investment. Still need to schedule a headshot? Email us or give us a call at 813-254-9575 today!

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