A completed profile on social networking sites will attract more people to your page or online profile.
If you’re in business and your goal is to increase traffic and gain more clients, then ensuring that your personal information is complete on the various social media sites is a must.
A personal profile is not complete without a photo. This is your personal identification to let other users know that you’re a real person. And we’re not talking about cute shots with fido or tiddles. You need to add a real photo – of you!
How to Load Your Profile Photo on LinkedIn
On LinkedIn, users have the ability to upload a photo on their profile page. Being a professional social network, using a photo is an absolute must have or people will wonder what you are hiding.
It’s fast and easy to upload your personal photo once you’ve started creating your LinkedIn account.
On your profile page, there’s a box on the left side for the picture. Click Edit Photo below the box.
A new page will appear where you can upload your preferred file.
Click Browse to search for the photo on your computer and then hit Upload Photo when done.
Your photo will now show on the left hand side.
If you don’t want to change this, just click the Save Settings button.
If you want to change your photo, however, you can click Delete Photo below your profile picture.
A small box will then appear asking you to confirm your action.
Click the Confirm button if you’re decided to remove the first photo you’ve uploaded.
To retain the photo, simply click Cancel.
How to Centre Your Face in Your Photo On Your LinkedIn Profile
You also have the option to adjust the photo you have already uploaded to ensure that your face is centered.
Just click Edit Photo and on the window that will appear, drag around and adjust the yellow square.
When done, click Save Photo.
Remember that people love to see photos of people they’re connected with or they want to connect with.
Make sure to upload a picture of you that is engaging and, preferably, one that has been done professionally.
As a business owner, you want to establish your credibility on LinkedIn and one of the most effective ways to achieve this is to show yourself as a friendly and approachable person ready to share valuable knowledge and expertise with other members.
What do you think when people have a photo of their pet or nature, rather than themselves – is that professional? Do you connect with them? Leave a comment below.
By Wendy Moore
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