A great profile photo adds a personal touch and can help attract more business by creating an element of trust. Profile photos will be cropped into a circle format once you have uploaded them to your profile, so be sure the photo you choose will look good in a circle.

When choosing a photo for your profile, you should consider recent pictures of yourself or your that are in focus and clearly show your face or take some new ones.

Tips for taking a new photo:

  • Find your best light — Shady areas outdoors without direct sunlight or on a cloudy day are a great lighting choice. Inside, avoid overhead light, which creates harsh shadows, and instead look for natural light.
  • Simplify the background — Look for a plain and light background that is clear and uncluttered. The same goes for an outdoor shot.
  • Focus on your face — Face the camera straight on or with your shoulders at a slight angle. Crop the image so you only include your head and the top of your shoulders. Remember to smile - if you want - as it generally communicates a message of being warm, friendly, and trustworthy.
  • Get ready for the photoshoot — Have someone take your photo for you, or set up a tripod and take the photo yourself, and select the highest resolution to help ensure a crisp photo. If you are not satisfied with the photo, then try again with a different setting or lighting.