What really happens when you put yourself out there…
I was chatting with a team member last week about 'putting yourself out there' - and specifically what happens when you do...
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I posted an image of myself last week, plus a few sentences asking people to join my newsletter.
Here's the thing though... I felt totally out of my comfort zone! There I was posting a photo of myself AND asking people to sign up for my list? Gasp!
I think a lot of us feel this way.
You think, who am I to post photos of myself and offer insights on _________ topic.
(If this isn't you, feel free to skip to the bottom of this email where I reveal the outcome + measurable results from the IG posting.)
TWO things you should know
If you're feeling apprehensive posting about yourself remember:
People want see you, so they feel like they know you, when deciding if you're the right person to get them from problem to solution.
Contrary to what you may be thinking, when people see photos of you, they aren't thinking, "Who does she think she is..." Instead they're feeling like they're getting to know you better!
In this digital world, a headshot hidden on your website's about page isn't going to make anyone feel like they know, like and trust you.
But a well thought out visual personal brand will attract the right people and repel the wrong ones. (Good Riddance!!)
So what happened with the social media post of myself + text?
Well, my daily average newsletter sign-up rate increased by approx. 200% every day for 4 days after the post. Pretty good!
If you're nervous about putting yourself out there - listen I'm right there with you.
You can start with less intense professional style photos. For example, you could be looking away from the camera. Or you could be interacting with the product you design or create.
Be courageous - every little bit counts!
You've got this, I have faith in you!
Let me know me know in the comments what you’re going to do to put yourself out there. Scroll down!
P.S. Shhhh.... I'm excited to announce my new website will be launching soon! (It matches my studio and office.)
This redesigned website will be stocked with both new + current products and resources including:
The much requested "Personal Branding Photo Shoot Planner" now in Photoshop TEMPLATE format, so you can customize it and send it out to your clients!
Motivating business audio trainings
Downloadable stock photos for your social media
Updated Blogs (including the last 3 months of newsletter topics)
As an HD insider, you'll be the first to know about any updates and promos.
Wishing you a fulfilling and productive week!
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