Taking some decent photos, especially for your social media channels, can be one of the best investments you can make for your home-based business.
It’s no secret that attention is the currency of the age we live in, so the more eye-catching your visuals are, the better chance of people stopping their scroll and checking out what you have to say.
If you believe that visual content is an important aspect of your business, then the next question you are probably asking is ‘HOW’ you go about obtaining these shots.
1. Hire a pro
This is the quickest way to build your image library though it will require an investment upfront. But hiring a lifestyle branding photographer can save you the time and hours you’d spend otherwise trying to some shots to use. If they have enough experience they’ll guide you on what to wear, how to pose etc. I wrote about the 5 different shots you can take to use in your social media here.
2. Use a styled stock subscription service
If you are tired of the generic, stock-photo site photos but you like nice photos, then this one is for you. I did this for a few years, especially when I was busy and still figuring out what my aesthetic was.
Using these services allowed me to figure out what I like without the pressure of having to take and edit the photos myself.
The only downside of this is that you’ll still need to take some photos of yourself, otherwise all great! If you interested in this, simply Google ‘feminine styled stock’ and check out the options that come up. Subscriptions range anywhere from $25/month to $99 every 3months.
3. DO IT YOURSELF
This route doesn’t require any financial investment upfront if you already have a camera/quality phone camera.
I believe that learning how to take a decent photo is a requirement if you have a home-based business, even if you regularly hire someone to take your photos.
This will ensure that you can document those daily moments when there’s no photographer to capture you.
Or if you have some details you want to snap quickly.
I’ve put together a simple tutorial on how you can get those flat lay shots that you may be seeing other people taking.
Hope this is helpful, feel free to add below how you add images to your library for your home business!