Social Media 101: The Profile Pic
These are suggestions and not "rules". You have to be happy with your social media account. If you like one of these tips feel free to use it.
Information has come forward that talks about what types of profile pictures get you noticed and which causes people to scroll on by. If you want to increase your odds of having someone stop and look then check out these tips.
-Just you in the picture.
No dogs, no tag partners, no boyfriends, girlfriends, or spouses. Especially no groups. When someone looks at a group photo trying to figure out which one you are it causes frustration.
-Use a non distracting and high contrast background.
It makes your picture "pop". If you have something behind you in the picture consider adding a blur effect and leaving yourself clear. Or make the background black and white and leave yourself in color.
-Your profile picture is part of your brand. Try to stick with one picture for at least 3 months or longer.
It helps people quickly recognize your content as they are scrolling. Think about an established wrestler you follow online. Chances are their pic remains the same for a long period of time.
-No action shots.
It may have been a great moonsault but people tend to dislike action-shot profile pictures. Action shots are for banner images.
-People want to see your eyes.
Avoid shades if possible. The picture doesn't have to be straight on. As a matter of fact most pictures look better at an angle. But your eyes should be somewhat visible.
-Fill up most of the frame/circle.
If you can see your hips in the photo then you're probably too far back. The top of your head should either be close to or even slightly cut off by the top of the frame.
-Wrestlers that are established and no longer trying to gain followers may "break" any of these "rules"...
And they are allowed to. Once you've made it it's not as urgent to attract every follower. Still, the pros can still be a good resource for picture-perfect profile pictures.
Again, your social media is yours to enjoy. We hope you'll consider these tips and if you found them helpful, great!
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