Have you wondered what the best kinds of photos are to post on your social media profile picture? Take a look at this infographic I created that lays out ten tips for professional photos for business success, especially in the online tutoring world.
Now let’s take a look at some of the photos of people in our community, The Ultimate Support Group for Online Tutors and see how they measure up to these tips.
The first photo is of Ann Mitchell from Castle Rock Tutoring. Ann tutors math and reading to kids in elementary school. What I love about Ann’s photo is that the lighting is perfect, she has a plain background that is not distracting, and she is smiling. Also, notice how she is showing her shoulders on up and how appropriately dressed she is. Who wouldn’t want to hire a tutor that takes themselves seriously like Ann.
Next is Atul Rana, an online math tutor from the UK. He teaches A level maths to kids in high school. Notice how Atul has a blurred background. This effect allows Atul to be the focus of the photo and not the other way around. He is also smiling and is featured from the chest up. This works well and shows what a kind soul he has. People like to hire people they like, know and trust. This picture looks like the kind of person I would want to hire for my high school child for math.
Here is a look at Joanne Kaminski’s Facebook photo. It was professionally taken in the park. Like Atul’s, Joanne has a blurred background so that she stands out. This is an action shot of her working in the park. You can notice that there is great natural lighting, it features her from the shoulders up, and she has a natural smile. She took the time to do her hair, put on makeup, and show off her best self.
People who are serious about online tutoring pay attention to these kinds of details. You can have a professional picture taken or have a friend take a photo of you. Pay attention to details, and you will stand out from the many others that are trying to break out in this new field of online tutoring.