Profile picture. Myself or my product?
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Do you think, it is better to show the actual person who creates the product, which of course would be me - or should I upload a photo of a product I made as a profile picture?
I somehow think, it is more personal to have an actual picture of myself on there but a product would give people an immediate clue about what I'm selling.
What do you think?
Posted at 12:02 am Nov 24, 2012 EST
You're going to get lost of mixed answers with this one! I believe it's a personal preference. I don't have either me or my product on mine but I do have a clue of what I do on it :) ( when I don't have the sale part on there at least anyway haha)
Posted at 12:05 am Nov 24, 2012 EST
I'm a bit of both worlds. I really like to see the artist behind the creations as it makes Etsy seem more personal but at the same time I like seeing a hint of a persons product in their profile picture. Kinda draws me in like a sneak peek.
Posted at 12:08 am Nov 24, 2012 EST
I think a photo of your product is probably best if you want to draw people in to your shop. For example, if I see a post from you here on the forums and a picture of YOU as the icon, I think "that's nice, now I know who we're talking to", but I'm not particularly curious to go to your shop and find out what you sell. IF, on the other hand, I came across your post here and saw a picture of that intriguing almond with a purple stone, I might be quite tempted to stop by and see what it was.
I agree that a picture of YOU is more personal, but there's good news! There's a (somewhat) new about section where you can post exactly that - photos of you and your workspace just for that purpose :)
Best of both worlds!
Posted at 12:09 am Nov 24, 2012 EST
Wow, you guys are fast. I didn't even expect any replies that quick. :D
@ Julie Marie I think youre talking about the new seller information pages. Don't know if thats the official name of them. I think that is definitely a good idea of the makers of Etsy but not the things you would see first.
Posted at 12:25 am Nov 24, 2012 EST
I normally like products, but I like to see the face behind the shop too - so whichever works for You.
I click on the interesting ones, no matter is it a person or product.
There's the branding aspect too- it's good to have one image ppl recognize (ok, don't listen to me on that one :D) and it helps with branding, so whatever You upload, choose wisely :)
Posted at 12:41 am Nov 24, 2012 EST