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How I used AI to create my LinkedIn headshot

In today’s newsletter, I will share how I created my latest LinkedIn headshot and why using AI was so helpful. By following these steps, you can avoid wasting hours of your time in a professional studio and the expense that goes with it.

In sales, your professional image is crucial. If you use LinkedIn to prospect, your headshot is the first thing prospects will see when you connect with them. That’s why having a professional headshot is critical.

However, shooting a professional headshot is a time-consuming and expensive process. It involves picking the right studio, traveling to the shoot, striking poses, and selecting the right picture. It’s a process most people would rather skip.

Here’s how you can do it for $49 and around 10 minutes:

Step 1: Go to Secta

Secta is an AI tool that can turn your existing selfies into hundreds of professional headshots in less than an hour. With Secta, you won’t need to select a suit, do your hair, or travel to a professional studio.

To get started, simply visit Secta, follow the instructions, and generate hundreds of different selfies of yourself, just like the ones shown here:

Gallery view

Step 2: Upload 25 different selfies

Browse through the pictures on your phone to find selfies. Don’t worry if they don’t look professional, the AI will generate different variations, all with professional setups.

If you don’t have enough selfies, pick a few with different angles and lighting. I’m not a big selfie person, so I took around 10 while walking in my office.

Step 3: Pick your final picture

After submitting 25 pictures, the AI will use the Stable Diffusion model to create 300 variations. Therefore, it’s crucial to pick selfies with different lighting, clothes, and angles to make sure more variations can be generated by the AI.

Secta generates 300 variations because some of them may look odd or be unsuccessful, like the examples below:

Fail 1
Fail 2
Fail 3

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But some of them are actually great, like the one I picked as my LinkedIn headshot:

LinkedIn Headshot

And this is how you can use AI to save hours of your time, for $49 only. Just go to Secta and give it a try.

Hope this helps.



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