I’m unsure if this is the correct category for this, but I thought it was closer than ‘other’ and thought a discussion could be of benefit to new (and perhaps less-new) sellers.
There appears to be somewhat of a split on whether to use a picture of yourself for your profile, probably coming down in favour of yes. It can look professional, it shows openness and builds trust with the customer - I understand all of these points. But what of the adverse?
You can see from my picture that I prefer to use an example of my work - it might draw someone in, thinking ‘what is that?’ and, in my opinion, can give a more professional look than a photo of myself looking awkward (Of course, how well-done the photo is makes a huge difference). On that note, a well-designed logo probably looks even more professional, especially if it encapsulates your field, but I was thinking to keep this simple as a discussion on ‘profile pictures - face or no face?’… what are peoples thoughts on the benefits and drawbacks of each option?