SelfMade, the members-only app that brings professional photo editing and social media strategy straight to your phone! Founded by Brian Schechter and Zachary Lloyd with the goal in mind to “ help people express and grow their personal brand on social media.” “Our members’ only app uses AI ad proprietary technology to connect members with professional image editors and social strategist – allowing them to build a powerful brand at an affordable price” The entire idea was to allow individuals the same capabilities with editing tools just like celebrities.
SelfMade doesn’t just apply filters and such as you can currently on Instagram, but they have a set team of professional photo editors! Users of the app will send the professional team, pictures and specify how they want the images to look, then SelfMade will make all of the requested edits usually in about a day or two. If you do not like the edits that were made you have the option to send the current edit back to the team with a new direction for the image. SelfMade as a photo editing app is mainly focused on the Instagram platform and offers schedule planning and posting options for your Instagram profile.
Not only is SelfMade focused on creating beautiful content to target customers but also focused on building each customers brand.
Let’s take a look at the SelfMade Experience…
1.Take our survey
SelfMade really takes the time out to know who their users are and what specific social media growth strategies and goals the user would like to obtain. Getting a clear understanding of this is done by the user filling out a survey to introduce themselves and future goals.
2. Get your strategy
Next, SelfMade team members will create a Mood Board and Strategy Brief that illustrates the user’s goals and direction on how to maintain a cohesive aesthetic profile that social media followers can enjoy.
3. Upgrade your Instapics
After all the hard work is completed, the users are allowed to upload photos through the app and let the professional editing team go to work!
4. Get ongoing support
SelfMade also does a great job in supporting users through their entire experience. There is an option to chat with the creative directors and get any hacks or best practices for users’ social media profile. SelfMade also offers webinars and 1:1 Coaching Sessions for a deeper review of the user’s needs.
SelfMade is not only for business but also targets professionals. There are a few different plans to that SelfMadeoffers that ranges. Below I have a snapshot outlining what all is included in each membership package.
I have personal experience with the SelfMade app for a few months now, and I have to say that it is a pretty helpful app. My company, Esteem Hair signed up for a SelfMade membership when it was still in its beta version. We have never heard of SelfMade before, and so when they reach out to us in an email, we thought that it might be a scam. SelfMade mentioned they seen our Instagram profile and felt that we would be an excellent fit for as a user of their app. Well, I have to say I am glad they found our company profiles out of the billions of profiles that are on Instagram. They have helped with editing our pictures on Instagram especially after we have had a photoshoot. We don’t have to give too much direction on our photos now, but in the beginning, it was a little challenging to get the proper edit we had in mind.
SelfMade is always updating the app keeping the user in mind and allowing users different capabilities to achieve a winning social media aesthetic strategy. I have to admit my small business might be slacking when it comes to using all the features the SelfMade app allows its users (especially since we are paying for this, we can’t let our money go to waste). However, we are still fairly new to them, and they are still a new company building themselves. I really like the webinars they now off to help educate the users in using the app and different tips or trick to enhance users Instagram profile.
Through my research, it was also pointed out by Tech Crunch, the next biggest challenge that SlefMade plans to take on is the advantages of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and image processing technology to automate of their current editing process!
Would you try SelfMade?