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SelfMade: The secret to becoming Insta-famous?

Oct 18, 2017

Take your Instagram to the next level

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try—whether you use VSCO, Foodie, Darkroom or Facetune—your snaps just don't look good. The art of posing, flatlays and the like aren't for everyone after all. Otherwise, we'd all be Instagram famous for a living (check out our top #legend100hk influencers here). 

Many celebrities and influencers, not only have their own glam squad, but professional photographers and equipment to make sure everything on their feed is well and truly #lit. Enter SelfMade—an app, which sends off your photos and desired changes to a team of professional photo editors who will send them back looking 100% 'grammable. The editing can take as little as a few minutes to a day depending on how complicated the request is. 

The app was inspired by CEO Brian Schechter's previous dating app HowAboutWe, where many members could have benefited with help on their profile pictures. Yes, we hear you. There have been similar apps like this before (mainly targeted towards selfies and retouching) but what truly sets SelfMade apart is that they'll also help you with your branding—through visual mood boards, making sure all your photos are being edited to fit your style and even suggestions on the best order and time to post. It makes sense, then, why Schechter is charging $49.99 a month for their starter package (inclusive of 12 edits) as they're currently targeting businesses and professionals. 

There are plans to offer packages for more casuals users—but if you're really serious about becoming the next 'internet celebrity', there's no time like the present. Best get yourself on that waitlist then:

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