Why you should be aware of your reflection when selling online


There’s a very infamous piece of early internet lore where a man was trying to sell a tea kettle online. As the legend goes the man took a picture of the kettle but its well polished surface showed a reflection of the man who appeared to be in a state of undress.

If you’re selling items online a reflection that results in some embarrassment could be the least of your concerns. Sometimes it only takes one piece of personal information for a skilled criminal to use it to their advantage for such crimes as identity theft or burglary.

In order to avoid showing a reflection try using natural light instead of a flash or shooting the object from an angle instead of straight on. Not only will that keep you safer but it will also make the item look more appealing for sale.