How to Deal With People Who Rip Off Your Before and After Pictures

Another guest blog post by my man Josh Carter – all around cool dude and one of the best friends a guy could ever ask for.

He’s got an awesome tech tip for you today, but this is just a glimpse of the online Josh Cartermarketing strategies he’ll be sharing at Fitness Business Summit 15.

He’ll show you how to get as many as 15 new clients a week from Facebook! (He’s pretty much a FB guru.)

If you haven’t signed up for FBS15, here’s the link. Be there to hear Josh share all of his secrets.

Until then, check out this trick that you can use right now:

Josh here,

So someone has been using your before and after images without your permission?

That sucks.  Trust me, I know from experience.

It has been happening to me for years now.  The price of always getting awesome results I suppose 🙂

But just how do you know if your before and after images (or any images or content for that matter) are being used unbeknownst to you?

It’s actually pretty easy to find out.

You simply use a cool little extension in your browser and a few clicks later you know exactly where your images are being used and by whom.

I’ll show you exactly what to do in the video below.

Now no one is perfect, and sometimes people screw up or just make bad decisions, so that does not mean we should fly off the handle and attack them.

But here’s the thing, as Bedros says:  Just Be Cool.

If you find out someone is using you images (or articles or whatever) without your permission just be cool.  Let them know that you know and tell them to knock it off.

Similarly if you are using someone else stuff either knowingly or unknowingly and they bring it to your attention just be cool. Take it down and apologize.

So if you come across someone using your images you just send them an email (or have your assistant do it).  Below the video you’ll find a sample email that my assistant sends out to people who swipe and use my images.

Here’s that email for you to use incase someone ever swipes your before and after pictures from your website or social media.

Dear Image User,

It has come to our attention that your website is utilizing “before and after” photos of our clients at YOUR GYM. Said pictures may be seen here:

WEBSITE URL HERE

These photos are the exclusive rights of YOUR GYM and YOUR NAME. While we are flattered you find our clients’ results inspiring, please remove them immediately and cease and desist from using any of our material at once and in the future.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME (or assistant)

That’s it.  It’s that simple.  Just don’t freak out, be cool and all will be well.

Let me know if you have any questions below.

Later,

-Josh