More than likely you already have a Twitter Background. But if you don’t, or if you are tired of the one you have, or perhaps things are slow and you were already considering a new splash of paint for that dated profile, perhaps it is time to spruce things up. But even especially for those of you Small Business owners that may not even have a website, trust me it will be worth your time to consider this DIY project, as you can quickly create a Twitter account with a unique theme, and most importantly get it done at no cost to you.
Now for those of you that are not artistically inclined, don’t worry you don’t need Photoshop to get this done. Google purchased a photo editing website that anyone will tell you was a good find, as it is very user friendly, and gets the job done. I am of course speaking of Picnik. Picnik is going to close down in April, but before they do they are offering their premium features at no cost to you until they transition over to Google. Which means that you can make your own social background for Free.
Step one. Go check out http://picnik.com.
Step two. Pick a background which can easily be done by searching for an image that is specific to your business model. Do you own a pet fish store? Go find a fish tank background image. Now resize the image to whatever size you wish in Picnik. Then add a text box to the left of the image, and add your contact information, or any other content, and you are on your way.
Step three. Do some editing until you really create something you really like. Then just copy your final draft as a background when logged into your Twitter settings. Experiment till you find something you really like. After all, it can be fun and productive.
Obviously as you can tell I did not get a four year degree in graphic art design, as all of the images used for this blog update are just quick mock ups done using Picnik. But if you take this task seriously and really mold your theme seamlessly into your existing small business model, it could turn out to actually help your business build a brand. And in this day and age that is worth it all by itself.
Check out this story explaining the Picnik close. http://mashable.com/2012/01/20/google-shuts-down-picnik/ From this article, there appears to be some negative comments related to this closing, but I trust Google won’t drop the ball with enhancing this already very user friendly app. I cant wait to see what new additions are in store.
Perhaps you are looking for other free paint app’s. Try Paint. You can install that app for free at http://getpaint.net and it is pretty user friendly as well. Be sure to comment below on which application is your go to option. And if you need assistance with anything just reach out to me by bookmarking, signing up for my email updates, or just getting social. Either way, good luck enhancing your profile.