Whether you’re a professional model or just a regular person looking to make their social media profiles more appealing, chances are there are a few things you can do to get the job done. Having a nice looking profile on sites like Facebook and Twitter can help you make more friends and, if nothing else, it’s a great boost in confidence. Plus, why would you purposefully make the decision to keep a bland profile when you could have one that matches your awesomeness? If you’re looking for ways to spice up your social media presence a bit, start with the following four steps to a better social media profile:
1. New Cover Photo or Header
On Facebook, you have cover photos, and on Twitter, you have headers, but they’re essentially the same thing – that big picture that goes on the background of your profile. One of the most noticeable ways to customize your page is to add a Twitter header template or predesigned Facebook cover photo. You can also use a resizing tool to change any image you’d like into the appropriate dimensions so that it can be uploaded as your header or cover photo. Other than your primary profile pictures, these are the main images people will see, so be sure to spend some time choosing something good.
2. Add More Friends and Like More Pages
Depending on your settings, people may be able to see how many friends you have and/or which friends and followers you have. Having more friends will not only make you appear to be more popular when someone looks at your profile, it will also expand your networking capabilities and give you a more diverse feed to scroll through and interact with. Of course, people may also be able to see which pages you’ve liked, so if you want to make your personality and preferences known, don’t hesitate to spend a little while updating that aspect of your profile as well.
3. Upload More Pictures
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so uploading an album is a lot like sharing a book about your life. Help people get to know you and backup all your good photos online by uploading them to your social media profiles. Editing and sharing pictures can also be a fun activity in and of itself. Be sure to tag your friends and family when you upload new pics to encourage people to comment on them. Having a decent amount of pictures on your profile can mean the difference between having a friend request rejected or accepted. Many people get the impression that you’re not a real person if you only have a few pics in your profile.
Spend Some Time on Your Bio
In closing, aside from aesthetics don’t forget to focus on the text content of your profile as well. A detailed and well-written profile bio is not only more entertaining than a blank canvas, it also helps others learn more about who you are.