Master the Art of Creating LinkedIn Backgrounds
Your LinkedIn background is major real estate. More than ever, we are a visual society. Right now, LinkedIn Premium members have the ability to choose a background image provided by LinkedIn or uploading a background of their own, and freebie members only have the option of uploading a background of their own.
What an incredible way to visually engage any professional that views your profile. And what an incredible addition to the already available addition of integrating multi-media and your very own blogging platform! The LinkedIn profile has quickly become a digital personal branding platform.
Enough gushing… back to the background images.
There are new tools coming out regularly to help you with your background image. These are 3 of my favorites:
- www.Linkedinbackground.com is the first LinkedIn Background website. Categories include Abstract, Nature, Urban, Business, and Corporate. Simply choose the background, save it, then upload it!
- www.picmonkey.com allows you to edit, touch-up, design, and even make your own collage. Just set the dimensions to 1400 X 425 pixels then choose images that represent your company or personal brand.
- www.photofunia.com provides hundreds of free photo filters, frames, photo collages and effects for your photos.
The proper size is 1400 X 425 pixels; however only 1040 X 110 pixels is visible. Go to the summary section of my profile for a template of visibility.
Let me know what you think of these helpful tools.
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