Creating A Great Twitter Header Shouldn’t Take Weeks. Here’s How To Design One In Under An Hour

Michelle Mac
5 min readSep 14, 2022

When you’re done reading this, you’ll know exactly how to design a captivating Twitter header in under an hour without any design experience.

Once you’ve mastered this you’ll be able to design a Twitter header that:

  • Looks like it was professionally designed
  • Drives more followers
  • Encourages people to buy your product or service
  • Makes people want to subscribe to your newsletter

Most people don’t use their Twitter header to its fullest potential because they think designing a proper one takes a lot of time and money.

In reality, you can design a great Twitter header in under an hour with the right process. Here it is, step by step:

Step 1: Identify 1 Goal For Your Twitter Header (10 mins)

Having 1 clear goal for your Twitter header is crucial. This ensures your design is simple and focused.

Spend 5–10 minutes brainstorming what you want to use this valuable real estate to promote.

Here are the most common examples:

  • Promote your newsletter
  • Sell your new book/digital product/course
  • Show people why they should follow you
  • Promote your YouTube/Twitch channel
  • Promote your web design service

Once you’ve picked one strong goal for your Twitter header, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Step 2: Gather Inspiration From Other Twitter Profiles (15 mins)

Finding inspiration from others is the secret sauce for designing a great Twitter header.

You may be sick of me saying it and sick of seeing it online but you don’t need original ideas to be successful.

Michelle Mac

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