Facebook cover photos – inspiration small biz style

by on March 29, 2012

Well, we are just a couple of days away from the official roll-out of the new Facebook design. The biggest change by far is how pages will look and this all revolves around the piece de resistance – the Facebook cover photo.

If you’re feeling really overwhelmed at the idea of a cover photo, don’t sweat it. The easiest option is simply to put up an image. An image is worth a thousand words and for many small businesses is a perfectly acceptable (and lovely!) option.

Don’t be afraid to give yourself the time to think it through a bit more. Notice what other pages are doing and brainstorm ideas.  No sense in getting a designer involved, or putting in the work yourself, until you’re sure what you want up there. Check out this post for some great ideas for how you can use the cover image to your best advantage. And remember, Facebook has some very specific rules for what can go in a cover photo!

The world is not going to end if you don’t get a killer cover photo up right away. I myself really haven’t had the time to think it through yet, so I’ve just grabbed an image off my homepage for now.

On to the inspiration! Get those creative juices flowing and check out what other small business owners are doing on their Facebook pages.

As you’ll see, the cover photo doesn’t have to be complicated to look fantastic!

Trash N2 Tees

Banjara Imports

Superior Business Management Solutions

Indigo Star Jewellery

Dig Yardscapes

Stafford Street Hot Yoga

Olga Ottens Creative Woman

Be Irresistible Online


Simplicity – Simple Small Business Solutions

Changemakers Toolbox

If you’re like me – lack artistic abilities and shudder whenever you hear the word Photoshop 🙂 – let someone else step in to help. My friend Karen Gunton is offering Facebook cover photo designs for $30 – a steal! Click here to get all the details.

How have you dealt with this whole Facebook cover photo image? Leave a link to your Facebook page in the comments so we can check out what you’ve done.

Comments, likes and tweets are always appreciated! Did I mention that I LOVE your feedback?

Image source: digitalart / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Jenelle @ TrashN2Tees March 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Thanks Martina for including the TrashN2Tees Facebook page! I love that fb is now giving us so much ground to work with now. My tip for everyone is take advantage of the real estate & try to integrate your logo/slogan/sample of your product!


Martina April 2, 2012 at 9:35 am

Great tip Jenelle! Thanks 🙂


Derek Ing March 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Thanks for including us Martina!


Martina April 2, 2012 at 9:35 am

My pleasure Derek!


Megan April 25, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I love the examples, but some of the cover photos above violate Facebook’s T&C’s… just FYI
Megan recently posted..Batman HATES when you check in on Foursquare…


Martina May 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

Thanks Megan! If you could elaborate on the T&C’s in question, that would be great.


Ekaterina April 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

Thanks, Martina. Just worked on mine this morning.


Martina May 2, 2012 at 9:33 am

Awesome! Looking good 🙂


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