How To Create An OnlyFans Header 2022
Updated: Apr 23
You know the saying... "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." Due to some of the shortcomings of the OnlyFans platform, this statement has never been more applicable to your OnlyFans header.
The header you create for your OnlyFans page is vitally important. It has to tell the story of your page, and can be a big part of what may cause someone to click... or not click... on your profile. Those clicks lead to subscribers. Those subscribers lead to dollars.
We all know that the search function on OnlyFans is not great, so how are people finding you? You may be sending people directly to your page from other social media, such as Instagram or Twitter. If you're lucky you may end up in the "Suggestions" section of a potential subscriber. That's where your header needs to shine. Your header needs to be impressive enough to cause those click.
Is yours up to the challenge?
It's surprising to me when I browse through OnlyFans to see how many women put little to no thought in creating their OnlyFans header image. I see headers with unidentifiable zoomed in body parts. Headers with chopped off heads or limbs. --Or even header images where you don't even have an idea of what you're looking at!
Think of it like this... Say you're going out to a club tonight. You'd take the time to do your makeup and hair. Find a cute dress. You want to look your best. Right? We'll your OnlyFans header is that. It needs to be you at your best. It's the thing representing your business!
Sound like something you may want to know about? Let's get started!
OnlyFans Header Images Can Be Tricky
The truth is your header image can be a bit tricky to navigate. The sizes are funky, and odds are that cute smelfie you took of yourself with your iPhone may not squeeze into that space looking quite the way you want it to... I get it! On top of that your header image is going to change in dimensions a bit based on where its viewed... desktop vs mobile.
Personally, I think most people are using OnlyFans on their mobile devices, so that's a good baseline size to use for your image.
The image size I am using now for header images is 1462w x 408H (3.58 to 1.)
You can use a 731W x 204H, but I prefer to upscale and my headers larger than needed. The photos I am using for my clients tend to be high resolution and are fine in larger sizes.
OnlyFans seems to change their layout from time to time, so if you are reading this post at some point in the future, please check to see if these details are still accurate.
I personally prefer upsizing my headers... Ultimately your images are smushed down a bit by compression and resizing, it's easier to take a larger image and make it smaller, than a smaller image and blow it up-- which can start to look blurry and pixelated.
If you are using an Iphone or a newer Andriod phone, your mobile device camera certainly has enough pixels to snap a good header, even if you are cropping it down a bit.
Horizontal (Landscape) Vs Portrait Style Header Images?
There is no right answer here. In a pure sense, taking a photo of yourself in a prone position (like the top image in this post) is the easiest and will most likely crop down to include all (or most) of you in your header. Some say it may be the most effective. This type of shot is a little tricky to do by yourself, but if you are rocking a phone stand and are quick enough with a timer to jump into position, or have a friend who may be able to snap a few shots of you, these landscape oriented shots fill the header nicely and a good presentation for your page.
Take a sample shot, and you can re-adjust as needed. Leave a bit of empty space all around for the website cropping that will occur.
Portrait oriented images get a bit more tricky... especially for a single shot. That's where you are going to run into difficulty. An image (like the one below) may have looked cute after you took it with your iPhone, but as a header, it's a "no go."
Portrait style images are ok, though, if used in a mosaic-style header. This arrangement may be a bit trickier for someone just starting out to assemble themselves. Some people prefer the mosaic-style header as it can include multiple images and offer a better representation of what your page is about. I personally like the 3-Up or 4-Up style with OnlyFans headers because it gives the viewer a chance to see of few different photos of creator.