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Best OnlyFans Cover Photo Ideas

You may at first think it’s a bit silly that we’re doing a whole article about the best OnlyFans cover photo ideas, but trust us, this is much more important than you think.

Think first about what users see as soon as they are directed to your OnlyFans by clicking on the link you share with them… Exactly, only four things:

– Your profile picture

– Your cover photo

– Your username

– Your bio description

If you want tips to help you with your username and bio description, we have this detailed article for you. But for the first two, stick around because we’ll cover everything in the following paragraphs.

The Importance of your OnlyFans Cover and Profile Picture

So, why is it so important? Well, your OnlyFans cover photo as well as your profile photo are two elements of your Onlyfans page that potential subscribers can see BEFORE they hit that subscribe button.

You want these photos to “convert” the viewer by them clicking on the subscribe button and that’s why your cover photo is an important part of your page.

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What potential subscribers see before they subscribe to your page.

Below are some reasons why your Why OnlyFans Cover Photo is so essential when it comes to getting more followers on social media:

  1. Branding: A cover photo can be used as part of your branding. If you shoot for a consistent image across social media, the same profile photo and cover photos, etc. this will make it easier for potential subscribers to recognize and remember you.
  2. Positive vibes: Most of your subs likely want to feel good and escape from something in their normal/dull life.  If all of your content is upbeat, subs will like this and you can become their “escape” – so to speak.
  3. Content previewIf your page is a paid one. Then potential subs have so far been viewing your content on social media. Your cover photo (as well as your bio) can be like a final preview of the content they can expect to see ONCE they subscribe so anything to build excitement and anticipation for what’s inside your profile helps.
  4. It’s the final step of your sales funnel: The cover photo plays an important role in your funnel, it’s literally the LAST step in a potentially long sales funnel. A potential subscriber is ON YOUR PAGE and this is the last bit of control you have to tip them over the edge and hit that subscribe button RIGHT NOW.

Key points for your OnlyFans cover photo

  • Capture Your niche: We’re all about finding your niche here at OnlyFans guide – use images that showcase your niche/personality and what you have to offer as a content creator. Try to use a photo that can make easy for your potential subscribers to imagine the kind of content they are going to get if they subscribe to your profile.

For example, here you can see some good examples of different niches and how they really give a clear idea to their content related to their niche:

  • Use bring and exciting colors: You want to grab attention so use bright, positive, and exciting colors and lighting (unless you’re in the big-tidy goth gf niche!).
  • Try to take the “photo for it”. We mean, knowing the size of the image that will be used, try to take a photo that fits perfectly for it so you will avoid cutting it and making it look weird. For example, for the profile picture, take a portrait and focus on your face (or the part of the body you prefer if you don’t like to show your face). And for the cover try to take a horizontal picture. It can be laying down on the bed for example.
  • Use high-quality images: This is basic stuff, but blurry or low-quality won’t cut it. You want crisp, sharp, and visually appealing.
  • Always be testing: Try out different cover photos to see if any get you noticeably more subscribers. The fewer people you have clicking on your page, the longer you wanna wait to see if a different photo actually makes a difference.

OnlyFans Cover Photo Specifications

Following are the specifications for the OnlyFans Cover Photo:

  • Sizing: Different from Twitter banners size OnlyFans cover photo dimensions are 1168 x 204. That gives a 5.73 aspect ratio. Your cover photo will be resized on desktop and mobile devices automatically so be sure to keep the main focus of the cover photo right in the center to avoid being cropped on any device.
onlyfans cover photo specs
  • Cannot contain any full nudity: The “Instagram” guidelines apply to your cover (and profile) photos. You can be suggestive & sexy but no full-frontal nudity is allowed.
  • File type: The photo must be submitted as a JPEG or PNG file.
  • No watermarks: OnlyFans reserves the right to remove any cover photos which inadvertently contain copyrighted material, advertising messages, or other text that might adversely affect their appearance.
  • The photo must not be offensive: No profanity, nudity, graphic violence, or other explicit images are strictly prohibited. OnlyFans reserves the right to remove any photos that violate these guidelines. 
  • The file size: Max file size allowed is 10MB (10 megabytes).

OnlyFans Cover Photo Ideas

  • Wide Photos: Since the cover photo is a “landscape” style photo you might wanna use poses where you are elongated, like lying down. This type of photo works well: 
  • Stich 3 or more photos into one: Select 3 or 4 of your best teaser photos and make them into one image using the cover photo specifications. Use Canva to make this image, it’s super easy to do.

Some SFW Cover Examples

Whatever style you choose, just keep in mind to make it visually attractive and let it express your personality clearly.

Choosing the perfect profile picture

We recommend you think of this rule. If your cover picture shows the content you offer, then the profile picture should show the creator herself/himself.

There is only one goal your profile picture should accomplish: Showcase your personality. Your profile picture is your virtual introduction to the world, so it’s important to showcase your personality. Marketing statistics consistently show that genuine and relatable images are more likely to attract and engage users. (And yes, face pictures work better than anything). Choose a profile picture that reflects your unique personality, style, and brand. Smile, show enthusiasm, and let your true self shine through. Authenticity is a powerful tool for building trust and attracting subscribers. Even if you are in the BDSM niche, a dominant sexy smile can be crucial to converting those potential subscribers into real ones!

Investing in high-quality and professional photos is a must… Blurry, pixelated, or poorly lit images can give the impression of unprofessionalism and deter potential subscribers. Consider hiring a professional photographer or using a high-resolution camera to capture sharp and clear images. (An iphone works perfect for this too). A study by Adobe found that images with higher resolution tend to receive more engagement.


If you need some help in the technical part when taking your photos, we have here some complete guides for this, not only for your profile picture but also for any kind of content you wanna make:

Highlight Your Best Features in Both Profile and COVER pictures

Marketing research has shown that emphasizing your best features can lead to higher conversion rates. Consider what sets you apart and makes you appealing to your target audience. If you’re a fitness enthusiast, show off your physique. If you have stunning eyes, make sure they’re a focal point in your picture. However, always remember to maintain a tasteful and respectful approach.

And connecting with what we expleained before about the niches, your profile picture should also align with your niche and target demographic. For example, if you’re in the fitness niche, a picture that showcases your athleticism and dedication would be suitable. In contrast, a more sensual or alluring image may be appropriate if you are creating full explicit content. Knowing your audience and catering to their preferences can significantly impact your conversion rates.

Regularly Update Your Profile and Cover Pictures

Keep your profile and cover pictures fresh and current. Regularly updating your image can create a sense of anticipation and excitement for your subscribers. It also shows that you’re active and engaged on the platform, which can help retain and attract subscribers over time.

Always Test and Analyze!!!

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different profile and cover pictures and see what resonates best with your audience. Use analytics tools provided by OnlyFans to track engagement and conversion rates. Over time, you’ll be able to identify which types of images are most effective in attracting subscribers. Remember that what works for one creator may not work for another, so continuous testing is essential.

Choosing the best profile pictures for your OnlyFans profile is a crucial step in attracting and converting subscribers. By showcasing your personality, using high-quality images, optimizing for mobile, highlighting your best features, considering your niche, regularly updating your picture, and analyzing the results, you can significantly improve your chances of success on the platform. Remember that building an appealing and authentic online presence takes time, so be patient and persistent in your efforts to maximize your OnlyFans subscriber base.


Your profile and cover pictures are the first impressions potential subscribers have of your OnlyFans page. They play a crucial role in convincing viewers to click the subscribe button. These images help build your brand, set the tone for your content, and serve as the final step in your sales funnel.

  • Showcase your niche and personality.
  • Use bright and exciting colors to grab attention.
  • Ensure the image fits perfectly within the specified dimensions.
  • Use high-quality, visually appealing images.
  • Experiment with different cover photos to find what works best for you.

The OnlyFans cover photo should have dimensions of 1168 x 204 pixels, with a 5.73 aspect ratio. It cannot contain full nudity, must be submitted as a JPEG or PNG file, and should not include watermarks, offensive content, or violate copyright guidelines. The maximum file size allowed is 10MB.

Your profile picture should showcase your personality and authenticity. Marketing statistics indicate that genuine and relatable images are more likely to attract and engage users. Invest in high-quality, professional photos, and highlight your best features. Ensure your profile picture aligns with your niche and target demographic.

Regular updates create anticipation and excitement among subscribers, showing your active engagement on the platform. This can help retain and attract subscribers over time. Additionally, always be open to testing and analyzing different pictures to identify what resonates best with your audience, as preferences can vary among creators and niches.

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