Is your Christian band giving away free downloads of your music? Most bands are doing this from the band website. But did you know that you can give away free music downloads using your Facebook Timeline photo?
Step One – Create a new cover photo
Create a new cover photo using whatever programs you normally use to create an image such as Photoshop, Gimp and Inkscape, etc.
Here’s what Facebook says are the best dimensions for your page’s cover photo:
• Displays at 828 pixels wide by 315 pixels tall on your Page on computers and 640 pixels wide by 360 pixels tall on smartphones
• Doesn’t display on feature phones
• Must be at least 399 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall
• Loads fastest as an sRGB JPG file that’s 851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall and less than 100 kilobytes
• For profile pictures and cover photos with your logo or text, you may get a better result by using a PNG file.
Remember to leave room for your profile picture. On an 851 x 315 pixel image the profile picture is 160 x 160 pixels. It displays at 16px from the left and 176px from the top.
Your entire new photo will be ‘clickable’. So, say something like “CLICK HERE to get 3 FREE music downloads” anywhere on the new photo. Call out the freebie by placing a shape behind it, to make it more noticeable.
Here’s our new cover photo – notice the shape and the “CLICK HERE” text:
Step Two – Add the New Cover Photo to the Bands Facebook Page
Click on the change cover icon (it looks like a camera) found in the upper left corner of your current photo.
From the dropdown menu choose “Upload Photo”. This will allow you to select and upload your new cover photo.
Step Three – Add a Link to your New Cover Photo
Click on the new photo. This will take you to a page that looks very similar to a photo page on your personal timeline. Click on “Add a Description”.
Now add your description which includes a link to your free music download. Remember to keep it super simple to understand with one clear action that you want your fans to take.
The link we use for Christian Band Help takes fans to our website page where the free download is available. You can send your fans to any page that your free music is available.
Click on “Done Editing” and then close the picture by clicking on the x in the upper right corner.
Now you will be able to hover your cursor over the photo and a box showing your new link will appear.
Done—a quick and easy project to get your music to your fans.
This Facebook hack to get fans free music downloads is just one more step you can take to to create an extraordinary music ministry. This one task is not going to make or break your ministry, but each step you take brings you further down the path of living up to your full potential as a music minister.
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