I can’t believe I’d never thought of this before — it’s SO OBVIOUS!

You already know that you can use Twitter to promote events and build your community – but here’s a tip I learned from Scott Allen that you’ll just LOVE.

Use your Twitter background to promote an event or a contest or sweepstakes — whatever you have going on!

Look at what Scott Allen is doing to promote his latest webinar series!

Twitter backgrounds are super easy to change — the biggest challenge you’ll have is making sure that your graphic doesn’t get cut off by the main Twitter stream.

Here is a quick list of resources from the post:

  • MyTweetSpace: MyTweetSpace is one of the simplest ways to create a Twitter background with minimal effort. It allows users to create badges, add graphics, play with text, and more to create elegant backgrounds and left-hand text columns. You can even log in with Twitter and MyTweetSpace will automatically update your background.
  • TwitterBacks: This website provides a set of templates perfect for creating your ideal Twitter background. The templates come in PSD (Photoshop) form. In fact, my Twitter account utilizes a TwitterBack template as the basis for my design. Can you guess which one?
  • TweetStyle: TweetStyle offers free background templates, custom Twitter backgrounds, and a few useful blog posts on the subject of the backdrop.
  • Free Twitter Designer: This handy little app provides an easy-to-use image editor to help you create a professional-looking theme.
  • TwitBacks: This is another tool for creating backgrounds. This one specializes in left-hand column-based backgrounds.
  • TwitterGallery: TwitterGallery is a directory of themes based on color and category. You can even click the install? button under any theme, log into Twitter, and poof! your background is ready.
  • Peekr: If you stumble across a great Twitter background and want to take a quick look at it in its pure form, the Peekr bookmarklet is the way to go. Click on the bookmarklet once to show only the background, and press it again to bring everything back to normal.