YouTube Thumbnail Design may feel like a superficial topic – but there’s more to it than meets the eye.

The thumbnails you use for your videos have one job – to grab someone’s attention.

There are lots of tactics for this, but one tip that I’ve seen widely recommended is to use a human face in your thumbnail.

Like this:

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Here’s the dealio – a few years ago I read this post from Matt over at MoneyLab – it has a handful of suggestions for improving your YouTube reach.

I was able to follow along with most of them – and actually wrote up my own blog post as I implemented his recommendations.

But the thumbnail one eluded me – because I didn’t have an easy way to remove the background from images.

Until now.

Lemme show you how:

Pretty useful, eh?

Here’s the link to the site I use to remove the backgrounds >>

And here’s Pixlr, the free site I use for photo editing >>

Listen, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no designer.

So the magical ability to add my mug into images I create isn’t going to fix that overnight – but, in the right hands this tactic can be really useful.

Hope you found it valuable – take care.