First impressions may not be the be-all and end-all, but they are important. A creator’s Spotlit bio section is one of the first things a potential fan will see when they come across the account. Your bio can influence whether or not a fan chooses to subscribe, so it’s important to put your best foot forward. Whether you’re a new creator or you have been on Spotlit for a while, here are some Spotlit bio ideas to make this section work for you.
What is a Spotlit Bio?
No matter a creator’s subscription price or privacy settings, if non-subscriber click on the profile they will be able to see at least three things: profile picture, cover photo, and bio section. Your About section, or Spotlit bio, is a short written introduction to your channel.
Writing something for your Bio section is optional but recommended. The character limit is 160 but some people won’t read that far, so try to get to the point in your first few sentences. If you have set your profile to fully private, text from your bio section will typically show up when someone finds your page on Google. Search engines usually show up to 160 characters in their previews, so bear this in mind as well.
Let potential subscribers know what to expect
One of the main functions of your Spotlit Bio is to let potential subscribers know what to expect from your page. You should briefly and engagingly describe what kind of content you will be posting on your Spotlit account. This isn’t only an excellent opportunity to make a “sales pitch”, but it also prevents subscribers from getting disappointed if your content is different from what they expected. This is especially important for creators with a subscription price. When a fan pays to subscribe to your content they are taking a leap of faith that they will like it. You don’t need to get bogged down with the details, but if you give an accurate idea of what kind of content you plan on posting, then there will be less risk of fans unsubscribing after only a short time because your content didn’t match their expectations
Different fans have different motivations for following you on Spotlit. Some will be primarily interested in seeing your content, some will want to get to know you as a person, and some loyal fans will want both! Your About section is your chance to introduce yourself to fans who want to know more about you. You could put your hobbies, achievements you are most proud of, your favorite books and films, or your location. You can use this section to personalize your account and make it yours.
Keep it clean
Unlike some other social media platforms, Spotlit is a place where you can post without censorship. You can post whatever content you like on your feed as long as it doesn’t violate our Terms of Service. That being said, your profile picture, cover photo and About section are visible to non-subscribers. Because of this, you should keep these images non-explicit and your Spotlit bio free from profanity.
Get off to a good start
If you’re a new creator, choosing what to say in your About section is just one thing to think about when getting your account off to a good start. Read our posts on how to launch your Spotlit account with a bang and ten things you should know when you sign up to Spotlit for more ideas and tips.