How to Make Zoom Backgrounds with MidJourney AI

During the pandemic, pretty much everyone started using Zoom to communicate with others. One of the big issues with chatting in video is that people can see where you are! If you have a messy kitchen behind you, it doesn’t give the best impression. That’s why more and more people are using Zoom backgrounds, which you can create with MidJourney.

How to Create Zoom Backgrounds with MidJourney AI

First, decide what type of Zoom background you want to create with MidJourney AI. You may choose from fantasy, realistic, office, outdoors, etc. Next, enter your prompt into the MidJourney Discord and upsize the chosen result to max. You’ll want an aspect ratio of 16:9 for your background so it won’t leave bars on the sides.

Choose Your Zoom Background Theme

This is the fun part of creating a background for your video chat. What do you want to portray? This will probably depend on who you’re talking to and why you’re on Zoom, but here are a few ideas:

Business-type Settings

If you’re working from home, doing a Zoom call or interview with a client, you’ll probably want to keep things professional. For this type of background, consider one of the following:

  • Bookshelves
  • A wall with art on it
  • A pleasant window
  • Simple blank wall with a few plants

If you need inspiration, look online for business settings. This should give you a great idea of what to look for.

Home Comfort

Chatting with friends or family or on a more relaxed Zoom meeting, you might want a cozy, homey feel to the background. These can be a lot of fun to design. Try:

  • Living room with a large picture window
  • State-of-the-art kitchen
  • Kid’s room with toys
  • Bedroom wall with photos or art on it
  • Outdoor patio with flowers blooming
  • Cafe corner

Get creative with this one. It’s your chance to have a once-in-a-lifetime kind of show house!

Fun and Kooky

No one ever said you can’t have fun with your Zoom backgrounds! What if you talk to your family while sitting in the Shire or perched on the top of a mountain in Skyrim? MidJourney gives you the opportunity to make just about anything you can imagine. In fact, when I looked at Zoom backgrounds on Etsy, more people had favorited a “spooky house background set” than the more traditional looks.

Ideas to try:

  • Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc. themed backgrounds
  • Fantasy castles and landscapes
  • Giant mushrooms or other items
  • Inside something like a cave, water bottle, etc.
  • Solid backgrounds of your favorite item like jellybeans, rollercoasters, etc.

This is just a lot of fun, so feel free to go crazy with the MidJourney prompts.

Can You Make Money with MidJourney Zoom Backgrounds?

The short answer to this question is yes, you can make money by selling MidJourney Zoom backgrounds.

Adding a Special Touch

While regular Zoom backgrounds may sell, you will tend to do better if you focus on offering something special. What can you provide with a Zoom design?

Personalization is key to standing out in a crowd and providing higher value to your customers. You can offer simple Zoom backgrounds with the person’s logo embossed on them, or you could provide an office wall with a neon sign, etc.

The first thing to consider when personalizing a background is how you’ll do it. While MidJourney allows you to do images, it really sucks at text. That means you need to do any text or logos in another program. I personally suggest using Canva, which is pretty simple, but you can also use Photoshop, Gimp, Photopea, etc. depending on your needs.

Simply adding the logo to someone’s background can immediately ramp up the value so that you can charge more. If you have the process figured out, it’s something that you can do rapidly for each client, just changing out the text or the logo.

Where to Sell Zoom Backgrounds

You can sell Zoom backgrounds that you’ve made on MidJourney on your own website or on an outside website. Marketing is key to success, but you also need to have a product that will stand out in the marketplace.

Sites you may consider for selling Zoom backgrounds include:

You’ll find that the more unique your offerings, the better they sell, but study the market before leaping into it.

You Can Sell MidJourney Zoom Backgrounds

MidJourney is such a great AI program. It’s possible to do a lot with it, but sometimes we forget that the simplest designs can be the best ways to earn money. Why not use it to create your own Zoom background that will impress your clients?

Whether you use the designs for yourself or sell them, AI is a wonderful tool to give you exactly what you need. Let me know how you’re using it in the comments.

How to Make Zoom Backgrounds with MidJourney AI

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