2.11.2014

Media Kit Mayhem

Just the phrase "media kit" scares the crap out of me. I have said numerous times before that I am not good with the "behind the scenes" stuff for my blog. Pretty much just not good at it. I am learning, little by little, but really though- you don't want to come to me and ask some technical question. I mean I had to have my friend Marisa's husband (who is a tech genius/musical genius) help me with removing the ".blogspot.com" part of my web address! I swear though, I am getting better!!

If your blog is more than just a hobby for you- like you want to make it a small business, want other blogs to sponsor your blog, etc, then you should most definitely think about having a media kit. I am at the point with my blog where I can honestly say I need one. With all of the emails I am sending out for freelance work, collaborations, product reviews, its nice to offer my media kit (and makes me feel a little more legit and professional). I could have easily hired someone to make my media kit for me, but honestly, I wanted to actually know how to do it, plus I thought the money that would be spent on a media kit would be best used to sponsor another blog.

Was I intimidated at the thought of making my own media kit? Yes. Did I research and research and research how to do it? Yes. Once I was done making it, did I feel like I could conquer the world? Sadly, yes!

After stalking Pinterest forever and analyzing other people's media kits, I realized that I enjoyed the ones that were plain and simple. Yes, the ones with pictures and swirlies and whatnot were pretty to look at, but at the end of the day the important things are the facts. I wanted mine to be clean, simple, no bells and whistles.

I will share with you which "how to" tutorials I felt were the most helpful, and I will share my final product!

If you are a PicMonkey user like I am, this tutorial is great. This is the one I used the most. It is easy to follow and there aren't too many steps, which I like. I seem to get intimidated by directions that have eighty thousand steps!

This is another great tutorial, also using PicMonkey. This one gives a different setup for your media kit than the previous one. It is also extremely easy to follow!

This tutorial is great because there is a video that goes along with it- kind of helps go through things a little easier than having to read, and re read steps over and over!

Or, you can just head on over to Pinterest. I typed in things like "how to make a blog media kit" or just "media kit for my blog" and there are a lot of results. Browse around, see some examples and figure out what your style is and what you prefer it to look like.

I will say though, make sure you have all of your stats gathered ahead of time. It saves time when you are typing everything up!

Here is my finished product. It's not something I will create a page for on my actual blog (although some people choose to). I will just email it when contacting someone, or obviously email it if requested! Best of luck making yours! And this is something that I can actually help you with, so if you have questions, just shoot me an email!




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6 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this post! Been meaning to make one myself but didn't know how to go about it. Will check pinterest for more ideas!

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  2. Love this! It is so helpful to have a media kit to send out, yet stressful making one. It's the resume of the blogger world! Aren't WE all profesh and cool;)

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  3. I think you're a genius :) I don't know how I'd function without that husband of mine. I'm not ready for this jump yet, but glad you're leading the way, it's awesome! xo

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  4. Looks great! You reminded me that I need to make one. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  5. Ok, so I have made actual media kits (like for magazines) but I have struggled with making mine for my blog. I have spent a lot of time researching and looking at others but I still haven't finished. Some people have multiple pages, some people just have 1 page. It is very confusing! I am considering doing a 1 sheet and a regular media kit, depending on the situation. Yours looks great. Maybe I will FINALLY be able to finish…

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  6. I'm like Nikki - I've made "real" media kits for different events and companies but I never know what to put in my own to make it look right to me haha Pinterest it is! I need research what the blogger world expects in this area! Thanks for the tips!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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