How to Make a Media Kit

How to Make a Media Kit and what to include!

I have been meaning to make a media kit for years. I finally put my lazy butt on house arrest until I finished one. Today I am going to show you how to make a media kit and how to make it stand out!

The best way to set yourself up for success when reaching out to a brand is to have your media kit ready. Prove you are worth a company’s time by selling yourself in a 1-2 page summary.

Your media kit should have:

+ Logo

+ Headshot

+ Purpose of your blog

+ Short bio about yourself

+ Website traffic numbers

+ Social Media following

+ List of brands you have worked with

+ Services provided

+ Contact information

Think of your media kit as your resume: you want to sell yourself + stand out from the crowd.

Don’t skimp on the details. It’s going to take some time to think about your blog’s purpose and the message you want to convey to the reader.

Finally, you’ll want your media kit to look professional. Sometimes, you don’t have the time nor the energy to make a kit on your own. The one I made for Pink on the Cheek was done with Hip Media Templates.  Get this – no Photoshop skills needed. It was all done on Microsoft Word!

It can’t get easier than that. Check out the shop here and pick out your favorite design…all for less than $25.

Now set a calendar date to make your fancy media kit. Your blog is worth it!

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31 Comments

  1. Lee Anne Benjamin wrote:

    i need to bookmark this for later! Your media kit looks amazing!
    xoxo

    Lee Anne

    http://www.lifeinatx.com/

    Posted 5.5.15 Reply
  2. Susannah wrote:

    This is on my to-do list! I think you’ve inspired me to actually get it done today!

    Posted 5.5.15 Reply
    • Kim Mason-Seibert wrote:

      Thank you for this great information!

      Posted 5.6.15 Reply
      • Lauren wrote:

        You are very welcome!

        Posted 5.7.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Go for it! I am so glad I have it handy now!

      Posted 5.7.15 Reply
  3. Erin wrote:

    Thanks for sharing, this is awesome! Definitely one of the things I need to accomplish this summer!

    Posted 5.5.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Mark it off your list, girl!

      Posted 5.7.15 Reply
    • Tausha wrote:

      Oh my gosh!! I’ve been meaning to do this! Okay, SO:1. Can you redo it every month after you purchase it, or is it a 1time thing?
      2. once you edit everything – do you just sent that to people interested? Or can you share the entire thing on the ‘sponsor’ portion of your blog?!

      Posted 5.20.15 Reply
      • Lauren wrote:

        Nope, the template is yours to keep forever. That way if you numbers change or you want to update it, you never have to pay a designer! You can upload it to your blog as a PDF to share on the advertising page.

        Posted 5.20.15 Reply
  4. MrsMuffinTop © wrote:

    Fantastic! Thank you, I’ve been meaning to get this done!!

    Posted 5.5.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      LOL it was hard to just make the time to knock it out 🙂

      Posted 5.7.15 Reply
    • I really need to put one of these together soon so thank you for the tips!

      Posted 6.13.15 Reply
  5. Nikki wrote:

    Ooh, love this post! I definitely need to work on one.

    Posted 5.5.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      It’s so easy to edit. The hardest part is just sitting down and actually doing it.

      Posted 5.7.15 Reply
  6. Kayla Cruz wrote:

    LOVE THIS! On my to-do list for the month!

    Posted 5.5.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Awesome! You will so good when you get it out of the way. It’s me haunting me!!

      Posted 5.7.15 Reply
    • I love how sleek and professional yours looks! I’ve been meaning to start one forever but still haven’t gotten around to it. This is so my weekend project now!

      Posted 8.1.15 Reply
      • Lauren wrote:

        Thank you Shannon. I owe it all to the layout 🙂 It honestly took more time to think about my blog than actually design the media kit. Get ready to brainstorm on what you want your blog to convey.

        Posted 8.1.15 Reply
  7. Definitely pinning this. Been wanting to create one but wasnt sure how to start it.

    Posted 5.5.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Do it now! It took me under a hour!

      Posted 5.7.15 Reply
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      Posted 9.28.15 Reply
  8. Jackie wrote:

    Really great post! I’ve been looking into Media kits lately so this post is perfect timing for me 🙂

    Posted 5.5.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      It’s so great. When you have the template you can edit whenever you want. You don’t have to pay a design to make the changes!

      Posted 5.7.15 Reply
    • Mona Cristo wrote:

      Thank you for sharing
      http://www.monacristo.com

      Posted 11.2.15 Reply
  9. Christine Mudryk Martin wrote:

    I literally just pinned the media kits over at HIP Media Kits and then I came to your post! Crazy! They look so fabulous! I’m starting to formulate mine in my head and I think I’ll go with this layout! Thanks for sharing! xox Christine | Amidst the Chaos

    Posted 5.6.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      I loved how simple it was to edit everything. The best thing is you keep the template forever, so you can edit whenever things change!

      Posted 5.7.15 Reply
  10. Jess Beer wrote:

    Awesome info – this has been on my to-do list FOREVER.

    Posted 5.6.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Thanks Jess! I loved that I didn’t have to use Photoshop to edit!

      Posted 5.7.15 Reply
  11. Christine wrote:

    Awesome post! I keep seeing media kits around but wasn’t sure if they were necessary or not but you have convinced me that it is. I’m just not sure if I need one just yet. My website stats aren’t too impressive ha!Thank you for the helpful post!

    Posted 5.7.15 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      I never thought it was necessary, but it was good to have. Now that I made one, I found that more people were asking for one! Great timing, I thought!

      Posted 5.20.15 Reply