If you follow me on my Instagram, you will know I have shared my media kit before. When I asked my followers if they knew what a media kit was, alot of people said no. And when I look back to when I re-started my blog in July, I had no idea either. I remember finding a post about media kits at the time, and found it was so helpful to have a post that broke it down for me and explained in detail what it was.
A media kit is a portfolio type document that represents you and your blog. It’s something you use to sell yourself to brands. It’s important that your media kit is professional and sleek. And It should have all of the relevant information a brand might need to know about your site.
Be sure to keep reading as there is a freebie at the end of this post that I know you will be interested in!
Media kits aren’t just used by bloggers but by other social media influencers too. They can be used for any type of online platform, but their main use is to be shared with brands to encourage them to work with you. They’re a great way to showcase and sort of show off all of the hard work you’ve been putting into your website.
WHAT SHOULD IT INCLUDE?
Media kits should include all of the relevant information that a brand would want to know about you. So you should think about including:
– Your name & contact information (email, socials etc)
– A little information about your and your website (such as the date you started etc)
– Your website/socials stats (such as follower counts, monthly views and visitor numbers)
– Previous brand work (what brands have you worked with in the past?)
There really are no limits or right or wrong at what you should include. If you don’t have any previous brand work you could list, perhaps include some of your own product photos you’ve taken in the past. You can tailor this document to make it more you.
Make sure that the language used in your media kit is clear and concise. Be sure to check it for spelling and grammar mistakes, as this is something that might put off brands if they see small errors like those.
HOW SHOULD IT LOOK?
Media kits should look sleek and professional. I would suggest sticking to the same branding and colour scheme as your website. One thing that makes you stand out from the rest is sticking to one branding image. This helps the brand to know that you are serious about your blog and that you are a professional. Be sure to add your logo on there too!
Here is an example media kit. Not all media kits need to look the same, you can put your own spin on it to make it you. And as I said, it needs to fit you and your brand. Typically media kits are one or two pages. I’d suggest not going over 2, as its most likely the brand wont read that last page. Thats why it’s important that you get all of the relevant information on there. They will only read the parts they want to know about.
FREE MEDIA KIT
So for my followers today I am giving away the media kit template you see above for FREE! Yes you read that correctly. For FREE! All you have to do is sign up to my mailing list and the instructions on how to receive your free media kit will be delivered to your email inbox.
Simply go to my home page, find the sign up form. Fill it in and wait! And thats it. The link will then take you to Canva where you can personalise the media kit to you!