How To Build A Media Kit For Your Blog

Over a month ago I finally built my Media Kit. I started at 8/9 am and didn’t finish until 10 o’clock that evening (of course there were scattered breaks in between), a lot of hard work went into it. I had no idea where to start, I couldn’t find any information on building a Media Kit that related to The Bewitchin’ Kitchen’s theme and what I wanted to show I offer. So that is why I am posting this. I had a hard time, so I know there are others having difficulty as well and I hope this post will help you.
Getting Started
This was my biggest challenge, I had no idea on how or where to start. So I flipped roles and looked at it from a company’s perspective, what would I want to know? This is what I came up with:

  • Information about the blog and what their stats are
  • Experience and reputation
  • Policies and procedures (what to expect and what they expect from me)
  • How much is this going to cost me

Once I had an idea on what I thought I should be addressing, I had to figure out what I wanted to state in each section:

Information: Have information about the history of your blog, how did it start, when, what is it about? Include your blogging statistics: followers, subscribes, Facebook Fans, Twitter, Google Page Rank, Alexa rating, etc. Don’t forget to write a little information about yourself and how the company can get in contact with you.

Experience and Reputation: List companies you have worked with (and include a link or two so the company can see what your style is). Every once in a while ask a company that you have worked with to write you a short testimonial and post them on your media kit, they’re great references.

Policies and Procedures: It’s great to be clear on what your expectations are from the beginning and what the company can expect from you, so there no surprises later on, which could hurt your relationship with the company you work with.
Costs:If you have advertising rates or charge for any service that you may provide. State it! Not only  will this save you (and the person you are about to work with) time but there is also clarity from the beginning.

Putting It All Together
This is what took me the most time to do. You want your Media Kit to not only be eye catching and memorable but you want it to look professional as well.
  • Keep it organized: I think this is pretty self explanatory.
  • Add your blog logo: Not only does this make your Media Kit visually stimulating, but it gives it a professional look.
  • Don’t over do it: Keep it clean and simple. When you look it over, you want your eyes to glide smoothly over the document.
  • When it doubt, leave it out: If you’re second guessing putting something in, just leave it out. It probably isn’t important to the company
It’s hard to put together a Media Kit for a blog without a visual guide. That is why after a lot of thought, I have decided to post samples of my Media Kit. I take a lot of pride in my Media Kit and was hesitant about post it at first, because of copyright reasons. I feel that my Media Kit is personal, and I would hate for it to be duplicated.
That’s why before I share I would like to state that my Media Kit is copyrighted and if you would like to share it or want to use it for your personal use that you contact me first. Unauthorized use of The Bewitchin’ Kitchen’s Media Kit is prohibited.
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Don’t forget to update your Media Kit, as your blogging stats, events and even rates will change with time. I update my Media Kit the first of every month.

I hope this guide helped you, and if you liked it don’t forget to share it. If you would like to feature this post on your blog (as a guest post) or you’re interested in having me build your media kit for you, feel free to contact me

 

Comments

  1. Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN says

    This is great! I hope I can reach a status of needing a media kit one day! You are awesome at blogging! keep up the good work!!

  2. Uncreative Mommy says

    I have to say, Im glad you posted this. When you posted your media kit a few weeks ago, I saw that and was instantly inspired to make mine better (since it was only about a paragraph) and now I am proud of mine. Don’t worry, I didn’t copy yours, it was just inspiring!!! Thank you!!

  3. {swank}mama says

    Thanks for posting this! Now I have to get started on my own Media Kit.

    PS: Congrats on your upcoming arrival! I’m expecting my 2nd in June 2012 :)

  4. Melissa Say What? says

    Wow! You’ve really done a great job! Thanks for sharing your work. I’m not quite ready for a media kit yet, but I hope to be by April at the latest. I love your blog design, too!

  5. Linda R. says

    Great job. Thanks for sharing. I’m not ready for a media kit but when I am I will definitely follow your example.

  6. The Lovely Mrs. P says

    Hi Randa, Stopping by to let you know I featured your Media Kit on Made in a Day! Thanks for letting me know how this was done! I would love it if you link something else up today!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

  7. says

    Very cool post! I don’t have the faintest idea about these media kits but it seems to me if I don;t get one, I’ll be missing the boat on a lot of opportunities. Thanks a lot for sharing yours with us. Not a lot of people would do that and it’s very much appreciated!

  8. ~ The Country Mouse ~ says

    Your media kit looks fantastic. Great job indeed. What do you charge for putting one together?

  9. Lisa Marie Fletcher says

    Thanks for the great advice! This is something I’m working on right now. love seeing the visual – perfect!

  10. Kelly @ City Mom says

    Wow! This is amazing! It is so generous and helpful of you to share this information. Thank you in advance for the info as I plan to use it when I’m ready to put my kit together.

  11. Cheryl says

    Great tips! I really need to make one of those. First, I really should find some extra hours in the day. Hmmm.

  12. Rachel says

    Great kit Randa. I love all the added images. The time you put into shows how much dedication you have to your business!

  13. Tammy says

    WOW you did a wonderful job! I flipped roles too when doing mine! Great tip for anyone trying to get work! @inRdream

  14. Kathryn Lavallee says

    Gorgeous job! There’s nothing better than having your media kit all done and then getting that satisfied feeling when somebody asks for it and you’re all ready!

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