Thanks to my friends at HIP Media Kits for providing their templates for review. As always, the opinions are my own.
Every blogger dreams of the day that they start to earn money. Here's the good news- blogger agencies and networks have made it easy to find opportunities. However, there are times when it makes sense to seek out a partnership with a company and they want all the information about your blog in an easy-to-read format. That's when you need a media kit.
I have to be honest, I've been dragging my feet on putting a media kit together for a year. I know I need to do it. My blogging tribe talks about it all the time, but I just haven't gotten around to designing one. Why? I'm not a graphic designer. I'm a writer. Graphics on my blog take a long time to make because it's not my strength. Putting together a media kit frightens me so I've blown it off. Until now.
I ran across HIP media kits in one of my blogging groups. They've put together a series of templates that make it simple to put together a media kit because they've done all the hard work for you. You don't have to get stuck on what information to include or the design. There are five easy-to-edit templates and they're priced reasonably at $24.99. All you need is Microsoft Word (7 or above) on your PC or Mac and you're ready to go.
How simple are they to edit? If you're familiar with Word, all you do is delete and replace the text. If you're not familiar, no worries. The templates come with instructions on how to edit and save your work. Don't want to do it yourself? For $50, they'll help you out. If you're Photoshop savvy, they'll accommodate you as well for an up-charge. Couldn't be easier.
I was floored at how reasonably priced the templates are and how simple they are to use. They look professional and will help me promote my blog and keep my stats updated all the time (I am a slacker at that as well). I plan to get started on my media kit this week as soon as my blog goes through a theme change. Once I do, I'm going to make a list of companies to target that makes sense for my brand. I'll be sure to share it with all of you once it's done.
Are you ready to check out HIP Media Kits? Take a look at their website here and order one for $24.99 today. Want all of the kits? You can order all of them for $87.46- a savings of 30% for a limited time. What are you waiting for?