How to get sponsored blog posts (free media kit template )

If you are a beginner blogger, you probably don’t get many emails, if any at all, asking you to promote content. So in today’s post, I will tell you how to get sponsored blog posts. as a beginner blogger. I’ve also included free media kit templates.

Now that you know how to maintain your blog, the next step is getting a sponsored blog posts as a beginner blogger.

It takes preparation.

First, you’ll need something that is known as a media kit. What is a media kit? It’s a summary of your blog, mission, goals, and statistics.

  • A media kit includes:
    An introduction to yourself and a picture: This can be brief. Tell the company who you are and add a professional picture.
  • Your mission/goals for your blog: What do you want to achieve with your blog? What do you blog about? What is your niche? Is there any particular post that you do weekly to draw your audience to your blog?
  • Your audience: Who are they? How old are they? Male/ female? From where are they? You can obtain this information from WordPress stats or Google analytics.
  • Testimonials ( See this post on how to get testimonials)
  • Blog post rates (See this post on how to charge for blog posts)
  • Your statistics: What are your WordPress stats? What’s your unique visitors per month, page views per month, email list? This information you’ll find on your WordPress stats or Google analytics.
    What’s the analytics for your social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc?
  • NOTE: If you fear that your stats are a bit low on one of your accounts then don’t mention it. A media kit is a cv of your blog and you want to showcase your best self.
  • Contact info: Include your name, number, blog address, email and social media.

As a beginner blogger all of these points should be fairly easy to summarize, the only two that may discourage you is your statistics and testimonials.

If you are just starting out, your numbers will not be so impressive. Everyone starts from somewhere. Do not let this discourage you. Instead, you can show how fast your blog is growing, by including “I’ve had this blog for 3 months and my subscription has grown 400%  each moth.’ This shows that your blog has potential.

I have created a professional media kit template for you. You can change the colour. Download it and add your information to it.

Pink Blogger Media Kit

Download the pdf here. Pink Blogger Media Kit

Download word doc here.MEDIA KIT TEMP

Congrats, you have your media kit.

Now that you have completed your media kit, the fun begins.

There are magical places where bloggers and advertisers live happily ever after. It is called blogger affiliate programs.

You sign up to one of the services for free and upload your media kit.

These companies will ask you to select what type of brands you are interested in working with, what type of products you would like to review, how much you charge per blog post, etc.

Once you’ve created your profile, companies browse it and will let you know when they are interested.

In 2014 I was part of a blogger’s group from the UK and received my first sponsored post after a month. I waited until companies contacted me, but you can browse prospective companies you are interested in and send your media kit to them.

Here are some companies you can sign up to:

IZEA

TAPINFLUENCE

Comission Junction

Let me know how it goes!

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For more beginner blogger posts, click here.

Until tomorrow, happy living!
Chantal

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Meet the blogger Jordan Rowland

I announced that I will be introducing a new blogger on my blog every day since many people I’ve came in contact with said they did not have a lot of WordPress friends.

Why not share the love you give on my blog with her blog? You can check her blog out here. A like,comment and follow will bring many smiles 😀 Remember how you felt when someone did it to you? No? Then you should probably read this post if you want to promote your blog on my blog for free. 🙂

And a big thank you to Mr. Militant Negro who offered to then re-blog your post on his blog to even more viewers!

Now *drum rolls please*

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Meet Jordan Roland

  • What’s your blog about?
  •  I’ve been using the Daily Prompt suggestions and giving them my own twist, but I’m not sure what direction I’d like to take. I think my primary focuses would be that of being a college student or writing, but I’m not sure…
  • Would you consider yourself a
    • I’m definitely a beginner blogger, as you can see by my indecision lol
  • What is your vision for your blog?
    • If I can provide any sort of encouragement, empathy, or relatability for someone who needs it, that would be my goal- to get my thoughts and passions out there, but in doing so positively impact the world around me.
  • If your wildest fantasy came true regarding your blog, what would it be?
    • Wow, um, my blog would of course be famous- but for the right reasons, for being known as “that girl who I can relate to, who inspires me to pursue my dreams”.
  • What is your worst fear about blogging?
    • I guess my worst fear would be that this becomes something I use for vain purposes (think of people’s “finstas” solely for ranting) or that it ever discourages someone- including myself.

WILD CARDS

  • If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
    • Visit every zoo in the country. E.v.e.r.y.
  • What is the most annoying habit that other people have?
    • Hopefully this is a rarity amongst the majority, but stopping in the acceleration lane is a habit that I believe needs to be kindly murdered.
  • What skill would you like to master?
    • Drawing for sure- I’ve been drawing since elementary school, but never taken a class for it and would LOVE to learn all I can.
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