When I first opened up my complimentary HIP Media Kit options, I was blown away. There are a ton of options, they’re incredibly easy to put together… and they’re a heck of a lot better than whatever I threw together for myself months ago. So I opted for something a little more sleek. With such an array of styles to choose from, I think I will make another, just to print and carry with me at my blogger conference next week!
But before we go there… what’s a media kit?
It’s your digital representation. Your more-than-a-résumé. It’s how you will sell your brand, your purpose. Yourself. Your media kit is you. Every blogger needs a media kit to show what you have to offer them and how they can benefit by working with you. This is my voice- giving me the power to show larger companies I have influence.
So… I tried my hand at making my own:
It worked, but it didn’t work. You know what I mean? I wanted to convey more than numbers and words jumbled together. This is more than a dolled-up résumé. This is a representation of my social media status. This is why I should be hired for more posts and can offer more to companies looking for ambassadors, brand reps, content creators and PR specialists.
My new media kit is the Elle 3-Page by HIP Media Kits and offers all of my stats, as well as a bit about myself and a place for me to showcase some of my best work- with links to the posts! I love that it’s clean and modern, but still fun and stylish. A bit of class for this rambling mom of two!
There are other single page options, too… which I’ll be utilizing for my trip to NYC this weekend for SoFabUOTR. A nice single page media kit! Sounds so much more sophisticated than résumé… and it really is so much more. With the option to just open my site and see what I do, this is just a teaser with some numbers, contact info and splash of flare. I also carry my business cards with me… which reminds me- I need to pack a blogger bag!
So, what goes into your media kit?
5 Things to DEFINITELY include:
1. Your contact info
2. Your social media reach
3. The services you offer
4. A little about you
5. Highlight brands/companies you’ve worked with
Check out what HIP Media Kits can offer you, and create one for your personal brand using just Word. No, really. It’s that simple. The format is there; just add your content, photos and hyperlinks to make it your own!
Which media kit do you love- or are you like me, and you want them all?! What did you include in your kit?
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