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How to Create A Free Media Kit In 5 Minutes

How to Create A Free Media Kit In 5 Minutes

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating A Free Media Kit In Just Five Minutes.

Have you heard the term "media kit"?  Do you know what it is?  Better yet, do you have one?  A few months ago I was chatting to an affiliate manager and they asked if they could send my media kit to the brand.  "Media Kit"?  I thought to myself.  What the heck is that?  The name itself brought to mind images of a complex portfolio made up of many pages and media slides.  It also definitely didn't sound easy to make.

Today I'm going to show you the fastest and easiest way to make a media kit for yourself.  Making this media kit the way I am going to show you will take you only 5 minutes!  And the very best part is that this media kit is completely free!  If you'd like to learn the easy and free way to design a great media kit for yourself, please keep reading.


A media kit is a document that tells people about something you are promoting.  That something could be your blog, your business, your product, or something else.  Media kits vary in length depending on what you are promoting and who you are promoting it to.  Media kits are important because they essentially tell businesses why they should invest any time and money on you.

If you are a blogger, media kits are primarily designed to be given to blog sponsors, brands, and merchants you are an affiliate of.  For example, if you are a blogger and you become an affiliate of a clothing company, you can email your media kit to the company and ask them if they provide free samples or gift credits to bloggers in exchange for review posts.  If you are looking for some awesome merchants to become an affiliate of, you can view some of my favorite merchants that I am an affiliate of  under the page at the top of my site called , My Affiliates.  If you are unfamiliar with how ShareASale works, please see my post called, 5 Ways ShareASale Changed My Life.

Because media kits are designed to highlight the best of what you are promoting, you want to fill them with your most impressive stats.  This could be the number of followers on your most popular social media platforms, your monthly page views, the number of your unique visitors, any awards or features you have won, etc. 

The easiest and quickest way to create a media kit is to use Canva.com.  If you read The Makeup Equation, you know that I absolutely adore Canva.  This company is such a huge blessing for bloggers, I really don't know where I would be without them!  Canva offers just about any form of media template you could need as a blogger, and most of them are free to use.  I use Canva to create blog graphics, infographics, logos, posters, and yes, even my media kit. 

Below I am going to show you exactly how to create a media kit using Canva.  You will be shocked by how easy and quick it is.  When we are done, I will show you my own media kit that I created using Canva.

Let's get started:

1. First, go to Canva.com and create an account if you don't have one already.  It's completely free to join Canva, and most of the media templates are free as well as I already mentioned above.

Once you do this, you will see something that says, "Create a design" at the top of their home page. 

See picture below.

How to Create A Free Media Kit In 5 Minutes

2.  Now, move your mouse over to the box with the "+" sign in it.  Click on it.  This will bring up more designs.  Now scroll down until you get to the section that says, "Blogging & ebooks". 

See picture below for what this section looks like:

How to Create A Free Media Kit In 5 Minutes

3.  Once you get to the section mentioned above, move your mouse over to the template called "Infographic" which you can view in the picture above at the end on the right side.

4.  Once you click on the "Infographic" template, scroll down through the "Layouts" offered on your left side. 

Keep scrolling down until you see the layout in the picture below:

How to Create A Free Media Kit In 5 Minutes

 5.  The grey template with the ladies face in the circle is the media kit layout!  Simply move your mouse over it and click, and it will move into your editing window.

Now all you need to do is edit the layout to contain your own stuff.  You can upload pictures by clicking "Uploads" on the left side.  Once you have uploaded a picture of yourself or your logo, you can drag it into the circle at the top.

Change the words on the layout to fit your blog.  Try to use the most impressive stats you have.

Click "save" on the top left, then download it.  If you work in Blogger, make sure to select "JPG" format when you download so that you can easily upload it into your blog posts.

And that's it!  It's really that easy! 

Below I have included my own media kit that I created using Canva.  I hope it helps to give you some ideas for your own!

(P.S. - these stats are a little old as this media kit was created when I was a new blogger.)


If you are a blogger, you may be interested in my other articles on blogging, business, and tech.  You can find these articles under my Blogging and Tech page, which is located at the top of my site.  To get coupon codes, and some free products, for the brands I work with, see my page, Coupon Codes.  If you read in mobile, view in desktop version to see my pages.

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I followed your directions and now have a media kit. It's been on my to-do list, but wasn't sure how I would get it started. Thank you for the how-to. With a little more tweaking, I can post it on my blog.

xo, Lynn N.
http://emmaandrose.com
Pinterest/Twitter: @emmaandrose
Instagram: @emmaandroseblog

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