Having a media kit (and an updated one at that) for your blog is super important no matter how big or small your blog is. I have already in the past talked about why you need a media kit, so I’m not going to get into that today, but I am going to show you how to create a media kit with Canva step by step. I have recently become very fond of the program and love that I can easily create graphics and documents.
For the sake of this post, I have created a media kit template with blocked off areas! When you create yours, be sure to keep in mind the look and feel of your blog (including colors, fonts, and photos!).
The first thing you need to do is create an account with Canva and once you do that (or if you already have one!), follow these steps:
Step One: Head to www.canva.com and scroll down on the type of documents you can create. Select ‘US Letter’. This is my favorite dimension to create a media kit on just in case you ever need to print out your media kit – it prints out perfectly!
Step Two: Click on the elements tab to bring up all of the options you can add into your document. Then, click ‘shapes’.
Step Three: Click the square and a black one will appear on your screen. Don’t fret – you can change the color of it by clicking on the square that appeared on your document and clicking the white square next to the trash can (pre-fab colors will come up or you can click the ‘+’ and choose your own or insert your hex color code).
Step Four: Once you decide on your colors and the size of your header area, click the ‘text’ tab to pull up heading and font choices. I start with ‘Add subheading’ so the font is already large.
Step Five: This is where it gets fun! You’re going to start adding in all of the valuable information the receiver of your media kit is going to want to know about you and your blog.
Step Six: Once you have included all of the necessary information, you’re going to want to click ‘download’ on the top toolbar and then click ‘PDF: Standard”. This means that you are saving the image/document you created as a standard PDF.
And wa-la! You have just created a media kit with Canva. Once you download your media kit, be sure to save it to your computer in a safe place for easy access. A couple other things I like to add to my media kit are a pricing/packages list for easy conversations about compensation and photos that have been on my blog/Instagram to showcase how I go about my photography for posts.
Be sure to keep your media kit updated, too! I update mine (depending on how much my stats have changed) every one to two months. By creating a media kit with Canva, all you have to do is go to your dashboard and edit your stats and information, which is something I really like about Canva versus PicMonkey when it comes to creating media kits/documents/graphics.
Related post: Why You Need a Media Kit and How to Make One
If you don’t think you can’t handle creating your own media kit (I BELIEVE IN YOU!), Etsy has some really great options for all budgets and your graphic designer for your site 9/10 times can help!
How do you like to incorporate your personality into your media kit?