Blogging

Free Workshop: Media Kit 101 for Bloggers and Small Biz Owners by Erin Baynham

how to make a media kit workshop I'm SO pumped to do my first webinar in four years! If you want to be on a brand's radar for partnerships, samples or compensation, making a great first impression is a must! In this workshop, we'll discuss the basics of a media kit, a one page document that serve's as your blog's resume.

The workshop goes down October 7th, 2016 at 12:30pm EST. Can't wait to see you guys there! Register here:

Media Kit Crash Course for Bloggers and Brands (Free Download) by Erin Baynham

the media kit crash courseIt's no secret that I'm passionate about media kits. They're absolutely essential for growing your blog or brand, especially if you want to reach out and work with brands, sponsors, etc. I send out my media kit a few times a month, and believe me, if I didn't have one, I wouldn't be able to get so many awesome opportunities. Creating a media kit is one of those things that I constantly put off, but once it was done, I felt so much better. Carve out an hour or so, and make sure that you've got everything on your new (or existing) media kit! Click the "read more" button to get started.

If you're ready to get your media kit together, enter your email address below and I'll send you the media kit crash course!

10 Essential Apps for Bloggers by Erin Baynham

The best apps for bloggers Blogging isn't one of those things that has to be done with a fancy iMac or laptop. Many people blog directly from their phones. When I have down time, especially if I end up at a coffee shop, my first thought is to pull out my phone and brainstorm, edit posts or draft new ones. Here are ten of the apps that I use to keep my blog up and running.

Wordpress I've been a faithful Wordpress user for years now, and I always use my app to write on the go. I've had to edit posts while I don't have access to my laptop, and this has definitely been a big help. Also, adding photos from your gallery is a breeze!

Voice Memo I brain dump here all the time! I've used this for interviews, and to start getting ideas or bullet points for a post or project.

Pomodoro This is one of the ways I make my blogging schedule work (when I'm trying, of course). I can easily time myself to make sure that every post gets a set amount of time for writing, editing, photos, etc.

VSCOcam Because it's basically the best photo editing app out there. I'm not sure what else to say about it. Everyone needs it.

Over I use this to write text over pictures.

Drive I store lots of drafts here. Again, it's a huge help for planning.

Dropbox I've got all kinds of documents saved here, including photos, videos and text docs. It's easy to share and collaborate with it.

Flickr I use the auto-upload feature to back up all of the photos on my phone. This makes editing and saving a breeze. I have no idea how I lived without this before.

Wunderlist I keep my to-do's here. You can create folders with individual tasks, and be as detailed as you'd like to be.

Mailchimp When I monitor my newsletters that go out, this is how I do it. I can test emails to see how they'll open on mobile devices, and there are plenty of statistics that pull right up when you want to see how a campaign is doing.

Fellow digital creators, what are your favorite apps for blogging? Leave a comment and let me know what we should try!

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