Welcome back to ‘Organise Your Blog’, a weekly blog series full of fabulous free printables to help you organise every aspect of your blog. From editorial calendars, to daily blogging checklists, to a printable to help you join in with linky’s quicker!
Lots of you enjoyed your free ‘Blog Post Checklist’ printable last week. If you missed out, then don’t forget to go back and get it.
Whether you’re a pro-blogger or a hobby blogger, there may have come a time when you’ve been asked to do a sponsored post or a write a review of something you’ve been sent.
This weeks free printable is a ‘Sponsored Post Planner’ which will come in handy for organising those back and forth e-mail messages packed with information.
As per usual, an editable version will be available at the bottom of the page, so you’re able to remove or add bits as you desire.
SPONSORED POST PLANNER
Whether you monetise your blog or not, this printable will come in handy.
As some of you know, when you get asked to do reviews and/or sponsored posts, each company provides you with information of what they require. Some are very similar in their requirements, some are really different.
For example, one company I’ve worked with requested that I tag them on every social media site. Another wanted me to include a set number of images and keywords.
When you’re back and forth e-mailing whilst trying to balance everything else to do with your blog, things can easily get lost or forgotten.
This ‘sponsored post planner’ has been a great tool to store the required information as soon as it hits my inbox. It saves me searching through my inbox for information about the post and also keeps everything I need to know in one place so I can check it over as I’m writing.
Here’s a quick look and an explanation of what can be changed. The editable, downloadable version is at the bottom of the page!
I’ve made sure to include the date received and the date due. From personal experience, i’ve found that keeping track of the dates helps to prioritise posts easier, and if you have a lot in your editorial calendar it can help to keep you on schedule.
You might not necessarily get paid for the post, so this can be removed, changed or the income slot can be used to state the product or discount you’re receiving.
The contact box is to store the person you’re liaising withs name and e-mail address. It’ll make it easier to find old e-mails and if you’ve built a good relationship with the brand, you could always drop them an e-mail again in the future to see if they have something else available for you.
SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING
I’ve added a simple checkbox to the ‘sponsored post planner’. Some brands just want you to focus on a few of these. So far only one brand I’ve worked with has requested I add the post to Pinterest, but I’ve added the main social media platforms just in case.
I’ve left this blank even though a lot of companies ask for similar requirements. You’re more than welcome to add in check boxes of those typical requirements yourself. If the post hosts a giveaway, then I normally add this part in here too.
I find having this blank means I can just copy and paste the requirements onto the planner, and expand the box if it’s needed.
Some brands/companies send you lots of facts about the company or product that can be included or not. I normally add a few of those pointers to this box so I can get a feel of the company or product for when I come to write the post. Again these boxes are all expandable in the editable version.
You can download the editable version here:
What do you think about this weeks ‘Sponsored Post Planner’? Will you find it helpful or is there anything you think needs to be added? What do you think of this series so far?