ORGANISE YOUR BLOG #9 – SPONSORED POSTS

ORGANISE YOUR BLOG #9 – SPONSORED POSTS

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.

Sponsored Post Planner

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!

Sponsored Post Planner Printable

DATES

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.

INCOME

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.

CONTACT

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.

REQUIREMENTS

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.

OTHER INFORMATION

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:

SPONSORED POST PLANNER

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?

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61 Comments

  1. November 6, 2015 / 8:36 am

    I love this series of posts Chloe, it’s so useful. I just wish I had a printer!xx #TheList

    • November 6, 2015 / 6:42 pm

      Aww thank you so much Wendy! I use most of them just on my computer and type on them. If you look at the bottom of the post there is a link that says ‘Sponsored Post Planner’ and you can actually download the editable version to your computer so you can type on it. I hope that helps. x

  2. November 6, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    This is a great series, and so useful. Thank you for sharing all your wisdom #thelist

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:32 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m really glad it’s useful. xx

  3. Emma T
    November 6, 2015 / 11:18 pm

    I don’t do anything like this, I just have a pending folder, and then in my post drafts file, I make a note of the date required, and any links before I write the post.

    Might be handy to have everything in one spreadsheet though -then I could immediately look back when working with people again. #thelist

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:48 pm

      I hope it’s helpful. I was most nervous about sharing this one because I know everyone works so differently. It’s nice to get this feedback. x

  4. November 7, 2015 / 12:45 am

    This is so well organised! I am forever flitting between emails and other notes to see what I am supposed to be doing! Usually the requests aren’t too strenuous so easy to remember but they can be a bit specific sometimes too 🙂 Thanks for the idea! 🙂 #thelist

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:49 pm

      Thank you so much for the feedback. I was so worried about posting this one because I wasn’t sure how people would feel about it. I’m glad that it’s helpful. They can be really specific can’t they. x

  5. November 7, 2015 / 10:03 am

    You are so organised! I keep all my sponsored post info on emails – recipe for disaster! `Hats off to you for organization! #JustAnotherLinky

    • November 7, 2015 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you so much!! It’s so hard to find them all sometimes isn’t it. I think it’s useful to store it in here as well so if you work with the brand again, you can get an idea of what they’ll require from you. x

  6. November 7, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    This series is so useful Chloe! I love this. I don’t have enough sponsored posts at the minute but can imagine that once you have a handful on the go at one time this could really come in handyxx #TheList

    • November 9, 2015 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you so much. I’ve been using it for the odd reviews I do too and it’s been really helpful. I hope it comes in handy. x

  7. November 8, 2015 / 1:12 am

    Ooh, love this – I’m going to go and check out the rest of the series too. 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • November 9, 2015 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you so much. I hope that you find them all useful. x

  8. November 8, 2015 / 5:54 am

    Another lovely printable … they help to be more organised, don’t they. Thanks for sharing. #TheList

    • November 9, 2015 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you so much. They really do. Which is handy for balancing blogging and babies. x

  9. Lucy@bottlefor2
    November 8, 2015 / 6:15 am

    I hadn’t realised you were doing a blog series! I must take a look. I’ve had less time for blogging since I returned to work and feel like I’ve missed loads. So glad there is this #KCACOLS linky now so I can join in early Sunday mornings before everyone wakes up.

    • November 9, 2015 / 4:49 pm

      Aww that’s ok. I’m glad you’ve found it and I hope work is going well. #KCACOLS is brilliant isn’t it!!! 😀 Definitely one of my new favourite linky’s. x

  10. becca farrelly
    November 8, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    This is great! I like to super organised and it seems unprofessional when you don’t seem like you know what your doing! I will definitely find this really useful. I follow your posts and they are really good! Thanks 🙂

    #justanotherlinky

    • November 9, 2015 / 4:56 pm

      Aww thank you so much Becca. I’m really glad you’ll find this useful too. It really does help you to remain a bit more professional. x

  11. November 8, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    Thanks, as a newer health blogger it is so great that people like you are willing to share ideas on how to get your blog organized.

    • November 9, 2015 / 4:57 pm

      I definitely have an unhealthy obsession with organising haha. I really hope that you’re enjoying blogging so far and that you find this series helpful. x

  12. Chantal
    November 9, 2015 / 2:42 am

    I have yet to do a sponsored post but this is a nice resource in case I ever do. Thanks!

    • November 9, 2015 / 5:00 pm

      I hope that it comes in handy one day. It’s great for using with reviews too. xx

  13. November 9, 2015 / 10:40 am

    What a fab idea! I need to be more organised with things like this! Mine are all on email and I search evertyhing I need within my inbox which can get a little messy when I can’t find what I need!

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!

    • November 9, 2015 / 5:01 pm

      It can get so confusing can’t it. It’s so time consuming having to root through e-mails too. I hope that this is helpful. I’ll definitely be back next Sunday. xx

  14. November 9, 2015 / 11:21 am

    Love this series of posts. I use some very similar printables that I’ve made myself. It makes keeping on top of everything so much easier and sometimes there’s so much info back and forth in emails it’s good to pick out the key parts to make sure your covering everything asked. Thanks for sharing!:)

    • November 9, 2015 / 5:02 pm

      Thank you so much Alice. It makes it so much easier to organise doesn’t it. I’m glad I’m not the only one that uses something like this. xx

  15. November 9, 2015 / 6:28 pm

    Thanks for writing this series and creating all these helpful printables.

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:31 pm

      Awww thank you so much Helena! I am addicted to organising! 😀 I’m glad they’re helpful. x

  16. November 9, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Wow you are super organised – I do a lot of work with my blog and tend to rely on my email search to pull up the details! I need to get more organised. Kaz x

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:35 pm

      I am too organised for my own good haha. I hope these are helpful! But don’t fret about being super organised, everyone works in different ways. x

  17. November 9, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    I love that you’ve added a checklist for social media – a great way to make sure everything is done.

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:38 pm

      Thank you so much Colette! I always forget to Instagram when brands connect with me and request this. I definitely needed to put that in there so it wouldn’t be forgotten again. x

  18. November 9, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    This sounds really organised and useful! I haven’t had the opportunity yet to do any sponsored posts, but who knows in the future I might and will definitely use this resource! I’m going to have a look at some of your other posts in this series. #KCACOLS

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:39 pm

      Thank you so much Ruth. It’s great for if you do reviews as well. I hope you find the other posts useful for where you are now! x

  19. November 9, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    Ooh, this is super useful, thank you so much for sharing. I’m terrible at organising myself when it comes to my blog. I think it’s because it started off as a hobby and my personal life is totally disorganised whereas my work life is generally quite organised.x

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:42 pm

      Yay, I’m so happy it’s helpful Natalie! I hope you find the rest of the series useful too. I adore your blog, you wouldn’t tell you’re disorganised! I was disorganised at the start and I found things got so overwhelming. I’m in so much admiration of people who have got as far as they have without any organisation. I wish I could be like that. 🙂 x

  20. November 10, 2015 / 5:52 am

    Such a cute little checklist. I really need something like this as it;s easy to get disorganised with sponsored posts.

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:43 pm

      Thank you so much Jemma. It really is so easy to get disorganised isn’t it. E-mail inboxes can be a nightmare sometimes. x

  21. November 10, 2015 / 9:52 am

    This looks really useful, thank you, I am definitely going to be giving this a try! x

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:43 pm

      Thank you so much Karen!! 😀 If it needs any adjustments, I welcome any feedback. x

  22. November 10, 2015 / 11:18 am

    This series is so helpful. Thank you for sharing it! And this planner is hugely useful. I need to print it out and start using it. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you so much! There is also a version you can just type on if it’s easier. It’s available to download for free near the bottom of the post! If it needs any adjustments, do let me know. I welcome any feedback. x

  23. November 10, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    This is exactly what I need in my life right now! I’ve got so much going on that it hard to keep track, so this will definitely be useful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:48 pm

      Thank you so much Nicola! It’s so helpful for review posts too. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series too. x

  24. November 10, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    Thank you for your comment on my blog and pointing me towards your series this will be really useful for me as I am completely clueless about all of this and have just published my first sponsored post too so perfect tips for me thank you. I will subscribe by email so I can keep up to date with your posts x #KCACOLS

    • November 11, 2015 / 10:49 pm

      That’s ok, I really hate self-promoting like that but I really thought it might come in handy. I hope that this series is helpful for you. I know how overwhelming blogging can be, so hopefully these should make it easier. x

  25. November 11, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    Great print out as makes sure you have everything covered. Thanks for linking up #justanotherlinky xx

    • November 11, 2015 / 11:07 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! I really appreciate the feedback. x

  26. November 11, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    oo love these posts your so handy I really need to get all my admin sorted out thanks for sharing x

    • November 11, 2015 / 11:10 pm

      Thank you so much!! It’s just such a hassle to organise everything isn’t it. I really hope these make things easier. x

  27. November 11, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    Oh, I am still hoping to land my very first sponsored post, but when it comes, I would want to use your printable as it looks like it would make me more organized.

    • November 11, 2015 / 11:16 pm

      Thank you so much! If you do reviews at the moment you could use it for that too. It doesn’t necessarily have to be sponsored posts. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series too. x

  28. November 11, 2015 / 11:01 pm

    Sorry, can you please edit my post and add the hashtag for #KCACOLS
    (shows how disorganized I am 🙂 a living proof as I was just too fast to realize I missed to put it there)

    • November 11, 2015 / 11:17 pm

      haha that’s ok. Thank you so much for letting me know! It’s my new favourite linky. I love #KCACOLS. x

  29. November 12, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    I love this series 🙂 it’s brilliant, I haven’t written a sponsored post yet – actually I wouldn’t really know where to start! But it’s something I would love to do so I’m pinning this for when I need it. Thank you xx #TheList

    • November 13, 2015 / 3:17 pm

      Thank you so, so much! This is pretty good for reviews too I find. 😀 I hope it comes in handy soon. x

  30. November 14, 2015 / 9:35 am

    This is so useful Chloe. I love all these free printable that you do!! They are very useful specially for people that can’t keep up anymore with their tasks!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I love having you here! 🙂 xxx

    • November 16, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you so much!!! It’s so hard to keep up with everything when you’re a blogger and a mum isn’t it! I love this little linky. Thank you so much for hosting. xx

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