If you are a blogger who writes sponsored content you may be hearing a lot of buzz about how to correctly disclose sponsored posts. In the interest of fully disclosing sponsored posts BEFORE my readers check out my post I took a cue from 30 Minute Crafts and created a disclosure banner to place at the top of sponsored posts.
Stick around if you want to learn how to easily create your own!
Find out the width of the horizontal images on your blog
I’m sure you can go somewhere in you blog platform to find this information but the method I found the simplest was bring up a horizontal image from my blog on the screen and pressing the PrntScrn key on my keyboard. I then opened Paint and pasted it in.
Scoot the screen shot over into the corner and use the pixel ruler at the top to determine your width.
As you can see my horizontal images are 640 pixels wide.
Drag the corners of the project to the correct dimensions. Remember I determined I wanted 640 pixels wide and I made it 80 pixels tall. You can make your banner as tall as you want but I thought 80 pixels looked like a good height to width ratio.
If you want your banner background to be a specific color use the paint bucket tool to fill it in now.
Now it’s time to “save as” and move on to the next step!
Create Banner in PicMonkey
Open PicMonkey. I used the FREE version! No need to download or upgrade anything! Click on Edit a Photo and upload the banner background image you saved in Paint.
Click on the text icon (P) in the Editor sidebar.
Choose a font, click Add Text, type in Sponsored Post, and resize the text as desired.
Choose another font, click Add Text, type in by [your blog name], and resize as desired.
Keep the 2nd font highlight and click Add Text. Type in your disclosure information and resize the text as desired. My disclosure text reads; I have been compensated with product or payment for this post. All opinions are my own based on my experience with the product or company. This post may contain paid links.
Save your banner and you are ready to upload it in the top of your sponsored posts!
Hope this tutorial helps!! I’d love if you could let me know in the comments if you plan to make your own disclosure banner using this tutorial.
Have a great day!