How to get started!


This article is designed to help you prioritize your activities to maximize the benefit of your new UpMyInfluence membership. Please review and complete each task as outlined below so we can help make you a media rock star!




Targeted Daily Media Inquiry Alerts 

One of the most effective tools we use is our media inquiries system. These are alerts from journalists who need to quote YOU as an expert source. Fill out this form and view more information and the instructional video at After you’ve filled out the form, we’ll be in touch on the additional steps needed to get your daily opportunities flowing to your inbox.


Press Kit Builder 

Your press kit is a key critical component of your site. Watch this video, and use the information and form to guide your work. You'll want to create all your elements and then input each piece into the form for us to review and make recommendations. Please review the purpose and use of our form and guide before building your Press Kit. Note: Please do not submit only portions of your Kit. Wait until you have everything together, then submit it all at once. This helps eliminate confusion and minimizes duplication. We will review your submission and edit the information into a cohesive and effective press kit within 5-7 business days.


Website Authority Review 

Your website can immediately communicate your authority – or show any inadequacies that will detract from your impression on media and other influencers. Submit our form and we’ll send you a video walkthrough of your site within 5-7 business days of receiving your information.


Become Twitter Famous 

Gain 500+ laser-targeted followers in your industry monthly, leading to amazing opportunities, exposure, sales, and expanding your influence. Read more about it and watch our instructional videos and become a Twitter celebrity! Fill out this form and we'll get to work within 2-3 business days helping boost your Twitter.


PR Mention Monitoring 

Fill out this brief form and we’ll help you see where you're being placed and what's being said about you.


Thirty Minute Personal Consultation 

Schedule one-on-one time with Josh Elledge, or conduct a podcast interview.




Request VIP Media Report  – 3-4 business days

Tell us what sector (focus) you'd like to pitch yourself to, and we'll get you approximately 100 targeted contacts (depending on how specific you are and if you are aiming just regionally or more widely). Review some important information about media reports and fill out this form to begin this process and we will start turning over a list of media contacts and making media pitches for you within 3-4 business days.


Linkedin Authority Review 

Fill out our short form and we'll give you written recommendations on how to boost your authority on your LinkedIn profile – and how to get more connections. This will give another indication to media and influencers who are checking you out – that you are a person of influence, yourself. After we’ve received your information we will forward our recommendations within 5-7 business days.


Podcast Pitching

We’re going to personally pitch you to podcasters via email each month. These connections are highly curated and thought out. If you follow our coaching on being an amazing guest, you can create a great amount of interest in your products and services from highly engaged audiences. Note that podcasters can sometimes book several weeks or months into the future. Our aim is to get you an average of 2,4, or 6 commitments each month – depending on your level.


PR and Authority Audit 

Fill out this brief form and we’ll help you see where you're being placed and return information within 5-6 business days that will show what's being said about you.


Edit and Send my Monthly Press Release

150+U.S. media placements are guaranteed, including the Associated Press (AP) Newswire and Google News. Read about how to get the most out of your press release here and complete this form and we will start this process within 5-7 business days of receiving your information.


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Let Us Brag About You

Did you get some media? Make sure you are bragging to your own audiences! Also – let us know by completing this form and we'll start bragging about it to our audiences within one business day. This is a great way to get more attention for the same work. Keep an eye on and


Ask an UpMyInfluence Expert

Request a membership add or upgrade, or get PR support from our staff. You can also get live video-based PR help. We will provide support of this type within one business day.


Office Hours LIVE 

Ask your questions or just listen in–check our website for scheduled dates and possible topics.


Videos:  Twitter Marketing and Publicity Mastery

View our videos about how to become a Twitter celebrity from our website at your own pace:

  • Twitter Marketing and Publicity Mastery – Foundation
  • Become a Twitter Rock Star
  • Connect with journalists and influencers
  • How to get noticed on Twitter and get famous


Videos:  Millions in Free Media

Your membership entitles you to free access to our library of videos about how to improve your influence and become a media rock star. You can view them anytime, at your own pace.


VIP Private Media Database

Your member media database will get you to the front door of any American media outlet.  We'll run an export using any search criteria and give you up to 100 points of contact each month! This benefit is always available to you. Please allow 2-3 business days to get your contact list to you.


Facebook Private Group

Join our private Facebook group and get access to free videos, live events, how-to articles and more. This is always available to you–please contact us if you experience any trouble joining the group.