Around the world, people everywhere are discovering that blogging is a great way to make money online. The reason? Blogs can usually be set up at a low cost and started with a minimum of experience. Two very popular tools for blogging are Google Blogger (blogger.com) or the easy to use WordPress (WordPress.org). Both make it easy to set up a blog. But what kind of blog should you start?
Have you taken recipes and tweaked them just so to make them perfect? Do you enjoy testing new dishes on your family? Recipe blogs are very popular with people who are gourmet cooks as well as people who don’t know the first thing about moving around a kitchen, but would like to learn. Sharing your cooking successes, and failures, is a great way to make money online. Even if your cooking usually turns out to be stories of woe, like my “never mix cheese and cabbage casserole” disaster, having a way to connect with other people who share your interest is a great way to turn your stories into profits.
If you’re questioning whether or not you have the skills needed to create a recipe blog, you probably aren’t giving yourself enough credit. You love to eat, right? Well, that’s one skill down. Can you write a recipe that’s easy to follow and accurate? There you go! You don’t have to be a trained chef or know all the fancy cooking terms, just enjoy what you do. You will probably want to have a digital camera so you can include pictures of the recipes you make, but it’s not necessary. You’ll find sites where you can download pictures that will suit you just fine. Most importantly, you’ll need to have patience. Your blog won’t get noticed as fast as you’d like, but before you know it you’ll be chatted-up all over the blogosphere.
How do you turn your blog from a hobby into an income-producing business? These are a few methods that recipe bloggers are using with great success. Read through these ideas and you can either choose one or a mix of ideas from several.
Make Money by Selling Products: Some people enjoy the retail aspect of their business. Whether it’s kitchen gadgets or cookbooks, your readers will love to hear what your favorite kitchen tools are. You’ll be sharing your love for cooking, giving your opinion on products, and making money at the same time. Great idea.
Make Money by Selling Advertising: Popular blogs that have a substantial amount of website traffic can earn income through advertising. Of course you can’t sell advertising until your blog actually has readers, but many bloggers earn a great income with this method alone.
Make Money by Selling Your Blog: Successful bloggers, those whose readership has grown enough to be noticed by the search engines and/or media, can even sell their blogs to others and earn an income. Popular topics in high-traffic websites will get your name and your blog noticed, remembered, and visited. Some people create blogs just to sell them, in fact, so this is another idea to keep in mind.
Isn’t it incredible to think that by just sharing your love of food you can earn an income? With a bit of hard work and learning a few blogging tips, you will be able to create a one-of-a-kind blog that shares your stories, family recipes, favorite restaurant tips, cooking disasters, or whatever you want to share. Just be sure that you have your “stamp” on it, that it is uniquely yours, and the readers will follow! But, you can’t profit until your recipe blog is a reality. Get started today.
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