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The Food Blogger Pro Podcast

Welcome to The Food Blogger Pro Podcast, hosted by Bjork Ostrom from Pinch of Yum! Our goal is to help you create a beautiful, functional, and profitable blog. We interview successful food bloggers and industry experts in an effort to surface strategies that can help you more efficiently grow and monetize your site. You'll learn about recipe SEO, food photography, plugins, monetization, traffic, and more. New episodes every Tuesday! Learn more at foodbloggerpro.com/podcast

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376: Organizing and Running Large-Scale Virtual Events for Creators with Stefani Pollack
Running virtual events, getting brands involved, and promoting the events to creators with Stefani Pollack from The Bake Fest. ----- Welcome to episode 376 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Stefani Pollack from The Bake Fest about organizing and running virtual events. Organizing and Running Large-Scale Virtual Events As food bloggers, we spend a lot of our time working by ourselves, and it can often feel isolating. So how can we connect with other bloggers and build relationships with brands we love? Enter: The Bake Fest! This virtual event for bakers features online baking and business classes, product demos, and more, and it’s a great place to build those connections with other creators and companies. In today’s episode, we’re chatting with Stefani, the founder of The Bake Fest, all about why she decided to start running these virtual events, how they work, and more. Her next event, The Bake Fest Holiday Edition, will be on Saturday, October 8, 2022, so be sure to check it out and get registered if you’re interested in attending! In this episode, you’ll learn: How Stefani became a food blogger Her best tips for growing on Instagram in 2022 How she helps creators grow their Instagram accounts Why she decided to launch The Bake Fest What to expect at The Bake Fest Holiday Edition What tools and apps she uses to run The Bake Fest How she promotes The Bake Fest and encourages signups What lessons she has learned running virtual events Resources: The Bake Fest Get registered for The Bake Fest Holiday Edition! Cupcake Project GrillinFools Build Digital Marketing Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience Bob’s Red Mill Airmeet AppSumo Eventbrite Mailchimp Zapier Slack The Life Of A Project from Steal Like An Artist Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Follow Stefani on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest Follow The Bake Fest on Instagram and Facebook Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
54:18 09/27/2022
375: From Blogger to Cookbook Author (Part Two) – Preserving Family Recipes Through Cookbooks with Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack
Writing a cookbook proposal, finding a literary agent, and writing a cookbook with a co-author with Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack from Muy Bueno. ----- Welcome to episode 375 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack from Muy Bueno in Part Two of our From Blogger to Cookbook Author series. From Blogger to Cookbook Author Welcome back to our From Blogger to Cookbook Author series! In this two-part series, we’re interviewing a few bloggers who have landed cookbook deals to learn more about how the cookbook writing process works. And in this final installment of this series, we’re chatting with Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack! In addition to running her blog, Muy Bueno, she has also written two cookbooks, and she’s currently working on a third. Suffice it to say she knows a thing or two about the cookbook process! In this episode, you’ll hear how she wrote her cookbook proposals, what it was like writing a cookbook with a co-author, and her best tips for creators who want to write a cookbook one day. We hope you enjoy this episode! In this episode, you’ll learn: Why Yvette decided to launch her food blog How she wrote her first cookbook proposal Why she decided to do the graphic design for her first cookbook What lessons she learned from writing her first cookbook What she did differently with her second cookbook What it was like writing a cookbook with a co-author How she found her literary agent How she’s approaching writing her third cookbook Her best tips for those who want to write a cookbook Resources: Muy Bueno Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor Latin Twist: Traditional and Modern Cocktails Shutterfly Hippocrene Books Sweet Life FoodieCrush Sally Ekus - The Ekus Group Yvette’s Emmy award-winning video: Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a sugar skull decorating party Follow Yvette on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
44:43 09/20/2022
374: From Blogger to Cookbook Author – How Adrianna Adarme Sold 110,000 Copies of Her Cookbook
Getting two cookbook deals, choosing a cookbook topic, and navigating the cookbook writing process as a food blogger with Adrianna Adarme from A Cozy Kitchen. ----- Welcome to episode 374 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Adrianna Adarme from A Cozy Kitchen in Part One of our From Blogger to Cookbook Author series. From Blogger to Cookbook Author We’re excited to officially launch a two-part series called From Blogger to Cookbook Author! In this series, we’re interviewing a few bloggers who have landed cookbook deals to learn more about how the cookbook writing process works. And today, we’re kicking things off with Adrianna Adarme! Since launching her blog in 2011, she has published two cookbooks, and her second cookbook has sold over 110,000 copies. You’ll hear how she got both her cookbook deals, how much her advances were for her cookbooks, how royalties work, and more. If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a cookbook, we know you’ll have a lot of takeaways from this episode! In this episode, you’ll learn: Why Adrianna decided to launch her food blog How she got her first cookbook deal Her best recommendations for choosing a cookbook topic How much her advances were for her cookbooks What expenses she didn’t expect from writing a cookbook What lessons she learned from writing her first cookbook How royalties work How she approached writing her second cookbook What success she’s had with her second cookbook Resources: A Cozy Kitchen Pancakes: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts & Other Homemade Adventures Joy the Baker Smitten Kitchen Levine Greenberg Literary Agency The Pioneer Woman St. Martin’s Press Twitter thread about NHL contracts Pinch of Yum — The Failed Recipes of 2015 Follow Adrianna on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
68:43 09/13/2022
373: How to Leverage Your Expertise and Passion to Teach Online Cooking Classes with Cynthia Samanian
Finding your purpose as a business owner and teaching engaging online cooking classes with Cynthia Samanian from Culinary Creator Business School. ----- Welcome to episode 373 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Cynthia Samanian from Culinary Creator Business School about teaching online cooking classes. Teaching Online Cooking Classes Have you ever wanted to teach online cooking classes but you’re not sure how to get started? Well, Cynthia is here to help you out! She’s the creator of Culinary Creator Business School, a program that teaches culinary business owners how to teach their first online cooking class in 90 days or less, and she’s here on the podcast today to share her best advice with our listeners. In this episode, you’ll hear what her business journey has looked like, why she decided to launch her program, her best tip for those wanting to teach online classes, and more. Enjoy! In this episode, you’ll learn: What Cynthia’s entrepreneurial journey has looked like What she learned working as a product manager Why she decided to launch Culinary Creator Business School What she teaches her students in her program Her best tip for those wanting to teach online cooking classes Why it’s so important to know your purpose as a business owner Resources: Culinary Creator Business School The Culinary Creator Business School Podcast Brit + Co 328: Hosting Events – How Liz Della Croce Plans and Runs Successful Food Blogger Retreats Bumble Expo West Alt Summit Digital Course Academy 308: Virtual Events – Earn an Income by Teaching Classes Online with Tomas Hoyos Moment All-In Podcast From Market to Table Follow Cynthia on Instagram and Facebook Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
59:45 09/06/2022
372: How Elena Davis Went From 20k to 100k+ Monthly Pageviews and Got Accepted Into Mediavine
Getting accepted into Mediavine, running in-person cooking classes, and selling products as a content creator with Elena Davis from Cucina by Elena. ----- Welcome to episode 372 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Elena Davis from Cucina by Elena about how she grew her traffic and got accepted into Mediavine. From 20k to 100k+ Monthly Pageviews Today, we’re really excited to share this inspiring conversation with Elena! Since launching her blog in 2020, she has grown her traffic to over 100k monthly pageviews, gotten accepted into Mediavine, and become a full-time content creator. Aside from that, Elena’s also sharing how she found unique ways to earn an income while waiting to get accepted into Mediavine, such as running in-person cooking classes and selling physical products. No matter where you are in your blogging journey, we know that you’ll find Elena’s story and insights encouraging. We hope you enjoy this episode! In this episode, you’ll learn: Why Elena decided to launch her blog Why she focused on building connections within the blogging community How she strategically optimized her site How she grew her traffic and got accepted into Mediavine Why she decided to rename her blog How she earns money as a content creator What her in-person cooking classes look like How she sells physical products on her blog Resources: Cucina by Elena MacBreak Weekly Podcast Tasty Recipes Elena’s Italian Stories Salt & Lavender The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Mediavine AdThrive The Feast Plugin NerdPress Cooking with Keywords TopHatRank Harmons Grocery Culinary Creator Business School Duett The Happiness Lab Podcast Shop Elena’s products Follow Elena on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
49:31 08/30/2022
371: Becoming Full-Time Entrepreneurs and Growing Multiple Businesses with Bjork & Lindsay on the Simple Pin Podcast
Becoming full-time entrepreneurs, building a team, and growing multiple businesses with Bjork and Lindsay Ostrom. ----- Welcome to episode 371 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re sharing Bjork and Lindsay’s episode from the Simple Pin Podcast with Kate Ahl. Growing Multiple Businesses Today’s episode is a bit unusual because Bjork and Lindsay are actually the ones being interviewed! We’re really excited to be featuring an episode of the Simple Pin Podcast. Kate recently interviewed Bjork and Lindsay about their entrepreneurial journey, and we knew we wanted to share this inspiring conversation with our listeners. You’ll hear how they grew Pinch of Yum while working full-time jobs, what they’ve learned as they’ve grown their various businesses, what they’ve found surprising about being entrepreneurs, and more. If you’ve ever wanted to hear more about Bjork and Lindsay’s story, you won’t want to miss this episode! In this episode, you’ll learn: The quick story behind Pinch of Yum What Bjork and Lindsay learned growing Pinch of Yum while also working full-time jobs Why they decided to expand their team Why they decided to launch Food Blogger Pro, WP Tasty, Nutrifox, Clariti, and TinyBit The difference between being a maker and a manager What they’ve found surprising about being entrepreneurs Their best advice for fellow entrepreneurs Resources: Simple Pin Podcast Simple Pin Media Pinch of Yum TinyBit Kolbe A Index Test 361: Earning $2,500 in One Day and Traveling Full-Time as a Food Blogger with Eric Samuelson Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
65:53 08/23/2022
370: How Caitlin Shoemaker Became a Full-Time Food Creator with 778K Subscribers on YouTube
Becoming a full-time content creator, growing a YouTube channel, and repurposing content across different platforms with Caitlin Shoemaker from From My Bowl. ----- Welcome to episode 370 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Caitlin Shoemaker about how she became a full-time food creator and grew her YouTube channel. 778K YouTube Subscribers YouTube is a great place to share your food videos, and there’s undoubtedly a lot of opportunity on the platform for food creators. And it’s what we’re focusing on in today’s episode with Caitlin! In this interview, she shares how she grew her YouTube channel to over 778k subscribers. You’ll hear how she got comfortable being on camera, how she earns money sharing videos on YouTube, what her current video strategy looks like, and more. If you want to start creating YouTube videos, or maybe you already post on YouTube and want to take your channel to the next level, we think you’ll have a lot of takeaways from this conversation. Enjoy! In this episode, you’ll learn: How Caitlin started sharing food content online Why she decided to launch her food blog How she became a full-time content creator What her different revenue streams look like How she got more comfortable being on camera How you can earn money sharing videos on YouTube How she repurposes content across different social media platforms What her YouTube content strategy looks like What equipment she uses to film her videos What tasks she outsources for her business Resources: From My Bowl Caitlin’s YouTube channel AdThrive 365: How to Find Your Zone of Genius and Hire the Right People with Emily Perron YouTube Partner Program Overview & Eligibility Canon 5D Mark III Canon 70D The Bite Shot Follow Caitlin on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
55:13 08/16/2022
369: Developing Your Voice and Connecting With Your Readers When Writing with Jessica Holmes
Writing compelling blog posts, developing your voice, and connecting with your readers with Jessica Holmes from Sweetest Menu. ----- Welcome to episode 369 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Jessica Holmes about how to develop your voice and connect with your readers through your writing. Developing Your Voice From recipe testing to sharing content on social media, so much goes into being a food blogger. But without a doubt, one of the most important skills to focus on as a blogger is your writing, and that’s what we’re chatting about today with Jess! Before becoming a full-time blogger, Jess worked as a copywriter, and she’s sharing all of her best writing advice in this episode. You’ll hear her tips on how to develop your voice as a writer, how to share your personality while also writing for SEO, and more. If you’re looking to level up your writing and connect with your readers on a deeper level, you won’t want to miss this episode! In this episode, you’ll learn: How Jess became a food blogger What she learned working as a copywriter Why it’s important to be really clear when writing recipes What readability is How to develop your voice as a writer How to share your personality while also writing for SEO How to write eye-catching captions for social media The biggest mistakes she sees bloggers make when writing Resources: Sweetest Menu Hemingway App Grammarly 1000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly Baron Fig Will Write for Food Download the free Starter Kit ebook here! Follow Jessica on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
50:06 08/09/2022
368: Becoming a TV Personality and Growing a Food and Lifestyle Brand with Rosalynn Daniels
Booking TV appearances, working with brands, and growing a food and lifestyle brand with Rosalynn Daniels. ----- Welcome to episode 368 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Rosalynn Daniels about how she grew her brand and became a TV personality. Becoming a TV Personality Have you ever wanted to share your recipes on TV… but you’re not sure how to actually book TV appearances as a content creator? That’s what we’re chatting about in this episode with Rosalynn! She’s a lifestyle personality, content creator, and photographer, and in addition to running her blog, she has been featured on national television networks. You’ll hear how she broke into this industry, how she works with brands while appearing on TV, how she determines her rates for her TV appearances, and more. In this episode, you’ll learn: How Rosalynn became a content creator What mindset shifts she made to further her career How she booked her first TV appearance Her best tips for booking TV appearances What her team looks like What her overall goals are for her brand and business How she monetizes her business How she works with brands for TV appearances How she determines her rates for TV appearances Why she decided to launch her production company, Brown Hands Media Resources: Rosalynn’s website Brown Hands Media Follow Rosalynn on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
57:40 08/02/2022
367: Brainstorming Content Ideas with Ranking Potential and Writing Great Blog Posts with Ashley Segura
Developing a content strategy and writing blog posts that will get traffic to your blog with Ashley Segura from TopHatContent. ----- Welcome to episode 367 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Ashley Segura from TopHatContent about brainstorming content ideas and writing great blog posts. Writing Great Blog Posts As bloggers, our goal is to create content that our readers find valuable. But even more, we want to create content that people are actually searching for. And that’s what we’re chatting about today with Ashley from TopHatRank and TopHatContent! She’s an expert when it comes to content marketing, and she’s sharing some of her best advice for creators in this episode — everything from how to come up with great content ideas to what an ideal blog post structure looks like. It’s a really great interview, and we know you’ll have so many takeaways to apply to your own content strategy after listening. We hope you enjoy it! In this episode, you’ll learn: How Ashley got into content marketing What she does at TopHatRank and TopHatContent What’s involved in a content audit Why she recommends republishing old content When you might want to delete a blog post What it means to noindex a post What user journey means How backlinks work How to come up with content ideas with ranking potential How she recommends structuring a blog post Resources: TopHatRank TopHatContent TopHatSocial Tastemaker Conference Semrush BuzzSumo Slickstream 231: A Better Experience – Building Engagement, Not Just Traffic with Kingston Duffie Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You SEO for Bloggers Webinars Semrush’s Topic Research Tool AnswerThePublic Yoast SEO Follow Ashley on Twitter Follow TopHatRank on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
66:14 07/26/2022
366: How Rob and Jen Morris Teach Home Bakers How to Start a Successful Bakery Business
Starting a small business academy and teaching others how to start a successful bakery business with Rob and Jen Morris. ----- Welcome to episode 366 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Rob and Jen Morris about how they teach home bakers how to start a bakery business. How to Start a Successful Bakery Business We’re really excited to welcome Rob and Jen back to the podcast after three years! When they last came on the show, Jen and Rob were running their bakery, Cupcakeology, but since then, they have closed up shop and started sharing their expertise as baking business coaches. Through their Start Small Win Big Academy, they teach home bakers how to start a profitable and successful bakery business — just like they did! You’ll hear why they decided to make this switch, how they’re grown their new business, what success their students have had, and more. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why Rob and Jen decided to shut down their bakery Why they decided to launch the Start Small Win Big Academy How they approach marketing for their new business How they use paid advertising to grow their business How they attract students who are motivated and excited Why they encourage their students to smart small and grow over time Resources: Start Small Win Big Academy 192: Bootstrapped Cupcakes: How Rob and Jen Built a Successful Business Lovin’ from the Oven Jess Sims Food Blogger Pro Directory Follow Rob and Jen on Instagram and Facebook Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
56:49 07/19/2022
365: How to Find Your Zone of Genius and Hire the Right People with Emily Perron
Finding your Zone of Genius, knowing when to hire, and writing a compelling job listing with Emily Perron. ----- Welcome to episode 365 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Emily Perron about the Zone of Genius and hiring. Finding Your Zone of Genius and Hiring the Right People Have you ever heard of the Zone of Genius? When working in this zone, you capitalize on your innate abilities and interests to do work that truly fulfills you. And a great way to do this is by delegating tasks and building a team! In this episode, Emily explains how to find your Zone of Genius, how to decide what to outsource first, how to write a compelling job list, and more. If you’ve been thinking about hiring out some tasks and potentially growing your team, you won’t want to miss this episode! In this episode, you’ll learn: How Emily works with food bloggers Why job listings should be as specific as possible The difference between freelancers and employees How to find your Zone of Genius How to decide what to outsource first How food bloggers should approach writing job listings How to know how much to pay freelancers Where to post your job listings How to know when you’re ready to hire How to avoid feelings of burnout Resources: Emily’s Website Work with Emily Download the Zone of Genius workbook 286: Build Your Team – How to Write an Eye-Catching Job Listing and Hire the Right People with Emily Perron The Big Leap Open: An Autobiography The Hero’s Journey How To Use Your Zone Of Genius To Hire The Best Freelancers 3 Mistakes To Avoid When Writing A Job Posting 3 Things to Write About in Your Journal to Live Your Best Life Upwork The War of Art Follow Emily on Instagram and Facebook Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
55:55 07/12/2022
364: Self-Publishing a Cookbook as an Online Food Creator with Chelsea Cole
Self-publishing two cookbooks, staying organized when writing a cookbook, and tips for writing a cookbook with Chelsea Cole from A Duck’s Oven. ----- Welcome to episode 364 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Chelsea Cole from A Duck’s Oven about self-publishing a cookbook. Self-Publishing a Cookbook We’re so excited to welcome Chelsea back to the podcast after three years! When we last chatted with Chelsea, she had just self-published her first cookbook, and since then, she’s been busy: she has become a full-time blogger and self-published another cookbook. And in this episode, she’s sharing everything she has learned when it comes to planning, writing, designing, self-publishing, and marketing your own cookbook. If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a cookbook one day, you won’t want to miss this episode! In this episode, you’ll learn: What Chelsea learned self-publishing her first cookbook What sous vide is How she earns money as a freelancer How she keeps track of her income and expenses Why she decided to lean into a niche How her cookbooks have created so many opportunities for her How she stayed organized when writing her cookbooks What tools she recommends using to self-publish a cookbook Why she decided to launch her Sous Vide School How she prints her cookbooks and fulfills orders How much she earns per cookbook sale How she teaches others how to self-publish cookbooks Resources: A Duck’s Oven The Cookbook Lab How to Determine Your Cookbook Topic Chelsea’s Income Streams as a Food Blogger 187: How to Self-Publish Your Own Cookbook with Chelsea Cole Pinch of Yum Traffic and Income Reports QuickBooks Self-Employed 097: How to Create a Full-Time Income from Blogging Using The Egg Carton Method with Bjork Ostrom Asana Google Drive Airtable InDesign Canva Sous Vide School Kindle Direct Publishing IngramSpark Follow Chelsea on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
63:28 07/05/2022
363: What Bloggers Need to Know About Google Analytics 4 with Alison Bechdol
Installing Google Analytics 4 and understanding the difference between GA4 and Universal Analytics with Alison Bechdol from Digital-ade. ----- Welcome to episode 363 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Alison Bechdol, our Google Analytics Expert, about Google Analytics 4 and how it will affect bloggers. Google Analytics 4 If you haven’t heard, Google will be sunsetting Universal Analytics in July 2023, and it’s being replaced by Google Analytics 4. But what does that mean for bloggers? At what point should we make the switch to GA4? And what do we need to do to actually make that transition? That’s what we’re chatting about in this episode with Alison, our FBP Google Analytics Expert! She’s sharing how GA4 differs from Universal Analytics, when bloggers should make the switch, how to correctly install GA4, and more. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why Alison decided to launch her business What Google Tag Manager is and how it works How Google Analytics 4 differs from Universal Analytics What events are in GA4 When she advises website owners to install GA4 How to install GA4 How reports work in GA4 How to strategically look at your analytics Resources: Digital-ade Find Alison on FBP Google Analytics Google Tag Manager Introducing Google Analytics 4 (GA4) Google Data Studio Tableau Microsoft Power BI Google Analytics Support Center Google Skillshop Analytics Mania Simo Ahava Semrush Ahrefs Moz Google Ads Follow Alison on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
53:48 06/28/2022
362: How to Increase Your Organic Traffic with Keyword Research with Aleka Shunk
Getting started with keyword research, finding the right keyword research tool, and tracking your keywords with Aleka Shunk from Cooking With Keywords. ----- Welcome to episode 362 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Aleka Shunk from Cooking With Keywords about how to increase your organic traffic through keyword research. Keyword Research Today, we’re really excited to be chatting all about keyword research with Aleka Shunk, the creator of Cooking With Keywords! Since launching her course, Aleka has taught over 900 students about the ins and outs of keyword research, and she’s sharing her best tips to develop a strong keyword research strategy in this episode. You’ll learn what keywords and modifiers are, how to get started with keyword research, what tools you should use, and more. Whether you’re just diving into keyword research for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro, we know you’ll have so many takeaways from this conversation. Enjoy! In this episode, you’ll learn: Why Aleka started focusing on keyword search What keywords and modifiers are How keyword research works What the different phases of keyword research look like What keyword research tools she recommends How to balance passion versus performance publishing Why user intent matters How to get started with keyword research Why it’s important to analyze and track your keywords Resources: Cooking With Keywords Get 10% off any Cooking With Keywords course or coaching service (available for FBP members only) Aleka’s Get-Together Keysearch Semrush Ahrefs Keywords Everywhere Keyword Surfer Substack Follow Aleka on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
55:34 06/21/2022
361: Earning $2,500 in One Day and Traveling Full-Time as a Food Blogger with Eric Samuelson
Earning money through an ad network, traveling full-time as a blogger, and updating old content with Eric Samuelson from Eat Like No One Else. ----- Welcome to episode 361 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Eric Samuelson from Eat Like No One Else about how he monetizes his site and travels full-time with his family as a food blogger. Earning $2,500 in One Day and Traveling Full-Time as a Food Blogger Can you imagine growing your food blog while also traveling full-time? Well, that’s what Eric does! He runs the food blog Eat Like No One Else, and in this episode, you’ll hear how his blog has opened the door to so many new opportunities in his life, from traveling the country full-time with his family to earning $2,500 in ad revenue in a single day. Eric’s story is so incredible, and no matter where you are in your blogging journey, we know you’ll have so many great takeaways from this conversation! In this episode, you’ll learn: How Eric got into food blogging How he shares non-recipe content on his site How he became a full-time food blogger How he monetizes his site Why his traffic skyrockets in Q4 How he travels the country full-time with his family of six Why he decided to launch a podcast Why he focuses so much on updating old content Why he doesn’t compare himself to other bloggers Resources: Eat Like No One Else Pinch of Yum Income and Traffic Reports Best Crab Apple for Eating - Chestnut Crab Mediavine The Feast Plugin Costco Meat Prices 2022 Screenshot Advanced “Jump To” Links Follow Eric on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
58:59 06/14/2022
360: How Eden Westbrook Shifted Her Mindset and Became a Full-Time Food Blogger
Shifting your mindset, finding your niche, and becoming a full-time food blogger with Eden Westbrook from Sweet Tea and Thyme. ----- Welcome to episode 360 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Eden Westbrook from Sweet Tea and Thyme about how she shifted her mindset and became a full-time food blogger. Shifting Your Mindset Today, we’re really excited to share this great conversation with Eden! She’s the recipe developer, photographer, and writer behind the blog, Sweet Tea and Thyme. From joining the military to attending culinary school and working in the restaurant industry, Eden has had quite the journey, and she’s sharing it all in this episode. You’ll hear why she decided to start her blog, where she found the motivation and drive to work towards her blogging goals, how she decided what kind of content to share with her readers, and more. This is such an encouraging interview, and we know you’ll love hearing Eden’s story. Enjoy! In this episode, you’ll learn: What Eden’s career looked like in the military How she got into food blogging How she decided what niche to focus on How she identified what her ideal reader looks like How she shifted her mindset and went all in with her blog What she teaches in The Food Blogging Mastermind Resources: Sweet Tea and Thyme Pinch of Yum Income Reports Cookie and Kate Mediavine The Food Blogging Mastermind Follow Eden on Instagram and Facebook Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
55:29 06/07/2022
359: 5 Mistakes Food Creators Make with Email Marketing with Amy Katz
Growing your email list, increasing your open rate, and earning revenue through email marketing with Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day. ----- Welcome to episode 359 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day about mistakes food creators make with email marketing. Email Marketing Mistakes As content creators, we’ve all heard about the importance of having an email list. But… how do we get readers to sign up for our list? And once they’ve subscribed, how do we entice them to actually open our emails? Amy is here on the podcast to discuss it all! In today’s episode, she’s sharing five common mistakes that food creators make when it comes to email marketing. You’ll also hear what her current email marketing strategy looks like and how she consistently has a 45–50% open rate for her emails. It’s an inspiring conversation that shows just how powerful an email list can be. We hope you enjoy it! In this episode, you’ll learn: How Amy became a full-time food blogger Why she started focusing on email marketing How she entices readers to join her email list Why it’s important to email your list on a regular basis How to increase your email open rate How to make money through email marketing What Amy’s weekly emails to her list look like Resources: Veggies Save The Day ConvertKit AdThrive Follow Amy on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
56:28 05/31/2022
358: How Anela Malik Grew a Successful Subscription-Based Membership Community
Becoming a full-time creator and building a subscription-based membership community with Anela Malik from Feed The Malik and Magic at the Margins. ----- Welcome to episode 358 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Anela Malik from Feed The Malik and Magic at the Margins about how she built a subscription-based membership community. Growing a Successful Subscription-Based Membership Community We’re really excited to share this episode with Anela Malik with you today! In addition to her blog Feed The Malik, Anela also runs Magic at the Margins, a subscription-based membership community. And unlike most content creators, her subscription community is actually her primary focus for revenue. In this episode, she shares why she decided to launch her own subscription community, how she structures her pricing, how she promotes her community on social media, and more. It’s a really inspiring interview that will encourage you to explore all the unique ways you can earn money as a creator! In this episode, you’ll learn: How Anela became a content creator What she learned after going viral on Instagram What type of content she shares online Why she decided to launch her own subscription community How she promotes her subscription community How she structures the pricing for her subscription community How she measures the success of her business Why she views herself as a video-first creator Tips to make short-form videos more engaging How she focuses on identity issues with her content Resources: Feed The Malik Magic at the Margins Patreon Wix Squarespace Canva Adobe Premiere Pro 315: Decolonizing the Food Industry – Sharing African Food, Breaking Down Stereotypes, and Combating Cultural Appropriation with Zoe Adjonyoh Follow Anela on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
59:16 05/24/2022
357: How Content Batching Helped Amanda Scarlati Go From 7,500 to 65k Pageviews in One Year
Batching content, investing in your business, and strategically planning out your content with Amanda Scarlati from Saporito Kitchen. ----- Welcome to episode 357 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Amanda Scarlati from Saporito Kitchen about how content batching helped grow her blog’s traffic. Content Batching From testing recipes to shooting photos to writing blog posts, a lot of work goes into running a food blog. So how can we stay on top of everything that needs to get done each week? Enter: content batching! Instead of jumping from one task to another, try grouping similar tasks in one work period to stay focused and even increase your productivity. In this episode, you’ll hear how Amanda started batching her content, how she plans out her blog posts for the upcoming quarter, and how content batching has dramatically increased her blog’s traffic. In this episode, you’ll learn: How Amanda got into food blogging How she invested in her business and hired certain tasks out How she started batching content How she plans out her blog posts for each quarter How she divides up her tasks throughout the week What her prep sheets for each photoshoot look like What task management tools she uses How content batching impacted her blog’s traffic Resources: Saporito Kitchen Tastemaker Conference Eat Blog Talk Podcast NerdPress Find Casey Markee on FBP The Feast Plugin Airtable Keysearch Keyword Surfer Cooking With Keywords Google Calendar Google Search Console Asana Mediavine Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
49:06 05/17/2022
356: Achieving Financial Independence, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, and Sharing Content Confidently with Jillian Johnsrud
Achieving financial independence, overcoming imposter syndrome, and sharing content confidently with Jillian Johnsrud. ----- Welcome to episode 356 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Jillian Johnsrud about achieving financial independence and sharing content confidently. Achieving Financial Independence We’re so excited we had a chance to talk to Jillian in today’s episode! She is the author of the book, “Fire the Haters: Finding Courage to Create Online in a Critical World,” and she is on a mission to help others build a life that perfectly lines up with their values, passion, and purpose. And in this episode, she’s doing just that! She shares some of her best tips for achieving financial independence, overcoming imposter syndrome, dealing with negative comments, and cultivating a healthy relationship with your work. In this episode, you’ll learn: How Jillian achieved financial independence What her income sources currently look like How she did mini retirements throughout her career What she covers in her book How to not take negative comments about your business personally How to overcome imposter syndrome Resources: Jillian Johnsrud Fire the Haters: Finding Courage to Create Online in a Critical World Mr. Money Mustache The Simple Path to Wealth The 4-Hour Workweek 6 Simple Steps to Taking a Mini Retirement PDF Follow Jillian on Instagram and Twitter Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
60:33 05/10/2022
355: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Food Photography with Joanie Simon
Shooting in manual mode, understanding lighting, and other photography tips with Joanie Simon from The Bite Shot. ----- Welcome to episode 355 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Joanie Simon about ways to improve your food photography. 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Food Photography We’ve all heard the phrase, “We eat with our eyes first,” right? So it should come as no surprise that food content creators place so much emphasis on growing their photography skills! Today, we are talking with one of the biggest names in the food photography space: Joanie Simon from The Bite Shot. She originally came on the podcast three years ago, and it’s been so incredible to see how her business has grown since then. Through her courses, videos, and book, Joanie has taught students all around the world how to improve their food photography. And in this episode, she’s sharing some of her best tips with our listeners! In this episode, you’ll learn: How Joanie got into food photography What her current goals are for her business Easy ways to improve your food photography Why she recommends shooting in manual mode Why lighting is so important for photography Why she loves shooting with artificial light How to get started with tripods and tethering What software she likes to use to edit her photos Why she decided to take a social media break Resources: The Bite Shot The Bite Shot YouTube channel 185: Darkness and Light: A Photographer’s Journey from Addiction to Success with Joanie Simon Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life Tasty Food Photography eBook Sally’s Baking Addiction Pinch of Yum Income and Traffic Reports Clubhouse The Bite Shot Photography Resources The Bite Shot Photography and Video Gear Guide The Modern Proper Half Baked Harvest Adobe Lightroom Capture One Tether Tools CamRanger Follow Joanie on Instagram and YouTube Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
64:27 05/03/2022
354: Sharing Zambian Food and Growing a Freelance Photography Business with Clara Kapelembe Bwali
Growing a freelance photography business, developing your photography skills, and sharing Zambian food with the world with Clara Kapelembe Bwali from Black Garlic. ----- Welcome to episode 354 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Clara Kapelembe Bwali from Black Garlic about how she’s using her business to share Zambian food with the world. Sharing Zambian Food Welcome to episode 354 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Clara Kapelembe Bwali from Black Garlic about how she’s using her business to share Zambian food with the world. Last week on the podcast, Bjork chatted with Jane Ko from A Taste of Koko about her Pinterest strategy as a content creator. To go back and listen to that episode, click here. Sharing Zambian Food We’re really excited to share this episode with Clara from Black Garlic with you today! She’s a freelance food photographer, food stylist, and blogger based in Zambia. Clara has built her business from the ground up, and in this episode, you’ll hear how she has grown her photography skills, booked her first clients, and used social media to share both her photography and Zambian food with the world. Clara’s story is so inspiring, and her passion for her work really shines through in the interview. We hope you enjoy it! In this episode, you’ll learn: How Clara started a catering business Why she decided to rebrand and launch a freelance photography business How she pitched herself to clients How she grew her photography skills How she is working to share Zambian food with the world What business advice she has for food creators How she has made friendships with other creators online Resources: Black Garlic The Bite Shot 185: Darkness and Light: A Photographer’s Journey from Addiction to Success with Joanie Simon Picture Perfect Food: Master the Art of Food Photography with 52 Bite-Sized Tutorials Chikanda recipe Lumanda with Pounded Groundnuts recipe TinyBit Wood Kitchen ZM Clariti Follow Clara on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
55:39 04/26/2022
353: Getting the Most Out of Pinterest as a Content Creator in 2022 with Jane Ko
Creating a strong Pinterest strategy, leaning into the new features on Pinterest, and repurposing content for different platforms with Jane Ko from A Taste of Koko. ----- Welcome to episode 353 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Jane Ko from A Taste of Koko about her Pinterest strategy as a content creator. Getting the Most Out of Pinterest Today, we’re really excited to be chatting all about Pinterest with Jane Ko! She runs A Taste of Koko, a food and travel blog focused specifically on Austin, Texas. And since she has been blogging since 2010, her content and social media strategy has definitely evolved over the years. In this episode, you’ll hear what her revenue streams are as a content creator, what her current Pinterest strategy looks like, how she repurposes content across different social media platforms, and more. Enjoy! In this episode, you’ll learn: What type of content Jane shares on her blog What her revenue streams look like as a content creator How she works with brands What her Pinterest strategy looks like How she uses static pins, idea pins, and video pins What it’s like working with a Pinterest marketing agency How she repurposes content for different social media platforms What it’s like running a personal brand Resources: A Taste of Koko Koko’s Guide To Austin FBP Live Q&A: The State of Pinterest – available for FBP members only Simple Pin Media Mediavine Blippi Follow Jane on Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group Check out the Food Blogger Pro YouTube channel (and subscribe while you’re there!) If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
52:34 04/19/2022
352: How to Optimize Your Ad Revenue with Paul Bannister and Courtney Kahn from AdThrive
Focusing on quality content, optimizing your ad revenue, and understanding how the cookieless future will affect ad networks and publishers with Paul Bannister and Courtney Kahn from AdThrive. ----- Welcome to episode 352 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Paul Bannister and Courtney Kahn from AdThrive about optimizing ad revenue. How to Optimize Your Ad Revenue Today, we’re really excited to be chatting about all things advertising with two members of the AdThrive team, Paul Bannister and Courtney Kahn! Ads are one of the best ways to earn passive income from a blog, so it’s not surprising that many food bloggers place a lot of emphasis on increasing their ad revenue. And in this episode, Paul and Courtney are sharing all their expert advice on just that topic: how to optimize your ads and increase your earnings. You’ll also hear what changes will be coming soon to the ad industry, how the ad industry works behind the scenes, and more. In this episode, you’ll learn: How Google is planning to phase out third-party cookies on Chrome How the cookieless future will affect ad networks and publishers Why quality content and engagement is so important How to create the optimal ad experience on your site How to increase your ad revenue Why advertisers have started focusing more on video Why you should set up a video sitemap How programmatic advertising works What’s coming next for the ad industry Why it’s so important to diversify your revenue streams Resources: AdThrive AdThrive Blog What Your Favorite Sad Dad Band Says About You Ira Glass quote Pinch of Yum January Meal Planning Bootcamp Frederick Buechner quote Follow AdThrive on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Register for the Keyword Research Live Q&A Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group Check out the Food Blogger Pro YouTube channel (and subscribe while you’re there!) If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
63:28 04/12/2022
351: Understanding Data Collection, GDPR, and CCPA as a Content Creator with Danielle Liss
Diversifying your revenue streams as an influencer, understanding GDPR and CCPA, and protecting your business with Danielle Liss from Businessese and LISS Legal. ----- Welcome to episode 351 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Danielle Liss from Businessese and LISS Legal about understanding data collection, GDPR, and CCPA. Understanding Data Collection, GDPR, and CCPA We’ve probably all heard the terms GDPR and CCPA at one point or another… but what do they actually mean? And how do they impact us as content creators? That’s what we’re discussing in this episode with Danielle Liss! She’s our Legal Expert here at Food Blogger Pro, and she’s coming back on the podcast today to chat all about data collection and important legal considerations to keep in mind as influencers. It’s a great episode, and Danielle is fantastic at communicating complex legal topics in an easy-to-understand manner. Enjoy! In this episode, you’ll learn: How Danielle helps digital creators Unique ways you can earn money as an influencer Some important legal considerations to keep in mind when monetizing your business What GDPR is and why it’s important for influencers How you might be collecting data on your visitors What CCPA is and how to become compliant How you can work with Danielle Resources: LISS Legal Businessese 273: Protecting Your Content – Policies and Trademarks and Disclaimers…oh my! with Danielle Liss 218: Monetization – Display Ad Strategy, Finding Your Sponsored Content Rate, and Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers 216: Content – Are Recipes Copyrightable, Layers in Food Photography, and New Resources for Food Bloggers 147: GDPR for Influencers with Danielle Liss 116: Answering Questions about Sponsored Content with Danielle Liss and the Pinch of Yum Team 099: Sponsored Content and Getting Paid What Your Work is Worth with Danielle Liss General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Check out our Businessese Deals! – available for FBP members only Pinch of Yum Privacy Policy Reach out to Danielle via email and follow her on Instagram Meet the other Food Blogger Pro Experts Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group Check out the Food Blogger Pro YouTube channel (and subscribe while you’re there!) If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
53:23 04/05/2022
350: Results and Takeaways from the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Listener Survey
Setting actionable goals, working through common struggles as a food creator, and more takeaways from the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Listener Survey. ----- Welcome to episode 350 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork shares some of the main takeaways from our recent Podcast Listener Survey. Podcast Listener Survey Results We recently asked our podcast listeners to participate in a Food Blogger Pro Podcast Listener Survey, and we’re so excited to share the results with you today! In this episode, you’ll learn more about our podcast listeners — how they’re sharing content in the world, how they’re monetizing their businesses, and what social media platforms they find the most useful in helping them grow their following. Aside from that, you’ll also hear about some of their current traffic and monetization goals, struggles they’re facing as content creators, and tools they’re using to level up their businesses. We hope you enjoy learning more about our audience in this survey recap episode! In this episode, you’ll learn: Some of the key takeaways from our recent Food Blogger Pro Podcast Listener Survey Some monetization, traffic, and business goals that survey participants have Tips for making your goals more achievable Some struggles that survey participants are currently experiencing Tips for building community and connecting with other creators Some tools that survey participants are using to grow their businesses Resources: Google Workspace Airtable Asana Clariti Canva Adobe Creative Cloud Trello Notion Evernote Grammarly CoSchedule Microsoft Excel WP Recipe Maker Yoast SEO WP Rocket WP Tasty The Feast Plugin ShortPixel WPZOOM Create by Mediavine Grow Social by Mediavine Jetpack Akismet Imagify Google Web Stories Rank Math WP-Optimize Nutrifox ConvertKit Creating Content courses – available for FBP members! Instagram for Food Bloggers course – available for FBP members! Keyword Research Live Q&A – available for everyone Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group Check out the Food Blogger Pro YouTube channel (and subscribe while you’re there!) If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
22:09 03/29/2022
349: How to Live More Sustainably and Avoid Food Waste as a Food Blogger with Marley Goldin
Making conscious decisions about food, living more sustainably, and avoiding food waste as a food blogger with Marley Goldin from Marley's Menu. ----- Welcome to episode 349 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Marley Goldin from Marley’s Menu about how to live sustainably and avoid food waste as a food blogger. How to Live More Sustainably and Avoid Food Waste On average, over 40% of food gets tossed annually in the United States, and a large majority of that food waste happens at home. So as both individuals and food bloggers, it’s important that we make conscious decisions about our food. But what are some easy changes we can implement to live and eat more sustainably? And as food bloggers, when we’re testing lots of recipes, how can we limit food waste? We’re answering all of those questions (and more) in this episode with Marley Goldin! As a food blogger with a background in environmental science, she is an advocate for making sustainable food choices, and she’s sharing her best tips and advice to show how small changes to our daily lives can make a big impact over time. In this episode, you’ll learn: How Marley got interested in sustainability How she shares sustainability tips on her blog How to avoid food waste as a food blogger What topic clusters are Tips to live a bit more sustainably Resources: Marley’s Menu Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms Flume Water What Does “Rainforest Alliance Certified” Mean? Nest Thermostat Goodwill Rent the Runway Nuuly Do Our Food Choices Matter? Advantages of Composting Follow Marley on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group Check out the Food Blogger Pro YouTube channel (and subscribe while you’re there!) If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
58:28 03/22/2022
348: Leaning into a Niche, Blogging as a Creative Outlet, and Embracing Each Step of the Journey with Camila Hurst
Narrowing your content focus, growing traffic by focusing on SEO and Pinterest, and blogging as a creative outlet with Camila Hurst from Pies and Tacos. ----- Welcome to episode 348 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Camila Hurst from Pies and Tacos about leaning into a niche and blogging as a creative outlet. Leaning into a Niche Today, we’re so excited to be chatting with Camila Hurst from Pies and Tacos! She has been blogging since 2017, and while she originally started out posting both savory and sweet recipes, she has now shifted her focus to primarily sharing content about macarons. In this episode, you’ll hear why she decided to narrow her content focus, how blogging has been such an important creative outlet for her over the years, and how she’s been leveling up her business by growing her team. No matter where you are in your blogging journey, we know that you’ll find Camila’s story and insights both inspiring and encouraging. We hope you enjoy this episode! In this episode, you’ll learn: How Camila started sharing recipes online and launched her blog How cooking and meditation helped get her through a difficult season in life How she narrowed her content focus and leaned into a niche How she grew her traffic by focusing on SEO and Pinterest What tasks she decided to outsource for her business What she shares in her Macaron School What her different revenue streams look like Why she’s hoping to create a course soon How she works with a video editor Resources: Pies and Tacos No Diets Allowed Everything Food Conference Meditate - Marisa Peer Julie Ela Grace - Insight Timer Clariti Ezoic Pinch of Yum Income and Traffic Reports Mediavine Simple Pin Media Email on Autopilot Macaron School Macaron School Cookbook Fantastic Filled Cupcakes Cookbook AdThrive Adobe Premiere Pro Adobe Lightroom Tailwind Upwork Follow Camila on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group Check out the Food Blogger Pro YouTube channel (and subscribe while you’re there!) If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
56:05 03/15/2022
347: Building Accessible Websites – Writing Good Alt Text, Identifying Issues, and Creating Content That’s Accessible for Everyone with Bet Hannon
Identifying accessibility issues, writing accessibility policies, and writing good alt text with Bet Hannon from Bet Hannon Business Websites. ----- Welcome to episode 347 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Bet Hannon from Bet Hannon Business Websites about how to build an accessible website. Building Accessible Websites As food bloggers, it’s so important that we make our websites accessible and that we share content with the world that everyone can enjoy, including those with disabilities. But how exactly do you create an accessible website? How do you know if your site has accessibility issues? That’s what Bet is here to talk about today! In this episode, we dive deep into the world of accessibility, from writing alt text correctly to identifying issues that you should consider fixing on your site to ensure that everyone can enjoy the content you’re publishing. In this episode, you’ll learn: How Bet helps build accessible websites What screen readers do Why alt text is so important Why it’s important to properly nest headers How to identify accessibility issues on your website Why accessibility lawsuits happen How to include an accessibility policy on your website How to make your videos accessible How to get a tax credit for accessibility expenses How website insurance works How Bet’s website accessibility audits work Resources: Bet Hannon Business Websites TinyBit Curbly Google Search Console WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Form 8826, Disabled Access Credit Nebula Media Group AAAtraq Clariti Follow Bet on Facebook and Twitter Complete the Podcast Listener Survey for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card! Join the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group Check out the Food Blogger Pro YouTube channel (and subscribe while you’re there!) If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to podcast@foodbloggerpro.com. Learn more about joining the Food Blogger Pro community at foodbloggerpro.com/membership
52:23 03/08/2022