If you browse around the internet, you'll notice that people all over the world are blogging and making money doing it!
These are people just like you; people with little experience, without a background in computer science, or a big bank account to dig into. They used programs like Google Blogger (blogger.com) or WordPress (WordPress.org) to quickly and easily set up their blogs, often at no cost. Now all you have to ask yourself is what hobby or niche should you blog about?
A food blog can be the perfect choice for people who have tried recipes and thought they could do something different, more exciting, or just plain better.
It's a great way to tell others about new recipes, ideas, and products available in the world of cooking, as well as sharing regional specialties. But, don't worry if you can't cook. You can write a cooking blog for others who are learning to cook. How much fun would it be to share your successes as well as your “hope you don't chip a tooth” muffins? Starting a recipe blog can be a wonderful way to share your interest and make money in the process. If cooking is your passion (or even if it isn't) — a recipe blog may be a profitable way to get a taste of online business.
The skills needed to start blogging about cooking are simple.
You need a talent or love of cooking. You don't need to know all the fancy gourmet cooking terms; you just need to know how to put a dish together that tastes good.
You also need to be able to write your recipes in an organized, concise, and easy-to-follow format. You may want to be able to use a digital camera, or find someone who can, in order to take pictures of your food, or you could use publicly licensed photos of food that you find on the internet. Of course, you'll need patience. Every blog has a unproductive period at first, so don't get discouraged. It will take time for your blog to build and for people to find you.
There are several ways you can turn your recipes and cooking blog into a money-making business. You can choose just one of these options or do a mix of them.
Here are some ideas…
Make Money by Selling Products: A person who loves to cook, often loves all the kitchen paraphernalia that comes along with it. If you have gadgets and cookbooks available to purchase on your blog, you can reap the rewards that the retail markets are enjoying. You can share your recipes, cooking tips, opinions, and sell products all at the same time. Nice little income producing idea.
Make Money by Selling Advertising: Once your blog gets noticed, and traffic starts coming your way, you'll find advertising on your blog to be a nice, profitable way to generate income. This is something to keep in mind, but you won't really hit your stride making money with this method until you start getting readers. Just file this idea away so you can start making your plans.
Make Money by Selling Your Blog: If you've been noticed by the search engines and media, you have arrived! Now may be the time to consider selling your blog for the big bucks. (Some blogs have sold for millions.) You can also create blogs for sale when you get this good.
With some focused time and creativity, you should be able to develop a recipe blog that is uniquely yours, a place to post your favorite family recipes, restaurant secrets, cooking disasters, or other information you want to share in the world of cooking. But, thinking isn't doing — you've got to act in order to succeed.
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