091: Optimizing Recipes for SEO with Joost De Valk from Yoast SEO


by Raquel on Mar 28, 2017 in Podcast

Should you delete old content, SEO in other languages, structured data for recipes, and repurposing old content with Joost de Valk from Yoast SEO.

Welcome to episode 91 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork interviews Joost de Valk, the founder of Yoast SEO, about optimizing SEO for your food blog.

SEO is something we bloggers hear a LOT about. It’s so important! But it can also be really confusing, even with the abundance of information out there.

Fortunately, there are tools such as the Yoast SEO plugin to help us navigate this often confusing landscape. Yoast SEO was founded by Joost de Valk and is one of the most popular WordPress plugins in use today. That’s… kind of a big deal. Joost met with Bjork for this interview to discuss a wide range of SEO topics, including why SEO matters for your recipes and how you can optimize it.

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090: How a Legislative Assistant Created Her Own Path to Working for Herself with Brita Britnell


by Raquel on Mar 21, 2017 in Podcast

Making money outside of your blog, quitting your job, and finding a service in demand with Brita Britnell.

Welcome to episode 90 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork chats with Brita Britnell about how she stepped off the beaten blogging path and found a new way to work for herself.

Most bloggers start on their blogging journey hoping to eventually work full-time for themselves on their blog. While this is definitely an admirable and achievable goal, some bloggers have found that this is not the only way.

Brita started making videos for her blog about a year ago and unexpectedly found that she absolutely loved it. She knew there was demand for bloggers to create video, but she also knew that most bloggers just didn’t have the time to learn a new skill. So, she started making videos for other bloggers and found the demand so great that she had to start a waitlist for clients. In just a few months she was able to leave her job and work for herself doing something that she loved. Today, she’s here to share her story.

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New Course: Food Video: Editing in Final Cut Pro X


by Alexa on Mar 16, 2017 in New Courses

Learn how to edit your food videos with Final Cut Pro X with our new course! || foodbloggerpro.com

Hi, friends! Guess what?

It’s new course day! Can I get a woot woot?

If you’ve been following along, you know that food video has been a huge focus for us in the past few months. We’ve covered the tools you’ll need, we’ve showed you how to plan your shoot, and we’ve taken you behind the scenes of a Pinch of Yum shoot.

Next comes editing. We’ve covered editing in iMovie and in Adobe Premiere Pro, but today we’re covering the editing software that the Pinch of Yum team uses every week to make their awesome recipe videos: Final Cut Pro X.

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089: How to Build a Plane with Alexa, Jasmine & Raquel from Food Blogger Pro


by Raquel on Mar 14, 2017 in Podcast

Our best advice for new (or experienced) bloggers, how to manage an affiliate program, and where you can find what to blog about in the coming month.

Welcome to episode 89 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork interviews FBP team members Alexa, Jasmine, and Raquel about what goes on behind the scenes, and what they’ve learned about blogging during their time as FBP employees.

Alright, alright. This episode is not really about building a plane. Not a real one, at least! But “building a plane” is an analogy we use nearing the end of the episode when we talk about the most important advice we would give to new (or experienced) bloggers. This advice is so important, in my humble opinion, that I’m wiling to give you a free pass and tell you to skip right to the end if you only have 5 minutes to listen.

If you’ve got more than 5 minutes, settle on in for a listen about how we run Food Blogger Pro behind the scenes, and how you can use the same tools, processes, and techniques as we do to take your blog to the next level.

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088: How We Run Pinch of Yum with Alana Woolley & Jenna Arend


by Raquel on Mar 07, 2017 in Podcast

How Pinch of Yum employs full-time workers, communicating on a remote team, finding what works with video, and tips for working remotely.

Welcome to episode 88 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork interviews two key Pinch of Yum employees, Alana Woolley and Jenna Arend, about what goes on behind the scenes of Pinch of Yum.

If you’re not a food blogger, it might seem like it’s a job that would be easy to do in your free time. If you are a food blogger, you know that there’s way more time that goes into it than that!

Many people are surprised to hear that Pinch of Yum employs a team of people, 3 of whom work full-time, to keep the blog up and running. Alana and Jenna are two of those people - Alana is the Pinch of Yum Video Specialist, and Jenna is the Pinch of Yum Office Manager. Today, they’re here to break it down for us and talk about how it all works.

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087: How to Take Permission and Grow Your Business with Andy Traub


by Raquel on Feb 28, 2017 in Podcast

What it means to take permission, the ugly truth about online marketing, and how to genuinely connect with influencers with Andy Traub.

Welcome to episode 87 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork chats with Andy Traub, a business coach who specializes in helping you take permission in your career.

The phrase “take permission” might settle a bit weird in your brain. Don’t you ask for permission?

That’s exactly what Andy’s all about. He feels that for your business to really thrive, you have to be comfortable with simply taking permission. Take permission to start. Take permission to invest. Take permission to learn. This mindset is crucial to not only finding success as an entrepreneur, but also finding out what your best, most useful skills and roles are in your business. With this mindset, you can really see your business grow.

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Trending Now in Food Blogging - March


by Alexa on Feb 23, 2017 in Trending Now

Find out what's trending in searches in March - St. Patrick's Day, yoga, cake, & more!

Hello, friends! Happy [almost] March!

Can you believe it? <– I feel like I start all of these posts with this line. But I feel like 2017 is flying by.

March is an interesting month for search trends. It seems like there really is no rhyme or reason for some of the recipes readers are searching for in March, but with a little creativity, you can serve your readers some mouthwatering eats that are perfect for this time of year.

Ready? Let’s dive in.

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086: How to Make a Successful Career Change with Jon Acuff


by Raquel on Feb 21, 2017 in Podcast

Reinvent your Mondays, transition to a new career, and start Do Overs in all areas of life with Jon Acuff.

Welcome to episode 86 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork chats with Jon Acuff, a New York Times bestselling author who helps you work a job you love.

While many entrepreneur-motivators will promote the strategy of quitting your job first, then figuring your new career out later, Jon Acuff takes a different stance. In his most recent book, Do Over, Jon talks about preparing yourself for a new career well before you ever need to actually start one.

Jon’s books have helped thousands of people reinvent their Mondays, transition to a new career, and start Do Overs in all areas of life.

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085: 9 million visitors & 450 contributors: the Story of Her View From Home with Leslie Means


by Raquel on Feb 14, 2017 in Podcast

Working with contributors, monetizing from day 1, and finding your support person with Leslie Means from Her View From Home

Welcome to episode 85 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork chats with Leslie Means, cofounder of Her View From Home, about scaling her website to over 450 contributors and 9 million visitors per month.

Leslie Means started her website just like many of us did - with a passion and a dream. However, instead of the typical create-publish-promote-repeat agenda, she took a bit of a different path: she wanted to publish articles from contributors and pay those authors based on article performance.

Today, Her View From Home has over 9 million monthly visitors and pulls from a pool of 450 contributors. The business is thriving, and Leslie is here to tell us all about it.

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New Course: Food Video: Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro


by Alexa on Feb 09, 2017 in New Courses

Learn how to edit your food videos with Adobe Premiere Pro with our new course on Food Blogger Pro!

Do you hear that?

That’s the sound of a viral recipe video, perfectly fitted for Instagram and Facebook, flawlessly edited, getting liked, commented on, and shared by the minute!

Pretty much the dream for a food blogger, right?

But it doesn’t need to be a dream anymore; it’s time for our brand new food video course, Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro!

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084: New Year’s Motivation: 1% Infinity


by Raquel on Feb 07, 2017 in Podcast

Gratitude, constant growth, and keeping overwhelm at bay.

Welcome to episode 84 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork talks about gratitude, constant growth, and keeping blog overwhelm at bay.

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083: The 1% Infinity Improvement Plan with Marly McMillen from the Chopped Podcast


by Raquel on Jan 31, 2017 in Podcast

How Lindsay organizes her day, how to apply 1% infinity to your daily life, and where Bjork got his name.

Welcome to episode 83 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, we’re playing an episode from the Chopped Podcast with Marly McMillen.

In this episode, Marly covers a lot of ground with Bjork and Lindsay. They talk about how Lindsay organizes her days, what it means to practice 1% infinity every day, and, my personal favorite, she asks them some random questions that were really fun to hear their answers to, like where Bjork’s name came from.

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Trending Now in Food Blogging - February


by Alexa on Jan 26, 2017 in Trending Now

Find out what's trending in searches in February - Valentine's Day, chocolate, vitamins, & more!

Hello, friends! How’s it going? Can you believe January is already almost done?!

It’s amazing how fast time flies, especially when you’re planning your yearly goals for your blog. Page views, social shares, content management…it can all be a bit difficult to manage.

But, I’m here to help you out a bit with another Trending Now in Food Blogging post! For those of you who are just tuning in for the first time, these articles are designed to help you figure out what your readers want to see in the upcoming month so that you can get ahead and plan out your editorial calendar for the month.

Here’s what’s trending in February:

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082: How a 4th Grade Teacher Built a $20k/mo Blog with Andrew from Mixergy


by Raquel on Jan 24, 2017 in Podcast

Why they pushed forward after initial non-success, how she rose above negative comments, and why being vulnerable draws people in.

Welcome to episode 82 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, we’re playing an episode from the Mixergy podcast with Andrew Warner.

In this episode, Andrew chats with Lindsay about Pinch of Yum’s history and where they are today. Andrew takes the time to dig deep and ask some really interesting questions that wouldn’t normally get asked, and Lindsay’s answers might just help you understand what’s going on with your blog a bit better.

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081: The Mistake that Bloggers Make that Hinders Success from Martin Luenendonk


by Raquel on Jan 17, 2017 in Podcast

The thing that can hinder you from blogging success, what keeps Pinch of Yum running, and why they create digital products instead of physical ones.

Welcome to episode 81 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, we’re playing an episode from the Cleverism podcast with Martin Luenendonk.

In this episode, Martin goes over the beginning story of Pinch of Yum with Bjork, and then they dive into some quick but targeted questions about what keeps Pinch of Yum running. My personal favorite: Bjork divulges the #1 mistake he sees bloggers make that can hinder their success.

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