How to Make a Media Kit for Your Food Blog

There are lots of different ways that food creators can monetize their businesses. While ad networks might be the main source of income for food bloggers with significant traffic, the income from running ads on your site can be less than satisfactory if you’re getting just a few thousand page views per month.

Alternatively, working directly with brands can be a reliable source of income if you are able to start and maintain a sponsorship. For most food bloggers, developing a blog media kit is the first step in the brand partnership journey!

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Foods Trending This Spring

Snow is melting, days are getting longer, and spring is in the air! While we love the holidays and cozy winter foods, you can’t deny the excitement that spring weather brings. Not to mention all of the fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are coming into season. It’s a great time of year to be a food blogger!

If you’re brainstorming content for the next few months of spring, you’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite foods trending this spring.

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7 Mistakes Food Bloggers Make When Writing Recipes

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As food bloggers, one of the most important things we do is… well, write recipes, of course!

And a lot goes into the recipe writing process: coming up with ideas for new recipes, testing a recipe until it’s perfect, writing down the instructions in a concise way, formatting the recipe on a blog post, and so on.

The more you create recipes, the more you’ll perfect your process, but in this post, we wanted to share some common recipe writing mistakes we see bloggers make. Hopefully you’ll be able to learn a thing or two to help level up the recipes that you share online!

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How to Correctly Attribute a Recipe

As food bloggers and recipe developers, inspiration for recipes can come from many different places. Your grandmother’s famous pound cake, a new product at the grocery store, your local Italian restaurant, and yes, other published recipes can all get your creative cooking juices flowing. 

There are lots of food blogs and cookbooks out in the world, and it’s only natural that you take inspiration from them. Whether you need a little guidance on the process for a complicated baking technique, or want to riff on a unique flavor combination in someone else’s recipe, recipe adaption can come in many different forms.

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6 Ways You Can Make Money with Your Email List

Did you know  that one-third of content creators send weekly emails, and less than 26% send an email monthly? Why are so many bloggers, content creators, and marketers leaving money on the table? 

In my experience as an email marketing strategist, most bloggers aren’t taking full advantage of the opportunities their email list offers because they simply don’t know the strategies they have at their disposal.

Many people start and run email lists because “that’s just what you do” as a blogger, but there is a magical realm of high return on investment, or ROI, you can step into, if you know a few solid strategies and how to implement them!

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What are Idea Pins and How Can Food Creators Use Them?

Social media platforms are constantly updating and changing, and it can be exhausting to keep track of those updates to stay current. Pinterest is no exception to this rule! They announced Idea Pins in the spring of 2021 and have been tweaking them ever since.

Love it or hate it, Pinterest is an important traffic driver for food blogs. And based on advice from our Pinterest Expert, Kate Ahl, we know that using a variety of pin formats (Static Pins, Idea Pins, Video Pins) on Pinterest can help improve your performance on the platform and result in greater growth than using Static Pins alone.

So… what are Idea Pins? I’m so glad you asked!

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